Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Over the summer, Malleret Designs had the opportunity to partner with PEJ Events for the opening of their big launch party.

 

PEJ Events was launched in 2017 as a brand of Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse, Inc, and was created as a full service solution for clients with event needs beyond catering. They have been known for award-winning BBQ in Austin for over 30 years, and now PEJ Events offers a wide array of additional menu options and service styles to fit their clients' needs. Their experienced, dedicated event specialists and culinary team will work with clients to design a menu and assist with creating your entire event.

 

Whether you are launching a new product, celebrating a holiday party, or organizing a client dinner Malleret Designs is here to make the visual designs and the floral decor captivating making all the details of your gathering spectacular. 

 

Here are some of the main floral elements and decor that we designed for the PEJ Events launch party. 

 

 

Catering: PEJ Events

Planner: Brass Tacks Events

Venue: The Contemporary Austin

Florist: Malleret Designs

Photographer: Lisa Hause Photography

Invitations: The Inviting Pear

Rentals: Premier Events

Ice Sculptures: Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures

DJ: Altared Weddings

Videographer: ILC Films

Valet: Next Level Valet

Ballon Vendors: Ballon N' Smiles

Draping: Unique Designs & Events

 

 

 

 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
By Malleret Designs
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Take a break from the process of wedding planning and think of where you want to kick back and relax during your honeymoon. Each couple is very different, and your honeymoon destination should represent that. Whether you choose an exotic location, a romantic relaxing beach, or a fun ski trip your honeymoon should be based on your joint personalities. Here are 6 summer destination locations perfect for your honeymoon.

 

 

1 Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco is the perfect place for a remote and relaxing getaway. It is very popular for honeymoons, but still provides many private hotels and beaches for the newlyweds to enjoy. Even on a tight budget this beautiful place provides you with affordable prices on hotels and fun activities such as snorkeling or just relaxing on the beautiful beach.

 

 

2 Paris, France

Paris, also known to be one of the most romantic places in the world, is the perfect place for those romantic couples. This country is filled with all different kinds of landscapes from the bordeaux vineyards, to the rolling hills in Provence, to the beaches down south in the warm weathered French Riviera. The wide variety of food and culture is guaranteed to make you fall in love with France. This whole country has so much to explore such as gardens, museums, cathedrals and more, there's no way to see it all, but it’s a great reason to come back later on an anniversary and continue your journey.  

 

 

3 Walt Disney World, Florida

For those young spirited couples, Walt Disney World is the perfect honeymoon getaway for you. The Walt Disney Resorts have many packages for newlyweds such as the romantic and deluxe escapes. These packages combine a time at a resort along with a cruise to the Bahamas, giving you time to enjoy the park, relax on a cruise, and then at the beaches in the Bahamas. This enchanted getaway is a great way to see the young childlike side of your partner, and with lots of things to do you are sure to have a full schedule here.

 

4 Venice, Italy

Venice never fails to impress with its old fashioned charm and its numerous romantic canals that will fill you with Italian culture. No matter where you go this country will make you fall in love all over again. Wherever you choose to go in Italy you will find yourself meeting great people full of passion for life on your midnight walks. With the great variety of food, culture, architecture, and more you are likely to find something for everyone in this country. The best time to visit Italy is May through September, great for after a summer wedding. 

 

 

5 Bariloche, Argentina

In the South of Argentina our summer months are some of the coldest for them. If you and your partner are more of the skiing type this is the perfect place for you. Bariloche offers many 5 star hotels overlooking the beautiful lakes and mountains. The amazing landscapes will leave you in awe no matter what time of the year you plan on going.

 

 

6 Machu Picchu, Peru

For those adventurous couples, look no further because Machu Picchu, Peru is an exotic destination full of adventures. If you love hiking, the outdoors, and getting to know rich history Peru is the perfect place for you. Some of the best times to visit Machu Picchu are the months of April through October.

 

 

 
Saturday, July 01, 2017
By Malleret Designs
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It’s that time of the year again; summer's begun and so has the festivities. With the 4th of July approaching rapidly we’ve compiled a list of fresh drinks, finger food, and festive centerpieces that are sure to spike up your day. From shakes to cocktails to decorations, we’ve got everything you need to make your holiday memorable.

 

4 Drinks

  1. Red, White and Boozy Shakes: You can find this recipe at Delish.

              Ingredients:

  • 6 scoops of vanilla ice cream

  • 6 tablespoons of milk, divided

  • 1 oz curacao

  • 1 oz vodka

  • 3 scoops of raspberry sorbet

  • 1 oz raspberry vodka

  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles for garnish

  1. Blueberry Coconut Sparkler: For all you coconut lovers, this is the perfect drink for your 4th of July holiday. Get the recipe from Spiced.

              Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of fresh blueberries

  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • ½ cup coconut rum

  • 2 ½ cups of ginger ale

  • Ice

  • Optional coconut flakes (for rim)

 

  1. Blue Pina Colada Party Punch: This virgin drink is great for all ages. Get the recipe at Wishes and Dishes.

            Ingredients:

  • 1 package Blue Raspberry Kool-aid powder

  • ¾ cups sugar

  • 2 quarts cold water

  • 12 oz Pina Colada Mix (non-alcoholic)

  • 1- two liter bottle of sprite or other lemon-lime soda

  • cherries, for garnish (optional)

  1. Blueberry Strawberry Mojito: Two fruits is better than one!  This refreshing drink brings out all the colors of the holiday: red, white, and blue. Get full recipe from Well Plated.

             Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh blueberries, plus additional for garnish

  • 2 fresh strawberries, diced, plus additional for garnish

  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves (a small handful), plus additional for garnish

  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice)

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum

  • Ice

  • Club soda

  



3 Finger Foods

 

1. Red, White, and Blue Granola Parfait

    Healthy, Festive, and Easy. This parfait will bring all the colors of this holiday to light. Options for different fruits to include are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and, blackberries for those who do not like blueberries.

 

2. Cherry Pie Cookies

This touch of cherries on top of a sugar cookie give more flavor and festivity to this yummy treat. Add a drizzle of caramel on the cookies for an extra kick.

 

3. Caprese Tomato Bites

This refreshing lunch appetizer is great for all ages. Scoop out the inside of a cherry tomato and add the mozzarella on top. This healthy option is sure to attract guests.


2 Centerpieces

 

Here are some unique designs that we have come up for you to replicate during your upcoming holiday. An easy way to make your centerpiece stand out is by adding the American flag to accent the flowers. We used blue and white vases to add as much red, white and blue as possible for the holidays. Using simple but elegant flowers such as peonies, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Begonias plants, you can bring some festive colors to the table.

 

 


1 Final Celebration

 

Finish off your night in a fun and traditional way: fireworks!! There are many places around Austin where you can go out to see fireworks such as Austin Country Club, Lakeway, and Downtown Austin. You can also buy some small and fun sparklers for all ages to do outside.

 

 

 
Sunday, January 17, 2016
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At the beginning of each year, we look at the Pantone’s Color of the Year as a source for design inspiration.  This year, the Pantone Color Institute® has chosen two different shades to share the title; Rose Quartz (muted shade of pink) and Serenity (muted blue).  These two pastels are more subdued than previous color choices, such as Marsala (2015) and Radiant Orchid (2014).

The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®, Leatrice Eiseman, said of their selection, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”  

If you are planning a wedding this year, please consider using colors inspired by Rose Quartz and Serenity.  The two selections for the Color of the Year have a complementary color built in for flower arrangements that will be both beautiful and romantic. 

Via: Anastasiya Belik Photography, Photography Ben Yew, Kelly Faetanini Bridal Dress 2016, Lazaro Bridal Dress Watercolor, Pinterest 
 
Friday, October 30, 2015
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Well, almost. Close enough, right?!

For those of you who don't know, Halloween is said to have originated in Ireland. We gained the tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns from an old Irish tradition where children would carve faces and designs into turnips and carry the pumkin with them while they were 'trick-or-treating'. While majority of Europe, Canada, and the United States celebrate a variation of the Irish Halloween, celebrations differ worldwide. Many Latin cultures celebrate Dia de Los Muretos, a 3-day long celebration, honoring the lives of past friends and family. Many families will construct alters in their homes and decorate them with pictures, flowers, and candy. On the final day of Dia de Los Muretos, families have picnics at the gravesites of their loved ones. 

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays, and not just because it's an excuse to eat all of the candy. I truly love the dark, gothic style that it inspires at parties and weddings alike. Not to mention all the fun, unique costumes. If you are having a Halloween inspired wedding, we have a bunch of fun ideas to make your day stand out. One way is to have floral broomsticks for your favorite witches. This idea brings Halloween spirit, but can still be used with more traditional style decor and fashions. If your the type to through caution to the wind, dress up as fun characters to your weddings. Encourage guests to dress up too. This will make for some daring and unique wedding photos for you to enjoy for years to come.

Hope you all have an amazing Halloween weekend filled with family and friends! Remember to follow us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram

Photo Credit from Left to Right: Getty Images, Roman Grinev Photography, The Mountain Blog, Pinterest, Happy Wedd, Rosa Clara Dress, Pinterest, Love & Lemonade Photography