local grown bouquet and girly things gift basket La Femme by Gorgeous and Green

Valentines is just around the corner...

A nice sampling of some new gift basket offerings in the online store as well as a few examples of the Valentines Day offerings for delivery February 14th to Berkeley Oakland and Emeryville.
unique and sculptural floral design by Gorgeous and Green

Flower designs flying out the boutique lately...

We've been really busy making beautiful locally grown flower arrangements (using organic when available)!  And if you didn't know, we offer local bicycle gift delivery via our friends at Pedal Express!

Did I mention we were awarded the Best of Berkeley 2013 Award?

Here are a few samples of what's been coming out of the boutique:

Gorgeous and Green's April Blooms arrangement featuring Spring flowers

The new "April Blooms" available for a limited time from the online store for local delivery

Multicolor Arrangements for an event at David Brower Center by Gorgeous and Green

Some beautiful and bright arrangements for an event at the David Brower Center in Berkeley

Calla and Tulip arrangement for delivery in Berkeley by Gorgeous and Green

A fun local calla and tulip bouquet for a local delivery

Pedal Express Bike courier delivering Gorgeous and Green arrangements to Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville

Pedal Express doing the local delivery thing!

The flower array at the Gorgeous and Green boutique

A sampling of some of our flowers at the boutique

In Local Green Beauty, bikes and health,

G&G

hand painted sign for Gorgeous and Green

G&G on College!

Hello! It's been a fun few months here at the new boutique, and as we settle into the new location, I have gotten back into blogging.  I'd like to just share a few pics from the new location of Gorgeous and Green at 2946 College Ave in Berkeley's Elmwood.  In case you haven't been there yet, we are smack dab in between Ici Ice Cream and Summer Kitchen, so come by for some unique local gifts/plant/flower bouquets and grab a snack at our neighbor's. Here's our locally hand-painted sign:

 

The Gorgeous and Green boutique sign, handpainted

And the shop from the front:

Gorgeous and Green outside on College Ave, Berkeley

And the boutique inside, notice the reclaimed chandeliers and the G's filled with airplants:

Inside the Gorgeous and Green boutique, Berkeley Elmwood

We hope to see you soon! Pilar and the G&G team 

Simple boutonnieres with a french garden feel by Gorgeous and Green

Some Gorgeous and Green Boutonnieres

This past fall we had quite a few lovely weddings, and that means many boutonnieres! Here are a few pics of my favorite boutonnieres:

Various golden yellow boutonnieres by Gorgeous and Green for a wedding at Marin Headlands

from a fun fall wedding in Sausalito

french wildflower boutonnieres for a photoshoot with a and b creative

french garden bouts for a shoot with A&B Creative

various boutonnieres for a wedding by Gorgeous and green, 20 in all!

20 Boutonnieres and every boutonniere was different!

 

Mossy dianthus for a boutonniere by Gorgeous and Green, wedding in the Redwoods

mossy boutonnieres for a local wedding

A simple calla boutonniere with spanish moss by Gorgeous and Green, for a wedding in Santa Cruz

Spanish moss boutonnieres for a wedding in Moss Beach!

Boutonnieres are fun, and can be a creative way to add color and texture. In Locally Grown and Green, G&G PS: If you are in the market for Wedding floral decor this year and still haven't booked, please contact us ASAP!  We are doing a limited number of weddings this year, so don't delay.  We are having a booking special for remaining dates in 2013.  No delivery fee on local wedding decor budgets over $3,000. (within a 75 mile radius)
Vintage chair with mossy and dramatic bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

A Mossy Crimson Wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Gorgeous and Green had a wedding this summer that featured bright mossy greens and dark reds, burgundy and crimson.  The brightness of that lichen green against the crimson and burgundy was so wonderful.  The bride requested a mossy feel for the boutonnieres, and so I used some sustainably grown mossy green dianthus. Photos by Nima Salimi

The Mossy and crimson Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

bridal bouquet for a mossy crimson wedding by Gorgeous and Green

The bridal bouquet

bridesmaids and their bouquets for a wedding in Calistoga by Gorgeous and Green

The bridesmaids and their bouquets

mossy boutonnieres by Gorgeous and Green for a Calistoga Wedding

and the mossy boutonnieres

The Bride and her bridesmaids, wedding flowers by Gorgeous and Green

Very fun. In sustainable beauty, 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
tropical cabbage arrangement for a local farm to table restaurant in berkeley by gorgeous and green

Gorgeous and Green's Tropical Cabbage

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.

cabbage leaves and tropical flowers by Gorgeous and Green for a local restaurant

In local and sometimes edible fun, G&G

Berkeley office arrangement by Gorgeous and Green

Business flowers by Gorgeous and Green

Here are a couple of pics of some arrangements Gorgeous and Green has done for local East Bay businesses who are committed to local and sustainable practices and materials.

rustic bronze arrangement by Gorgeous and Green for a local business office in Berkeley

A rustic and branchy arrangement for a local Berkeley Office

long lasting office arrangement for a local berkeley office by Gorgeous and Green

A long-lasting arrangement, this is what it looked like one week after drop-off!

In Green, local businesses and beauty,

G&G

Calla and artichoke restaurant arrangement by Gorgeous and Green

G&G decor at Origen in April

I would like to continue sharing what Gorgeous and Green does at Origen restaurant in Berkeley, so here are a few more pics from my phone.  This week I tried to incorporate the local white calla lilies, that we've been getting from a local organic grower in Oakland, lovely local blooming camelia branches and some ornamental artichokes, since it is a restaurant! Here are two arrangements, one for the bar and a larger more branchy one for the main dining room:

calla and artichoke arrangement for local farm to table restaurant in Berkeley

Large dining room arrangement for local restaurant in Berkeley by Gorgeous and Green

Sorry it's a little fuzzy!

In Green and Local Beauty,

Gorgeous and Green