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Cohesion, Yes. Exact Matches, No Thank You.

Isn't it much more interesting when things don't all perfectly match? I believe this to be true in vessels, floral arrangements, candles, bouquets, and boutonnières. I remember the first time I told a mother of the bride that the boutonnières wouldn’t all be the same, but yet a collection of different flowers that complimented each other.

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Zimmerman Events on American Express

Zimmerman Events featured on American Express: Employee Retention: 7 Signs of Employees at Risk for Quitting

“"It's best not to micromanage your employees," says Jessica Zimmerman, owner of Zimmerman Events and author of The Business Behind the Blooms.

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Why I Have Always Wanted to Work for Myself

Before Brian and I had kids, we took a month off and backpacked Europe. I remember someone telling us, "Enjoy this while you can because once you have kids there will be no more of this."

I've never been particularly good at listening to people like this, people who live their lives with such limitations.

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My Planning Client Contract

How to use this contract:

This is our exact planning client contract for 2018. I ask myself after every wedding we do, “What did I like and what didn’t I like?” For example, you can now see that we have a section in our contract with the heading “vendor communication.” We added this section so that we could be the sole people to talk to our client’s vendors

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How to Love Your Job

It was 2014, I was working sixteen hour days, I had a sweet baby girl who barely recognized me, and my dream of owning my own business was quickly turning into a nightmare.

When I acquired an event rental business that sometimes did florals, I was thrilled to finally own my own business. It was a dream come true. In my mind, owning my own business gave me the freedom I wanted to make my own schedule, be a present parent, and have something that was all my own.

It there anything more frustrating than when dreams don’t match up with reality?

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Zimmerman Events featured on Magnolia Rouge

Savannah, Georgia was a perfect and stunning location for this bridal photoshoot! Read more and see more pictures of this photoshoot here.

“We featured Bailey's beautiful Arkansas wedding to James earlier in the week, and today we're back with these gorgeous bridals, again by Arkansas wedding photographer ERIN WILSON,

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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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