Danielle and Niko

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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.

chels & jack

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Romantic Reds

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Hello!

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!

xo

chels & jack

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All photos by the amazing Colleen Riley Photography http://www.colleenrileyphotography.com 

Our Very First Workshop!

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Hi Guys!

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 🙂

xo

Jack & Chels

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Amanda, Jackie and myself at the Terrarium workshop!
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Some of our awesome plants and succulents from Delano Nursery in San Francisco, we loved the assortment.
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My mom made this bad boy to serve as an interesting chandelier for over the conversation pit area… isn’t it to die for?!
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I honestly think that these gold dinos were my favorite part of the workshop!
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Thanks to Dogwood party rentals for hooking us up with some rad chalk boards.
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It was a packed house at our workshop… what a great time we all had.

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Our new helpers… we pay them in Pabst
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Andy is getting artsy!
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We love the intense color combinations here! The cool army man battling this GIANT spider makes us smile, especially in that neon pink color!
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Just some yummy leftovers…
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The cake Amanda made was just gorgeous, and tasty too may I add.
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It’s all about the details, we really tried to incorporate the mix matchy hipster vibe throughout all of our displays… even around the treats!

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Juices for mimosas anyone?
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I was kind of obsessed with this hippie tent, compliments of mom and grandma’s linen cabinets 🙂
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We even made the bathtub pretty… give the girls a little something pretty to look at while they’re on the pot! ha!

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Taylor & Joseph

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Hi Guys!

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.

xo,

chels

 

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Our pup Roscoe checking out the daily squirrel action outside the design room!
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Taylor’s inspiration for her hair flower… she loved that edgy Lana Del Ray feel!
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The aftermath of working with fall branches. Let me just say even with the appropriate tools, cutting through a branch is quite the work out. I think I pulled something… OUCH!
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Hello from inside the kitchen! Branches get banned from the design room, they tangle into everything.

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The Bride’s stunner!
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Our day-of ritual… hot coffee and wrapping the bouquets!
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Two of the bridesmaids’ bouquets getting photographed in front of the barn.
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These Alhambra roses were exquisite! The bright poppy hue was to die for and even the leaves were so perfect, the most dark espresso shade. Awesome variegated carnations and bouncy little bits of clover make an awesome combination. Taylor wanted to incorporate vintage broaches into each bouquet as well. This adds a touch of shine and a sentimental keepsake.

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Barbados spray roses, soft pink garden roses, and our newest favorite… Romantic Antik make an awesome bunch! We wanted to keep the fall feel by incorporating fall leaves into each bouquet as well as a touch of Japanese lanterns.
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Folger’s coffee and a Bel Air Croissant taste so much fancier on this china tea set at work!
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Two more of the bouquets…
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Calla lillies, scabiossa, peonies and clover made this one a stunner!

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Giving me the evil eye…. hi mom!
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A close up of the GORGEOUS column at the mansion in the ceremony site.
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The flower girl playing a little hide and seek before the ceremony started… she just looked too cute in that mess of tool!
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Over one hundred and fifty pumpkins decorated Taylor and Joseph’s big day.
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I think this might be our new favorite way to do up these columns… can you say amazing?!
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Once the sun finally faded and the moonlight gleamed upon the happy couple… this was a stunning site!

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Large clusters of curly willow and fall leaves framed the ceremony site. All of the jewel tones blended together so nicely here.

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Proud papa of the bride, getting pinned before the wedding. All of the guys were in long tuxedo jackets with top hats and canes!
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Close up of the center pieces!

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Guests proceeding to their seats…
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Taylor looking so amazing in this floral headpiece!

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

The gorgeous bride and her girls!
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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
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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