Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

In the last two months we've hung garlands, decorated wreaths, and generally decked the halls for our wonderful clients! Today we are working on our last wedding of 2010. It's going to be a winter look for photos in January!

The holidays are right around the corner and we will be closing the shop to celebrate with our families.Our shop will be closed from Christmas Eve to January 2nd. Enjoy the holidays, safe travels, and we are looking forward to seeing you next year!

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for another very successful and fun year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Brown Santa needs your help!

Brown Santa needs your help! They are a community service organization run by the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Their goal this year is to help over 2000 families have a happy holiday season by giving each family a package with food and gifts!

There are so many families that need a little extra help around the holidays. If you haven't already donated your time or money this holiday season, or if you have a little more to give...Brown Santa is taking donations!

We are taking our food and gift donations over to Brown Santa today! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Cheer at Verbena...great gifts and beautiful decor!

Here are just a few shots of all the great holiday gifts and decor at Verbena right now! Please stop in and take care of all your stocking stuffers, great gifts and accents to add a little holiday cheer in your home this December! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Julie and Corey are married!

Thanks to Andy at Studio 563 we have these gorgeous images from Julie and Corey's lovely wedding a few weeks ago. Barton Creek Resort was the perfect location for this destination wedding. They incorporated beautiful shades of whites, tiffany blue and chocolate brown into the ceremony and reception for a traditionally elegant look. The floral arrangements included white hydrangeas, orchids, roses, lilies, ranunculus and the ever fragrant gardenias! Cortney Zieky with BZ Events did an amazing job coordinating the entire event! Congrats to the newlyweds!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ever wonder how a bridal portrait session works?

Here is a look at how the very talented Dustin Meyer got about a million beautiful shots of our client Kelly. She is carrying a fabulous bouquet created by Verbena, of course! I think this little video really captures the fun and exciting experience of taking bridal portraits and why they can be so important!

Check it out on Dustin's Blog. I hope you enjoy watching the show! Isn't she just gorgeous?

Oh, and a stunning image of our lovely bride, Erin (seen above) was featured in Austin Monthly Magazine too! Thanks, Dustin you are the best!

Happy Halloween...just a day late.

I'm really enjoying all things white right now. These two images are no exception. Check out Sweet Paul if you haven't already. His site and magazine are full of wonderful craft ideas and delicious recipes!
Happy Halloween...we are looking forward to a fun and festive holiday season!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Barton Creek Details...

We love these close up detail shots of Amber and Adrian's wedding so much! The beautiful white floral arrangements against the rich silver and black linens and the lovely lanterns surrounded by soft rose petals made for a very welcoming and romantic evening! Thanks again to Studio 563 for sharing the photos and to Barton Creek for such a wonderful setting!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holiday Shopping Card: American Cancer Society

It's time for holiday shopping everyone!
Verbena Floral Design is supporting the American Cancer Society with the Holiday Shopping Card.
You can visit our store now to purchase the card which entitles you to 20% off at many local Austin merchants from October 29th to November 7th!

We are happy to be supporting such a great cause. One that is very close to our hearts here at Verbena!

Please support the ACS by purchasing a card at one of the participating shops.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Callas...Clean and Contemporary

White callas are so elegant, clean and modern. We love their simplicity! This couple played up a little bit of a vintage look. Isn't she just gorgeous?

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Studio 563 photographers are a talented bunch! Here are a few photos of a wedding we did with them back in May. They are great at shooting not only the people, but all the details that make a wedding great too. Melissa, the bride, made all of her own invitations and stationary for the entire wedding! If you need great graphic design check out her

We also just worked on a beautiful September wedding with Studio 563 and the team over at BZ Events! Check out Eric's Blog for some of these amazing photos of Amber and Adrian's wedding at Barton Creek Resort. She was a gorgeous bride and carried a bouquet of just can't go wrong with them!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Roses and hydrangeas at the Driskill

Sarah, one of our beautiful brides carried a lush bouquet of 55...that's right....55 white roses! I adore the last photo...on the cowhide couch at the fabulous Driskill Hotel!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hill Country in the City- Open House

Please join us for a great night of food, fun and country charm! Check out the Allan House blog for more information and a list of participating vendors. See you there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Why not white?

White is lovely. White is pure and beautiful. There are so many ways to "do" white! Here is a lovely example. This elegant wedding at Westwood Country Club was composed of mostly whites with simple, subtle blue and green accents. Enjoy!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Style Unveiled Coming to Austin!

