YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

For the past several years I’ve posted ‘reflective’ type photos and captions on my instagram to cap a years end for my personal feed! I decided I wanted to share the same for you here in an expanded version that we’ll call the R+G Journal Edition 2k17!

 

What I won’t do is try to over define it with a few key words and tie it off with a pretty bow! What I would rather do is highlight the good—no, the GREAT— things R+G was a part of this past year! You’ll see us expand on these more in-depth throughout the year but HERE THEY ARE. They are a pretty big deal to me so I wanted to put energy towards sharing these moments because they brought so much joy + positivity to R+G this year!

 

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

This is actually going to be one of our first journals that we will do an in-depth Behind the Scenes on because—Y’ALL. It is TOO good! Please do yourself a favor and indulge yourselves with the visual pleasures this journal will bring you when we release it next month! Here is just ONE shot to keep you longing.  ;)

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TELLURIDE, COLORADO

As a designer, I’ve traveled a lot over the years but when I started R+G I felt a certain loyalty to staying close to the greater ATX vicinity to build our brand and our business! This past year I finally jumped back on the travel train and have not regretted this decision for ONE second! Telluride, Colorado was such a dream destination that it even lured me back for a weekend get-away with my fam! This photo is just a teaser of what is going to come in a BTS post. We’ll be sharing just as soon as soon as the images are released to the public!  

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STUDIO MOVE

THIS one is a bit of a catch 22. With that said, we could not be more thrilled to be in our new space! We are definitely bursting at the seams already, but that is the best kind of problem to have and, for the time being, we are simply GRATEFUL for our amazing little east side studio.

 

STAFF EXPANSION

This one is the MOST important of all highlights to me personally as the boss lady at R+G! If you’ve worked with us in the past you will know that I am nothing without my amazing people! If you follow us on the gram you’re probably familiar with some of these faces! R+G would not exist, much less be thriving, if it weren’t for these magical humans!

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MAGAZINE SHOOT

This highlight is more of a personal achievement! I was approached by Brides of Austin to be part of a spread that was basically a ‘MEET THE MAKER’ (we’ll do a journal entry to go more in-depth on this soon!) One of my dearest friends in the industry shot this image and I’ll always look at it knowing that this moment was true + real. I was truly spellbound and so very honored to be a part of this insanely talented group of floral designers selected!

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FEATURES IN STYLE ME PRETTY, BRIDES OF AUSTIN, ALLURE BRIDAL, BAJAN WED, 100 LAYER CAKE, GREEN WEDDING SHOES, TRENDY BRIDE MAGAZINE, JUNE BUG WEDDINGS

It wasn’t until we were compiling this list that we realized HOW MUCH LOVE we got from amazing collaborators and blogs in 2k17! WHAT?! Gosh we could not be more grateful for all the love. And if you’re in the business you already know—exposure, exposure, exposure—is a true game-changer.

 

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LAUNCHED A LOCAL ARTIST PROJECT CALL ‘LOVE GOES LOCAL’

This was released as micro-version of a much bigger dream I’ve had for a long, long time! And BOY did it not disappoint! We collaborated with some of our favorite local Austin artists to create a box called ‘Love Goes Local’ and released it for Valentine’s Day! It was so much fun and a huge hit so we are doing it again for V-day 2k18 and couldn’t be more excited.
 

R+G LAUNCHED OUR VERY OWN HAND-POURED CANDLES

(And we might be a bit biased BUT they are amazing!) I have always had a huge love for candles so one night when I was watching random YouTube videos (as one does), I had a lightbulb moment and decided I wanted a signature scent for R+G! So I went to work late one night in my kitchen and, after many trials, I found the perfect scent for our very own exclusive R+G candle! You can order one for yourself HERE so that you can smell for yourself.  ;)

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Journal. We're here for it.

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So, as it turns out, we LOVE sharing our behind-the-scenes with you and have decided that it’s high time we started a blog! Or, as we’re calling it, our journal because we’re excited to share a little bit of anything & everything that’s happening in our world with YOU on a more personal level!

 

We are more than a little stoked to share our travels! Things like an in-depth look at both our styled shoot to Marrakech, Morocco, AND our #realwedding in the magical Telluride, Colorado with with our dear friend and dreamy photog, Sophie Epton. This year, we’ll be adding to the list projects in the West Texas desert, the French countryside, and the coast of AUSTRALIA (looking at you Honey Gem Creative), to name a few! We can’t wait to get these projects off the ground (literally....our flights are booked!) and to bring you with us every step of the way.

 

And while we are obsessed with travel, we LOVE sharing our weddings and editorial shoots in our home-base of Austin, Texas! Stay tuned for some serious wedding day BTS with our staff (like have you ever seen a UHAUL stacked with flowers to the ceiling with tetris-level precision? Because you’re about to!), time-lapse videos of our on-site installations, and design informationals from the studio, just to name a few.

 

We’re also super passionate about the education piece of the journal. We’ll be sharing step-by-step tutorials for your personal at-home floral arranging, photos from our workshops, internship opportunities, and more! At R+G we love to engage with our incredible clients and community so we seriously can’t wait to fire up the journal and hear your thoughts!