Setting the table is my favorite part of an event or holiday. There is something about it that is restful, almost sacred in a way to me. The anticipation, the celebration, the meaning behind it all and the foreshadowing of the ultimate wedding feast in heaven -- it gets me deep down inside in a way that's hard to put words to. Sometimes I'll be in the middle of setting the table and all of a sudden I'm just overwhelmed and I have a little secret teary moment with myself...
I've never been a cook, although, if you ask those who know me they'll tell you that I want to do for flowers what Julia Child did for food. I want to live a passionate life and jump out of bed each morning yelling, I'm up! I want to race to the flower field, yield my sharp cutting utensils and come back with the best ingredients and show people how to arrange flowers and set the table.
I'm excited I get to do just that at the Flower Workshop in May. And I'm so thankful for Heather, Kathryn, Abany, Ariana, Megan, my mom, Jesse and all the friends who have been faithful supporters of the dream. And of course my students! We are going to have the best time and create some beautiful memories together!
I have two more team flower aprons to fill, and if you'd like to be one of them, please email me by weekend's end. I want to get some special bonus material launched Monday and I'd love to have everyone start at the same time! If you are just starting or thinking about starting a flower business, you should feel SO welcome. There are participants at all levels in the class. You'll leave with everything you need to rock wedding season this year!
Enjoy the photos and little movie from Anna's Kinfolk Dinner. We had fun handing out flowers from my friend Darlanna's farm and of course, setting the table.
Venue & Props: Metropolitan West Elm // Food & Photography: Anna Naphtali Food: Goldmine, Vivace, Dean & Deluca // Coffee: Not Just Coffee // Paper Design: Lauren Calnin // Video: Caravan Cinema Co. // Flowers:Philosphy Flowers // Event Assistance: Ariana Clare & Goldmine // Linens: Hey Love Events // Music: Jude Moses