Small Wedding? Our small event orders are what’s up!

Small Wedding? Our small event orders are what’s up!

small event order bridal bouquet

From passionate elopements, to drastically pared-down pandemic guest lists, love always finds a way. Gorgeous & Green offers a Small Event Order option as a more economic choice for those seeking an intimate ceremony without sacrificing the romance of fresh flowers. 

Bite sized wedding ceremonies can provide a special level of sweetness. Whittling your guest list has a cascading effect on the total budget for your wedding day.

A smaller venue, fewer plates of food, and fewer overall flowers gives you extra funds to put toward increasing the quality of your experience. Extra care can be spent on luxurious blooms for the bride, a decadent menu, or live entertainment. Your connection with your guests is also deepened, and you may even get to (gasp!) hang out with everyone!

Small Event Order Sunflower Wedding

 

If you're just looking for the essentials: bridal bouquet, a few boutonnieres, bridal party bouquets, a few centerpieces and/or bud vases, the Small Event Order is the way to do it. 

 

Small Event Order Boutonnieres  

The deets: 
  • $800 minimum (the full service minimum is 6k)
  • choose your color scheme
  • send us up to 3 inspo pics
  • order your items à la carte on the website
  • pickup or inquire about delivery (setup not included)

 

and voila! You're set to sail through your special day.

 

In our next blog, I'll discuss options for using the Small Event Order option for non-wedding gatherings. Planning a birthday, retirement, celebration of life, graduation, or divorce party? We got you.
Gorgeous & Green Does California Tropical for Preservation Park Wedding

Gorgeous & Green Does California Tropical for Preservation Park Wedding

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

We had such an awesome time putting together a refined take on a tropical theme for Bonnie and Dylan’s nuptials at Preservation Park in Oakland. 

The bridal party looked super smooth decked out in creamy tones, allowing the florals to add the drama. Think: Piña Colada vibes. 

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

As Summer edged into Autumn, the couple bathed in the sun’s golden glow, surrounded by their loved ones. The classic Victorian elegance of Preservation Park sparkled with stunning structures dating to the 1870s.

The buildings in the park are former homes, which have been preserved and refurbished to accommodate nonprofits and small businesses with a focus on social and/or environmental justice. It’s a super special place to exchange vows with your loved one. 

As always, all of our designs are done without any floral foam or plastics. 

Without further ado  feast your eyes on more of the fabulous photos  taken by South and West Photo!

 

 Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

The beautiful bride and her maids with our ceremony installation peeking through behind them.

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

The Groom and his men looking festive and dapper in their cream suits.

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

A few of our favorite moments from the oyster bar, blanket station, and welcome table.

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

 A sweet flatlay of the invitations studded with blooms alongside a breathtaking tablescape shot. 

 Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

Who doesn't love a good chair swag? ;)

 

All right, that's all for now! Make sure to get in touch if you're planning your wedding for 2022. Things are filling up fast and it would be our pleasure to help make your floral fantasies come true for your big day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An extravagant arrangement to set off the aisle

 

Sustainable Floral Design

Sustainable Floral Design

I'm a Sustainable Floristry Network Ambassador! Well, I feel like I have been for some time (maybe since I started Gorgeous and Green and was looking to see how other florists were being sustainable, which was very difficult at the time and I mostly had to create my own methods of doing business)
I'm included in a lineup of wonderful people around the world trying to do their art and work in the most sustainable way they can, and sharing their process along the way.  
Here's just a few of us:
Pilar Zuniga and other Sustainable Floristry Ambassadors
Sue McLeary, Toby Nelson and other SFN Ambassadors
Now we have a lot more language to use to describe this way of doing business and designing, from being "sustainable" to "eco-friendly" to "slow flowers" "local grown" and "ethical business practices".  There is a lot we are doing and varying ways we are doing it, but most of the premise is the same, we are taking into account our actions as businesses and business people, and the ramifications of our purchases, our relationships, who we are supporting, who we've forgotten, how we've gotten here, and the physical effects our trash CO2 and other by-products of our work that are having an effect on the planet, it's people and animals.
Pilar Zuniga a Sustainable Floristry Network Ambassador blog interview
Would love for you to peruse or read:
Costanoa Fall Wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Green Wedding at Costanoa

This fall Gorgeous and Green provided the wedding party and reception flowers for a quaint wedding at Costanoa lodge in Pescadero, CA.  The bride gave us a fairly loose idea of using local and seasonal flowers and branches, and we went with our own ideas. Take a look at some beautiful shots of the Costanoa grounds and the event designs.

The Thanksgiving Bride and her bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

Fall inspired Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

a bouquet with local crespedia, amaranth, celosia

Costanoa Ranch House

the Ranch House where the reception took place

The Wedding party at Costanoa florals by Gorgeous and Green

Ceremony decor at the altar space

Large arrangements for the Ceremony space at Costanoa by Gorgeous and Green

The Bride and her flower girls at Costanoa, florals by Gorgeous and Green 

Boutonnieres in fall colors by Gorgeous and Green

family boutonnieres

 

In green and health, G&G

December 23, 2011 by Pilar Zuniga

Going Vintage

I just did a quick blog on the Green.Weddings.com website for the Knot, and mentioned that it's super green to go vintage.  Not only are you keeping lovely items from going into the landfill, you're reducing the carbon impact that making and selling new items has on the world. In the G&G boutique, I keep on stock a lot of vintage glass.  I love the idea of using vintage items for weddings and events. I've also had many brides use not only used dresses, but vintage dresses for their weddings.  Vintage lace and silk, it's often so beautiful.

Photo Courtesy of HeartStudios

Check out the cool designs from a local shop here in the Bay Area at Recapture: In Green and Health, G&G
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