Saturday, October 2, 2010

nice stems.

My wedding to-do list is still insanely long, but today I feel like I got the final piece of the puzzle in place: the flowers. Originally I was going to forgo them altogether, because I couldn't justify spending that much money on something that would die in a few days.

But isn't that the nature of weddings? The food and drinks are consumed, the party shuts down, guests leave town, and all that's left is the memories. And flowers are — or they can be — a big part of setting the tone of the day. 

Luckily for me, Charleston's most popular florist took forever to get back to me, so I started searching around and discovered Stems, run by Anne Bowen. I met with her today, and I've never been more excited about flowers. She's creative, enthusiastic, understanding of my budget concerns, and I trust her completely. I was so excited, I rewarded myself with a cupcake from Sugar.
(If I only had the cajones...)


  1. Every time I walk past Stems, I appreciate Charleston a little bit more. Such a beautiful place - and Sugar, goes without saying, is the best bakery of all time. Please tell me you got the cupcake with the caramel icing?

  2. I went with basic vanilla just because it had the cutest pink sprinkles!