Here at Laughing Earth Flowers we mostly do arrangements for brides that are looking for lush, garden style bouquets and centerpieces, so it was a refreshing change to "bring it down" a notch and do some very simple arrangements for Jana and Thomas. The venue - the charming Flying V Ranch in Decatur, TX - was the perfect setting for this rustic gem, and Jana's colors of soft peach and ivory added the perfect touch of country for all the flowers. She wanted us to fill her metal milk cans and buckets with flowers that looked like we picked them from a field, so we used sweet spray Carnations, roses, Queen Anne's Lace, and (of course!) Baby's Breath. Enjoy! Photos by Jessica Shae.
This wedding will be one I will always remember! Alisa and Casey were so excited to be celebrating their love with a lovely, outdoor ceremony - but the weather was not cooperating, and preparations were made to move everyone inside. But as luck would have it, a short break in the showers allowed the couple to quickly get married under the stars, and all was well! Alisa loved the lush, garden style and so there were many greens incorporated into the flowers, including Ivy, Eucalyptus, Lemon Leaf, and Honeysuckle vine. Cream Garden Roses, pink Carnations, light blue Delphinium, Freesia, Hypericum, and Queen Anne's Lace added the finishing touches to this blue and blush palette. Photos by Katy Roberts Photography.
I simply adore Autumn weddings, and when Katy approached me to do her flowers in this spectacular color palette, I couldn't resist! The rich orange-coral-blue with touches of plum and chocolate came together is this rich tapestry fit for a grand affair. Katy thought it would be wonderful to have a bouquet-making party with her bridesmaids, so we happily provided floral materials for these lovely ladies so they could create their own bouquets. We used coffee colored roses, coral Peonies, Dahlia, Mums, Chocolate Lace, Liquid Amber, Pepperberry, & Copper Beech to create Katy's bouquet. Katy is a special friend to Laughing Earth Flowers and has helped on several weddings, so we wish her and Randall much happiness! Thank you also goes to BaoTran Gia Pham for these lovely photos.
Natalie + Richard
When I first met Jennifer, she expressed how important it was that her love of wild flowers growing in the fields be reflected in the flowers chosen for her wedding - so we thought that her bouquets should include wild, spiky Thistle in contrast with the softness of Clematis, Lisianthus, Delphinium, Lilac, Hydrangea, and scented Geranium leaves. Ribbon treatment included delicate organdy, satin, and dupioni silk in shades of green and purple. These lovely photos were taken by Caroline Fontenot.
As with many weddings during the spring, we were greeted with a rainy day during set up; but spirits were cheery as the time approached for two middle school teachers (yes, their students were thrilled when they found out they were engaged!) to take their vows. The ceremony took place in the lovely, intimate setting of Weston Gardens in Ft. Worth, and friends and family were treated to a happy, albeit slightly damp ceremony & reception. Lauren and Jeff wanted peach and aqua flowers for this garden wedding, so I couldn't help but include David Austin's lovely rose, Juliet, to grace Lauren's bouquet. Green Dianthus was incorporated to give a mossy look to the centerpieces as well as a lovely mixture of textured greens. Photos were provided by Lauren Colchamiro Photography
Jana + Thomas
Leanne + Joel
Christine + Tyler
Bridgett + Deborah
Cassi + Jonathan
Not even the intense, sticky, morning heat could keep this cute couple from tying the knot outdoors in the presence of family and loved ones. Christine loved the idea of deep red accents with ivory flowers, so Black Baccara roses dotted her bouquet along with ivory and pink Peony, Queen Anne's Lace, Scabiosa Pods, and oodles of ribbon streamers. The ceremony took place underneath a copse of Texas Pecan Trees in an open field, lovingly conditioned by friends & family in this lovely farming community. Ivory & champagne tulle were draped across the branches to create a focal area where they exchanged their vows. The bridesmaids carried simple Hydrangea & Baby's Breath bouquets. Photos were taken by Kristi Soto.
