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Honey & Lace wedding

So glad we were a part of this lovely wedding designed by Jesi Haack & beautifully shot by Braedon Photography. LOVE the honeycomb wrapped vases, vintage lace, wax leaves, balsa wood details. I’ve blogged floral details but please enjoy the rest of the wedding details on Jesi’s blog HERE. This wedding was also featured on Ruffled blog HERE.

 

Here are some more pics shot by our Marisa:

 


M & N {hitched on September 4th 2010}

On September 4th 2010, I married my favorite. Many, many warm thanks to Adrienne Gunde for our wedding photos. I wanted to show some of my favorite parts of the wedding (lots of favorites from the day!) that have yet to be shared. Please enjoy!


My favoritest wedding detail shot ever, the groom holding his bride’s bouquet:

His cufflinks were original SF Muni tokens. How dashing is my husband? Below, the fellas, mustaches and all:

If you hadn’t noticed, N is mustache free… that was my one Veto as i cannot take him seriously with a mustache. However, he did leave it until the morning so he could take one with the guys. Then, off it went. I love this photo with his dad in the mirror background:

Here’s a collage of my girls (and Bride’s Best Man). What a good lookin’ bridal party, yeah? i love them all. to bits. Must add that I made all the hair pieces and necklaces ūüôā

Above right: flowers repotted from my mom’s garden. She also added a little special touch, a vintage wedding cake topper… can you spot it? She is a collector (borderline hoarder) of figurines and such for her garden… I loved that she secretly slipped an appropriate one in (thank goodness it wasn’t a bunny or scarecrow).

Our nieces & nephew, sweet little awkward things:

A family tradition: wedding performances by our youngest brother Richie (with guitar on the right) and cousin Long (left, cheesin with glasses). Despite the fact that they butchered my requests (33 by pumpkins and Everything by Michael Buble), they KILLED it with American Boy by Estelle & Kanye, and Make you feel my Love by Adele. During the latter performance, there was a special dance performance by Anne, Richie’s girlfriend… it was beyond heart touching and beautiful (below right).

I was SO IN LOVE with our cake from our dear friend Laurie from IBIcake. Like, I can’t imagine any other way it could have been. I gave her a million different images of inspiration and literally was like ‘Good luck with that!’ because none of my magazine tear outs were alike. Hah, she showed me! I must also mention that it was a good as it looked… Lemon cake with fresh raspberries & buttercream, and red velvet cake. Mmmm…

This Photowall was made by my brother & cousin / bridesmaid Nina the week of the wedding. It was fun to make, and we sure took lots of polaroids with it for our guest book! The chairs are reupholstered vintage chairs, a His & Hers gift from my cousin.

This is a raw moment Right after our recessional… i love the feeling. Very ‘YAY we did it!’ … or ‘Thank god it’s over, where’s the food?’ … one of those.

In contrast, the morning of our wedding day there was the Traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. Below left is my Ao Dai dress.. I fell in love with the fabric the moment I saw it… the teal and metallic sequins, paired with light gold contrasting pants. Super intricate and itchy…

The fellas with their red trays filled with tea, cookies, and jewelry as gifts, lined up @ Nick’s dad’s house before the procession to my mom’s, to take me away… (and yes, there’s a roast pig under there!)

How awesome is it that my mother in law and sister in law embraced our culture and wore Ao Dai’s too?

As did my ladies:

Voila.


Featured!

Our wedding is featured on GreenWeddingShoes today, if you haven’t already seen it!

What do you think??

The talented Adrienne Gunde also posted on her blog with lots of details to share with you all!

Happy Monday!


T & S Wedding

Earlier this summer my dear friends T & S tied the knot. I was honored to do their wedding florals for them. T knew she wanted a modern wedding, but was open from the very beginning with what I wanted to bring to the table. They got married at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB, which was lush all throughout so my florals didn’t need to make a big appearance. Their reception was in the Sculpture Garden at the MOLAA in Long Beach and it was a feast for the eyes… the vivid colored walls, the fun quirky sculptures, the various levels and planes of space… I loved it! We decided to go with white, yellow, green and pops of teal. Please enjoy the photos from Kawabori Photography! Wedding coordinator: Zoie Events.

We decided to go with jelly belly favors, and I helped design the labels. The guest names were on the top of the boxes, and their table numbers were on the front… talk about personalized.

