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.

Follow us on Instagram to see these trends come to life throughout 2019!

 

 

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!

 

6 Decor Pieces for your Holiday Party

6 Decor Pieces for your Holiday Party

The holidays are just around the corner and the party season is in full swing! Whether you’re planning a small intimate get-together or a full-scale holiday blowout, we’ve got the perfect touches for any holiday event!

Create Ambiance with Candles

Using pillar candles in various sized hurricane holders will create a timeless and elegant feel to any table setting. The warm glow they exude is the perfect choice to add a holiday ambiance during your get-together.

Gushing Mint Julep Cups

The charming shine of mint julep cups filled with red, white, and green florals will make an excellent addition to your table centerpiece. For added holiday whimsy, consider including a single red and white candy cane into the arrangement.

Garland Runners

Perhaps you prefer adding a naturally chic element to your holiday setting. A garland runner may seem simplistic, but these swags of green can incorporate just about any other items you choose to set your table with. The end result creates an element of classic holiday charm while keeping up with the trends of today.

Holiday Centerpiece

From poignant poinsettias to ravishing roses, there are endless possibilities when creating the “piece de resistance” to your holiday table setting. For a vintage-chic look, consider incorporating paperwhites sprinkled with a cedar sprig or two. You could also make a less subtle statement by filling a holiday container with hydrangeas and sprigs of holly which is sure to grab your guest’s attention

Cocktail Decor

No holiday party can truly be complete without a cocktail or two… so why should your table setting be any different? Something as simple as adding a sprig of mint or rosemary into that holiday beverage is sure to keep your guests merry and bright!

Five Floral Must-Haves For Your Fall Wedding

Five Floral Must-Haves For Your Fall Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. With all your most loved friends and family arriving, we know you’re looking to set the scene of your wedding day with floral design that complements your style as a couple, your venue, and your dreams for the day, leaving a lasting impression on your guests of a wedding that is uniquely yours.

We think fall is the perfect time for a wedding ceremony that will give guests a reprieve from summer heat. Moreover, (and at the risk of sounding cliché), it’s hard not to swoon over October’s traditional dark colors and festive decorations. So in the celebration of this lovely time of year, we’ve found an array of red and orange-inspired floral that you can present to your florist or wedding planner, to give you the chic autumn wedding of your dreams.

Wispy Plumes
Photographer: Brooke Schwab
Any wedding past September gives you the chance to design for unique Fall florals. Try a plume, which is a light and feathery flower that will bring an airy, classy, and dare we say cozy look to a bright bunch. It’s the perfect look for an extraordinary bridal bouquet.

Magnolia
Photographer: The Cotton Collective

For a statement decoration that brightens the dining room, try an orange magnolia garland to steal the show. We like this special garland for a table runner that will captivate guests while they reflect on the ceremony that just took place. This magnetic look can also be recreated to cover the altar and benches or anywhere else that desires an elegant, holiday-like touch.

Pampas Grass
Photographer: Unknown

Pampas Grass is the perfect background to complement a bride and groom. Perfectly placed in aisles or strewn in seating arrangements, you can use this feather-like grass to brighten up a room, and use it in bulk as well.

When placed behind the altar, it creates a serene and subtle environment, so you and your husband-or-wife-to-be can be the main focus. Or, you may balance it out with a contrasting dark color to create a more eye-catching bunch around the wedding grounds.

Red Scabiosa
Photographer: Joseph West

Red Scabiosa are enchanting flowers, popularly used for fall weddings everywhere, and for good reason. The rich amber or red is the perfect touch to an otherwise delicate bouquet made for bridesmaids or the bride herself.

If you’ve decided on another bouquet, red scabiosa can also be used as decoration, in centerpieces, or bouquets set out on tables.

Cappuccino Roses
Photographer: Joseph West

Cappuccino Roses are a specialty pink rose with a coffee bean or beige tint to them, giving them a vintage feel. They’re ideal for a timeless arrangement that can be placed anywhere. And how appropriately named, since their creamy essence charms most who come across them.

We hope these floral suggestions inspire your florist and planner to present wedding ideas you’ll love. For more inspiration on floral decorations for any occasion, visit the “Private Events” page.

Bouquet by Zodiac

Bouquet by Zodiac

 

Every Zodiac Sign is classified by a certain personality trait. Whether you’re the balanced Libra, equally whimsical as you are grounded like a Ranunculus, or you’re a fiery force to be reckoned with like a Aries and her compatible Dinner Plate Dahlia. We’ve created 4 looks to highlight the traits that make you uniquely you.

