aztec summer showroom [ BTS sneak peek]

Yesterday we got to spend a few hours hanging with some of our favorite vendors. We all got to collaborate and create something beautiful for Aztec Events & Tents 's  summer showroom open house. 

We produced 4 centerpieces for a variety of tablescapes. We have to be patient and wait for professional photos but for now, here is a sneak peek at SOME of our work. 

picnic style table with lemon arrangement from maxit flower design

This picnic inspired table featured red & white checkered cloth, classic white square plates and textured flatware. We wanted to brighten up the table with yellow and green florals. We also used some lemons to bring in freshness. 

orange green and pink arrangement by maxit flower design in houston texas

This "Garden Glam" table (by our naming) was full of texture and pattern. The orange linen is brightened up by sage green napkins, gold rimmed plates and our bright florals. We used spray roses, peonies and ranunculus to bring this garden scene to life. 

green table scape with purple flower arrangement from maxit flower design in houston texas

The last sneak peek highlights this "Green with Envy" table created by Aztec. The organic feel of the tableware is complimented with our tropical inspired arrangement. We used tones that reminded us of an island sunset - magentas, peach, bright pink and plum.

Keep in mind, theese are BTS photos that don't quite show all of the details. We just couldn't wait to share with y'all! Keep an eye out for the full feature including all of the floral details soon! 

dolly pearl styled sessions | editorial

A few weeks ago we got the opportunity to create super modern, luxe and organic bouquets for an upscale dress designer, Dolly Pearl. Vi, the owner, reached out to us with the most amazing mood board and of course we fell in love. It's so nice to step out of the box and create with people who have unique visions. Oh, and in case being an incredibly fashion forward designer wasn't enough, Vi is also the photographer of this shoot. (You can check out her photography here. )

The sessions were broken down into two parts.

Part one: let's get lost

The bouquet we created to accentuate the gorgeous white off-the-shoulder gown featured:

  • Garden Roses in peach and blush 
  • Various Eucalyptus species
  • White Berries
  • Spray Roses
  • Seasonal Greenery
large organic bouquet by maxit flower design houston, tx
large organic garden bouquet by maxit flower design houston, tx
large bouquet by maxit flower design houston, tx
dollypearl style session with bouquet by maxit flower design in houston, tx

Part two: luxe love

The second gown in the style session was a long, sophisticated, sleek fit with an attached cape. We created an organic bouquet that featured:

  • Viburnum 
  • Seasonal Greenery
large greenery bouquet created by maxit flower design in houston, tx
flowy white gown with large organic greenery bouquet by maxit flower design in houston, tx

These simple shoots are the epitome of beauty and sophistication. We highly recommend that you look into Dolly Pearl's custom gowns for any special event. Bonus- everything she does is made-to-order....talk about fitting like a glove! We can't wait to work with Dolly Pearl again soon on our Maxit Studio Styles session....keep an eye out to see more of her gorgeous work!

windswept by the sea | editorial

It's always a great Wednesday when you receive gorgeous images in your inbox. While it doesn't help our constant craving for some vitamin SEA, this stunning beach shoot really brightens up this gloomy Houston day. 

Alli Bixler of Bixler Events contacted us a few months ago with this coastal palette of tan, pale blue, and ivory. We immediately got on board and created a centerpiece and bouquet. Both arrangements featured:

  • Garden Roses
  • Tulips
  • Scabiosa
  • Eucalyptus
  • Berries
  • Alstroemeria
  • Seasonal Greenery
beach bouquet by maxit flower design
beachy centerpiece on the beach by maxit flower design
From Alli- "Movement and textures that mimicked the elements of the coast were a focal point for design, like the gauze table runner, raw silk ribbon, and whitewashed wooden chairs. The whole look was tied together with the small details, such as the oyster shell saltcellars and handmade paper goods."

The cake by Edible Designs by Jessie was adorned with the same flowers featured in the centerpiece and bouquet. 

white cake with flowers by maxit flower design

Even though we didn't get to dig our toes in the sand, we were still honored to be a part of this seaside shoot. The vendors included were:

Photography: Koby Brown Photography | Styling and Design: Alli Bixler of Bixler Events | Floral Design: Maxit Flower Design | Hair and Makeup: Blushworthy | Model: Allison Kennedy | Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie | Invitation Suite: Tone & State | Bridal Gown: Charlie Brear | Gown Boutique: Unbridaled Houston | Rentals: EB Inc Events and Swift & Company | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

You can check out the full editorial here.  Special thank you to Bajan Wed for featuring us!

design demonstrations [teaching is my passion]

For the last several months I have had the awesome fortune of having my lovely office manager assist me with posting blogs.  She has been rocking it so much that I have been getting a little bit rusty and thought I would have my first attempt in months.  So here we go..

In the last several months we've had the pleasure of being asked to do a couple demonstrations for the local florist community.  And not only was I honored to be asked, the best part was the people I met through it all. Mayesh has been the new kid in town this year and with a large mountain to climb.  But they accomplished something I think many of us didn't think would be possible.  They created a little space for themselves in a highly competitive market.  And even better than making their space, they came in with amazing product and a warehouse full of creative, knowledgeable people.  

And of course, when they called and requested I come to do a little demonstration for their Open House/ Customer Appreciation, I said Yes! But when they told me that I would have my pick of Japanese product, I said HELL YES!! And don't think for a second I was excited to speak in front of a crowd... but I put my big girl pants on and handled business.

