Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Meagan & Adam Corrigan

One of our dear photographer friends, Meagan Lucy, from Christopher Kight, has gotten married! 
The charming australian (groom Adam Corrigan) and his bride looked all smiles for their reception, here in the capitol city.  They chose to embrace the colors in the carpets by going with deep hues of red, burnt orange, and golden yellows. Odd tidbits of fresh blackberries, blood red oranges, and even husks from large palm branches were incorperated into the sceme of things on request of the Bride (who has such fun taste!) Little cutie tangelos were placed around the table arrangements for color,
or even a little snack for their guests (also a plus for their natural bright fragrance).

Peering out the windows of the sixteenth floor, you could have seen all of Sacramento
sparkling in the night.  Uplighting gave off a nice ambient light, while the visitors from down under, the Bride's friends and family, as well as the Groom's gang of bulky mixed martial arts chums mingled late night.  Overall, this event was a lovely mix of people and the event style was right along side!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bouquets to Art 2011

Bouquets to Art 
at the De Young Museum inside of Golden Gate Park

Every spring in San Francisco the de young museum of fine art puts together 
a week long celebration of around 150 floral exhibits to interpret pieces 
from the museum's permanent collection.  These exhibits are put together by floral designers 
and artists from all over the California region.  We are hoping to take part in the design 
process next year.  All in all, the show was spectacular and the pieces were very interesting.  
The museum was beautiful in itself and the plant life inside of Golden Gate Park 
was even more breath taking.  A hike or bike ride through that park is on our future wish list!
If you have never gone to check out this museum or would like to see any of the exhibits I
would highly recommend it.  

We found the most beautiful places before we even made 
it into the actual museum!

Recovered pieces of a charred baptist church 
were from the civil rights movement 
and strung from the ceiling.  

Giant palm branches, carnations, and calla lilies were suspended 
from the geometric frames in the grand entrance of the museum.

The petals of these roses were bent back to create a dramatic 
ruffled look.

Notice the painting behind this floral arrangement and its 
noticeable similarities.

Other guests come in numbers to ponder at the designer's works.

One of my personal favorites:)

Peeking outside of the windows looking out on a drizzly day 
in Golden Gate Park.

Our new favorite color combinations! Kangaroo paw, antiqued hydrangeas, and 
an eye popping assortment of orchids really caught the eyes of passing guests.

These colors were so deep and romantic.  
They really captured the sultry gaze upon the woman's face,
patiently waiting for a visitor to join her at her table.

Loving the black and orange combination!

One of our favorite designer's out of Carmel designed this piece.

These were growing all over the entire area, they were
very interesting to look at.

Finally, after the show, we finished off our day trip with a light 
dinner at Betelnut on Union Street.  I highly recommend
the Jasmine rice and green beans! Delicious.
And if it's nice weather, please do yourself a favor and sit on the patio,
the people watching is fabulous.

-Jackie & Chelsie

Monday, March 14, 2011


We have been recently pining over vintage peices of lace.  A few weeks ago we had a bride come to our shop asking about using paper lanterns and vintage lace in her reception decor.  Being recently engulfed in conversation of the delicate designs we began looking through bridal blogs in search of inspiration.  Turns out that the popularity of lace was dated all the way back to the 1500's and during Queen Elizabeth's reign.  It was very expensive and only the extremely wealthy were allowed to wear it.  Sometimes men would even have to sell acres of land to obtian enough lace to create a "ruff" or the ruffled neckpeice almost like a collar worn by the well to do men in that era. With that said lace is feminine, soft, and beautiful.  It can liven up any peice of decor and make every bride feel just as feminine and regal as a queen. Hopefully some of the pictures that we found will inspire you too! Hope everyong is having a lovely day:)

Soft looks remind me of the 2006 movie Marie Antionette
by Sophia Coppola 
Detailing even the smallest things, like a guestbook, adds more than you'd think.
Make sure that your photographers understand to capture even the tiniest of detail.
Lace on glass jars or votive cups creates intricate
desgins on lit walls, this creates a soft allure.
For trendy grooms:
Bow ties are all the rage.....these lace ones rock!
Socks and heels can be very girly and make for a fun photo op!
Grace Kelly, draped in delicate lace at her royal wedding
(We have this picture on our inspiration board in
the design studio! It's one of our favorites)
Some vintage takes on the classic hair flower
A dress hand crafted on etsy is
adorable for guests or bridal party