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HOWDY  Y’ALL!!! Couldn’t resist! I’m marrying an Aggie and my little brother just became an Aggie. Debby is going to be so mad! :-)

Soooo…. you may have noticed we haven’t posted in a while. Don’t worry, we are still here. We just got a little distracted putting together some GORGEOUS weddings and events. You know how we do what we do…. And when the designers are in the groove, blogs go by the wayside: Ain’t nobody got time for that!

(Let’s be clear… This is what I mean when I say “distracted”)

But because of all this awesome new business, we want to give back (and get some blog help in the process, maybe?). This is where you come in. We are looking for some kick-booty interns. Come one, come all! Anyone with a passion for design and who wants to learn more about it! Anyone who wants to get down and dirty learning about behind-the-scenes production for the event industry! Anyone who ALSO likes to take pictures and post them on Facebook! Anyone who likes to twerk at work (though we can probably do without a foam finger à la Miley)!

Tell EVERYONE! You can shoot me an email at amanda@branchingoutevents.com to get more info on our NEW INTERN PROGRAM (I hope you read that like Oprah was saying it)!

WE CAN”T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

-Amanda

 

Cinco de Mayo never looked so good as when Corinne and David tied the knot last spring! From the handmade rustic metal escort card frames to the gorgeous pops of color in all of the flower arrangements, this one will take your breath away (and not just because of the Texas sun). These two love birds, with the help of Paige Chenault Events and some extraordinary details, brought old world Spanish style to a private family ranch outside Mineral Wells. Perez Photography captured every moment of the weekend, including the awe-inspiring views. Along with BBJ Linens, Stageworks (who created a custom stage and backdrop!), Celebration Rentals, Absolute Entertainment, Bonnell’s Catering, Creme de la Creme Bakery, and a host of other vendors, this was certainly one for the record books. That is, the record book of undeniably fantastic weddings! (and check out the feature on D Weddings that tells how the couple and their family brought a San Miguel de Allende style wedding home to Texas)

ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Photos Courtesy of Perez Photograpy Copyright © 2013 © 2011 Perez Photography. All rights reserved.

These pictures have been a long time coming, but they are sooooo worth the wait! Carrie and Ryan were married at the Marty Leonard Community Chapel followed by a traditional and all-out-gorgeous reception at the City Club Fort Worth.  Carrie was set on “chasing [her] Style Me Pretty… dream” with the soft style and color palette. And guess what? The wedding was featured! Photographed by helmutwalker photography and planned by the lovely ladies at Sweet Pea Events, this wedding is certainly a must-see. Congrats to Carrie and Ryan! (And check out the Lynn Films highlight reel here- swoon!).

 


 

 

 

 

 

Now go have a truly love filled day!

-Amanda

 

 

Flower girls are so precious, and they deserve precious accessories! These tiny accessories provide a big range of creativity and specialization for us- think wearing, carrying, and overall dazzling your guests. Whether the little ladies have wands, floral halos, or baskets (just to name a few), we can customize them to any style or color (and sparkly BLING! too!).

You can check out the “Details” section (or “Deets” if you are cool) for more examples of wands, halos, pomanders, and other super special items for little people.

In this post, Amanda is creating a flower girl basket accented with dusty miller and silver and pink ribbons. Dusty miller , or “dusty” as we call it in the biz (we’re on a first name basis; you should probably be jealous), is a velvety soft leaf that helps tie in silver and gray colors. The ceremony and reception were at the Fort Worth Zoo (pics and post soon!) with the bride’s colors focusing on soft pinks, whites, and soft grays.

Enjoy the inspiration!

 

step one: Starting with a basic SMALL white handled basket, Amanda gathered enough dusty leaves to cover the bottom portion. She laid out a pattern to determine how many leaves she would need and the best way to arrange them. Once they are attached, it is very difficult to move them, so having a game plan ahead of time saves frustration in the long run.


step two: Amanda applies floral glue to the back side of each leaf and attaches it to the outside of the basket (in the pattern she determined earlier). This glue is magic stuff! It is very strong, holds together a variety of items, and is delicate enough not to burn or warp the flowers. It goes a long way and dries fairly quickly too. Magic, I tell you! (I am completely ignoring the fact that any mess MAY have been made…)

 

step three: The handle needed a little more pizazz, so Amanda selected a thin silver satin ribbon to wrap the handle of this basket. The silver complements the wedding color palette and looks great with the streamers and ribbons (last step). She chose a side and hot glued the beginning end of the ribbon the inside of the basket. This will be hidden once it is full of petals. She then carefully wrapped all the way to the other end of the handle, cut the ribbon, and hot glued it to the inside of the basket as well.

 

step four: A wider piece of of the silver satin ribbon was attached to the top edge of the basket to soften the edges and provide a pretty trim piece. To hide the end of the ribbon, Amanda folded over the edge to create a seam and glued it directly under the handle. Here, it will be disguised by a bow and ribbon streamers.

 

step five: Amanda cut lengths of ivory, pink, and silver ribbons in varying widths. She tied these to each side of the handle to create streamers. Finally, a wider silver bow was tied to each side for a finishing touch.

 

 

Voila! An adorable piece for a sweet little girl!

Photo Courtesy of Andrea Polito Photography

And because I can’t resist… Here is one of the cheek-pinchworthy ringbearer and his floral pillow…

Photo Courtesy of Andrea Polito Photography

 

Oh. My. Gosh! Y’all! We are so delightfully excited to let you know that Tuesday night, Branching Out Floral and Event Design was honored to be nominated by the American Association of Certified Wedding Planers as a favorite florist 2013. Not only that, we won!

 

We are exceedingly humbled to be placed in the same category as Garden Gate, Bellaflora, and The Wildflower. And so grateful for the win. There is extraordinary talent amongst all of these designing teams, who create gorgeous work. Congrats to them on their nomination.

 

AACWP picked some great companies to nominate, and in turn, honor with a win. Congratulations and continued success to all the winners! Check them out below:

 

Bakery: Fancy Cakes by Lauren

Invitations: Chips and Salsa Designs

Transportation Company: Premier Transportation

Videographer: Hakim Sons Films

Minister: Marty Younkin, Loves Notes Weddings

Lighting: Absolute Entertainment

Hair/Make-Up: Elan Make-Up Studio

Bridal Salon: StarDust Celebrations

DJ: Brian Prescott, Simply Music

Band: Cuvee

Ceremony Venue: Perkins Chapel

Reception Venue: The Adolphus

Linens: BBJ

Rentals: Ducky Bob’s Event Specialist

Caterer: Food Glorious Food

Photographer: f8studio

 

 

Each vendor was also featured in D Magazine Bridal Buzz. (Oh, who did those flowers on the cover pic? *cough* Branching Out *cough*).

Thanks EVERYONE for your support, encouragement, and love. We truly couldn’t do this without the awesome vendors around us and our AMAZING clients!

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