Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Flowers’

E Johnston Designs Knows Southern Weddings Like Nobody’s Business

Monday, October 30th, 2017

E Johnston Designs Houston Wedding Florist Flowers: E Johnston Designs | Styling: Tammy’s Table

In a town where lavish opulence rules and bling is king (ok, queen), we know that some of y’all are wondering just where a sweet Southern gal is supposed to turn for good old fashioned understated wedding elegance. We feel you, darlings. And it’s with you in mind that we’re singing the praises of E Johnston Designs today on the blog. Keep scrolling for more….

E Johnston Designs Tulips Roses Table Centerpiece Flowers: E Johnston Designs | Photo: C. Baron Photography

If fresh, sweet Southern pretty is what you’re after for your Houston-area wedding, you need to schedule an appointment with Elaine Johnston, and find out what this skilled and super intuitive Spring-based florist can come up with to flesh out your nascent floral fantasy.

E Johnston Designs Babys Breath Bridesmaid Bouquets Flowers: E Johnston Designs

We’re so delighted to have E Johnston Designs as a new member of the Weddings in Houston family, and we can’t wait to show off more of Elaine’s lovely work in the coming months! In the meantime, get your fill of soft, Southern floral-design favorites–from tulips and hyacinth to pastel cut crystal to baby’s breath bunches that look lighter than air–and then get yourself over to E Johnston Designs for your very own wedding floral consultation!

 

 

Celebrity Floral Designer Ariel Dearie Takes Us Behind Her Designs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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

Wedding Floral Inspiration for Every Season by TnT Events

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Trish Nguyen, Houston wedding decorator, florist and founder of TNT Events, has an impeccable eye for detail and flair for florals. She has pulled off everything from royal-inspired weddings, complete with plush seating and luxurious lighting and draping, to rustically romantic outdoor ceremonies, to oh-so-modern affairs with lucite chairs and over-the-top floral arrangements all within a reasonable price point.

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Because of Trish’s stellar taste and knack for all things design and decor, we asked her to share with us four floral design inspirations from every season. Take a peek below and let those ideas blossom!  

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Winter: We love the subtle blue hues of these Dusty Miller leaves, mixed with large white petals and smaller green accents in TNT’s winter floral display! This look says elegance with a hint of eclectic, rustic charm. The boutonnière on the left also perfects the use of natural elements in a masculine look.

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Spring: Nothing shouts springtime like a dash of bold, bright colors. The mix of hot pink blooms, blush roses and eclectic greenery is the perfect combination for brides who want their wedding day look to really pop!

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Summer: A softer look, complete with pink and peach garden roses, accented by beautiful baby’s breath makes for the most romantic of summer looks. Houston brides might want to stay away from the Texas heat outside, but there’s no reason they can’t have a lush flower display in hand like this one from TNT!

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Fall: As the colors change throughout the rest of the country (not so much in Houston), fall floral arrangements follow suit. We love the warm orange and yellows on display here, with the adorable purple succulent that ties the whole look together to create something truly unique! This look is perfect for the less traditional of brides, looking to push the envelope, but remain elegant.

Like what you see? Have some ideas in bloom? Schedule a consultation with TNT Events today! And don’t forget to tell Trish you heard about her on the Houston Wedding Blog!

Wedding Florists and Decorators at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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The flower arrangements and decor details you bring to your wedding will tie together your venue, color palette and theme, to create a fully immersive environment in which you and your beloved friends and family may celebrate the magic of your nuptial bond.

Eight premier wedding florists and decor experts —Balushka Paper Floral ArtistryBlooms Design Studio, Darryl & Co., Flora & EventiHaute Flowers & Events, Keisha’s Kreations, LBL Event Rentals and TnT Events – Photography + Decorations — will be showcasing their finest floral arrangements, wedding reception table displays and ambient decor, at our our signature I Do! Wedding Soiree, Feb. 28th from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Corinthian. Meet them, talk to them about what they do and how they do it, and begin to visualize the most unforgettable wedding of all time: yours. Take a peek at the photos below for floral, decor and wedding day inspiration from our Soiree exhibitors, and be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out…they always do!

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Top Left Photo: Civic Photos, Decor: Darryl & Co | Top Right Photo: Courtesy of Keisha’s Kreations | Bottom Photo: D.Jones Photography, Tablescape: Blooms Design Studio

Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, and you could WIN an incredible $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Weekend Romance Escape!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Trust us, you don’t miss out on this giveaway!

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Top Photo: Stacey Anderson Photography, Decor: LBL Event Rentals | Left Photo: Courtesy of  TnT Events – Photography + Decorations | Right Photo: Jessica Pledger Photography, Decor: Haute Flowers & Events | Bottom Photo: Kim Schaffer, Decor: Balushka Paper Floral Artistry

Budget-Friendly, Beautiful Bridesmaids Bouquets

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Our recent Facebook post on one bride’s baby’s breath bridesmaids’ bouquets got lots of y’all talking—some loved ’em, some…not so much. One commenter suggested carnations instead, if budget was an issue. Which got us thinking: There are so many options for bridesmaids bouquets that are both budget-friendly and beautiful. The key is sticking with one or two simple, striking flower types, and taking a monochromatic approach (a pop of accent color is fine). Check out some of our favorites right here, and make sure to Pin to your wedding inspiration board or share with your florist.

1. Antique Carnations Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Branco Prata 2. Baby’s Breath & Eucalyptus Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Allison Stahl 3. Blue Hydrangea Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Hales Studio 4. Dinner Plate Dahlia Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo via Happy Wed 5. Garden Rose Herb Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Michelle Warren Photography 6. Gerbera Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Boro Creative Visions 7. Pink Rose & Baby’s Breath Rustic Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Live View Studios 8. Sunflower & Daisy Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Emmaline Bride