Friday, December 18, 2009

Style Me Pretty Feature - San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

Sorry I'm so far behind with my posts...Yikes. I have so much to catch up on- but, on the plus side this means there's a load of pretty images to show you over the next few holiday weeks.

My favorite intimate wedding of the 2009 season was featured this week on Style Me Pretty. Photographed by Jessica Claire, Coordinated by Alexandra Kolendrianos, Film by Curtis of Living Cinema - this wedding was the perfect blend of beautiful elements. A gorgeous ceremony area, delightful weather, the old world charm of the ranch, a divinely decadent tabletop of dahlias, garden roses, ranunculas - and of course, Carrie & Jay. What a sweet couple.
Please see the full coverage of it in 5 parts:
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flowerwild Workshops Debut!!!

Hello to all my loyal lovely readers! I am most excited to announce that Flowerwild has launched our Workshop Site!!!! With the first dates announced for March 10th and 11th of 2010.
You know - when I was looking to get back into flowers, I did a ton of research and scoured the planet for a school that could teach me how to design flowers. There was literally NOTHING out there. Zip, zero. Well maybe a few Ikebana classes...but that's it!
Our San Ysidro Ranch Workshop is the first in a series, designed to give aspiring floral artists real first-hand exposure to a working event environment. Building a palette and drawing out your individual artistic vision, sumptuous flowers, expert advice on how to launch your own business or push your existing one to the next level.
This will be an amazing experience for all who attend...2 days in gorgeous Santa Barbara. Yeah!!!!!!!! I hope to meet many of you there so we can bond over all the beauteous spring blossoms. Let's get together and design an event that is out-of-this world. It will be SO SO fun, I honestly can't wait.

Check out all the LOVELY people and vendors who will be contributing to this unique event:

Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings
- Just look at her work to be completely swept away by her sense of style and ability to infuse beauty in an event with such ease.

Bonnie Tsang
- a photographer with a wonderfully artistic eye. Soon to be very booked up in 2010 if she isn't already!!

Florabundance - floral wholesale joint in SB. Beautiful, lush flowers...

San Ysidro Ranch
- this is the premiere venue for luxury weddings in Santa Barbara. There is nothing else quite like it!

Sound like fun? Absolutely!!!!Now go check out the Workshop site and Register to book your space now.

PS please contact me directly if you would like to gift this to someone, or would like to give a gift certificate toward the tuition!!!! What an awesome present for a flower lover.

Image of moi by Lisa Romerein for Sunset Magazine

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Flowerwild Wedding - Featured on Ruffled Blog!

Jennie and Ryan's wedding was featured on my new favorite wedding blog for inspiration:
Ruffled Blog

It has oodles and oodles of magical pics of brides who are looking for ways to put a vintage spin on their wedding. Gowns, flowers, decor etc. I highly recommend making it a daily read.

Jennie is a truly stylish person. I loved everything about the way this wedding came together. Jennie and I worked on the colors- shifting from a bold juicy, fruity palette to this final look. Fuchsias set against the bold blues. I couldn't believe how crazy beautiful the clematis vine was. Honestly, it made the bouquets feel as if they were "growing" which was so perfect for the Smog Shoppe setting where there is a living garden growing out of the walls. Man vs Nature. Nature wins all the time.
Another flowers that was a complete stand out for me was this raspberry/plum colored cabbage rose that was variegated - or striped! Laura from Docuvitae captured the event is a truly breathtaking way. Her style is so timeless and refreshing. Check out this wedding featured on Ruffled Blog here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Two Beauties!

I have to delay my big news for a couple of stay tuned! It's exciting stuff. Just need to fine tune some things.

In the meantime, here's what an early morning studio session looks like at Flowerwild. Wild flowers, wild girlie! She's quite the little helper and I love her sooooo much.
P.S. 2010 is booking up VERY QUICKLY so I urge you Flowerwild lovers to set up your consultation with us soon! I want to meet you and talk flowers!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ehiku and Ingo wed - Peanut too!

Some clients are just RAD.( I pulled that word out of an old box from 1993) But it's the darn truth. Ehiku and Ingo were wed in Malibu, cliff-side, then had everyone back to their place for the party. Doing these flowers was so effortless and easy because Ehiku was so relaxed. She completely entrusted me with the design of the whole day.
I should have the professional shots own images will have to do for now. Love the look of the long terracotta pots down the raw wood tables. Missing these garden roses SO right now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Featured on Junebug Weddings

Starting to panic as I realize Christmas is about a month away! But there are lots of good things happening here. My little Alice is chatting up a storm and now will say "luv you!" among a myriad of other things. She is currently perusing the pages of the latest InStyle weddings mag, all cozied up next to me. She digs the diamonds.
Speaking of diamonds - check out this jewel of a piece on a wedding we did back in June with the lovely Mindy Weiss. Photographed by JLG Studios. Our new friends at Junebug weddings decided to feature it! Woo hoo!!!! See the posts here and here.
I have some big announcements coming soon so be sure to follow in the coming weeks...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Napa wedding - Images by Jose Villa!

I have been showing you bits and pieces of this wedding for some time now. Recently got these precious jewels of imagery back from Jose Villa. Again, this one is being submitted for publication so I can just give you a glimpse of what we did. Lots of other pretty details to come later. I just discovered my new-found crush on amaryllis. So often I dismiss them as a holiday flower. But they are so wildy beautiful. Everything about this wedding was intoxicatingly pretty. Is that a word? Oh what the heck - you know what I mean.

The Bridesmaids' posies of Apricot Nectar and ranunculas.

Her bouquet....a ruffly twist of charles austin roses with some very unique hebe and coral passion vine finishing it off.

Vivid bouts.

The reception. Oh la la ths place is booootiful!

Images by Jose Villa
Flowers by Flowerwild
Venue Beaulieu Gardens
Coordinated by Brandy Cabral of Bliss Event Productions
Lighting by Got Light
Linens by La Tavola