Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A new me, or rather it has always been me..:)

Just came back from Bali, and it has been a long long while since I put my hands into doing the actual floral arrangements for this wedding. We did not have the budget to fly any of our florists down to Bali, so we decided to work with local Balinese florists, and styled the look ourselves based on the concept we wanted -Pretty summer gardens in exotic Bali.

And I am proud to showcase the works. We customise our own lanterns, we believed God for great weather, and it was a fine day. The other side of Bali was having storms, while on the hillside we were in, were shining brightly with cool winds. Isn't God amazing.. and He gave us the best sunset we can enjoy.. At the end, every partied, even my couple could not believe that their relatives were dancing hilariously on the dance floor.. they had a great time.

And yes, I had a hair cut, real short, but chic. I love it, it was back to the look I had when I first started Heaven's Gift. I always had short hair prior to starting my own business, love the carefree, love the sporty look. Then I came to the wedding business, where parents were wondering did I look too young to plan their children's weddings.. so I had to grow my hair to look "old" and "feminine". Yes, it helped in some ways.. but after all these years, I think short hair still fits me best.. that's the real me. And I love it.

2010 is just so special.. I felt a new energy, a new love and a new outlook.. I can't explain. Somehow I know it will be a great year of great discoveries and fulfillment.. I can't wait for Him to unveil what's in store for me..

Friday, March 19, 2010

Love inspires

Strangely, I seem to find time to blog only when I travel. I suppose in those moments, you review what you need to do for the trip, repack some items, and in the midst of the busyness of travel packing, you often have thoughts you ponder.. and I do have mine at this moment.

Last few weeks were crazy time for us, we have clients flying all over to see us, having meetings after meetings, and we have had 2 house parties to plan. It was a crazy 2 weeks. Precised planning with a client who knows what she wanted. I thought it was just a simple house party, but the precision was straining initially. I can't deny at the beginning it was stressful, to work with another skilled event planner cum designer, and you both rub onto each other (all aspects of energy and creativity).. and the irony is at the end of the two parties planned within 2 weeks, we connected, and somehow we found another good old pal whom we could hang out with. Isn't life amazing, that's what I love about my job.

This year, we achieve our bookings earlier than we expected. God is truly good, He promises amazing increase with rest and joy, and I believe strongly we have and will continue to have. I met some of the most amazing and lovely couples. The love and quirkiness they have with each other, the joy and fun in exploring the creations we have with them just thrilled me.. and in the midst of all, I experience love.. love that I cannot comprehend, love that I know God has brought within me..