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Letisha & Marshall's Vintage Daisy Wedding

Hosting a Wedding at a Historical Mansion? A "Vintage Theme" is ultimately approporiate.  My clients Letisha and Marshall wanted to acknowledge Letisha's deceased mother by utilizing her mother's favorite flower "Daisies" while creating a vintage theme. 
 
I was estatic when I first saw the arrangements from DaVinci Florist and the results are nothing but sophisticated, fabulous and chic! Their attention to details is astonishing.
 
The Details:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRIDESMAIDS BQT Hand tied bouquet of white gerbera daisies with black center and hot pink gerbera daisies with black center, wrapped with white ribbon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRIDAL BQT Hand tied bouquet of picasso mini calla lilies and white gerbera daisies, wrapped with white ribbon and with crystals on the wrap.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CENTERPIECE I Floral arrangement of white gerbera daisies with black center, on top of the tall crystal stand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CENTERPIECE II floral arrangement of white gerbera daisies with black center, inside of the crystal glass urn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wedding cake adorned white gerbera daisy with black center and Custom Bon Bons!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Photography:FootPrint Fotos
 
 

Happy Black History Month

Happy Black History Month.  Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Since its inception in 1926, Black History Month has always been celebrated in February.

What Is the Theme for This Year's Black History Month? The Theme for 2011Black History Month is African Americans and the Civil War.


7th Principle of Kwanzaa

Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith Believing in our people, our families, our educators, our leaders, and the righteousness of the African American struggle.

Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah) Creativity

Happy 6th day of Kwanzaa
 
Today's Principle is: Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah) Creativity: To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
 
What is your Kuumba?
 
My Kuumba is: As a Catering/Event Director, my creative juices flow everyday, however; my most creative event this year was April 22, 2010.
 
Custom Table Design by Sherifa Phillpotts/Distinguished Daughter

Nia (nee–YAH) Purpose

Happy 5th day of Kwanzaa
 
Today's Principle is Nia (nee–YAH) Purpose: To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
 
What is your Nia
 
My Nia is: A Message from Dr. Maya Angelou
 
"A Pledge to Save Our Youth" Young women, young men of color, we add our voices to the voices of your ancestors who speak to you over ancient seas and across impossible mountain tops. Come up from the gloom of national neglect, you have already been paid for. Come out of the shadow of irrational prejudice, you owe no racial debt to history. The blood of our bodies and the prayers of our souls have bought you a future free from shame and bright beyond the telling of it. We pledge ourselves and our resources to seek for you clean and well-furnished schools, safe and non-threatening streets, employment which makes use of your talents, but does not degrade your dignity. You are the best we have.You are all we have.You are what we have become. We pledge you our whole hearts from this day forward.- Dr. Maya Angelou
 

Ujamaa (oo–JAH–mah) Cooperative Economics

Happy 4th day of Kwanzaa
 
Today's Principle is Ujamaa (oo–JAH–mah) Cooperative Economics: To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
 
What is your Ujamaa
 
My Ujamaa is: As a family of entrepreneurs we plan to maintain our own businesses and pull all of our resources together to form a stronger empire.

Ujima

Happy 3rd day of Kwanzaa
Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility. The 3rd principle of Kwanzaa. Irie Corner Caterers Blog
 
Today's Principle is Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What is your Ujima
 
My Ujima is: To continue to work collectively on our family business and gain positive exposure within our community.

Happy Kwanzaa

 Kinara (The Candle Holder)
 This is symbolic of our roots, our parent people -- continental Africans.
irie Corner Caterers BlogKwanzaa is a African Holiday which has seven principles, seven candles and seven special days. 
 
Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community.
 
The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning first fruits of the harvest.
 
The 1st Principle is: Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
 
What is your Umoja?
 
My Umoja is: As the "event planner", I organize and gather my family to spend quality time for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

Kujichagulia means Self Determination. The 2nd Principle of Kwanzaa. irie Corner Caterers BlogHappy 2nd day of Kwanzaa.
 
Today's Principle is Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
 
 
 
 
What is your Kujichagulia? 
 
My Kujichagulia is: growing up my parents taught my siblings and I to live up to our African names/meanings.  My name Sherifa Wallatta means "distinguished daughter" and in my day to day walk I strive to live up to being distinguished.

Thanksgiving

Let me first begin with My Thanksgiving prayer for my immediate family and for you my extended family:
 
Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
 
Our Irie Corner Thanksgiving family specialty is our unique "Island Spiced Jerk Turkey with Seasoned Polenta Stuffing".
 
What's your Thanksgiving Day specialty?