sometimes we don't meet the bride

sometimes we don't meet the bride

Can you have that much trust for your mom, event planner and floral/event designer to not meet with them to plan your wedding? I am not 100% sure if I fall into this category. I can give trust, but this bride gave more than her fare share, and I was left so impressed. From our end of things, it truly makes up step up to the plate as you know she was always setting up for success. Leaving the professionals to do what they love and what they do best.

Who could ask for more?

They got married in The Forrest Club, an old Houston club that has gone through some refreshing updates. Their outdoor space is so under utilized for a ceremony that is was nice to try this out for a change.

Aisle lined with rose petals and large floral arch at altar. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Aisle lined with rose petals and large floral arch at altar. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Father and bride walking down aisle covered in white rose petals. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Father and bride walking down aisle covered in white rose petals. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom at altar. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom at altar. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Flower girls with bride. Bride holding her white and blush bridal bouquet. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Flower girls with bride. Bride holding her white and blush bridal bouquet. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Floral arch at altar. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Floral arch at altar. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bridesmaids in blush dresses with bouquets. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bridesmaids in blush dresses with bouquets. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Groomsmen with white boutonnieres. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Groomsmen with white boutonnieres. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Flower girl with bridesmaids. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Flower girl with bridesmaids. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom at altar, just married. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom at altar, just married. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom at altar with family, mom and dad. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom at altar with family, mom and dad. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Roses and greenery for wedding arch. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Roses and greenery for wedding arch. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bridesmaids with blush, nude, white and green garden style flowers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bridesmaids with blush, nude, white and green garden style flowers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom, bridal bouquet with white, blush garden style flowers. Peonies, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, jasmine. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and groom, bridal bouquet with white, blush garden style flowers. Peonies, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, jasmine. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and bridesmaids, bouquets with white, blush garden style flowers. Peonies, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, jasmine. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Bride and bridesmaids, bouquets with white, blush garden style flowers. Peonies, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, jasmine. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Escort card sign, with ribbon and calligraphy tags. Boxwood walls with greenery and flowers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Escort card sign, with ribbon and calligraphy tags. Boxwood walls with greenery and flowers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

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Garden style flower arrangement, with white, nude, blush and touches of maroon, Acrylic table number with calligraphy numbers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Garden style flower arrangement, with white, nude, blush and touches of maroon, Acrylic table number with calligraphy numbers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Pillar candles with styling greenery and flowers. Acrylic table number with calligraphy numbers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Pillar candles with styling greenery and flowers. Acrylic table number with calligraphy numbers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Garden style flower arrangement, with white, nude, blush and touches of maroon, Acrylic table number with calligraphy numbers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX.  Maxit Flower Design ,  Events by Sarah ,  Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

Garden style flower arrangement, with white, nude, blush and touches of maroon, Acrylic table number with calligraphy numbers. Forrest Club, Houston, TX. Maxit Flower Design, Events by Sarah, Haley Rynn Ringo Photography

pink and yellow: soft summer blend

One of my all time favorite color combinations for a Spring/Summer event is this light blush and buttery tones. It allows you to bring color into a space with out dominating it with an overwhelming bright color palette. This is soothing and can be used for a variety of different events.

Bridal shower, birthday, 40th celebration the options are endless with these color tones. We added some fun textures with a large variety of flowers and with a touch of skeleton leafs that truly made it pop. We used garden roses, ranunculus, alstroemeria, viburnum, spray roses, and anthuriums.

We called in our good friend Kelly Durham to photograph it and here it is, this gorgeous arrangement in all it’s beauty.

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

Garden style arrangement in footed bowl with premium blooms by Maxit Flower Design. Blush and buttery yellow color palette that includes garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, viburnum, and anthuriums. Photographed by Kelli Durham

rice university wedding

The images speak for themselves, the couple wanted an easy, clean, yet thoughtful wedding. The details came together to create such a unique timeless event. With concrete vessels and acrylic table numbers the clean lines fit so perfectly in their venue.

Did you know Rive University has an event and wedding venue with their very own chapel? You guys have to check it out! It is one of the event industry’s hidden gems and one of my all time favorite spots. As Rice University as your backdrop you can’t go wrong.

The chapel holds less than 100 people and creates a super intimate vibe that allows the couple to fully focus on themselves and the importance of the day. Roughly a block away guests can proceed to the reception with no fuss. The Cohen house is just a skip and a jump away and invites guests in with a gorgeous view of their gardens.

With large windows and room for roughly 200 the space is perfect for the low key couple. Enough room for a small dance floor and lighting that comes through those windows that people travel all around the world to find, this venue is a hidden gem that we love.

We were so excited when this bride wanted to explore a punch of yellow in her color palette as it is not a frequently requested color palette. But we LOVE it! Soft blushes with a buttery yellow create such a gorgeous garden style that we are very well known for. We hope you love this wedding as much as we did.

