Dec 28, 2016: Chelsea + Cameron Part II

After exchanging vows Chelsea and Cameron ditched the muted soft tones from their sweet ceremony and went BIG + BOLD, with their peony filled reception at Hotel Granduca.

What exactly made this wedding so memorable for us at the studio? It literally was a torrential downpour from the moment we stepped foot at Granduca. It must have rained harder that day than any other for the entire year. Lightening was crashing around the outdoor courtyard, and thunderous applause was roaring above our heads.

There was nothing left to do, and no one way around it. All we could do was roll up our pant legs, kick off our shoes and dive in. For hours we pushed, pulled, flowered, draped, and splashed! Every one of us was sopping wet and hustling to make sure our bride got everything she hoped for, rain or shine, baby!!!

Then, as if, timed by some karmic cosmos, the clouds parted and the sun beamed down on that courtyard just moments before guests began to arrive. It was a reminder then, and now as we close out of 2016, that when we weather the storm together the sun will always eventually shine again. Thank you to all our 2016, brides and congratulations to all our newly engaged couples. We can’t wait to see what 2017, holds!

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Photography:  Jenny DeMarco Photography  | Videography:  PhotoHouse Films | Floral Designer:  Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor | Event Designer:  Brock + Co  | Venue:  Hotel Granduca Austin

Sep 11, 2014: What florists really do…

Before I began working with Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor I lived in the state of mind that all of the gorgeous things at weddings just magically appeared there, as if the couple’s love was producing fairy dust at such a rapid rate and voila! Hello centerpieces, photo backdrops, floral garlands, place settings… Oh how wrong I was!

I got schooled on my very first Saturday.  A day I thought would be perfectly acceptable to wear a dress and a day that I assumed couldn’t possibly last longer than 3 or 4 hours. A day that turned into a 12 hour day that left me drenched in sweat and a day that half of Barton Creek Resort most definitely caught a sad glimpse of my granny panties.

Someone is climbing that 40 foot ladder, not to mention dragging it around the venue. Someone’s back is aching from lifting 20 50-pound boxes of hydrangea, or buckets filled with water and garden roses, or a 100 pound box of stone urn centerpieces. A florists hands, hair, and clothes may be stained gold or white or glow-in-the-dark from spray paint, not to mention they may be just a tiny bit high from the fumes. A florists fingers are bleeding from tying 2000 ribbon cuttings to a rope to create a photo backdrop, or from a 20-man bridal party’s boutonnieres. There’s a florist somewhere setting his or her alarm for 1am to tear down the wedding they were already on their feet for 10+ hours setting up. Rain or shine or an outdoor Texas wedding in August, we are doing it all and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Aug 13, 2014: What florists really do Wednesday…

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Hope no one is afraid of heights.

 

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