Amanda and Peter say I do at The Grand Island Mansion

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Our vintage silver collection was perfect for this look here! Chocolate lace and soft pink roses and a fluffy peony, coupled with the delicate fresh vine gives the right amount of pop on this crisp white cloth.

 

We are SO excited to have received these amazing teasers from Kara Stewart Photography! Amanda was such a joy to work with, super easy going and with fabulous taste we might add! She decided to go with soft neutrals to help create a soft romantic feel for her and groom Peter’s big day. Being at the Grand Island Mansion is always a pleasure, it’s like our second home there, and we love all of their delightful staff. Here at Jackie’s we feel that joining your overall feel and the style of your venue is vital to having a seamless ambiance. Romantic and the mansion go beautifully hand in hand here!

Looking forward to share more photos of this lovely day in the near future, for now, enjoy the scroll!

xo

Chels

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The Bride’s bouquet was an absolute stunner! A mix of soft fluffy blooms in what we like to call “yummy” shades. We also added some more interesting blooms like this chocolate lace and scabiosa pods to toughen it up just a touch.

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Loving these Bridesmaid dresses! What an amazing shade to choose.

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This gazebo was one of our favorites! Lush full garlands of Salal and Plumosa draped amongst lush clusters of white Hydrangeas and Voluminous Roses! Not to mention the antique chandelier!! And if you have a really keen eye, you may find the Phalanopsis Orchid plants and Curly Willow peeking out from the stone garden urns.
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The infamous Daddy, Daughter photo…. all together now… “AWWWWWW”
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Delicate centerpieces in interesting vessels make for the perfect accent in this already decadent room!

Southwestern Table at Pottery Barn

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Hi guys!

We were lucky enough to participate in the bridal event held at our local Pottery Barn in Roseville. They gave us two tables to decorate and we had such a blast getting creative! The first table in the front of the store was more of an eastery styled look with soft pastel shades and vintage egg cups.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get out there to take photos of it, but our dear friend Amanada did! Check out her blog at www.photographybyamandarose.com.

Here are some of the shots that I took at the event, hope you guys get inspired! Bridal doesn’t have to be girly or “bridal” to be totally awesome… we LOVE this look and can completely visualize it on a ranch complete with campfire s’mores and maybe even a sprinkling of lightning bugs!

xo

Chels

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Our favorite duo Amanda and Ryan photo-bombing our picture! We love those two 🙂
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A snapshot of our table.
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We chose to use the Ridge flatware to enhance the rustic elements in our design. Wooden chargers and leather stamped napkin rings were used at each place setting.

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Side view of our gorgeous centerpiece at the show. Our Mexican bean pot is filled to the brim with soft romantic flowers in shades that nod to the warm Southwest!
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Crystal geodes are so in right now, so we decided they would add a nice shine to our tabletop. Subtle hints of Eucalyptus and Thistle balance out the warm tones with a cool touch of rustic!

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Old Man’s walking stick was the perfect choice for our gnarly chandelier. We braided together bits of twine in a macrame-type style to hang more geodes from to create a kind of whimsy to keep things from getting too masculine.
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Hand painted feathers and polished crystals dangle over the table.

Bridal Show Prettiness

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This past Sunday was the bridal fair at the Grand Island Mansion. This being our home away from home, we absolutely took part! We wanted to do something a little more playful this time around. Normally, at a bridal fair you would opt for something very… well… bridal!

Using the most awesome vintage yellow chairs, we decided on a bold striped linen from our favorite ladies at La Tavola Fine Linen. They are located in downtown Sacramento and have the most amazing selection of gorgeous prints and patterns. Solids, sequins, napkins, and even seat cushions, you name it they’ve got it! We took the lemon yellow chairs and bold black and white and paired it with this seasons hottest color! Pantone is calling it Radiant Orchid. Here is our take on the new look, hope you enjoy it!

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Colleen & Jeff Nettleton

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Hi guys!

We are so excited about this next couple, Colleen and Jeff were friends of ours over this past year. We met Colleen through a mutual friend, as she is a STUNNING photographer! We met last December to do some styled shoots with her and wow, what a blast of a person she is! Jeff is the sweetest guy and we just loved meeting with them to talk flowers. Colleen and Jeff love the woods and huge pine trees, we incorporated lots of Douglas Fir into their arrangements, as well as rosemary and a plethora of other interesting greens. Colleen’s taste in decor was very simplistic and clean, not too fussy. We were so giddy collecting our favorite foliages at market that week! Here are some of the photos we snapped on her big day… I’m so sad I didn’t get more of her reception (we were also guests), but her amazing photographer, Bret Cole will I’m sure more than deliver in that department!

Enjoy!

Chels

 

 

 

 

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The shop smelt so good all week, Rosemary boutonnieres were so classy and elegant.
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I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met more adorable or well behaved flower girls and ring boys! They were so sweet and were so eager to wear their little olive crowns! Total dolls.
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Their dresses and ballet slippers were the perfect touch.
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One of my new favorite bouquets we have ever done!
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Colleen is a Coke freak! So these cute little bottles were the perfect beverage of choice to greet guests at the ceremony site.

