Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stop by @ Bridal Extravaganza - July 25-26

Hi everyone!

If you're in Houston and planning a wedding, we would love to meet you.

We'll be at the next Bridal Extravaganza, July 25-26, at the GRB Convention Center in downtown. Come see us in booth # 3037.

See you there!

Bridget & Ben - Revisited

I just couldn't resist posting about their wedding again. Now that I have some terrific shots from MH Photography, I couldn't help it! Simple & elegant, yet fun and spring-ish. And of course, using one of our favorite flowers - Gerbera Daisies.

Thanks again Bridget & Ben for letting us help make your wedding day so special!

Venue: House Plantation
Photographer: Mary Henry-Zeek of MH Photography

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bridget & Ben - April 11th

Bridget - you have a natural beauty that makes me envious! : ) Seriously, you were gorgeous. I can't wait until I get the pics from Mary to post.

These are my own photography - a far cry from the work of a trained professional, but they're not so bad, really? I loved working on this wedding - Gerbera Daisies and Tulips are among my favorites! I just love spring, and the variety it brings. And again, can't wait for the "whole picture" from Mary Henry-Zeek. Thank heaven for talented photographers!

Anyway, Bridget & Ben - Thanks for letting us be part of your fabulous day!

Friday, May 15, 2009

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

I'd like to take a moment and pause for National Stroke Awareness Month. My brother-in-law recently suffered two strokes without realizing what was going on. Thankfully, he had the sense and ability to still drive himself to the hospital and is recovering amazingly. If we all know, we can act F.A.S.T. and be aware of those around us. Let's do this together!

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It’s the second full week of National Stroke Awareness Month. Have you been educating friends and family about how to Act F.A.S.T. to increase recognition of and response to stroke symptoms?

Here’s an easy way! Use the F.A.S.T. method and the tips below to recognize and respond to stroke and to understand the importance of educating everyone about these important facts.

Once you’ve educated yourself, forward this e-mail onto everyone in your contacts list to help spread awareness at a maximum level!

F = FACE Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A = ARM Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S = SPEECH Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?

T = TIME If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 9-1-1.

A few easy tips for why understanding stroke symptoms and the proper response are important:

  • Stroke requires emergency treatment.
  • You only have 3 hours from the onset of stroke symptoms to receive t-PA, a life-saving treatment.
  • Fewer than 5% of stroke patients currently receive t-PA.
  • In a National Stroke Association/Gallup poll, 17 percent of the respondents over age 50 couldn’t name a single stroke symptom.
  • A recent study shows that only 55 percent of patients who have had a stroke were able to identify one stroke symptom.
  • Only 38 percent of respondents participating in the CDC’s 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system) were aware of stroke symptoms and would call 9-1-1 if they thought someone was having a stroke.

Visit for more helpful and downloadable educational materials.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kyle & Katie - 2/28/09

What a beautiful couple! Ok, well maybe we shouldn't call Kyle "beautiful", but it definitely applies to Katie! And the church seemed to come right out of a page from small town Texas history - fell in love with it at first sight.

Yes, it was the end of February, and quite a chilly day, but Spring had definitely arrived down here in the South. The bridal bouquet was a stunning mix of white Mini Calla Lilies with traditional white Lillies and the bridesmaids carried bouquets of Tulips, Ranunculus & Roses in shades of hot pink with pops of bright green Kermit Mums.

Katie & Kyle - You guys were awesome! Thanks so much for letting us be part of your wedding celebration.

Ashley, you guys captured it all perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing these.

Church: First Presbyterian Church - Tomball, TX
Reception: Savannah's at Augusta Pines - Spring / The Woodlands, TX
Photographer: Ashley K. Photography

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Simple Elegance - Angela's Bridals

I've always loved simple elegance. So when Angela came to me asking for Calla Lilies and wanting simple elegance, I jumped at the chance! Here are a few of her bridal shots. I hope to have more from the wedding soon. Enjoy!

Location: The Tuscany Villa - Katy, TX
Photographer: Troy Schlegel of Schlegel Photography

My favorite - I love the lighting, and rich coloring!

We won 3rd Place - Wedding Flowers!

Okokok, so I've fallen off the blog-map. March and April have been so busy! This is a wonderful thing, but blogging has definitely suffered. So here's my first attempt to make up for lost time.

Alright, so earlier this year the buzz in the Houston wedding community was about who was voting for whom in the KPRC Click2Houston's Best contest.

So, it is much overdue that we announce that YOU, our wonderful clients and friends, have voted Petals by Design one of the TOP FIVE Best in Houston in Wedding Flowers! We're right up there with other well-known event florists in Houston, and it's such an honor. We actually placed 3rd, and I'm personally thrilled.

You can click here to go to our page and see for yourself!

We clearly couldn't have done it without each and every one of your votes, reviews, and overall support. So blessed! You guys ROCK!