Monday, December 21, 2009

A 4th of July Wedding Remembered...

We just got a very sweet thank you along with some photos in the mail. We love hearing from our clients and wanted to share this happy couple's note.
"Just wanted to send you the enclosed pictures of Our Wedding held on July 4th, 2009 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Thank you and the entire Verbena Floral Design staff for helping us to have the best Wedding Memories, Ever!!!"


George and Misty

Thanks so much for the kind words and best wishes to you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday weddings are just gorgeous!

Kristin and her mom Karen were such amazing clients! Kristin's wedding day was 12.5.09 and it turned out to be a beautiful day. We loved helping them along the way with decor and favor ideas. Each guest left with a Christmas ornament that also doubled as their place card! It was a winter wonderland at Barton Creek Country Club! I am hoping to get more images from the professional photographer soon. Here are a few images that Janna got before we left the reception! More details to come...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our Favorite Halloween Wedding!

I know it's almost Christmas and we are in the swing of holiday decorating here, but I have to show you some images from our favorite Halloween wedding.
Alyssa and Jason were married on October 31st at the Barr Mansion , the only certified organic venue in Austin. She was a true beauty in those fabulous red shoes! We made a large wall of mood moss for the photo backdrop. I just LOVE how it turned out.
They had a Zombie cake and a killer band.
To get more of the scoop check out the photographer's blog. We love Studio 563 and Eric's images of this wedding were stunning and gorgeous!

Also, a huge thanks to Keely Thorne and her team for planning such a flawless event!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

20% off Friends and Family Event

We are very excited that the holidays are almost here! We have been decorating homes, creating arrangements for holiday parties and working on some gorgeous December weddings!

We want to help everyone with holiday shopping too! So, we'd like to announce:

Our Friends and Family Event

Thursday, Friday and Saturday (12.10 to 12.12.09)


Come in and shop for all the loved ones still on your list. We have great hostess gifts and lots of beautiful holiday decor too!

We also have a few 16" Magnolia and Boxwood Wreaths at 20% off!
Happy Holidays and we hope to see you this weekend...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Laguna Gloria - 11.14.09 Classically Elegant Affair

I really love it when we create flowers for a wedding and 6 months later a bridesmaid calls us and says..."now I'm getting married!" That's what happened with Anna. She and Michael got married last Saturday at Laguna Gloria. The lovely Mollie at Bloom Photography has already posted major eye candy of this wedding on her blog...check it out! I just love the way Mollie shot this really elegant evening. The chuppah was my favorite part and thanks to Ilios lighting for hanging that gorgeous chandelier inside of it.

Anna and Michael...we wish you the best!

P.S. I'm off to Belize for the week. The shop is open and business as usual...just without me! I'll post more mid-next week when I am back in action.

Summer wedding revisited...

Amy and Andy are a beautiful and sweet couple. They were married on 06.27.09 at the Smith Family Chapel and had their reception at AustinSeventyOne.

Amy sent us a lovely thank you note: "We just wanted to say thanks again for making our wedding day so memorable - the flowers were beautiful! We hope you enjoy the pictures!"
We wanted to share the amazing images. Credit goes to the very talented Stella Alesi. Thanks Stella!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Luxury soaps with seasonal motiffs!

Natural botanical extracts and luscious, nurturing emollients are carefully chosen to create our new line of beautifully molded, triple-milled soaps.

Gift-boxed with exquisite letterpress images, graceful calligraphy and such delicate adornments as fine silk ribbons, iridescent tissues, and velvet trims, these beautiful soaps are as elegant to look at as they are to use.

These soaps are luxurious hostess gifts as well!
Check our blog a little later for a holiday gift update...coming soon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wedding bliss...even in the rain!

We love our happy, happy clients! Sorry for the late post today. Hope this beautiful wedding makes up for the delay!

"LuAnn and everyone at Verbena made my wedding truly one to remember. We had to move inside at the last minute because of the rain, and Verbena happily went back to the store, grabbed more flowers, brainstormed and executed a wonderful new inside display for the ceremony. THEY ARE THE BEST!"

This was such an amazing review from a beautiful and wonderful person. We had the honor to create the arrangements for Kathryn and Johnathan's wedding in September. There was rain and a back up plan...and man was it a fabulous wedding! Thanks for being such an awesome client Kathryn. We wish you the best!
Thank you to the very talented Gary Donihoo of f8studio for the cool images. If you want to see more of this happy couple click here!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rare Magazine- Wedding Show 11.15.09

Rare Magazine October Issue featured Verbena Floral Design in the above article. They included a lovely photo by the very talented Suzi Q. It was a pleasure to be quoted in the article. We enjoyed having a little Verbena insight about the wedding scene shared with the world!
The Rare Weddings Show is also coming up. Laguna Gloria is hosting and we are looking forward to a fun night with great food and a fantastic fashion show. Get your tickets here!

