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June, 2016

Wedding DIY – The Flowerman

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Planning a wedding is something a bride and groom often look forward to. Infusing your personalities into each moment can be a way to create style and tradition as a couple. Sometimes though, the thought of “doing it yourself” can be a bit overwhelming. Balancing personal touches with expert advise can be tricky.

Fortunately, companies like The Flowerman exist.

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If you haven’t heard of them, The Flowerman is Columbus’ family-owned “do-it-yourself florist.” They create the ultimate flower experience guided by trained professionals who know their buds.

Once you have a date, venue, and general guest count, a “floral coach” will meet you to talk all things design. Hand-selecting flowers and greenery that perfectly embody the aroma of your wedding, your coach helps make recommendations regarding different varieties and embellishments for arrangements. You, as the bride and groom, have complete design control. Whether formal, causal, whimsical, or traditional, you express your vision and your coach is there to bring it to fruition.

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A day or two before your wedding, the fun happens. You and your closest friends become florists for a day (don’t worry, no experience necessary). With all the supplies you need, your coach is there to walk you through construction of your arrangements.

Feel free to bring drinks and treats because this process is a pre-wedding party.

Something else we love about The Flowerman is their determination to serve brides with excellence, regardless of budget. Using only fresh, wedding-grade products, you not only enjoy an enhanced floral experience, but leave knowing you have the absolute best flowers for your absolute best day.

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To learn more about The Flowerman, including DIY packages and full-service + pre-order options, visit them here bunch of floral professionals are waiting to make your topiary dreams come true.

Special thanks to Erin of The Flowerman for all of her helpful information.

*All of these Derk’s Works images feature floral works of The Flowerman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Madison

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Chris and Danielle – Married

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  1. QMB

    Very nice… they will delight in these beautifully captured memories…

Baby Derkin #2

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We are excited to announce that Baby Two is coming mid November! We are looking forward to growing our family and snuggling our sweet #2 soon. #BabyDerkin (George) isn’t quite sure what to make of this announcement but is committed to rocking the role of Big Brother and @derksworksdog is still in shock and potentially denial!

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2016 Mini Sessions – Now Scheduling

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Derk’s Works mini AWESOME Sessions 2016!

Each year we love capturing families, couples, kiddos and furry friends at our mini sessions. This year we are EXPANDING our dates and locations. We will now be offering one AWESOME mini session each month starting in July and continuing thru October!

Below are the details, along with a collection of some of the smiles, laughs and hugs from sessions in the past! Please email us at shootme@derksworks.com to reserve your session!

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July 31st – Schiller Park, German Village

August 28th – Park of Roses, Clintonville

September 25th – Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus

October 16th – Jeffery Mansion, Bexley

*Only 6 sessions available per day, sessions are $225 each

 

Mini Session Includes the Following:

  • 30-50 Final Images
  • Professional editing and color correction
  • Full printing rights of all images
  • Online delivery for convienent sharing and download
  • Lots of laughs, crazy finger puppets and silly faces if needed!

 

Please contact us to reserve your session or for any additional questions or needs! shootme@derksworks.com

Thank you!

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  1. elizabeth Smith

    Yes!! Please count Ryan and I and the kiddos in!! We would love to do one in the Fall, when the leaves are out!
    Thank you so Much!!
    Elizabeth
    614.323.0889

  2. Stephanie Lawrence

    I was wondering if I could sign up for the mini session in October- preferably before 11a or after 3p? Thanks so much!! Steph

Brett & Mindy – PREVIEW

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Dillon & Natalie – Proposal

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Brett & Mindy – PHOTOBOOTH

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To see all the AWESOME images from Brett & Mindy’s Photo Booth, click here!

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Just in case you missed it at the top, you can see all of Brett & Mindy’s amazing Photo Booth images if you click here!

Thoughts on Father’s Day

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I always grew up thinking that Father’s day was about the dad. Now that I’m a dad and celebrating Father’s day, I am overwhelmed understanding that I wouldn’t be a dad without my amazing son, I wouldn’t know what fatherly goals to aspire to without the kind and generous examples of my dad and father-in-law, and I would surely be a straight up dad-tastrophe without my amazing wife.

I have a long way to go on this journey of fatherhood, I know there will be twists and turns in the road, unbearable tears and unspeakable joy. Through it all I know two things to be true; I know that I will never be able to live up to the calling that God our Heavenly Father has set before me and I know that He will constantly equip, challenge and encourage me to try. 

Happy Father’s Day, to the ones that make dads dads.

-Benjamin

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“Forward to the far horizon; Rise as men, be strong” – Hall S. Derkin

  1. Debra Meyer

    Beautiful Benjamin! Love the quote from Hall at the end! It has been such a blessing to see you become a father and watch you embrace it with gusto, humility, perseverance and so much love! May the Lord continue to bless you on this amazing journey! Love you! Mom M ????

Dads Are Rad – Father’s Day 2016

 

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I can’t speak from personal experience as to the feelings that go along with being the father of a bride or groom at a wedding, but I can tell you that I’ve seen a lot of love in the relationships of fathers to their sons and daughters. I’ve seen the pride in my wife’s eyes as she recalls the stairs and long walk down the aisle with her dad, I’ve seen the tears of joy in a father’s eyes as he recounts his little girl’s antics on the playground through to the beautiful woman she’s grown to become,  I’ve seen the slow dance cheek to cheek and the tears of gratitude that form as a daughter expresses her understanding of what a good husband should be because she’s seen it first hand. A dad listens, protects, admires, and gives all that he can, because he is made of love (and also probably some saw dust, grit, and a little beer… if we’re being honest). Dads are rarely perfect and often have trouble expressing themselves in words, but when push comes to shove we know that dad isn’t just the guy that’s there to shove that other guys back for us, he’s there to teach, love, and help us in every way that he can. From new new dads to old dads, or even dad’s dad or that guys that was like a dad, we want to say thank you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to witness your loving vulnerability and your remarkable strength. Happy Father’s day.

-Benjamin

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