Winter White Wedding In The Texas Hill Country
Veronica Calhoun (Bride) Jonestown, TX
Susan Calhoun (mom) ~ When Veronica shared her vision of a winter wedding with fresh white flowers and ample greens, I knew that it would be nothing less than magical. The venue she selected is reminiscent of an old Italian Villa with a magnificent gazebo overlooking Lake Travis outside of Austin. I fully understood the possibilities for keeping with the vernacular; having the white flowers be magnificent, yet maintaining a sublime tone calling back to another time and place. What I did not have a grasp of, however, was how to scale and still being mindful of budget. I decided the answer was to have a local florist prepare the wedding party flowers, and I would handle the reception areas, ceremony
chair accents, the gazebo, and the flowers for the ice sculpture candlesticks that were to be at the altar. Once we decided to take this tact, I was lucky to find Fifty Flowers at first look. I was awed at the availability of so many of my favorite flowers (lilacs! offseason). Veronica and I looked at the selections and placed the order. I love working with flowers so as long as I had a day of help from my three Aunts, I felt good about the practicality of decision. The level of care and professionalism with customer care left me honestly not concerned about if we made the right decision. Everything was explained to me in careful detail and each of the ladies so pleasant!! I have included pictures of my 'flowers in waiting' as I know I'd like to see myself what to expect when they arrive and they are waiting to be assembled. The one item I am truly happy that I ordered, was the 'DIY Wedding Box Combo' flowers which included ivy, gardenia, and stephanotis. I used it at the base of the ice candlesticks, and nothing could have been more beautiful! Two weeks later many of the flowers are still in good shape enough to share and I am now using remaining with Christmas decor. The ivy garlands grace my entry door and fireplace. I kept the base stems in water and hoped to have success rooting them so Veronica and Cameron may have their wedding ivy at their home one day. Kind Thanks for all ~ I will most certainly be back.
Flowers by Susan Calhoun