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Flower Workshop // Florals for the Holiday Table // Vancouver

Flower Workshop // Florals for the Holiday Table // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Join Us for a Flower Workshop!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 • 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Hosted by Oliver and Lilly’s • 1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

Calling all Vancouverites! [And outlying areas, even … Seattle?] I’m offering a flower workshop on Florals for the Holiday Table! I will introduce the techniques and approaches in creating a lush, seasonal winter arrangement for the holiday table. You will learn how to create loose, romantic arrangements where the design is guided by the natural shape and form of the flowers. I’ll discuss techniques, tricks, colour, composition and balance. Each student will practice first with hand-held bouquets, and eventually go home with an arrangement of their own creation.

All refreshments and materials will be provided. Students of all levels are welcome; no prior floral experience is required. Cost is $250. Class is limited to 12 students.

To reserve your space email me at: info@thenouveauromantics.com

The ladies from Spread Love Events will be there alongside us at the adorable South Granville shop Oliver and Lilly’s to enjoy a beautiful range of florals and some celebratory bubbly to ease into holiday cheer. I’d love to see some of you there!

NYC Bound

NYC Bound // The Nouveau Romantics

I’m NYC bound today, to a city I know so well—like the back of my hand—and yet not at all. It’s been over a year since I’ve been back and I’ve got a certifiable itch, which is a rather expensive itch to scratch. ML is joining me for the weekend, as he hasn’t been back since we moved from its hallowed avenues over two years ago. Plenty of eating will take place, as well, no doubt, meeting of floral minds. Excited doesn’t even begin to touch it.

This quote still stays with me, from a long off NY Times article:

“My dawn moment with the skyline is a moment every New Yorker knows, when the demanding city suddenly gives back, yields beauty from its pounding restlessness, grants some miracle of iron and light, and in so doing summons the energy and civility that has helped set things right.”

I love that first glimpse of the skyline. It does me in every time.

[Image via The Nouveau Romantics’ 2007 iphone.]

Art Nouveau Inspiration at The Driskill Hotel

This spring wedding was a treat to design! It was a nice departure to be designing something fit for The Driskill Hotel, a storied establishment here in Austin. The bride wanted something upscale, elegant, with a dab of art nouveau inspiration. A palette of deep purples, greens and peacock blue complimented the stately mezzanine level. Check back for the final images and a video that shows just how much of an epic party this was!

Art Nouveau Wedding Inspiration // Plum + Peacock // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

row 1 {table setting via greylikesweddings, couple photo by ourlaboroflove, flowers by saipua}, row 2 {bouquet via mckenziepowell}, row 3 {menu via stylemepretty, table display via allyinweddingwonderland, flowers by saipua and nicolette camille via 100layercake}, row 4 {couple via stylemepretty, cake by beauxgateaux, ballroom photo via Georgian Terrace Hotel, cards via stylemepretty}, row 5 {tutu from hippityhopnation, flower and escort card via snippet&ink, herbs from unknown source}

October // via Instagram

October via Instagram // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

October kept us hopping, which it ought to consider it is the de facto wedding month here in Texas. From our home state to California and back again, we finished off the month with a beautiful wedding in San Antonio that saw The Flashdance make an appearance. One can’t go wrong with sequin linens, Geronimo balloons, and a killer dance party.

Looking into November, our fall season begins winding down, but we’re full steam ahead with a busy spring and some incredible couples. I’m already dreaming of hellebores, blooming branches, and other amazing things that are right around the corner!

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Poppies at The Hotel St. Cecilia

Just popping in to share a belated little beauty we left for a private birthday at our perennial favourite, the Hotel St. Cecilia here in Austin. To say we’re obsessed with the St. Cecilia and its gorgeous views would be putting it mildly. That peacock wall really does no wrong, and those ruby hued, double stuff poppies [most definitely not their proper name] were plucked from the garden and were a true feat of nature. Next staycation, perhaps? Incroyable, as they say.

Poppies Arrangement // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio
Poppy Arrangement // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Poppy Arrangement // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

That red chair! That floor! That table! We’ll take it all, please!

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