Wednesday, March 30, 2011

nice evenings are made of the a2 at thai noodle house, good and easy conversation with an old friend, a really relevant fortune in the cookie, snuggly pups, and sublime songs like this.

Monday, March 28, 2011


even though spring only officially started last week, we've had more than a few signs of its impending return for quite some time. case in point: the daffodil.

an arm of the narcissus family, daffodils are a spring bulb whose loveliness has been somewhat tarnished by too many appearances in the "clearance bulb" section of your local big-box garden store.

but the ones popping up in austin are far from banal, with varieties ranging from blushy peach to pale verdant.
they also happen to work perfectly for gender-neutral baby shower arrangements.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

having what feels like the first real calm moment post-sxsw, drinking a glass of gas station wine along with some slammin' leftovers. i don't really want to join the chorus of austinites saying "OH GOD SXSWAAAH", but i will say that a quiet night of wine with friends at my house last night was pretty much the perfect ending.

it also doesn't hurt that ann lowe, of anystyle catering, brought over an insane spread of amazing food. seriously, any of you austin brides looking for a caterer look no further:

i know, right?
way cuter than cupcakes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

the week in deliveries

east side showroom

really happy to add east side showroom to loretta's roster of clients.
seriously, if you've never had their steampunk-inspired fine dining, run to east sixth and grab yourself a vintage cocktail.

team loretta

a wedding in the middle of the week is a change of pace around these parts and i feel so fortunate to have had an amazing duo of assistants helping me out last week.

behold, team loretta:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

flower farm

last week was crazy busy and i have tons of photos to share, but first a few from my trip out to the flower farm in blanco. really pumped to provide my clients with a local and sustainable option for flowers(REALLY)!

Monday, March 7, 2011

craig cramer

craig cramer is an upstate new york-based gardener who scans blooms and plants from his home garden and archives them on his blog. the scans are categorized by month, illustrating what is happening during each growing season.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

the lillies

amid the gray trunks of ancient trees we found
the gay woodland lilies nodding on their stems, frail and fair, so delicately balanced the air held or moved them as it stood or moved. the ground that slept beneath us woke in them and made a music of the light, as it had waked and sung in fragile things unnumbered years, and left their kind no less symmetrical and fair for all that time. does my land have the health of this, where nothing falls but into life?

-wendell berry

(photo--very sentimental graffiti spotted this weekend in the cheer up charlie's bathroom)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

meg griffiths

my friend meg griffiths is a very talented photographer.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

loretta brides: theresa, part 1

theresa was referred to loretta by my very supportive friend kristin, and was looking for a small amount of flowers for her very small wedding in driftwood. initially, theresa wanted to do a color palette of black, white, and green. we discussed flower likes and dislikes, and i came up with an inspiration board of collected images that reflected the direction i was thinking:

after looking over some of my previous work, theresa decided that she loved the look of bright colors, especially reds, greens, and oranges, popping against her white dress. so we revised the color palette and inspiration board accordingly:
still keeping the loose style, but adding bright pops and contrasts of color. we decided that while this would be the color palette for the wedding, that we would keep costs down for her bridal portrait bouquet by being more flexible based on what was available that week.

last sunday i met theresa out in driftwood for her bridal portraits--brightly colored springtime bouquet in hand. the weather was misty to drizzly, but it actually made the colors really sing in the photos. bonus: theresa also requested a flower collar for her sweet ten-year-old lab, juno, who begrudgingly obliged

***starting the first in a series of posts featuring the lovely brides of loretta flower. i hope these posts can somewhat illustrate the process of wedding planning that happens here at loretta... please feel free to comment with any feedback***

stamps on all those letters

exactly what kind of amazing things can happen with a flower delivery...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a very nice thing

march is off to a running start, but felt lucky to get a nice and somewhat relaxing weekend in before. big big thanks to refinery 29 and madewell for including me in their street style shoot in austin this weekend. everyone was lovely. you can check out my rad outfit here.

i'm excited to launch a new regular series of posts tomorrow on the brides of loretta, but for now, just wanted to share one of the many tiny joys that comes with being surrounded by beautiful things all day:

having flowers by the bedside.

hangin with the boys

tomboys rule.

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