I had the privilege of doing wedding flowers for a wonderful couple here in Austin. Michele and James were such a joy to work with. Truly the perfect couple. They picked one of my favorite venues in South Austin – Mercury Hall. It is a hidden gem in the city. The beautiful stained glass windows add so much character to the space. The old oak trees filter the light perfectly for ceremonies. Plus the weather was perfect for an outdoor ceremony.
For the bouquets we used a delightful array of roses, garden roses, spray roses, dahlias, and tulips. We added a bit of texture in the bridal bouquet with some succulents, pods, and seeded eucalyptus.
We designed the sweetheart table with a silver compote dish with a lush bedding of mixed greenery and layers of roses, dahlias, stock, hypericum, and spray roses. The guest tables were decorated with mason jars filled with safflower, alstromeria, spider mums, and roses.
I decided to custom build an arch for this wedding. I was very pleased with the end result. It was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The arch was anchored with planters that held green and blooming plants. I hung vintage lace curtains and tied them back with flowers gatherings.
Thanks for taking a look. Enjoy!
2014 Styled Shoot
I collaborated with my wonderful friend Anhelo Escalante for this styled shoot. We shot this in late April but we were playing with color palettes that would transition well into the fall. The shoot took place on Austin’s Eastside. The weather was wonderful and the skies were perfect for outdoor photography. Alicia Vega Photography and Model Rossi Ann Saenz helped create and capture our vision.
Some images are NSFW.
My good friend and former coworker Felicia contacted me to create a few items for a couple in San Antonio. The couple had decided not purchase flowers for their wedding to save some money. Felicia has worked in the floral industry and knows flowers give wedding ceremonies an extra element of beauty. She didn’t want the couple to go without knowing they would have purchased flowers if their budget allowed. Her solution was to offer to buy them as her gift. They accepted and here is what I created.
For the bridal bouquet I used white oriental lilies, lavender roses, pale pink ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus, and foxtail fern. I accented with silver wire and used a textured ribbon to dress the stems. For the boutonniere I kept it clean and simple. A few springs of seeded eucalyptus and a pale pink ranunculus.
This post is about a hard lesson learned in the floral world. ALWAYS take pictures of your work. The images below are from two separate weddings I did that had very similar color palettes and flower varieties. They were both full service weddings YET I only have a total of five images. Wedding work is a lot of work. I know most blogs will tell you the exact opposite. As a floral designer it is hard to get everything set in place, track down all the attendants, and family members PLUS take pictures to document the moment.
I will try to be better about keeping up with pictures on future events. I might just need an assistant. Enjoy.
I worked with Candy to create a bouquet and boutonniere for her wedding in South Austin. She loves bling and wanted to make sure her bouquet had a bit of sparkle. That doesn’t mean she wanted a pale palette. We decided to use Sexy Red roses as the main focal flower. She wanted a touch of the classic wedding feel, so adding Vandela roses helped round out the design and soften the overall look. To get some texture and flair I incorporated some feathers and tinted foliage to the bouquet.
The boutonniere picture was taken in my car. My zombie head just wanted to hog up the image. Enjoy.