Summer flower garland by Gorgeous and Green for a local wedding with sunflowers! and dahlias

Sunny Sunflowers and other late summer blooms last fall

Lat summer, early fall is a wonderful time of year for flowers and for sunshine.  Here's some sunny beauty we created for a small event order that came in from our online ordering system. 
Beautiful vintage and overgrown Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

Wedding bliss at Nature Friends in Oakland

Beautiful Bouquets, Summer blooms, Redwoods and views. This summer I created one of my favorite bridal bouquets for Brian and Emily who got hitched at the Oakland Nature Friends in the Oakland hills. It was a spectacular day.
January 19, 2017 by Pilar Zuniga
Citrus and Sunset inspired wedding at the Presidio

Citrus and Sunset inspired wedding at the Presidio

This Summer we created some beautiful designs for a wedding at the Presidio.  From large floral pieces in copper buckets, to sprawling table designs featuring citrus, it was a lot of beautiful color and texture in the Log Cabin. Take a look at some of the beauty from the day: 

The large bucket arrangements at the studio

The large Arrangements getting their finishing touches at the studio.

 

Table designs with flowers. leaves and fruits.

Flower and leaf installation on each table Flower and leaf installation on each table, check out the blood oranges and grapefruits.

Cheese "Cake" with lots of fruit and bloom details.

Cheese cake decorated with citrus and leaves Cheese cake decorated with citrus and leaves

The two large pieces at the reception.

Decorating the large Fireplace Decorating the large Fireplace

His and Hers seating details by Gorgeous and Green.

Details of the couple's seating arrangement.

Wedding tablescape with citrus and leaves by Gorgeous and Green.

Table like a canvas painted with leaves and flowers The tables were like a canvas painted with leaves and flowers.

Dahlia and blood oranges.

Flowers, leaves and fruit Flowers, leaves and fruit

Unique Table design by Gorgeous and Green

Up close with the citrus details Up close with the citrus details

Simple Calla bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green.

The Simple and Natural Bridal Bouquet. 

 

It was a beautiful and bright occasion.  

G&G

August 09, 2016 by Pilar Zuniga
Rustic and Romantic Yosemite Wedding

Rustic and Romantic Yosemite Wedding

It's prime wedding season, and we get asked to create designs in all manner of colors, textures and styles.  Our favorite are natural and lush arrangements.  This wedding order for a ceremony in Yosemite included a wild and textural feel, with bright and natural colors.  We wanted to use flowers that would last in the heat as well. Take a look at some of the rustic, wild elegance we created for this couple.

Yosemite wedding couple florals by Gorgeous and Green

A beautiful view and wedding couple in Yosemite. Photo by Juan Pablo Barrientos  

The Rustic protea and summer blooms bridal bouquet for a Yosemite wedding.

Rustic and Natural Bridal Bouquet

Strawflower detailed wedding corsage by Gorgeous and Green.

Rustic and Natural wrist corsage

 

Yosemite Bride with head garland by Gorgeous and Green

The Bride among the trees with her Boho Head Garland. Photo by Juan Pablo Barrientos viojf.com

 

Caramel coffee colored rose head garland for the bride in Yosemite, by Gorgeous and Green.

Rustic and Natural dusty rose head crown for the Bride Rustic and Natural dusty rose head crown for the Bride

Yosemite rustic wedding wrist corsages and boutonnieres in teal and summer brights by Gorgeous and Green

Rustic and Natural Boutonnieres and ribbon wrapped wrist corsages

Teal ribbons, corals, pinks and and blues for a summer bride by Gorgeous and Green

The Bridal Bouquet highlighted with a lovely teal ribbon

 

Wedding ceremony in Yosemite National Park, florals by Gorgeous and Green

The Beautiful Bouquet added to this unique and natural wedding ceremony. Photo by Juan Pablo Barrientos viojf.com

 

Couple in Yosemite for wedding

Absolutely beautiful. Photo by Juan Pablo Barrientos viojf.com

G&G

July 19, 2016 by Pilar Zuniga
More from the Vintage Inspired Berkeley City Club Wedding Part 2

More from the Vintage Inspired Berkeley City Club Wedding Part 2

Here are more beautiful images from last Summer's Vintage inspired wedding at the Berkeley City Club.  The centerpieces were so fun to dream up, lots of fun vintage pieces like phones and typewriters, vases and candlesticks.  The best part about all this decor, it was the epitome of reuse! Here is the second segment of beautiful shots from the photographer Sonya Yruel...  

simple boutonniere with blue thistle, florals by Gorgeous and Green for wedding Berkeley City Club

Sweet garden rose boutonniere with thistle

rented vintage items and florals by Gorgeous and Green for wedding Berkeley City Club

Vintage Phone and little pot centerpiece.  

vintage mirror centerpiece, florals by Gorgeous and Green for wedding Berkeley City Club

Love this vintage mirror, ferns and feathers as a centerpiece.

vintage typewriter centerpiece florals by Gorgeous and Green for wedding Berkeley City Club

Vintage typewriter and nice accents makes for a vintage and lively centerpiece.

Bridal bouquet with feather by Gorgeous and Green for wedding Berkeley City Club

Beautiful and lush vintage inspired bouquet.

burgundy and green florals by Gorgeous and Green for wedding Berkeley City Club

Fun and dramatic arrangement in a vintage glass vase.

Bride and Groom at the Berkeley City Club, floral design by Gorgeous and Green

The lovely couple in the garden courtyard.

