Monday, November 30, 2009

Shoes to Drool Over

I was over on looking for some red shoes and got totally side tracked. I really don't need red shoes (or white ones for that matter). But I'm sure someone out there does. So I might as well share what I found - and drooled over.

RSVP Ivana - $89.00

Stuart Weitzman Pomposo - $325

Nina Electra - $89.95

RSVP Lauren on sale right now! $56.05

Monday, November 23, 2009

J + A Wedding | Regency Center | San Francisco | Part II

Here are some more photos of Jessica Alex's beautiful wedding at the Regency Center in San Francisco.

Jessica and Alex made the manzanita branch centerpieces and I accented them with the flowers around the base.

They had long banquet tables so I did a variety of centerpieces in white and pink.

Here are the invitations that they made. Jessica designed the invitations and Alex made the pocketfold. He made each one by hand!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

J + A Wedding | Regency Center | San Francisco | Part I

I loved all of the details that Jessica and Alex put into their wedding. They met in art school and worked together in creating beautiful invitations and centerpieces. I was fortunate enough to help pull all of their creative ideas together into a very lavish and chic wedding.

Vendor List
Location: Regency Center in San Francisco
Caterer: Union Street Catering
Make Up Artist: Maria with Professional Make-up Artistry
Photograper: Junshien Weddings and Portraits
Videographer: Andrew with Studio MSV
Baker: Sugar Coat It Studio
Lighting: Elle Music
Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs

Bride's Bouquet: Hydrangea, dahlias, roses, fern pods, spider mums, stephanotis, asiatic lilies, calla lilies wrapped in a feather collar.

This is what groomsmen do. I think they're holding 8 bouquets.
More photos to come of their invitations, ceremony and reception!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bouquet Breakdown

One of my favorite bouquets I made a couple of years back.

Special thanks to Perspecta Photography for this image.

Monday, November 16, 2009

D + B Wedding

I loved the fun colors we used for Denise and Benjo's wedding. Denise wanted sunny and bright so we went with yellows and oranges for her flowers. I also had the opportunity to work with the ever so talented Ed Pingol again.

Here are some photos that I took of the personal flowers.

Bride's Bouquet with roses, dahlias, spray roses and freesia

Mom's corsage

Groom's Bout: Yellow cymbidium orchid

Groomsmen bouts

Here are all of the centerpieces altogether before I placed them on the tables.

Here are some of his photos that Ed Pingol took from the wedding.

You can see more images of Denise and Benjo's wedding here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Workshop Scheduled!

The next workshop has been scheduled! Click on the flyer to view the details.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 09, 2009

M + E Wedding

I helped Melinda with her personal flowers for her intimate wedding at the Shakespeare Gardens in Golden Gate Park. Her colors were shades of white with purple and yellow accents. The little pomanders I made for her flower girls were adorable!

Bride's Bouquet with dahlias, roses, freesia, hydrangea and spray roses

Bridesmaid bouquet

Groom's bout with stephanotis

Flower Girl pomanders with green kermit mums

Groomsment Bouts with white dendrobium orchids

I still have 3 more weddings to post for August and then we move on to September!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Genius Idea! A Mobile Bakery

My husband was cruising the streets in the Mission District in San Francisco and came across a truck called Sweet Ride. It's a mobile bakery that has all of the sweet goodies one could imagine. He of course thought of me since I love anything cute and small like cupcakes.

He had some banana pudding and gave it a thumbs up and came home to tell me about it. Why he didn't buy me something is beyond me. Apparently, I still need to train him.

However, he does get points for sharing this with me because I can share it with all of you. How cool would it be to have Sweet Ride hang out in front of your wedding and serve your guests some dessert? Pretty sweet, I think.

And if you want to stalk them (like me) you can follow them on twitter to find out where they are hanging out!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Branches for Wedding Centerpieces 101

Most people don't even give a second thought to tree branches and what they have to offer. In fact, most people don't even consider tree branches at all when they think of flowers. But branches have so much versatility! The creative things you can use them for are endless.

You can showcase the branches alone by using flowering trees like cherry or crab apple, or go more elaborate by decorating the branches with orchids, crystals and candles. Branches are also a great and affordable way to add some height to an arrangement if you have tall ceilings. They have beautiful lines and you can definitely find a type of branch to suit your wedding style. Here are some common branches that designers use.

Curly Willow - Curly willow come in a variety of colors. The most common is green but you can also get them brown (dried) or white (stripped of their bark).

Here are some centerpieces using curly willow:




Mazanita: These are branches are very sturdy that can handle the weight of hanging candle votives and crystals. They naturally come in a dark chocolate brown color, but they can also be sand blasted to a light brown or white color.



Birch Branches: These branches are sturdy and straighter than curly willow. These are great for filling up space and come in a lot of varieties. You can learn more about birch branches here.


Centerpiece Ideas for birch branches:



Cherry Blossom Branches: These branches come ready to be used since they already have beautiful blossoms on them. Unfortunately, they are only in season late winter (January and February) for a short period of time.


Grapewood: You can design beautiful decorative displays with sandblasted grapewood branches. You can combine moss, grasses and succulents for a natural display. Calla lilies and orchids are also great flowers to pair with grapewood.




If you plan to use branches in any of your wedding decor be sure to ask what type of branches will be used. As you can see - there are many different options out there and you want to choose the ones that will fit with your wedding style.