Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pièce de résistance - Vintners Inn part 2

What would be the cherry on top of a totally FAB wedding? How 'bout seeing your pro pictures before you even have time to return that rented tux! The team at Larsen's Photography sent these images on Monday from Saturday's wedding...yup, Monday.
You can see more of this gorgeous wedding on Larsen's blog here.
Special Thanks to Larsen's Photography...I look forward to working with you again!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Purple Splendor at the Vintners Inn

Beautiful couple, wonderful weather and stunning colors made a picture perfect wedding day in the wine country.

The Bride chose all shades and tones of purple for her bouquet with little pearl accents in the roses. Some of her flowers included dahlias, lisianthus, freesia and orchids.

The bridesmaids were a smaller version of the bridal bouquet. The girls dresses were a deep purple and plum color.

The toss bouquet sat next to cake.

The ceremony was under the large pavilion overlooking the grapevines at the Vintners Inn. Mixed flower pomander balls hung from hooks that lined the aisle. Solid color pomanders in different sizes hung from 12 feet above the bride and groom. It looked stunning.

Mixed flowers and mums above, and all fluffy carnations below.

Love the color of this pomander.

Look at the texture and pointy shape these mums made.

Some of the balls hanging high above.

Nice shot of the pomander balls lining the aisle.

The ceremony table set up for the sand ceremony and with the 2 mother's bouquets. I thought this was a sweet idea. Each mother was going to give the other a bouquet of flowers.

The aisle was lined with a full row of lavender and ivory petals and a thinner sprinkling down the center. It was tied off with a beautiful and very large purple bow until it was time for the bridal party to walk down. Lindsey from Ooh La La Weddings and Special Events works closely with the Vintners Inn and was on top of each detail like this.

The guest tables were decorated with a cluster of 4 cylinders with submerged orchids, floating candles and lavender petals.

All in all it was a beautiful affair and love and cheer were shared by all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Carnations...Colorful and Cost effective

When I met with Jessica, she knew exactly what she wanted. "Lavender carnations and ivory roses please." Carnations? Yes, carnations! Music to my ears! I was so happy to finally have someone request these beautiful flowers.

Carnations sometimes get a bad wrap. People often say "cheap" or "out of style". I love carnations because #1 they are long lasting and very heat resistant. #2 they come in a vast array of colors. #3 they are fragrant.

Long gone are the days when carnation choices were red, white or pink. Just look at this beautiful lavender color. They also come in the darkest, richest purple you've ever seen, lime green, the hottest of pinks and magentas, as well as variegated varieties and everything in between.

The bride chose to dress her bouquet up with some bling to match the accents on her gown. The bridesmaids carried cute, fluffy and full bouquets of all lavender carnations.

The carnations look great on their own or even mixed with other types of flowers as in this toss bouquet.

Close up of the boutonnieres. The groom matches his bride with a little bling and the g'men match the girls.

The Mothers corsages were double carnations with a little filler and foliage.

This was the arch at the
Old Homestead in Crockett. It is a very pretty property with a big house, huge deck under large trees and large garden. It is a very secluded outdoor setting in the East Bay.

The deck had the family tables and the cake. The centerpieces were low bowls that had floating carnations and roses with silver candles. A very light and fresh look for a beautiful summer day.

The happy couple left a great review that can be read below. Thanks J & K!

"My wedding was August 20, 2011. I found Lisa through this site and let me say she was AMAZING! Her prices are very reasonable, especially with this economy. She was very thorough when I met with her, listened to everything I wanted and was very accommodating. She sent me updated invoices and receipts with every change and payment I made over a 5 month span. The day of the wedding came and even with all of the hecticness (if that's even a word!) she still took the time to come in and say hello to me and wish me luck, which really meant a lot to this nervous bride! Her work was absolutely breathtaking! The flowers were beautiful and exceeding every expectation I had. The bouquets were simple, as I had requested, yet so very elegant and complimenting! The centerpieces were exactly as I wanted and the large arrangement on the arch was gorgeous! I cannot say thank you enough to her for making this one aspect of the wedding absolutely perfect and stress free! I will recommend her to everyone looking for a florist. GREAT JOB LISA!!"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Love in full bloom!

What goes better with beautiful red roses and diamonds...a sexy red pair of stilettos!

Love this shot!

Cy is really sweet and made such a beautiful bride.

The wish tree was adorned with red orchids. Tulips along with golden dahlias and roses
filled the urn.

Large florals on pillars decorated the ceremony and flanked the bridal table at the reception.

Mira Vista Country Club looked classy and gorgeous.

Congratulations to the lovely couple!