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.

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

Green Wedding

Since everyone is trying to learn green, live green and save green these days, I’m not at all surprised that brides are incorporating the color green into there wedding more than ever.  We are even seeing couples get more and more excited to incorporate eco-friendly ideas into their ceremonies and receptions.  Here are some examples of the green wedding trends for 2010.

Reduce – In honor of the environment, more couples are choosing to scale down their weddings rather than plan an elaborate affair for their closest 500 friends. Instead, couples are going for a smaller more intimate wedding that is easier to plan and easier on the Earth since less guests mean less resources used for the event.

Reuse & Recycle – Couples in 2010 are planning their weddings with a little more “something borrowed” than couples have in the past. They are borrowing decorations used in friends and family member’s weddings, buying things at tag sales and consignment shops, and finding new and creative ways to invent what they need out of something that already exists. Reusing materials is a great way to help cut down on waste-it might save couples some money as well.

Home Weddings – With so many couples planning smaller weddings, many of these couples are choosing to host their nuptials at home (or at their parents home). Keeping guest number down, allows couples to hold a ceremony at home and again allows for a simple, elegant solution with a lot less waste.

Decorating with Nature – Going with an eco-themed wedding can mean bringing the outside in. Couples are using things like branches, greenery, stones, seashells or leaves as wedding décor today. These options are economical, simple and biodegradable. Couples are using their creativity to make the most out of what they can find outdoors. And when done right, using nature as a decorating palette can exude an easy elegance like no other.  Think Green…..

The Kellogg Wedding

Wendy Kellogg and Dave Machala were married in an intimate ceremony under a curly willow arche of cascading red and burnt orange flowers on November 15, 2009 at the top of Mount Soledad.  They exchange their vows with a backdrop of the beautiful La Jolla sunset glowing on the mountain side.

Wendy, daughter of Bill and Tricia Kellogg, came to me wanting a wedding that is reminiscent of the fall with all its warm, bright and crisp colors.  Her bouquet was a traditional white and cream colored beauty incorporating hydrangea, ranunculas, roses, and gardinias. The bridemaids  bouquets were full of color with orange being the main hue.  Orange is fresh and vibrant! It seems so youthful and so full of energy which fit Wendy’s personality.  Her flower picks were mini cala lilies, pink brandy roses, pin cushions, and dalhias.

After the ceremony the guests arrive at one of La Jolla’s most memorable dining restaurants, The Marine Room.  I would say that this wedding was all about the views!!

Wendy and Dave congratulations!  I wish you the best!

Fred and Nancy Borrelli’s 25th Anniversary Party

Nancy and Fred celebrated their silver anniversary with 60 of their closest family and friends.  Anneseth, owner of Bridal Bar in La Jolla, transformed the beachfront patio into an elegant celebration with flowing white fabric.  White and silver were the color accents for the event with a sophisticated beach feeling.

Image of tea roses show cased in a sterling silver champagne goblet from Nancy fine silver collection.

Table centerpiece in sterling silver containers with white hydrangea, white roses, white orchids, and cascading orchids.

Even though this was an anniversary celebration, it exemplified a perfect beach wedding.

Strickland Wedding at La Valencia

This wedding fell into my hands because another floral designer cancelled last minute on Nicole.  I was able to create Nicole’s wedding dream, spur of the moment!  I used black magic roses, dark burgandy sun flowers, eclectic varigated greens, and white roses to create Nicole’s aesthetic.  La Valencia was a beautiful venue – intimate and charming.  I feel thankful to have been able to be a part of such a wonderful project.