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, Austin-style inspiration. Keep reading for my favorite details, some words about the floral magic she created…and don’t miss a special Smilebooth offer that’s good through the end of March!

My first meeting with Claire and Kelly took place over cocktails at the Hotel San Jose…within the hour they had invited me over to meet their chickens. I loved them immediately.  There’s something about these girls (their sweet story and happy smiles) that makes you believe in love all over again. As we got to know each other over the next few months, I was inspired by their love, kindness and trust in me to do what I do best as we planned the details of their wedding.

We worked together on creating a subtle palette with pops of bright red and yellow. Claire and Kelly let me select whatever flowers were freshest and most gorgeous.  I incorporated dahlias, garden roses, succulents, anemones, ranunculus, stock, jasmine and greens (gathered from my yard) to create the look that they both loved. Brooke Schwab captured it all in her always-magical way…a true master behind the lens.

Brooke brought Linus, the traveling Smilebooth with her: the modern, sleek and extra-fun version of a photobooth.  I am so super excited to announce that I’m the girl that now houses Linus here in Austin.  If you aren’t familiar with Smilebooth, trust me: you will want this guy around at your wedding to capture all the fun and silly moments. Contact for prices.  We are offering 20% off in the Austin area if booked before December 31st. (Offer good through March 31st, 2013.)

*photography: Brooke Schwab, floral design: The Byrd Collective.

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