Real Weddings

Alex + Stephen :: Part One :: The Color Palette

We're sharing this with you from this morning's post on the Vista West Ranch blog.  Petal Pushers designed the flowers and decor for Alex and Stephen's wedding and in conjunction with Vista West's blog series about their wedding, we're going do a similar blog series, going into a bit more detail about their wedding flowers and decor. We'll start off the series focusing on their pretty peach color palette.  We love love love "Color Bars" like the one we've created and shared above.  This is a great tool when planning and designing your wedding... it can even help you nail down a color concept if you are having a hard time deciding between a few options.  From the get-go, Alex and Stephen knew they wanted their wedding to feel casual and nice, but not stuffy.  They wanted color, but not overwhelming color... so they went with hues of light pink, light orange, and peach.  They also knew they wanted more muted tones of the colors than pastels.  As you'll see over the next week, Alex did a fantastic job tying together her color palette through her flowers and tablescapes, the wedding party's attire, the linens and the rest of her details, right down to the real peaches that adorned the tables amongst the flowers.  The neutral background of the barn and the natural landscape of the ceremony setting lent themselves well to her soft and rustic chic style.  Alex's photographer, Erin Woosley of EE Photography couldn't have done a better job, in our opinion, of capturing the look and feel of Alex and Stephen's "rustic chic" peachy celebration.  And the photo below, that's the clever seating chart that brought together all the shades and hues of Alex and Stephen's color palette that were used in various aspects of the wedding details and decor.  We love!

Tomorrow, we'll look at Alex's initial floral inspiration and ideas and show you how Petal Pushers transformed that into reality on her wedding day.



Angela and the Petal Pushers Team

PS We can't start this series off without mentioning the incredible vendor team that hit this wedding out of the park!  If you collaborated on this event, and we missed you, please let us know!

Venue: Vista West Ranch

Coordination: Lizze Belle Event Planning

Catering: Pappas Catering

Cakes: Simon Lee Bakery

Bluegrass Ceremony Music: Two High String Band

Reception Music: Groove Knight

Lighting: FILO Designs

Photography:  EE Photography

Photo of the Day :: A Sneak Peek of Alex + Stephen's Peachy Details

This week our sweet friend Maggie featured Alex + Stephen's wedding on her lovely blog, Rustic Wedding Chic.  Thanks Maggie!  PS We adore your blog and will be sharing it with all of our rustic chic brides!  Next week Vista West Ranch will be doing a blog series featuring different elements of Alex + Stephen's wedding each day.  Here in Petal Pushers-land, we're going to focus on what we do best and love with our whole heart... the flowers and the details!  We've even got some color palette boards for you, and for an extra special treat some Floral 101 about Alex's flowers.  Get ready for a week of peachy fun with the Petal Pushers gals... we can't wait!  If you haven't seen Alex + Stephen's wedding feature yet, here is the link and below, a sneak peek that we know will make you want to spend next week with us!

Photo courtesy of the AMAZING Erin Woosley :: EE Photography

Juliet + Gregg :: 05.21.11 :: Lucca at the Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman Island

You may have already seen it on Facebook this morning, but we have to share these of Juliet and Gregg's wedding that we designed this past May... did we mention it was in Grand Cayman Island... at Lucca at The Carribbean Club nonetheless... Um, did we mention we. love. our. job.  No, but really, WE LOVE OUR JOB!  Not only do we get to work with amazing clients that we love like our own family and travel to beautiful locations like Grand Cayman Island, but we also get to be creative and bring our clients' visions to life and make their wedding dreams come true through floral design.  Wow!  Talk about BLESSED!  And we really say none of this in a "Look at us, we get to go to Grand Cayman, for work!", but more so as an attempt to let our clients and vendor friends know how truly grateful and blessed we are for your business.  There are floral design studios all over Austin and the Texas Hill Country, so we just want you to know how much we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with you.  We have a lot of incredible things in the works here in Petal Pushers-land and we cannot wait to share those with you soon, but in the meantime, please, from the bottom of our hearts, know how much each of you mean to us, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we are truly passionate about for a living.  It is our hope that this passion shines through in our designs, our tweets, our blog posts, our sometimes-rambling emails, our consultations, and in everything else that is Petal Pushers. Wow, that was unexpected... I suppose in writing about traveling to GCI for Juliet and Gregg's wedding, I was overcome with gratitude and humbled thinking that we really are so blessed.  Alright, ramble over, I promise.  Time for a glimpse at Juliet and Gregg's beyond beautiful wedding day.


And here is a link to their wedding film captured by VIP Productions Juliet + Gregg :: 05.21.11 :: Lucca at Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman Island.  Thank you to Harwell Photography from Georgia for the gorgeous images and to Martha Stewart Weddings for the lovely feature.

Congratulations again Gregg and Juliet!  It was an honor to work with you both!


xoxo, Stacey and the Petal Pushers

Allison + Zach :: McNay Art Museum :: Wave on Wave

We posted this on Facebook last week, but after watching it again, I couldn't resist but share it with all of our blog followers too!  So, apologies if this is a repeat for you, but it is so pretty, you won't mind seeing it again! Allison and Zach :: McNay Art Museum

Thank you to Jennifer Lindberg Weddings for the gorgeous photos and slideshow, and to the ever-amazing Caplan Miller Events for stunning design and coordination.

Happy Monday!

{sneak peek} Taren + Brian :: Vintage Villas

Here is a sneak peek from Taren and Brian's gorgeous January wedding at Vintage Villas in Lakeway!  We had such a great time designing the flowers for this sweet couple's special day.  We can't wait to see the rest of the photos from Cori Beth of Cori Beth Photography!

Wildflower Bridesmaids Bouquets Vintage Villas

Wedding Centerpieces Mr. & Mrs. Sign Vintage Villas Loose Wildflowers


The Petal Pushers