Birthday at the Club

Martinis and dinner with friends at the La Jolla Country Club celebrating a birthday!!

White, green and gold decor incorporating bamboo, gold sea fans, conch shells,  pillar candles, pearls, and flowers (white hydrangea, white double tulips, viburnum, white phaleonopsis orchids, and tropical leaves.)  All decor would look amazing for a beach themed wedding.


Wedding at the La Jolla Cove Bridge Club

Ivory and Green Wedding at La Jolla Cove Bridge Club.

Simple Elegance.                                                                                                                  Cymbidium, phaleonopis, cattleya orchids mixed with roses.


Briana and Wesley Seaside Forum La Jolla

Briana and Wesley are adorable!  Young love is so sweet and inspiring especially when celebrated at the ever so amazing Seaside Forum.  One of my favorite venues in San Diego.  This wedding was a combination of vintage anthropology that meets the sea.  Wedding flower colors were white and ivory with a hint of blush.  Floral design on guest tables incorporated open-cut rununculas,  Phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangea, tulips and David Austin garden roses clustered in heirloom blue mason jars placed on top white river rock mats and burlap runners.  Natural organic accents included grape wood branches, sala and wicker orbs.

Thank you to the following vendors for making their wedding day so special.

Florist: Flowerchild   Photographer: True Photography   Coordinator: Crown Weddings  Cake: Michelle Coulon Dessertier

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Wedding-Prado at Baloa Park

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Nick and Niki Married!

I just adore Nick and Niki and was so happy to create the florals for their wedding day.  They both have such unique styles and wanted their wedding to reflect their personalities.   The wedding was all about vintage touches and DIY accents.  Ivory and whites dominated the floral palette with accents of orange, yellows, sea foam blue, and silver.  They started with their I Do’s in Little Italy and finished up with their reception at the Prado Balboa Park.  It was a perfect day to get married!

Kudo’s from the bride and groom:

Dear Kimberly,

All we can say is WOW!  You are AMAZING!  We were soo impressed the day of the wedding how everything turned out with the flowers.  Everything was so cute and personable!

Really Kimberly, you had to deal with our absolute destination wedding craziness, so we really appreciate the hard work you put in.  We apologize if we didn’t make this evident sooner!  

I’m almost kind of depressed it’s all over, it’s not even funny how fast it goes by!  
At any rate, I will speak greatly of your services where I can. Thanks for being so patient and flexible with us.  So professional and talented.
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday with the family!
Say hi to Marley for us…he’s so cute!
THANK YOU so so much.
Much love!
Niki and Nick

Thanks to the awesome team of vendors that came together for this special event: ae martin photography, Crown Weddings, Flowerchild San Diego, Bouffant Hair, Team Nicole, Avant Garde Limo, Flour Power, and the Prado.

Flowers used for this wedding consisted of white hydrangea, ranunculas, tulips, orange roses, yellow billy balls, cattleya and james dori orchids, yarrow, dusty miller, and babys breath.

Farm Wedding 2011

I was so thrilled when approached by AE Martin Photography to help with the florals for a farm themed wedding photo shoot.  After working with her on a previous wedding at The Prado at Balboa Park, we both were instantly drawn to each others style and design.  As you will see, Anne Martins images are so so beautiful and lovely.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

This summertime themed shoot on a farm was inspired by the carefree days of summer and sweet romance with a vintage touch.   Inspiring a soft natural color palette and rustic textures for flowers. 

Bridal bouquet with pink blush roses, dusty miller, white dahlias, bay leaves, lavender, and amarathus hand-tied with ivory ribbon, pearls, and embellished with a vintage broach.

Blush rose boutonniere

Vendor Credits

Anne Martin, ae martin photography;

Leslie Miller, Leslie Miller Events;

Anne Marie Coulon, Heirloom Gatherings

Kimberly Buffington, Flowerchild San Diego;

Danielle Argyros
James McLaughlin

Brooke Hill, Makeup by Brooke Hill;

Maie Webb, Noon Design Shop;

Hair Accessories:
Gina Morrison, Acute Designs;

Tea Length Ruffled Dress:
Erin Coleman, Peppermint Pretty / Bridal Brick Row or

First Dress: Maggie Sottero;  Sheath: Oscar de la Renta; Pink Dress: Rodarte

One of favorite photographer to work with, John Stone Studios

I had the pleasure of working with John Stone Studios last March for a beautiful destination wedding at the Westin Monarche Resort in Mammoth Lakes, California.  Since this was the first time working with John Stone Studios, I didn’t know what to expect.  However, this photographer impressed me every step of the way.  John Stone has an amazing ability in capturing an individuals personality through the camera lens.  He truly provides memories for his clients that they will cherish forever.  View his website to enjoy his portfolio,  John Stone Studios.   I have featured a couple of my favorite images below!

John Stone Studios

Lake Tahoe wedding photographer Johnstone Studios specializes in Lake Tahoe wedding photography and portrait photography throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada, wine country and worldwide. Our studio photography also specializes in Reno senior portraits and Lake Tahoe senior portraits as well as Reno Children’s photography, Reno Family portraits, Reno Newborn portraits and Reno Maternity portraits. As well as a Lake Tahoe Photography studio and Reno Photography studio, we are a small Reno graphic designer specializing in logos and marketing materials for businesses.

Destination Weddings: Westin Monarche Resort Mammoth Lakes, California.

Images provided by John Stone Studios.

White roses, white Ranunculas, white hydrangea bridal bouquet