Let me tell you that I am fully aware at how ridiculous I look in these images as I am mid sentence, I had to post them non the less.

In this particular demonstration I focused on creating a garden arrangement, one in which could be relatable and yet able to show some tricks that others might find interesting.  Variety and texture is crucial to making this work.  And of course lets not forget to continuing varying heights of the flowers so that depth and structure can be created.

As if that wasn't the highlight of my year, the ladies of Westside Flower Exchange came a calling.  Since I first walked into that warehouse, I knew I would immediately love these ladies.  They are full of personality, and have a love affair with flowers that I immediately related to. The knowledge they hold and the insane variety of premium blooms, always keep me close.  

They were celebrating their 20th year in service, and I had no clue till the day of... I was the one designer in Houston they requested.  WHAT??? Little ol Maria Maxit of Maxit Flower Design was the designer they thought of when thinking of the one designer in 20 years of service they would like to come help celebrate their big day. 

What an honor.  They too gave me my pic at product, as they were some of the first in town to bring in peonies... you know I was immediately dying. You walk in their cooler and your heart just starts racing.  That cooler is jam packed full of the most dream worthy flowers that exist. And with hearts in my eyes, I was given direction to pick out "what ever I wish".  

Let me stop here by saying... THIS. IS. A. DREAM.

I think I fainted and went to heaven.  My go at the cooler, to pick anything I want?!!! Oh holly flowers.  I have to admit that I died of sheer joy and kinda blanked out. When I came to... people were starting to fill the room and the demonstration had to start.  Cue 'go blank again', as it's always nerve wrecking to talk in front of people.  

I went into this demonstration with the idea that I would create  a large scale arrangement.  One that would be placed at the altar or a focal point of a space.  Concentrating on having attendees see the structure of the base and how the beginnings of flower arranging starts.  With details as when to place certain flowers and why particular flowers are used when.   Did you know that the order you place flowers dramatically changes the shape of a flower arrangement?

Special thanks to all the wholesalers in Houston that have supported my journey in the crazy flower industry, I could never do it with out you! 

matt's 41st [private residence]

A few weeks ago, we were contacted by Courtney of Little Coterie to be involved with Matt's 40-ish birthday party. We instantly fell in love with Courtney's sweet soul and just HAD to say yes. We are so glad we did. While we only provided the florals, every design aspect came together seamlessly. Check out this ultra-chic birthday party below:

The arrangements that we provided were super modern and masculine. They featured:

  • White & Plum Ranunculus
  • Artichokes
  • White Roses
  • Greenery
  • Succulents
  • Tropical Leaves
  • Mini Dark Calla Lilies 
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Courtney absolutely B L E W this Birthday party out of the water. Even though we simply provided the flowers, this is one of our favorite non-wedding events to share. Intimate, chic, low-key gatherings are something special. Some of our favorite details are:

Thank you again to Courtney & Little Coterie...we can't wait to work with y'all more! Special thank you to Lawrence Knox Photography for these gorgeous images. Lastly, Happy Birthday Matt! (Yes, we are incredibly jealous of you & your shindig.)

callie + steven [briscoe manor]

Y'all, I will never understand how we get so lucky with our clients. They are always so trusting, kind and just plain H A P P Y.                     [Knocks on wood.] 

Callie & Steven are no exception when it comes to rockstar clients. These newlyweds were an absolute dream to work with. We're so excited to have photos from their big day to share with you, courtesy of Luke and Cat. Besides practically being the most amazing models (part in thanks to Hey Lovely), you can really see the love and joy in their hearts when you see them. If you know us, you know that is one of our absolute favorite things!

invitation suite with loose blooms by maxit flower design

Callie & Steven got hitched at Briscoe Manor in Richmond, TX in January of this year. We couldn't have asked for better weather. The ceremony was held in the Briscoe Chapel, cocktail hour was in Amy's Courtyard and the reception was in the gorgeous Crofton Ballroom. 

For their special day, Callie held a bright and bold garden bouquet filled with:

  • Rose
  • Spray Rose
  • Ranunculus
  • Scabiosa
  • Veronica
  • Tulips
  • Berries
  • Freesia
  • Anemone
  • Eucalyptus 

Steven donned a simple boutonniere made with a ranunculus. 

The bridal party followed suit with bright florals, similar to the bride's but smaller in size. The groomsmen also wore boutonnières made of ranunculus.

The ceremony was simple and focused on their act of exchanging vows. They didn't want too many distractions, so we kept it dainty and minimal. We added greenery garland on the pews and the table hosting the unity candle. 

greenery on pews from maxit flower design
greenery on unity candle maxit flower design

Cocktail hour was held in the courtyard. Our greenery garland dressed up the wooden bar and seating chart. Small single bud arrangements sat on the bar high tables covered in a sultry steel blue velvet linen. The day of coordination & lounge areas were executed by Pomp & Circumstance.

The reception was one of our favorite parts of the day. We had special wood blocks handmade for their head table to arrange with small compote mixes and candles to create a "garland" that was unexpected. Single stems of tulips were placed at each setting. 

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Guest tables were draped with a white linen. We mixed medium compote style arrangements with groupings of the blocks to create varying heights throughout the room. 

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Wrapping up- Can we just take a minute to talk about this cake by Cakes by Gina?! The 5-tier cake had some major style going on. Marbled buttercream, gold leaf and a sash of flowers truly made this guy a show-stopper. We can only imagine how good this tasted....

