Monday, March 4, 2013

Jaime and Talia

I met Jaime and Talia at the Ukiah Wedding faire when Talia was drawn to one of my more natural "wild" pieces that included artichokes and delphiniums. This was the route she was going with for their intimate woodland wedding at Leonard Lake.
After going through a few ideas together, including boxes, vintage bottles and milk glass, she decided pedestal style arrangements in milk glass was her favorite. Their colors were blue, white and yellow with a vintage twist. Talia loved greenery, lots of ferns, and touches of soft whites and dashes of yellow for the flowers. The results were heavenly.

Aren't they perfect?

Talia decided to wear a floral head wreath in place of a veil, it was lovely, silk ribbon accents and all. 

Jaime's boutonniere was a handsome combination of fern, wax flowers and craspedia. it was wrapped in jute twin and a touch of white velvet ribbon. Don't you love his tie?

Talia wanted her bouquet to be wild, in the "just picked from the woods" kind of way. I used multiple ferns in her bouquet, including foxtail ferns (fabulous!) and smaller white and yellow flowers that gave it the natural woodland feel she was looking for. 

A side view of one of the spray arrangements done in the vintage milk glass. Loving the banquet table set up, it adds such an intimate atmosphere. 

I loved every moment of planning and designing the flowers for this lovely couple.
Thank You Jaime and Talia for sharing a little bit of your special day with us! 

A big Thank You to Tom at Thomas Delgado Photography for the gorgeous photographs! 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Megan and Darren - A Cloverdale Affair

Megan and Darren knew exactly what they wanted. Black and pink with lots of Rose and deep green. I had a blast with this one! All of the bridal party flowers were wrapped in black satin ribbon, and the vases all had a strip of the same ribbon around the tops to tie the look together. We used mainly dark fuchsia Roses with large light pink Carnations, a few Mini Calla's and Stargazer Lilies, and dark green Ti Leaves and Boxwood greenery.

 I love this one! Aren't they a handsome couple?

The tall focal arrangement was set on a cylinder vase with glass marbles
One of two head table arrangements

Congratulations Darren and Megan! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

A special thank you to Kimarie of for the lovely photos.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Matthew and Isabella: Our Wedding - June 24, 2012

It has been a while darlings, mainly because the last few months have been busy wedding planning months. Not only for other gorgeous ladies getting married, but also for mine and Matthews wedding this summer.
After a month spent on a honeymoon to Montana and Banff + moving + house hunting + job hunting, I can finally sit down and share all the fun details of our day!
We really wanted the day to be relaxed but elegant, it needed to be "us", fun but elegant. Our venue was a beautiful antique estate that is located near St. Helena and is currently a museum named Elmshaven, it was perfect. It had charm, beautiful landscaping, open spaces, and of course the house which was a perfect backdrop for our ceremony. Taking from the antique feel of the venue we put a vintage/rustic spin on things without getting fussy.

 With a little bit of moss, splashes of color, a touch of gold, and of course, the flowers, we were set. Without further adieu, enjoy this lovely photos taken by the wonderful Robin Jolin!

 My wedding gown was handmade by my wonderful mother, it was inspired by a BHLDN dress with a few differences. The dress was made of 100% silk with layers of silk chiffon "scarves" to create a whimsical floating feel.
 I wore yellow and gold Seychelles, and my engagement ring which was an antique heirloom.
 The girls getting dolled up.
 I decided to wear a beaded headband from Anthropologie instead of a veil.

 The girls all had a flower or two in their hair.
 My brother wearing his groomsmen boutonniere, can you tell I'm in love with Craspedia and Lavender?
My Mom and Dad
 Mother of the bride bouquet, composed of Stock, Roses, Ferns, Craspedia, and touches of moss wire and ruffled ribbon around the stems.
 My handsome Matthew! I just had to add a touch of Jade Trachelium (fuzzy green) to his boutonniere...
Sisters of the groom bouquets being delivered... I prefer small bouquets over corsages.

 Robin captured me doing my florist thing even in a wedding dress, spraying those bouquets with my favorite "stay happy" formula!
The girls dresses were from Anthropologie, in the perfect color.
 The beautiful Emily and Matthews sister Valerie

 Our programs were designed by my Aunt and I
I took a guestbook from Michaels and replaced the ugly decoration with an engagement photo and some yellow grosgrain ribbon to match the programs.

 My nephew Chase with his sign, my sister and matron of honor made it on photoshop and added a dash of gold glitter and some hand dyed ribbon my mom made. (My sister also made is tie, to cute!)

 My niece Audrey in her dress made by my mother.

 We got married on the steps of the white house...

Matthews sisters, Andrea and Valerie, singing a beautiful song during the ceremony


 My bouquet was composed of white Stock, Tuberose, maroon Dahlias, green Roses, Craspedia, purple Spray Roses, Sword ferns, and Jade Trachelium

 The guys ensembles were from Express, including Matthews suit.

We went with mexican food for the reception (tamales, fresh salsa's, rice and beans, and guacamole and chips) It was delicious and everyone was full! The lady who cooked for us also made a wonderful Hibiscus tea along with lemonade.

Our foxes! Our cake table was decorated with ribbon streamers and a gold glitter heart hanging in the center. We opted for multiple cakes instead of a typical wedding cake (especially since Matthew is gluten intolerant, ours needed to be GF)

 My sister, Kate giving a toast.

 One of the head table arrangements, the table vases were from Anthropologie, the moss vases were from a floral supply store.

 The favors were honey (my brother is a beekeeper), and the toppers  were hand dyed silk from the remnants of my dress

 One of the ceremony arrangements got moved to the reception entrance table where we had postcards for the guests to fill out with questions like "where should we go on our next road trip?". The moss ampersand was made by my brother in law and sister.

Matthews car adorned with heart signs that were hand painted by Emily's mother, she is so talented! 
(we have them in our living room now)

It was a perfect day because I was marrying the most wonderful man in the world.

P.S  Even though my sister and I stayed up till 2am the night before arranging all the flowers, it was entirely worth it!