Category Archives: Creative Process

An Interview with Samantha Jensen of Bricolage Curated Florals

The Nouveau Romantics interview Samantha Jensen of Bricolage Curated Florals - Image by Leah Overstreet

If you’ve spent any time in Austin searching out the best food (and who hasn’t??), you’ve probably also seen Samantha Jensen’s work. Besides creating arrangements for incredible weddings and events (and occasionally lending a hand to our in-house floral team), she also builds arrangements for some of the raddest restaurant and hotel accounts throughout Austin. Today we sit down with Sam to learn more about her creative process, building a small business, and get some advice on taking the leap.

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Summer Wedding Inspiration // Berry Pink

Berkeley and Tad came to us looking for an intimate summer wedding at the Hotel St. Cecilia here in Austin, yet wanted to take that smaller guest list and dial up the impact of their wedding. I believe they used the phrases “Alice in Wonderland meets Cirque du Soleil” and there was mention of oversized stuffed white peacocks.

Needless to say, the normal status quo does not apply here.

That said, we took their descriptions and ideas and pulled together a dramatic and colorful palette, with touches of gilt and gold — but plenty of pink. [Berkeley is truly a pink girl.] It was to be a multi-course summertime feast fit for this LA-based couple, and the al fresco result was nothing short of spectacular! I truly enjoyed pushing ourselves out on a limb and really embracing a dramatic and whimsical inspiration, while playing homage to the St. Cecilia — which is almost a character in and of itself. We’ll post their incredible invitation suite soon, followed by the final pictures by Our Labor of Love.

Summer Wedding Inspiration // Berry Pink // by The Nouveau Romantics

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Starlight & Lavender // Spring Wedding Inspiration

A sweet inspiration board for a spring wedding under the stars for you today. In fact, it’s the inspiration for a wedding that will be {sssshhhh} in the new Martha Stewart Weddings magazine that is out this coming Monday! This wedding evolved quite a bit throughout the planning process, but this is where we started. The couple envisioned an evening on a ranch under candlelight and twinkling stars, mixing a bohemian vibe with touches of classic formalism. Wildflowers in pink and lavender tones were on the tables amongst a family-style dinner with their favorite people. It was quite the party! More on Monday…

Starlight and Lavender // Spring Wedding Inspiration by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

row 1 {Celestial wedding invitations by Ladyfingers Letterpress, Kate Moss bridal party by Mario Testino via Vogue, reception via Martha Stewart Weddings} row 2 {pink peonies by Bloom via Once Wed,  wedding programs by Paper Antler via WeddBook, couple photo by Jose Villa,  greenery chandelier via Gardenista} row 3 {bridal bouquet by Saipua + Nicolette Camille via 100 Layer Cake, place setting via Style Me Pretty, arrangement with ranunculus via Little Flower School, arrangement by Saipua, Storyland of Stars book cover via Bashooka, cocktail photo by Nicole Franzen}