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.
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.
Kuelli and Ed held a gorgeous spring wedding at Campovida, just as the garden roses and wisteria was coming into full bloom. The couple chose a palette of ivory and white with touches of deep blue and burgundy. The nearly black floral accents tied into the moody photography captured by Brown Paper Parcel. Thanks to Sasha Souza Events for the impeccable planning, as well!
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 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!
I'm so excited to share a few photos from my and Josh's engagement session with the incredibly talented Kayla Yestal. We headed to Point Reyes for photos, and were so lucky that the winter rain held off until we were finishing up our session. It was so much fun to be in front of the camera and to be able to design some flowers just for fun!
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 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!
Megan and Clement held their wedding in Mendocino County, at the picturesque Brutocao Contento Vineyard. They opted for classic elegance, with a simple petite bouquet of calla lilies, roses, and dahlia for the bride, and calla boutonniere's for the groomsmen. Thank you to Perfect Circle Photography for the images!
Jessica and Tito were married at the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club in October. We incorporated lots of fall flowers in shades of burgundy, coral and ivory with vibrant greenery accents. The bouquet included coral amaryllis, dendrobium orchid, ranunculus, hellebores, burgundy dahlias, and more. We added eucalyptus and fern greenery that brought in the lush wooded feeling of the area as well. Jessica and Tito were such a happy, appreciative couple and I am so glad to have been a part of their day, and to have Studio 13 Designs there to capture it all.