We were so honored to be a part of this unexpectedly bright winter wedding. Callie & Steven, we wish you many many years of wedded bliss! Thank you for trusting us and our vision for your wedding. XOXO

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maxit studio styles- february session

This is probably going to be one of the most fun blog series for us to write. Simply because it is all about our "baby"- Maxit Studio Styles! We literally feel like a dad with his wallet full of his family's photos. 

We created the idea of giving back to the creative community using our studio space and access to flowers. One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting your name out there. Correct?  So how do we accomplish that?! That got us thinking-

Social Media is our biggest (& cheapest) friend these days. However, showcasing your work, style and vision can be hard when you run out of images from your portfolio- honestly, you can only show off a wedding or event so much before it goes stale. Styling kits can cost tons of money. (Ribbon and vintage scissors aren't cheap, y'all!) Flowers are great for styling, but a lot of "non-flower experts" have trouble making things look just right. iPhone photos aren't always ideal or cooperative. Styled shoots are SO. MUCH. WORK. and so crazy expensive now. So how can we get those perfectly styled images, but also have our stamp of creativity on them?

Then it came to us. Pool all of our creative friends and work together! Genius. Maxit Studio Styles was born.  The idea is simple:

  • reach out to the local creatives.
  • create a spreadsheet (or 6) and organize creatives by skill.
  • spend time researching vendors and decide who vibes the best.
  • move some things around in your calendar and get the sessions scheduled.
  • create a mood board for each session.
  • connect creatives together and release mood board.
  • brainstorm as a group.
  • its finally session day- style, style, style.
  • uplift each other.
  • get images back.
  • spam the heck out of them. uplift each other some more. 

So, it really isn't that simple, but SO worth it. So, without further adieu, We would like to share our very first Maxit Studio Styles Session with you! 

The Dream Team

Rocio Carlon Studios- Photographer Extraordinaire: Rocio came with her camera and totally killed the entire shoot. She worked her hiney off making sure each picture had perfect lighting, composition and depth. She was on and off that step ladder ALL day. When we received these images in our inbox- we about died. Rocio, you did even better than we could have imagined! 

Fresh strawberries with floral tea. 

Fresh strawberries with floral tea. 

Aces of Taste- Foodies : Abigail and Julie showed up to the session to represent AOT. Little did these ladies know, they would end up being models, too! A & J, your food styling was on point and y'all totally took the record for most styled images created in such a short amount of time! We can't wait to attend one of your pop-up events soon.  **Bonus- Abigail also owns her own cotton candy business! WHAT?! Thank you to Lush Puff for providing yummy, on site, cotton candy for our shoot! 

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Tripp Films- Videographer of our dreams: Nikki not only shot an amazing BTS video, she also brought a ton of gorgeous and unique styling props. And we mean a ton. She brought a totally different aspect to our shoot that we simply loved. Her love for her work truly shines through her work. We just love when we can tell you adore your job. Her BTS video will be shared soon!

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Wink by Erica-  our Sweets Soul Sister: Erica couldn't meet up with us, due to an event, but graciously sent gorgeous macaroons our way! Y'all, if we didn't absolutely need these little heaven cookies for our images, they would have been devoured in a heart beat. The smell coming from the little container was simply D I V I N E.  Erica literally took our idea of the "perfect" macaroon and ran with it. We can't wait to work with her again! 

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This is probably the longest blog post ever, so we will keep the end short & sweet. We couldn't have asked for a better group of ladies to test out our very first Maxit Studio Styles session on. We have 2017 planned out for the most part, but we are already looking forward to next year and adding new participants. Stay tuned for updates after each session. 

katherine & jonathan [tiny boxwood's]

Simple. Sweet. Intimate. Those are some of our favorite weddings. We love to do grandiose installations, but these sweet newlyweds really wanted their love to be the focus of the day. 

Katherine and Jonathan were married last fall at Tiny Boxwood's in Houston, TX. Their color inspiration for the day was white, ivory and peach with touches of greenery. The perfect palette for their garden venue. 

The bride and groom kept their personal flowers simple. Katherine carried a tight bouquet featuring hydrangea and roses. Jonathan donned a boutonniere showcasing a white ranunculus. 

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Their ceremony was dressed with lanterns and accenting florals. We loved the natural beauty of Tiny's lawn and decided that just a touch of decor was needed. Thankfully, both Katherine and her Mom run the Longoria Collection*, so it was crazy simple to discuss aesthetic and design direction with them.

tiny boxwoods ceremony setup maxit flower design

The reception was just as dainty and pretty as the ceremony. We covered some tables with greenery garlands and set small garden mixes on the others. Keeping the charm of Tiny's- we didn't do a whole lot to the reception space. We even used Tiny's signature napkins in the design. 

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tiny boxwoods wedding outside maxit flower design

The classic white cake was spruced up with a greenery garland at the base.  Amongst all of the simple florals, a small detail that we loved was the boxwood letter "H" for the entrance to the garden. Creating a keepsake for the couple to take home is one of our favorite things. 

white wedding cake with garland maxit flower design
boxwood wedding letter maxit flower design

Katherine and Jonathan kept their special day timeless. We were so happy to get to work with such an amazing couple and their parents. Cheers to the newlyweds!

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j'adore events open house [station 3]

Coming off a high from a huge, GORGEOUS event we produced, we had the privilege of working alongside our friends and their new venture, J'Adore Events at their open house. 

