I am often asked by clients what I love best about my job and frankly it is the community I’ve built over the years I’ve owned Pink Blossom Events. This community is made up of my “competition” and colleagues I work with daily. They are good friends whom have become my extended family. My community is there for advice, to hold me accountable for my services, to share stories with (we have some good ones!), as well as the ones we lean on when life brings the unexpected.
This July it will be two years since my dad passed away, in the heart of summer wedding and event season. It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed as often it feels like just yesterday. As I reflect back upon the time I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this community.
My community sent flowers, cards and their sympathies. They checked in to see how they could help. My “competition” offered to step in on my events, not worried about their full schedules.
That summer we had my Dad’s Celebration of Life and because of this community my Dad received the Celebration of Life he deserved. You see, he loved a good party!
Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue was a sea of Crimson and Gray (Go Cougs!), and of course some rogue Husky fans. We served Corona as that was his beer of choice. We chose azaleas for the centerpieces as he loved seeing the azaleas in my mom’s gardens in full bloom the most as it reminded him of the Masters Tournament at Augusta. We played the playlist he had created for his 60th Birthday Party just a few months prior, as it was the perfect playlist for a good time. We served German Chocolate Cake as that was his favorite. Friends, family and his colleagues spoke about the impact he had on their lives and the community around him. You see his community was everything and he too had touched so many.
My family and I are forever grateful to all of those who helped us pull off his Celebration of Life.
Venue: Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Photographer: Barbie Hull Photography
Azaleas: Fena Flowers
Catering Mother/Daughter Duo ~ Linda & Andrea Harrison (yes, Pink Blossom Events own!)
Music and PA System: Bugsie Productions
Bartender Extraordinaire: Clutch Events
Paper Goods: Valerie’s Invites – Paper Creations for Special Events
Rental Support: New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination
Rentals: CORT Party Rental