Garden stye bridal bouquet with bride and groom. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Garden stye bridal bouquet with bride and groom. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Modern, clean invitation suite. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Modern, clean invitation suite. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Bridesmaids with steal blue dresses and white and yellow bouquets. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Bridesmaids with steal blue dresses and white and yellow bouquets. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Altar arrangement with a garden style white and blush flowers in a silver vase. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Altar arrangement with a garden style white and blush flowers in a silver vase. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Bride with her garden style bridal bouquet. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Bride with her garden style bridal bouquet. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Modern head table with cement containers and garden style arrangements. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Modern head table with cement containers and garden style arrangements. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with a touch of jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Modern table number made from acrylic. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with garden roses and jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

Modern table number made from acrylic. Yellow, white and blush colored flowers with garden roses and jasmine. Houston, Texas wedding in Rice University, Cohen House. Photographed by Josh & Dana Fernandez

the corinthian:  modern luxe greens

the corinthian: modern luxe greens

This Corinthian wedding was one for the books. From the understated luxurious elegance of the bride and groom to their fun easy going personality, we would gladly do their wedding over again and again. The brides love of cleans lines and gave us a lot to be creative with.

Michelle and Soo had recently moved to Atlanta to pursue a budding real estate career, but their heart was still in Houston. Most of their family lived here and when they found The Corinthian they new they minds were set on getting married back home.

We met them once and we knew they were the perfect match. Their love for timeless beauty and classic elements and their vision for elevated simplicity was right up our alley. We headed on the design for this event making sure that every rental piece matched their aesthetic. We worked with our local favorites HTX Rentals to create this modern, crisp look.

The tulip tables, acrylic chairs, velvet linens and amazing acrylic head table truly made the room look amazing. We added the floral touches that were mostly greens to accomplish a garden style that was seamless to the overall modern aesthetic. We also wanted to show how these two looks truly look amazing and timeless and believe we accomplished it.

We worked with Kelsey of Spell Events, a local event planner, to create this indoor modern garden wedding and could not be more thrilled with how everything came together.

Modern Garden Style Wedding Decor. The Corinthian Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Modern Garden Style Wedding Decor. The Corinthian Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom First Look at Wedding Decor. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom First Look at Wedding Decor. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom Downtown Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom Downtown Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom First Look Downtown Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom First Look Downtown Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Houston Bride Ready for Wedding Day. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Houston Bride Ready for Wedding Day. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Houston Bride and her Bridal Bouquet. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Houston Bride and her Bridal Bouquet. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Gorgeous Bride with All Greenery and Texture Bouquet. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Gorgeous Bride with All Greenery and Texture Bouquet. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom First Look at Wedding Decor. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom First Look at Wedding Decor. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Abundance of Taper Candles on Head Table. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Abundance of Taper Candles on Head Table. Houston, TX Wedding. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Modern Table, Modern Garden Style Centerpiece. Houston, TX Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Modern Table, Modern Garden Style Centerpiece. Houston, TX Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Understated Luxurious Tablescape. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Understated Luxurious Tablescape. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Garden Style Centerpiece. Acrylic Chairs. Houston, TX Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Garden Style Centerpiece. Acrylic Chairs. Houston, TX Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

White Tulip Tables. Modern Luxe Wedding at The Corinthian. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

White Tulip Tables. Modern Luxe Wedding at The Corinthian. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Lush Lucite Head Table at The Corinthian. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Lush Lucite Head Table at The Corinthian. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom Final Dance Under the Climbing Rose Dance Floor Installation. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

Bride and Groom Final Dance Under the Climbing Rose Dance Floor Installation. Planning by Kelsey at Spell Events, Photography by Jenny Fu Studio

centennial garden wedding: the oasis in the city

centennial garden wedding: the oasis in the city

Do you know of this gorgeous venue? It is one of our favorites.

This oasis in the city is one of our all time favorite spaces. It has the versatility of a clean space without too much fuss, all in the middle of an urban garden. It has the best of both worlds and allows for our creativity to get to work. With a neutral color palette the space also allows the client to bring in whatever color their heart desires.

We worked with Jennifer Laura Designs, a local event planner, who played a crucial part in putting all the pieces together. Hope you love this one as much as we did as we got to introduce some fun elements that we think turned out perfectly.

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Invitation Suite. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Invitation Suite. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Welcome Sign installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Welcome Sign installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Garden style floral arrangement in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Garden style floral arrangement in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Cake flowers with loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Cake flowers with loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Altar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Bar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Neon Sign. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Bar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Neon Sign. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Bar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Neon Sign. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Bar installation with modern structure, loose garden style floral in mauve, blush and white. Neon Sign. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Bar acrylic sign mauve, blush and white florals. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist

Bar acrylic sign mauve, blush and white florals. Centennial garden, Houston, TX. Simon Ly Photography. Floral Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston Florist


southern tablescape series: for the minimalist

southern tablescape series: for the minimalist

What’s more timeless and versatile than an all white china? This is one of the easier china options to change the design aesthetic for hosting year around. Whether its a simple silver or gold monogram or fine line around the edge of the plate. We love this timeless look.