The event was held at Station 3; an old historic fire station and featured vendors from all over the Houston area. (Side note: I guarantee these said vendors think we are crazy. We had so much fun laughing at ourselves during set up, I'm surprised they didn't say something to us. More to that story below.)

We were specifically tasked with creating a space filled with florals that presented "Boho Chic" to all of the guests. We designed a statement piece featuring tons of greenery and flowers. It created the illusion of flowers floating gracefully above guests head. We purposely wanted the installation to be insanely full and extravagant. Some of the flowers we used were:

  • Viburnum
  • Garden Roses
  • Orange Roses
  • Magenta Ranunculus
  • Coral Peonies
  • White Hydrangea
  • Orange Tulips
  • White & Blush Spray Roses
Floating flowers installation created by Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX. 

Floating flowers installation created by Maxit Flower Design in Houston, TX. 

Some of the details of our little corner of boho paradise featured things like loose blooms at each place setting, a floral wrap around the cake, a bouquet wrapped in butcher paper, chair garland for the Newlyweds and a flower crown for the gorgeous dress mannequin. We absolutely love to work that creative muscle and produce things just for the fun of it! ( While we love our clients vision, sometimes its nice to have complete creative freedom.) 

Real life advice: NEVER WEAR JEANS TO WORK. Unfortunately, Maria had to learn this lesson the hard way.....We knew there would be a ton of people setting up for the open house, so we planned ahead and packed our carts in case we couldn't get a close parking spot. Thank goodness we did, because we ended up probably 2 blocks from the venue. So, were loading up the carts and making trips with the flowers. Again, the venue was PACKED with people working hard, so instead of clogging up the space we left our carts outside and unloaded them from the sidewalk. Well, apparently when we were inside one of our carts decided to escape down the sidewalk and into the street. (LUCKILY, there were no vehicles driving at the time.) In the midst of panic and uncontrollable laughter, Maria rushed into the street to grab the half full cart- consequently, tearing her pants during the rescue. Sacrifices, amiright? This of course caused even more belly laughing and ripping. To make a long story short, the rest of set-up was quite an awkward comedic show. From that day forward: new company policy is no jeans allowed at set-up! Always remember the great Blowout of 2017.

Anyways, on top of getting to play with J'Adore and the blowout, we got to create a beautiful arrangement for Cotton Weddings' booth in the vendor lounge. Michelle reached out to us and asked for something "simple, organic and white & greenery". (Pretty much our signature brand, score!) We also hooked them up with some smilax to dress up their signage...like literally left them a bale of smilax. (Ha!)  Check out how they styled our flowers:

** All images are courtesy of Cotton Weddings. **

katie + brendan [the bell tower]

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Those words couldn't ring truer when we talk about Katie & Brendan. Yes, the bride looked stunning. Yes, the decor was on point. Yes, the flowers were amazing. But honestly, our favorite part about this wedding was the pure JOY that is written all over the faces of the newlyweds and their families. Every time you catch a glimpse of one of them or see a picture, their happiness just radiates. (And isn't that why we are all in this business?)

Katie and Brendan got married last fall at Memorial Drive- United Methodist Church here in Houston. They took a sweet moment to read each other their vows at a first look before the ceremony. We love the idea of keeping something so intimate between yourselves. 

Brendan wore a simple boutonniere of ranunculus and greenery for the big day. Katie held a garden style bouquet made of:

  • Garden Roses
  • Peonies
  • Ranunculus
  • Spray Roses
  • Greenery
Brendan smiling ear to ear waiting on his bride. 

Brendan smiling ear to ear waiting on his bride. 

Katie with her garden style bouquet. 

Katie with her garden style bouquet. 

The wedding party looked nothing short of sharp for their sweet friends big day. The bridesmaids wore long grey dresses that really made their white and blush bouquets pop. The bouquets were made of:

  • Anemones
  • Brunnia Berries
  • Spray Roses
  • Garden Roses

The groomsmen donned grey suits that complimented Brendan's and boutineeres made of white spray roses. 

After their meaningful ceremony, guests enjoyed the reception at The Bell Tower on 34th. During the patio cocktail hour, family and friends enjoyed a cigar and whiskey bar. Maxit provided small arrangements to make the otherwise masculine activity more feminine and wedding-like. We had so much fun taking the decor ideas of Weddings by Jessee and mixing our florals with them to create this beautiful event.

Small arrangements placed at cigar bar. 

Small arrangements placed at cigar bar. 

Olive oil favors were set our for guests to take home at the end of the night. We placed arrangements and greenery around the display to bring more attention to the table. 

Olive Oil wedding favors for guests. 

Olive Oil wedding favors for guests. 

The reception space was a pleasant mix of nudes, blush, natural wood and ivory. The muted natural tones really made the room feel warm and comforting. The head table was draped with a garland made of greenery and spray roses. Guest tables were a mix of garlands, small arrangements and loose florals with candles. Small nooks were filled with greenery and loose stems while pillars held loose arrangements. Every little detail was executed so well, thanks to the creative team of Jessica Jessee and Maxit Flower Design. 

Head table at the Bell Tower with greenery and rose garland. 

Head table at the Bell Tower with greenery and rose garland. 

The all white wedding cake was enhanced with a touch of greenery and loose blooms. The bride and groom had an entire dessert table filled with sweets and flowers. 

