Bring Your Wedding Décor & Floral Dreams to Life With Plants N’ Petals

Wisteria covered arch leading to ceremony aisle with glowing candles, lavender colored uplighting and white acrylic ghost chairs designed by Plants N' Petals at the Corinithian Houston.
Photo: Joe Cogliandro Photography | Venue: Corinthian Houston | Event Design + Florals: Plants N’ Petals

One of the most fun parts of planning your big day is finding unique and fun ways to express your love through your wedding décor, color palette, and theme. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right Houston wedding florist and designer to bring your vision to life! Whether your wedding will be intimate or extravagant, Plants N’ Petals has over 30 years of experience turning wedding décor dreams into realities.

Plants N’ Petals provides so much more than just incredible wedding florals. They provide everything needed to make your ceremony and reception picture perfect. Imagine a floral-adorned arch and lush florals lining the aisle, matching your bridal bouquet. Or, envision the reception tablescape of your dreams—think blooming wedding florals, vases, and candelabras atop luxury linens. Plants N’ Petals will provide it all, including coordinating tables and chairs! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Luxury Blooms: Tanglewood Flowers & Garden

White lush florals by Tanglewood Flowers & Garden.
Photo: Chris Bailey Photography | Floral Design and Decor: Tanglewood Flowers & Garden

Wedding flowers are considered by many to be a wedding-day staple. From walking down the aisle holding the bouquet of your dreams, to gorgeous floral arrangements throughout your venue, wedding florals are a romantic and beautiful way to accentuate your theme and wedding style. If you’ve already started exploring the world of wedding florals, you may have realized it can be a lot. There are so many ways to decorate with flowers and hundreds of options for which florals and fillers to incorporate. Plus, there’s also figuring out which flowers will be in season during your wedding. With these factors to consider and many more, the trick to navigating the process of picking your perfect wedding flowers is choosing the right local wedding florist.

Whether your Pinterest wedding board is overflowing with ideas or you aren’t quite sure where to start, you can trust the pros at Tanglewood Flowers & Garden to understand your needs and exceed your expectations. Tanglewood knows flowers. They’ve been serving clients in the greater Houston area as a full-service boutique flower shop and nursery for over 20 years (three generations for this family-owned and operated florist!), offering a vast selection of flowers and flawless customer service. The Tanglewood team provides an intimate and hand-tailored experience because they’re committed to making your wedding floral arrangements unforgettable for you and your guests!

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Floral Design Inspiration From Dream Bouquet

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Flowers & Decor: Dream Bouquet | Venue: Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon | Linens & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals | Photo: Stephania Campos
Want to know why we turn to beloved Houston event florist Dream Bouquet, again and again, for our most complex and beautiful styled shoots? Talent. Endless amounts of it. Starting with company owner Rebekah Edwards, and continuing with every member of her amazing team.

Dream Bouquet’s unique ability to design fabulous flowerscapes for each unique Houston wedding venue environment they work in is also why countless couples have turned to this boutique Houston floral design firm over the past two decades. From Houston’s most glamorous hotel ballrooms, to rustic-elegant ranches, grand estates and waterfront settings, Dream Bouquet designs for the space, and for the couple at the heart of the celebration. Edwards and her team turn out gorgeous table centerpieces, floral walls and floral chandeliers, stage and room decor, and beautiful bridal bouquets, groom’s boutonnieres and personal flowers for every member of your bridal party. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Top Houston Wedding Florist Q&A: Plants N’ Petals

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Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Plants N’ Petals | Photo: Michael Carr Photography
As its company name implies, gorgeous flower arrangements are at the heart of Plants N’ Petals‘ wedding services. But this top Houston wedding florist does so much more than provide pretty flowers. Many of Houston’s highest-profile weddings and events call upon Plants N’ Petals for its award-winning event production expertise. From lounge and linen rentals to custom ceremony backdrops to couture lighting and elaborate ceiling decor, Plants N’ Petals transforms weddings into unforgettable events. As senior wedding event designer for this renowned Houston event company, Bahara Jamea is the design talent behind many of Plants N’ Petals most extraordinary weddings. Find out how she approaches wedding design, what’s trending for 2020 weddings…and which recent wedding was her biggest design challenge, in this exclusive Q&A!

