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she's engaged

she's engaged

So, we have to admit- we totally know this is so 2 weeks ago. BUT, with our crazy busy fall season & the holidays sneaking up on us, we just haven't had time to properly celebrate our fave Bachelor star & fellow Houstonian, AshLee Frazier! (Cue office dance party!)

For those of you who don't know AshLee: she was a contestant on Sean's season and made it to the final 3. She then went on to do Bachelor in Paradise. These days, she is a killer fashion/fitness/lifestyle blogger & all around cooler-than-we-will-ever-be #girlboss! You can find her blog here.

We can't believe it's been 3 years since we have had the opportunity to meet this rockstar. After brainstorming with some of our favorite creatives (Joseph West and Christina Landrum with Pomp & Circumstance),  I came to the conclusion that there weren't enough events that help meld the masculine and the feminine sides of event design.  The dark tones of masculine sensibilities and bright cheerful tones of feminine energy.  

We also thought it would be fun to play on the idea that she was on her hunt for her prince charming and grab the vibrant, fun nature of her personality. Flash forward to today and she has found him!

Here are some of our favorite shots:

Ashlee Frazier in a stunning wedding gown during an engagement styled shoot. Houston, TX.

Ashlee Frazier in a stunning wedding gown during an engagement styled shoot. Houston, TX.

Dark floral inspired Prince Charming invitation suite for styled shoot in Houston, TX.

Dark floral inspired Prince Charming invitation suite for styled shoot in Houston, TX.

Big blushing flower bouquet with orange, pink & anemones. By Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX.

Big blushing flower bouquet with orange, pink & anemones. By Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX.

Bridal Bouquet with pink, orange, red & greenery. By Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX.

Bridal Bouquet with pink, orange, red & greenery. By Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX.

Bridal Bouquet with pink, orange, red & greenery. By Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX.

Bridal Bouquet with pink, orange, red & greenery. By Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX.

Floral chair backing with silhouette sign. 

Floral chair backing with silhouette sign. 

Greenery and floral chair back in warehouse setting. 

Greenery and floral chair back in warehouse setting. 

AshLee Frazier in wedding dress with cascading tulle. Dark tablecloth and black candles. 

AshLee Frazier in wedding dress with cascading tulle. Dark tablecloth and black candles. 

You can check out the entire shoot here. We wish AshLee & Aaron an incredibly happy marriage and many years of wedded bliss! P.S. If y'all need a florist- you know our number. XOXO

vendors are the key

Several weeks ago I got invited to attend an event where Mindy Weiss, event planner to the stars, would be speaking.  I truly enjoyed her and thought her experience and expertise was amazing to listen to and soak in.  One of the more important moments was when I heard her say adamantly that her vendors are her secret to success.  She has built bonds with them because of their quality of work, communication and capabilities to create unbelievable events.

Today we highlight one of those vendors that always makes that happen.  Christina at Pomp and Circumstance has shown a level of expertise that I have not seen too often.  She communicates more efficiently and consistently than anyone else I know.  She truly loves what she does and it shows.  She puts her client first, at all cost.  But never forgets and values her vendors and it shows. 

Event planners can't design your flowers, can't DJ, can't cook the food your guests will eat but what they can do is hear all of the client's desires and curate an event with the best vendors to make all that happen.  And then happen in a manner that would amaze.

Photographs by Marco Wang

Another Layer of the Cake

This summer I was contacted by the sweet, talented, determined business woman Christina Landrum of Pomp and Circumstance Events.  She informed me she was looking for a floral designer to make her vision come true for a one of a kind photo shoot.

We met, we discussed and with a shot in the dark, trust in each others experience and full on creative drive.... we created a shoot that was fun, memorable and developed long lasting relationships with all vendors involved.

Several months later... This happened.  

A feature in 100 Layer Cake.  Here's to many more of these!!!

 

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