Thursday, July 30, 2009

Brooke & Nate: Citrus + stripes

Brooke & Nate {July 2009} married at Newport Beach temple, reception at Richard Nixon Library Yorba Linda. Photos by One Boy ONe Girl
The greatest satisfaction I get is when the Bride LOVES her bouquet. And Brooke gave me the reaciton I wanted. This wedding was so fun to do becuase it was conceptual in its 'vintage Orange County' theme. We used oranges, lemons, kumquats, Dhalias, chocolate cosmos, white tulips, monte casino, yellow and red tea roses, orange aranda orchids, and lemon leaves. All the citrus tied in with the black and white ribbons and patterns.

I don't have a picture of the short arrangements, but we printed dozens of different Vintage Orange county orange grove prints and laminated them and one on each side of all the square vases. We filled those vases with mostly citrus and lemon leaf.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tropical Social in San Juan

A Summer Social at Marbella Country Club, San Juan Capistrano {July 2009}.
Red anthuriums, orange aranda orchids, and tea leaves in (really cool and cheap) sand glazed vase.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Breck & Steve- something blue

Breck & Steve {June.2009} Married in Mesa, Arizona temple. Reception at the Royal Palms in Phoenix. Photos by Sloan Photographers {my personal favorites}

My Sister-in Law's wedding! Because it was such a busy weekend and in AZ; the flowers were collaboration with another local florist who was great to work with.
We used blue Hydrangea, young green Hydrangea, blue Thistles, white Vendela roses, a few peacock feathers, and pearls.

I cannot take credit for the assembly of these bulbous, blue centerpieces. They had a local florist produce them and I was the designing consultant.
Peacock clips I made for the bridesmaids.
You would think that I would cringe at the sight of my flowers being torn stem from stem, but by the end of the night it's really quite the contrary. I revel in the brevity of my creations; I get an odd sense of comfort from their mortality; I think their impermanance only heightens the enjoyment. So when the night is over and all the photos have been taken and the cake is eaten; have at 'em ladies!
Yes, that's my husband. He cracks me up. We had a lot of fun.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cayleen & Jordan

{May 2009} married in Newport Beach Temple, Reception in Huntington Beach.
Photos by Candice Stowell.

The bride wore an authentic vintage 70's dress. Vintage yellow's, ivories, and browns gave the wedding a relaxed, eartyh, retro vibe.

I used Crispedia, white Lisianthus, white Kale, and Star of Bethlehem.
Love the old school look.

Simple simple simple. The bride made the table runners and it just made the Crispedia pop.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sarah & Joey: uniquely white

Sarah + Joey {April 2009} Rancho Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.
No this is not from a bridal magazine, it was real wedding! My frieds Sarah is not a professional model, but she fooled me!
For the flowers, the bride brought me a pic from a bridal mag and wanted to know if I could figure it out and tailor it to her style and colors. I love creative challenges like these! And may I be so bold as to say that I think we did better than our origianl inspiration! What I ended up doing is I deconstructed white roses and hot glued the petals individually onto a Styrofoam base, collared them with galax leaves and peacock feathers and ta-dah! I loved this bouquet and I love that the bride was confident enough in me to create her unique idea for a bouquet.

We used succulents for the boutonnieres- I think they're a fun, masculine alternative to flowers. This groom swept me off my feet when I heard him practicing his secret acoustic perfomance for the bride (Edwin McCains- I'll Be) while I was pinning on all the groomsmen boutonierres in the "dude room".

Stunning Bride!!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Aubrey & Joe- Sandy January

Aubrey & Joe {Jan.2009}
Aubs is a dear dear friend. She wanted all white so we used various texutres: amaryllis, hydrangea, Lisianthus, roses.

Great Bridal shot! beautiful colors.

photos by Mike Cunningham.