Unique and long lasting wedding arch garland with blooms by Gorgeous and Green

A unique arch for a Russian River Wedding

We love getting wedding orders that inspire us to create amazing things.  Like this fabulous 12 foot garland for an wedding arch.  The couple requested purples and greens, with dark and light accents. We included poppy pods, onion blooms, eggplant callas, mossy green dianthus, curly willow, orchids and other blooms.

long floral garland for a wedding arch by Gorgeous and Green

unique purple and green floral garland for an arch by Gorgeous and Green

It was a beautiful work of art.

 

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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

Gorgeous and Green signage and flowers

A new website and a Celebration for Gorgeous and Green!

Gorgeous and Green's new website launch and Celebration party on April 23rd 2015.
Sunflower wedding at the Hotel Shattuck and Berkeley Botanical Garden by Gorgeous and Green

Sunny wedding in Berkeley

A beautiful array of colorful photos from a wedding Gorgeous and Green created floral designs for last year. From a wedding at the UC Botanical Garden and Hotel Shattuck in Berkeley.
Front of the College Ave Gorgeous and Green Boutique during Day of the Dead.

Giant Airplant Sale and Day of the Dead Fiesta!

This Saturday November 1st, we are having our 4th Annual Airplant Sale and Day of the Dead Fiesta at the Boutique.
Love cards for Valentines Day available at Gorgeous and Green

Give and Get G&G Love next week!

Heather Hearts by our local friends at Figone Farm

Heather hearts $25 or $30 each

It's the loving time of year, whether you have a valentine or not, you can always find something fun at Gorgeous and Green that makes you or someone else feel loved!

We will be showcasing a locally made and organic french macaron by local artisans Le Dix Sept.  They will be $15 for a box of 6.  If you are interested, please call and reserve a box today: 510 665 7974. Flavors include: Chocolate and Espelette (french chili) Tcho Milk Chocolate Ginger Apple + Ginger Compote Coconut and Coconut Cream Dark Tcho Chocolate They are also selling a Tcho Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pecan Tart in a 6" size for $30.  But orders have to be in by end of day today.

Dark chocolate tarte by Le Dix Sept

Le Dix Sept Macaron boxes for Valentines Day

French Macarons by Le Dix Sept, for Valentines Day

Look at all the lovey and friendly cards we have in stock, all printed on recycled paper:

Valentines and Love Cards at Gorgeous and Green

 

We have a large selection of the lovely Local Tangleweeds jewelry that is so popular among the ladies:

Gorgeous and Green featuring Tangleweeds Jewelry locally made

Locally made jewelry by Tangleweeds, using recycled leather and materials when available.

And Smiling Cat, reworked vintage pieces made locally:

Vintage bracelets and other jewelry by Smiling Cat, Berkeley

La Chat Souriant vintage pieces reworked in bracelets (shown here) earrings and necklaces

And don't forget a locally grown flower bouquet!

Mixed bouquet by Gorgeous and Green for Valentines Day

A mixed bouquet of locally grown roses and other blooms is available online starting at $40.95 plus delivery (by bicycle to most places in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville).

In Green love, G&G

Simple boutonnieres with a french garden feel by Gorgeous and Green

Some Gorgeous and Green Boutonnieres

This past fall we had quite a few lovely weddings, and that means many boutonnieres! Here are a few pics of my favorite boutonnieres:

Various golden yellow boutonnieres by Gorgeous and Green for a wedding at Marin Headlands

from a fun fall wedding in Sausalito

french wildflower boutonnieres for a photoshoot with a and b creative

french garden bouts for a shoot with A&B Creative

various boutonnieres for a wedding by Gorgeous and green, 20 in all!

20 Boutonnieres and every boutonniere was different!

 

Mossy dianthus for a boutonniere by Gorgeous and Green, wedding in the Redwoods

mossy boutonnieres for a local wedding

A simple calla boutonniere with spanish moss by Gorgeous and Green, for a wedding in Santa Cruz

Spanish moss boutonnieres for a wedding in Moss Beach!

Boutonnieres are fun, and can be a creative way to add color and texture. In Locally Grown and Green, G&G PS: If you are in the market for Wedding floral decor this year and still haven't booked, please contact us ASAP!  We are doing a limited number of weddings this year, so don't delay.  We are having a booking special for remaining dates in 2013.  No delivery fee on local wedding decor budgets over $3,000. (within a 75 mile radius)
Beautiful sunset or sunrise colors by Gorgeous and Green

My Favorite G&G arrangement

This one is my favorite for a few reasons.  First, it's all local.  Including local roses, which is really important to me, in case you haven't seen the stories about mass rose growers in Ecuador and Latin America and the lack of restrictions in other countries in regard to environmental and social costs.  I proudly support local rose growers. Second, it's all about the colors we use.   I love the warmth of the orange, red and yellow variations.  It reminds me of a beautiful sunrise or sunset.  Like so many of the beautiful sunsets we witness here in the bay area, with the San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge skyline. Or the beautiful sunrises I get to witness while I'm traveling over the Bay Bridge to get flowers in SF.

bay sunrise, a gorgeous and green seasonal offering for local delivery

It's called the Bay Sunrise arrangement and it's available in the Gorgeous and Green online store for local delivery via bike courier. It's such a big hit for local deliveries, that we have started to offer in larger sizes.  

Bay Sunrise, larger and more wild, by Gorgeou sand Green

Here it is in it's grandest size: Just thought I'd share some pretty pics.  And share again how important it is to go with local with your purchases when you have a chance! In Green and Local Support, G&G

Ceremony Magazine photo shoot

A Gorgeous and Green Styled shoot at the Garden

Yesterday Gorgeous and Green created a tablescape for a rustic English Garden styled wedding, and where did I choose to set it?  At the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden of course!  I love the location because it's so close to home, I'm super familiar because I've done a load of weddings and events here, and it's beautiful.  For local couples and anyone looking to throw a party, it's a great and fairly inexpensive place to have your event.  I chose to set the table in the Redwood Grove, and the setting was almost magical. Here's the magazine layout from the photographer, Brittany Waddell:

 

Ceremony Magazine Shoot

blush cream white peach pink bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

Beautiful Blush Bouquet by G&G

Today at Gorgeous and Green I made a beautiful blush bouquet for an out of town bride, featuring all locally grown flowers:  garden roses, spray roses, stock, dahlias and seeded eucalyptus.  Hints of champagne, off white, and blushes of pink and peach. G&G

blush bridal bouquet with local grown goodness by Gorgeous and Green