Alisa + Casey
Alyssa + Andrew
It is always such a special pleasure when I have an opportunity to really get to know some really wonderful people, and meeting Natalie and her family was a special treat. Natalie chose ivory, coral, and gold as her color palette, and so I jumped at the chance to get to use one of my favorite roses...the aptly named "Wow" rose with its intense salmon shade was the perfect note for the other orange and ivory blossoms. I also used hypericum (some painted gold), Peruvian Lily (the groom is from Peru!), Polo roses, garden spray roses, Asters, Queen Anne's Lace, Honeysuckle vine, Clematis, and Peppermint Geranium. Photos are by Widyn Photography.
Vicki + Ryan
Anna + Justin
Lauren + Jeffrey
Austin + Brent
Generally speaking, I have a period of several months to get acquainted with my bride & groom. It is one of my great joys and one of the main tools for choosing their flower designs; so it was a bit of a surprise to get a request with only a few weeks until the wedding - especially since it was happening during the week of Valentine's Day, one of the busiest times for most florists. As it turned out, Alyssa and Andrew had already tied the knot, and this ceremony was the celebration that they finally had time to do as Andrew serves in the military and so their time was very limited. I only briefly met Alyssa before her ceremony, but my initial impression was that this was a young couple who were very dedicated to each other. Alyssa was particularly happy with the gorgeous lacy succulents and the deep red of the Black Magic roses. Laughing Earth Flowers wishes them love and happiness as they begin this new chapter in their lives. Photos are by SJR Photography.
Sandy + Matt
Meeting Sandy for the first time was like greeting the sunshine! She is one of those people that truly brightens the room with her open smile and her caring personality. This wedding was the biggest I have done to date - ten attendants, many family members and friends. The day started off with a morning of dark clouds and heavy rain, but the sun finally made an appearance and my assistant and I headed to the glorious Dallas Arboretum. Sandy chose this time of year because she has always loved the rich colors, and she also expressed a desire for the bouquets to be very free flowing, with lots of greenery. I could not help but think of the magnificent garden rose, Juliet, to be featured in her bouquet. The bridesmaids bouquets contained Sahara roses with Delphinium, Scabiosa pods, Hypericum berry, Seeded Eucalyptus, Lemon Leaf, and bronze Smokebush to complete the look. The reception featured their bouquets along with birch filled vases and bronze votive holders on blue table linens.
As much as I love bright colors, I can't help but be a bit nostalgic when I work in whites. Lauren wanted neutral ivory with little punches of gold and burgundy, and it turned out to be the perfect complement to the quaint setting of Cowboy Hall at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina, Texas. As is often the case in the weather was unpredictable, but after a brief shower during the morning, the skies brightened and hearts were light as friends and family gathered to celebrate the union of Lauren and Pedro. I was particularly touched by the very heartfelt emotion displayed by Lauren's father as the time approached for him to watch his sweet girl marry this wonderful young man. For Lauren & Pedro's special day, I went to one of my favorites - the Polo rose; but I could not help but add David Austin's magnificent garden rose, Patience, to her bouquet. The fluffy petals and yummy fragrance added the perfect touch to this ivory beauty. The bouquet was finished out with gold and ivory Hypericum berries, neutral Scabiosa Pods, spray roses, Baby's Breath, Cleopatra Fern, and delicate Honeysuckle vine. For the bridesmaids, Lauren wanted burgundy Hypericum to complement their burgundy dresses. The boutonnieres for the men were all wrapped with gold bullion wire, adding to the "rustic" feel of this dreamy white wedding. Laughing Earth Flowers would also like to thank Lori Lynn Photography for these outstanding floral photos. Additional pictures of this wedding can be found at Lori Lynn Photography.
What a lovely day for a lovely couple - Laughing Earth Flowers was honored to have been part of this beautiful celebration of love! Deborah and Bridgett's warmth and generosity truly inspired me, as did their excitement to finally be able to share their love with friends and family in a beautifully intimate wedding ceremony. Wine and fine food has always been an important part of their relationship, so these touches were incorporated into the floral arrangements for this ceremony & reception held at the Classic Cafe in Roanoke. We wanted to bring a bit of Deborah's English garden to Texas, so we used a lovely mix of Clematis, Grapes, David Austin Garden roses, Kale, Rosemary, English Ivy, Viburnum, Iris, and (of course!) Heather - that tiny, romantic flower that grows freely across the English moors.(For all you lovers of Wuthering Heights - "I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!") A special thanks to Angela & Jenny at New Seasons Photography for the fantastic photos. Check out the full gallery at New Seasons Photography.
