Dec 7, 2016: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Holiday joy is in the air and we can smell it in the Wendee Sawran studio this week! We have got fresh cut pine spun into wreaths that we are dolling up and delivering all month long to our neighbors. Place your order today and let us deliver some holiday cheer to your door!


Wreaths are 36″ and start at $35, $40 for door to door delivery. Email to get yours today.


Mar 23, 2016: Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor is Hiring!

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Image by: SMS Photogaphy


The spring wedding season is right around the corner, so that means we will need all hands on deck. Excellent opportunity to experience the exciting world of the event industry here in the wedding capital of Texas! We’re looking for team players who can roll with our squad and fit into our day to day operations with ease. Don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and pitch in wherever it’s needed. Loving dogs and babies is an absolute must to be considered. Opportunity to transition to a full-time opportunity for right candidate(s). Flexible schedules and fun work environment. To be considered please forward your resume, portfolio and cover letter to

Currently seeking:

Floral Designers

Able to work in Dripping Springs, and assist with on-site delivery and design. Submit portfolio for consideration. 10-20 hours weekly. Pay DOE.

Studio Assistants

Lending a hand wherever it’s needed in day to day operations. Think of yourself as our girl/guy Friday, and an essential part of the team! 10-40 hours weekly. Pay starts at $12/hour.

Strike Crew

Our strike crew members return to the event venues to collect our containers, tear down our installations, and return all of our precious items in one piece back to our shop under the cover of darkness. They’re basically our version of floral super heros. Students are encouraged to apply. Typically scheduled 4 weekends per month. Pay starts at $20/hour.

Mar 21, 2016: Anneka + Hooman

So thrilled to FINALLY be posting Anneka and Hooman’s stunning wedding at Wild Onion Ranch. This was definitely a fan favorite here at the shop. These two were so kind and sweet and their vision for their wedding day was so… US. Their wedding day was an unseasonably chilly Texas day and despite it all these two braved the cold and drizzle to have the outdoor ceremony of our dreams. These photos from Caroline + Ben Photography prove it was well worth the goosebumps…


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Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Wild Onion Ranch || Wedding Planner: Becky Brock of Brock + Co. Events || Florist: Wendee Sawran || Bride’s Wedding Dress: Vera Wang || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Makeup: Denise Vasquez || Invitations: Meldeen || Additional Paper Productions: Carolyn Jane; Anibella Ink + Paper || Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory || Rentals: Marquee Event Group; La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; Townsley Designs || Videographer: Love Bird Wedding Films || Photographer: Caroline + Ben Photography

Mar 18, 2016: WE HAD A BABY!!

Sorry about the long hiatus from the blog! We’ve been so consumed with loving on our new shop baby, Noah Sawran, that everything else ceased to matter. Babies have that kind of power I suppose.

Baby Noah is already showing all the promise to be a great floral designer. If he doesn’t like the placement of that spray rose he won’t be shy to pull that sucker out, chew it up and toss it on the floor! He must take after mom (insert that winky emoji here)

So here’s what we’ve been up to since that toasty August day here in Texas, when Noah came bursting onto the scene…

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Hello, new friend

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We were so excited to meet you

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Maternity leave? What’s that?

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Definitely going to put those David Austin Roses in my mouth, mom.

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Sometimes Melony snuggles me

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Sometimes Chelsa gets to babysit me…. Or used to.

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But I’m growing so fast

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Oh, and did we mention his mama already got Noah his own dog? What a crazy lady! What a lucky baby!

Aug 29, 2014: “Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor commented on your Pin…”

“PS I did this shoot!”

There it was; proof. Wendee officially knew I liked her work on a personal level and not just in a ‘you sign my paycheck’ way.  The gals at Wendee Sawran’s studio are like a family of sorts, laughing at terrible jokes mid floral arrangement, enjoying a lovely meal together after a successful event, or criticizing one another’s driving… Albeit dysfunctional, a family nonetheless, and if we all know anything about family it’s that we never acknowledge liking each other, right?

So as I scrolled back over the photos I had fallen in love with however many weeks or months ago on a Green Wedding Shoes feature, I shook my head in awe, as a tiny flicker of pride radiated from within that this shoot was styled by our own, Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor (formally Unexpected Elements). What a perfect opportunity to share the unexpected in our debut blog post. I hope y’all will enjoy this eye candy as much as my Pinterest feed did!

Floral:  Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor, formally Unexpected Elements// Photography:  Diana M. Lott PhotographySMS Photography, and Eclectic Images

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