The night (and this blog post) ended on a sweet note with a get-away car dressed to impress. The vintage Rolls Royce was made even more beautiful with a wreath and a classic "Just Married" banner attached to the back.  As we reminisce on Katie & Brendan's wedding day, we simply wish nothing but for all brides to feel the way Katie did. We know so many years of happiness are in front of the newlyweds!

*You can find EVEN MORE beautiful images from this day on our gallery page soon! A special thank you to Cotton Weddings for filling our inbox with all of these pictures. 

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surprise birthday weekend [dos brisas resort]

I love birthdays so much. It is probably my most favorite "holiday" to celebrate. (Do we call it a holiday, special occasion maybe?!) So when we were approached by Coterie Spark to produce an entire weekend of flowers and event design for a special surprise birthday, we about died of excitement! 

Before we jump into the gorgeous pictures and details of the weekend, we have got to give it up to the birthday girl's husband. He planned & executed this lavish surprise for his wife's 40th birthday. A weekend at a 5-star resort, surrounded by love, family & gorgeous flowers has got to be the best way to celebrate. Cheers to you, sir! 


The stay at Dos Brisas in Washington, Texas started off with a welcome rodeo in the arena. Guests were entertained by rodeo clowns, mutton bustin', real cowboys and animals of all kinds.  The family was welcomed by a gorgeous hand-lettered wooden sign {adorned with our greenery} by Southern Script Designs. Jennifer rocked it out and got us all of the signage in just a few short days. You'll notice some of her work later on in the post! (Dinner & Brunch)

Shortly after the rodeo, the adult guest were whisped off to our favorite part of the event. We transformed the equestrian stables into an intimate dining experience for them. We draped a custom wood table by Spell Events in flowers and fresh fruits. We sourced a gorgeous flowing runner and got custom linen napkins brought in from Hibiscus Linens. We really wanted each guest to feel special, so we cut fresh figs and placed them at each setting. The welcome sign was draped with smilax and roses to mirror the stables. 

Some of the key components we used to create this look were:

  • "Corazon" Roses
  • "Darcy" Garden Roses
  • "Hot & Pink Majolika" Spray Roses
  • "Peach" Ranunculi
  • Black Berries
  • Pomegranates
  • Figs
  • Crab Apples
  • Pears
  • Bay Laurel
  • Smilax

While guests enjoyed their dinner, Maxit's team headed back home to Houston to create more arrangements for the following morning.

When they awoke, the whole family enjoyed a brunch on the lawn. They got to reminisce about the weekend, chat about the memories they made and enjoy the foggy morning. Maxit used "Looped" linens from La Tavola, found here to make the arrangements POP with the scenery. 

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We really wanted the arrangements to create the mellow and happy mood. We filled the casual terra-cotta pots with:

  • Spray Roses
  • Ranunculi
  • Roses
  • Greenery

We absolutely loved creating this entire experience for this family. We really got to flex our creative bone and dive head first into event design. We hope Jennifer had the best birthday possible!  Photography by Karen Sashar

backyard boho bash [meg grant.co]

Happy Half priced V-day candy Day!! (aka-Possibly our favorite day of the year.)

We hoped you were showered with love and chocolates by your boo yesterday. While we stayed away from the sweets, we did get an amazing gift of photos from a recent dinner party hosted by Meg of Meg Grant.Co. Meg creates all things pretty; calligraphy, stationary design, styling- you name it! You can check out her Instagram feed in the link above. (We promise you won't be disappointed.)

When Meg approached us about creating florals for her backyard event, we jumped on it. Her inspiration was bohemian, bright, fresh and welcoming. How could we pass that up? We immediately started brainstorming flowers and fruits, our final list consisted of:

  • king protea
  • quicksand roses
  • garden roses
  • spray roses
  • ranunculus
  • anemones
  • dahlias
  • kiwi branches
  • pampas grass
  • kiwi fruit
  • star fruit
  • cactus fruit (talk about beauty being on the inside!)

While we love to look at photos of our flowers, it's SO cool to see them in action. We are loving how our arrangements made a seemingly casual ground level table really pop with sophistication. And I mean, the gorgeous place settings and cafe lights helped a little. 

Backyard Bohemian Dinner party with lawn-level table and fluffy pillows. Flowers by Maxit Flower Design in Houston, Texas. 

Backyard Bohemian Dinner party with lawn-level table and fluffy pillows. Flowers by Maxit Flower Design in Houston, Texas. 

Floral arrangements featuring fresh fruit. Vintage and modern plates created a playful twist on the table setting.

Floral arrangements featuring fresh fruit. Vintage and modern plates created a playful twist on the table setting.

Boss-lady Meg is a genius with the details. This copper menu she created along with the copper bar accents were stunning. She also made the acrylic place cards and invitations herself. Can you believe she imagined and produced all of this?! (We can't help but praise fellow females who make dreams become reality- from small dinner parties to large businesses!)

Again, we are so thankful to have been a part of this gorgeous intimate backyard dinner party. We hope that this inspires you to create something beautiful in your own life. Huge shout out to Meg for trusting us with your event! We have some future plans with Meg and can't wait to show you what we are working on. (Second shout out to Ashleigh Amoroso Photography for these gorgeous images.)

