28 February 2013

the three q's

last day of february and i feel like the year is flying.  am so sincerely over winter's baltic temps but i'm loving quince and all her iterations.  i like that my livelihood is so seasonally-based.  reminds me to be in the present and in the moment.  nothing wrong with looking forward to new things but since the future isn't promised, it's good to just marinate on where you are right now and just be.

but the light is changing and it's hard not be excited for spring.  while i've been working on a few projects here and there and the consults are starting to pick up {calendar is not nearly booked and still have spring dates available}, my season starts in earnest in april.  but in the meantime, i'm enjoying the quince, the quiet and my quotidian existence.  also helps that i'm heading to paris later this eve for some fashion moments too.

04 February 2013

baby please forget me not, i want you to remember

t-minus 10 y'all.  in the immortal words of patrice rushen, please don't forget your love this valentine's day. announcing...

k a t  f l o w e r and 6 0 6  r & d  s t .  v a l e n t i n e ' s  d a y  p o p - u p   s h o p 
thursday, february 14th
9am-3pm and 4-8pm*
606 vanderbilt avenue {prospect & st. marks}
prospect heights, brooklyn 

in honor of st. valentine and love everywhere, i am partnering once again with 606 r&d restaurant for our second love day pop-up shop.  i will be on hand and in-store selling hand-tied romantic bouquets^ guaranteed to be a hit with your valentine.  prices range from $30-50 -- a sweet deal.  if you'd like to pre-order {and you can most certainly opt for, how-do-i-say, a more baller arrangement} for pick-up, please email me at kathleen{at}katflower{dot}com tout de suite.  for those of you planning on making it a day/night to remember, 606 r&d is currently accepting reservations for lunch and dinner {dinner prix-fixe has been posted - call 718.230.0125} and you can add a fancy bouquet, upping the ante.

looking forward to seeing and hearing from you! x
*or until i run out.  i say this every year, pre-order so you don't get played.
^not the dozen roses bit, just so we're clear...  

01 February 2013

real wedding: danielle & jeremy


sharing images from danielle and jeremy's september wedding at the green building, currently being featured on merci new york.  also sharing some behind the scenes photos taken from the day.  as always, we were busy -- lots of onsite work to do, including designing and installing a 20+ foot ribbon and light backdrop using only one ladder.  shout out to jen for risking life and limb so i can realize my vision and to the rest of the team for getting it all done while i managed it.  whenever i see a can of san pelligrino aranciata rossa, i'm reminded of that day...

so here's the thing about wedding photos -- sadly, we vendors are at the mercy of photographers.  i've said it before...i suck at taking the time to photograph my work during event set-up.  and it's just as well because most potential clients want to see the work in context, i.e. in the venue, at the event, with people.  this means that we're chasing photographers {sometimes for a year plus} to see images, only to find that they didn't take photos of the flowers and/or the photos are crap.  you work so bloody hard and you practically have nothing to show for it but a couple of instagram shots and chronic back pain.  totally heartbreaking and soul-crushing homies.  but thank god that was not the case for this wedding.  danielle and jeremy hired oak street studio, who took beautiful photos and i hired clay williams, who took great images as we set up.  i'm learning...

anyway, check out the full post on merci new york if you have the time. 
and congratulations again to danielle and jeremy.  wishing you a long, healthy and blissful love. x  
{photos 1-7 and 12 by clay williams; photos 8-11 by oak street studio}