5.18.18 KETK Wedding Week Interview

With all eyes on the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, I had the pleasure of interviewing with KETK for their East Texas Live program during the wedding week. I created a bouquet in honor of Meghan Markle with some of the favorite flowers of past royal weddings, including the tradition of sprigs of Myrtle which have been in every royal bridal bouquet dating back to the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria. Meghan’s actual bouquet included Forget-Me-Nots (a favorite of Princess Diana’s), sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia as well as the sprig of myrtle.

“Myrtle symbolizes hope and love, making it a fitting addition to any bride's bouquet, royal or not.”

The bouquet I created included pink peony, scabiosa, anemonie, roses, astilbe, hydrangea, wax flower and trailing jasmine vines. I also created some of my custom floral jewelry which is a new trend for weddings. The jewelry pieces featured orchids and tiny succulents. My sweet and talented photographer friend, Noreen Nartia, of Capturing Me photography, met me at the house following my interview for this fun photo shoot. Thank you Noreen for the lovely photos!!

Here is the link for the program: https://www.easttexasmatters.com/entertainment/east-texas-live/wedding-week_20180522102430/1192037714

6.30.18 Jeremy + Ashley

It is always a great pleasure to do a wedding for someone you have watched grow up. I have known Ashley since she was in elementary school and also have had the pleasure of doing the weddings for her two older sisters as well. You can imagine how excited I was when they called and asked if I would once again take care of the wedding details. The ceremony took place at Green Acres Baptist Church and the reception was celebrated at The Cascades Country Club. This is such a precious family and I loved being able to design all of her flowers as well as be her wedding coordinator. Jeremy is a perfect match for Ashley and I know they will have an amazing life together!

5.26.18 Cody + Meghan

Meghan and Cody chose Centaur Arabian Farms in Tyler, Texas for their special day!  I love the scenery as well as the wonderful staff at this unique venue.  It's the perfect location when you want a little bit of country that is not too far from the city kind of place.  Meghan told me she wanted a touch of burgundy with some blush tones for her bouquet and then let me run with the design. I chose to bring in the creamy and fragrant David Austin roses along with white hydrangea, burgundy scabiosa, spray roses, hypericum berries and a touch of astrantia and dusty miller for the wonderful texture.  Trailing jasmine vines from my garden finished the bouquet.  This bride was as sweet as pie which you can tell from the lovely photos taken by Noreen Nartia at Capturing Me Photography.  Putting it all together...it was a perfect day celebrating with friends and family!

6.02.18 Chris + Maribeth

An intimate home wedding was just what this sweet southern bride wanted.  Maribeth, an art teacher, and Chris, a musician, chose to celebrate with family and close friends at her parents' home in Chandler, Texas.  I was the florist and wedding coordinator for this wedding and it is always a pleasure to get to see all the details come together and be a part of the celebration to the very end. 

Maribeth and her dad constructed the arch for the ceremony from branches off of their farm and I had the pleasure of decorating it with vines, eucalyptus, springerii fern and and lovely flowers.  The tones were soft and romantic.  Maribeth wore a veil for the ceremony and then changed to a floral ring that I created for her to wear during the backyard reception that followed. Her bouquet featured pink peony, scabiosa, hydrangea, garden roses, and a touch of succulents.  Her three nieces were the sweetest flower girls with the floral rings I designed for each one.  They passed out cones of rose petals for the guests to toss at the end of the ceremony.  The backyard reception was catered by a local Mexican food restaurant.  (In Texas, we love our Tex-Mex at any celebration!)  Tables were set with crisp white tablecloths and mason jar centerpieces of hydrangeas and roses on woodslabs, for that added rustic charm, and surrounded by mercury glass votive candles.  My favorite part of this evening was seeing the groom join this band of friends from around the country and sing his heart out to his precious bride.   The bride's father even joined in with a song of his own.  Champagne was poured, guests sang and dance and the fireflies lit up the night.  It was like a summer dream!

Special thanks to Tara Smith Photography for the lovely photos!