A timeless white china and scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

A timeless white china and scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

A timeless white china and scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

A timeless white china and scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design



BE INSPIRED BY YOUR CHINA PIECES

This white china inspired this shoot to be entirely white for a chic minimal design. You can’t go wrong using this look anytime of the year. Don’t over think a monochromatic scheme. From here you can add decor, change the candles, or the floral colors to dramatically change the aesthetic. It is a blank canvas.

A timeless white china and scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

A timeless white china and scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

Blue Monogram Linens Complimented by Peach and White Garden Style Flowers. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

Blue Monogram Linens Complimented by Peach and White Garden Style Flowers. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

CHANGE UP THE LINENS

Just by adding two colors to this table scape it made such difference. Sometimes we aren’t sure what direction to go with our linen choices, but as you can see this simple blue monogram napkin adds a classic touch to this minimalistic design. Adding in a touch of blue to the arrangement was the finishing touch in this table scape.

Gorgeous Peach and White Flower Arrangement with Southern Blues. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

Gorgeous Peach and White Flower Arrangement with Southern Blues. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

Bright Flowers and Minimal Tablescape Design.  Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

Bright Flowers and Minimal Tablescape Design. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

BE BOLD WITH COLOR

Elegant all white china can literally pair with anything but what better way to be bold and make an impact with a bright spring mix atop a crisp white table scape? This can change your look from season to season or occasion. We’ll say it again, your flower color choices can change the entire aesthetic.

Bold Colored Florals Complimented by a Southern Monogram Napkin. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design

Bold Colored Florals Complimented by a Southern Monogram Napkin. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

southern table scape series: mottahedeh tobacco leaf

southern table scape series: mottahedeh tobacco leaf

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf China on a white Scalloped Charger. Design by   Maxit Flower Design   .  Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf China on a white Scalloped Charger. Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

This is personally one of our favorite classic china patterns. It is a perfect fit for every home or interior. This colorful pattern represents the joy, quality and style. Whether the interior is made in mid-century, industrial, modern or shabby chic style, the tobacco leaf pattern fits it all. Tobacco Leaf, one of the most prized of Chinese Export patterns, was developed circa 1780 and it is still a staple today.

This Mottahedeh print in versatile in many ways. There is such an array of colors to pull from. We chose the navy linen from the darkest blue in the print. The berry napkin from the beautiful tabacco flower in the center and finished it off with touches of gold. Changing each detail of your design when pairing with the Mottahehedeh print is so easy you can’t really go wrong. However you you choose to design your tablescape using the Tabacco Leaf print, you will surely wow your clients or guest with the amount of options there are available.

Our all white flower arrangement was inspired by the ability to take a timeless design and pair it with a modern and monochromatic look. While the pink flowers are seen in a more traditional glass compote that allows the timeless theme to be carried throughout. Because of our love for this print we had fun shooting these two looks in our studio.

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a timeless scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design   .  Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a timeless scalloped charger. Etched votive candles, paired with white solid white tapered candles. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design. Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a timeless scalloped charger. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design     Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a timeless scalloped charger. All white garden style arrangement designed in a modern compote. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

BE INSPIRED BY YOUR CHINA PIECES

This white china inspired this shoot to be entirely white for a chic minimal design. You can’t go wrong using this look anytime of the year. Don’t over think a monochromatic scheme. From here you can add decor, change the candles, or the floral colors to dramatically change the aesthetic. It is a blank canvas.

BE BOLD WITH COLOR

Pulling colors from your plate pattern allows for a wide range of options to choose from. This all pink arrangement makes for an entirely different look compared to an all white flower arrangement. Don’t be afraid of color when it comes to making decisions with your china.

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a simple gold charger. Mostly pink garden style arrangements adorned with pink snowberries. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design     Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a simple gold charger. Mostly pink garden style arrangements adorned with pink snowberries. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a simple gold charger. Mostly pink garden style arrangements adorned with pink snowberries. Flowers + Design by   Maxit Flower Design   Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf print on a simple gold charger. Mostly pink garden style arrangements adorned with pink snowberries. Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design Houston, Texas Floral and Event Production Firm

Plates by Mottahedeh Tabacco Leaf

Goblets + Champagne Flutes by Juliska

Napkin by Sferra

Charger by Kuhl-Linscomb

Flowers + Design by Maxit Flower Design

southern table scape series: blue and white china

southern table scape series: blue and white china

After receiving china, whether it be passed down from a family member or gifted from your wedding registry - we tend to continually set the table the same way over and over again. It’s easy, you already have the design memorized and everything needed. However in this Southern Table Scape Series we want to show you ways to simply change a few minor details for a completely different look.

