Sunday, March 11, 2018
By Malleret Designs
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As you begin the first steps to start planning your wedding, consider attending an open house to get a great sense of space, decor, and vendors. You can search for these open houses at anytime as they happen year round, but most happen early in the year and in the summer. These open houses can provide an early welcoming connection with vendors that can help you make your vision come true in a stress free process. Great deals may also arise from different vendors you meet attending these open houses. So as you begin your wedding planning Malleret Designs recommends you to take the time to attend one of these imformative events to show you a fully decorated space giving you the genuine feeling of what your wedding can be. Here are two examples of open houses we have recently participated in.Springdale Station & Vintage Villas 

This 1980's venue, Springdale Station, mixes a contemporary and historical atmosphere to bring to life an old train station in East Austin. If you step outside onto the patio you will quickly run into a unique railroad crossing open for weddings, parties and more. Malleret Designs brought two different styles to Springdale Station for their open house ribbon cutting ceremony. We designed a contemporary style for the ceremony side of the venue, and mixed this with a romantic look on the reception side. Both looks can be done at this beautiful venue giving you the versatility to have multiple designs options for your events. This is the perfect opportunity for newly engaged people to experience a real wedding ambience to help guide your vision on your upcoming wedding. Along with this, multiple vendors are on site to present their services to the couples. By attending these open houses, you and your partner can begin to form your own ideas and styles for your weddings while meeting different vendors along the way that share your same vision. 

This next venue is irresistible and consists of a beautiful view overlooking Lake Travis, along with a 44 room hotel right beside it. Close to downtown, but in the unique hill country, Vintage Villas is the perfect getaway for your outdoor wedding. With perfect views of the sunset from all sides this venue offers a private and intimate location for up to 300 guests. This January, Malleret Designs was part of one of Vintage Villas' extravagant open house offering a bohemian twist to this outdoor venue. Open houses are a great way to not only meet the vendors, but also enter for chances to win discounts on different services towards your wedding such as floral, catering, and venue. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
By Malleret Designs
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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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