Danielle and Niko’s wedding was all about rich warm fall hues. Lots of yummy colors and cool textures. The bride is a major horse lover, so we had a little fun adding equestrian details to the reception. Collections of toy horses and horse-riding ribbons and trophies were fun additions to the decor. Romantic loose style arrangements draped down from the collection of gold and crystal vessels. This look is great for late summer and early fall brides, the Dahlias are plentiful and the garden roses are still within reach! Hope to inspire and let us know what you think.
We had our first bridal show of 2015 yesterday at the Grand Island Mansion and are officially kicking off the new year with this awesome red wedding at Arden Hills Country Club. We did this wedding back over the summer, but decided to share it with you all today. We absolutely love the dark garnet hues and pops of white in this bouquet, berries and interesting greens make it interesting and full of garden-y goodness. Our bride and groom wanted a dramatic affair for their guests. Dark wood walls, matching chiavari chairs, rich reds and lots of crystals and candles to set the mood. We hope this one inspires you and gets your wheels turning for your own nuptials!
So sorry we haven’t posted in a little while, we are just getting so swamped with the start of the season and everything. However, we have been working on this amazing event and we are SO thrilled to share some more photos with you. We especially cannot wait for our lovely photog friend Amanda to share our professional photos:)
After coffee with friends one night we decided to go ahead and make plans for our first workshop hosted at the flower shop! We absolutely wanted to go with the very popular terrarium theme… since we had already been told by friends that they really wanted to make one for themselves…
It was such a HUGE success, we loved having some familiar faces as well as some new ones there to share in all the fun! Hope you guys enjoy the photos and we can’t wait to shoot out some more 🙂
This past weekend we got to do one of our favorite couples weddings!! Taylor and Joseph got married in the evening time at the Grand Island Mansion. We have done plenty of evening weddings at the mansion, however, they are normally in the summer when it is still light outside during the ceremony. Taking the time of year into consideration, we suggested uplighting on the ceremony site area. The couple also chose to get married on the column side of the mansion, not the typical garden side. This side, if you have ever been to the mansion you know that this side is far more dramatic and grandiose. It looked absolutely amazing!
Taylor and Joseph also wanted to embrace the time of year, they chose rich jewel tones for their florals to go with the bridesmaids’ dresses (they were all different rich shades of eggplant, mango, poppy red, and a more truer purple). They also had a bevy of pumpkins lining the aisle to add to the seasonal charm!
Here are some of the photos I snapped, I hope you enjoy them and can be inspired for your big day.
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.