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!

Angel and Ian at Grand Island Mansion

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Hi All!

Okay, so another crazy weekend has gone by and another blog is up for sharing and hopefully some ooing and ahhing:) Angel and Ian actually got married almost a month ago now (phewww that was a fast month!)

Angel wanted to go for a super feminine look with ruffly pinks and creamy whites. We had a ton of peonies and soft pink garden roses in the kitchen of the flower shop for this wedding… it was so stinkin’ pretty!

Here are some of the photos of what we did, hope you all enjoy them!

xo

chels

 

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oodles and oodles of pink Peonies in the fountain in the Italian Gardens!

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Large balls of hydrangeas and roses topped clear tall glass with drippings of antique crystals rowed the long king’s tables.

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At the bottom of the tall arrangements were clusters of glimmering votive candles and smaller bouquets of solid white Hydrangeas.

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The head table was decorated with stems of pink mercury filled with Dusty Miller, Peonies, Roses and Hydrangeas to be slightly different from the guests’ tables.

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GORGEOUS GORGEOUS linens:) Some people don’t always realize that linen can MAKE the decor at your wedding if done right! We love it.

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Ugh… I LOVE this lighting. It was such a romantic evening. Even after the tripple digit weather during the hectic set up… things were perfect once the sun began to set.

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We always recommend using your altar pieces again at your reception… don’t let those beauties go to waste!

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Intimate Romance at Viscaya: Caroline Caton and Evan Purtill

Caroline is actually a friend of mine. I met this pint-sized cutie back while I was working for Kate Spade in 2008. Caroline’s style is very girly and classic, from the polka dotted Kate Spade bowls she incorporated into her table décor, to the pom poms of tulle that hung from the trees at her ceremony, she was true to her personal style!

We arrived at the Viscaya at nine am on Sunday for the quaint morning nuptials to see the bride hop out of the car in what else but a baby pink satin robe! Soooo Caroline! She dawned a soft birdcage veil with a large Crème bow on top and the prettiest shade of pink lips.

The bouquet was solid white and crème shades of peonies. This was quite the challenge, considering peony season is just beginning to creep upon us. We literally had to chase down vendors all over the market to snap up the last few bunches. But in the end it all worked out, they all opened up beautifully for her big day!

With only seventeen guests, there was one grand kings table to decorate. A runner of Ivory lace and four large bouquets of crèmes, whites, and ivory flowers lined the center of the table. Hydrangeas, carnations, vendela roses, and ball mums looked so clean and chic for this wonderful occasion.

Take a look at some of the snapshots we took from Caroline and Evan’s big day, we hope you get a little inspired!

Best,

Chelsie

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Michelle and John at the The Grand Island Mansion: A Holiday Affair!

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We met with Carmen (the mother of the bride) several months before the wedding, she was a doll from the start! She was so well prepared with a folder full of magazine clippings and pinterest finds… things that inspired them spilled onto our desk. Old world style with almost a Victorian feel, soft buttery shades of champagnes, ivories, blushy cremes and the softest greens were the colors that drew their attention. Michelle (the bride) was a very classy girl with a J. Crew sense of style, timeless and elegant, she opted for topiaries on her guest tables. The family loved mercury glass (which is incredibly popular right now), so we planted tiny trees inside different shapes and sizes of them for each table.

They also went with a slight travel theme for the reception. There were different table names that corresponded with certain areas the couple had visited, as well as globes and maps on the sign in table! This was a very classy event, so detail oriented, it went without a hitch! The perfect holiday look, and the most amazing family to work with, we had a great time!

Hope you all enjoy the photos and we also hope you all had a fabulous Holiday!

Cheers to the New Year,

Chelsie

For more information about the Mansion visit http://www.grandislandmansion.com/

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The alter arrangement was a very organic design of white hydrangeas, combo roses, ivy, and citrus!

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The downstairs of The Grand Island Mansion looks great!

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Some shots of our holiday decor, we love decorating with our mansion family!
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Topiary centerpieces in mercury glasses looked clean and classy. There were chargers and custom menu cards on the tables that really complimented the holiday decor in the room, we loved the simplicity!

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Find your seat!
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Bridesmaid bouquet
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Michelle’s bouquet was stunning, a combination of soft ruffly textures and flowers with movement.

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We seem to keep adding to our chandelier… year after year it grows!

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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.

xoxo

chels

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…
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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