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.
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.
all photos by JRotstenphotographer.com
In Local Green Love,
OOps, forgot to mention a while ago, that some lovely designs by Gorgeous and Green were featured in a blog post on 100 Layer cake featuring the owner of Mignonne here in Berkeley and A and B Creative. Photos by Delbarr Moradi Check it out....
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.
Photography by Claire Mulkey and Daniela Fedorowicz
She provided a collection of found vases for us to use as her centerpieces, and each arrangement consisted of a trio of vases artistically filled with blooms, ferns and branches. Most of the vases were salvaged or reused and then reused again when she invited guests to take them home. The arranged centerpieces were all different, and I loved how they turned out. I only have a few pics to share, but you get the idea:
A good friend of the bride made some paper flowers to use in the decor and I attached those to a fern garland I lined the aisle with.
Even the boutonnieres were delicate jewels with both local scabiosa flowers and pods.
In Green and Health, G&G
The host table has one yellow pincusion in a vintage candlewick drinking glass.
The Large French bucket in the back is stacked with bushy branches and some bright organic and local sunflowers.
The vintage vase (my favorite vase) has some pink protea and lovely local amaranth, organic bells of ireland and local branches and berries.
Photo by Terry McCarthy tmcphotography.comRead more about this wedding at my other blog location on the Knot's Green.Weddings.com website. I have many more weddings and pics to include, so I'll be posting in the coming weeks, stay tuned. In Green and Health, G&G
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