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. 

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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

 

Floral Photoshoot by Gorgeous and Green in a clawfoot Bathtub

A Bathtub to remember: styling flowers in my clawfoot

 Earlier this year a photographer approached Gorgeous and Green and asked if she could photograph my work. Initially we were thinking something fairly simple, maybe an afternoon in my studio.  But I fired up an old idea I had had many years ago, and decided to do a little photoshoot in my own home.  Specifically, in my clawfoot tub that sits up against a bright window in the bathroom. 

Floral sheers on flowers for a photoshoot by Gorgeous and Green

I found a model who was willing to come sit in my creation and I hunted through my wardrobe to find some elements we could include in this photoshoot.  I brought buckets and buckets of flowers and plenty of foliage and branches to create something that would stand out. Here's what I came up with:

model with flower installation garden inspired bathtub in Oakland

It turned out to be a color infused garden of foliage and florals.  With beautiful natural light shining through the window, and the model dressed in a simple bathing suit by Zoe Bikini and a James Coviello dressing gown from Anthropologie, all with touches of gold, we were in awe. The feeling it conveys is slightly romantic and ethereal, with a touch of fierceness.

woman warrior in a Garden bathtub

 Even women warriors have to rest. Photo by Nautilus Lens 

Flowers in the bathtub by Gorgeous and Green

A snippet of the floral beauty in and around the bathtub. Photo by Nautilus Lens

 

It was very important to me to include an image of a person of color, feeling beautiful and strong in this creation. It isn't often that we get to see brown women pictured in this way.  In a way, the warrior woman here represents the fight for change that so many of us have taken on, in small and big ways. This warrior represents the warrior I strive to be in my own life and in this specific arena of representation.  She also represents the woman warrior in so many of us and on so many levels as we fight to make change for women everywhere. My initial idea was to go for something that suggested a strong and beautiful woman taking a dip in a bountiful haven or floral beauty.  I think it came out pretty much on target. G&G

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