The Wedding Day The Couple: Courtney and Yashama (Shama) Thompson City of Wedding: Azle, Texas The Venue: The Orchard Wedding Date: August 18 2018 Befitting Act of Love Sentimental, heartwarming and endearing are three words I would use to describe Courtney and Shama’s wedding. The couple’s intimate ceremony featured so many touching moments, like the washing of the feet, planting ceremony and having family and friends form a circle of love around them. How they met and fell in love Courtney is a consultant and Shama is Professor and their paths crossed on the internet. These two love birds met online and fell in love. The online platform that they met on was Black People Meet. For those of you who still don’t believe you can find love online, I beg to differ with you. There are so many couples who successfully find love online like these two did. The Wedding The two chose The Orchard as their wedding venue because the property had cabins that could accommodate lodging for family and friends. The couple’s intimate ceremony was attended by…

I truly love the summer season because of all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available. I seem to eat healthier during the summer months then I do in the winter months for that simple reason. When it’s hot outside, I rarely turn on my oven or use my stove. In the summer, I prepare meals that are quick and easy using lots of fresh produce like I did with this greek salad. This Greek Salad is full of good for you vitamins and minerals so you don’t have to feel guilty at all indulging. This salad is not one of those pretty delicate salads, it’s a bold salad with big bites of vegetables drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette and topped with a pile of feta cheese. I know you will enjoy! Please leave a comment or post a picture of your rendition of this salad, I’d love to see how yours turned out. Check out this Garden Fresh Summer Soup, it’s a perfect compliment to this Summer Greek Salad.

Love, Marriage and Baby New parents Dr. Renesha Butler-Guilliod and Patrick Guilliod married on September 3, 2016, and have recently become the proud parents of a sweet baby girl on…

The Wedding of Tarrolyn & Jonathan Venue: Sixty Five Hundred @sixtyfivehundred Date: July 1, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm in the afternoon Color Palette: Hues of pink, cream with gold accents…

How much can I expect to spend? Many people in general who don’t work in the wedding or floral industry don’t know how much floral designs cost.  In fact, some couples are shocked and offended when they provide a vision board of the designs they want to a floral designer and receive their cost proposal. That’s because, what is seen in a beautiful wedding photo of flowers is the design but not the costs of that design.  Also, because couples are being marketed to so heavily on so many different outlets, they equate this over saturation with lower cost. In reality, you can research pretty much anything on the internet but the exact cost of your wedding floral is not something you can easily find information on because there are so many other factors that impact the cost. Since there are so many contributing factors to the cost of your wedding flowers, the best way to budget is by allocating a percentage of your overall wedding budget as your starting point and work with your floral designer on customizing a…

It’s His Day Too! Getting dressed takes on a whole new meaning for a groom on his wedding day!  Historically the Grooms attire was viewed as an after-thought because of…

Hey Guys, I get asked a lot of questions about styled photo shoots so I decided to provide you with some insight about the process by providing more details about a few of our published shoots. First, be prepared to work hard and invest some financial resources because a lot goes into designing and styling a photo shoot for publication!  An essential component to a styled shoot is collaborating with other talented creatives who get the vision or concept for the shoot and are able to bring their “A” game on shoot day. You would think that bringing a bunch of creative minds together would result in a subdued chaotic tug of war of egos but it’s quite the opposite. Every shoot I’ve participated in has been nothing but fun and rewarding. Here is a look at our styled shoots that have been published! The essence of romance  Wedding Essentials Magazine http://bit.ly/2ceWFe1 featured our Design Studio Shoot (2016). Creative Vision: Capturing the essence of romance with blush and cream hues, candles and draping. Color Palette: Blush, cream and gold accents Flowers:…