Hey there, 
Giselle here.

If we haven't formally met yet, you're soon to find I wear a

lot of hats. Event Planner, Floral Designer, Magazine Publisher/Editor/Creative Director... Born just north of Austin, I previously lived a lively existence with my now-teenage daughter Kenzie surrounded by friends, family, amazing food and a lot of flowers. 


I started my wedding industry career at the ripe old age of 24 in January 2011. Lovely Leaves was launched in January 2014 and since then, we have planned, coordinated and/or designed flowers for over 400 weddings from Austin to Waco and beginning in 2016, select weddings in Kentucky and across the south. We've been published everywhere from Style Me Pretty to Martha Stewart and even on international blogs like Magnolia Rouge. In addition I previously owned The Book of Beautiful Weddings with two of my wedding industry BFFs. 

My original company, VIVID Events, is currently going through a rebrand, but we're already planning some gorgeous, fun 2021 weddings. The rebrand will include a new name: Goldenrod & Glory. The new name pays tribute to the Kentucky life we live

Honestly, I fell in love with Aleks before ever setting foot in Elizabethtown and definitely never planned to leave my lovely Texas life for some veggie-eating, overly-athletic surgeon from Lexington. Plans change, we got married in 2018, and now I am in the Bluegrass State full-time aside from trips for work (we can design flowers for your wedding in any state if the style is right) and/or adventures eating, drinking and sightseeing with sweet fam. New to the crew: Baby Henry. I spent much of 2019-2020 on an extended maternity leave⎯Thanks Covid⎯but I'm back in action with a big brown-eyed sidekick wh

What you will find here is a mix of all the things I love from wedding flowers and event planning tips to family photos, restaurants to recipes and tricks to travel well and make the most out of every holiday or special event. We eat well, love a lot and take pictures of pretty much everything in an effort to document the everyday to keep friends and family living out of state up to date on our Kentucky-based activities. Occasionally you will find snap shots of our furry counterparts, Sheltie dogs Rex and Stella⎯Stella is the one with the short attention span and lack of regard for family portraits⎯and the newest addition to our family is a currently nameless ginger and white cat. 

Shoot me an email, I love to chat.

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