We did it – we finally made it to summer! Just a few weeks ago, all of us here in Boston were questioning whether summer would actually arrive when she decided to take her sweet time showing up in the city. But now we can kick back and enjoy warm temperatures, beach days, and watermelon while the memories of winter completely vacate our minds. And with the 4th of July right around the corner, the best memories of summer will be made while hanging out with friends & family, barbecuing our favorite foods, and celebrating/appreciating the beautiful country we call home. This holiday weekend also marks the one year anniversary for my friends Matt & Grace – dear friends who trusted me to do their wedding flowers last summer when I was just starting to pursue floral design. So Happy Anniversary to the not-so-newlyweds, and pop over here to see their beautiful wedding again!
For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you know that this post has been in the works for a while. Summer has been much busier than I anticipated (like it is every year and yet, every year I’m still surprised by it,) so while the workshop happened a few months ago, I’ve finally carved out some time to share it with you all. The good thing is that flower crowns are always in season… so just ignore our cooler-weather clothes and enjoy the snippets from my first flower crown workshop!
My friend Renee approached me about doing a flower crown workshop for a group of freshman girls that she works with at her job in college campus ministry. They wanted to host an event to celebrate the end of the school year, share summer plans, and talk about how we as young women experience beauty and beauty standards in our culture today.
With the workshop as the foundation for the event, the evening grew into a night full of solid discussion, inspiring stories, and a whole lot’a laughter! The girls had the same materials to work with, but each girl’s crown was unique and perfectly reflected the beauty and personality of its creator.
Their creativity and the depth of their conversations were inspiring. They spoke openly about their insecurities, the things they had learned in their first year away from home, and how they felt empowered by their faith to embrace their beauty that exists both outwardly and inwardly. It was a fun evening to share together, and it makes me so excited to see what these women will do in their years ahead!
Photos courtesy of Renee Buck and Two Stems of Joy
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