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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

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 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

setting the standard: creating the event you want to see

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When I started this business I was bull headed and had many thoughts on how it would all go.  Some of the thoughts were wildly incorrect and other turned into structures that I still hang on to.  For example, I thought it would be easy, I thought that if I produce good work people will come.  It's not easy, but people will come.  Yes it is true... if you build it they will come.  But no one tells you how long the building process will take.  

I also don't have a store front (which 8 years ago was a wild thought in our market) as we work out of a warehouse that we've converted into a super cute space. I remember nay sayers who thought I would never be seen and it would be difficult to grow my business.  It was difficult but the vision that I has was mine and knew it would work.  

So many times in life we have a gut feeling that comes over us and we push it aside.  We might have too many people's opinions we listen to or are just insecure about pulling the trigger. I see this all the time when people are making decisions for their wedding/event.  Client's have a vision for their event and get persuaded by a well meaning photographer, event planner or friend to move in a direction that was not their original vision.  TRUST ME... there are many reasons to listen to your friends and other vendors! But listen to your gut.

Make sure the event you are planning resembles you.  We want your guest to know it was something you planned, a true reflection of you, when they walk into the room.  All we do is just play a small part in making it happen.

Gorgeous images by Dana Fernandez Photography

Why two different colored bouquets?  No, our bride did not request this.  There was an error on our end and we were lucky enough to have both of them photographed! She asked for an all white bouquet... but apparently we got so excited about the colors, we sent that one first.  

Dana, the amazing photographer, shot us a call and told us about our hiccup. We quickly whipped up the white bouquet and got it to our beautiful bride right in time for her to walk down the aisle.

Phew! Can we get an amen for working with some of the most thoughtful vendors?! What would we ever do without the people that make us look good and make us feel that we are part of a bigger team.  The vendor team! 

We were so thankful she spoke up. Because she did we got a chance to fix our error and make it right. She will look back on her wedding day and it will be a true reflection of her. And for that reason alone, we are so thankful for her.

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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.

a little something on the brighter side

Brides tend to shy away from color, and we completely understand why they lean towards that direction.  Quite frankly, we love muted tones.  But!!! We love color too. And a couple weeks ago we got to pair up with the talented team from Little Coterie to create a colorful, fun filled fiesta.

This cheerful wedding was what our portfolio needed to get the Summer months started.  Lots of peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses were in their high end sophisticated mix.  And let's not forget those gorgeous details that the owner of Little Coterie, Courtney, does not shy away from.  Turquoise printed escort cards to gorgeous bride and groom signs to make everything feel thought of and well put together.

These gorgeous images taken by our friend Paige at Awake Photography.

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the tiniest of places

There is nothing tiny about Tiny Boxwood's.  But intimate, sophisticated, romantic... YES.  This has become one of my all time favorite venues in Houston.  Not only because of all that was previously mentioned, but because the people that work there are lovely and the atmosphere is perfection.  And the food... well that's stating the obvious.

We couldn't have been more excited when our bride, Lauren, contacted us to create arraignments for this intimate affair.  It was her vow renewal and it was a very special one.  And then we met her, and we were even more convinced that this was the perfect match.  She wanted a romantic, french provence aesthetic, which is secretly how I would get married. 

This is what we created:



these flowers!

How gorgeous are these flowers! This weekend's bride has impeccable taste and we are bursting at the seems to see all this gorgeousness come to life.  After processing most of the flowers yesterday, I began to fall in love with these beauties.  The quality is just insane! We couldn't feel more lucky to have found some of the most amazing, hard working flower brokers in Houston.  They truly take care of us and I couldn't be more grateful for everything they do for us.


they end up

Sometimes there are leftovers and sometimes they end up inside my home in my workspace.  It's very rare.  My roommate, also known as my boyfriend, is allergic to flowers.  Yes, you heard it here.  The floral designer's boyfriend is allergic to flowers! 

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This was the bridal bouquet for this weekend's bride.  Well, the raw version before it was wrapped and ready to go.  Then the leftovers...

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