Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sea Shell Wedding Flowers

We have all seen sand and shells in the bottom of vases, for your beach wedding by the ocean, why not carry the theme all the way through and add shells to your personal flowers, bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages?
For this beach wedding, I placed shells in the calla lillies and orchids.
I love the subtle way the ocean theme comes through in these wedding flowers.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fruit and flowers a lovely backyard wedding

Fruit and flowers.

For this back yard wedding, I created a combination of centerpieces using flowers and produce. Artichoke, limes, lemons, oranges.

Using several styles of glass, bowls, urns, we created an eclectic feel to the tables.

On the buffet we created a three tiered piece, using orchids, roses, thistle, berries, hydrangeas, berries etc...

Then we placed lanters around to add candlelite abmbiance. One of the favorite pieces of this wedding is the fabuous wedding cake. White chocolate shavings and hydrangeas in between the layers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jennifer & Eric at the Citizen Hotel

Jennifer and Eric were married at the end of December at the beautiful Citizen Hotel.
They started by having a candle light ceremony in the ballroom. We lined the aisle a solid line of candles, then 6 candleabras surrounded the columns where they took their wedding vows.
After the wedding the bride and groom and their wedding guests went upstairs to the terrace for their sit down dinner. Jennifer choose manzanita branches hung with candles and a collar of white hydrangeas.
We also hung candles from crystals to enhance the chandeliers in the Terrace.
Along with the wedding cake, Jennifer and Eric choose to treat their wedding guests to an ice cream bar! The fabulous bar was provided by Carissa of Sugar and Spice.

Floral & Decor: Blooms by Martha Andrews
Photography: Sarah Maren Photography
Dessert bar: Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts
Venue: The Citizen Hotel

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

St. Helena Wedding at Go Fish Restaraunt

Margot called me from Canada to help with her wedding in St. Helena. She was married at the Go Fish Restaurant. Go Fish has a great outdoor ceremony and their patio is lovely for receptions.
I used an eclectic mix roses, scabiosa, olive branches, moss, craspidia, dahlias, cosmos and other fun stuff.
I often work with brides from out of state planning weddings in Northern California. Margot and I never met face to face, yet she loved her flowers, here is her thank you note. I get so happy when my brides love their flowers.
, Martha, thank you so much for the beautiful job you did with our flowers. We were absolutely blown away by everything, and the fact that you did such a perfect job without even meeting us is unbelievable! As you may remember, I had planned for my bridesmaids to wear fall colours, but they kind of ended up in a mishmash of random colours... Somehow, the bouquets matched perfectly - even the fuschia! Perfect - you couldn't have done a better job if I had sent you dress swatches! :)

Thanks so much!


All photos by Christine Nairne