I was recently asked to collaborate with a marketing and branding guru, Anastasia from The Identite Collective. She was in need of beautiful florals for a two day workshop at the famed Oh Happy Day Studios in SF, and I was in need of some great pointers to help me with my brand and social media marketing. It was friendship and collaboration magic, and I believe we both got a lot out of helping each other. It was also a great opportunity to create supportive community, and with some amazing business gals to boot. Here are a few photos from the fantastic weekend workshop and the florals. If you are in need of a marketing guru who specializes in women entrepreneurs, check her out!
All photos by JennaLynnPhotography
Bright and festive colors and blooms for this couple's Summer wedding in Tiburon. They chose a beautiful location in Marin, with the ceremony on a bluff in Marin and the Reception in the historic China Cabin. With beautiful cobalt dresses and the water surrounding the venue, these shades of golden yellow and plum really popped. Photos by our friend and lovely photographer Sonya Yruel....
Adorable lineup of the boutonnieres in shades of golden yellow, white and plum. Can you guess which one is the groom's?
Sweet bright bouquets look amazing against that cobalt blue.
Boutonniere special for the groom
That wild and natural bridal bouquet.
Beautiful wild blooms decorating the buffet of nibbles.
The sweet and stylish couple.
Beautiful ceremony scene from the top of an ocean hill in Marin.
Last summer I got the green light to create beautifully detailed designs for a vintage inspired wedding at Berkeley's famous Berkeley City Club.
The couple I worked with were wonderful, and they also gave some design reign to create some interesting tablescapes with vintage pieces as well as plants and flowers, a wonderful card display, beautiful bridal bouquet and I even got to pick the color scheme. Overall, I had a blast and the couple said their guests just loved it. Here is the first segment of some beautiful shots from the photographer Sonya Yruel...
First: the Bride and the Groom
The amazing architecture by local favorite Julia Morgan:
This beautifully designed set of windows and the vintage window below that we used to help people find their seats. After they were done, it said this:
This beautiful vintage inspired arrangement with peacock feathers and their eyes....
This amazing shot of the couple at the swimming pool.
Stay tuned for more pictures from the event in the next installment.... G&G
Gorgeous and Green is having a ball at the new Studio in Oakland. We are devoting more time to our local bike delivered flowers, corporate work and our designs for large events. After we get a little more settled and get things more organized, we hope to have a small evening cocktail party at the new space this May. We'll share the details shortly! For now, take a look at what we've come up with lately...
Rustic protea, orchid and lily arrangement for a fun and textural tablescape.
A large and swooping arrangement with our signature abundance of greens and interesting foliage.
A sweet baby floral crown for a newborn.
In Green, Health and Local Beauty, G&G
There were so many wonderful weddings this summer for Gorgeous and Green Here are a few photos of the simple and natural designs we did for one of our local makers, Tricia of Typelites soy candles. She got married at San Francisco City Hall and had a reception at Sir Francis Drake Hotel. We included beautiful ferns, fun flyaways and white seasonal blooms in concrete containers. All made without floral foam, using our friend: chicken wire. Take a look:
The Simple white and green bouquet, perfect for a SF City Hall Wedding.
A simple white rose boutonniere, perfect for City Hall.
The Beautiful Art Nouveau window at SF CIty Hall.
Simple white and green airy centerpieces in ceramic pots for the reception at the Sir Francis Drake.
Unfortunately, I found a large glob of floral foam there. It's sad. It is full of yucky toxic chemicals and not only is it not biodegradable, but those yucky chemicals pollute the water and the air around it. It's unfair to the fish, humans, amoebas, birds, sea lions and crabs that may have come into contact with it. Please don't use floral foam. It's not worth it. There are many other ways to make and find beauty that are more sustainable....
There were a total of 26 tables in the space, and it was tricky to find something that would fit on the very narrow tables. I also wanted to include the GAFFTA logo and modern charcoal color, so I came up with this:
In Green, Beauty and Health, G&G