Susan and Jeff held their nuptials at the stunning Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, California. Susan was one of the most kind brides I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Together with Kelly of A Savvy Event we designed a romantic, blush filled day with lush greenery garlands draping on the bare wooden tables. It was a picture perfect day in wine country. We were lucky to have Melanie Duerkopp capture the day with such talent.
Bridget and Katie were wed on the beautiful Mendocino Headlands with a reception at Spring Ranch. We decked out this gorgeous barn venue with lush flowers and garlands twisting along the poles throughout the barn. Wood tables and rustic runners complimented the fall blooms and soft eucalyptus greenery. It was an intimate, personal and beautiful celebration captured so well by Diana Rothery. Planning by Madeline of FernFoot Events.
Kristina and Peter held a beautiful Spring wedding at Tyge William Cellars in Sonoma. Kristina chose classic whites and greenery with lots of texture for added interest. Spring blooms such as pieris, ranunculus, peonies, hellebore, garden roses, and more were used, along with maidenhair fern, eucalyptus, spirea, and other rich greenery. Long guest tables held loose eucalyptus garland with gold accents. Janine Licare Photographycaptured every detail so beautifully, and Kristen of Sugar Rush Events planned the day to perfection. You can see more of this wedding featured over on Carats and Cake!
I'm excited to share that Hannah and Scott's beautiful summer wedding at Triple S Ranch was featured on Boho weddings. It was such a lovely day with tons of personal touches. Thanks so much for capturing it so beautifully, Kreate Photography! Thanks also to the team at A Savvy Event for making the day go so smoothly. You can check out the full feature here.
Kala and Kip held there lovely summer wedding in their family home in Healdsburg, California. We used lots of ivories and creams and trailing ribbons from Froufrou Chic. I loved the way the colors and tones complimented the summer setting and the bridesmaids mix and match gowns. Thanks to Courtney Stockton for sharing these sweet images!
Hilary and Avi were wed in the heat of summer at Indian Springs Resort in Calistoga, California. They were a super relaxed and fun couple and Hilary wanted lots of color in her blooms. We used the last of the season's peonies mixed with garden roses, herbs, poppy pods, ornamental cabbage, poppies and more. It was a hot one that day so the refreshing crisp white table settings accented with gold were the perfect fit, giving the whole event a fun Palm Springs vibe. Thanks to Jamie of A Savvy Event for planning and designing the day so beautifully and to Dave Medal for these great images!
Chi-Chi and Harsh chose Park Winters for their fall wedding. The beautiful Bed and Breakfast and venue was the perfect backdrop for their intimate day. The couple incorporated both Chinese and Indian traditions into their ceremony while also keeping it personal to themselves as a couple. We decorated the tables with a mixture of high and low centerpieces with shades of ivory, burgundy, and dusty rose. It was a beautiful day planned to perfection by Camille of Dream a Little Dream Events. Thank you to Gabe McClintock for these lovely images.
Paul and Joey planned to hold their nuptials in wine country, but the fires that ravaged the area made that impossible and a venue change was needed at the very last minute. Luckily, Courtney of A Savvy Event came to the rescue and found the stunning Bear Flag Farm in Winters, California. The entire vendor team came together to put together a gorgeous event for these two lovebirds, despite the many challenges. Thank you to Mike Larson for these lovely pictures and to Bear Flag Farm for graciously hosting this sweet couple.
Laura and Cody were married in early September at one of my favorite venues - Annadel Estate Winery in Sonoma County. We set the tables with gorgeous greenery garlands accented with cream and ivory garden roses and grapes straight from the vineyards. Courtney with A Savvy Event saved the day (on one of the hottest days of the year) by bringing in forced air coolers into the open air ruins. By the time guests sat down to dine the shaded ruins made for the perfect setting for this summer soiree. Thanks to Allyson Wiley Photography for these gorgeous images!
Additional Vendor Credits:
Rentals: Encore Events Rentals Linens: La Tavola Linen
Catering: The Girl and the Fig Bar: Smith's Beverage
Paper Goods: Julie Song Ink Hair and Makeup: The Glamourist
Cake: Perfect Endings Band: Pop Fiction
Heather and Brian's wedding was classic and elegant, a perfect representation of their style. Some of Heather's favorite flowers included calla lilies and phaelanopsis orchids, so they were used throughout. The bride carried an classic cascading orchid bouquet while the bridesmaids held calla lily bouquets and wore emerald green gowns. The wedding was held at St. Francis Winery, with a gorgeous backdrop of the mountains behind the ceremony. Kathryn with Dream a Little Dream Events made sure everything went off without a hitch, and Sonia Savio Photography captured the day.
