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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.

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

a winter palette revisited: adding blush to the all white table scape

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We sure do love an all white event. We are a sucker for a classic look as it allows us to concentrate on details and textures that we love. But there is always room in these classic color palettes to add a little touch of the unexpected.

In the wedding industry we see blush all the time. But have you seen in at an event, private dinner or Holiday party? It’s a rare day. So we though we would bring you inspiration on how to add a small touch that won’t send us to the super feminine side and yet give an all white table scape a bit of a facelift.

Here are three easy ways to add a touch of color to your holiday party.

ONE

Let the textures be in the color scheme you are wanting to highlight

We created these arrangements in all white and green and allowed the accents of berries to be in blush. This snuck in the color with out overwhelming the color palette. We also added an unexpected blush/copper texture that we then used through out the decor. These sprayed fern were such a beautiful touch that we then manicured for the place settings.

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TWO

Add a touch of color in your candles

There are so many color palettes that are not able to be created due to availability of flowers, or even quality of the product we receive. Candles are a guaranteed splash a color that can be added with no fuss.

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THREE

Add a fabric overlay via a table runner of soft fabric that can be placed over the table.

Adding a layer of fabric on top of the linen helps create an ethereal look that we love. It’s soft and romantic and allows us to add that touch of color. For this specific look we bunched up areas while also allowing the fabric to gently hang of either sides, the front and the back.

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we can't do it alone: having a in-house team and vendor team that rocks, makes a difference

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This past weekend, not different than most, reminded me the value of team work. Not only with my team at the studio but the team at the venue. To feel supported, cared for and thought of during the setup from the venue is something that has been elevated by The Revaire. Their team not only thought about how to make all the vendors have an easy load in and load out, they thought of how to keep them safe.

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They supply scissor lifts, ladders, easy load in, overnight storage of supplies, set ups starting days before, and breakdown on Monday mornings. But more importantly you feel like you are part of the team. These items and flexibility is what makes each event go smoothly, and feel less rushed.

Breaking down an event on Monday allows us to stay off the roads in the middle of the night. Breaking down an event might be one of the most hazardous elements of our job. My team is tired and have been working 12hr days since Monday morning to make it all come together. By Saturday night everyone is EXHAUSTED!!! Not only are we not at our very best, but lets be real roads at midnight to 4am are not the safest in Houston, Texas. As we have one of the biggest drinking and driving record in the States.

So I tip my hat off to you The Revaire for making us a priority. To make us feel like part of the team. We appreciate you and thank you. And side note, lets see if we can make this breakdown on Monday a thing. For our safety. PLEASE!

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Styling, design, floral and photography by Maxit Flower Design.










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.

working with other boss ladies

When a mother who works in the interior design field puts together her daughter's wedding, it's headed in an amazing trajectory.  Cherry of The Longoria Collection was a hands on creative that we absolutely loved collaborating with.  To see her mull over every detail made me have such an appreciation for all creatives.  I forget how we work, as I am always in the thick of it all.  Thank you Cherry for your trust, creating your vision was a blast.  Hands down on of my favorite intimate weddings we have created in a while.

Here are some cell phone shots, as I just can't wait for the professional ones! But when those do come, you'll find them in our Gallery page, so keep an eye out! 

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let's get woo woo

When I worked at my last "job" in a cute little flower shop over 9 years ago, I knew I wanted to start my own business.  Not because I REALLY wanted to, but because where I wanted to work, didn't exist.  So I created it.

During that time at the last flower shop, there was this gorgeous woman who frequented the shop. She was intelligent, fierce, decisive and carried herself like a queen. I was immediately drawn to her. She questioned my motivation to be working at a low level paying job with a VERY difficult boss. As perplexing it was at the time, as my boss was beyond manageable, I explained my motivation and she got it.  

After that point, she motivated me with kind, but firm words. She told me I could do it, and I believed her. 

That was over 9 years ago, at least that's my best estimated guess. This past Spring I met with a bride, her mom and the event planner.  I for a moment recognized the mom (Ms. Kaldis), but what you don't know is that I have a horrible tendency to think I know someone that I really don't.  After MANY embarrassing moments, I've given up on the idea that I "recognize" anyone.

