Friday, April 18, 2014

Mader/Hess Rehearsal Lunch

Yes - a Rehearsal Lunch, not a dinner. Deal with it! haha

Where: The Barrel Room at The Denver Beer Company
Food: Pizza & Salad by Basic Kneads Food Truck
Beer: The Denver Beer Company
Flowers & Design: MJM Designs, LLC (me, duh!)
Dessert Bar: The Bundt Shoppe (bundts), Whole Foods (french macaroons), Duffey Rolls (cinnamon rolls), and Madlyne Kelly (whoopie pies & cake pops-not pictured)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Wedding Week!

Sorry for my absence the past few months - I have been working on my own wedding! I have about 5 days until the wedding and of course I am doing all the planning and designing my own flowers! Today, Tuesday, I picked up my order of flowers from the wholesaler. Then I had to de-leaf all the stems and put into water. Thank goodness I had the help of my sister! Now my basement is full of gorgeous flowers and my house smells amazing!

Our rehearsal lunch, (yeah, not dinner - I'm trying to be different ;) ), will be fairly "manly." We are holding it at The Denver Beer Company's private event space, The Barrel Room. I am going to be using local brewery growlers for my flower vases, and the "flowers" will be wheats/grasses. There will be an awesome dessert bar and succulents in metal containers to round everything out.

Then our wedding flowers will be white and lime - our main colors being navy and aqua.

Here are some of the flowers I will be using:

Hellebores & parrot tulips

Ranunculus & roses

I can't wait to share the actual arrangements with you! Stay tuned!

Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm a Member of Couture Colorado Blog!

I'm so excited to be a part of Couture Colorado! This blog is amazing, as well as the gals that work for it! This is just another step up for MJM Designs, LLC!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy Belated New Year!

I've been trying to come up with something witty, touching, and thought-provoking about 2014... I have realized I do not know what to say, really. I know each new year brings a fresh, band new sense in people - they can turn the page and start a new chapter in their lives. For me, 2014 means another year of growth. Growth within my relationship - getting married in April, and my soon-to-be-sister-in-law and her husband are having their first child; also, growth with my business. I am surrounded by people who support me and continue to push me past my fears of owning a business. Yes, 2014 will be a big year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

At the last minute I decided to design some arrangements for a couple friends and of course, my mom, for their Christmas dinner tables. I just truly love working with flowers! I was so excited to get off work on Saturday and go to the wholesaler to pick out my materials. Then I couldnt wait to design! I started once I got home even though I initially planned on starting on Sunday. Eek! Makes me so happy to do what I love and share the beauty of flowers with people!

Here are some pictures of what I created:

(used an old Teleflora ornament that I gave my mom several years ago)

Pretty, pretty bow!

Gold accents

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gearing Up for Christmas

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year! There isnt a single thing to complain about in regards to the Holiday Season - (besides starting before Thanksgiving.)

Here are some of my favorite posts on Pinterest showcasing winter weddings, pinecones, and other Christmas cheerfulness!

Monday, November 25, 2013

SMP Feature & Giving Thanks

In lieu of Thanksgiving, I give you a photo shoot that I was a part of combining Thanksgiving and Hanukkah into a chic table scape for family and guests.

Photos by Rachel Gomez Photography

Also, since Thanksgiving is three days away, I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude for all who are around me and supporting me through everything. This past year has been difficult as far as finding my place in the working world. I was gently pushed to start my own business in floral design, even though it is scary and I second guess myself all the time... I know that what I am doing is for me. I create an art form that I love doing, and want others to appreciate and feel happiness when seeing my passion. So, thank you to Mom & Dad Mader, Ryan & Jane, Sandra, Rachel Gomez, Ashley Steele, and most importantly, my fiance Matt, who has been there to okay the use of the credit card, who has helped me decide on design aspects, and has helped my deliver the arrangements.