Destination Wedding in Carmel, Sneak Peek

Destination Wedding in Carmel, Sneak Peek

This past year we were able to do a few destination weddings at some wonderful properties in our home state, the beautiful California. Here is a sneak peak at the amazing color and joy we presented for a couple in Carmel, CA this fall. 

Julia and Paras hosted a multi-day feté to pay homage to their combined diverse cultures. Western/American, Japanese and Indian cultures were taken into consideration in choosing food, ceremony and decor.

The 3 day event took place at The Holly Farm. Filled with lush gardens, crushed granite pathways, garden nooks and plenty of natural beauty and peace. Our floral, plant and fruit designs matched perfectly; but also stood out in the most flavorful way.

All photos by the talented Laurken Kendall

Wedding couple at Holly Farm in Carmel with Gorgeous and Green Flower design beautiful photo by https://laurkenkendall.com/

The couple during the ceremony under the Gorgeous and Green mandap decor.

The top of the mandap decor by Gorgeous and Green with hanging marigolds and the lush trees of Holly Farm behind

The couple had two ceremonies, the first was an Indian ceremony that took place on the lawn at Holly Farm. The second was a western ceremony that took place in the grotto by the oak tree.

The Couple in their western dress for the western ceremony at Holly Farm with Gorgeous and Green designs

 The couple with the bride's bouquet by Gorgeous and Green featuring fall sugarbush protea, local grown hanging amaranth, celosia, spider gerbera, gladiola and foliage.

 

Bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green featuring local grown and seasonal flowers for a wedding in Carmel at Holly Farm

 

The Hanging install of branches muslin and flowers by Gorgeous and Green at a wedding in carmel

And a beautiful shot of a table piece with some mango, persimmon and palm fruit for extra texture and the feeling of abundance.

A shot of the table decor by Gorgeous and Green with fruits and textures for the second dinner at Holly Farm for a multi day wedding

Planning: Lily Spruce

Catering: La Créme Monterey

Small Wedding? Our small event orders are what’s up!

Small Wedding? Our small event orders are what’s up!

small event order bridal bouquet

From passionate elopements, to drastically pared-down pandemic guest lists, love always finds a way. Gorgeous & Green offers a Small Event Order option as a more economic choice for those seeking an intimate ceremony without sacrificing the romance of fresh flowers. 

Bite sized wedding ceremonies can provide a special level of sweetness. Whittling your guest list has a cascading effect on the total budget for your wedding day.

A smaller venue, fewer plates of food, and fewer overall flowers gives you extra funds to put toward increasing the quality of your experience. Extra care can be spent on luxurious blooms for the bride, a decadent menu, or live entertainment. Your connection with your guests is also deepened, and you may even get to (gasp!) hang out with everyone!

Small Event Order Sunflower Wedding

 

If you're just looking for the essentials: bridal bouquet, a few boutonnieres, bridal party bouquets, a few centerpieces and/or bud vases, the Small Event Order is the way to do it. 

 

Small Event Order Boutonnieres  

The deets: 
  • $800 minimum (the full service minimum is 6k)
  • choose your color scheme
  • send us up to 3 inspo pics
  • order your items à la carte on the website
  • pickup or inquire about delivery (setup not included)

 

and voila! You're set to sail through your special day.

 

In our next blog, I'll discuss options for using the Small Event Order option for non-wedding gatherings. Planning a birthday, retirement, celebration of life, graduation, or divorce party? We got you.
Gorgeous & Green Does California Tropical for Preservation Park Wedding

Gorgeous & Green Does California Tropical for Preservation Park Wedding

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

We had such an awesome time putting together a refined take on a tropical theme for Bonnie and Dylan’s nuptials at Preservation Park in Oakland. 

The bridal party looked super smooth decked out in creamy tones, allowing the florals to add the drama. Think: Piña Colada vibes. 

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

As Summer edged into Autumn, the couple bathed in the sun’s golden glow, surrounded by their loved ones. The classic Victorian elegance of Preservation Park sparkled with stunning structures dating to the 1870s.

The buildings in the park are former homes, which have been preserved and refurbished to accommodate nonprofits and small businesses with a focus on social and/or environmental justice. It’s a super special place to exchange vows with your loved one. 

As always, all of our designs are done without any floral foam or plastics. 

Without further ado  feast your eyes on more of the fabulous photos  taken by South and West Photo!

 

 Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

The beautiful bride and her maids with our ceremony installation peeking through behind them.

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

The Groom and his men looking festive and dapper in their cream suits.

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

A few of our favorite moments from the oyster bar, blanket station, and welcome table.

Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

 A sweet flatlay of the invitations studded with blooms alongside a breathtaking tablescape shot. 

 Gorgeous and Green Wedding Flowers

Who doesn't love a good chair swag? ;)

 

All right, that's all for now! Make sure to get in touch if you're planning your wedding for 2022. Things are filling up fast and it would be our pleasure to help make your floral fantasies come true for your big day!

Please check out website for more information or send us a message via our contact form.

Last Fall in Oakland

Last Fall in Oakland

Small Fall Pandemic Wedding in 2020 was not just sweet but gloriously beautiful and heartfelt with jewel tone drama and lively floral design.
Sunflower wedding at the Hotel Shattuck and Berkeley Botanical Garden by Gorgeous and Green

Sunny wedding in Berkeley

A beautiful array of colorful photos from a wedding Gorgeous and Green created floral designs for last year. From a wedding at the UC Botanical Garden and Hotel Shattuck in Berkeley.
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