weekend update: a gilded wedding, packing boxes, and date night

Whew!! This weekend was insane. And I mean insane in every essence of the word, but in the best possible way. Taylor + Joey’s wedding was on Saturday and the LLD team was in full force. My husband was even there to help with the moving of tables and chairs to get things exactly as I had drawn up in floor plans and discussed with the bride and her amazingly sweet mother. I always have big time butterflies before and during each wedding, but especially right before the bride + groom see the venue all set up, and I hand off the florals that I’ve designed, waiting for a reaction. But when I gave T her bouquet and she and her mother started to cry tears of happy joy, I knew it was a good thing and I could breathe knowing that they were happy with the end result! For this past weekend’s wedding, I did all of the above - planning, styling, and floral design - so it was a triple whammy and I could not have done it without my amazing team who rocked it.

Really, that was it for the weekend - wedding prep, floral arrangements, detail-finishing, and wedding day. Oh, we did sneak in a little mini date night last night, with dinner at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants followed by movie night - Batman! LOVED it, BTW. But now, we’re on to the next chapter, and our apartment is filled with moving boxes because we are moving to the east bay this Friday! I can’t wait to get in to our new place, with a space designated just for LLD, and another space designated for LLD florals, oh, and storage galore! We’ve been living in the city (though living in the marina it hardly feels like a city) for just about 4 years, and the time has come to move to the sunshine. Our new place will have me positioned closer to wine country, which is where 95% of my weddings take place, and will have a yard for Rhody to run around in when I’m working from home and he’s sitting there staring at me like “why can’t we go to the park?” Long story short? We can’t wait. The packing, though? Not a fan :) Oh well, one thing at a time, right?

Hope you all had a great weekend! See you back here tomorrow!

  • Anni says on August 6, 2012 Reply

    Good luck with the move! Hope the packing is as quick and painless as possible, and you get settled in quickly. I know Rhody will love the yard. :)

  • Jessica says on August 6, 2012 Reply

    Congrats on the lovely wedding… and the move! WooHoo!

  • Caitlin says on August 6, 2012 Reply

    woohoo!! Congrats on the new place cous!

  • Christina says on August 6, 2012 Reply

    YAY yo the wedding going so good and smooth! thats so sweet that they cried when they saw the bouquets :) so exciting about the new move! closer to where you mostly work, 2 rooms for your work and a big yard? sounds great to me! hope you share it all with us! and good luck with the move :)

  • Laura *You Stir Me* says on August 6, 2012 Reply

    the wedding looks marvelous, darling! Go team, LLD! Good luck with the move and settling into the new place….it sounds perfect for you three! XO

  • Paper Moss says on August 7, 2012 Reply

    Beautiful! can’t wait to see more pics from the wedding :) Hope the rest of the packing goes well this week!!

  • naomi says on August 8, 2012 Reply

    Hate, hate, packing! As I was reading this I thought, “She needs a place for her flowers.” Then the next line you answered my thought. I’m happy for you. Cannot wait to see how you decorate this place. Congratulations, Gina!

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