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Celebrity Floral Designer Ariel Dearie Takes Us Behind Her Designs

Writer: Natasha Garber

While managing a Brooklyn restaurant in the early 2000’s, Ariel Dearie would put together the occasional flower arrangement for her employer—a hobby she came to adore. Though she had been planning to open her own café for years, her passion for floral design took over, and after arranging flowers for a few friends’ weddings one summer, she found herself on a new, and very successful, career path.  With the launch of Ariel Dearie Flowers in 2011, Dearie began making a major name for herself, attracting fashionable corporate clients including Dior, Prada and Bulgari, and working on photo shoots with notables including Isabella Rossellini, Jessica Chastain and Hillary Clinton. Her own “Vogue”-featured 2015 wedding, set at Brooklyn’s Boathouse at Prospect Park, and decked out with sprigs of fern, sinewy orchids and pomegranates, is emblematic of her design sensibility. And her sensible approach to wedding floral that is as evocative as it is unfussy is a style-minded bride’s dream-come-true. Check out or exclusive Q&A, and then find your own Houston wedding florist, and start growing your one-of-a-kind wedding design!

Ariel-Dearie-Refinery-Hotel Photo: Courtesy of Ariel Dearie

Weddings in Houston: What influence does your New Orleans background have on your floral design aesthetic?

Ariel Dearie: Growing up in a lush, verdant city definitely had an impact on my work. I think that going from New Orleans to New York really left me with a longing for more green and more nature. Some of my favorite Southern flowers are camellias, azaleas and smilax foliage.

Ariel-Dearie-Flower-Arrangement Photo: Courtesy of Ariel Dearie

WIH: What changes have you seen in couples’ floral preferences since you launched your business in 2011?

AD: Over the past years, having beautiful flowers at your wedding has become just as important as having a great venue or a great photographer. Our couples have started requesting flowers that are unexpected and out of the ordinary, and they also want to have non-floral elements included in their arrangements, like fruit, feathers and nuts. Instead of just standard roses, they want frilly garden roses blended with textural foliage and berries. Instead of a ball of hydrangeas, they want lace hydrangea as an accent with tree peonies and kumquats. Instead of simple clear glass vessels, our couples usually choose from our inventory of antique silver, brass and ceramic pieces.

WIH: What are some of your favorite bouquet ideas, and how do you collaborate with each bride to make sure she has a bouquet she’ll cherish?

AD: I love loose, flowing bouquets that feel as if you’ve just swept up the blooms from a garden. When coming up with a bouquet design for our clients, I usually ask what they want to carry and how they want to feel while carrying it. We also take their dress and the wedding setting into account. I love when brides want to include a family heirloom or sentimental item in their bouquet. I think it makes the bouquet extra special.

WIH: What floral trends or design “fallbacks” do you dislike most? 

AD: I don’t really like super-tight floral arrangements that cease to look like flowers. I don’t think flowers should be heavily manipulated to look like something they’re not.

Ariel-Dearie Photo: Courtesy of Ariel Dearie

WIH: What design trends are you seeing evolve for your 2018 weddings?

AD: For the past few years and continuing into the 2018 season, couples have been requesting larger-scale installations in addition to bouquets and table centerpieces. These have included hanging floral pieces suspended over the tables and lush arches for the entryways. To create these, we love to use vines such as smilax and pair those with garden roses, peonies and Dutch carnations.

WIH: What is your top wedding tip for couples tying the knot in Houston—where climate is an issue any time of year?

AD: For outdoor weddings, always have a good Plan B, in case the weather isn’t cooperating. And make sure to choose a venue where you’d be happy with either the indoor or outdoor options. It’s just one less (big) thing to stress about!

WIH: What do you love most about working on weddings?

AD: We have been so fortunate with the clients we have gotten to work with. I think there’s something about the natural, loose style of our flowers that just attracts really lovely people to our work!

Ariel-Dearie Photo: Courtesy of Ariel Dearie