Pink and Navy Southern tablescape featuring Blue and White chinoiserie plates. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Pink and Navy Southern tablescape featuring Blue and White chinoiserie plates. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Navy taper candles were the focal point in this design. Peach florals, white chargers and white linens give it a clean look. Flowers and table styling by Maxit Flower Design

Navy taper candles were the focal point in this design. Peach florals, white chargers and white linens give it a clean look. Flowers and table styling by Maxit Flower Design

be inspired by your china pieces

Use your china pieces as the inspiration for your details. This plate’s navy color is repeated in the candles and the blue touches in the floral arrangements. We pulled from the white of the blue and white and layered it with the linen and charger. Don’t over think it, repeat colors makes it easy, timeless and beautiful.

change up the linens

Whether it be in the table linens or the napkins, changing the color and texture of those details can make an impactful difference. For the look bellow, we went for a monochromatic route with the china and linens. Sometimes we are afraid to add a bold linen, but as you can see this blue on blue is so fun and different and truly highlights all the shades of blue in the china.

Blue and white China with navy linens. Peach and white florals. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Blue and white China with navy linens. Peach and white florals. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Blush napkin on blue and white chinoiserie china. Something about pink and navy is so southern. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Blush napkin on blue and white chinoiserie china. Something about pink and navy is so southern. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

be bold with color

You can never go wrong with taper candles. Whether it be a more casual place setting or special occasion taper candles add another level of detail to your table setting that can really pull out fun details in your china. This is an easy color detail to continuously change.

Gold charger for a more formal look. Navy taper candles and navy linens together give such a cohesive look. Pops of pink garden style arrangements. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Gold charger for a more formal look. Navy taper candles and navy linens together give such a cohesive look. Pops of pink garden style arrangements. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

update the flowers

And our absolute favorite, getting creative with your flower color options. This is the easiest way to drastically change your table scape, from season to season or occasion. Your flower color choices can change the entire aesthetic.

Committing to another linen, napkin, or charger might not be in the immediate list of to-do’s. Instead, order some flowers for the special dinner in a different color palette that you are used to and watch it quickly transforms a space.


Bright spring garden style floral arrangement paired with blue and white chinoiserie china. An elegant spring tablescape. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Bright spring garden style floral arrangement paired with blue and white chinoiserie china. An elegant spring tablescape. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Stunning Southern spring tablescape with blush taper candles and blue and white chinoiserie china. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

Stunning Southern spring tablescape with blush taper candles and blue and white chinoiserie china. Flowers and styling by Maxit Flower Design

working with your flower designer: 4 tips to making magic happen

working with your flower designer: 4 tips to making magic happen

Iron gates at Houston Oaks Country Club covered in greenery and roses to create a climbing rose bush romantic feel.

Iron gates at Houston Oaks Country Club covered in greenery and roses to create a climbing rose bush romantic feel.

Creating a wedding from scratch is a daunting task. It’s difficult for us, and we do this every day. There are so many decisions to make and considerations to take. One of the more important ones is choosing your flower designer. I don’t have much to say here on this post about how to choose one, as it is as simple as choosing your Dr. Read reviews, ask friends and go to a consultation. Do you like them, do you have an innate trust in them, have you reviewed their work? Great, then book them.

Now what? This is what I want to dive into. And here are 4 tips to making this process as easy and seamless as possible.

1 - Find Your Inspiration

Is there a favorite pattern, color, art work, piece of architecture that inspires you? Is the venue or your dress inspiring the aesthetic? Find the item that inspires you and bring that to your consultation. Designers want to know what we can build from. Give us a little something and let us create from that point.

Garden style arrangement with high and low impact on head table at Houston Oaks Country Club

Garden style arrangement with high and low impact on head table at Houston Oaks Country Club

2 - Get Out of Their Way

Hand over your trust and allow a professional to create. We love your opinions and absolutely need time during our consultation to hear about your vision. When that time is up, we need room to let ideas grow. When hiring someone it is important that you will have complete trust in their abilities. When micro managing a creative the inspiration to create new innovative ideas dwindles.

3 - Communicate

Be truthful with budget and design and communicate any changes that might have occurred. Budgets change, color choices might need to be updated. This is ok. Tell us. Nothing is too late to update and our 30 day out review is a perfect time to make that happen.

Gorgeous detail shot of groom’s boutonniere. Made with ranunculus and a touch of jasmine.

Gorgeous detail shot of groom’s boutonniere. Made with ranunculus and a touch of jasmine.

4 - Sit Back and Enjoy

After all this work, you deserve to sit back and enjoy. Decision making is tough and we understand how overwhelming it can be. This is where we shine and produce the work we are best known for. Allow us to wow you and make your wildest dreams come true.

the 5 closest people

Place setting detail with calligraphy bride name card.  Photographed by Kate Elizabeth.  Styled by Shannon Ducker Events.

