Ralph Waldo Emerson said that "the earth laughs in flowers," and your wedding day would not be complete without cheerfully blooming bouquets, boutonnieres and brilliantly sparkling centerpieces. Flowers certainly set the scene for a sensory experience that helps create beautiful (scented) memories and make for vibrant, richly textured photos. Whether you want over-the-top arrangements or only a few accents, you're in good hands with these Houston area florists.
Maxit Flower Design (Above)
In its fifth year, Maxit Flower Design is a by-appointment-only studio-based floral design company known for creating unique, handcrafted fresh flower arrangements for clients all over the state — not to mention hosting DIY workshops. Founder Maria Maxit thoughtfully juxtaposes interesting flower varieties, textures, and colors for one-of-a-kind designs. Think eucalyptus, wheat stalks, kumquats, ferns and artichokes artfully woven into bouquets, flower crowns, and centerpieces.
Photo: Courtesy of The Moss & Rose
Jody Strom, owner of The Moss & Rose, grew up gardening with her dad. She was so passionate about it that she obtained her degree in horticulture from Washington State and did a stint as a grower for an Iowa nursery before transitioning to wedding design in 2006. She loves to help couples pinpoint exactly what they want — even when they aren't sure precisely what that is — but her favorite style is a just-picked garden look, mixing greens with vibrant flowers and lush succulents in creative displays like centerpieces in wooden boxes, ribbons and hair combs. She and her efficient team recycle everything they can and compost as much green waste as possible.
Photo: Courtesy of Bramble & Bee
It's no surprise there's a married couple behind Bramble & Bee floral design. Maggie and Mick Bailey (a native Texan and Brit, respectively) are business and life partners who create bespoke bouquets, flower crowns, centerpieces, and cake toppers that read as utterly romantic. The pair picks much of the foliage for their garden-fresh feel creations straight from their own garden in Magnolia and spice up their handiwork with organic details like feathers and berries.
Photo: Courtesy of Keisha's Kreations
If you can dream it, Keisha's Kreations can deliver it — with a heavy helping of customer service (read: on time and with a smile). While owner Keisha Ervin and her team are aces at clean, classic and traditional styles, they can go gorgeously off the grid if different is the order of the day. Cotton blossoms and spray roses, anyone? Prepare to discuss details like personal style, location, theme, plant materials, color scheme and budget to develop a custom floral plan that reflects your personality and vision. Bonus: If you prefer one-stop shopping, Ervin offers full-service design and event production — from coordination services to linens and lighting.
Photo: Courtesy of Blush & Vine
Sisters Michelle Batch and Suzette Davenport recall spending countless childhood hours staging Barbie weddings — complete with tiny hand-tied bouquets — while watching their parents garden. A lifelong pleasure became a clear-cut career path after they did flowers for their first wedding in 2006, took design classes, worked for local florists, then established their own floristry biz Blush & Vine. Specializing in a lush, garden aesthetic with an organic feel, the sisters tailor (hand-tied, of course!) bouquets, boutonnieres, aisle markers, crowns, wreaths and centerpieces to each individual — from simple to lavish, free-form to structured — for every occasion.
Photo: Ashley Garmon Photographers
Houston's A-list call upon David Brown and his team of designers to do everything from daily deliveries to “working their magic” on decadent designs for a lavish event (and every tier of a 10-tier cake). A classic flower shop and work studio in one, David Brown Flowers is like a blooming art gallery where minimal, composed and outrageous arrangements, including exotic orchids and floating centerpieces, all co-exist to meet the needs of the most discerning couples.