Kinfolk Flower Potluck

posted on: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This Spring,  Samuel and I had the pleasure of filming and participating in the first Kinfolk workshop that was hosted here in Charlotte by my dear friend Anna.    Kinfolk Magazine,  is a lovely, collective community of beauty and all things that nurture the simplicity and joy of a heart felt gathering. If you've never read their magazine or been inspired by their essays and photographs, you must add this bit of wonderful into your life. 

This workshop was a Flower Potluck so, everyone brought armfuls of flowers to share with each other. Upon arriving, each girl was given a flower crown and met with treats and lavender lemonade. A professional florist instructed us on different forms and styles of flower arrangements, which we later used to adorn the communal dinner table. Originally, the event and the dinner were to be held outdoors in the gorgeous rose garden. But, a spring rain shower redirected us into the florist's studio, which made for an intimate time of communing with new and dear friends over the common love of beauty and an amazing meal. I felt that the unplanned rain gave the day a rather romantic feel. It was truly magical. The same day, several more of the same themed events were happening all over the world! You can see the other events here.

If you'd like to attend and share in similar and wonderful experiences of celebration and creativity like this, Anna will be hosting additional and various type of workshops, later this year. You can find more information on her blog, The Colorful Living Project.  

Here is Samuel's short film of the Flower Potluck and Dinner. This was our first time of officially working together as a film/creative team. It was perfect.  We both shot footage of the event, Samuel edited and scored it and I helped as the art director.  You will be seeing many more of our collaborations, in the near future.  I adore this man of mine. He's so amazing and my favorite person to create with.

All photos by Anna Naphtali 

Film// Forest Lake Media // Flowers, Demo & Studio: Nectar // Food: Goldmine // Rentals, Farm Tables & Coordination: Hey Love Events// // Venue: Mcgill Rose Garden // 

8 thoughts:

  1. Who is the pianist playing the music for the video? I love it!!

    1. My husband Samuel created the music for the video! He played the instruments and mixed them himself. ;)

  2. i went to the one in ga... so amazing!!!

  3. Beautiful photographs and what a fun time! I love flowers and fellow kindred sisters- what blessings!!!

  4. whooaaa. What a dream! The photography is gorgeous.

  5. whooaaa. What a dream! The photography is gorgeous.

  6. Jess!

    I'm finally getting a chance to catch up on blogs, this is wonderful!


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