Dreamy Houston Zoo Wedding

Dreamy Houston Zoo Wedding

 

It all started with frequent trips to the zoo as a young child and a de Gournay’s Amazonia wallpaper. This was the ultimate inspiration for Cat and Winston’s incredibly dreamy Houston Zoo Wedding.

Cat continued the theme throughout the wedding design with thoughtful details that were meant to stand out. Such as, her my grandmother’s collection of ginger jars, zoo-animal topiaries, a blueprint seating chart drafted by Winston (an incredible architect), a face painting station for kids of all ages, Barnum’s Animal Crackers for parting favors and her wedding shoes which were ​Aquazurra for de Gournay, in the exact print as the inspirational wallpaper.

Cat’s bouquet was a lush combo of off-white and blush blooms such as: white peonies, antique hydrangea, clematis, ranunculus butterfly, as well as secret garden and pink O’Hara roses for a pop of color.

Meticulously designed wedding invitations introduced the zoo theme to their 300 guests.  Cat combined the de Gournay Amazonia wallpaper with her favorite zoo animals to set the tone and give their guests a glimpse of what they could expect on the big day.

For an extra personal touch, a similar design to her grandmother’s ginger jars was printed on the wedding envelopes.

By far one of our biggest projects, our team went through over 2,000+ blooms and greenery!

The head table contained 33 stone urns with a mixture of pastels and blues, with minimal greens; while large trumpet vessels overflowing with green foliage added height and petite mint juleps cups were employed to accent the arrangements and punctuate each stone urn.

Custom made de Gournay Amazonia linens were laid over Tuscany light blue linens for added contrast and accents.

There were 6 distinct patterns and colored linens used throughout the reception, including a green pattern for the cake table and a blue china pattern for round guest tables.

Twenty ginger jars overflowing with blush and white blooms with touches of greenery were placed atop the guest tables to continue the theme. The ginger jars were compliments of Cat’s grandmother adding a very special touch that was incorporated into the overall theme, truly setting her wedding apart.

This couple made sure their wedding was truly unique, from the invitations to the wedding cake and Cat’s shoes, allowing guests to see their personality shine throughout every design element.

This Houston Zoo wedding was so unique and magical event that it was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings this month! We were so excited to share a mutual dream come true from both our end and Cat’s!

Check out our feature on the link below, and make sure keep up with the magic @lbjfloralandevents !

https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/656901/houston-zoo-wedding-minerva-house?slide=908493

Dreamy Spring Bouquets

Dreamy Spring Bouquets

Spring brides, they say you are the lucky ones… you get to walk down the aisle with the most coveted of blooms. And boy, will these gushing spring bouquets make you shine on your biggest day!

We can’t promise that choosing the right one amongst all the gorgeous choices will be a breeze, but we have gathered some of our favorites to help make your decision a little easier.

Sweet Wildflower Bouquets

If you could walk through a field of wildflowers and pick your favorites, this bouquet would be it. A loose and heavily textured bouquet straight from the blooming field, wrapped in silk ribbons to send you down the aisle.

Choosing a wildflower bouquet will give your big day a more natural and romantic feel.

Oh, so Natural!

A classic green and white combo will give you that sophisticated yet natural look you’ve been yearning for.

With a clean and timeless look, Natural bouquets complement any style of wedding dress and won’t draw attention away from the star of the show. Even better, they go with nearly every color scheme and will fit in with your celebration’s style no matter the formality of the day!

Romance Wrapped in Silk

If you’re going for high romance on your wedding day, the feel can be carried through from your wedding veil down to your bouquet and into your venue décor.

Add romantic touches by adding in soft blooms and warm colors; combine them with a touch of texture by adding in natural greens and darker blooms for the perfectly balanced, romantic wedding bouquet.

Be Bold

With spring, comes the bright blooms! With more of a variety of colors to choose from, why wouldn’t you want to go bold with your wedding bouquet?

Think blues and purples or orange and magenta hues, something bright enough for your groom to spot his future wife and shed a tear or two!

