Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Photo by Frances Moulin
When I was about 11 years old, I took a trip to the lake with some of my girlfriends, and when I came home, my older sister had completely made over my room. And it was a tween girl’s dream. She used two classic 90s perfumes, Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers and Bath and Body Works’ Gingham, as her inspiration (I know you owned them both…) And to this day, I love her for it because she worked SO hard (and because my room was the envy of all of my girlfriends).
Sunflower-themed wedding featured on Rustic Wedding Chic, via Brittany's pin.
Photography by Laura Leigh Photo
van Gogh's Sunflowers
I also still have an undying love for sunflowers. Maybe it’s because they’re so bright, bold and happy, or maybe because they remind me of all the fun I had in that bright yellow room. Either way, when Monsieur Moulin and I were driving to Spring to visit family not too long ago, and we saw the most breathtaking field of sunflowers, I had to stop and take (an embarrassingly large number of) photos.

Retro Arizona bride as seen on One Wed; Photography by Melissa Dunstan
Simple yet stunning centerpiece via Style Me Pretty,  Orchard Cove Photography 
Funny thing is, I’ve driven back and forth to Spring a million times, and I’ve never once seen this field. And when I returned a few weeks later, they were wilted and on their last limb. Naturally, I turned to the iPhone and discovered that sunflowers don’t last long, especially in the Texas summer heat. So I suppose the lesson here is to stop and smell the sunflowers - because you never know when you'll get the opportunity again.

Photo by Frances Moulin