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Posted By Judy A Woolfolk, Saturday, February 8, 2020


 I'm Judy Woolfolk.  I have had many careers including a florist in a small west Texas town in the 70's.  I and my husband owned many businesses during our 54 years of marriage.  I was a State Farm insurance agent in Plano, Texas for over 27 years and during  a portion of that time, my office manager and I owned a floral design business.  We did our first large wedding at the Four Seasons in 2008.  We went on to do several weddings and parties, but really just intuitively ran our business.  I know we made mistakes, but didn't know any other way to proceed.  When I retired from State Farm, we closed our floral business.  In 2015, our friends' daughter was planning her wedding and I met Kayla.  There was no wedding planner, so Kayla and her family including the bride, Kassi, were the entire planning team.  They asked me to help with the design work and so our design relationship began.  I found my joy again in designing and the wedding was just magical.  We really didn't know what we were doing, but again just went with what felt right. After my retirement, I was managing a convenience store so really didn't have time to pursue anything else at the time, so again I put my design dreams aside.  My husband died in June, 2019 after complications from heart transplant surgery.  I had quit my job in 2017 to take care of him, so after he died I found myself with time to do something.  

 After Kassi's wedding, we still were part of Kayla & her family's life so I knew that Kayla didn't want to just be a high school English teacher forever.  We talked about it and she kept coming back to the magic and fulfillment of planning and executing Kassi's wedding.  After she planned and executed the Celina prom, she finally decided that she wanted to pursue her dream.  I offered to take the course with her and help her establish a business.

"You are my Light" is my mood board theme.  My couple have helped each other through college and have been together since high school.  They  want to use a lantern theme as a symbol of being the light for each other.  The wedding is scheduled for late October.  They have chosen a rich, jewel-toned pallet with an indoor ceremony lit by a multitude of lanterns.

Tags:  #CWEP #Project 1  mood board 

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