Whether you’re a natural, romantic, classic, or bold bride, we want to help you chose the florals that are right for you. Give our team a call today to discuss your wedding inspiration!

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Citrus-Infused Texas Wedding

Citrus-Infused Texas Wedding

 

This lovely Texas bride was all about color for her wedding. From bright yellows to deep reds, we worked our way through a rainbow of colored blooms and citrusy scents.

The barn setting of Beckendorff Farms was the perfect backdrop for this sweet Texas wedding. Handcrafted elements of the venue were pulled into the overall design to create a natural-meets-glam color-infused wedding.

Twelve gorgeous bridesmaid’s bouquets were created to include a mix of colorful florals such as Hot Eskimo Roses, Peach Ranunculus, Stock flowers, and a variety of greens for a splash of texture.

The colorful theme continued through to the bride’s bouquet, where red stems of Ranunculus and Gloriosa were added to complement the bridesmaid’s dresses.

This wedding party’s florals were chock-full of color and texture!

Colorful blooms are all the more effective in a minimalist setting.

The barn style venue is an all wooden estate, from the high beams to their signature French “X” back wooden chairs, allowing the colorful palette to truly pop!

Cream colored linens were placed on the round guest tables with cheesecloth runners on the farm tables. This curated mix of neutral tones and textures allowed the colorful arrangements to draw the eye.

Three designs were strategically placed on guests’ tables to create a panoply of color, texture, and height, including tall gold cages gushing with greenery and hydrangeas for an added touch of texture.

A cluster of blooming bud vases with cylinders and pillar candles added a touch of romance to the round guest tables.

While gold compotes bursting with bright blooms added a splash of vibrant fun.

Long family-style farm tables were adorned with a romantic setting straight from a fairytale, the cheesecloth runners and pillar candles added a hint of romantic softness to stone urns filled with bright blooms and citrus elements.

Combining florals and citrus fruit created a beautiful fresh aroma that wafted throughout the room, setting the tone for this Texas theme evening.

Our team loves to work with couples with unique visions for their special day and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings for all of our happy couples!

Stay tuned!

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5 Beautiful Blooms to add to your Spring Wedding!

5 Beautiful Blooms to add to your Spring Wedding!

 

 

Spring has sprung and it’s gushing with gorgeous blooms!

They say Spring brides are the luckiest because some of the most beautiful flowers bloom in the warm spring sun.

Peonies

Peonies are known for coming in bright spring colors and having an excess of fluffy petals.

A Coral Charm peony is an early-blooming semi-double (a flower with two or three times the normal number of petals), whose deep coral buds open to form glowing chalices of smooth coral peach.

Pop one of these peachy babies in your bouquet or arrangements to add some eye-catching color!

Tulips

Ohh tulips, our one true love!

The most colorful of all spring flowers and a favorite among gardeners, as they are one of the easiest flowers to grow!

These sweet blooms stand tall and pretty adding a touch of simple elegance and height to any spring bouquet!

Juliet Garden Rose

Juliet Garden Roses are known for their full-petaled look and ruffled edges, and is a classic selection for soft, vintage, and shabby chic themes!

The Juliet rose is perfect for adding a sense of vintage romance to any antique-inspired look!

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a top 10 wedding favorite!

Adding these colorful and oversized blossoms brings a lush, voluminous feel to just about any arrangement.

Hydrangeas can be used as filler to add texture and a little oomph to your florals, or as a colorful standout piece to draw the eye.

Ranunculus

He loves me, he loves me not… he definitely loves me!

With layers and layers… and layers of petals, Ranunculus is currently one of the trendiest wedding blooms!

These sweet delights are more readily available than peonies, add a soft elegance to your arrangements, and come in a multitude of colors.

Ranunculus are perfect for every spring palette!

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Today Was A Fairy Tale

Today Was A Fairy Tale

Nothing says spring like an al fresco wedding!

This stunning outdoor April ceremony was set on the gorgeous grounds of Brenners on the Bayou. Our bride saw her dream wedding through rose-colored glasses, which was the ultimate idea behind the bright color palette, venue, and natural setting.

