A lot can happen when a group of artistic women gather together and create. The Team Flower Workshop, led by Kelly Perry and photographed by Heather Payne, is the incarnation of synergy and epitome of creative forces combining to imagine and execute something truly amazing.

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Waiting. This word typically brings negative feelings to our mind, but peel back those initial layers and beneath you find that waiting brings forth loveliness in its purest form.

In ancient Hebrew culture when a bride and groom were engaged, there was a time of separation, of waiting. Rather than planning every detail of their wedding day together, the groom needed to leave his bride at her home and go to his father’s house to build a room for he and his bride to live in when they married. She never knew exactly when her groom would return, but she trusted him and waited. This trust brought peace and rest to her mind. In that time she prepared herself for his arrival, fully confident he would return at just the right time.

I began imagining this bride patiently preparing for her groom against the ethereal backdrop of the mountains —
running through the hillsides in her flowy, heirloom gown to see if that was him coming around the bend. She
gracefully gathers freshly cut flowers, the perfume of each one making her sweeter. Every night she keeps her lamp burning — anticipating his return. And while she waits her love and longing for him grows stronger producing a rich charm and elegance in her eye, one that only comes through waiting.”

These images tell that sacred story.

Design, Styling & Florals by Team FlowerAccents Floral DesignFLORAAunt Willie’s WildflowersDimauro OriginalsJonica Moore Studio, Kennedy Occasions, Mary Margaret Powitz, Springvine DesignRiverOaks Charleston, Simone Gebsattel DesignStone House Creative , The Day’s Design, Wild Green Yonder | Photography: Heather Payne Photography | Location: White Fence Farm | Model: Ariana Clare  | Hair: Heather Rogers of Haircut 101 & Miah Zimmerman of Haircut 101 | Dress: Gossamer | Stationary & Paper Goods: Brown Linen Ribbon: Silk & Willow |Additional Contributors: Kathryn Godwin & Goldmine Journal

*This project was a part of the spring 2014 Team Flower Workshop hosted by Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers


Comments (7)

Ashley | Reply

Kelly and Heather,

I am in awe, speechless! This posts makes me desperately sad that I wasn’t able to make it work and be there for this beauty. The images, the story, the flowers, the dress. It’s all perfect. Congrats you two, you should be proud!


Jordan Thompson | Reply

Goodness Gracious guys! These are amazing!!

Phong Luc | Reply

Oh my god, it’s very lovely. This post makes me optimistic :)

Lora | Reply

so incredibly gorgeous!! and i am happy to say that the model is one of my sweet friends. just as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. love this all so much!!! :)

Jennifer Pharr | Reply

Absolutely stunning Heather and Kelly! You are so talented my friend!! xx

Heather payne | Reply

Thank you Once Wed for the beautiful feature and sweet friends for the encouraging comments! XOXO

Jenna Watson | Reply

Hi! I was wondering if you could tell me the designer of this veil? I absolutely love it!

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