Place setting detail with calligraphy bride name card. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker Events.

We have grown up hearing the saying that goes… “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. This might or might not be true in your life, but in mine I have found it to be mostly true.

We are not immune to this concept in business. To have business owners that build you up, exceed more, challenge you to do more, might be the best thing we can do. We also have to edit the people we keep close. Making sure that the people are striving for more and are not settling in their style, aesthetic, customer service, reputation, and kindness.

You have seen people get in a rut in life, but I have also seen that in business. Spending time with women owned businesses that are growing and achieving great things is electrifying. It is necessary for my soul and my sanity. We need each other and this past week has solidified that for me.

I have been surrounded with event planners that challenge me, build me up, cheer me on and keep me going. Hearing their worries and lifting them up has made the struggles we deal with easier and more palpable. We need each other, and to deny that is to deny yourself one of the more essential parts of business ownership… one another. You need your community of like-minded strong willed humans. And for that I am thankful.

Table scape with white and blush garden style arrangement by Maxit Flower Design. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker

Table scape with white and blush garden style arrangement by Maxit Flower Design. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker

Here are some amazing images from one of those ladies that I hold close. She is rocking it you guys. Nothing is stopping her from achieving her goals and she sets them lofty and big. This year Kate Elizabeth photography started her own photography workshop and I am sincerely cheering her on. This is not a small feet as such projects can feel daunting with our everyday work load.

She mastered it and completely exceeded my expectation on design and aesthetics. Go check out more information on her new formed instagram page HERE.

Tree installation and aisle flowers by Maxit Flower Design. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker

Tree installation and aisle flowers by Maxit Flower Design. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker

Bridal bouquet with blush and white flowers in a garden style by Maxit Flower Design. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker

Bridal bouquet with blush and white flowers in a garden style by Maxit Flower Design. Photographed by Kate Elizabeth. Styled by Shannon Ducker

let's splurge on flowers, but where?

let's splurge on flowers, but where?

Garden style bridal bouquet with coral, pink, blush and white garden roses. Maxit Flower Design’s work captured by Adam Nyholt

Garden style bridal bouquet with coral, pink, blush and white garden roses. Maxit Flower Design’s work captured by Adam Nyholt

Many times we find that our clients are confused on where to spend their money. We work in a creative industry that allows so much room for flexibility when budget is concerned. But with all budgets, large or small we are convinced that you need to have 3 main area where you should spend your money on your wedding.

ONE - Your bouquet

Sorry gentleman you are being left out of this one, unless you are wanting to cary a bouquet too. This is an important one that I have seen left out. Someone said not too long ago that what’s the point of splurging on a bouquet when they would only be holding it going down the aisle for a couple minutes.

EEK! Where do I begin? Let’s just list off all the monumental shots that your amazing photographer will capture that will have your bouquet. Walking down the aisle with your loved one as you go to meet your partner down the aisle. Your father, uncle, mother, that special person that means the world to you will be walking you down that aisle and that moment will be captured in your memories for a life time.

When you just got done getting married and now walking down the aisle with your life partner. That bouquet is the perfect decor piece. Family, bridal party, your portrait, couple’s portrait, bridesmaids shots, etc all these pics that we so fondly look back on, all have your bouquet. Trust me on this one, you want one and you must hire someone that makes fabulous bouquets.

Head Table with garden style, lush compotes with coral, pink, blush and white garden roses. Maxit Flower Design’s work captured by Adam Nyholt

Head Table with garden style, lush compotes with coral, pink, blush and white garden roses. Maxit Flower Design’s work captured by Adam Nyholt

TWO- Head Table

This is it, once in a life time. (I couldn’t say that with a bouquet as we, in The South, take bridals, so many times our brides does cary a bouquet more than once) But your head table… this is it. The one time that you get to indulge yourself and your immediate family and bridal party with an amazing, over the top experience.

It creates an anchoring spot for the room and it allows you to sit in a moment where all the most abundant florals and decor will be placed.

And let’s face it, the photographer is not capturing every singe table. They will walk into the room and capture the table that has the most decor, where all the details are centrally located.

Band front with greenery to decorate the stage. Created by Maxit Flower design and captured by Adam Nyholt

Band front with greenery to decorate the stage. Created by Maxit Flower design and captured by Adam Nyholt

THREE - Dance Floor

Either creating a hanging installation or a band front. We suggest having this as one of your main focal points. This is where your first dance will be, your father daughter dance and all those fun, gushy speeches will be held. It is the main gathering location for the rest of the evening. Do not leave this are left out.

We have created band fronts, hanging installations and even added 4 pedestals around each side of the dance floor to help create an intimate area where all images are captured. Allow us to be creative and make something that will be captured and remembered for a life time.

is this weird?

