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Floral Dreams do Come True!

flowers for Brooke's wedding

When we began planning Brooke’s wedding in April of 2019, and we were certain of one thing!

I had attended 2 weddings, a dear friends two daughters, in which Emily the owner of Petals Couture, was the florist and I was blown away both times by her stunning work.

Brooke and I at the flower market

Brooke and I both love flowers, and cake, so diving into these two areas was fun and exciting for both of us.

To get started we met with Emily in her McKinney workshop.  She specializes in weddings so no need for a retail store front.  She immediately responded to Brooke’s requests by showing us lots of flowers she had in her cooler.  A few days later we received and “inspiration board” and we were sold!


Of course, none of us expected this global pandemic and certainly never expected it to continue through the summer.  Luckily, we only had to postpone the wedding 1 time and all of our vendors, including Emily came along with us for our new date.

Brooke and Emily at the flower market

About 6 weeks ago, Emily invited Brooke and I to come to the Dallas flower market to see firsthand what would be available in late August.

Talk about 2 kids in a candy store!!

flowers at the flower market

I had the time of my life watching Brooke and Emily work together to craft an assortment of blooms that will be a show stopper for sure!

Brooke and Emily planning flowers

Later, Brooke asked me why I did not speak up more, it is out of character for me to be stay silent.  I said “why would I say anything?”

In the beginning, the idea of planning a wedding and all of the details on top of my crazy work schedule, got to me.  I felt a lot of stress and pressure.  I had to have a serious talk with myself.  This is once in a lifetime and I wanted the process to be fun and to be in the moment.

flowers at the flower market

I have watched in amazement as my 25-26 year-old-daughter has made the most beautiful and tasteful decisions at every single turn.

Brooke and Lorie

I learned a phrase that was very valuable “whatever YOU want”.  Within reason of course!  I am also happy to say that Brooke was always very cognoscente of the budget we set.

I can’t wait to see Brookes wedding vision come to life and I’m especially excited to see the flowers.

Brooke and Chris will be wed on Friday, August 28th at 6:00 pm!

wedding flowers

If you are looking for a wedding florist, I cannot recommend Emily at Petals Couture highly enough.  She has been abundantly creative and a rock all at the same time!

I will post lots of pictures of the wedding including the flowers in the coming weeks!

Have a great weekend!



Reader interactions

5 Replies to “Floral Dreams do Come True!”

  1. I can’t wait to see Brooke and Chris walk down that isle, and yes to see all the beautiful flowers. No surprise Brooke loves flowers. It seems to come from generations of flowers lovers in our family.


    1. Mom-
      It’s true! We all seem to love flowers!!


  2. audrey friedman August 27, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Can’t wait to see the beautiful wedding pictures. Tomorrow, the big day.
    Congratulations and love to the family.
    Enjoy the wedding, don’t stress. Whatever happens will be okay. When my son married Jennifer Grant, Cary Grant’s daughter, the caterer dropped the cake. What a mess……


    1. WoW that must have been a mess and how sad, besides the flowers, thé cake is our favorite part!!


  3. Would love to see wedding pictures


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Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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