 

Oh, hey- she also made it onto the Camille Styles Blog! WHAT?! You can check out the entire post and get details from the evening here. 

danni + collier [chandelier grove wedding]

Happy New Year, rockstars! It's so hard to believe that this month has been so busy....I mean, this is the FIRST blog post of 2017 and it's the 27th. We are so ready for February. (A month of refreshing, renewal and maybe some relaxing?!) Until then, we are so incredibly excited to show off the wedding of Danni & Collier. 

We were so excited to get the happy email from Britt Latz Photography in our inbox with this gorgeous gallery. The blonde bombshell of a bride along with the dapper Collier truly made out work THAT much easier.

Danni & Collier sharing a sweet moment in the sun.

Danni & Collier sharing a sweet moment in the sun.

This gorgeous couple is in pure bliss.

This gorgeous couple is in pure bliss.

 

Danni & Collier were married at Chandelier Grove in Tomball this past October. Their white and green color palette included lush white florals, tons of gorgeous greenery and succulents throughout. The monochromatic arrangements really made the uniqueness of the venue stand out. One of our favorite details about the ceremony set-up was the draping covered in smilax and miscellaneous greenery. Y'all, A little greenery can really go a long way to make a rather simple space POP. Now that we mention it, We equally loved the large urn arrangements for the aisle. These arrangements were overflowing with roses, spray roses, hydrangea and greenery.

Ceremony site with draping covered in greenery.

Ceremony site with draping covered in greenery.

Large urn arrangement featuring roses and greenery.

Large urn arrangement featuring roses and greenery.

An anxious groom waiting for his bride.

An anxious groom waiting for his bride.

Here comes the bride.

Here comes the bride.

KISS. Cheers!

KISS. Cheers!

The bride dawned a bouquet filled with roses, succulents and greenery while the bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets filled with roses and greenery. The men kept it simple with boutonnieres made with greenery. The handsome groom rocked a spray rose and ranunculi. Their sweet flower girl was the star of the show with a simple flower crown made from babies breath. 

Danni holding her bouquet made with roses, greenery and succulents.

Danni holding her bouquet made with roses, greenery and succulents.

Collier showing off this rose and ranunculus boutonniere.

Collier showing off this rose and ranunculus boutonniere.

Girl squad and their bouquets.

Girl squad and their bouquets.

Danni & Collier's reception was a gorgeous mix of garlands and arrangements. Arrangements were placed on stunning wooden tables. A gorgeous greenery garland was used on the head table.  Round tables were dressed with a gorgeous navy linen that really complimented our compote arrangements. We used blush & white roses, ranunculus, white hydrangea, blush spray roses and more greenery to create their dream arrangements.

We want to wish Danni & Collier many many years of wedded bliss. We are so truly honored to have been able to produce this event for them. The mix of white florals and greenery will always steal our hearts. Cheers to the newlyweds! 

Sending off the newlyweds with cheers and Whataburger!

Sending off the newlyweds with cheers and Whataburger!

Check our gallery section soon to see more images from this gorgeous wedding! P.S. In case you ever wondered about the integrity of our craftsmanship- These boutonnieres are withstanding an epic air guitar moment- what else can you ask for?!

Air band moment between the groomsmen. 

Air band moment between the groomsmen. 

carolina + gus [tiny boxwood's wedding]

After an extremely long week gearing up for the last few weddings of the year, we are TIRED. Anyone in this industry (and really any industry) can probably understand. However, when we got to the office today our energy was fulfilled simply by checking our email! We got the best type of happy mail from David Williams Photography: an entire gallery of beautiful images from equally beautiful clients- Carolina and Gus! 

Carolina and Gus got married in May at Tiny Boxwood's here in Houston. Tiny's actually happens to be one of our favorite venues to work with and this wedding certainly didn't disappoint. If you haven't been there to brunch, walk around the garden or try the cookies - you absolutely MUST. (It is a well known fact that the cookies are the best in Houston....possibly Texas.)

Carolina and Gus' wedding day was filled with love, family and tons of gorgeous flowers. They chose white, blush, shades of pink and tons of greenery to pull their dream wedding together. Their ceremony was under a cozy tent on the main lawn. They wanted to keep the decor understated to really focus on the marriage. We love that!

Calligraphy Chalkboard with eucalyptus garland. 

Calligraphy Chalkboard with eucalyptus garland. 

Silver lanterns lined the aisle at C+G's ceremony. Small arrangements hung from the chairs. 

Silver lanterns lined the aisle at C+G's ceremony. Small arrangements hung from the chairs. 

With the layout of the venue, we really got the opportunity to create a few different looks for an overall cohesive event. We created some compote arrangements, garlands and bud vases for the reception space. Some of the flowers/greenery we used were:

  • Garden Roses
  • Spray Roses
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ranunculus
Outdoor seating with white flower bud vases.

Outdoor seating with white flower bud vases.

Outdoor seating by ivy wall with garland.

Outdoor seating by ivy wall with garland.

Small compote arrangements inside the venue.

Small compote arrangements inside the venue.

Tablescape with candles on the outdoor pavilion. 

Tablescape with candles on the outdoor pavilion. 

Full garland on the head table inside the restaurant. 

Full garland on the head table inside the restaurant. 

Smal tables with bud vases.

Smal tables with bud vases.

Close-up of the place settings outside. 

Close-up of the place settings outside. 

An almost naked cake with florals provided by Maxit. 

An almost naked cake with florals provided by Maxit. 