Carefully selected blooms gave the impression that they were plucked straight from her spring garden and the bright red bridesmaid dresses added an extra pop of color to the natural surroundings.

A small town feel gazebo at Brenners set the tone for the sweet intimate ceremony, while the natural surrounding created the perfect whimsical background for their spring nuptials.

The elegant ceremony was accented by loosely arranged swags of ferns and foliage, affixed along the aisle with cascading ivory and champagne ribbons.

The blushing bride had bouquet rich in whimsy and overflowing with blooms, featuring pops of bright color that played to the wedding theme.

To create this focal piece, our team combined ruscus leaves and sea star ferns with red ranunculus, Juliet garden roses, Coral Charm peonies, and other soft selected floral pieces, and wrapped them in cascading nude and scarlet silk ribbons to create a bouquet fit for a fairy tale.

Along with a mix of greens and pops of jewel tones, Juliet garden roses, and red anemones were placed in the bridesmaid’s bouquets to add interest and correspond to the bride’s bouquet.

With the soft tones in the bride’s bouquet, and so they wouldn’t compete with the bright red bridesmaids’ dresses, soft neutral silk ribbons were lightly tied around each bridesmaids’ bouquets as the perfect finishing touch.

The whimsy didn’t end at the ceremony, the reception was adorned with gold footed compotes gushing with spring garden blooms in red and white, with touches of jewel tones and blushes.

An intimate sophisticated reception received a fairy tale touch with the spring color palette and abundant garden blooms, creating a fun light atmosphere.

To accent the couple’s contemporary wedding cake, large deep wine-red anemones were strategically placed.

The fresh deep red blooms added a touch of romance and tied in the room’s décor without taking away from the architectural nature of the cake.

To take advantage of the bright Spring bloom trend for your next event, give our LBJ Floral & Events team a call today. 832.925.9602

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Apples, Berries, and Citrus… Oh My!

Apples, Berries, and Citrus… Oh My!

Exciting new wedding trends are in full force this year, from non-traditional ceremony spaces to incorporating fruit and vegetables in your bouquet and floral arrangements!

Brides looking for modern, yet slightly non-traditional ideas are really pushing the boundaries when it comes to their bouquets and floral arrangements, and we are loving this new trend of incorporating fruits and vegetables into their florals.

From oranges to artichokes, rest assured this trend will add a depth of texture, rich color, and boldness to your wedding florals.

When it comes to a colorful palette, citrus is a great way intensify an already bold arrangement.

Slicing limes, lemons, or oranges and weaving them through your tablescapes will not only creates layers of texture, color, and contrast but will also add a rich citrus aroma that will enhance the ambiance of your intimate dinner with family and friends.

Red apples, berries, and pomegranates are an especially great choice to incorporate in your autumn floral arrangements.

We love the look of ‘tone on tone’ florals, perfect for moody autumn weddings; implementing fruit into your flower arrangements creates a continued rich monochromatic theme for your nuptials.

Still love your traditional bouquet but want to add a small twist to it? Add a larger piece, such a pomegranate or an artichoke. Place these statement pieces at the front of your bouquet or table arrangement to create a unique focal point!

This works particularly well with a large bouquet; combine same sized blooms with the artichoke to produce the perfect balance!

Take advantage of the fruit trend by playing with the wide spectrum of colors, sizes, shapes, textures, and even scents, to achieve the look and feel you envisioned for your wedding day!

Give our Floral and Events team a call today, to discuss how to perfectly incorporate this fun trend into your next event!

Whimsical Wintery Wedding

Whimsical Wintery Wedding

In honor of the month of love, we’re featuring a winter love story.

This whimsical wintery wedding was held at Big Sky Barn; the soft details of the dreamy nuptials brought a lightness to the venue’s rustic surroundings. The couple incorporated unique touches with sheet moss wreaths, a symbol of happiness from the wedding invite, and a fun twist on bridesmaids’ “bouquets” with wreaths of greenery and silk ribbon.

The ceremony space was adorned with a copper-framed arbor, wrapped with greenery and bursting with gorgeous winter blooms. Gold lanterns and pillar candles worked their way down the aisle to highlight the romantic atmosphere.

