As a long time fan of wedding blog The Bride’s Cafe, it is a privilege to be able to share with you the woman of integrity and kindness who stands behind it. Janie Medley is strength, beauty, talent, and heart all rolled into one. In her past Janie has had to overcome some personal trials and devastating challenges which has in turn taught her to be a resilient and passionate person who makes it a point to cherish each day. Because of this she values how powerful and precious life and people can be and this is eminent in the truth and love behind each post she writes. Janie splits her time between her successful Washington DC floral design company, Janie Medley Flora Design and the fabulous blog The Bride’s Café, where her enticing posts draw in over 7,500 readers each day.
Many brides, photographers, wedding planners, stationers and other loyal readers are in love with The Bride’s Cafe’s approach to the “edgy. sophisticated. romantic” elements of weddings. Even the media can’t get enough of her work! She’s been featured in Instyle Weddings magazine as one of their preferred wedding blogs and has graced the beautiful pages of The Knot and Bride & Bloom magazines. Virgina locals may have even caught Janie’s on air television debut on the CBS affiliate, “Virginia This Morning”.
One of Janie’s stunning bouquets photographed by Open Air Photography
Since Janie is a floral designer extraordinaire, it’s appropriate to ask you if you think there is some insight to someone’s personality based on the type of flowers they like. I’d like to think so, and it’s no surprise to me why Janie’s favorite flowers are tulips and peonies. They represent the same grace, elegance and welcoming presence that she does. When I asked Janie what inspires her in the wedding business and in life it was both simple and heart warming: her mom! “My mom is my biggest inspiration! She raised me to be a strong woman and to always be positive no matter what life throws at me. I have to make the best of it; it will truly always work out if you just have faith and do the right thing. My faith gets me through each and every day.” Undoubtedly Janie inspires many of us everyday and as an avid reader and supporter of everything she does, I want to thank her for continuing to raise the bar of style, class, and excellence in the wedding industry. Follow her on Twitter!
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from posts that have been featured on The Brides Cafe
( click on the image to be taken directly to the feature on Janie’s blog)
Photography by Alisha Hurt
Photography by Alisha Hurt
Bouquet by Flowerwild
Photographed by Leigh Miller
Photography by Steep Street Photography
Photographed by Leo Patrone Photography
Photographed by Kate Headley Photography