Playtime at Jackie’s

Here we wanted to channel a seaside event. The weekend that we played with these ideas was fourth of July weekend, so I’m sure we had a beach holiday on the brain! Here we used real seashells and burlap to tie on a wrist corsage. What a fun look!

Pin on boutonniere with sea touches.

Today I want to share with you all some photos that we had taken a little while ago at the flower shop.  We dedicated an entire weekend to some playtime!  It can be a little challenging to get people to get creative with their weddings unless they can actually see your ideas.  This poses a challenge to us to earn our clients trust to have more creative freedom.  So this little mini shoot was dedicated to trying some more unconventional ideas and playing with colors and textures.  We hope you enjoy our work and let us know what you think about using some of these ideas for your special day!



Here is our sea-inspired bouquet. There are mostly dried flowers and wild grasses mixed with more seashells. Touches of succulents kept this bouquet looking trendy.



Some of our ingredients…
This look was reminiscent of a more garden style or victorian look. Soft yellows and warm coppers for an intimate event.




This color combination was so fun! Electric blue hydrangeas mixed with a dusty pink and plum branches…what a piece of art.

One large succulent with some pretty ribbons is a great statement for any bridal party to make!

This color combination was my absolute favorite out of all the styles that we played with! Not to mention the cherries that dangled from the tip of the slight cascade…

A week at the flower shop…Clark and Michelle Morris at Le Rivage

The gorgeous bride and her girls!
The Bride and Groom

Clark and Michelle’s wedding at Le Rivage was such a great example of the “bridal” look.  It was very classic and romantic.  It was a good sized wedding, so to show to all of our readers an idea of the time that it takes to create a wedding like this, we took lots of in-the-works photos.  Keep in mind that we had three other large weddings the following weekend that were being prepped for, while we were designing for Clark and Michelle’s big day.

The best way to keep everything smooth during the process is to organize!  We like to designate certain areas of the flower shop to certain events.  Going through tons of Oasis, we had some nice sized cardboard boxes to be labeled and help keep things in order.  Not only does this keep us from getting all confused, but it is kind of fun to see the areas start to come together and go from a piece of foam and tape, to a lush, fresh floral arrangement!

The week starts off with gathering all of the needed glassware and votives.  We wash and pack everything by hand, then we create the containers by cutting the needed Oasis and taping it secure.  Buckets are filled and set out for the fresh flowers, we get to bed early and then it’s up bright and early to buy flowers in San Francisco!  All of the flowers we use are hand chosen by us each week.  Most things are grown in California, but the more sought after or delicate flowers like Orchids or white Hydrangeas are shipped in from places like Thailand or Colombia!

Enjoy the photos and little blurbs, we hope that this helps you all understand what goes into each event.



A glimpse into the design room…
Lamb’s ear… a favorite!

Caffeine is a must at Jackie’s Flowers!
Greens, greens, everywhere!
Bouquets are almost finished…
The most beautiful roses
Finishing up the centerpieces…

Close ups of the Bridesmaids’ bouquets
Here is a bird’s eye view of the low centerpieces. An assortment of roses, imported white hydrangeas, dusty miller and this awesome new spray rose was soft and romantic.
Boxes and boxes of glass rentals, votives, and fresh candles to be packed and hauled to Le Rivage. Getting into the fridge was fun this week!
Getting the seating arrangement all ready to go!

….and the delivery process begins
The blank slate…

The bride brought in the cutest dresser! We suggested to her using it as a cake table…what a hit that was.
This cake by Cake Castle was amazing!

The final centerpiece was so lush and bridal! Stacked on top of a tall clean glass with a crystal chandelier in between. We even decided to float one full rose in water for interest to those seated at the table.

In our opinion, alternating high and low centerpieces is more of an impact on your guest and their visual senses. Full low arrangements also look just as showy as tall ones do. The fact that they are closer to eye level allows your guests to see the flowers better and really enjoy their beauty!

A shot of the bridal party, taken by the photographer, Emily Heizer