A Rave Review from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children

The whole team here at Verbena has been working very hard the last couple of months! We've been working on some amazing weddings, private parties and even had the opportunity to work with a new non profit organziation. We created floral arrangements for the National center for missing and exploited children back in September. Above is a photo of the sample we made for them.
Today we got a wonderful thank you note from the director Mary Gorham Malia.
She wrote:
"Dear Verbena, I want to thank you for doing such wonderful work with the table flowers for our event. Everyone raved about the centerpieces. We enjoyed working with you."
These happy clients make our hard work worthwhile! Thanks so much.

Also, we will be posting blogs every Monday and Wednesday from now keep checking in!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Santa Maria Novella FINAL SALE 75% Off

All Santa Maria Novella bath products are now on sale at 75% off retail. All items are final sale. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ashley and Spencer...Lakeway Resort Wedding!

We love bright pinks, oranges and greens and this wedding is the perfect example! Lots of great personal touches made this wedding vibrant and gorgeous! Some of the flowers incorporated into the decor were dahlias, orchids, tulips and rannuculas all perfect for the fall season.

The fabulous Erin Woosley of EEphotography has been kind enough to share her images with us! You can see more of her work here. She captured the energy of this wonderful couple and the colorful start to their new life together. Ashley and Spencer were married on October 3rd. We wish them the best!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shop787 Event Coming Up On Saturday 11.8.09

The first ever Shop787 Event is coming to Austin on 11.08.09! There are going to be tons of great local shops selling everything you'll need for holiday gifts and decorating. There will be delicious food and even a book drive for Dell Children's Hospital! Go to to buy your tickets in advance. We are looking forward to participating and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our newest arrivals come to us from Bee Hive kitchen ware. The husband and wife team make all the products by hand using lead free pewter. Bee Hive is an enviromentally concious company using only recycled paper products in their offices and in packaging their products. Very little of their manufacturing creates waste, all the rejected metal casings are melted down and reused and they recycle all their scrap metal. Verbena currently carries a few differernt styles of measuring spoons (including the hanging ones shown above), as well as napkin rings, flour and coffee scoops and super cute cheese signs. These peices add the perfect touch to any home. Come in today to see all the sweet designs available!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kelly and Mike's Fantastic Wedding!

Another amazing photographer here in Austin is Dustin Meyer. He was the eye behind these amazing images of Kelly and Mike's wedding on September 5th! Thanks to Kelly and her mom, Carol for being such amazing clients. We wish this sweet couple lots of happiness!

Click here to see the show!

A lovely Monday Wedding...

Svetha and Chase had a beautiful wedding back in August! The wedding was our first ever on a Monday. We created the bouquets and reception arrangements including manzinita branches, mini callas, peacock feathers and lush white roses. Thanks to Kate Mefford for sharing the photos. Check them out on her blog!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We are happy to be a member of Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals. It is a wonderful organization for florists, event planners, photographers, caterers and other people in the wedding industry. Later this month, October 27th to be exact, they will be hosting a fabulous event at the Driskill hotel called Chic in the heart of Texas. The keynote speaker is Colin Cowie and Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty (the best wedding blog out there) will also be sharing her insights. There will be a great wealth of knowledge for people who are planning a wedding or are just interested in the wonderful world of social events!

Everyone is welcome so bring a friend and join us for an amazing night at the infamous Driskill hotel!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Beautiful shades inspired by the harvest

This lovely wedding was inspired by the shades of harvest. The colors can be applied in the spring or fall seasons. Such a beautiful combination of yellows, peaches, pinks, oranges and greens work well against the neutral background. It's important to keep the season in mind when deciding on flowers for any event. We love the look of this simply stunning wedding. Thanks to Amanda, the bride, for sharing the images with us!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Objects to desire

Step with us through the looking glass into the world of Tokyo Milk.
This eclectic yet sophisticated collection by designer Margot Elena transcends the traditional. This is a new collection unlike any other. These scents, flavors and formulas mesh with luscious imagery to create these fabulous products. Come try our new bubble baths and triple milled soaps in vintage decoupage style papers!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Verbena's favorite flowers...

There are so many flowers to love and cherish on this earth. One of our absolute favorites this time of year is the dahlia. It's just so unique looking and comes in such a wide variety of colors! If you are planning an event for the fall or a wedding next October or November, check out the dahlia, you will be delighted! I just love all of these events where the dahlia is featured in our work!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A jewelry line inspired by organic and industrial shapes

Odette New York is a stunning line of jewelry made by designer Jennifer Sarkilahti. She starts with pencil sketchs, creates small hand made wax sculptures and turns them into simply gorgeous pieces of art in her Brooklyn studio. The lovely Taylor Swift has been wearing one of our favorite pieces. We are happy to be able to bring Jennifer's lovely creations to Austin!