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Transplants blossoms into the world at enchanting Hotel Saint Cecilia party

Transplants blossoms into the world at enchanting Austin party

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Some of the arrangements were placed in trees around the property. Photo by Cody Cowan
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Antonio Bond created a handful of his sculpture like arrangements for the event. Photo by Cody Cowan
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The team behind the book includes Houshang Ghaharie, John-Paul Garrigues, Alison Narro, and Antonio Bond. Photo by Cody Cowan
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The festive affair was held on lavish grounds of the St. Cecilia. Photo by Cody Cowan
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Antonio Bond, Houshang Ghaharie, and Bond's daughter celebrate the release. Photo by Cody Cowan
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A Dj spun 45s, adding a festive mood to the evening. Transplants party
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In addition to books, guests could purchase limited-edition prints.  Transplants party
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Guests celebrate on the patio of the St. Cecilia. Photo by Cody Cowan
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Copies of the book, as well as limited-edition prints, were made available to guests.  Photo by Cody Cowan
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What: Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design book release party

Where: Hotel Saint Cecilia

The lowdown: On Thursday, November 30, Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design, the new book from Austin floral designer Antonio Bond, celebrated its release with an enchanting affair at the Hotel Saint Cecilia. As a DJ spun 45s, guests sipped wine and mingled on the hotel's beautiful grounds. Bond created a few special arrangements for the event, which were placed around the celebration as sculptures and tablescapes — some were even nestled in the trees above. 

The evening also provided guests with the opportunity to scoop up a copy of Transplants, the gorgeous new 200-page coffee table book featuring Bond's work. The book's photographers, Alison Narro and Houshang Ghaharie​, joined guests in the festivities. 

Who: Antonio BondEmily WaldmannTate DonovanDan WintersAlison NarroHoushang GhaharieJohn-Paul Garrigues,  Audrie San Miguel, and Cody Cowan.