The lovely Kimberly at Style Unveiled created a lovely blog post about our shop... Verbena Floral Design today! They are featuring a new Austin, TX section on their website chock full of the best vendors and great ideas for local brides and grooms! Check out the new Austin listing after Labor Day...that's when it's going to be released!

If you live in LA, San Francisco, Chicago or Portland these girls have you covered too! Good news... they are sharing more beautiful wedding inspiration and connecting brides with fabulous vendors in more and more cities all the time. We are so happy to be partners with these awesome gals!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Glide into fall with lush seasonal flowers

We love hanging floral arrangements and last fall we just outdid ourselves with these impressive over scaled beauties! This gala was held in mid-November and the rich color palette brought the fall season indoors. The lovely AT&T conference center was the perfect location for such enormous and powerful floral statements. The coordinating table arrangements balanced the room and drew guests' eyes upward to the ceiling. Cool concepts for such a beautiful space!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Texas Old Town- Hill Country Charm

This lovely wedding was held out at the beautiful Texas Old Town's Sage Hall. We loved the bride's choices of muscari, lissianthus and sunflowers to compliment the Hill Country setting.

You can see more of this sweet wedding on Ben Godkin's blog. By the way check out his mad skills while you are there! Thanks, Ben!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The reception...time to party!

Check out these reception photos! I am so happy to see how this beautiful evening turned out from the photographer's prospective ...more at the Peacock Photo blog. These ladies are so darn talented! I love the little succulent photo. Too cute!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lush and modern for a summer wedding ceremony

A lush and modern mix in shades of greens, whites and tangerines was the perfect summer color palette for Lisa's lovely wedding ceremony. Her floral choices included bells of Ireland, veronica, star of bethlehem, horsetail, several orchid varieties and hydrangeas. The entire bridal party looked stunning! More at Peacock's Photo Blog here. Thanks for the awesome photos ladies!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lovely Beginning

Here is a stunning shot of one of our gorgeous July brides. We can't wait to see the rest! Thanks again to Peacock Photography. Check out their blog for more "getting ready" pics.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

July Beauty

Thank you to the abundantly talented Amelia Tarbet for capturing this beautiful shot! I just had to share...can't wait to see the rest!

Monday, August 9, 2010

A beautiful rehearsal dinner at Chez Zee

If you are looking for a delicious, one of a kind place to hold your rehearsal dinner....Chez Zee is one of the best. We were lucky enough to play a part in Lisa and Daniel's rehearsal dinner there a few weeks ago. It looks like they had a perfect night! For more images of this beautiful couple's rehearsal dinner check out Peacock Photography. Thanks to Cat for the great shots!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A touch of fun from Studio 563

The super cool, fun and talented Andy Peterson of Studio 563 just shared these images with me. I loved this wedding because the bride wasn't afraid to think outside the box! The bride's father and grandfather were both cotton gin men. She honored them by carrying a very unique bouquet composed of fresh cotton bolls. The boutonniere for her groom coordinated and they made a very stunning couple! The other flowers were all lovely shades of peaches, yellows, oranges and pinks. We accented the wrought iron votive trees on each guest table with blooms of freesia, roses, and scaboisa. The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center was the perfect backdrop and Austin Catering filled all the guests with delicious goodies! It was a gorgeous night!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kristina and Chris's Wedding

I saw these pictures were posted on Amy Blackburn's blog and just had to share! Kristina was such a pleasure to work with and we are so happy that we could turn her vision into reality. She sent us this wonderful thank you email after her wedding.

Holy Cow, Devon!!! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the absolutely amazing job that you did for my wedding. The flowers were truly breathtaking and were more than I could have ever expected. Every single detail was exactly how I had imagined, and more. The corsages were beautiful, and I can't thank you enough for incorporating the button flowers that I had made. It made them so special because they were part of my late grandmother's collection. I will also let you know, that I had not cried AT ALL during the hours leading up to the ceremony until I walked into the bridal room and saw my bouquet. It seemed like a random time to cry, but it was just too perfect. The centerpieces looked EXACTLY like the pictures I brought in, and I'm still not sure how you managed to remember them over a year later. I have gotten so many complements on the flowers and people have told me they looked like they were out of a magazine! Everyone wanted to take an arrangement home with them! Again, thank you so much for making my day so special!
If there is anything I can do to spread the good word/ work of Verbena Floral Design, PLEASE let me know!