The lonely side of entrepreneurship

The other day someone sent me a message and while I’m going to keep who sent it private, I do want to share what this person asked me:

“Did you lose any friends/family when you became a full-time entrepreneur? If so, how did you handle it? If not, do your friends/family acknowledge what you’ve accomplished and encourage you on your journey? I'm really struggling because I know my good friends see my posts, but they never like or comment on them. Why does this bother me? Do you ever experience this?”

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Meet our 2018 BBB Scholarship Winners

There was an overwhelming number of applicants.  So many that 42 states and 15 countries were represented.

It really was such a tough decision with so many wonderful, inspiring, heart-warming applications.  As I read through each submission, there were common themes throughout of what you were desiring to get out of the course:

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Bridal Portraits

We love the opportunity to travel with our clients.  One of our brides wanted her bridal portraits to stand out from the normal environments that she was used to seeing with other brides.  After brainstorming with photographer, Heather Payne, we came to the conclusion of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.  The mix of Spanish settings and European architecture paired with the peach and golden toned floral provided for an unforgettable afternoon in such a stunning space.

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Dallas, Texas

When our Fourth of July plans fell through, I did a quick Google search for the best fireworks show in the USA. Less than 24 hours later, we were in Dallas, Texas.

It was the perfect summer road trip!

I hope you enjoy watching this video and traveling along with us to Dallas. 

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Southern Spring Wedding

This was a special wedding for us, not only because we fell in love with the bride, her family, and her fiancé, but we also were the first ones to produce a wedding in their brand new, gorgeous venue. The truth is, there aren’t just a ton of great venue options in Conway, AR, but my clients didn’t let that stop them. They took matters into their own hands and built a gorgeous space. (Legacy Acres is now available to rent!) I’ve never designed a wedding based off a stack of blue prints before, but I was up for the challenge. Thankfully, visualizing a space has always come easily to me. Bailey, the bride wanted an all white wedding, but she had already chosen blue bridesmaid dresses. While we kept the ceremony all white, I’m thankful she trusted me and allowed us to add a touch of color to the reception to really tie everything together and reflect the spring season. The southern, yet clean space was the perfect backdrop for a truly beautiful wedding.

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How I stay calm under ​​​​​​​wedding day pressure

Four weeks ago, we produced our largest wedding of the year. The ceremony was set to start at 6pm. The bride would walk down the outdoor path to a beautiful floral covered arch that overlooked the Arkansas River Valley. My team and I had worked on this wedding for a year and the day was finally here and all of our hard work was about to pay off in one of the most gorgeous ceremonies I’d ever seen.

Except around 3:30pm, Danae (our lead coordinator) came up to me and said, “I need you to nail down a rain plan. I’ll be back in 30 minutes.

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Hi! I'm Jessica Zimmerman, top wedding planner and floral designer.

Born and raised in Arkansas, I’m a proud wife and mama to a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old twin boys. A true believer in freedom, flexibility (and of course, incredible flowers), I’m wholly devoted to creating a life I love to live every single day–not just on the weekends. From travel to business to weddings, this blog is full of features designed to inspire other busy mamas (and businesswomen) to make a living from their passion without giving up their lives.

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