Oh where to start with Emilie and Tyler! I so enjoyed working with this fun, bright, and easy-going couple. Emilie and her mom came across my name last May when I helped a friend design flowers pro bono for a Camp Gladiator fundraiser event. I love giving back to the community and when my crazy schedule of flowers and family and geology (my other job) can accommodate it, I love to put my talents towards a great cause. Emilie, Tyler, and Emilie’s parents happened to all be in attendance at this Camp Gladiator fundraiser, they saw my business name in the program, looked me up and next thing I knew we were meeting in my living room having a total small world moment of “who do you know” because it turns out that Emilie and Tyler went to my same high school growing up and our moms play Bunko together. Wild. I love connections like that.

I was thrilled when Emilie booked me for her late July wedding at Central Christian Church downtown and a reception at the Texas Women’s Federation. Emilie selected amazing colors of coral, pink, and peach for her flowers. I got my hands on 40 amazing coral crush peonies, amaryllis, roses, flowering jasmine, peach stock, scabiosa pods, dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace, and blushing bride proteas for the boutonnieres. The combination was classic and gorgeous. All photos are courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Guest book table at the church. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Guest book table at the church. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

The boutonnieres were made from a unique flower called blushing bride protea. Grooms in South Africa used to carry a bouquet of blushing bride proteas to present to their loves when they came to propose. I thought the story behind the flower was so sweet that it would be perfect for Emilie and Tyler. Conveniently, I was also harboring a major flower crush on the blushing bride protea when the opportunity to use them for Emilie and Tyler happened to come up.

Blushing Bride Protea boutonnieres. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Blushing Bride Protea boutonnieres. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Bridesmaid bouquets looking perfect paired with J. Crew dresses. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Bridesmaid bouquets looking perfect paired with J. Crew dresses. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Gorgeous girls. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Gorgeous girls. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Emilie + Tyler. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Emilie + Tyler. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Mixed florals in the wedding colors were the centerpieces for 1/3 of the tables. I put out clear glass hobnail vases for Emilie’s bridesmaids to place their bouquets in for 8 of the tables. It makes a lot of sense to reuse your bridesmaids’ bouquets as centerpieces.

Reception centerpieces. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Reception centerpieces. Photo courtesy of Everest Road Photography.

Reception centerpieces.

Reception centerpieces.

Reception centerpieces.

Reception centerpieces.

Tall babies breath poofs were the centerpieces for the remaining tables. I love how modern the poofs look in the traditional drawing room at the Texas Women’s Federation. I also think that when you have a lot of tables in a large room, it’s important to vary the height of the arrangements to give the room depth.

Babies breath poofs- reception centerpieces.

Babies breath poofs- reception centerpieces.

Happy.

Happy.