 

The bride’s bouquet was a vision of winter blooms in blush and ivory, giving her a  fresh from the garden feel. The whimsical theme was brought to life with the inclusion of Sweet Escimo roses, Brezilla Berries, Cappuccino roses, White Majolica, and Dusty Miller.

To kick-off a lifetime of happiness, the couple’s paper details featured the Chinese symbol for happiness in gold foil. The distinctive feature was carried through to the reception with moss covered happiness symbols.

 

The bride wanted to steer away from your typical bridesmaids’ bouquet, and incorporated wreaths of green with stunning silk ribbon into her wedding party. To add a touch of whimsy, the bridesmaids’ wreaths were later repurposed to set the stage for the elegant four-tiered wedding cake.

The whimsical wintery theme continued through to the reception with rosewood napkins and gold compotes overflowing with gorgeous blooms and soft textures. The gold compotes accented the silvery tones of the dusty miller and mixed with oatmeal velvet linens for creating a stunning wintery texture.

Stay tuned for more of our featured weddings and follow us on Instagram @lbjfloralevents, to see our designers create wedding dreams every day.

Pictures by Josh and Dana Fernandez

Jeweled Garden

Jeweled Garden

Gardens, candlesticks, and jewel tones, oh my!

Jewel tones are a perfect addition to any wedding palette but there is just something about a deep moody hue for an autumn wedding.  This jewel-toned garden wedding at The Parador is the perfect example of how to showcase this unique color element.

With a backdrop of a historic Texas building, this ornate and tranquil setting added a Mediterranean and Byzantine flair to this enchanting ceremony.

Whimsically wrapped in cascading ivory and white silk ribbons, the bride’s bouquet was a symphony of jewel tones and gentle green that created a lush and autumnal feel. To complement their dresses and balance the deep hues of the bride’s bouquet, the bridal party carried bunches of white roses, deep burgundies, and soft jewel tones.

Not to overshadow the natural beauty of ‘The Gardens’, the couple opted for the down-to-earth look of a minimal ceremony arch. Wrapped in soft greenery, jewel tones, and lighter touches, the arch was the perfect accompaniment to the lush landscaping ‘The Gardens’ offered

Jewel tones and greens in gold compotes ran atop a gold sequin runner to add a bit of sparkle to the main table. While brass candlesticks holding single stem florals and gold mercury votives added that extra secret garden touch.

Guest tables continued the whimsical secret garden theme with the addition of light pink dahlias, burgundy ranunculus, and Amaranthus in gold compotes.

Golden goblets filled with ranunculus, scabiosa pods, roseberry and blueberry roses mingled with brass candlesticks holding single stems on alternating guest tables to add a hint of variation and height.

We hope you loved this colorful wedding just as much we did, make sure to keep up with our blog for more beautiful floral!

Floral Trends We Love for the New Year

Floral Trends We Love for the New Year

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and in nearly every photograph of this day, your floral design will be right there with you; setting the tone and expressing your unique style.

In 2019, we see some new trends taking shape when it comes to wedding florals and design. Allow us to guide you through these new and exciting trends to help you integrate something unique into your big day.

Everlasting Love

Throughout its lifetime, every flower is associated with different feelings. Budding flowers are exciting and full of possibility, blooming flowers feel fresh and ‘in the moment’, while dried flowers feel everlasting.

Below are some examples of how best to incorporate this everlasting feeling into your wedding florals and installations.

Imagine flowing stalks of grass and wheat billowing in the wind along a secluded riverbank or a cliff-side fairytale, this is the vibe you get when you add Pampas grass or braided wheat to your rustic outdoor wedding. These homegrown stalks add both texture and variety to your arrangements to create the feel of an old-timey romance.

Preserved flowers add a sophisticated yet classic element to your wedding florals.

With endless color options and countless varieties, the iconic Hydrangea stays well preserved offering a timeless and clean look. For a more whimsical feel, pair your favorite dried Hydrangea with local wildflowers to create the perfect hand-picked, fresh-from-the-meadow bouquet.

