Food & Flowers

Artist Spotlight :: Ashley Woodson Bailey Photography

Flowers have such a fleeting beauty; we’re reminded as they wilt of how quickly things fade. Photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey is on a mission to remedy the petal problem, and she’s doing it with her camera. Enter flower photography, an art Ash  has been cultivating since she fell in love with les fleurs at age… read more

A Whimsical Fantasy Feast

Alice in Wonderland meets Where the Wild Things Are — this is where inspiration for this kids’ fantasy land feast began. Floral designer Carly Blair of Margot Blair and photographer Carli Kiene of Inked Fingers teamed up to create and capture the whimsical wonderland. “I work a lot in the wedding industry, where the atmosphere… read more

Food and Flowers :: Luxe Bohemian Girls’ Night

Though neutrals seem to be all the rage these days, it’s no secret that I’ve always had a deep love for bold patterns and rich textures, decadent sweets and unruly cocktails. Ashley here, and I suppose you could say my style sensibility is luxe-yet-bohemian. This particular photo shoot was inspired by the deep red color… read more

Floral Trimmings :: Flower Crown

Ash here, with the third and final installment of our Floral Trimmings series. Holiday season to me is a celebration of life and family, and this feeling rings especially true this year. After my accident I am trying to live life to the fullest and in doing so, I thought I’d make a festive Christmas crown. I’m… read more

Floral Trimmings :: Organic Holiday Bouquet

It’s not unusual that my home is decked out with as many fresh flowers as possible, but when the holidays roll around it’s a whole different ball game. For this week’s floral trimmings project, Ash is back with a gorgeous holiday-inspired arrangement that boasts her signature wild and organic style, chock full of seasonal blooms… read more

Floral Trimmings :: Bay Laurel Garland

I’ve been looking forward to the holidays for a while now so I could take my mantle back. All year long there sits a giant television, so this is my time to have fun with the space. I’ve been wanting to place this wonderful portrait from Scott’s Antiques  on the mantle, and surround it with some… read more

The Byrd Collective :: Saint Cecilia Wedding

Last month, Adam & I checked into the Hotel St. Cecilia here in Austin for a little stay-cation to celebrate his birthday. Every detail was perfection in that so-hip-without-trying kind of way…so when our floral contributor Ash sent me the latest wedding that she worked on there, I knew it would be full of cool,… read more

The Byrd Collective :: Meets BHLDN

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is especially exciting for me (Ashley), as I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be collaborating with the BHLDN team on an upcoming event. Our paths first crossed at The Cream Event and I knew our styles were a match made in bridal heaven, so when they asked me to stop by their Houston… read more

Food & Flowers :: Blueberries in Bloom

So thrilled to announce a brand-new series from our longtime collaborator, Ash! In her monthly Food & Flowers posts, she’ll be showing us how to use the season’s edible bounty as inspiration for gorgeous floral creations. Today’s arrangement is especially near to my heart, as it was sent with love…to me! Adam and I celebrated our third… read more

The Byrd Collective :: The Art of the Pot

Like all great friendships, Keith Kreeger and I (Ashley) first met on Instagram. He saw a photo advertising my pop-up shop at By George, and came out to meet me in person bearing one of his own handmade containers to fill with blooms for his wife. Since then, I’ve had so much fun collaborating with… read more