August 21st, 2013 § § permalink
I was asked to provide a tabletop design for a special event this summer in SF, and I love anything even slightly sailor themed, so I decided to include some nautical feeling to the design. The linen is a new rental from Napa Valley Linens, a cut out navy blue fabric that I felt like really goes well with the white and greens in the flowers.
It’s the small things that make a the design so fun:
Message in a bottle by G&G and crossed knot silverware rented from Classic
Sailor at heart,
Gorgeous and Green
January 25th, 2013 § § permalink
This past fall we had quite a few lovely weddings, and that means many boutonnieres!
Here are a few pics of my favorite boutonnieres:
from a fun fall wedding in Sausalito
french garden bouts for a shoot with A&B Creative
20 Boutonnieres and every boutonniere was different!
mossy boutonnieres for a local wedding
spanish moss boutonnieres for a wedding in Moss Beach!
Boutonnieres are fun, and can be a creative way to add color and texture.
In Locally Grown and Green,
PS: If you are in the market for Wedding floral decor this year and still haven’t booked, please contact us ASAP! We are doing a limited number of weddings this year, so don’t delay. We are having a booking special for remaining dates in 2013. No delivery fee on local wedding decor budgets over $3,000. (within a 75 mile radius)
January 22nd, 2013 § § permalink
This one is my favorite for a few reasons. First, it’s all local. Including local roses, which is really important to me, in case you haven’t seen the stories about mass rose growers in Ecuador and Latin America and the lack of restrictions in other countries in regard to environmental and social costs. I proudly support local rose growers.
Second, it’s all about the colors we use. I love the warmth of the orange, red and yellow variations. It reminds me of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Like so many of the beautiful sunsets we witness here in the bay area, with the San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge skyline. Or the beautiful sunrises I get to witness while I’m traveling over the Bay Bridge to get flowers in SF.
It’s called the Bay Sunrise arrangement and it’s available in the Gorgeous and Green online store for local delivery via bike courier.
It’s such a big hit for local deliveries, that we have started to offer in larger sizes. Here it is in it’s grandest size:
Just thought I’d share some pretty pics. And share again how important it is to go with local with your purchases when you have a chance!
In Green and Local Support,
September 24th, 2012 § § permalink
A few months ago I ventured to Boise, Idaho for a memorial service for a special member of my husband’s family. I offered to help provide floral decor for the service and reception. Since my husband, my mother in law and myself are local and organic enthusiasts…. and in keeping with my business ethic from Gorgeous and Green, I collected flowers from a few local friends’ gardens in Boise.
My mother in law has a friend who has a beautiful garden in her back yard featuring low-water plants and edibles. She also has a giant dog, who is also fond of the beautiful garden. From her garden I collected onion flowers, grasses, yarrow, beards, chamomile and sweet peas. We were also allowed to collect and take home tons of fresh raspberries from her vines. Lovely.
It was super hot there, so the local roses in her neighbor’s yard were few, but I managed to sneek a few in along with some day lilies. Here are the finished arrangements: (no floral foam in any of these of course)
Memorial services are bittersweet, and although there is a lot of sadness, it was a beautiful time to get together with family and friends and offer support.
In Green and Local Beauty,
August 29th, 2012 § § permalink
OOps, forgot to mention a while ago, that some lovely designs by Gorgeous and Green were featured in a blog post on 100 Layer cake featuring the owner of Mignonne here in Berkeley and A and B Creative.
Check it out….
June 8th, 2012 § § permalink
A few weeks ago Gorgeous and Green provided the bright and lovely floral decor for a wedding at the Brazil Room at Tilden Park in Berkeley. The building there is beautifully set amongst rolling green hills, and the building is made with a lot of dark wood, so I wanted to keep the floral decor bright and colorful.
The flowers were locally grown in half moon bay and Petaluma, and many were organically grown in Oakland too! We used a lot of spring flowers including anemones, ranunculus, leptopermum, vibernum, icelandic poppies, scabiosa, callas and sweet peas.
Below are a few pictures of the table designs, all taken from my phone, so I apologize ahead of time. Although they aren’t the best pics, they show the lovely colors! I hope to post some of the photographer’s pics on my blog as some point in the future, there was a lovely decorate Chuppah too, and many other details.
And the Bridal Bouquet (via phone camera):
The bathroom arrangement:
A large arrangement for the cake table:
you’ll have to excuse my phone photo
While we were there setting up the decor, we ran into a few turkeys:
Gobbles and Green,
May 7th, 2012 § § permalink
Gorgeous and Green provided some lovely and romantic flower decor for a wedding flower shoot powered by A and B Style featuring Mignonne rented furniture with a French garden and Baroque feel. I won’t give too many details, because they will soon be sharing the fabulous photos from the shoot, and I want to share those too. But here is a glimpse of the flowers I provided for them:
a close-up of the bouquet
a few boutonnieres
In Green, Beauty and Health,
May 3rd, 2012 § § permalink
Gorgeous and Green provided another set of wild and local restaurant arrangements for Origen Restaurant in Berkeley. Here are a few pics of the entrance and large dining room arrangement. The focal points were deformed echium branches, I thought it looked almost like a large oyster mushroom, along with locally grown protea and local greens.
In Green and Local Beauty,