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  • June23rd

    I was asked by Brooke Howsley, the owner of Austin based Pollen Floral Art , to answer a few questions for her blog. These kind of featured interviews are usually reserved for the big name designers and I’m completely humbled that she featured me on her blog. What a huge compliment, thanks again Brooke.
    Brooke’s work is amazing and has that sense of elegance and art that I hope to someday master in my own work. Here’s a small sampling of work from her website. Enjoy!


  • June13th

    Caroline chose a blue and white color scheme and tastefully tied all of her details together with those colors. From her invitations and programs, the bridal party attire, church and reception decor and the candy table… everything was coordinated beautifully with classic bridal blue and white.

    Caroline’s bouquet was large and lush with blue hydrangea, white calla lilies, Vendela roses and stephanotis blooms with pearl centers.

    The bridesmaids carried bouquets of white hydrangea, Casablanca lilies and Vendela roses with blue satin ribbon.

    The cake was done by Cakes by Marilyn and was just stunning! We used the blue hydrangea to accent the details on each layer. The photographs above are from Tammy Bryan Wedding Photography. Her images really tied in beautifully with the classic feeling of this whole wedding… another detail perfectly chosen!

    Centerpieces were blue hydrangea and ivory lilies. If you notice, the votive candles have a blue swirl design on them. They were all individually hand-painted by the Mother of the Bride to coordinate with the design on the invitation. She also handmade the blue satin squares to match the bridesmaids’ gowns. Honestly, I haven’t seen this much loving and impeccable attention to detail in a long time. Every where you turned things were just covered in these personal little touches. It truly made everything feel so beautiful, welcoming and personalized.

    We also did a large candy buffet which tied into the blue theme. Believe it or not, this is actually only half of the table! I love doing candy tables. When done right, they can be a elegant and whimsical addition to your event. My favorite part, though, is the expressions on everyone’s faces! Most friends and family coming to your wedding have not yet seen these displays and are just super excited about the whole thing. A well executed candy table isn’t any less expensive than purchasing favors for your guests. However, most favors rarely make it home with the guests and even fewer ever actually get used. A candy table is a great way to bring the wedding excitement to your guests. I promise you, the abundance of sugar and color brings out the 5 year old in almost everyone!! If you’d like to do a candy table at your event, I have a large selection of jars, vases and scoops available for a small rental fee. I can also help you coordinate the candy and purchase in bulk.

    Another vendor that needs mentioning is the caterer. Travis and Michelle with Be Creative Catering were absolutely fabulous to work with. Every detail was executed to perfection, they were incredibly professional and friendly and most importantly – the food was fantastic and their prices are super reasonable. They can also coordinate most of your rental needs including tents, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware even novelty items like popcorn and cotton candy machines!

  • June7th

    These flowers are for the Your Bridal Show at the NKY Convention Center this Sunday, June 8, 2008. Jen Pritchard, of Your Wedding By Jen, asked me to do some flowers for her booth at the show. This show will be benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation, so I went with a pink color scheme with black accents. I put together a bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet, flower girl pomander and 2 centerpieces. Flowers include Latin Breeze, Akito and Sweet Akito roses, gerber daisies, stock, lisianthus, astilbe, and birch branches.