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.
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!
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!
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.