Flourish Home Studio

Happy Monday Friends! Thanks for stopping by our blog! 

Last week, my good friend Arielle (see her wedding photos in our previous blog post!) of Arielle Valenzuela Photography came over to the Flourish home studio! She is so crazy talented and we had a blast taking photos of the studio. The shoot very quickly turned into a full-on puppy shoot (no complaints here). So enjoy these gorg photos of my work space and my adorable 2 month old goldendoodle, Molly! 

You can follow Molly on Instagram @miss_molly_the_goldendoodle (please don't judge me for having and Instagram for my dog).

Also check out Arielle's page here

Thanks of checking out our studio!!
Have a great week! 




Arielle and Alex got married on December 27, 2015 at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. Arielle and I met when we were 5 years old playing soccer for the Lil' Bears! We grew up together, went to high school together and then were roommates for half of college at Texas A&M! So naturally, we worked together to dream up the most gorgeous florals for her wedding! The day was magical and was captured beautifully by the incredibly talented Payge Stevens Photography.  

Had to include one of me and my guy from this super fun reception!


Venue: Stonebriar Country Club
Photography: Payge Stevens Photography
Hair: Renee Hughes
Band: Emerald City Band
Invitations: Paper Affair Dallas

Valentine's Day Weekend

What a busy weekend! But it was a blast. I loved experiencing my first Valentine's day as a florist serving friends and students in College Station. Thank you to everyone who supported me by ordering flowers, I hope they made the recipient feel loved! For Valentine's, I'm not really a fan of the traditional arrangement of red roses. If it were me getting flowers, I'd much rather have a bright mix of different colors and textures for a fresh and youthful look! So for my orders I used one of my favorite roses, Pink Floyd, which is a vibrant hot pink rose that opens up big and beautiful! I also chose to use pink majolica spray roses, pink lisianthus, peach stock, red ranunculus, and pink and red tulips.  I love greenery! So I used a mix of variegated pittosporum, feathery plumosa, salal, and dusty miller.

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Valentine's wasn't the only project Flourish had this weekend though!

I had the opportunity to partner with an extremely talented photographer, Whitney Gilmer of W. Gilmer Photography, on Sunday to create some beautiful newborn portraits. For the session, we did an adorable flower crown made out of peachy Isle spray roses as well as the cute wreath around her.

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HOW PRECIOUS IS THIS PICTURE!   I love it and loved getting to work with Whitney! Check out her work here.

But the weekend doesn't end there! Flourish also did some designs for our friends in Aggie Theta for their preview day on Sunday! These designs included white hydrangea, peach stock, a beautiful blush rose called Trust, a few Pink Floyd roses, Isle spray roses, hypericum berries, hot pink ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus. It looked great with gold accents at the event! And this tin container from Hobby Lobby was awesome and looked great with the flowers.

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I hope y'all had had a great Valentine's weekend and felt loved!

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou


October Bridal Shower

I got the honor of coming up with some fun florals for a friend's bridal shower this week!

My guidelines were "something mature but girly" Here's some pictures of what we created!

First step was the greenery! I used a mix of seeded eucalyptus, israeli ruscus and variegated pittosporum (foraged from my front yard!)

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Garland Greens- Seeded Eucalyptus, ruscus and variegated pittosporum

Next I added these amazing caramel roses! I love their color!

Caramel Roses

Excuse my messy kitchen, but here's the garland all finished after I added a few stems of white veronica.

Garland with greens, caramel roses, and white veronica

Garland with greens, caramel roses and white veronica

It looked great on that white mantel! And how cute is that banner? "I love you a brunch"

garland sitting pretty on the mantel

rose garland

These little guys tagged along for the shower. Mixed vases with the same flowers as the garland!

mixed vases with pittosporum, caramel roses and white veronica

What a great little weekend project!

Thanks for checking it out!



East Texas Photoshoot

I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Jacob Richie for these absolutely gorgeous photos and to Lori Richie for the fabulous location for this shoot and design! I couldn't have done it without y'all!

table with logo

teacup bizcard


birds eye of table

baby's breath garland on gate

table with baby's breath garland

mason jar flowers

milk glass florals


flower box

pink spray roses




floral box


We had a few friends that wanted to be in the pictures! Frank the mule and Rockie the cat!

flowers with mule

flowers with mule