Bear Flag Farm Romance

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. 

Late Summer Wedding at Annadel Estate Winery

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

Elegant Emerald St. Francis Winery Wedding

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. 

Rustic Wooded Wedding in Saratoga

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!

Blush and Blue Fairmont San Francisco Wedding

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

Our Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty!

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!

Vibrant Solage Calistoga Wedding

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.

Peachy Fall Blooms

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!

Kara and Jim's Kenwood Wedding

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

Devon and Ian's Yokayo Ranch Wedding

Devon and Ian celebrated their big day at the laid back Yokayo Ranch in Ukiah, California. They wanted a place where friends and family could gather and enjoy an entire weekend of swimming, relaxing and celebrating. The groomsmen wore mix and match floral ties which set the mood for the vibrant, summery flowers we used. We created colorful, slightly bohemian and organic designs including long lush garlands, bouquets and ceremony arch. Flowers such as king protea, hanging amaranth, ranunculus, fern, and other mixed wildflowers were used. Devon and Ian were so great to work with and were a truly sweet and easygoing couple. Thanks to Melissa Fuller Photography for capturing their day so beautifully.

Jessica and Jay's Spring Wedding in Wine Country

Jessica and Jay were married at the beautiful Trentadue Winery in Geyserville, California. Jessica did such an amazing job of styling the wedding, including such detailed touches as velvet tied around the place settings, individual baguettes with menus printed on them at each place setting, taper candles and more. To create a beautiful wine country tables cape we hand tied natural and delicate olive garlands for the long tables under the grape arbor. We used plenty of fluffy spring peonies, ranunculus, garden roses and more along with unique texture such as rice flower and hypericum berry for the bouquets and accent flowers. Thanks to Carina Skrobecki Photography for these gorgeous moody images.
Other Vendors: Milestone Events Group (Planning and Venue); Amiee D'Maris Events (Catering); Encore Events Rentals; Heaven Side Studios (Videography); Sift Dessert Bar (Cake). 

Kelly and Dave's Cliffside Coastal Timber Cove Resort Wedding

Kelly and Dave held their wedding at the gorgeous Timber Cove Resort in the small coastal town of Jenner, California. The couple loves the outdoors and hiking, so being married cliffside overlooking the water was the perfect setting for them. They chose flowers of white and beautiful lush greenery with accents of deep burgundy and delicate pale blue.  We used lots of spring blooms like ranunculus, hellebore, white jasmine vine, viburnum, tweedia and more. It was a joy working with Kelly and Dave, and to see these stunning photos from Andria Lo Weddings. The day was also executed perfectly by Downey Street Events. Enjoy!

Kara and Hank at Vine Hill House in Sebastopol

Kara and Hank were married this summer at Vine Hill House, a charming apple orchard and vineyard venue located in Sebastopol, California. The couple chose shades of lavender and white with a summery and organic feel to the flowers. We used lots of fresh lavender, garden roses, honeysuckle vine, and more. Kara is the sweetest bride and I'm sure you can agree, looked so beautiful on her big day. Congrats, you two!

Photos by Paul C. Miller Photography

Carrie and John in Sonoma

Carrie and John were married this fall at the lovely Garden Pavilion in Sonoma. Carrie is one of my  oldest childhood friends, and it was a true joy to celebrate with her and her family. Carrie opted for vibrant fall colors with a slight Spanish inspiration. The tables featured long garland inspired greenery with satsuma oranges. Each place setting had a lovely Spanish tile with guests names, and a Spanish meal was served, complete with Paella. It was such a beautiful and joy filled day, and I was so happy to provide flowers and to be a part of the celebration. Thank you to Nicole of Sweetness and Light Photography for the beautiful images!