Today we give thanks for many things - families, health, careers, and of course, our friends. It meant so much to me this year to share in the wedding celebration of my dear friend and colleague Kelly Aull of Mint Weddings.
Being in this business, you could say that the two of us came up the ranks of the wedding industry together—her as a coordinator and I as a floral designer. We collaborated our talents countless times and even shared our very first office and meeting space. Our relationship certainly blossomed over the years and I have always held her in the most special place in my heart.
It is so fitting that on this Friendsgiving, I honor Kelly and her incredibly beautiful wedding to Joe.
There were many turkey days and holidays that Kelly and I spent together with her wonderful family. This year, my family is celebrating our Thanksgiving at the very location Kelly said her “I Dos” – San Diego’s premier bayfront dining destination, the floating event center, Coasterra.
Her day was magical – exactly what this effervescent gal deserved. We always joked that if she married again, I would design her wedding flowers. It was such a dream come true for me to make this happen. Kelly’s elegant style sought a palette of white florals with hints of natural greenery for a very modern sophistication. We set grapewood along both sides of the aisle with aesthetic ghost chairs and low to high gloss vases in unique shapes, which became defining aisle pieces. We wanted a contrast in movement and embedded grapewood in the arrangements to carry through the organic design.
I am so blessed to have Kelly in my life and greatly appreciate the loyalty and love that Joe has given her. She has always deserved the world and I have been so grateful for her friendship. She means more to me that I can even express and with that said, I wish her the very best in her marriage, today, always and forever!