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Very simple, we placed sprigs of Olive on the iron stands down the aisle.

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One simple arrangement of greens and pale pale blue Hydrangeas greets guests.

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The most adorable barn next to the ceremony area was were we found the groom and his guys hiding out pre-ceremony.
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Our gorgeous bride in BHLDN

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Catching her steal a cookie… us getting ready in the bridal suite before the reception.
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Some more of the bridal party, posing for the camera!

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Harvest Season here we come!

Hi Lovies!

Okay so this past weekend we were lucky enough to squeeze in some time for a super fun harvest-inspired shoot. We got to work with Amy at Amy Atkins photography on this special photo shoot. The couple we shot was already married (12 years) and had two adorable girls together. They were married quite young and did not get to have a super fancy wedding so this was somewhat of a re-do for them.

The bride was the sweetest and was just oozing with excitement and love for all the prettiness. Turns out the photographer set up a surprise visit from their pastor so they could renew their wedding vows! It was adorable. So they did just that… renewed their vows at sunset in front of a Jasmine-covered arbor and hanging clusters of Pomegranates. It was a good day!

xo

Chels

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Karey & Kirk at the Grand Island Mansion

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Hi Guys!

Hope everyone is alive after that crazy heat wave we just had. I know we had quite the time delivering weddings in the scorching sun! Thank god for ice packs and TONS of spray bottle action!!

Karey and Kirk were one of the lucky coulpes to say their I dos during the triple digit heat and we couldn’t be more excited to show off some new looks. The couple’s colors were dark purple and grey and they LOVED succulents! We incorporated lots of moss, curly willow, berries, and fern with pops of purple hues and sprinklings of other accents colors.

Here are some of the fun pieces from their special day, and we hope these tide you over until the professional photographers come in!

Enjoy

xo

chels

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We had to put the little gnome in these centerpieces for a fun picture… we kept joking all week that we created a tiny fern village!

 

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The lovely bride’s bouquet!

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The Flower Girl’s moss basket was so much fun to create! It was a first for us to design and went over so well with guests and bridal party alike.

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Karey and Kirk used all three of the indoor rooms at the Mansion, so these smaller pieces were used in the creme room for smaller more intimate tables.

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The Maid of Honor and her fun colored succulent! We were really a fan of the organic combination up against the sparkle of her dress.

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…another angle of the Maid of Honor’s bouquet!

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The rest of Karey’s girls had similar bouquets, but were up against a solid dark purple hue.

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The Flower Girl’s basket

 

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The couple rented one of our vintage luggage pieces for their cards to be placed in at the reception.

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The Bride is all smiles today!

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Lovely lace…

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The Bride’s bouquet was hand wrapped with vintage lace from her mother and Kirk’s mother’s wedding dress! What a cool idea. One of the scrap pieces we received from them was a part of a sleeve…somehow we made the buttons align and run down the back of her bouquet…STUNNING!

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Dahlias, tiny purple Orchids, Scabiosa, Polo Roses, Succulents, Seeded Eucalyptus and purple Anemones were all used in the Bride’s bouquet. Lovely.

Wedding season kick-off at The Grand Island Mansion!

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This last weekend was the kick-off of our wedding season!  Where else would we start it than at our home base… The Grand Island Mansion! Eurika had been planning her dream wedding for quite some time. We had been back and forth over lots of little details, vintage rentals, milk glass, what colors and types of flowers she enjoyed.

We finally decided on assortments of tall and small milk glass vessels. She rented gold mirror trays to place some assortments on to give it a more textured look. Coral, the color of the season, was in full effect and with Spring in almost full swing, there were also so many ranunculus and poppies to play with!

We did do one thing for this event that was a little different (and we loved it)!! In the Gazebo area, we decided to string soft soft peach carnations on strands of crystals. This looked amazing in the sunlight!

Here are some snapshots of her event, we hope you enjoy them.

Chelsie

The Bride and Groom chose to work with White Daisy Photo for their big day, these photos on the blog were taken by me, but their professional photos were taken by the wonderful White Daisy: http://whitedaisyphoto.com/

This lovely wedding was hosted by The Grand Island Mansion, to see more on this venue visit: http://www.grandislandmansion.com/

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This bouquet was to die for! We loved creating this romantic look for Eurika’s big day.

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Simple wax flower bunches for the bridesmaids were really quite sweet!
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LOVED the gloves!

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We really do believe that ALL of the little touches make a HUGE difference! There are so many cool tools out there for brides to get their paws on when it comes to paper goods. These little menus made such a difference on the tables and added more color and totally enhanced the overall decor!

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Creating a very seamless look is easy to do. The table numbers were printed on newspaper, newspaper was also used on the sign in table where the gift cards were to be placed. This adds interest without being too overwhelming or distracting.

