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Honoring Forever | Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Introducing Honoring Forever

I have the great delight in introducing you to one of Gainesville, Florida’s broach bouquet designer, Leah Baker. Leah designs and creates amazing bouquet works of art that last a lifetime! I have had the pleasure of working with her on a few photo shoots and I just adore her designs. She pays such great attention to detail, and does really beautiful, custom pieces. She is perfect for you if you love heirloom pieces and something unique. Drop her a message about your wedding and tel her I sent you!

(note: Some images are provided by Honoring Forever events and some are by Photos by Daisy )

Check out some of her work!

Honoring Forever

Leah Baker, of Honoring Forever, is a vibrant newcomer in the Gainesville bridal industry. She custom makes dazzling brooch bouquets, with hand sewn ribbon roses, in a wide array of colors, along with matching bridesmaids bouquets and boutonnières.

These unique creations last a lifetime and can be displayed forever. She began the business in 2015 with partner Robin Freeman.

The inspiration for Honoring Forever began when Leah’s younger sister got engaged and wanted a broochbouquet. The two sisters created the first bouquet together and sparked a passion for the budding business.

Leah spends her free time chasing around her crazy toddler and teenager. She works part time in a dental office; an industry she has loved working in for the past ten years. She started this business as a way to spend more time being present with her sons and as a way to embrace a lifelong enthusiasm for all things crafty.

Check out some of her unique designs at


Julie Herman Events | Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Introducing Julie Herman Events

I have the great delight in introducing you to one of Gainesvilles best wedding planners around.  I love to provide my clients with local businesses that I know and love. I have had the pleasure of working with some great small, local businesses who will take care of you like no other. Julie has an amazing eye for detail, has great communication skills and will help you plan your wedding each step of the way, from reviewing contracts, recommending vendors and day of coordination, Julie is your woman.

(note: images are provided by Julie Herman events and not taken by Photos by Daisy )

Julie will help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. I have enjoyed each wedding that she’s helped plan, and I just adore her style!

Check out some of her work!


About Julie Herman

Julie Herman was born with a passion for planning. Working 33 years in the insurance industry, raising three daughters and being a girl scout leader for 16 years has given Julie an eye for details and the energy to take on any event.

Through her years of experience with professional and educational settings, Julie is trained in organization and time management – essentials for event planning.

Drop Julie an Email and tell her I sent you! You’ll be happy to get to know her and her services.

Say HI!

Here’s some of her weddings at Haile Plantation Hall, C Bar Ranch and Clark Plantation

Fall in love….

The Boch Family | Gainesville Florida

Merry Christmas | The Boch Family ~ Gainesville, Florida

It was a brisk, Florida morning when I pulled up into the Christmas Tree Farm on the outskirts of Gainesville. It was a beautiful, dry, crisp day. Perfect for family pictures and perfect for layering some great Fall attire! and there they were, the adorable Boch family! with the little guys dressed in these cute matching plaid shirts, and their big grins! I could tell it was going to be a fun session- it already was the perfect scene. The Christmas tree farm has a small petting zoo and a sleigh. It was the makings of a great family session. The Bochs all had a great coordinating theme and it was just perfect! The boys were very excited to “help” hang the cute ornament props on the trees. Austin is always quiet at first, so the first few images are always him quietly observing and I love how he always finishes big! Check out that rock ‘n’ roll smile at the end, which I feel is the ultimate picture of Christmas happiness and should be made into a meme. Maybe I’ll do that later, after I’ve had more coffee! Andrew seems to be the more observant one, watching a lot, taking his brother in a lot, but we always hit it off and have a blast, and I must say that they are just so adorable. The hugs I get at the end make my heart melt. Until I see them again, and they grow another few inches, and look  more like little children. My heart melts all the time. They truly are adorable little boys who are so full of life and happiness. I know the Bochs are so proud of these little guys, you can just touch the love in these images! Merry Christmas Little Bochs!

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