Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Some of my favorites from 2012...looking ahead to the beauty in 2013! Happy New Year from Floralisa Weddings & Events.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's a Nice day for a White Wedding.

Jennifer and Conrad have impeccable taste. They wanted a crisp and clean look with all whites, ivory and cream colors with just a touch of blush in some of the pieces.
 The mix of garden roses and hydrangea made beautiful, full and fluffy bouquets. The bridesmaids wore black dresses, so their bouquets had a little blush added to them.
 The barrel room at Jacuzzi Family Vineyard in beautiful Sonoma was the perfect romantic setting. The round dome area is where the ceremony took place among candlelight and olive trees.
Large urn centerpieces opened the way to the ceremony seating. These were later moved and used
at the reception.
 The large wrought iron candelabras look like they belong in a castle. They are very majestic and were stunning when decorated with draping orchids and roses.
The boutonnieres were backed with olive branches and surrounded with green hypericum berries.
 The Flower Girl carried a cute white and green kissing ball.

The chairs had white bouquets of mixed flowers with accents of ornamental grasses.
The olive trees that lined the back wall of the ceremony had white and green centerpiece in the pots.
After the ceremony these centerpieces were put around the archways in the stone courtyard.
This grand entrance leads out to the courtyard. It is such a gorgeous place for the couple to have photos taken.
 Tall olive trees separated the ceremony from the dining area in the barrel room.
Different size mason jars with grasses, berries and various white flowers decorated the tables in threes. The jars were all different sizes and were surrounded with votive candles.
 Peonies were out of season, so large, fluffy football mums were used.
Each napkin was adorned with an olive branch. Look how cute the olives are on this branch!
Park Ave. Catering provided these menu cards for each napkin.
 Triple mason jar centerpieces gave a touch of rustic to this stylish wine country wedding.
A big Thank You to Quintana Events for planning and coordinating this beautiful wedding!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tra Vigne and Merryvale Vineyard - St. Helena

Merryvale describes itself as, "One of Napa Valley's Most Enchanting Settings for Special Events."
It's easy to see why.
 With it's expansive kings table, huge wine barrels and intoxicating scent of wine, the place is magical.
The Bride chose shades of ivory for herself and tones and hues of lavender, purple and eggplant throughout the wedding.
 The decorative wrought iron gate in the courtyard of Tra Vigne is where the couple exchanged their wedding vows.
Love how cute the Bistro chairs looked with the babies breath pomander balls
Babies breath gives the pomanders a soft fluffy look.
Scrolling the aisle with lavender and ivory rose petals added to the soft feminine feel of the wedding.
The bride had a mix of English Garden Roses, Ecuadorian Roses and spray roses for a fragrant bouquet.
The Bridal bouquet was wrapped in lace from the Bride's gown.

The Bridesmaid's wore eggplant dresses and carried a mix of purple and eggplant flowers.

The Mom's corsages were in shades of plum and purples.

The entry table was in a separate private circular room that is used for private tastings.
Here the guests could drop their cards in a wedding mailbox and ink their thumbprint on the
wedding tree.
The gorgeous candelabras were swagged with crystals to sparkle in the candlelight.

The table was covered in a puckered rose pattern that added dimension. On top of the linens were lavender and ivory rose petals and various candles in ivory and gold.

All the decor in the ambiance of the cask room was breathtaking.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY: Fingerprint Tree

When we needed a class project for our upcoming fundraising auction, I knew the perfect craft project to get the kids involved with. I have seen these Fingerprint Trees at numerous weddings. They are used in place of the traditional guest books and leave the couple with a pretty piece of artwork to display.
Here are a few set ups that I have seen at weddings.
Cute ink pads that fit a finger or thumb only.
Don't forget to have some wet wipes handy for your guests to clean their fingers.
This project started with a free download I found on Style Unveiled.
Open the tree in an editing program to add text like names and dates.
 Break out the ink pads and have fun!
This project was easy and fun for the children to do. They all took special care in making it look neat.
The finished piece can be framed and makes a sentimental piece of art.
These are great for not only weddings, but family reunions, special birthdays, class projects
and the list goes on and on.

Monday, September 3, 2012

I left my Heart in...

What a gorgeous view! Guests at this wedding were treated to a view of the Port of San Francisco while enjoying dinner at the luxurious Hotel Vitale.
The Bride and her Maid of Honor carried bouquets of hydrangea. One in Shades of purple and lavender and the other in green.

 The Bride wanted her Grandmother to play a prominent role in her wedding so we played around with her dress from the '30's. The button down bodice of the dress was definitely the way to go.
The silky material and the long line of buttons made the most beautiful wrap on the bouquet stems.
This was perfect for both "something old" and "something borrowed".
See how pretty it looked. What a special touch!
The ceremony was held on the deck of the Hotel Vitale with a stunning view of the Bay. Thanks to the team at Quintana Events for the creative way of displaying the pashminas that the ladies wore when the bay breeze kicked up in the evening.
The Groom and his buddies had magenta orchid boutonnieres.
The Mother's corsages matched, but had an accent of dark plum sweet peas with ivory ribbons.
The opposite view of the waterfront was just as amazing with all the tall skyscrapers surrounding.
Floating candles were also lining the center of the tables and were going to be lit at sunset.
What a magical atmosphere.
From here you can see the upper deck where the ceremony was held, and then 2 stories lower where dinner took place.
Close up of the Bride's bouquet as she was heading down the aisle.
The beautiful Bride Katie!
Katie sent a lovely note after her wedding:
Hi Lisa,
I just wanted to thank you again for the gorgeous, gorgeous flowers! I was sorry I didn't get to chat with you more when you arrived, it was crunch time and a lot going on at once! The purple color in the hydrangea was exactly the shade I was hoping for. Both my sister's bouquet and mine had such a contrast against our dresses, they were great! And the addition of my grandmothers gown was very special to me, thank you for making it work. Everyone commented how beautiful everything was and how awesome the table looked! It all was perfect! Thank you again.
It was my pleasure. Best Wishes to the happy couple!