Check out that color. Beautiful shot. T’s bouquet is definitely one of my favorites ever. SO classic and beautiful.


There was a large stage that I dressed up with lots of pomanders… and kept it low to not obstruct the band or slideshow screen. Lots of flower balls.. what better way to incorporate florals in a sculpture garden?

 


Aaaand here are the stunning floral photos..

R & D [June 26, 2010] Hope Ranch, CA

photography by Ion Hartunian

The bridal bouquet consisted of peonies, Avalanche roses, freesia, gardenia, and English garden roses hand picked and cut fresh from Rose Lane Farms (RoseLaneFarms@SBCglobal.net) which is locally grown in North Hollywood. Lynne is wonderful to work with! All of the garden roses and garden peony roses were from her garden. They smelled as delightful as they looked. I was in Heaven and can’t wait to use some for my own wedding!

Isn’t she lovely?? And the cutest, sweetest flower girl with her pomander of sweet william.

Cheers to a wonderful adventure for the rest of your lives, R & D.

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T & S: Married! Weekend recap, our own wedding Crunch time…

T & S are officially married! I was honored with the opportunity of designing their wedding flowers for them & cannot wait to share pics from their awesome and fun photogs Amy & Paul Kawabori. Here’s a teaser from their wedding day, an image of T & her oh so pretty gals.. i love the freshness and airiness of this image:

(um, how about those shoes?!)

Again, I was a guest as well as a vendor, which is always hectic, but with the help of my awesomeeeee team, I was relieved of stress and was able to sleep the night prior AND enjoy myself at the wedding (yes, i got to dance my arse off this time… and i love to dance!). Congrats again you lovely people I get to call friends. Thanks for allowing me creative freedom from the very beginning… and enjoying your perfect day! to end that perfect day, we paraded to¬†Roscoe’s for some late night chicken and waffles¬†with the bride & groom! and oh was it delish… ūüėÄ

The following day we headed to my brother’s for his daughter’s 4th birthday party, a Hello Kitty themed party!!! My kinda party. And then shortly after that we celebrated with N’s brother, because the 4th is his birthday (how special to always have fireworks on your birthday!). Today was a lazy and grand food adventure with N’s sister, having quite the bbq spread. It ended with a date night at The Foundry with our fave foodies J+Laur. I am SO full! But man a day with good food is a good day indeed.

SO now I am officially on Crunch time with my own wedding, folks. SIGH…. With about 2 months left to get it all together (oh, and invitations designed and finalized and SENT out), I am slightly feeling the rush… but here’s a peek at my bridal shower invites that I did enjoy leisurely doing… (yes, control freak, HAD to design my own). I’ve never attended a real tea party before and am really excited for my own that my sister is hosting! I like that they are all mismatched pieces, much like the tea cups and saucers we’ll be having.

Have a great short week!!


My own personal excitement

Ever since we’ve been engaged, and as a floral designer, everyone has asked me, ‘What kind of flowers are you doing for your wedding?’ my inner response to that is of course, panic. i just smirk and tell people, ‘i don’t know yet!’ and try to run away from the conversation…. because really, i have no clue. well, at least i have a color scheme. which reincarnated plenty of times.

It’s a blessing to be in the industry and know all my options… but it’s also kind of a problem for me. i am constantly inspired and seeing cool things here and there. and of course i LOVE everything i see and cannot make a decision for myself (much easier for clients!). but last night folks, as i was using left over flowers to dress up my home, i had an epiphany.

I think i created what looks to be the beginning of my own bouquet! it was a big DUH… some of my favorite flowers! Silver brunia, white mini carnations, scabiosa pods, and a collar of blue virburnum berries. i will probably add more greens as well as a splash of color in the tying of it… otherwise, i think this is it! Weird because i thought i wanted fancy varieties with showy blooms… ‘special’ flowers such as cattleya orchids and beardless irises, or a bouquet of fringed & parrot tulips with a collar of garden roses.. you know, there are high expectations to be met (oh the pressure). sigh. this makes me happy. and it’s very much me.

i honestly believe people who can’t appreciate the beauty of carnations are ¬†c r a z y! (read about my gripe on that HERE). i mean, can you not see the frilly ruffly beauty of these blooms? Heaven! ¬†i can’t stop staring at my left over flowers…

Ps. Speaking of Beardless irises, i have a few gorgeous stems on my balcony waiting to bloom. I will definitely share when they flower.