Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY Floral Workshop

Are you planning a wedding or an event and a little lost when it comes to your floral vision? Thinking of DIY your wedding flowers and not sure where to start? Perhaps you are a kind and generous friend who is helping someone with their wedding flowers? Or maybe you just love flowers and want to make something pretty?

Have no fear! I'll be hosting a DIY Floral Workshop on Wednesday, June 13 from 6pm-8pm in San Francisco.

In the session we will:

-       Discuss the popular flowers used in each season.
-       Basic design options.
-       How to prep and process flowers.
-       Advice on organizing and implementing a plan to DIY. {Along with a list of items needed!}
-       Receive hands on instructions on how to make your own bouquet.
-       Discuss the pros and cons of DIY.

You will be able to take home a packet full of information along with a pretty little bouquet that you will be making in class.

For tickets and more information please visit: http://stdweddingfloral.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stumbleupon + Etsy Bridal Event

I had a great time meeting all sorts of awesome people at the Stumbleupon and Esty event last week.  It was a lot of fun working with one of my previous brides Cathelya (a.k.a Mrs. Penguin from Weddingbee) who hosted the Lover.ly booth.  The opportunity came up pretty last minute so we didn't have a lot of time to plan but maybe that was a good thing?  I had to come up with a plan fast and didn't have time to change my mind.  Overall, I'm pretty excited how everything turned out and a big thank you to Amanda from One True Love Vintage Rentals for hooking me up with the super awesome farm table, vintage doors with the shelves and the chair.  I definitely would not have been able to pull the look together without her pieces.

If you haven't checked out Stumbleupon yet - it's a fun tool to find things you like.  You can check out some of the things I stumbledupon here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/huckleberrykaren

While you are at it - you should also check out Lover.ly - a place where you can bundle all of your beautiful wedding inspiration in one place.  I'll be sharing some of my favorite bundles soon!

And here are some lovely photos taken by Melanie Duerkopp.  Thank you Melanie for sharing these with us!!

Here is my "booth" where I chatted with brides about the upcoming nuptials.

Here is Amanda's section for One True Love Vintage Rentals.  She just picked up this awesome shoe rack and so I decorated it with a garland and accented it with some bold flowers in the corner.

Here is the Lover.ly table.  Absolutely adorable!

The desserts were made by Batter Bakery located in San Francisco.  All I can say is YUM.  I managed to sneak in a cookie and cupcake and both were delicious!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Photo Shoot | Radionich Ranch | Los Gatos | Part II

Here are some more images of the bouquets and bridal accessories I made for the shoot I talked about here.

I've been wanting to make a purse for a while so I bought a purse covered in moss
and accented it with a coral charm peony along with some ranunculus.

Here is the hair clip I made to match the purse.
 Yellow always makes me smile!  The bouquet has ranunculus, dianthus, ming fern, dusty miller
fever few, white matsumoto, eucalyptus and rice flower.

 Here is a headband I made with some ranunculus, eucalyptus seeds and ming fern.

This photo does not do the bouquet justice - this bouquet was gorgeous in person. My husband said it was one of his favorites thus far.  The purple was so rich and vibrant and the lilac made the bouquet smell oh so lovely.  I used lilac, purple ranunculus, rice flower, purple veronica, ming fern, dusty miller and eucalyptus leaves.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Etsy + Stumbleupon Event

Come visit me at the upcoming Stumbleupon + Etsy Event!
Thursday, May 17
301 Brannan Street
San Francisco

More info can be found here and remember to RSVP!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Photo Shoot | Radionich Ranch | Los Gatos

It seems I have published a blank post.  Apologies for this!  I'm not sure what happened and would like to blame it on my computer or the internet but I'm pretty sure it was my fault somehow.  I am sad though because it was a nice thought out post with all of the pictures.  And now it's just going to be pictures.  So sad.

I was presented the opportunity to collaborate on a photos shoot with Karen of Love Life Studios. She sent over some images of lovely 20's, 40's and 50's dresses that she wanted to shoot and asked me to make some flowers and accessories to match.  I was very excited about this since I've been wanting to play around with some different flowers I don't usually get to use.  This gave me a chance to play around and be creative.

Anyway, the first bouquet I made is a modern version of the cascade bouquets that most brides carried back in the day.  I used some eucalyptus leaves to add fullness and to help with the draping and jasmine so it would "cascade".  This bouquet is probably in my top 5 favorite bouquets I've made to date.