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!
Shawn was such a joy to work with! She always was in the best mood at all of our appointments, cheery and happy. Her decor really reflected her personality. We can’t say it enough… creating a wedding that reflects you and your fiance is the most important thing to remember while planning your big day. You want your guests to feel at home and to walk into your big day thinking, WOW, this is just like them!
Shawn chose to work with very soft and fluffy flowers, brides that choose this look tend to be on the playful, girly side of things. Garden roses, Dahlias, and the dustiest dusty miller added light touches of the yummiest colors! She rented the most dazzling gold sequined table cloths for her head table and dessert table from La Tavola Linens.
Nods to the groom and his favorite past time were also incorporated into the event. Fishing!!! The fish basket on the favor table, and even a go-fish stand for the little kids to play.
This event was so fun we are so happy to get to share it with you all!
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!
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!
We met Randi a while ago, she was such a joy to have around the flower shop and we instantly bonded with her! We shared the same loves of eclectic style and collecting vintage vessels. She knew from the get go that she wanted red as her main color. We later added more textures and pops of fuchsia and oranges for accents. She also provided us with a HUGE collection of ruby red vessels to use for centerpieces (we thought we liked to collect)! Here are some of the shots we got on her big day, hope you all enjoy!
It was probably the week before Christmas when I got her message. My lovely model friend, Brianna Olenslager, contacted me about a short notice photo-shoot. The only catch about this shoot… it was going to be the day after Christmas! The wonderful Colleen Riley (our photographer behind the shoot) supplied the gorgeous Ralph Lauren dress, sheer with crystal accents and a super vintage feel.
Knowing that this dress was such a romantic look, on a slightly dreary day, shooting in the marsh, we instantly started thinking up bouquet designs. There were three looks for the flowers, the first one was all fresh flowers, garden roses, cumquats, and tiny orchids. The second bouquet we used was a paper flower and antique broach look. The third and final bouquet, was my personal favorite…we mixed cotton and succulents together for a very twiggy look with a matching head piece!
All in all, the day was so much fun! It was absolutely freezing and Brianna was such a trooper (still working the camera). I can’t wait to share Colleen’s photos with you when they are ready, but until then…here are some of my snapshots from our little play day.
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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!