Tropical mixed with soft and lush blooms for an super colorful and spectacular wedding at the Marin Headlands by Gorgeous and Green
My favorite wedding to design for:
1. Lush and full of greens
3. A bit of tropical weirdness mixed with lots of local grown and seasonal blooms, all designed without floral foam.
This arrangement features the spindly branches and fuchsia lepto with thimble berry and orange juice roses from a local grower in Petaluma. I love the vase because of it's shape and character. It's a wide v shaped vintage vase with touches of gold. It's probably from the 40's although has a hint of 20's charm.
Here's the hot pink lepto with the big branches. It's hard to tell but this thing was probably 7 feet tall with those branches. The lepto itself was 5 feet tall. It was a local bush, probably getting out of hand before it was trimmed down. The pictures don't do these arrangements justice, because you lose the dimensionality of it. Those branches are kind of creeping and winding around the branches.
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Photo Courtesy of HeartStudiosCheck out the cool designs from a local shop here in the Bay Area at Recapture: In Green and Health, G&G
Photo credit: Frank Gundry
Another lovely couple.
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More green in a Summer WeddingOver the summer I worked with Meredith and Ben on their outside wedding at a local community center. I just recently posted some great details of how they infused green and sustainable into their event on The Knot's Green Wedding Website. Take a look:
Event and Floral design by Gorgeous and Green Events
Photography by Sean Donnelly Photography
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A Re-Share of Some Green Registry TipsI posted a blog on The Knot's green wedding website a few weeks ago about greening your wedding registry. I think that it's a great way to spread the message of a green couple and help folks change their spending habits. Take a look: The handmade ceramics above are from www.dodgestationpottery.com. It's not only made by a person's hands, but it is also art. The website offers a wedding registry that allows you to choose the pieces you want so that your guests can order them for you. They have dinnerware(photo at top) as well as kitchen items like these cute ramekins just above.
Look at this spacious fair trade hammock made of reclaimed cotton by a family owned workshop in El Salvador. The workers are paid above standard wages and receive benefits. Available onwww.globalexchangestore.org
This registry allows couples to register for charities, so guests can donate using their credit card or write a check to your favorite cause in place of a tangible gift. From The Global Fund for Women to Amazon Watch, they probably have a charity you support on their list.
To view the whole blog post go to The Knot's green wedding website where I am guest blogging: green.weddings.com
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