6.15.18 Cooper + Megan

Getting to be a part of a wedding for someone you know is an extra special gift! This is how it was with this lovely bride.  I had watched Megan grow up from Junior High on to her wedding day since she had attended the same school as my daughters.  She is both beautiful inside and out and I know that Cooper is one lucky guy!  They seem to be the perfect fit for each other and I know they will have some wonderful adventures ahead.  Megan’s bouquet is filled with peony, blue hydrangea, scabiosa, garden roses, wax flower, mertyl, and seeded eucalptus. We set the tables with white linens, gold runners, gold chargers and beautiful china to add to the elegance of the event. Her table centerpieces were a mixture of lanterns with florals and greens flowing down the sides and lush floral rings around a mercury glass candle holder. The wedding took place at Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, Texas.  Beautiful photography by Tara Smith Photography.

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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

6.02.18 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!

6.16.18 Jacob + Jane

Navy, gray and white were the theme colors for this East Texas wedding.  Jane wanted an all white bouquet with lots of flowing greens. The bridesmaids bouquets also coordinated with hers in this monochromatic style.  The bridal bouquet features creamy white David Austin Garden roses, with a fragrance so yummy you just want to eat them!  In addition the bouquet also has hydrangea, scabiosa, rananculus, freesia, and green hypericum berries to give the bouquet a lovely variety of texture and movement.  Lanterns with touches of greens lined the aisle and were used on tables in the reception following the ceremony.  Simple mercury glass candles surrounded in greens on crisp white tablecloths added to the simple elegance of the day.   The beautiful photography is by Noreen Nartia of Capturing Me Photography.  Venue is Centaur Arabian Farms in Flint, Texas.