Although I have some personal connections to several women involved with the IF Gathering (like way back in my high school days), my floral connection to the event happened in a round about way through the talented Tiana Mae Designs.
After processing flowers in my home, Sole and I drove the blooms down to Austin, spent the night and then set up with the IF ladies on Thursday. Knowing we would be going in several directions at once, I asked for one or two volunteers to help us and we got to know the sweet Judy who was a life saver.
The IF team wanted a laid back and textural vibe and we all loved king protea, so the end result was full of the interesting flower. I cannot tell you how many people I introduced to the king protea that day-- I'm fine if that is my life's calling. :)
Getting to design for this event and support the ministry overall from this behind the scenes role was a huge blessing to me. I love the IF ladies, love pushing myself creatively, and love what the Lord is doing through women around the world. All I've got are iPhone pics from the day we set up, but take a look at our Austin adventure!