April 25, 2010

more tillandsia and pincushions

The bride and her family provided most of the props and containers for this wedding, which was a nice personal touch. I really enjoyed the synergy that happened between their vision and my ideas. For the entry area I rented an antique mirror from Mancino Iron, which perfectly echoed the venue's aesthetic. Palm Door is a renovated loft-style building, and I can't wait to work there again.

My lovely assistant Amanda set up the wishes table...

The bride created the terrarium centerpieces shown below, with vintage ceramic figurines nestled into the succulents! I love these.

For the sign-in table we used a mix of lab glass and vintage pieces.

The ceremony area was set with a screen with votives flanked by two clusters of flowers and plants. Materials include birdnest ferns, succulents, alocasia, and tillandsia plants, wasp nests, spanish and reindeer moss, orange pincushions, kangaroo paw, red blooming passionvine, and mini pineapples.

The very long bar was flanked by two large arrangements and 3 clusters of modern glass votive holders with lab glass and plant materials.

I forgot to include this in the last post about the personal flowers-a fascinator pin for the bride to attach to her dress at the hip where the skirt gathered. Real ranunculus!

April 24, 2010

tillandsia, succulents and kangaroo paw, how awesome!

When the bride saw her bouquet, she said, "Don't take this the wrong way, but it looks like Jim Henson made it. That's greaaaaat!" Feathers, tillandsia and kangaroo paw are all the ingredients.

The theme(s) for the flowers and decor are Vintage Mexican meets Victorian Naturalist, but I like to think it's a very Austin-y type of design. More images of the quirky and beautiful ceremony and reception tomorrow.

April 16, 2010

orange amaryllis and coconut bark

I've been participating in a few photoshoots lately, and I'm waiting on pins and needles to see all the images. Here's a bouquet that went out for one that has coconut bark, pincushion proteas, grevillia and orange amaryllis.

seasonal arrangements

I'm hoping bluebonnets make a come-back in cut arrangements. They look super fresh mixed here with viburnum. Grow your own next year in your front yard from seed and you can cut all you want!

April 15, 2010

orange crush

Tricia Dunlap did an amazing job capturing the orange and green wedding I did a while back. Here's a teaser image, I can't wait to see more from this talented photograper!

April 11, 2010

greens and whites and vines

A lovely vine-covered cake we created yesterday. Honeysuckle vine, I heart you.

April 8, 2010

leather and metal: sarah north

I'm totally loving Sarah North's new line of jewelry at her Etsy site Ginko and Butterfly. So fresh for spring. Of course she also does gorgeous leatherwork.

Thanks Kristy for featuring Pollen on your blog Rice Ink today!