Austin Amour

Sabrina & David – April 10, 2017

Mercury Hall – Austin, Texas

I met Sabrina and David through a wonderful friend Anhelo. I instantly knew that I wanted to work on their wedding since Sabrina and David had such good souls and sweet personalities. Our meeting went a little longer than most consultations since we started talking about much more than just wedding flowers. I loved the process of working with them and  figuring out details that would make their wedding so very special. Sabrina wanted a very natural look to her bouquets, and flower crowns. She collected vintage vases that I was able to adorn with blossoms and surround the tablescapes with loose foliage. All the colored glass vessels that Sabrina collected complimented the stained glass windows of Mercury Hall. Her vision was charming and delightful. As the pictures show love is sweet – especially when the couple is too!

All images provided by Bells & Whistles Productions

 

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Wedding at Texas Old Town

Priscilla & Brian

April 28, 2017

When Jen Q sent me a message to ask if I could talk to her little sister about some wedding flowers I said YES! Little did I know that Priscilla would be the most relaxed bride I have ever seen!!! I loved her laid back style and great sense of humor. Priscilla wanted to keep flowers looking natural and not over the top. She gave me the color palette she wanted to work with and let me do the rest. Priscilla and Brian’s crew were so nice and sweet during set up they fit right in at Texas Old Town. This group showed off exactly what it means to have Texas charm.

All Photos Provided By Apryl Ann Photography

Such Great Hites

I had the pleasure of working with this amazing couple Kayla and Andrew. Their wedding day was full of fun and laughter. Kayla and Andrew were surrounded by an awesome group of friends and family at the picturesque Pecan Springs Ranch. I am honored they allowed me to help create a beautiful day for them to share with their loved ones.

Plus aren’t they all so damn good looking. Not only that, but this group knew how to party! The perfect combination of fun and beauty – truly Austin style. I wish them all the best.

ALL IMAGES PROVIDED BY BRIANA PURSER PHOTOGRAPHY.

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South Austin Wedding- Mercury Hall

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!

 

 

San Antonio Bound

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.

Enjoy.

 

Give me a Shiner

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.