Green Glam Shoot

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Journal

My assistant, Rachel, and I had a blast being a part of this photoshoot!  Rachel Ashwell’s Bed and Breakfast/Event Venue, “The Prairie” , is an extraordinary oasis of blended English-Texas laid-back country decadence.  I highly recommend visiting for well deserved break from city life.

 
The color palette really inspired me to come up with something that balanced the laid back country elegance with a modern-glam feel.  Comforting textures that complimented or exuded the saturated green tones were added throughout our designs and the accenting gold literally made everything shine! We staged the amazing cake in the outdoor trellis area again to balance that shiny and natural feel.  I love everything about this shoot!
Enjoy looking through these fabulous photos to inspire ideas for your own event!
~Melanie

Great Gatsby meets Austin

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Journal

Hotel St. Cecilia is one of the most charming, boutique petite venues in Austin proper.  The landscaping and the interior design are mesmerizing.  The clients and I strove for a Great Gatsby meets Austin, Texas vibe…..which materialized into a perfect laid-back and elegant Texas wedding.  Check out the full wedding over at Style Me Pretty!

 

 

Enjoy!

Melanie

Deep in the Heart of Texas: A La Grange, Texas Wedding

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Journal

Though, I never had the privilege of meeting the groom the bride and her mother were a dream to work with.  Not only were they on top of the wedding plans….more importantly they were on top of the details.  From the specialty clutches the girls carried to the antique lighting fixtures the bride’s master electrician father made….I was blown away by their attention to detail.

Last Petal was free to focus mainly on the fresh floral design and the bride’s family did all the rest (btw: the rehearsal dinner food the relatives were cooking in the kitchen the night before when we set up a few items in the hall smelled fantastic….I’m sure another great event was had that evening!).

Christa wanted her bouquet fashioned after Princess Kate’s bouquet. The bouquet turned out incredible and smelled absolutely fantastic! Probably my favorite bridal bouquet I made so far this year!   On her tables we designed  a hodge podge of vintage vases (again provided by the client) with lots of little delicate flowers and placed them throughout the table settings.  They only had about 500-600 guests in attendance…so you can image the amount of tables.  It was a pleasure working with this family, just so kind and laid-back.   The mother of the bride easily will have a spot over here at Last Petal if she ever wants to quit her day job!

Enjoy!

Melanie

The beautiful photography was shot by Jenny DeMarco Photography  http://www.jennydemarco.com

 

Style Me Pretty – One World Theatre

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Journal

Last Petal floral studio

To say this couple are funny, sweet and bubbly is an understatement!  They were entirely laid-back and so fun during our process of wedding decor planning.  When a client comes to you and wants an all ivory/white bouquet with an asymmetrically placed punch of color……you have a sense the rest of the requests will be equally exciting.  The bride gave me a great color palette and loved all fun and unique flowers with texture.   Succulents from our garden and special order from a nearby greenhouse were the piece de resistance to this wedding.  Enjoy all the yummy photos from their event on the Style Me Pretty post.

Style Me Pretty – Jocelyn and Kin

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Journal
Have a look at this absolutely lovely wedding we had featured on SMP this past week.
The bride was so wonderfully cool about trusting us with this unique color palette and letting us
run with whatever flowers we thought would communicate her “look”.  This wedding portfolio
of images definitely will give you that warm fuzzy feeling!
Enjoy!
Melanie
For a look at all the photos posted please take yourself to this link below:

Laidback at the Palm Door

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Journal

Love this bright and colorful mixture of flowers for a reception at the Palm Door in Austin, Texas.  The couple eloped elsewhere and had  the reception to share the event with their friends and family.  The bride contributed fun 50s style linen accents for the center of the tables, where we placed single galvanized bucket arrangements.  We used garden roses, hydrangea, craspedia, dianthus, gloriosa lilies, stock, pincushion proteas in fuchsias, oranges, greens, reds etc.

Enjoy!
Melanie
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Floral Picture of the Day!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Journal, Uncategorized


Coral Charming…… Table Centerpiece
At the Barton Creek Resort and Spa, this centerpiece
added additional sophistication and fun to one bride’s
reception. Using an all coral palette with candlelight created
a lovely table setting.
Enjoy!
Melanie

Floral Pic of the Day!!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in BZ Events, Journal

Thought I would share a lovely centerpiece from a past wedding of ours.
It’s coming up Fall soon, and these items were a lovely nod to the season.
This design showcases texture as it’s main component, but keeping it still fresh and modern.
Enjoy!
Melanie

Style Me Surprised!!

We love Style Me Pretty!
They have featured another one of our fabulous
weddings and we couldn’t be happier. This wedding
was such a pleasure to produce flowers for and so effortless
with the fine details put into a Hill Country Vintage Look.
Please enjoy the full post on Style Me Pretty
Enjoy!
Melanie

Fresh and Fun!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Austin weddings, Journal

This adorable couple had a lovely afternoon wedding at
St. Mary’s Cathedral in Austin, Texas.
As you can see, this sweet photoshoot before their wedding
revealed such a fun palette of color using green and orange tones.
The only color in the church being the personal flowers
we had to make sure to have them POP! The bouquets did the trick…..
but in keeping with a lovely and classic finish to enjoy in their photos for years to come.
Enjoy!
Melanie
Thanks to the talented….
Photographer: The Nichols