Bucket list doesn’t even come close.
Not too long ago I was sitting with Maria of Maxit Floral Design and we were imagining that if we aimed really high and worked really hard, that maybe one day we could get our work into the Museum of Fine Art Houston. Never ones to doubt ourselves, we put it out into the universe and then, like magic, a few months later Maria brought me and Marni Wishart Photography on board for the first ever styled shoot at the MFAH. It was unreal. Seeing Maria’s full-scale design come to life was such a moment of both learning and admiration for me. The table she designed was layered, sophisticated and intentional, the color palette lent itself to all of the masterpieces towering over us, and the room itself just took your breath away.
I love the simplicity of this cake and the textural elements that added so much, with so little. The intricate, yet delicate, sugar flowers look like porcelain. The frayed silk ribbon and buttercream that still has a hint of texture add just the right amount of interest. I wanted there to be evidence of my art, just like the brushstrokes in the works of art that surrounded us.
It was a dream come true and being a part of this shoot was hands down, a highlight of my 2017. Can’t wait to see what the new year will bring.
Venue: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Event & Floral Designer: Maxit Flower Design.
Cake Designer: Buttercup Houston.
Jewelry: Susie Saltzman.
Calligrapher: Hello Maurelle.
Rentals: Swift Events.
Ribbon: Honey Silks.
Plates: Arte Italica.
Film Lab: The Goodman Film Lab.