The picture that makes me cry…

When I think of all the things that have lead me to this spot, I am utterly speechless.  I am continually surprised at the way Mac’s Floral has grown.  I have an incredible support system of fellow Montana vendors, family and friends who inspire me everyday to reach further, push the boundaries and continue to challenge myself.   When these pro photos came back from Santa Barbara, I shed a tear.  It was the culmination of all things I had worked so hard for.  Here I was amongst some of the best florists in the country in sunny California at a stunning venue.  How had I gotten here?  How was I laughing and talking with my favorite blog writer Alicia Schwede?  Who am I?  It was all very surreal.  But I left with a clear purpose and new direction for Mac’s Floral.  I felt more confident in my design skills and my policies as a business owner.   This photo will forever remind me of that trip, the skills I learned, the incredible women I met and the new-found confidence I developed.  I hope that every small business owner gets the chance to experience this feeling.

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Photo by Megan Sorel Photography

Katalin, how do I even begin to thank you for convincing me to invest in my future and realize my worth as a florist?!  You remind me everyday what it means to be motivated, hardworking, to practice good karma and not let anything stand in the way of success.  Thank you.

Boho Spring Shoot with Vintage Charm

“Jenna, I promise next time we will have this all planned out instead of spur-of-the-moment” – I said.   But for some reason this happens often with the two of us.  We have an idea, a thought a moment and then we go blasting into action, creating these harebrained shoots.  So when she sent me the link to our spring photo shoot at Coulson Park, I could barely stand it.  I knew they would be stunning and I was going to have a heck of a time choosing which images would be included in the blog post!  It didn’t hurt that my beautiful sister, Allison Kazmierski, jumped in front of the lense last minute and got all gussied up to be our rock star model.  I hope this inspires some of you to get out there enjoy spring and see beauty in new beginnings!

Photography – Jenna Martin Photography, Flowers – Mac’s Floral, Dress – Belle en Blanc, Model – Allison Kazmierski,  Hat-Montana Vintage Clothing.  Thank you all!

 

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Fuchsia & Navy Baseball Inspired Wedding

Teale and Marcus were a joy to work with .  Choosing elements that were personal to the couple; each table number was inspired by a famous name in baseball and the groom’s boutonniere held in a casing from a 21 gun salute at his grandfather’s memorial.  These are the moments you feel privileged to work with a couple who values their family and one another very much.  We chose beautiful pinks, creams and hints of purple to play off the navy and fuchsia wedding colors.  The bride’s bouquet filled with baroness garden roses, pink Floyd, sweet unique, majolica, fuchsia anemones and fuchsia phaelanopsis orchids had great texture. We wish you both the very best and know you have a great future ahead.  Congratulations Weatherheads!  Huge thank you to Miranda Murdock Photography for your always beautiful images.

 

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Rustic Summer Barn Wedding Bozeman, MT

It was an epic day!  Amanda & Dane braved snow…yes snow in June!  It rained through the entire ceremony followed by a beautiful rainbow that stretched across the mountain backdrop and they ended the night dancing in the Big Yellow Barn.  We had such a great time working with Amanda and her family to create rustic floral touches for the ceremony and reception.  Her bouquet was made from peonies, peach finess roses, tulips and more.  Baby’s breath adorned the tables, small arrangements accented the aisleway, one large focal piece for the arch and 4 large urns adorned the aisle entry and barn entry doors.  We couldn’t have done it without the help of Genevieve at Time of Your Life Events and Big Thanks to  Lockie Photography for these beautiful shots!

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Awesome chicks, pretty flowers…Kim & Eddy’s Antique Photoshoot Billings, MT

Wowza!  Can you believe these gorgeous ladies braved 10 degree temps and freezing wind to model for this antique inspired photo shoot?  The ever talented and equally determined Jenna Martin Photography captured these incredible images for Kim & Eddy’s; a new downtown Billings, MT vintage store full of unique treasures!  It’s a no brainer when Jenna wants to partner on photo shoots because I know she will have an incredible eye for detail and capture the flowers beautifully.  Thanks to Kate Lea – gorgeous model and clever woman, and Congratulations to Kim & Eddy’s on their new business.  Go on in and check out their new store on Montana Ave!L97A9608-Edit - Copy L97A9578-Edit - Copy L97A9573-Edit-2 - Copy L97A9325-Edit - Copy L97A9320-Edit - Copy L97A9309-Edit - Copy L97A9291-Edit - Copy L97A9290-Edit - Copy

Elegant Montana Winter Wedding Billings, MT

Isn’t she just beautiful?!  I met Sara and her mom Sue months before the wedding and they were a great little duo;  very pleasant to be around, had good taste and a clear direction of what they wanted.  It didn’t hurt that Sara was a fellow MSU Alum and Sorority chick.  We picked wintery whites and hints of silver with champagne glass to compliment the reception.  Sarah’s bouquet; peonies, hydrangeas, roses, brunia berry and dusty miller was the perfect posy.  What a great couple to work with!  Congratulations Sara and Larry.

Special Thanks to Jana Graham Photography for these beautiful images.  You rock!

 

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Black & White Backyard Montana Wedding

Bobbie & Dave were married at a private residence just under the Billings rims.  With a beautiful backdrop of natural stone and spring greens they were surrounded by their closest friends and family.  Katie, the brides sister did all communication with us ordering simple white centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres for their summer nuptials.  We had so much fun creating this simple but stunning collection of pieces for their wedding.  Congratulations Bobbie & Dave!

Special thanks to Tracy Moore Photographers for these beautiful images!

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Client Appreciation Thank You Tea Party

We had such a blast celebrating 2014 with our friends, supporters and clients!  We drank hot teas, tasted delicious treats and created owl centerpieces.  I loved every picture so much I couldn’t just pick a handful, so made I collages instead!  I can’t thank you all enough for coming to our tea party and for filling my cup in the best way possible.  We are so lucky to work with each one of you.  Happy Holidays to you all and Happy New Year!

HUGE thank you to my sister and amazing photographer Allison Kazmierski for these beautiful images!  AND Mrs. Cassie LeGrecca of Better to Gather Events for allowing us to rent your space.  It is truly a creative magnet and I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the coming months and years!!

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Peach & Gray Late Autumn Wedding

Paige and Austin were a joy to work with.  We met just weeks before the wedding to chat about floral for their upcoming nuptials!  Peach and gray would be the main colors; a soft neutral palette for their late autumn wedding.  We choose lilies, one of Paige’s favorites, gerbera daisies, tulips, succulents, roses and more to create the bouquets and centerpieces for this beautiful reception; complete with gorgeous backdrops from Moments In Time and an incredible cake by Dancing Oven’s Bakery.  We couldn’t be happier.  Congratulations Paige & Austin!

Photography by Miranda Murdock Photography.

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Patriotic 4th of July Picnic Wedding

Willa and I met early in the Spring to talk flowers for her July 4th wedding.  She wanted simple yet beautiful and nothing too expected for her bridal bouquet.  When I walked into the reception hall it was gorgeous!  Beautiful handmade banners, a quaint dance floor with globe lighting and unique table settings.  I couldn’t have been happier with the way the bouquets turned out.  Not your ordinary red, white and blue design Willa wanted lots of green accents.  It was a joy to work with you and I wish you be the very best.  Congrats Willa & Brandon!  Gorgeous images by Notarius Photography.

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