If an organic ‘Boho’ bouquet is more your style, consider pairing dried Lavender with purple thistles for an earthy, romantic arrangement worthy of a summer woodland wedding.

Bold and Beautiful

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in weddings with neutral color palettes. But if traditional isn’t your thing, make a statement by opting for bolder brighter color combinations for your wedding florals.

The possibilities are endless when you play with color, and each season offers specific blooms and color-combos that are sure to fit any color scheme.

Bright orange blossoms coupled with delicate daisies for spring weddings, bold summer arrangements in deep red, orange, and vibrant pinks, moody autumn bouquets overflowing with warm jewel tones and gold, and sumptuous pale roses with barren tones for a winter-wonderland feel, have us starry-eyed and dreaming of weddings to come!

Ask your floral designer to wrap your bouquets with a colorful silk ribbon to give them that little something extra!

Add an unexpected touch to more traditional wedding florals by incorporating strategic pieces of fruit. From grapes and pomegranates to citrus, weaving ‘spontaneous’ pieces of fruit through your table-scapes will create rich layers of texture, color, and contrast.

Exotic options such as blood oranges, vibrant limes, or dragon fruit are sure to add that extra “wow-factor” your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Make Your Statement

When it comes to making a statement, floral installations are a great place to start. Set the tone for your celebration by incorporating a statement piece at the altar, cocktail hour, or reception.

From reclaimed wood arches and greenery-covered chuppahs at the altar to bold floral walls and floral chandeliers, there are endless options for creating a unique experience for your friends and family.

Forget the photo booth… incorporating flowers and greenery against one (or all) of your walls will provide the perfect backdrop for both photos and romance.

A low-profile and gorgeous alternative to large table arrangements is the table runner, couple the runner with tea-light candles for a low-key romantic feel. We suggest layering the runner with a custom table cloth or napkin, and simple table setting to create clean lines and balance the texture for a rich and elegant design.

Always a bridesmaid… a modern twist to the traditional bridesmaids’ bouquet is having your best friends walk down the aisle with a simple floral bracelet or wrist bouquet. This stylish alternative is typically designed with a single (or minimal variety of blooms) and tied with gorgeous silk or chiffon ribbon.

Whether you are considering a beautiful bold bouquet, an elegant floral arch, or wrist bouquets, our team is here to help you incorporate the trends that not only fit your budget but bring to life the feel you’ve dreamed of for your wedding day.

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BEST OF 2018

BEST OF 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we want to thank our clients, friends, and coworkers for the amazing year we had! The events below are some of our absolute favorites of the year and exemplify the joy we get being involved in our clients’ special day.

Bold and Bright

A wild variety of colorful floral set the stage for these August nuptials. The bright blooms and textured arrangements brought a unique feel to this rustic venue.

A bouquet gushing with bright florals is just what the bride imagined when dreaming about her wedding day.

Lush arrangements of a variety of heights were employed to keep the conversation flowing over these romantic tablescapes. Copious amounts of candles and cheesecloth runners softened the rustic aesthetic of the room to tie in the overall romantic feel.

Southern Glam Meets the Lucky 40 Club

This 40th birthday party was inspired by the clients’ love of all things southern and glam. The use of horseshoes, roses, and wildflowers was seen throughout, with a touch of Texas spicy expressed by the miniature cacti in rose gold and mercury glass containers.

 

With its uniquely festive décor, lively atmosphere, and perfect planning, this ‘Lucky 40 Club’ sensation is sure to be remembered (and envied) for years to come.

Secret Garden Wedding

A lush understated atmosphere dominated this expansive country estate. A blend of white ranunculus and lilac were substituted for the more traditional white rose, in this heavily textured white and green garden-inspired wedding party

A dramatic greenery runner peppered with white blooms graced the head table and set the stage for this elegant affair. Natural vine wrapped beams coupled with the gushing stone planters and soft candlelight created the enchanting garden feel this bride dreamed of.

We hope you had an amazing year and we look forward to sharing all that 2019 has in store for us. Follow us on Instagram to be sure you don’t miss a thing!