Hello! Welcome! I'm Michelle (that's me up there!) and I am the owner and creative director of One Sweet Day in May. Whether you are newly engaged, a fellow creative, or just browsing the internet for pretty things, I invite you to make yourself at home and stay awhile.
I am in the business of event floral design and boy is it fun! There's something about bringing a bride's vision to life that really fires me up. But, I'm getting ahead of myself...How did I get into this? Well a little more than 2 years ago, my life became saturated with weddings. I got engaged and two other family members did as well. Yeah, a little crazy. So just like that I was flipping through magazines, creating dozens of pin boards, eating, drinking, and sleeping weddings. And you know what I was drawn to the most? The flowers. They were so pretty in every picture, they popped out at me like nothing ever before. I was instantly hooked. So my wonderful and thoughtful now husband gets me flowers every week. I am very lucky, I know and he reminds me all the time haha. Well, I started playing with them and making bouquets. (I may or may not have pretended to walk down the "aisle" with a few haha) and people started liking them, like really liking them. Shortly after that I designed a few centerpieces for a small event and then booked a full-service floral design contract for a wedding. An actual wedding. With a bride and a groom. WHAT. These people trusted me to do something so huge for the biggest day of their lives? OK. So I did it and it was incredible. To actually visually see something that I created be implemented into someones wedding day blew me away. So I have to tell you where the name for my little business came from, well this is the part that makes me giddy. Chris (my husband) and I originally had a wedding date of May 10th, 2014 and we named our wedding website onesweetdayinmay.com. It was what my whole wedding day was going to revolve around. Then in February we got a phone call from Chris' younger brother Jonathan. He is in the Air Force and despite his efforts to be able to make it, he was being deployed in May. My heart instantly broke and I started crying my eyes out which surprised Chris. My heart broke of course because we were so close to our day, but really because I knew down deep it wouldn't be the same. See, Chris has this big wonderful family. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister, the most supportive of parents, and all his aunts and uncles here locally. Well, I don't. My family is not close and I'm not really in touch with my extended family. They are great, they just live in England. Not exactly convenient. Plus, my sister-in-law means the world to me and she amazes me being able to handle military life the way she does daily with Jonathan away a lot of the time. She is such an inspiration to me and to have her at our wedding without Jonathan just didn't feel right. Chris' family has become mine and the thought of his brother not being there just crushed me. So we moved our wedding with the help of our amazing vendors. September 20th was our new date and you know what? Worth it and would do it again in a heartbeat. I of course had to change our wedding website. One Sweet Day in May just wasn't going to work, but I always held on to that little saying. I spoke to a branding company in the beginning stages of my company and I'll never forget the advice I was given...choose a name you connect with personally. I was asked why I started doing this and it of course went back to Chris and my own wedding. I could have chosen Michelle Schmidt Designs or something similar, but let's be honest, Michelle Schmidt doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. So One Sweet Day in May was born and you know what, it feels like me. It's mine and because it feels like me, it makes this business feel more meaningful. I feel like I put a little of me in every bouquet, every boutonniere, and every centerpiece. They are not just flowers, they are a labor of love from a little place inside me that reminds me of my own wedding. So welcome to the One Sweet Day in May blog. Here is where I will keep you updated on my life both personally and professionally. Let you in behind the scenes, and share my dreams and fears with you. I'm an open book so let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat. I just got back from the Creative @ Heart conference, so stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I'll recap my incredible weekend spent with the most inspiring of creative girls just like me.