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It's been a weird end to one month and start to another.

This past fall, we had some visitors in the shop, who began a conversation with me, one thing lead to another and I've found myself on the February cover of Today's Woman magazine. It was kind of strange seeing myself on the cover, but it was a lot of fun doing it. It's a little crazy, truly placing your trust in another person to find your best- whatever that is- and make it visible.

As I stood there with my flowers while the pros checked their lights, fixed stray hairs and adjusted beautiful dangling earrings- I truly tried to be in the moment and think about the people I wish were there with me while this strange and wonderful moment took place.

The one main person who came to mind was the lovely man that lived upstairs from our shop for the first thirteen years of me growing my business in Jeffersonville. Larry was this lovely, gifted, artist who was just so kind and generous and always a quiet little cheerleader for me. I truly appreciated his friendship and his very own wonderful, artistry. Although he passed away about a year ago, I thought about him being in that room with me, what he would have said to encourage me and make me feel at ease. I thought of him during that shoot, to help keep myself calm. I think the cover caught me thinking of him- and I think he would have been very happy for me. 

Thank you ladies of Today's Woman magazine- for capturing the side of me I tend to keep tucked away. A special thank you to Julie Houser for her hair and make-up talents, Melissa Donald for making me feel comfortable in front of your camera lens, and Marie Bradby for your kind article.

That photo however, is not the photo you see on this post. This photo, shot by photographer Crystal Ludwick, captured the version of me that is thinking my clients are depending on me. They're expecting perfect, creative flowers and I and my design team, will deliver. I might not be smiling on the outside, but I am beyond smiling inside. Flowers make me happy- always. The 'shop' me, my hair up, in work mode, in my second home is what you see in her photo. I truly love what I do- every day. This photo was shot for our spot on the FEVA.org Floral Vendor's page- FEVA is the Fair Event Vendor Alliance, which we are very proud to be a part of.

Looking for someone to capture the real you on your wedding day or for any of life's wonderful occasion? Check out Crystalludwickphoto.com- she's a photo ninja and a FEVA member, too.

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New Year- New Adventures

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New Year- New Adventures

We've had a busy start to the new year. Weddings and corporate parties have kept us very busy as we tie up the loose ends of 2015.  One of our two brides who initially met with us over one year ago, finally had her big day at The Pointe. It was amazing to realize how quickly time flew in one year as we prepared her beautiful flowers for her mid-January date. 

While we had weddings the first two weekends of the year, we mixed thing up a bit with a corporate event at the beautiful Henry Clay. It's always a pleasure to work in such a beautiful vintage building, and doing so, allows for lots of options in decor.

Now, as we're into our third week, I have a photo shoot Tuesday with Today's Woman magazine- I found out I'm going to be on the cover!... and a floral industry meeting in Indianapolis on Saturday. As if that's not enough, we're also re-stocking the shop and working on our Valentine's Day products and photos, featuring what will be available for Cupid's big day.

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Our New Home + Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

It's been a wild adventure these past 4 months. Aside from diving head-first into wedding season, we've also had the major task of moving! For those of you who haven't visited us in a while, Lavender Hill is now located directly across the street from our old location — 359 Spring St. in Jeffersonville, IN (in the former Perkfection Cafe building). 

After lots of sweat, heavy lifting, and more sweat (seriously, moving in June is exhausting!), we are finally able to hold our Grand Re-Opening celebration! Come visit us NEXT FRIDAY, July 10 from 6-9 p.m. This will be taking place at the same time as Jeffersonville's summer Wine Walk

For those who can't make it, we took some photos of the new shop today now that our lovely flower boxes outside are finally put together. There's also some snapshots of some of our favorite products in the store as well as our expanded selection of plants and botanicals!


The New Space — Inside & Out


New Products

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Summer Snapshot

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Yew Dell Garden Wedding

Earlier in September, we posted some photos from a wedding we did over the summer at Yew Dell Gardens. We were lucky enough to get our hands on some of the photos taken by photographer Jessica Fay. Her gorgeous work had to be shared, so please take a look!

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Winter Open House

We've had a super busy week prepping the store for our big winter Open House. Every year we go all out flipping our décor and merchandise for Christmas. From luscious scented candles and gourmet food items to home décor and seasonal plants, we know there is something on your shopping list here at Lavender Hill. Check out some photos below from Thursday's event!

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Hopps, Shops, & Chardonnay

We had a SUPER busy weekend with the Hopps, Shops, & Chardonnay event on Friday night while trying to prepare for 3 weddings and a funeral on Saturday (sounds like a bad movie waiting to happen!). However, we think our hard work paid off because the shop is looking fabulous with all of the new products coming in. 

We know it's still only September, but it's the perfect time to start thinking about doing your holiday shopping so you don't get stuck hitting up the mall at the last minute, which sounds terrible. From scarves to jewelry, plants to bourbon-infused cooking items, we've surely got something for everyone on your shopping list.

Check out the photos below to see some of the new items!

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Summer Weddings

We had a little "mishap" with out blog a few weeks ago, and somehow the entire thing got deleted! ... but alas, we have some more photos from two very different summer weddings that we've been able to recover! The first wedding was Erica's & Steven's, and the photography was done by Payne Photography Studio. We loved the unique added touch of the broaches!


The second wedding was June 7th, and it was a wonderful day of Love for a delightful family of men—grown up and little. Lavender Hill had the privilege of creating the florals for a marriage between two great guys, Scott and Rodney. Overseeing it all was their son, Lucas and some other little friends. It was truly a wonderful day of family and friends celebrating and we are so very proud to have been a part of it. Many thanks Scott, Rodney and Lucas.

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Garden Wedding

We had the chance to do a fabulous outdoor wedding at Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood, KY yesterday. This wedding was unique in that no detail was left untouched. From the billowy tent to the terrariums on each dining table, this bride surely left all of her guests saying "WOW!"

Here are a few photos that we were able to snap before we left. We look forward to seeing some more once the couple's photographer posts them!

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