Anna and Keith are the real-deal; adoring of each other, intentional and generous in life, with a healthy dash of adventure. Their Southwest Glam wedding at McPherson’s Cellars has become a milestone for my business; not only for signifying the beginning of establishment in West Texas but also for so beautifully illustrating the magic that happens when a couple and I craft flowers and a wedding that tells their story, not the latest trends.
When we first talked Keith and Anna had a clear wedding vision; creative, fun, and happy. Adventurers at heart with Instagram feeds full of hikes, rock climbing, and Anna holding snakes and other creepy creatures at her (then) job at the Science Spectrum they drew inspiration from the beauty of the Plains and Southwest. They wanted cactus, succulents, the glimmer of gold, with colors of the desert—reds, pinks, green, and turquoise. But Anna wasn’t sure what she wanted for flowers. We took the time to sort through her likes and dislikes and from there created something truly unique.
When Anna emailed back her contract she included the comment, “I wasn’t that excited about flowers for most of our wedding planning, but now I’m thrilled and can’t wait to see how everything turns out!” Oh, and how it turned out! Anna’s bouquet is a show stopper. Months later I posted a picture of Anna’s bouquet on Instagram and she commented, “Every time I see these flowers my heart skips a beat!” Which of course makes my florist heart leap for joy as well.
As wedding coordinator, I had the honor of witnessing their ceremony and reception from the intimate vantage of behind the scenes. More than a spectacular flowers, Keith and Anna’s celebration was full of creative details made by Anna, personal touches (a cake topper made by Anna’s step-mom, cotton in honor of Lubbock and Anna’s home state of Georgia), a wonderful vendor team that functioned seamlessly, and the entire day brimming with joy from the salon to the sendoff.
Their character of generosity? Anna and Keith live it in so many ways, including being my first couple to embrace donating their centerpieces. After the wedding, I made more than 20 bedside arrangements which I delivered to hospice for their patients. I could keep going but I am sure what you really want to see is the beautiful pictures captured by Caitlin & Ryan Photography of this remarkable day.
I wasn’t really interested in flowers for our wedding until I met with Jessica! She helped me figure out what I liked (and didn’t like) and focused our wedding vision. The bouquets, centerpieces, and bouts were so beautiful and lovingly crafted! I can’t imagine having had a wedding without them now! Jessica also provided month-of-coordinating services for us, which were invaluable. She helped me so much with things I wouldn’t have even thought about! She also used and gave me access to the Aisle Planner website, which was really useful for managing the guest list and seating chart. On the big day, our wedding ran so smoothly thanks to Jessica! Aside from marrying my husband, hiring Jessica was probably the best decision I made about our wedding! – Anna
The colors: Dusty red, pink, peach, cactus green, turquoise, glittery gold
The style: Southwest, creative, and fun
The flowers: Coral Charm Peonies, Anenomes, Ranunculus, Poppies, Air Plants, Cactus, Cotton, Thistle, Protea, and Succulents
Venue: McPherson Cellars
Photography: Caitlin & Ryan Photography
DJ: Surefire Entertainment
Catering: Market Street
Cake & Truffles: The Cakery
Hair & Makeup: Brooke Hayes of Salon Sculpt
Transportation: White Knights Limousine
Bar: Roy Galaviz (beer), McPherson’s (wine)
Cake Topper: Made by the Bride’s stepmom
Stationery: Designed by a family friend
Dress: David’s Bridal
Alterations: Sew Lovely