In our last meeting to review everything, Ms. Kaldis mentioned that she lived in the community directly next to the flower shop I used to work in. So I quickly mentioned if she ever went to that flower shop.  After a few words, it was confirmed, it was her.  I could have cried, shouted, and just died right there out of sheer joy.  The stars aligned.

This is what we created for her gorgeous daughter, Alex's wedding.

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a sneak peak

There's a lovely bride that we have in June that has been ordering flowers for her up coming bridal events.  I think it is so amazing to have someone trust me through out her wedding experience but also what to show these arrangements off to her friends and family.

This is a brilliant way to make sure we are on the same page and to enjoy a little sneak peak of what it is to come.  She is slowing building the anticipation for the wedding and it is making me so excited for her!  Take a look at what we created...

I have an inkling she will like them!

this past weekend

On occasion we get the kind of bride that completely, fully, no questions asked... trusts us.  This past weekend was one of them.  She gave us budget, gave us her inspirations and allowed us to run with it.  I truly believe this is the best way to create a wedding.  

She allowed us to use this rock star ribbon!! I just can't wait to see what the professional images look like, and to see her holding this bad boy.  Ya'll, her dress was amazing, one of the most original, high-fashion designs I have seen. This bouquet was just the perfect match!

Here are some images of the bridal bouquet I got to snap right before we delivered it.  

 

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wedding flowers for your dog

Hey you dog lover you! Have you ever wondered how to incorporate your pooches into the wedding besides the obvious of having them actually there?  This fun bride decided to include her pups in such a creative way.  She had their photographer, Joseph West, shoot her doggies and style the lady pups with this flower garland.  They printed the images of both the dogs and framed them to designate her side (the female dog with the garland) and his side (the male dog without the floral garland).

Just the cutest yet sophisticated idea! 

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Joseph West Photography

mark it off the list

Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement

Every year my amazing mother encourages me to creating a top 5 list of the most desired accomplishments of the year.  This has dramatically changed my views on my life and to see my goals come true has been amazing if not a little scary.  It's beautiful to see how much power we have to making decision that make things happen.

“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.” 
― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

One of those goals that was written in January of this year was to get featured on flower magazine.  That goal came to fruition this weekend! Eek! Being recognized by a magazine that highlights some of my favorite floral designers has been a dream come true.  Thank you so much flower magazine for the opportunity. Go HERE for the original article and to read more goodies from this issue and so many others from the previous issues.

Here are some pics I snagged from the article, photographed by insanely talented Julie Sofer and to give further credit, the article was produced by the amazing Abby Braswell.

My Inspiration for this design was Houston’s urban, concrete jungle—also known as Central Market. The lush, colorful selection in the produce aisle can be a game changer for a floral designer. Everything from squash to the highly textured kale can be a unique element in an arrangement. Scents really guide me as well. One of my personal secrets is to add herbs to an arrangement for not only the play of colors and textures, but also the intoxicating aromas, which will make others fall in love with the design.
— Maria Elisa Maxit
Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement
Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement
Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement
Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement
Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement
Maxit Flower Design for flower Magazine, Fall Inspiration DIY Arrangement


designers design

Remember the Florist Design Workshop I mentioned in the "we gather" blog post last week?  Well here are some more images from that event that I am super excited to share with ya'll.  Take a look.  {All photographs taken by Korie Lynn Photography}

Maxit Flower Design; garden style flower arrangement; Korie Lynn Photography
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Maxit Flower Design; Bridal Bouquet; Korie Lynn Photography
Maxit Flower Design; bridal bouquet, Korie Lynn Photographer
Maxit Flower Design; flower design bouquet, Korie Lynn Photography


The Young and The Beautiful

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It is always exciting to network with hard working, young woman.  I've had the opportunity to come across some of the most motivated young woman in the last 12 months, photographers, event planners, bakery owners, bloggers and so much more. This year the Maxit Flower Design blog will be full of our collaborations with these woman.  Here is a preview pic of one of those collaborations.

Houston brides be on the look out for these amazing vendors.  I can't wait to share the more of the edited images by the amazing Christine Gosch.  With this project we collaborated with the following amazing vendors, Jennifer Laura Designs, Over the Top Linens and Hey Lovely Makeup.