Scribner Bend goes Edgy Chic!

Hi guys! I know it’s been a while, but we did such a gorgeous bouquet last weekend and I really wanted to share it with you all! Last weekend we did a wedding at Scribner Bend, it was such a nice little wedding. It was early in the morning on a Sunday, the weather was a little on the dreary side, but there was something about the crisp chill and the smell of campfires that really did wonders for the ambience! Our bride was not your typical girly foofy girl. Tina is ex military and an avid scuba-diver, even planning a scuba trip to Honduras with her new hubby! We really wanted her flowers to showcase her as an individual. Choosing the colors pink and black showed guests that she is girly too, but we tried our best to put an edgy spin on it (I’m pretty sure it was a mission accomplished). We were so stoked to get peonies this time of year! Huge pink peonies, black and white striped air plants, monkey tails, grey brunia from Africa and the nicest dahlias from Figone were the perfect combination to set off the right look. Wrapping the bouquet was a total no brainer and the striped Midori ribbon was just the right touch of off beat edgy. I hope you enjoy the few photos I snapped!

xoxo

chels

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Heather and Steve at Scribner Bend Vineyards

At the flower shop a few nights before, getting all the bottles filled with fresh blooms from the San Francisco Flower Mart!

 

This past weekend, we worked with Heather Jones (now Heather Tankersley) on her wedding to Steve at a vineyard in the Sacramento area. The two got married at Scribner Bend Vineyards this past Saturday, and it was gorgeous weather, wonderful company, and overall a very stylish occasion. Being an avid bridal blogger, Heather likes to stay informed on all of the new bridal trends (which was so fun for us)! Going for a rustic country vibe and still being able to play off of their vineyard venue, the couple wanted to stay true to their roots and play up the barn. We constructed a charming set up for the dessert table, which was placed directly infront of the barn and tables were set up across from that. Sweet treats were provided by Sugar and Spice http://www.sugarandspice.me/ and photography by Cinzo Photography http://cinzophotography.com/.  To see more information on the venue please visit http://www.scribnerbend.com/events/weddings/  Here are some of the photos we snapped over the weekend, we hope you enjoy them!

xo

chels

 

Getting up close and personal with the bride’s bouquet.
The Cafe au laits from Figone were so fresh this week, we practically fell over when we saw ours…
Just enough peach in the David Austin roses.

Playing with textures is what we love to do here at the flower shop, it’s always more visually appealing.
This necklace on the bridesmaids really popped against the grey dresses and helped our bouquets to stand out.
COTTON COTTON COTTON! We love this new trend.

We made the groom’s special and added a touch of tool from his new mother-in-law’s wedding dress. Sentimental touches are the best touches!
Coral carnations, lamb’s ear, and funky succulents for the groomsmen.

We caught this little cutie trying to lend a helping hand with the assigned seating. The bride hung tags from a decorated palette.

Our rental vintage table was perfect for the favors! Heather and Steve gave away homemade jams to all of their guests, the tags reading, “Spread the Love”. Nice!

Rather than using an iron arch, the Bride chose a more rustic feel with chipped white stands and mossy pots to hold her textured arrangements.

We really love this!
More rentals for the entrance to the ceremony…a large silver bowl filled with fresh petals was placed in the front to entice guests to shower the happy couple with pretty colors and yummy smells!

Amanda and Ryan at Preston Castle

This week, oh my!  What a treat we have for you.  Amanda and Ryan, first of all, are the two coolest people ever and we love them tons!  They have amazing taste, so working with them was an easy fit for us (not to mention a BLAST)!  Amanda had been in contact with us for some time before her wedding this past weekend.  We knew that we would be a good fit for her, both of us are attracted to rustic vintage trinkets and antique fair finds.  The appreciation for all things anthro-inspired was definitely a mutual feeling.  Just a few days before the wedding we were told that all of the ladies in the bridal party were decked out in BHLDN http://www.bhldn.com/ (if you don’t know what this is, it’s anthropologie’s fabulous bridal line).  The combination of golden mustards and silvery grays were such a nice contrast with the distressed facade of the Preston Castle.

Preston Castle has quite the fun story in itself.  Rumored to be haunted, it served as a boys house years and years ago.  It was closed down in nineteen sixty and has only been re-opened and doing events just recently http://www.prestoncastle.com/.  Basically, this place was screaming for some cool party filled with artsy folks!  ….Needless to say…that’s exactly what it got!  Here are some photos we shot the day of and we will keep you posted on the professional photos when we receive them!  Share the photos and give us your feedback.  Hope this can brighten up your Monday!

xoxo

chels

The Bride’s bouquet was styled to feel free and fun. Fresh white ball Mums and light Chamomile were paired with Dusty Miller and added to a mix of happy yellow hues. Kangaroo paws, Dill, Billy Balls, and Cockscomb lit up in the early autumn sunset.

The front of Preston Castle is amazing in it’s own. We really wanted to keep the ceremony more minimal. Plus all of the dust and rock was an interesting thing to work with. Rather than working against it, we decided to embrace the dust! Dried out giant sunflower heads lined the aisle to play off of the rustic feel.

The first guests coming into our canopy of ribbons and banners! The Bride’s mother made the little flags (which we couldn’t get enough of)!
These guys were hiding in the back of the castle, but we just followed the amazing smell! The groom’s uncle Rick and some of his buddies were grilling up a storm during the set up. They were even nice enough to bring us a plate of homemade sausages to snack on! Whatta guy.

The lovely food!! Wish you could smell it.
They were the nicest guys ever! Not to mention masters at grillin’

These cute little guys were having a photoshoot with their parents, I couldn’t help but snap a picture!
Succulents in wooden boxes and vintage brown bottles added color and interest to the guests’ tables.
The little spidery looking guys are called Gloriousa lilies and they are so so cool!
Picking the Succulents with the coolest look is what we like to do! The neck on this guy is way cool and it would just be a shame to chop it off! Why not use it the way it is and build the design around it?
Centerpiece are just like clothes, they say something about your personality. Playing with layers is not just for getting dressed! Add different elements that play with the eye.

These were put out by the bride and groom. You may not think that some breadsticks would add to the decor….they DO! Just another cool thing to look at. Too many things may overwhelm guests, especially when there are glasses and plates everywhere during dinner. Try and find the right balance.

Dropping off the bouquets!

The Bridesmaids bouquets were similar to the Bride’s bouquets but less yellows and more whites. What a nice pop against that mustard shade.

We found some creepy business going on inside the castle…

Okay so this little cake banner was my baby for the day…a couple of the flags from the large banner in the entrance fell off during set up…so we did an impromptu mini banner. The sticks we used were from flowers that we brought! Mission accomplished.

We are now the proud owners of bistro pens! There is an art to master them, but we did it. Yay for dessert table menus.

An old wooden wheel was the perfect area for displaying these yummy Ginger Snap cookies.