Real Weddings: Ashley & Ty

Thanks to Chris Miller at Imagine imagery for these lovely shots!  And of course to the beautiful couple.  Our best wishes to all you beautiful lovers out there getting married this weekend!

When wedding planning, assume nothing.

Planning your wedding? Or any special event? Good rule of thumb: Assume Nothing.

Really! Nothing. Always specify (in writing if possible) what you’ve planned for, asked for, paid for, hoped for and wished for.

Especially when it comes to hopes and wishes, please please please don’t expect partners, fiancées and vendors to read your minds. Much to my disappointment (what I wouldn’t give to see inside the minds of the Mother In Laws..) people do not acquire psychic powers during the wedding planning process. Here are some examples of assuming gone awry:

Don’t say to an honor attendant going to your wedding rehearsal: “I’ll see you there” and assume you actually will. In her mind (she’s the rowdy one) you’ll see her there…perhaps after the wedding, hung over from a night out clubbing.

Don’t say to your caterer: “I love beef, so just be creative”  and assume you’ll get a lovely beef entreé, just like you imagined. Your caterer really is creative, and has always harbored a wedding planning fantasy: a reproduction of the Venus De Milo made out of steak tartare.

Have a particular image in mind for your wedding? Let your vendors know.

Have a particular image in mind for your wedding? Let your vendors know.

Don’t say to your brother, “Yes! Make a toast! Funny childhood stories and such” and then be surprised when he tells the guests about you stuffing your bra, or pretending to be ringmaster of the circus. At nineteen.

So you catch my drift. Assume nothing! Make it all very clear, and then enjoy the result of your very-well-communicated labors: just the wedding you wanted.

Be well and love well.

Dinah

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Thank you, everyone! We love Palm Springs!

What a wonderful Valentine’s Day! We love our community, and need to thank you.  We’ll call it my “Academy Awards speech” post. First I’d like to thank my agent…

Well no.  First we have to thank our designers, our amazing staff and everyone who came to pitch in on this incredibly busy day.  Also an extra big thank you to Alan, who drives to and from Los Angeles to fetch beautiful blooms for our arrangements, and then sets to work creating what can only be described as fine art with flowers.

And who could forget the captain of the ship – Gregory – keeping us all on course, ship-shape and sailing towards Mother’s Day.

But most of all it’s you; our clients, friends, families and fans who keep us doing what we do. Thank you for your support, Desert Cities! We’re so proud to be YOUR Little Flower Shop! We love you!

Be well, and love well.

-My Little Flower Shop

We are YOUR little flower shop too!

We are YOUR little flower shop too!

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