Entry arch covered in flowers, with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Entry arch covered in flowers, with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Something super odd about myself I must confess. I look back at the work we do and love it more once I have had some time to review. I just looked back on a wedding we did a year ago and I absolutely love it. On the day I thought we produced good work, but I could not get out of my head about a couple things I though we could do better.

As a creative entrepreneur I have to say that I am incredibly hard on myself. I love what I do, but there isn’t a time I don’t think we could have done it better. Not that everyone didn’t do an amazing job and that the client wasn’t super happy. (And that is what is most important!) But that I can improve.

One random thing I got hung up on was during set up was that I didn’t plan for the floral chandeliers needing to fit through the door. Sounds so absurd, but you guys…. they wouldn’t fit through ANY of the front doors. We had to truck them through the whole entire back end of the country club, roughly two city blocks. Ok, maybe just one, but when you have 4 floral chandeliers it started to feel like a stinking marathon.

Compote arrangement of lush, premium flowers. White ceramic container with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Compote arrangement of lush, premium flowers. White ceramic container with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

That happened Friday as we got access a day early. From that moment forward I could not get that out of my head. I began to have a pity party in my head and it would not go away. I lost sleep, and set up on Saturday feeling like I let my team down.

A year later I have perspective, learned lessons, and can totally appreciate the hard work and pieces of flower art we created for our amazing clients.

I never received professional pics, so please excuse the lack of quality. But sometimes we have to still share what we’ve created no matter the quality of images, right? Otherwise how is everyone going to see what we can make happen for you on your special day? Can I get an Amen?!

Hanging floral chandelier  with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax.  Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Hanging floral chandelier with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Small vases with taper candles.  With coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Small vases with taper candles. With coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Garden compote with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Garden compote with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Aisle covered in blooms. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Aisle covered in blooms. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Cross alter with coral charm peonies, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, spirea, black berries and smilax. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Room shot of Mollie & Alejandro’s wedding.  We combined tall arrangements, low garden style compotes, with hanging floral chandeliers.   Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

Room shot of Mollie & Alejandro’s wedding. We combined tall arrangements, low garden style compotes, with hanging floral chandeliers. Keely Thorne Event Planning, River Oaks Country Club, Maxit Flower Design

flower bouquets: they are important ya'll

Bride and groom, photographed in Rice University by Josh and Dana Fernandez Photography. Flowers by Maxit Flower Design

Bride and groom, photographed in Rice University by Josh and Dana Fernandez Photography. Flowers by Maxit Flower Design

While many people might sell you on a simple bouquet. Splurge, this is the only time you will ever cary your dream bouquet. I can promise that it will be completely, totally, worth it!!!

I have heard designers mention that they don’t focus on the bouquet because you only cary it for several minutes down the aisle. Sure, they are correct. But what about the images that get captured that last a life time. Who doesn’t want these dreamy, artistic images of their girls and their new hubby.

There is so much artistic talent goes into creating one of these beauties, ok I am tooting my own horn. But seriously, we were not able to make this year one, two or three of learning design. It is not easy and therefor should have a moment in the spot light.

And for the record, we have had some stunning bridal bouquets that are 1/2 this size. Size does not matter in the bouquet world. Quality flowers, shape and design is where the magic happens. Make sure to allow a healthy budget for those specialty blooms. Our favorites? Garden roses, peonies, spray roses, lisianthus, and ranunculus to name a few.

And let us not forget, the photographer. It is important ya’ll!! These images you see were perfectly captured by Josh & Dana Fernandez. And shall we not forget, the hard work of Mallory at Two Be Wed.

Is it just me, or can we agree that these images would not look the same without these flowers! I might be biased, so you decide…

Bridal bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, captured by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

Bridal bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, captured by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

Bride with her bridal bouquet, in Rice university captured by Josh and Dana Fernandez. Bouquet by Maxit Flower Design

Bride with her bridal bouquet, in Rice university captured by Josh and Dana Fernandez. Bouquet by Maxit Flower Design

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets. Shot by Josh and Dana Fernandez in Rive University.

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets. Shot by Josh and Dana Fernandez in Rive University.

Bride and her bridesmaids, shot by Josh and Dana Fernandez inside Rice University.

Bride and her bridesmaids, shot by Josh and Dana Fernandez inside Rice University.

Boutonniere by Maxit Flower Design, captured by Josh and Dana Fernandez Photography

Boutonniere by Maxit Flower Design, captured by Josh and Dana Fernandez Photography

mauve: the come back kid

Deep purple hellebore, single stem. Wedding and Event flower. Maxit Flower Design

Deep purple hellebore, single stem. Wedding and Event flower. Maxit Flower Design

We love a good come back, and mauve has exceeded our expectations. She not only came back but has made a huge statement in the wedding world. There are so many directions she can take as both blush and lavender tones are intermixed through out her. This time we focused on the lavender and purple hues that are so striking and timeless.

