Here we go...again

Hi all! It has been a long time since I've updated this blog, but with renewed spirit, I am starting again.  I have made a lot of changes recently, including embarking on my floral and events career full-time.  Working for myself means I should have lots of time to focus on this website and blog along with my businesses, so stay tuned for some great new weddings, photos, recipes, events, advice, etc. In the meantime, please check out my instagram page @jeanneeckard for updates on my latest projects.

I am so thankful to have been able to work with some great couples in the past year on their weddings, and I am looking forward to the weddings that are coming together for next year already!  There have been a lot of unique concepts and color palettes that I am so inspired by...

I can't wait to share more great projects with all of you!

J



New photos from a Napa wedding

Hi all,


I just received the incredible photos by Lisa Maksoudian from a wedding I worked on in Napa, California with my new friends, Damon Dunbar Pease and Johnna Clavin.  Johnna is an incredible event planner based in Santa Barbara, and Damon is a floral designer extraordinaire from LA.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Maksoudian

Photo courtesy of Lisa Maksoudian

It was an incredible 5-day project, and the photos really captured the moments.  For the full story, check out Lisa's blog with all the great details, and some really stunning photos of the venue, the Beaulieu Vineyard Gardens, a private estate managed by the incredible Paula Le Duc Catering.  Find Lisa's blog at http://blog.lisamaksoudian.com

These photos are now up on my website...I try to update things as I go along! Hope you all enjoy!



j

New logo design

Hi all,

Just wanted to give you the story behind my new logo. I have been working with Alissa Mazzenga of Feast Calligraphy (feastcalligraphy.com), an amazing artist and calligrapher in Chicago, for the past few months to develop a new logo for this new business.  Alissa hand painted this design in watercolor to give it a really beautiful effect.  I am so happy with the results and am starting on printing new cards, letterhead, and maybe even some extra little things to get it out there!

-jeanne

What to do with this blog...plus a little update on the status of this little business

For those of you who know me, I have many varied interests, hence I have been having some conflict in my head about what exactly this blog should be, and I have come to the conclusion that it should be exactly that...all of my interests.  We will dabble in a bit of cooking, a bit of style, a lot of flowers, and anything else.

This past week I dealt with a pretty bad blow; I did flowers for a gorgeous event, some that I was really proud of, and forgot to take any pictures whatsoever...like not even one.  I can't tell you how devastated I was.  For me, every event is an opportunity to create something totally unique, so the chance of recreating what I did for it are slim.  You'll just have to take my word for it.  I used lots of bright poppies, sweet peas, lilacs, even figs on the stem.  This is the one picture I randomly managed to take...probably some Instagram hold out that never made it up (but now has!):

As a little aside, I have been working with a fabulous calligrapher and artist in Chicago, Alissa Mazzenga of Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy, to bring a new logo to life for this business I started.  I'm very excited to show it to you all, and once it's ready to go we will be hitting the ground running with some marketing!  Spread the word...

This blog is going to get a bit more regular, and when I can figure out how to read the instructions on how to set up subscriptions, I hope you will all follow me for weekly inspiration and updates.

 

Thanks!!

 

j