Fire Signs: Aries, Leo Sagittarius

Fire signs are strong forces and expressive. Whether they are expressing enthusiasm, faith, or love – they are ardent in all they do. Determined like the Protea, excited like the dancing Chamomile, Chamomile Buttons and Mimosa, sunny like the Clooney Ranunculus, and stunning like the Juliet Garden rose.

Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Air signs are able to process abstract thought and ease their way through reasoning. They are often more perceptive than the average person and able to pull many ideas together at once. Like the unique Fritallaria, the bold Combo Rose, the dainty Sweet Pea, the whimsical Blooming Jasmine Vine, and pulling from the beauty and sunny-ness of the Juliet Garden Roses and Clooney Ranunculus.

Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Water signs are more empathetic and romantic. Approaching everything with a coolness and a sense of ease like the sweet Nerine Lily, the Tulips that grow towards the sunlight, and the soft Ohara Garden roses.

Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Earth signs are attuned with the world around them, and far more pragmatic than their counterparts. Like these wild, lush, but weighted ferns and aspidestra leaves.
We had the best time interpreting the Zodiac in the way of floral design. Thank you to RaeTay Photography for these stunning images and Now and Forever Bridal Boutique for loaning us this stunning Hailey Paige gown.

Cheers to the brides of every sign!

How To: Play Up Your Interiors

How To: Play Up Your Interiors

We are learning new things every day here at Lanson B. Jones Floral + Events. New construction techniques, new favorite stems, new mechanics. This is an ever-evolving craft, and the best part of it is that we are always learning things from industries quite outside of our own. The very talented ladies of Marie Flanigan Interiors have been guiding these lessons as we’ve grown. As we work together to translate our own definitions of color, light and composition into the home, we decided that it would be fun to introduce these back-end design ideas to you, our readers, to understand a how a designer ticks – floral or interior.

Entry-Impact:

This particularly light-washed room is the entry way as guests spill into the home. Neutral furniture rests amongst white-washed marble and clean lined tables. But the pop of art is what inspired me most. I pulled the palest shades from the piece featured above the mantle and gave our focal centerpiece a loose construction that directly contradicted the modern space.

Floral Design Tips

(1) Don’t deviate: our colors weren’t matchy-matchy, but they weren’t random either. There are pastel pink swipes, buttery shades, verdant greens and even dusty tones found in the artwork. Pulling the bold red, purple and blue would have been too kitchy, but by finding the less obvious tones, we were able to draw and unexpected harmony.

(2) Juxtapose: Yes, a tall glass taper of callalillies would be an easy and lovely solution to a centerpiece. But when time and budget allow, a loosely gathered garden focal is ideal for this space. This piece isn’t competing, but is leading the conversation. In a room of ornate rugs, rich colors and busy patterns, this piece would lose it’s impact. But here, it stands front and center. Use the lines and textures to dictate this juxtaposition instead of hide beneath it.

(3) The Vessel Matters: This stone urn was perfect in this setting, because it had a clean aesthetic that tied to the marble room. Use pieces that carry the conversation through the interior design.

Dining Design:

Our floral + events studio is rooted with our parent company, a landscape architecture firm. We love a garden. Everything about it. And because of our ties and passions to gardens, we seek to bring as much inspiration from that when designing tablescapes. The whitewash herb pots are one of our favorites, because they can double as parting gifts for guests when the night comes to an end.

 

Hostess Tips:

(1) Make it Easy: For intimate parties, don’t force yourself into setting a thorough table. Make it easy by leaving wares like napkins and flatware out for guests to grab as they gather around the outdoor dinner table.

(2) Barcarts are Forever: Self serve wine and champagne is as festive as you can get. Pair a galvanized tub of local brews beside a well decorated table or barcart for non-wine drinkers.

(3) Parting Gifts: Like we mentioned earlier, potted herbs make great gifts for guests to take home – a fragrant reminder of good memories made.

Simple Pieces:
For guests venturing in from out of town, nothing beats a more thoughtful inclusion than a simple posy of monochromatic stems in their guest room or bathroom. You don’t even have to have a collection of vessels to incorporate this trend. Here we used one of our favorite fragrance of burned-down candle as a vase. Fill with large, fluffy stems and voila – a piece of art!

Tips from Marie Flanigan:
“Fresh flowers and greenery are essential to a happy home. When projects come to a close, I love finishing out each space with a bouquet or grouping of flowers, which means you will undoubtedly see me carting around boxes of budding beauties on install day! Arrangements are the perfect way to introduce exciting colors and textures to your space, so have fun exploring options with your florist!”

Special thanks to Caroline Fontenot for the photos
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