Open House at The Union on Eighth

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Open House at The Union on Eighth

I'm always interested in new and original venues, so when I heard about the Union on Eighth in Georgetown, I couldn't wait to see it. Owners, Justin and Katy Bohls, saw the potential in an old transmission shop and transformed it into a beautiful space for events. They introduced it to the public last fall with an Open House and we were fortunate enough to be asked to be a part along with Kristen Kilpatrick whose images are seen here—and a slew of other talented vendors.

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They've retouched the space just enough to make it comfortable without taking away the charm and beauty of the raw materials—exposed beam ceilings, concrete floors and fully functional garage doors.

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The industrial textures provide a wonderful backdrop for softer elements—like flowers!

An added bonus was the opportunity to reconnect with a previous bride, Ellen Westcott of Westcott Events, and create an arrangement for her beautiful fall inspired tablescape.

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And you just can't go wrong with vignettes of vintage furniture from Loot.

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Simple Seasonal Beauty

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Simple Seasonal Beauty

After being immersed in so much beauty throughout the year, I always find myself drawn to the simplest images of the Christmas season—this one found via Dreamy Whites. I wish you all the merriest of Christmases as we look forward to what the New Year brings!

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Farmhouse Fall Styled Shoot

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Farmhouse Fall Styled Shoot

One of my favorite things about styled shoots is the freedom that they bring. While most of the year, weddings are our primary focus, it's nice from time to time to be a bit unfettered. And what better time than the height of any season—especially fall—when you have such fabulous colors at hand.

The shoot was a collaboration with Amber Vickery Photography and Annabelle Mode, who pulled together all of the details and styled the day. We were able to take the family farmhouse feel of the historic 1890 Grove House and imagine an intimate affair with foraged greens forming an organic focal point above a crackling fireplace.

Foraged greens also provided the base for the colorful bouquets with the addition of deep burgundy peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and red festival bush blooms.

Fall greenery was also front and center for the boutonnieres of green hellebores, wild clematis pods, nandina berries and sumac.

The coziness of the farmhouse carried over to the table settings with heirloom china and crystal, colorful florals, seasonal fruit and plenty of candlelight.

A big thank you goes to these guys, Jake and Rebekah, as you'd never know it, but they braved frigid temperatures to get these fabulous shots.

And some final details showcasing the beautiful rings by Chämpe Jennings and a little vintage treasure.

Also, an added bonus to the day is having the images featured on Ruffled blog—check it out for the full story and gallery of images.

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Spring Pantone Inspiration—Custard

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Spring Pantone Inspiration—Custard

One of the colors chosen by Pantone as trending for spring 2015 is Custard. I love it because its the perfect excuse to use a few of my favorite, but not overused, garden roses—Honey Dijon and Caramel Antike. Mixed here with the subtle neutrals of stone and the natural elements of ivory and green I think it actually works for any season.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): arrangement by Without Wax Katy, photography by Taylor Lord, styling by Mayhar Design; bouquet by Kelly Kaufman, photography by Rylee Hitchner, styling by Joy Proctor; image of barn found via Crush Cul de Sac; urn arrangement by Amy Osaba, photography by Rylee Hitchner, styling by Ginny Au; image of clay pots found via Crush Cul de Sac, shades of green from Found, now home.

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Change is in the air...

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Change is in the air...

image by Taylor Lord

image by Taylor Lord

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, I find myself incredibly thankful for all that has transpired since we opened a little flower shop seven years ago—a simple storefront selling flowers by the stem and hoping to make a go of it. The first week we were open, a bride called to ask if we would do the flowers for her wedding. At that time I had no idea that weddings would come to be the lifeblood of the business. Fast forward seven years and we are thrilled to be a part of the thriving wedding industry here in the Texas Hill Country. So much so, that we are in the process of transitioning from a retail flower shop to a floral design studio. As we make this transition, we invite you to come by and help us clear out our merchandise—most will be marked down with fixtures for sale as well. Thank you so much for being a part of our journey and we hope you will stay tuned to see what the future brings!

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