Mercedes and Carl

Mercedes Says...

Carl and I met because of flowers.

We fell in love over these elegant living beauties we appreciate and adore immensely. Every couple has a priority when planning, dreaming of and/or preparing for their wedding.Flowers became our dream and we put so much time and effort into each design.

We created a proposal together and hand-picked every single type of flower. We knew we wanted them everywhere. For some of our floral décor, Carl wanted a European-style design consisting of large groupings of flowers. He also wanted hanging flowers throughout the reception venue. All I desired were peonies, peonies and peonies—everywhere!

Then came the hard part—putting everything together. We both wanted tall, lush centerpieces in combination with low and full arrangements so our guests could enjoy them all. We both love hydrangeas and to honor the lead design in our lives—my mother—we incorporated them as our central flower.

People often ask me if I arranged my own flowers. The truth is, I did some of the arrangements, but in the grand scheme of it all... not really!

Carl knew from the very beginning that I alone could not do everything and enjoy our wedding at the same time. He was right. We brought in a designer from Canada that we both admire and have learned so much from. Neville Mackay was our lead designer who, along with my two amazing Mercedes Flowers designers Margo Uyarra and Dawn Bassett, all brought to life what I can only describe as every little girl's floral fairy tale wedding. It was truly magical!

When guests initially approached our venue, they were greeted with stunning arrangements filled with hydrangeas, peonies, anemones, ranunculus, orchids and lilies at the entrance. Upon entering, guests were wowed with a similarly adorned staircase. There was no shortage of flowers anywhere! From the guest tables, the bridal bouquet, and the wedding arch—up to each individual plate—there were meticulously chosen blossoms at every turn. It was the perfect display for us and helped to create the ultimate enchanting décor.

We have so many people to thank! I will have a list shortly. In the meantime, please enjoy our photos.

And if you are planning your own wedding, give me a call. I would love to design your dream wedding!

Wedding Details

Date: November 2013
Location: The Terrace Club - Dripping Springs, Texas