You can check out all of the reception gorgeousness HERE. Now on to the bridal party fashion: lets just say they were dressed to the nines! Carolina donned a gorgeous beaded and tulle gown with a hand tied bouquet filled with pops of pink and peach. She seriously looked like a model!

Carolina posing with her bouquet. 

Carolina posing with her bouquet. 

Gus wore a simple grey suit with a dashing striped tie. His boutonniere consisted of white spray roses. Very understated and stylish.

Groom before the wedding. 

Groom before the wedding. 

While they didn't have a traditional bridal party, they did have a bunch of cute kiddos in some seriously cute threads. The simple boutonnieres were made from eucalyptus and a spray rose. The flower girl bouquets were based off of the head table garland mixed with Carolina's bouquet. 

Ring bearer with suspenders. 

Ring bearer with suspenders. 

Flower girl getting ready to walk down the aisle.

Flower girl getting ready to walk down the aisle.

Every little detail of this wedding was just spot on. We loved getting the chance to work with such an amazing couple. Heres to a lifetime of wedded bliss! Cheers, Carolina & Gus!!

 

Ending the night in the garden with a kiss. 

Ending the night in the garden with a kiss. 

gift guide: for the floral designer in your life

Simple Wrapping DIY: Use white paper, tie with twine and add a sprig of greenery. 

Simple Wrapping DIY: Use white paper, tie with twine and add a sprig of greenery. 

There are so many things to love about the holiday season: the exceptionally chipper music, the familiar hearty food, the delicious cocktail and the cooler weather. However, one of the not so fun things about the holidays is coming up with unique gifts for that special someone/someones in your life. You can ask for ideas or lists but they never seem to tell you exactly what to buy! Thankfully for you, we have done all of the hard work this year. We have complied a wish list of our TOP 5 FAVORITE FLORAL DESIGN GIFTS.

1. A great pair of floral snips.

We especially love these clippers by Floret Flower Farm. They are simple and straight to the point while being sturdy. You can snag them here.

 

2. A fashionable yet functional apron. 

This canvas and leather apron by Emily Thompson Flowers is something we have been eyeing for a while. The tool pouch and straps are both removable AND the canvas apron is washable. (That's major!) You can get it here for $175.

 

3. A basic Swiss Army Knife.

You never know when you may need a certain tool, so why not buy the tool that has them all! This is a great gift for people who don't like to carry a ton of weight and who may need something in a pinch. Purchase one from Williams-Sonoma here for about $40.

 

4. Some pretty floral art.

While we get the chance to work with flowers almost every day, its nice to have something beautiful to look at in your office while you aren't getting your hands dirty. You can even commission someone to create something personal for your favorite flower designer, like the one we had done for Maria. You can contact Motley Illustrates on their site & get the custom party started.

 

5. A ticket to an educational workshop.

This may be the most expensive gift on their list but it is so incredibly beneficial to your designer's career. Florists are always craving and needing further education, so why not surprise them with a trip to Seattle to work with Sinclair & Moore?! Registration for their 2017 workshops are open now here.

 

Flower Snips by Floret Flower Farm.

Flower Snips by Floret Flower Farm.

Apron by Emily Thompson Flowers.

Apron by Emily Thompson Flowers.

Swiss Army knife from Williams-Sonoma.

Swiss Army knife from Williams-Sonoma.

Custom art by Motley Illustrates.

Custom art by Motley Illustrates.

Photos from a workshop hosted by Sinclair & Moore.

Photos from a workshop hosted by Sinclair & Moore.

And there you have it! Who knew that shopping for your florist could be so incredibly easy? (All thanks to us.) Good Luck and Happy Shopping to you and yours. We hope your hearts and trees are abundantly full this holiday season!

 

Love, the Maxit team.

amber + adam [rehearsal dinner]

We had the honor of creating gorgeous arrangements for Amber and Adam's rehearsal dinner at Lawless Spirits & Kitchen in September. If you have never heard of Lawless, you seriously have to check it out. If you have an eye for design, a love of good cocktails or are into old historic buildings, it is absolutely a joint for you. It is always fun to see our work in places other than the typical wedding venue. 

"Lawless Spirits & Kitchen celebrates the mavericks, dissenters, and nonconformists who have shaped the world with their unbridled courage and unrestrained passion. Its glitzy style evokes visions of Frank Sinatra or Steve McQueen leaning on the bar with a stiff, well-crafted Rye Manhattan. Plush lounge areas and revolutionary cocktails beckon to modern-day adventurers, intellectuals, and pioneers forged with the character of a Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, or Susan B. Anthony."

 

Adam & Amber on the night of their wedding rehearsal. Red arrangement including roses and greenery.

Adam & Amber on the night of their wedding rehearsal. Red arrangement including roses and greenery.

Photography by : Sarah Mackenzie Photography. Sarah is based here in Houston, TX and has been photographing couples for 6 1/2 years. She also has the sweetest pup known to mankind. 

The guests enjoying each others company. Ivory tablecloths with brick background and red based arrangements.

The guests enjoying each others company. Ivory tablecloths with brick background and red based arrangements.

The calm before the storm. Florals by Maxit Flower Design. Red and blush flowers with red napkins.

The calm before the storm. Florals by Maxit Flower Design. Red and blush flowers with red napkins.

A wide shot of the table with the spirits in the background. Gold chivari chairs with red flower arrangements.

A wide shot of the table with the spirits in the background. Gold chivari chairs with red flower arrangements.