G&G
July 01, 2016 by Pilar Zuniga
A small and sweet wine country wedding

A small and sweet wine country wedding

Last summer a good friend's sister got married in Napa at the Hans Fahden winery in Calistoga.  The ceremony and reception was a small gathering of close friends and family.  I was so very happy to help them with their personal flowers and overjoyed to see how beautiful everyone looked.  The location is so breathtaking and sweet. Take a look for yourself:

Coral, pink and peach wedding flowers by Gorgeous and Green in Napa Calistoga Hans Fahden Winery

Photos provided by Jen Philips Photography

Coral, pink and peach Round Bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green in Napa Calistoga Hans Fahden Winery

Coral, pink and peach wedding flowers by Gorgeous and Green in Napa Calistoga Hans Fahden Winery

Wedding in Napa Calistoga Hans Fahden Winery

Bride and Groom in the grapevines, flowers by Gorgeous and Green in Napa Calistoga Hans Fahden Winery

Bride and her sister, florals by Gorgeous and Green in Napa Calistoga Hans Fahden Winery

Photos provided by Jen Philips Photography Beautiful, G&G

March 07, 2016 by Pilar Zuniga
Oversized bouquets for bay area brides

Oversized bouquets for bay area brides

Current wedding trends include oversized or large and trailing bouquets for brides and their bridesmaids.  Here are a few examples of a couple of large bridal bouquets we created this past summer.  The brides looked better with them than I do, so I hope to showcase some of their photos in a later post. We currently have two style options in our online boutique, a "rounded" bouquet and the "oversized" bouquet.  We are seeing about half of all brides choosing the larger option.  We look forward to creating more this year.  

Sunset colored bridal bouquet with art nouveau design style by Gorgeous and Green

Sunset inspired bouquet for a bridal bouquet, with a vintage art nouveau feel.

Oversized foliage, lotus and soft blush cafe au lait dahlia bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

Local grown blush blooms with poppy pods and overflowing greens.

 

In giant beautiful blooms, G&G

February 01, 2016 by Pilar Zuniga
a quick post of plum and cream for a wedding at San Francisco City Hall

a quick post of plum and cream for a wedding at San Francisco City Hall

A long time friend of mine got hitched at San Francisco City Hall a few months back, and reached out to me for a beautiful bridal bouquet and boutonniere.  Of course, I had to oblige and try to knock their socks off.  Here is a quick pic of each that they used for their simple but beautiful City Hall wedding.

small boutonniere with garden rose and purple for SF City Hall Wedding by Gorgeous and Green

San Francisco City Hall boutonniere

Bridal Bouquet with cafe au lait dahlias, anemones, david austen roses for SF City Hall Wedding by Gorgeous and Green

San Francisco City Hall Bridal Bouquet   

 

All local flowers and never any floral foam!   G&G

January 24, 2016 by Pilar Zuniga
Local beauty for a local artist

Local beauty for a local artist

This summer we were chosen by one of our very own featured boutique artists, Kyla of Impressed by Nature, to do her wedding flowers!  She ordered some beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party and simple blooms for lots of bottle and jars she collected. Kyla is the creator of beautiful pressed flower jewelry designs, made from local blooms.  She uses copper findings for the metal's healing benefits, and has started to include beautiful glass, wood and metal beads as part of her designs.  

Local grown flowers for a bride and her bridesmaids by Gorgeous and Green

The colors were all colors of coral, including peach and blush tones with succulent greens.  

Closeup of the Bridal bouquet with succulents by Gorgeous and Green

We used all locally grown flowers, including blush cafe au lait dahlias, sage succulent rosettes, peach gravillia, coral dahlias, coral garden roses, protea, coral passion vine and lots of greens. Take a look at the beautiful couple and blooms who were a part of the beautiful day:

Local artist Kayla of Impressed by Nature, wedding florals by Gorgeous and Green

The wedding party with fresh florals by Gorgeous and Green

Wedding View at the Panoramic Venue in Berkeley

Beautiful couple, wedding and view. G&G

October 28, 2015 by Pilar Zuniga
Wedding flowers at St Vincent's with a touch of Tuscany

Wedding flowers at St Vincent's with a touch of Tuscany

A few weekends ago we created designs for a lovely wedding at St. Vincent's church and reception venue.  A beautiful old church and grounds in San Rafael, Marin County. The couple wanted bright and colorful flowers with a flavor of tuscany, to match with the grounds and details of the venue. We used all local grown flowers, and since we are a green business, we never use floral foam.  Even the centerpieces are floral foam-free, which is tough to do with such low containers.

 

Colorful tuscan style arrangements for a wedding at St Vincent's School for Boys

A beautiful lush and low centerpieces of local blooms and vines.

Two large and branchy arrangements for the altar at St Vincent's School for Boys by Gorgeous and Green

The two large altar arrangements full of greens and bright blooms.

The aisle and inside of the chapel at St Vincent's School for Boys in San Rafael

Rows of centerpieces by Gorgeous and Green waiting to be used at the St Vincent's School for Boys

Some of the centerpieces, waiting for their turn.

Bridal bouquet and boutonniere in softer shades by Gorgeous and Green

 

The Bridal bouquet and boutonniere, with a lush and romantic look. Featuring local grown dahlias, garden roses and passion vine.

The inside of the church at St. Vincents, featuring pew arrangements and two large altar arrangements.  G&G

September 21, 2015 by Pilar Zuniga