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We loved these mixed spring bouquets for the guest tables! Lace was wrapped around some of the glass to add to her look, lace was also incorporated into the favors and votives.

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Flowers should make a statement no matter what size they are… I’d say these ones did their job! Thanks to the amazing San Francisco flower mart and all their wonderful vendors for such great quality goods.

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LOVE poppies!

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These guys were hammin’ it up for the camera!

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This guy walked clear across the ceremony site to serenade me… (I think he just saw my camera)! Can you say embarrassing??
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Post-ceremony photos… we can’t wait to see the photos from White Daisy! We love her work.

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Her veil was to die for! What an elegant look…

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Here is a close up of the gorgeous gazebo decor! We love this look.

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Isn’t this so cute?! I’m not actually sure where the bride got this, but I’m guessing it was a way cool etsy find…
…It’s amazing what cool things you can find on Etsy!

Jena and Miles at Catta Verdera

Jena and Miles were the sweetest couple! Last summer, we did their wedding at Catta Verdera http://www.cattaverdera.com/homepage/start_page.php in Lincoln, California. Along with the fact that Jena and Miles have been dating since high school, he had just been drafted to the Oakland Raiders!

Their wedding was full of soft pinks and glittering crystals. Full flower arrangements were very important to the bride and her mother. Huge hydrangeas, amnesia roses, orchids and green hanging amaranthus dripped from tall glass vases and were illuminated by the pink uplighting.

The ceremony overlooked the grand golf course, huge floral clusters decorated the arbor. And what else but more drapey crystals to glisten in the summer sun!

Take a peak at this wedding, beautifully shot by Briggs Photography http://www.briggsphotography.com/, we LOVE the glam.

xo

chels

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Grand Island Mansion Bridal Fair

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Mixed bouquet of spring flowers. Mix of assorted paper whites, narcissus, orchids, tulips, and spray roses make for an oober yummy smell and total spring look! Bouncy with lots of movement with an antiqued lace wrap!

Hi Guys!

First off, we just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who came out to the Mansion for the bridal fair last Sunday! We had such a blast meeting all of the new faces.

Here are some of the little snapshots I got with my camera last week. I know you guys like some of the behind the scenes stuff… with that said, ENJOY!

For all of the newly engaged that we met or did not yet meet, we hope to get to work with you and can’t wait to get our spring swing on:)

xo

Chels

Fireplace mantel provided by The Red Door in old town Elk Grove, find more information here:

http://www.thereddoorelkgrove.com/

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For some reason, I have been falling for BIG BUNCHES of GREENS!! LOVE it.
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Mama…working her magic! …Starbucks in tow (duh).
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This stuff was amazing!
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RESPECT THE VINE! 🙂
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Late nights at the flower shop…blasting jams and getting artsy…

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Spider plants are so neat! We found this one at the Sacramento market hanging from the rafters with tons of others…it was so gorgeous, great idea for an event.

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The most fab colored orchids in San Francisco! They look like they were hand painted in water colors.
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Our rental flower girl…ready to hold some flowers!
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Prepped containers! Ready to be designed in…
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Starbucks messages!
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Love this shot of the bouquet and inspiration board.
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Bouncy sword fern and gorgeous midori ribbons!

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The mansion’s lovely tent, waiting for the show to start.

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Our charming little nook:)

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Day of event specials…get ’em while their fresh!
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Love us some air plants!

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Daniel modeling our floral stylings!

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Paper flowers are such a hit right now!

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Mom, chit chatting with head chef Sam and employee Daniel (some of our favorite mansion staff)!
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Talking weird and wild plants with Mr. Adventure…Daniel.

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A Night out with the Knot: The Winery SF

Free copies of the Knot for all of the bridal industry guests.

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be a part of A Night with the Knot. Premiere bridal vendors from the Northern California region were invited to come out to The Winery SF on Treasure Island for a nice little mixer. We were welcomed with cocktails and tasty food from Elaine Bell http://www.elainebellcatering.com/ and Michi’s Catering http://www.michisushi.com/! Meeting and talking with even some of our favorite designers like Nancy Liu Chin http://www.nancyliuchin.com/and Asiel Design http://www.asieldesign.com/, this was such a nice break from the normal grind. Here are some shots I snapped while we were there, hope you enjoy!

xo

Chels

Sweet little candy bar!
SF Candy Bar did a fantastic job!
Having some photo booth fun…

Mom and I grabbed a nice glass of vino!
Hanging out with our friend Amy Nicole from The Studio Sacramento!
The Winery SF is such a beautiful venue. Located on Treasure Island, the view to the bay is amazing!

I was dying over these pansies in our drinks!

The most delicious salmon EVER! Complete with wasabi mashed potatoes. Yummy.
We were lucky enough to snag a quick bite before the seminar…

It was really cool to see everyone in the Northern California region come together and talk bridal!

Chatting with Asiel Design and giving their adorable pup some love.

Loving the bright colored florals paired with the cool soft blues!