Thursday, February 19, 2009


On a beautiful summer day in July, I had the pleasure of traveling to the beautiful Viansa winery and Italian marketplace to do the wedding of a great couple from Southern Cal. The Bride chose a vibrant color palette of hot pink, orange, terracotta, beige and yellow. The accent color was silver. What a warm and rich color scheme this turned out to be. You couldn't help but feel festive surrounded by such happy colors. The venue is stunning and really makes you feel like you are on a hill side in Italy.

The bride carried brightly colored calla lilies in bright pink and flame.

The bridesmaids carried roses in mixed earth tones and bright pink calla lilies wrapped in silver.

The groom's flame calla lily boutonniere was wrapped in silver cord.

The ornate gates at Viansa were adorned with orange and hot pink roses and vines.

The colors really popped on the bright white linens.

The view from the patio made you dream of being in Italy. Ambiance rose petals added color to the floating candles.

The cake had a very romantic look.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Best of Show

Here are a few pictures from the bridal show at the Brazilian Room last week. There was a great turn out and the weather was perfect. They did things a little different this year. Instead of having a room full of vendors with 3 or 4 in the same category, there were featured bakers and caterers with large delicious food displays and one preferred vendor featured from each of the other categories: photographer, officiant, D.J., video, rentals, strings and me (floral).
...And now on to the show!
I absolutely love these two winter bouquets. What a beautiful choice for a wedding around the holidays. All winter white flowers would be the perfect accessory for any bride. Striking red amaryllis, tulips and berries are very happy and festive.

Don't you just love the orange orchids on the manzanita branches. They look like butterflies.
Now look close...can you spot them?

The orange butterflies really just blend in with the orchids beautifully.