Sunday, August 31, 2008


The S.F. Gate's "Best of the Bay" list is out and I'm excited to say...I'm on it!!

It is thrilling for me to be on a list with other such talented wedding florists that I have heard about throughout the years.

If you have a chance please register to vote and leave a comment if you're feeling really fancy! Sorry, no surprise running mates or knowledge of foreign policies or oil drilling mumbo jumbo...just wedding flowers!

Click here to vote!

My Mom can't be the only one to vote! What a sweet Mom!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lucky 8's

Pretty in Pink!

080808 was a record breaker for weddings. I was lucky enough to work with a great couple that got married at the Inn Marin in Novato. The bride's inspiration came from this magazine cover.

She loved the full round bouquet, but wanted all shades of pink, and she was hooked on those great shoes! Fast forward a few weeks and I received inspiration photo.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those shoes! I was on a quest to find flowers in this shade of bright pink and every pink shade that would compliment.

Because the bride was going bright with her flowers and wearing a white gown, it was decided to go all white with the bridesmaid's flowers, since they were wearing bright pink dresses. The Bride loves white spider mums, so I showcased those for the girls and complimented them with a few other white flowers. The stems were wrapped in black. Here are a few pictures of the flowers that I took and some that the bride was kind enough to send me. Enjoy!

Great hair!!!

The reception was shaded by a huge magnolia tree that held hanging paper lanterns that blew in the summer breeze.

What a great looking couple!
Here's to happy beginnings you two!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Colorful Maid of Honor bouquet

Guest table centerpieces in brown urns.

Wish tree.

Who doesn't love chocolate? Pair that with velvety red wine colored roses and mango calla lilies and you've got yourself a feast for the eyes! Makes me hungry just thinking about wine, mangos and chocolate...yum! On 8/16/08 I had the pleasure of decorating the wedding of Stacey and Alan at the Lodge at Sonoma. Well thought out plans by the bride and detailed descriptions led to swift executions and beautiful results. Enjoy!

The bride stood out with an all white bouquet, while everything else had intense color.

Her Grandmother's locket hung from material from her wedding gown that wrapped the bouquet.

Rose bouquets and chocolate brown organza held up eucalyptus garland that blocked off the aisle to everyone but the wedding party. Petal cones hung from the chairs down the aisle to be tossed on the married couple.

The fountain was filled with red rose petals and the pergula was adorned with fabric and flowers.

Another shot of the MOH bouquet wrapped in chocolate.

Close up of the wish tree.

The wish tree with red rose buds attached to the manzanita.

An anniversary bouquet given to the longest married couple at the wedding in lieu of a bouquet toss.

Gift card bird cage holder.

SWEET! Candy buffet.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Super Sweet 15!

What an exciting day for a young girl...almost like a pre-wedding, turning fifteen and being a princess for the day! This was a beautifully orchestrated quinceanera at St. Patrick Church in Rodeo, with the party at Hiddenbrooke Golf club in Vallejo. The flowers were all shades of pink and mauve with a touch of green. The table linens and chair sashes were mixed between light pink and mint green. The view was...well just look at all the windows in the photos. Happy Birthday!

Monday, August 18, 2008

"Start your Engines"!!!!!

Mario Andretti is known for more than racing...his winery in Napa was the venue for J & M's beautiful vineyard wedding reception. I met this great couple from Davis last year and worked with them on the flowers for their spring wedding. Not a single detail was left untouched. The bride had everything mapped out and matched to a "T". Her many hours of planning turned out stunning as everything came together perfect. From the quaint little wine valley church on a dirt road to her "pinch me...we're married" seasoning jar favors, you could feel the thoughtfulness in every aspect. Some of the great vendors I had the pleasure of working with were Andretti Winery, Bellissima Vita Wedding Coordination, Sweetie Pies and Eclectic Visions Photography. Here are few pictures that I took of the flowers, I will post some professional shots when they come in as I am sure they are stunning!

Holy Family Mission Church

Corkboard place card holder

Beautiful natural looking centerpieces with the
seasoning jar in back.

The two different colored linnens really stood
out next to the Andretti backdrop.

The cake was adorible!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

4th of July weekend...flying the red, white...and hot pink!!!

The hot holiday weekend took me up to St. Helena to the beautiful V. Sattui winery. This couple chose all shades of pink and deep red to decorate the gorgeous venue. The tables had tall candelabras with roses, dahlias, alstromeria, hydrangea and berries. The ceremony had two topiary trees that looked awesome! They were made with the same flowers on natural wood stems and were set on top of large wine barrels. Hot and light pink flower heads and petals floated in the large fountain giving the guests their first clue to the pink explosion they were about to see. I can't wait for the professional photos to come in.

the outside ceremony

place card table outside of the cellar

very romantic!!

sweet all pink candy buffet

the ambiance in the cellar is breath-taking.