It’s really hard to believe how fast time is moving. I really do feel like I just sent out my last blog post a few short days ago. As I’m writing to you, I’m sitting at my kitchen table listening to music, preparing my brain to release all the thoughts I would like to share with you. There continues to be so much goodness, which is such an amazing thing. What I enjoy the most from these newsletters, though, is you coming up to me or mentioning during a conversation how much you enjoy reading these newsletters and how much my journey resonates with you. That gives me so much joy, thank you!
This past month, two major things stood out -
Esscents of Flowers had the honor of being apart of a couple notable events within this last month. The first event was providing arrangements for Kapor Center Social Impact’s red carpet event dedicated their lovely space in Oakland. It was such an honor to be apart of this event and a great learning experience all around. I was able to make connections with amazing people that I have never met prior to this event. Please check out my Instagram page to see pictures from this event!
The next event I did this past month was MAJOR... Esscents of Flowers was chosen to be the floral vendor for a very special wedding. This gave me a glimpse into what it would be like to work in the wedding industry and also provided me with so many lessons. What are some of the lessons you ask?
You always need more time than you think. Planning is so essential. But, what I have learned is with all my planning, I need to allow for some additional time in conjunction with what I plan. The reason this is so important to me is because, once I start operating my my creative space, I come up with several ideas and want to act on them all. I get inspired by how a flower looks in a certain position or propped up next to another flower and I start to divert from my original vision. Once I realize this, I have to reign myself in, and by this time, I have spent about thirty precious minutes chasing another look. I’m working on this :)
Be confident in my design(s). I am good enough, I can do this, I will do this and it will be perfection!
Check out the pictures from the wedding on the Esscents of Flowers website!
When it comes to advertisements, I am very proud to share that I am now advertising with WeddingWire!!! Yes, thee WeddingWire almost every soon-to-be bride and groom goes to to research how to plan their wedding. Crazy, right? I am also on Yelp! So if you’ve purchased something from Esscents in the past, please visit the site and leave a review! I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that Esscents of Flowers is real, let alone searchable!!!
Last thing! With the new logo, I was able to redesign my business cards. Let me know what you think!?
This is really the last thing, I promise :) Esscents of Flowers will be having a Pop-Up Shop this coming Saturday, August 20th. We will be located at 3719 MacArthur starting at 8am. Grab a bite at Sequoia Diner, then come buy yourself a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Until next time :)
Love and peace,
Ariana Marbley, Esscents of Flowers