The gold chivari chairs were the perfect match to our gold compote containers. They really were the perfect pop and made everything feel THAT much more romantic. (Not to mention, the uplighting from the prohibition style bar is so dreamy. )

A close-up of the compote arrangement featuring roses and greenery. Florals by Maxit Flower Design. Red based floral arrangements.

A close-up of the compote arrangement featuring roses and greenery. Florals by Maxit Flower Design. Red based floral arrangements.

Amber & Adam chose red as their inspiration with touches of blush and lush greenery to fill the compote arrangements. We wanted to play off of the colors and flowers that they used for their actual wedding day while not mirroring them exactly. The arrangements are composed of the following flowers:

  • Garden Roses
  • Spray Roses
  • Scabiosa
  • Cotinus
  • Privett Berries
  • Pepper Berries
  • Eucalyptus
  • Bay Laurel
  • Gomphrena
Welcome area at Lawless in Houston, TX. Whimsy floral arrangement by Maxit Flower Design.

Welcome area at Lawless in Houston, TX. Whimsy floral arrangement by Maxit Flower Design.

A beautiful set-up for a rehearsal dinner. Wide pan of Lawless and victorian chairs.

A beautiful set-up for a rehearsal dinner. Wide pan of Lawless and victorian chairs.

cheers! Guests enjoying cocktails at a rehearsal dinner.

cheers! Guests enjoying cocktails at a rehearsal dinner.

Friendly conversation. 

Friendly conversation. 

Documenting the night with a cell phone.

Documenting the night with a cell phone.

Amber & Adam were simply dream clients. (And can we talk about that rehearsal dress?!) We just love when our clients trust us to make such special, intimate events beautiful. We wish Amber & Adam 100+ years of happiness! Photos of the newlywed's big day will be featured soon, so be sure to check back to get a dose of all the gorgeousness!

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

the knot magazine

Advertising can be a tricky thing that many people don't talk about and to be honest I knew little about until my mom became the founder of her own magazine.  With owning a magazine and becoming the editor, there are many nuances that without the insider info, I would have no clue about.

As a small business owner, we are putting our hearts into the day-in & out of the business. Being a creative business owner has it's own sets of vulnerabilities that only multiplies the insanity of it all.  With all that being said, we need advertising.  We need to have our future clients know that we exist, and what type of work we produce.  

But bring in Social Media and advertising can be a full time job! We have been an exclusively word of mouth business and we love it that way.  You know about us, because someone loved us.  And what can make a creative business owner happier, more proud and excited than having THAT client come to us.  

This month we got another feature in The Knot Texas magazine. We couldn't have been more excited to be the front image of the Houston section.  The Knot has been a Maxit supporter for many years, even though we have never advertised with them.  Which is AMAZING! We love that they support the creative community without condition.  There is no pay to play and it creates a fair playing ground for the community of creatives that have just started to get their small businesses out into the public.  Why is this important?

When we all began, we began with out anything. No money, but a ton of passion. And because we are in a vulnerable state at that time, we create on the back of our life savings. To make our dreams a reality.  All this to come back around to The Knot.  Yes, I have a point here people! 

The Knot highlights these small companies, and puts them on a national platform that makes the difference for so many of us. And because of that I want to thank them here.  THANK YOU! Because with out your dedication to the wedding and event industry many of us would be lost and many of our clients would never know who we are. There is something amazing about a massive company still giving the little guy a chance.

Thank you!

And now to the wedding that they highlighted: 

The remainder of the images are on the gallery tab... HERE

 

playfull pampas

We've been seeing a fun trend that we LOVE and must highlight.  PAMPAS GRASS!!! 

The lovely blooms are the most gorgeous puffy grass that can add so much movement to an event.  This color is like nothing else in the repertoire of flowers that we have available to us. 

How do we use it?  From anything from boutonnieres, to bouquets to corsages these blooms offer large blooms as well as little small wisps that can be incorporated to anything.  

And to give it even more reason to love it, there is a lovely region in Argentina (my home country) that is known as the Pampas. This is where these gorgeous grasses originated from and have a large presence in that area.  

These bad boys can grow to anywhere from 6 feet to as tall as 13 feet tall!!! They are beauties like no other.  I have not personally gone to cut them, but rumor has it that the grass surrounding the bloom is sharp and very difficult to deal with, so take caution before you go foraging.

Let's get back to that 13 foot tall branch!! This has me day dreaming of an insane tall entry urn of nothing but pampas grass?  Anyone?! And please note, you guys, just because they are grass does not make them cheap! Oy vey! What a misconception!!  Grasses and greenery, can be deceivingly expensive. Why?  Because they don't have that gorgeous bloom that we are ok with spending money on.  It's JUST green.  

Well guys, someone is still growing it on their property, watering it, pruning it, and then cutting it and processing it for us.  This costs money, time and lots of labor.  One 3 foot stem of pampas will run you $4.50.  A STEM.  But don't fret, they have a great bang for the buck.  

Keep an eye out for the event we did with this arrangement bellow! We added those pampas blooms and so many more goodies for a gorgeous back yard affair.

we give thanks

"Our family os a circle of strength and love with every birth and every union our circle grows.  Every joyous meal shared adds more love."

Gorgeous Calligraphy work by Southern Scripts

This year I am particularly thankful for my adorable, gorgeous, feisty niece.  Aro.  More on her later.  You better believe we are going to flower crown her like a champ, so stay tuned for that!