This intimate downtown Austin wedding was a surprise wedding for local Austin couple, Angela and Chris. These two lovebirds wanted to throw a party to celebrate their love, complete with all the excitement of a surprise party.
Brittany and Matt’s Hill Country Boho elopement at Lucky Arrow Retreat was one of those perfect Texas evenings where the air is warm, the sun is shining and the sky is clear for miles. The day certainly didn’t start this way, in fact, there were severe storms nearly all day.
My Grandma Mary always had a garden. I remember eating the golden tomatoes straight from the vine every time we visited her house. To this day, every time I see one, I think of her and the citrus-y aromas that filled her backyard. My grandmother raised 7 children, much of the time while my grandfather was in the Coast Guard. She was a strong woman in so many ways like her mother before her, Eva Ida Mayes (sound familiar?).
There is so much thought and nurturing of a relationship that takes place to get to the point of marriage and to me, your flowers, your whole celebration, should tell THAT story. The story of you, your love and how this marriage came to be.
I had the opportunity to meet some beautiful, talented ladies last year at the Good Seed Floral Business and Blooms workshop here in Austin. It is always an encouragement when you find others that understand your heart and can share in your dreams and excitement in a unique way.
While social media can be an incredible tool to share beauty and inspiration with one another, it can also become a stumbling block when it comes to comparison and the genesis of unique ideas.
I’m so excited to announce our first giveaway of 2019! I’ve always loved nature photography and when my parents bought me my first real camera I filled it with hundreds of images of flowers. I know, totally shocking. It’s funny how everything comes back around, 20 years later and I’m still taking photos of flowers.
I’ve decided my 2018 can be summed up in three words, clarity of mind. It’s amazing the peace and clarity that come when you allow your mind to rest. I officially launched Ida Mayes Floristry in April this year out of a need to commit myself to the pursuit of things I love, things that bring me joy and fill my soul.
Our Texas Woods styled shoot last September was inspired by the change of seasons that comes so suddenly from Summer to Fall in central Texas. I wanted to highlight both the delicate and harsh, the flow-y and structured, the burnt and the lush—all the contrasting loveliness Texans know and love.