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2015 is definitely a year for the record books! Not only have we interviewed and photographed close to 100 couples for Amazing Life Together on the Amazing Marriage Adventure, but…

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A lesson in hiring professionals | Charleston Stems | 05.15.2014

As Lesley was getting her hair and makeup done for the wedding, Kelsey, one of her beautiful bridesmaids, shared the news that the wedding flowers had arrived! Lesley was so…

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MaryKate and Pete were married on October 24, 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic Church, where MaryKate’s grandparents were married 67 years ago!  How special is that?  1. When…

As Lesley was getting her hair and makeup done for the wedding, Kelsey, one of her beautiful bridesmaids, shared the news that the wedding flowers had arrived! Lesley was so excited to see them! She said that she had absolutely no idea what they were going to look like because she did not give the florist any direction at all! She just told her to do her thing. ;)

AMAZING! Seriously. I almost gave Lesley a high-five right then and there when she told us that… without even seeing the flowers! She had so much trust in the wedding professionals she was surrounded by that she knew she could be hands off. She didn’t have to worry about them not coming out as she had planned because she had complete faith that the professional florist she had doing her flowers would do an AMAZING job!

And an AMAZING job she did! I have said this so many times since Lesley and Clayton’s wedding: We have never seen wedding flowers that were so absolutely perfectly fitting for that day! Anne from Charleston Stems wowed us in so many ways! The florals were so perfect…. so so perfect. They were not over the top or distracting, they were just perfect accents to Lesley and Clayton’s amazingly beautiful nautical day.

We share this as a lesson learned and perfect reminder to all of us: We hire professionals for a reason! They are professionals at what they do and when given the autonomy they will likely do a better job than any of us could ever dream it to be! ;) I know sometimes we even struggle to take a step back when hiring a professional for different things, but we are the first ones to celebrate when we know our couples and clients have 100% pure confidence in us! As a professional, that is the best feeling in the world! ;)

Anne, thank you for wowing us and helping to make Lesley and Clayton’s day even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! You are quite talented and it was such an honor to work with you!

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  1. Anne

    Wow guys! Just saw this- thank you so much! We absolutely loved working with you guys- your pictures are beyond amazing! And of course, Lesley and Clayton are the cutest :)

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