Julia and Cav wed in the woods at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, California. The venue is a rustic and wooded locale set with long wooden tables. Julia chose to play off of the setting and wanted loose greenery garlands along the tables with touches of white wildflowers. We designed all greenery bouquets and boutonnieres which included lots of ferns and eucalyptus. The couple even brought in wooden stumps and glowing candles to create a romantic and moody ceremony backdrop which we accented with rose petals and hanging strands of eucalyptus. Thanks to Logan Cole Photography for sharing these images and to Whitney Nelson Events for planning the day!
Stephanie and Peter chose the elegant Vintage House in Yountville for their nuptials. They wanted a classic and romantic vibe with shades of ivory and blush and lots of roses, hydrangea, jasmine and more. We had so much fun working with this sweet couple and the talented Jamie of A Savvy Event to design flowers for their day. I'm so thankful to Emily Scott for capturing these gorgeous images.
This sweet couple said their vows atop one of San Francisco's most historic buildings at the Fairmont San Francisco rooftop garden. Shades of soft blush and pale blue made for the perfect June wedding. Blush toned centerpieces complimented blue velvet linens and blush chairs. Garden roses, delphinium, peony and more were used to create a lush and romantic look.
Planned impeccably by Li Zhang of Lovely Time Weddings and Events and photographed by Vid Studio.
Jin and Bo were married at Hans Fahden Vineyards in Calistoga last Spring. It was a gorgeous day and the ceremony was held outdoors in the garden, with the reception inside their beautiful wine cave.
We worked with Li Zhang of Lovely Time Weddings and Events to design flowers in shades of blush and red with hints of blue in the decor. Thanks to Vid Studio for sharing these images from the day!
Our very own wedding was featured recently on the front page of Style Me Pretty! Josh and I had our very own wedding this past May 20 at Vine Hill House in Sebastopol, California. It was so fun being on the other side as a bride. It was a lot of work (now I can totally understand my couples!) but also such a magical day. We were just surrounded by love and happiness throughout as well as such generosity and caring from friends and family. We have to especially thank all of the amazing vendors that made our day special including our photographer Kayla Yestal and our flower friends at La Lavande (I used to design for Momo). She was also assisted by my flower friend Annette of Petals of Love, who helped design many of the beautiful flowers you see here. I was also lucky to have my friend Ruth Easterbrook design our ceramic vessels for the centerpieces for us. A delicious family style meal was served by Trends Catering and music was by AMS Entertainment. There are way too many gorgeous photos to share them all, but you can see lots more including a full list of vendors over on Style Me Pretty!
Lisa and Sterling were married in August at the beautiful Solage Resort and Spa in Calistoga, California this past August. They chose a fun colorful palette of magenta and blush with natural vibrant greenery and touches of deep plum.
I loved the way the hanging orb came together, inspired by Kristen of Sugar Rush Events. It created such an impact in the room. The beautiful gold trays and other gold accents also created a gorgeous glam look on the tables. Take a look at these lovely images by Megan Clouse Photography to see more from the day.
I have been having tons of fun learning to photograph my flowers on film! I purchased a Pentax 645n and am using Fuji 400h film to capture my images. It's been a learning curve but I'm starting to really love the results. Below is a little fun I had with some gorgeous peachy brown lisianthus I just had to buy and some leftover blooms from an event. Sometimes it can be so inspiring just to play with flowers and create something you love!
Madeline and Kris were such a sweet, laid back couple to work with. They were married at the Triton Museum of Art and they chose a modern yet organic look with lots of greenery, succulents and ivory blooms. The groom himself designed the modern copper arch, which paired perfectly with the lush greenery. Thank you to Russ Levi Photography for capturing these moody, beautiful images.
S+M were married in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains at the Stones and Flowers Retreat. They chose a woodsy theme with lots of ferns, lush greenery and hints of purple including kale and succulents. The guests stayed the weekend in the awesome cabins on-site and danced the night away in the beautiful barn. Enjoy the photos by Megan Braemore Photography.
Kara and Jim held an intimate destination wedding at a private residence in Kenwood, California. It's a beautiful property called Sonoma Luxury Ranch, situated on a large property that is often rented out for an entire weekend of fun. The ceremony was held atop a beautiful hillside with a backdrop of the vineyard valley below. The reception took place on a beautiful stone patio near the home and nestled among the trees. It felt like a secret garden, shaded from the warmth of the summer heat and protected from the outside. Kara's knew she wanted sunflowers in her arrangements, so we designed a beautiful and rich summery palette of deep burgundy and plum, vibrant yellow and rich greenery along with accents of ivory and white. It was wonderful to work with Courtney of LVL Weddings and Events as well as the talented Megan Clouse Photography.