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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


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

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.

when the trees bloom

We felt trusted and honored by this sweet family.  The Hinds & Nguyen families were some of the most gracious, fun loving clients we have had.  They trusted our process and let us run with their vision.  We designed and styled their wedding to be a true reflection of who they are.  Fun, romantic, kind, and ethereal.

We helped welcome the guest in with a gorgeous calligraphy sign with a light floral garland.  Meredith loved eucalyptus and one of our favorite garlands to make are made out of eucalyptus.  The movement we get from those garlands create a look like no other.  Once the guests turned the corner they continued to see gorgeous flowers styled through out.  

We used our collection of handmade ivory ceramic compotes to create garden style arrangement that complimented the aesthetics of the space and the client.  These two things (the client and the space) are some of the most important factors that we take into consideration for our design. And we truly believe when our clients have these things at the forefront of their vision, we all create some of the more spectacular events.

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Gorgeous details of this arch taken by the super talented Hannah Mason Photography.  You guys, she is brilliant! Smilax vine was at it's prime season and we wanted to make sure we showcased that gorgeous vine at the altar.  Even though the ceremony was short, we try our best to make this a place that is sweet, and well thought out.  

Taking advantage of the gorgeous venue, Chandelier Grove's, natural beauty we went with fabric to help decorate the arch.  Styling this gorgeous wood arch with a combination of flowers, greens and fabric truly pulled together everything that was then going to be showcased at the reception.  We know this space so well and truly love decorating outdoor spaces.  The movement that we get from the wind is just so beautiful.

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Can we pause here for a moment.  Hannah captures these types of moments perfectly.  The moments of those glances that we all want to last a lifetime. WOW!

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This urn is one of my favorite pieces we cary. I have been searching for more that resemble this one for a while now with out any luck.  It can truly be styled with such a huge variety of colors and flowers and has always been a client favorite... and we totally know why.  Readers, if you know where I can find another... shot me an email.

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We were asked for the first time to create a flower girl wand.  Because every young girl should live out her flower girl fantasies. How stinking adorable is this! 

Special thanks to Jennifer Lowrance of Jlow Events.  You guys she is such a gem. And Stacey at Chandelier Grove, someone so passionate and loving to open a space as gorgeous as hers.

styling your home

We might possibly be surrounded by some of the most creative, talented, ambitious women in the world. They are hustlers, go getters, ones that never stop creating and being motivated.  This week we got a chance to collaborate with some of the best. Marie Flanigan from Marie Flanigan Interiors, Caroline Harper of House of Harper and Mostess Box.  

We are got together to create some promotional material, as there was a looming storm that didn't allow us to shoot outside. We made lemonade people.  The reality is that the storm didn't even come till the next day, because that is what happens in reality.  You plan, plan, plan and it never quite goes the way you think.  Fast forward to today and boom.  The most gorgeous day you have ever seen and the party once again is on and moving forward.

We can't to see how it all comes together, but in the meanwhile we will show you the goodies from last week.  As any chance we get to show off our work through a professional lens is a good day.

Here's to many more collaborations with Houston's creatives and gorgeous days like today that will allow our flowers to shine.

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As I develop my home garden I had the chance to use some of the goodies I have been growing.  Because I am not 100% what works with the soil and amount of sunshine we get at the new house, I have been limiting the items to mostly greens.  The highly textural items that make the difference and leave the flower growing to the professional.  At least for now.  Can you spot the home grown blooms? 

We added our caladiums to this mix for a highly textured accent.  And my gosh, what about those amazing ranunculus, flown in from Japan! Yes, Japan.  They were just as amazing, if not more, in person.

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Signing off with a too be continued.  As there will be many more of these collaborations as you can never have enough!

new camera new pics

Today we had the pleasure of meeting with one of our spring brides for a quick meeting to show her a mock up for her wedding.  I love creating these as you see the client's face light up, their vision is coming to reality and you can tell that's one of the moments it hits them.  This bride is creating a very fun look with a variety of different element in an outdoor space.  Her colors are turquoise, blush gold and white.  

I must admit that there is a little bit of anxiety that comes with a mock-up, as this is the first time you are showing your work to your client.  You are showing that everything you've discussed has been understood.  There is a sense of vulnerability that only an artist can understand.  It's almost as if you are giving your first big speech in your High-School Speech class.  You've poured your heart out and now the pause... a little bit of silence... and then you wait for the critique.  

So... she loved them! Our mock-up was a success.  

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Shots in the Park

Shots in the Park

We were more than excited to hear from Christina, of Chritina Leigh Events, when she requested that we take part in an adorable photo shoot.  She helped style the shoot and we helped style the flowers.  Some fun things quickly occurred soon there after.

Special thanks go to the amazing photographer Ling Wang from Ling Wang Photography.  And our new friend Erica Luttmann of Hey Lovely Makeup.  Linens provided by the lovely ladies at Over The Top Linen

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