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Maria Elisa Maxit

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

getting inspired through travel

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We had to get away. Going on three months straight with out a day off can have its toll on you. The grind can own you. It’s bizarre, but it can get addicting.

To step away can be scary at times as business ownership is very demanding. And at times we might make it feel more demanding than it is when we are feeling overwhelmed. What I have realized this happens more often when we don’t take time off.

It is so rare that we get weeks without weddings, particularly this past year, that sneaking a last minute trip was the only way we could make it happen.

So why not Paris. It had been on my list for a while and couldn’t believe I had made it this far without going. So Chris, my fiance, surprised me with the idea and 7 days before we jumped on the airplane, we got on our computers and booked the trip.

Spontaneity is one of my love languages. I feel the need to make things happen when they are not planned helps keep me young and excited about the endless possibilities of life.

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I brought my camera and only took it out on some adventures. I can get all consumed with taking pics and not living in that particular moment that I need to edit the times I bring her. Here are some of the pics that I had to share with you, and only hope you can enjoy them as much as I did.

The ones posted are some from around Paris, and mostly on a day trip we took to Versailles.

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visiting the rose farm- how we keep educated

Several months ago I got invited to work with Tulipina in Ojai creating a wedding at The Ojai Valley Inn.  Once I mentioned that I would be going to Santa Barbara, my gal pal Kelly Hornberger of Kelly Horberger Photography booked her flight and off we were to the races planning a photo shoot and getting all our ducks in a row to fit in as many experiences in as possible.

Not that woking for Kiana at Tulipina wasn't an experience that would have made the trip complete, but California has way too much to offer to pass it up.  And one of those experiences was to visit one of the most prolific producers of the most gorgeous field grown garden roses there is in North America, Grace Rose Farm.  

This might have been the most fun moment of the trip.  To sit back and see fields upon fields of some of the most gorgeous roses there ever was.  All at our finger tips to harvest. And to get a chance to experience this with a couple girlfriends made me the happiest.

We galavanted around the farm choosing which blooms would work best for the projects we had coming up.  Each row made you think of all the gorgeous weddings and events these amazing bushes have produced for.  All the beautiful memories they have produced and how they made such special times even more memorable.

As flower designers we have to keep visiting farmers to connect to the source of our medium.  We use flowers to create the most amazing arrangements and to continue that connection to the people who produce them is so important to me.

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We learn something new every time we go and it is just worth seeing the farmers and giving them a hug and letting them know how much they mean to us.  That is important.  They get so disconnected from us as they are insanely hard working people. 

If you ever have questions on how to get connected and start growing a business in the flower community... start from the ground up.  Learn everything there is to learn and NEVER STOP LEARNING.  

The most amazing thing about this industry, is that 13 years later, I still don't even know one percent of what there is to learn.  And for that reason alone I fall in love with the floral industry more and more every year.  The endless information you can gather on one flower alone could consume a life time.  And to think that there are 100's of cut flowers we use on a yearly basis, that just blows my mind.

What an amazing industry to be part of.  Due to the intense amount of hard work to farm and to design flowers, I can promise you that you won't find anyone that isn't madly deeply in love with that they do.  It would be impossible to do with out a maddening love.  

 

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the introduction

Maria Elisa Maxit Houston Texas

It's me Maria Elisa Maxit, the owner, lead designer, lover of flowers, chocolate cake, mens cologne, empanadas, music, travel, good laughs and guru or all things Maxit Flower Design.  I have never done an introduction on my blog of myself for many reasons but none that really mater or make too much sense.  In short, I don't like talking about myself, I am what you call an introvert.  

But, I have worked so hard to make this little business work and have poured my heart, soul, and time into everything that you see, that showing how passionate about making this happen was just as important to me as all the other details.  I wanted to show that this work is done by someone just like you.  Hardworking, passionate, fun loving, goofy, God-fearing, girl, just like you.  

Maxit Flower Design was created after 5 years of working in a couple flower shops in Houston.  I spent many days working for event designers who created spectacular large scale events.  After meeting my goal of a 5 year study, I set my sights on creating something of my own.  Something that was solely focused on events and weddings and was curated for the likes of my customers.  I was passionate about creating a hand tailored experience for every customer, a detail oriented design concept that started from the moment we met and carried through the proposal and all the way through to the day of the event.  I wanted to show my clients that every single flower was manicured, every detail was purposeful.  

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I am truly honored to have the trust of my clients.  I cherish the time spent, during the consultations when everything is up in the air, the late night phone calls, the last minute changes, the texts at 2am thanking me for everything directly after the event...  Everything, everyone of those moments shared with them is amazing.  To receive trust from a complete stranger is something that is truly so beautiful and life changing.  The responsibility of owning this business is something that 5 years of experience could have never prepared me for.  I had no clue what I was getting into.  Thank you for your trust! Thank you to all my past clients and to many more in the future!! I adore you.

Random facts:  I was born in Argentina.  I love dachshunds.  I have an amazing boyfriend, more about him later.  Photography is my second passion and believe I might go professional one day.  I am very sensitive to noises, your food smacking bothers me to no end.  I have two older brothers.  My parents are the coolest people I know. Beautifully manicured fingernails are my weakness.  (The large bag in the pic is my favorite thing I own!)