Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Karen & Gabe photographed by Tinywater

Alison from alisonulshofferevents.net refereed Karen and Gabe, what a special couple, they are beautiful on the inside and out. Caroline and Dan from http://www.tinywaterblog.com/ Captured them so beautifully! Tinywater has such a beautiful style, I never get tired of looking at the images they create, true artistry done with a great eye and a lens.








I asked my officemate and partner in crime Stephanie to create these silk rosettes, I love how they turned out.
stephaniejdesigns.blogspot.com
























Carissa with www.sugarandspice.me Did a fabulous dessert bar, you really need to go check out her site!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sydney and Ben at the Monte Verde Inn

Last weekend I was at one of my favorite venues, the lovely Monte Verde Inn www.monteverdeinn.net. Jessica from Stout Photography, blog.stoutphoto.com, was their photographer, it was my second week in a row working with Jessica. I just LOVE her!



















Sydney and Ben have been sweethearts since high school, pretty exciting to fianally see their big day.



Pretty posies in a row. My beloved antique roses, bouvardia, astible, and yarrow make up these vintage bouquets.
I ADORE this photo! This is the way a groom should look when he sees his bride walking down the aisle.


Can you say gorgeous! Kelly, the owner of the Inn made the cake.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Our Wedding Magazine shoot...the photos

















A few posts ago I showed you the magazine lay out for the Blooms feature in the Our Weddings Magazine. Today I want to share more of the images taken by Jennifer of http://www.memoryjournalists.com/
The design was created by office mate, Stephanie of /stephaniejdesigns.blogspot.com and myself. We had a lot of fun pulling from our grandmothers linen cupboards, searching antique stores for milk glass and depression glass. The setting was Wilson Vineyards in front of a lovely creek. We set our table under the tree and hung a floral wreath to define our space. Stephanie created all the labels for the soda bottles, champagne bottles etc...To me details make the decor, flower garlands on the backs of the chairs, the old ice chest lid graces with blooms.
I really love how it all came together!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Sean and Michelle at the Citizen Hotel



If you follow my blog you know how much I love the Citizen Hotel.com in downtown Sacramento. I just have this thing for antiques, somehow they seem more authentic, they have stood the test of time. The Citizen has gorgeous restored ceilings with moldings and details we just don't seem to have with new construction. That said, I always get excited when one of my brides is getting married there.
Michelle really wanted a vintage vibe to her wedding, her mom even wore a 50's style dress and jewelry to carry out the theme. My friend and up and coming star, Jessica of Stout photography,
blog.stoutphoto.com was the photographer of the day. I love when Jessica shoots, I know I will get great photos of my work.
So many fun details for Sean and Michelle. Each centerpiece was unique so that no two tables were alike. We also hung fresh flower wreaths from the chandeliers. And the cake! Oh, my the cake. Rebecca from sweetcakesbyrebecca.com, actually hand painted it!


For more photos from the wedding go to Jessica's blog blog.stoutphoto.com




Michelle's bridal bouquet was made with the most amazing peonies, really my fabulous rep, Laura, out did herself with these amazing blooms! I also used my beloved David Austin roses, stephinotis and bridal blush protea. The accents for the bouquet were vintage buttons from the 1950's. The stems were wrapped with lace from Michelle' mothers bridal gown and a rosary. I also tucked a vintage handkerchief in the back of the bouquet.








Each bridesmaids bouquet had a cameo placed on the stem wrap.