nautical table design by Gorgeous and Green

A Nautical Tabletop design by G&G

I was asked to provide a tabletop design for a special event this summer in SF, and I love anything even slightly sailor themed, so I decided to include some nautical feeling to the design.  The linen is a new rental from Napa Valley Linens, a cut out navy blue fabric that I felt like really goes well with the white and greens in the flowers.

 

nautical themed centerpiece design by Gorgeous and Green and Napa Valley Linens

Nautical themed centerpiece and table design by Gorgeous and Green and Napa Linens

It's the small things that make a the design so fun:

Tiny message in a bottle and crossed knot silverware for nautical table design by Gorgeous and Green

Message in a bottle by G&G and crossed knot silverware rented from Classic

All for the magazine, Ceremony.

Sailor at heart,

Gorgeous and Green

Pilar Zuniga of Gorgeous and Green designing tables at Diablo Ranch for a wedding

Mt Diablo for a Gorgeous and Green Wedding

This summer I provided the floral decor for a wedding at a ranch on Mt Diablo called Diablo Ranch, a rustic and very cow and cowboy location in the East Bay.

Diablo Ranch, wedding and event venue in the East Bay

The bride really was the design force behind the tablescapes and style.  Gorgeous and Green's take on bright, natural, eclectic and exuberant plant and flower life was a great match.  With collected items from both her and my collection of vintage silver pieces and china, all the containers were reused vintage pieces that gave her tables a bohemian and bright version of Miss Havisham.  (something named right away during our conversation about the wedding since I'm a fan of the book: Great Expectations) I used locally grown flowers, a lot of dahlias, celosia, passion flower, scabiosa flowers, lupine, sweet william and other flowers.  The colors were a stunning mix of reds, pinks, oranges and plenty of greens.

Pilar Zuniga, of Gorgeous and Green designing florals for an outdoor wedding at Diablo Ranch

The wedding couple with unique and fabulous taste with florals by Gorgeous and Green

Vintage Urn we used at the ceremony at Diablo Ranch, florals by Gorgeous and Green

a lovely vintage urn of the Bride's collection filled with colorful blooms and branches

Details of the Diablo Ranch wedding outside with florals by Gorgeous and Green

The couple at the Ceremony outside at Diablo Ranch, florals by Gorgeous and Green

Love the colors of this wedding at Diablo Ranch, Pilar Zuniga of Gorgeous and Green

Beautiful and unique bar arrangement for a wedding at Diablo Ranch, florals by Gorgeous and Green

all photos by JRotstenphotographer.com 

In Local Green Love,

G&G

lush centerpieces with vintage goods for a Cornerstone Wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Gorgeous and Green Wedding at Cornerstone Gardens Sonoma

We've been busy at Gorgeous and Green with weddings, so I apologize up front for being behind on my posts!  But, it does mean I have tons and tons of pics to share from events and designs we've been working on! Here's a few pictures from a wedding Gorgeous and Green provided floral decor for at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma in May (we worked with the coordinator Vera of Va de Vie Events)  It was a wonderfully hot day. Luckily the flowers made it through the warm weather as we still had lots of late spring flowers and early summer flowers blooming in May. The colors were yellows and oranges with some pewter/grey accents, and lots of greens.  We used a lot of locally grown icelandic poppies, crespedia, ranunculus,  dusty miller and succulents.  Here's a pic of the tent and some of the tablescapes.

Tent at Cornerstone Sonoma County

 We used a lot of my vintage silver and etched glass from the rental collection for the containers.  Very sweet.

Citrus inspired wedding colors in vintage containers by Gorgeous and green
Vintage and silver containers with florals by Gorgeous and Green for cornerstone wedding
I love these vintage glass and silver containers, they add a vintage and classy feel to the garden weddings we have here in the Bay Area.
Centerpieces by Gorgeous and Green at Cornerstone Sonoma in vintage vessels
In Gorgeous and Green Wedding Designs,
G&G
local grown colorful centerpieces for a Brazil Room wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Bright Local G&G Jewels at the Brazil Room

A few weeks ago Gorgeous and Green provided the bright and lovely floral decor for a wedding at the Brazil Room at Tilden Park in Berkeley.  The building there is beautifully set amongst rolling green hills, and the building is made with a lot of dark wood, so I wanted to keep the floral decor bright and colorful. The flowers were locally grown in half moon bay and Petaluma, and many were organically grown in Oakland too!  We used a lot of spring flowers including anemones, ranunculus, leptopermum, vibernum, icelandic poppies, scabiosa, callas and sweet peas. Below are a few pictures of the table designs, all taken from my phone, so I apologize ahead of time.  Although they aren't the best pics, they show the lovely colors!  I hope to post some of the photographer's pics on my blog as some point in the future, there was a lovely decorate Chuppah too, and many other details.

wild jewel tone bridal bouquet for a wedding at the Brazil Room by Gorgeous and Green

And the Bridal Bouquet (via phone camera)

small bathroom arrangement by Gorgeous and Green at the Brazil Room

The bathroom arrangement

 

