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:
Large foliage and floral arch for a wedding in a barn by Gorgeous and Green

A little bit Country, a little bit Vintage Wedding

A couple of weeks ago we created beautiful wedding flowers for a favorite customer of ours. The vibe was natural, vintage inspired, classy and a bit country. The reception and ceremony took place out in Oakley, CA in a beautifully restored barn and neighboring field. Without any distractions around, the setting was beautiful, peaceful and perfect for a celebration of over 300 guests. Here are a few shots from the designs we created:

olive branch arch for a wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Closeup of the arch with mock orange branches, olive and peony.

avante garde bridal bouquet with white david austen roses by Gorgeous and Green

cobalt blue glassware with olive and white blooms for reception tables by Gorgeous and Green

The Beautiful wedding bouquet featuring David Austen Garden roses, peonies, olive and a few airplants.

olive, thistle and white rose boutonnieres by Gorgeous and Green

Wedding cake with white peonies and olive by Gorgeous and Green

 

All local, all beautiful. G&G