Lauren + Pedro
Courtney + Jonathan
Connor + Dan
I always enjoy getting to know the couples during the process of designing their wedding flowers, and in this case, I was truly inspired by not only this wonderful couple, but by the steadfast and loving support and joy that I experienced when meeting members of the family & their friends. Cassi expressed to me how she loved the rich colors associated with December weddings, but wanted the theme of her flowers to reflect winter more than the holiday. She also was completely in love with David Austin's incomparable "Tess" because of its deep red color and lovely shape. I couldn't resist adding the joyous, happy-faced Anemone to the mix, as well as Bouvardia, and a generous mix of greenery that included Cedar & Pine. A special shout-out to Cynthia at Your Candid Memories Photography for the lovely photos! Laughing Earth Flowers wishes the couple all the best, and I am personally grateful to have made some new friends.
What a gorgeous, cloudy day! Vicki and Ryan have to be one of the sweetest, most genuine couples I've had the privilege of getting to know! They love gardens and so they asked me to create wedding flowers that were whimsically thrown together without too much care for form. In addition to flowing greenery, I couldn't resist adding lavender Clematis & Scabiosa, as well as curly Lysmachia because I adore flowers that dance! I wish many joyous blessings to this young couple!
It was a lovely day, a bit windy, but all was well in this contemporary urban setting in downtown Ft. Worth. Leanne and Joel were surrounded by their loved ones as they dedicated their lives to each other in a simple, elegant ceremony. Leanne chose mint and ivory as her colors, and the bridesmaids wore dresses in the mint color family. The bouquets were contemporary to suit the couple and the venue, with lots of Carnations, Roses, Dendrobium Orchids, and lots of greenery. Photographer: Luigi Mrooff of MRoof Photography.
Katy + Randall
We all love the metaphor of winter, death & darkness giving way to the light and life of spring, and for that reason, January weddings are special - they represent new life and a renewed sense of hope. In keeping with the theme of life, Austin wanted Eco-friendly succulents to feature prominently in the wedding flowers. She wanted to have something to keep from her bouquet that could be planted as a reminder of the start of the new life she would lead with Brent. Guests were included in this sentiment with succulents in lovely antique tea cups. Photos by Hal Samples Photography.
There is nothing I love more than a wedding that is full of romance, and the soft yellows and pinks against a sea of baby blue is about as romantic as can get! Connor and Dan were took a very "hands on" approach to their big day, and it was such a joy to see their families come together to help make this on of the most magical weddings ever. For their venue, the couple chose the Tuscan-themed Piazza in the Village in Colleyville, TX as it perfectly reflected their casual, yet classic style. Coral and soft yellow roses were punctuated by blue Thistle, Delphinium, pink Astilbe, and Queen Anne's Lace. Sea Star Fern, English Ivy and Ruscus added the finishing touches. Photos by Monarch Hill Weddings.
I have to say that I love working with naturalistic color palettes, and so I was thrilled when Anna told me that her bridesmaids were wearing dark green. We decided that flowers in shades of soft ivory, blush, and taupe with silvery blue accents would be the perfect complement to her overall garden quality look. Quick Sand roses (a favorite with Laughing Earth Flowers) and Dusty Miller featured, but it was the ivory Ranunculus and garden roses that were front and center in Anna's bouquet. I couldn't resist the cheery pop of black in this Arabicum, so I added those in with white Astrantia and Bouvardia to complete the look. Photos for this pretty wedding by Amber Jones
There are times when you know you're seeing something truly beautiful; and this was apparent when I was blessed to be part of the wedding of Courtney and Jonathan, because there was another little soul involved - Courtney's sweet little daughter, Kenzlie. It is always so wonderful to see the happiness on the faces of a bride and groom during their weddings; but the sheer joy on Kenzlie's face was truly something pure and inspiring to see! In the end, I received a blessing by being part of the union of this new family, and I wish them the very best for a wonderful life together! The gorgeous photos were by Julia Sharapova.