Centerpieces for a wedding at the Brazil Room by Gorgeous and Green

Centerpiece by Gorgeous and Green at the Brazil Room

Table arrangements

turkeys by the Brazil Room

While we were there setting up the decor, we ran into a few turkeys: Gobbles and Green, G&G
Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green for a wedding at the Brazilian Room

Dusk Vintage Wedding Decor at the Brazil Room

Here's a lovely set of pics from a Matt and Michaela's wedding that Gorgeous and Green provided sustainable floral decor for back in December, that featured a very vintage color scheme and a touch of snow.  

wedding couple at Brazilian Room, florals by Gorgeous and Green

Boutonniere with rustic feel at Brazilian Room Berkeley by Gorgeous and Green

Closeup of the vintage style bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

We used muted greys, creams, pinks, lavender and blues for the flowers and greens and included lichen branches for a bit of added rustic vintage flair.  The couple were married up at the Brazil Room in Berkeley's Tilden Park. We also did some lovely arrangements for the tables and ceremony space in mason jars and plenty of bouquets for the bridesmaids.    

Centerpieces and bridesmaid bouquets in pinks and blues and silver by Gorgeous and Green

Lots of locally grown slightly pink and green kale, local grey lambsear, local lichen branches, sustainable blue thistle and sustainable freesia.  Here's some close up shots of those flowers: Beautiful, vintage charm and frosty! In Green, Vintage Beauty and Health, G&G

Succulent green and mustard yellow bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

Gorgeous and Green Vintage California Style

Here's a couple of pics from a Chicago couple who tied the knot here in the East Bay.  They came all the way to California for a vintage style impromptu wedding with Gorgeous and Green decor that included local succulents, kale and crespedia.  The photographer was Rebecca Wilkowski Photography, a green photographer here in the Bay Area.  (We're both green certified businesses and happen to be friends too!)

 

Succulent and crespedia boutonniere by Gorgeous and Green

Succulent hydrangea dusty miller ranunculus bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

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
Costanoa Fall Wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Green Wedding at Costanoa

This fall Gorgeous and Green provided the wedding party and reception flowers for a quaint wedding at Costanoa lodge in Pescadero, CA.  The bride gave us a fairly loose idea of using local and seasonal flowers and branches, and we went with our own ideas. Take a look at some beautiful shots of the Costanoa grounds and the event designs.

The Thanksgiving Bride and her bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

Fall inspired Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

a bouquet with local crespedia, amaranth, celosia

Costanoa Ranch House

the Ranch House where the reception took place

The Wedding party at Costanoa florals by Gorgeous and Green

Ceremony decor at the altar space

Large arrangements for the Ceremony space at Costanoa by Gorgeous and Green

The Bride and her flower girls at Costanoa, florals by Gorgeous and Green 

Boutonnieres in fall colors by Gorgeous and Green

family boutonnieres

 

In green and health, G&G

December 23, 2011 by Pilar Zuniga
Florals by Gorgeous and Green at Flora Grubb Wedding

Gorgeous and Green on RUFFLED

Hello! Just wanted to mention that a wedding Gorgeous and Green worked on at Flora Grubb Gardens this past summer is on the wedding blog Ruffled.  Check it out: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-british-columbia-wedding/

Flora Grubb Wedding reception florals by Gorgeous and Green
Modern and colorful Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green
Bride and Groom in the Mission, San Francisco Florals by Gorgeous and Green
Hanging Reception Flowers by Gorgeous and Green, no floral foam
Hanging reception floral installation by Gorgeous and Green at Flora Grubb
Centerpiece design for a wedding at Flora Grubb Garden by Gorgeous and Green
Bride and the girls in the Mission florals by Gorgeous and Green

photos courtesy of Stephen Hughes Photography

In Green, Glamour and Health, G&G
Beautiful ombre cake with a cafe au lait dahlia

Beautiful and Green wedding at Flora Grubb

Here's more lovely pictures from the beautiful and green wedding at Flora Grubb Gardens that Gorgeous and Green participated in late July.  There was a great crew at the event including the wedding planner Vera Devera, the cake baker Alison Okabayashi and the photographer Stephen Hughes. Here are some of pictures by Stephen Hughes Photograhy that show some of the vivid color, life and romance of that day.

Hanging table arrangement for a wedding at Flora Grubb by Gorgeous and Green

Wedding table amongst the beautiful plants at Flora Grubb

Wedding cake with a luscious dahlia from Gorgeous and Green

 

Gorgeous cake by Two for Two Cakes

 

 

The Fun couple who had their wedding at Flora Grubb, florals by Gorgeous and Green

 

The wedding turned out beautifully thanks to some great partners in crime.

Thanks Stephen for the beautiful pics!

In Green, Beauty and Health,

G&G

 

Blog by Pilar Zuniga, owner of Gorgeous and Green,  a sustainable gift and floral boutique in Berkeley.  Pilar specializes in using locally grown and sustainably grown flowers and greens in floral displays for weddings, events, restaurants, offices, gift and home use.  The Gorgeous and Green boutique offers an array of local and sustainable gifts, jewelry, cards and local and sustainable or organic flowers.