PLANNING IDEAS | LOVE AND HORTICULTURE WITH AMARYLLIS FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN

Rick Davis and Christopher Vazquez aren’t just business partners – they’re a happily married couple whose vision, artistry, and event industry expertise serve to maintain a company representative of love and beauty. As the founders of Amaryllis Floral & Event Design, the two designers produce luxury weddings in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. From towering centerpieces, to dramatic escort card walls, to eclectic hanging floral arrangements, Rick and Christopher excel in blending traditional designs with a modern aesthetic; and their collective understanding of horticulture is second to none. Whether clients envision a pristine, all-white wedding, or a multicolored garden of enchantment, Amaryllis can bring that event to life in the most spectacular way. We asked the designers to share a bit more about their inspiration, personal style, and their go-to flowers for creating such exquisite décor schemes.

GO: How would you sum up your personal design style?
A: Lush and elegant.

GO: What prompted you to start a career in the wedding and event industry?
A: Love of horticulture and love of entertaining.

GO: What should couples expect when working with you?
A: Honesty, good taste, and good editing.

GO: What are your favorite types of flowers or décor elements to use?
A: Flaming parrot tulips, sweet peas, daffodils, moss, Osage oranges.

GO: What flowers or details mesh well with any type of wedding style?
A: Candles, candles, candles!!!!

GO: Where do you get your inspiration when creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements or wedding décor schemes?
A: The avian world (birds), couture fashion, mother nature; inspiration is everywhere when your eyes and mind are open.

GO: Are there any current trends you’re implementing into your weddings?
A: The trend is no trend. An event/wedding should exude the client’s style.

GO: Describe one of the best events you’ve designed.
A: A gorgeous and chic winter wedding at the National Women’s Museum in Washington, D.C. with Pineapple Productions in a sophisticated motif of greys, white, and masses of winter green embracing the outdoors.

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*Photos: @amaryllisinc.