We wanted to experiment with including all color tones from white to dark plumb. We incorporated all the colors through the color wheel that would bridge these two colors together and mauve was the perfect tone.

Flower farmers have yet to grow too many varieties allowing this elusive color to still be hard to find. It makes this colored flower so exciting to work with as we are still learning how to experiment with it and incorporate it into our arrangements.

Black modern vessel with a garden style arrangement. Mauve, purple, ivory colored flowers. Maxit Flower Design.

Black modern vessel with a garden style arrangement. Mauve, purple, ivory colored flowers. Maxit Flower Design.

Centerpiece with plumb, mauve, blush, white flowers. Including sweet peas, butterfly ranunculus, hellebores, garden roses, roses, and spray roses. Clear glass vase. Maxit Flower Design

Centerpiece with plumb, mauve, blush, white flowers. Including sweet peas, butterfly ranunculus, hellebores, garden roses, roses, and spray roses. Clear glass vase. Maxit Flower Design

Detail shot of flowers. Hellebores, garden roses, sweet pea, and ranunculus. Maxit Flower Design

Detail shot of flowers. Hellebores, garden roses, sweet pea, and ranunculus. Maxit Flower Design

Garden style, tall arrangement created for a centerpiece at a wedding. Maxit Flower Design

Garden style, tall arrangement created for a centerpiece at a wedding. Maxit Flower Design

the french chateau

The owners of Houston Oaks Country Club brought this gorgeous chateau from Europe. How could it not be one of our all time favorite locations to create a wedding?

This ethereal, dreamy location has everything you could want to celebrate such an important date. The chapel is surrounded by a lake and large old oaks. It is simply as magical as it gets.

Every detail was thought of and the venue is impeccably maintained. The bride and groom suites are to die for and sets the tone for the rest of the wedding. Here’s a wedding we created that we are so excited to share photographed by Silhouette Studios and planned by Alyssa Meeks Events.

Aisle and altar wedding flowers at Houston Oaks Country Club.   Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography.

Aisle and altar wedding flowers at Houston Oaks Country Club. Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography.

Invitation Suite, Wedding in Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Invitation Suite, Wedding in Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding. Bridal bouquet  at Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding. Bridal bouquet at Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Mother and Bride getting ready for wedding, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Mother and Bride getting ready for wedding, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Styled wedding invitation, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Styled wedding invitation, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bridal bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bridal bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bridal bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bridal bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bride bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Bride bouquet by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Cake flowers, fire place mantle flowers, garden compote centerpieces, taper candles, by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Cake flowers, fire place mantle flowers, garden compote centerpieces, taper candles, by Maxit Flower Design, Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

Houston Oaks Country Club, Alyssa Meeks Event Planner, Silhouette Studios Photography

garden & gun: a long lasting relationship

Several years ago Garden & Gun reached out to do a feature on us. We were over the moon that this amazing, Southern magazine would highlight us. I have known about their work and could not believe they knew who we were. They represent the Southern person. Highlighting both masculine and feminine hobbies, this magazine has a little bit for everyone and that is what I loved the most.

Since this feature, that happened several years back, we have maintained a relationship with them. They have reached out for arrangements and as you will see bellow a fun event where we collaborated to make a special evening.

Garden & Gun just recently also launched an event series that host Southern styled events in locations through out the South. Several months ago they chose Houston to highlight some chefs as Houston is known for their amazing food! We are so luck y to be surrounded by some of the most talented chefs in the States.

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We used this super traditional and timeless cement colored garden urn for this bar arrangement to create hight and allow the colors to speak for themselves. Garden & Gun asked for a bright Fall color palette and we delivered. These tones are bright and cheerful, yet keeping the Fall palette in mind.

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We used dahlias, lisianthus, garden roses, eucalyptus and fall leaves to make an painterly, artistic arrangements.

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Adding the pop of blue was the perfect touch to keep that masculine feel that is so well known from Garden & Gun. It was the perfect contrasting tone and believe it really added so much interest. Taper candles has recently made a come back and we love it. This detail is so classic.

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we aren't the right fit for everyone, but i hope we are the right fit for you

It is such an easy statement to say and I wholeheartedly believe that, we aren’t the right fit for everyone. But the day in and day out of that statement is so much harder than I thought it would be. After I meet with you, I literally started envisioning us creating the flowers for your special day. I day dreamed of the flowers, the textures, the new vases we would source. The excitement to tell my employees that we would be working at the venue you booked, with your photographer, with your family.

My passion is what built this business.

There were no previous owners, current owners who assist, parents money, partners, investors etc. JUST ME.

Yes of course I have some of the most amazing employees that have ever existed. But I still answer every email, every inquiry with the same passion and excitement that I did this first day I started this. And I have been compelled to let everyone know.

