Handley Breaux Designs Turns Three!

Fall of 2014 Handley began Handley Breaux Designs and took us all on a wild journey. Not one to put herself in a box of only being a wedding planner, she has done events of every shape and size. Three years later, her team has expanded to four people and seasonal interns. Today, she looks back and shares with us some of her favorite moments of Handley Breaux Designs.

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Handley Breaux Designs | After Hours at the Gardens: Botaniko

If you tell us that Deborah Stone and her daughter Alex are doing something new, chances are that we're the first ones to jump on board. We're such fans of this mother daughter duo! When they started the all-natural skin care line Botaniko, it was no different. I, personally, am an addict of their lavender spray. I douse myself in it before I go to sleep almost every night! So in the planning of the pop-up shop for After Hours at the Gardens, I knew that Botaniko had to be a part of it! We know that y'all will be instant fans as well! 

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Handley Breaux Designs | After Hours at the Gardens: Ex Voto Vintage

Happy Friday, you guys! Today we're letting you get to know Ex Voto Vintage a little bit. They're going to be a part of the pop-up shop at the After Hours at the Gardens event during Antiques at the Gardens. If you follow our weddings and events, you'll notice that in the design we love to use a mix of high and low as well as old and new. Elizabeth, of Ex Voto, does just that! 

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Handley Breaux Designs | After Hours at the Gardens: Bohem

For our third installment of the blog series featuring the different vendors for the pop-up shop at the After Hours at the Gardens event, we have Bohem. You all might be familiar with Bohem because we have collaborated with them to plan the launch party for their Spring / Summer 2016 collection back in the Spring. The owner, Heather, is a Florence, Alabama native that channels her inner wanderlust in everything she does. 

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Handley Breaux Designs | After Hours at the Gardens: Cotton & Quill

Today in the second installment of our blog series featuring the vendors that will be in the pop-up shop at the After Hours at the Gardens event, we introduce you to Cotton & Quill! Many of you have probably seen her colorful storefront in Crestline Village. If you haven't been in to see her yet, run -- don't walk! 

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Handley Breaux Designs | After Hours at the Gardens: Dillen Jewelry

At the After House at the Gardens event, we will be bringing in a pop up shop element showcasing some local makers that might not otherwise participate in an antiques show. In the weeks leading up to the event, we will be showcasing those vendors here on the blog. We want to sing their praises and get you all excited for what will be a fabulous event. First up, we want to introduce you to DILLEN Jewelry!

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Handley Breaux Designs | Bohemian Shakedown

We are excited to share with you our Bohemian Bop event! After working closely with designer, Heather Wylie, we created the perfect environment at a local hotspot in Birmingham- The Nest. We focused on creating a fun atmosphere for Heather to release her new line of tee designs from Bohemian Bop as well as the Bohem Del Mar fashion preview. In addition to the clothing presented, the event featured pop up shops including Kate Morris Jewelry, Maudern Art by Mary Maude Crenshaw, and henna from the Gypsy Leaf. Beautiful models meandered through the party showing off Bohem’s new designs while guests sipped cocktails from Cathead Vodka.

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Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Art of the Rose

The 2015 Antiques at the Gardens was a huge success! Thank you to each person who came to the show and supported the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we appreciate it! The 'Art of the Rose' floral tastemaker hallway was really a welcomed addition to the show. The installations were up from Thursday to Sunday -- only a few roses wilted! 

I personally want to thank each tastemaker for their participation in the event. Each installation was incredible! Throughout the show, we had voting open for the People's Choice award and drumroll please.....Mark Thompson & Jay Draper are the winners! They brought to live a Gustav Klimt painting and it was just spectacular. 

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Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Floral Tastemaker: Holly Carlisle

For those of you who I saw at the Antiques at the Gardens Gala last night, you got to enjoy Holly Carlisle's installation as a Floral Tastemaker. She is fabulously talented, and we are so happy to have her as a Floral Tastemaker!  Holly is the force behind Rosegolden Flowers here in Birmingham. I have had the privilege of working with Holly on several projects and enjoy it so much each time. Today, we get to know Holly a little bit better. 

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Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Floral Tastemaker: Phillipe Chadwick

The Antiques at the Gardens show opens TODAY!!! We have been hard at work over the last couple of days installing everything, and its purely fantastic! We are overjoyed to have Phillipe Chadwick from Nashville, Tennessee join us as a Floral Tastemaker this year. 

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Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Floral Tastemakers: Mark Thompson & Jay Draper

If any of you have ever been to Leaf & Petal, you've probably seen Mark Thompson's custom arrangements for different clients. Mark is one of my favorite people to run into when I'm having a down day, he always has a smile! He and Jay Draper, of Father Nature, are pairing up for an installation for the 'Art of the Rose' installation at this year's Antiques at the Gardens.

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Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Floral Tastemaker: Christopher Confero

Over the top, outrageous, unforgettable...phrases that are synonymous with Christopher Confero. He creates true event experiences through design, florals, and creative use of lighting. If his birthday party last year (The Confetti Ball) was any indication...he's a showstopper! I am thrilled to have him be a part of this year's Antiques at the Gardens as a Floral Tastemaker! I'm sure his installation will be out of this world. 

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Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Floral Tastemaker: Mandy Majerik

Today, meet my dear friend Mandy Majerik of Hothouse Design! Mandy has been one of my favorite vendors ever since I got into the event industry. She's so much fun, kind, and stinkin' talented! 

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