Sunday, May 31, 2009

805 Wedding Feature

Sweet surprises around every corner these days...

Here's one I knew nothing about. A featured wedding in 805 weddings which is an extremely tasteful mag - if I do say so myself.

This is from a wedding we did at the Adamson House in Malibu for an extremely stylish couple and it shows. All the details are there, from the graphic runners paired with very bold and shapely centerpieces, to the parasols and yummy cupcakes, not to mention the gorgeous bride Shawn. Take a look.

Coordinated by Stephanie Lairson
Photographed by Katie Moos - VERY TALENTED GAL!-and a redhead!! Have to love that.

Sarah and Kevin Wed in Malibu

So as promised here are a few lovely images of Sarah and Kevin's wedding flowers before they left the studio. It was absolutely the perfect day in Malibu. Sunny with a nice breeze. The flowers looked radiant at the reception on the lawn of the Adamson House. And of course, so did the bride!!! She really seemed so perfectly ready and happy. We can't wait to show you more images from the day when we have them. So stay tuned...

The Bride's bouquet...a mix of lilac, fair bianca roses, peonies from Oregon, truly amazing white tweedia, in a cuff of rose tipped honeysuckle from our garden.

The Bridesmaids' bouquets were so sweet and demure. Sweet peas with twisty vines still attached, ranunculas, peonies, a single blush garden rose, with geranium.

I really thought these bouts of honeysuckle and tweedia were a fun mix of old fashioned and fun. Pure whimsy.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Teaser - Sarah and Kevin Wed

Saturday morning...catching a little Willy Wonka (the original) with my little A-cicle. We are off to Sarah and Kevin's wedding at the Adamson House in Malibu today. I am so thrilled with the flowers we have done for this event, but don't want to give it all away before the bride even gets to see them. So this is just a teaser.

Evidence of Alice in the studio...

Lemonade stand flowers...


more to come...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

P.S. Flowerwild on the Bride's Cafe

One more thing..and this is WAY cool. Our first post on the Bride's Cafe went up this morning. We will be doing one featured piece for the wonderful Janie Medley on a biweekly basis, so I hope you will all follow her blog to see more...if you don't already! Her site is a great place to find all kinds of unique inspiration and high quality vendors. So glad to officially be a part of it. Go look now!

Springtime Corporate Flowers

Got to make this a quick one!!! Lots of wedding prep yet to do. And I can't wait to get started today because I have my usual accomplice -ALICE, and yesterday we were joined by the arrival of some sweet little sparrow babies! A whole nest of them tweeting away in the eaves just outside the studio door. Alice just thinks this is GRAND. And I have to admit, so do I.

These are some pics of the finished pieces we did for a corporate event in Sacramento. Who says corporate flowers have to be ugly, fugly, ugly? Not I. Please tell everyone else. People who work in little gray cubicles and have to go to conventions and such can really appreciate a gorgeous flower arrangement. Just let them try it versus an oh so boring pave of god know what.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weekend Wilderness

Gearing up for a long run of weddings. It is the so called "calm before the storm" which is not calm at all! But you know what's great?


Flowers are great! They are surprising, beautiful, inspiring....the list goes on. This week I found a few unique items at the market and in our own garden that made making these arrangements so effortless. It's like playing at the park. swinging in a swing, eating cotton candy without the bellyache, a perfect kiss. Know what I mean? Sometimes I am just so in awe of mother nature. Makes me feel kind of small but great all the same.

Local peonies are AMAZING right now. And some surprising items are a rose-like woody branch called "hawthorne" Never seen it before and it reminds me of a a heartier, less messy spirea with small red/pink flowers.
Allium...the teeny tiny star shaped white flower. Also a favorite of mine that is only around for a few weeks in late spring.

From the Flowerwild garden....passion vine, honeysuckle, I LOVE their wild touch!

These Coral tree peonies are delicious and they just get better as time goes by, opening up to reveal a their graphic stamen and slowly bleaching to a very pale white pink petal. These narcissus just make me smile. Happy happy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Flowerwild wedding - Alicia and Joel

So you all saw the images I snapped of these bouquets and centerpieces we did for Alicia back in April. Now take a look at how it all came together on the actual day.
Venue: Chevy Case Country Club in Glendale
Images Courtesy of : Jeffery Neal Photography,

Hellebores napkin treatment

A pretty window box of Cherry Blossom we created as a backdrop for the band. It lights up!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

InStyle Weddings feature

Here's a little bit of blog press from our friends at InStyle weddings! Love it.

And you can see a mention of our little blog in this month's issue of Better Homes and Gardens! Nice zine with lots of pretty pics.

Today's inspiration for pure beauty:

Friday, May 15, 2009

A subtle palette - Diane's wedding

Blue is a hard flower color...not too many choices out there that are true blue, so to speak. Delphinium, cornflower, muscari, and hydrangea are a few; but none of these flowers really work well together. They are different shapes, sizes, lengths, vary in tenderness etc. So it is definitely a challenge making them work together. Plus too much of any one color just tends to look washed out - especially BLUE.
So I trusted my own artistic intuition here and married in some purples and some purples on the verge of magenta. I think the results are subtle but very pretty.

Here's the palette before we put the arrangements together:

Here are the finished pieces and my little intern. She gets the best chair for some reason - even though I'm the boss. I'm always standing.


cooling out after a hard day's work in the studio.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Citrus Samples

These are images from a juicy sample we did for our lovely June Bride...Usually I am anti-glitter, but in this case I'll make an exception. Have you ever seen "Little Shop of Horrors?" Well, if you have you'll know that the lead actress is a very colorful florist who loves to dust her arrangements with "glitta." Sometimes you have just give credit where credit is due. Love that movie! Anywho - you get the idea.

Does it make you think of a feast under the Tuscan sun? mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy. I am really excited to see the decadent tablescapes all together on the day. Though, I think we will take it down a notch from the orange to a softer sunset-y peach. Oh, it is going to be absolutely scrumptious!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mommy's Day

We tried to take it easy this year for mommy day, but that's always impossible. Lots of running around topped off by a nice late afternoon margarita with my honey and the little A. She loves spicy salsa and tomatoes. Who knew?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flowerwild begginings

Lest there be any confusion about where my love of flowers comes from....

Note the super hair cut...