I want you to know that your event means so much to me. It means you saw our hard work, all the years, all the passion filled moments. You took the time to reach out and explore the possibility of working together, and that makes my heart explode with joy.

And for that, I thank you.

I wish we were perfect for everyone, that I could drive to your venue that is an hour away, book your Christmas event, or take on another event on an already booked date. But we decided to make this a place of long term passion. Where we create from a place of deep love and understanding of the art of flowers and event design. Of 13 years of perfecting, learning and understanding what elements create a perfect event and to 13 more. We only take on what we are 100% sure we can do, and do correctly.

Thank you for challenging us and making us the designers we are today. Here’s to a fun 2019 season.

the cream of the crop: collaboration with Marie Flanigan & Chritofle

Christofle 2019 gold china. Designed by Marie Flanigan Interiors.

Christofle 2019 gold china. Designed by Marie Flanigan Interiors.

When Marie Flanigan calls, you answer. She is the hardest working mom in her industry. She understands interior design like a ninja and she makes magic with her marketing team to make sure everyone knows.

Small businesses don’t just make it by producing an amazing product. You also have to align your self with ambitious artist that make moves. You can’t sit back and wait for someone to speak your existence into reality. Gosh I wish you could.

Watching the Marie Flanigan team create a lifestyle brand based on their super successful interior design firm has been amazing. They understand what it takes and I am always honored to hear from them. These fierce women have a knack for design and I want my flowers all over it!

Just recently they reached to collaborate with another amazing brand and we couldn’t resist to join along. Christofle was laughing a portion of their 2019 fine china in the Houston Galleria and they requested Marie Flanigan create a memorable tablescape to show off their goodies. Here is what we created.

Christofle flatware, and dinnerware, designed by Marie Flanigan Interiors

Christofle flatware, and dinnerware, designed by Marie Flanigan Interiors

Christofle 2019 designed by Marie Flanigan Interior. In collaboration with Maxit Flower Design

Christofle 2019 designed by Marie Flanigan Interior. In collaboration with Maxit Flower Design

Gold place setting with yellow and ivory flowers.  Maxit Flower Design for Christofle in collaboration with Marie Flanigan Interior

Gold place setting with yellow and ivory flowers. Maxit Flower Design for Christofle in collaboration with Marie Flanigan Interior

Blue velvet linen with blush napkin contrasting the garden style arrangements provided by Maxit Flower Design in collaboration with Marie Flanigan and Christofle.

Blue velvet linen with blush napkin contrasting the garden style arrangements provided by Maxit Flower Design in collaboration with Marie Flanigan and Christofle.

capturing the ones you love: take the time to take those portrait images

Are you wondering if you should book your photographer for the full 8hrs? Are you thinking that all that time would not be necessary. If you are on the fence… know that I full heartedly believe that you should pull the trigger.

It allows your photographer to understand the lighting, the space, the details and your loved ones. It is not every day that we have a photographer in front of us. It feels weird, it takes a while to get used to them in our space. Allow everyone that you love to get used to them too. You know your photographer and that is why you booked them, but your loved ones have yet to interact with them. Allow them some time to get used to them too.

And let’s be real, that are so many things going on that day, makeup, hair, getting dressed, saying hi to your Aunt Sue you only see once every 5 years, etc. All that takes time. Allow your photographer to capture those moments that you will cherish and get the gang together. Allow time for everyone to get in front of the camera.

And let’s not forget the details that you spent all that time on. The invitations, boutonniere’s, bouquets etc. All those items need to be styled and shot and as much as we want to think we are wizards and void of time. Those styling images take time too! Allow time for art to happen.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at Private Residence.

Captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at Private Residence.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets created by fine art florist Maria Maxit, of Maxit Flower Design captured by fine art photographer Paige of Awake Photography at The Houston Country Club.

walking into the unknown: designing events with intention

The bride asked for a simple and classic design. We incorporated scented garden roses with roses and touches of jasmine vine for that delicate touch or greenery. Calligraphy by Jenny @ A Fine Flourish

The bride asked for a simple and classic design. We incorporated scented garden roses with roses and touches of jasmine vine for that delicate touch or greenery. Calligraphy by Jenny @ A Fine Flourish

Copying what we have done in our daily lives works well for most things. I tend not to reinvent how I take a shower, make my bed or brush my teeth. As we have created efficient methods that have become routine.

Designing weddings and events can fall into the same patterns. I have been guilty of this, as it also can help with efficiency and ease. And shall I say that it allows clients to feel comfortable that we are not taking risks with their special event.

On the other hand, bringing in a couple elements that might have never been introduced before can not only make your client feel special, but create intention with design. New design elements reminds us that each one of our clients is unique and that all our designs have them at the forefront of creation.

To our future clients, allow us to take some risks and meld that into what you feel comfortable with. The combination of both allows for the most beautiful events we have ever created.

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