Message in a bottle by G&G and crossed knot silverware rented from Classic
All for the magazine, Ceremony.
Sailor at heart,
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:
The bathroom arrangement
While we were there setting up the decor, we ran into a few turkeys: Gobbles and Green, G&G
I wouldn't usually put cabbage and tropical in the same sentence. Here's a pic of a lush tropical arrangement Gorgeous and Green created for a local restaurant, featuring organic and local cabbage, local roses and local birds of paradise. Very bright and festive.
In Green, Beauty and Health, G&G
A few weeks ago, we were asked to provide a lovely arrangement for a local Terra Bella Client. They have been a long-time sustainable florist in the Seattle area, and I have been well aware of their work for a while, as there are not many of us who offer similar services.
Here's a lovely arrangement featuring local hydrangea (small because it's only early spring) local ranunculus, Veriflora freesia, and other lovely greens and branches. We attached a lovely hand printed and recycled card for the message.In that vein, I'd like to just say that I love partnering with other sustainable florists. I hope one day those of us who vow to stay local and sustainable will grow and we will be able to offer sustainable and local floral decor services that spread across the globe, much like the large corporations that offer mainstream and cheap flowers grown in countries far away, cut by workers who aren't paid a fair wage and sprayed with large amounts of pesticides and who knows what else. One day, maybe all florists will be local/sustainable and fair trade and we'll go back to the small, healthy, community driven economies that was our story for so long. For the time being, I vow that Gorgeous and Green will try to live that dream as best as we can and hope others will follow. In Green, Fair Trade and Sustainability, G&G
Succulents in wedding decor have been a big deal the past few years, and airplants are also becoming popular. Luckily we carry many airplants here at the boutique, and we often have succulents too! In Green, Beauty and Health, G&G
Local Calla Bouquet with local roses, succulents and greens in twig vase.
Local anemones in leaf wrapped vase
Large container of seed bombs with handmade bomb slingshot
Earrings by local artist Tangleweeds, made with recycled materialsWe hope to offer many new up and coming local artists and sustainably-minded artisans in the boutique, so feel free and spread the word. We love what we do and want to spread the love to others getting and giving gifts and flowers this holiday and every day. After all, we love the earth too. In green and health, G&G