local grown colorful centerpieces for a Brazil Room wedding by Gorgeous and Green

Bright Local G&G Jewels at the Brazil Room

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.

wild jewel tone bridal bouquet for a wedding at the Brazil Room by Gorgeous and Green

And the Bridal Bouquet (via phone camera)

small bathroom arrangement by Gorgeous and Green at the Brazil Room

The bathroom arrangement

 

Centerpieces for a wedding at the Brazil Room by Gorgeous and Green

Centerpiece by Gorgeous and Green at the Brazil Room

Table arrangements

turkeys by the Brazil Room

While we were there setting up the decor, we ran into a few turkeys: Gobbles and Green, G&G
Bridal Bouquet by Gorgeous and Green for a wedding at the Brazilian Room

Dusk Vintage Wedding Decor at the Brazil Room

Here's a lovely set of pics from a Matt and Michaela's wedding that Gorgeous and Green provided sustainable floral decor for back in December, that featured a very vintage color scheme and a touch of snow.  

wedding couple at Brazilian Room, florals by Gorgeous and Green

Boutonniere with rustic feel at Brazilian Room Berkeley by Gorgeous and Green

Closeup of the vintage style bridal bouquet by Gorgeous and Green

We used muted greys, creams, pinks, lavender and blues for the flowers and greens and included lichen branches for a bit of added rustic vintage flair.  The couple were married up at the Brazil Room in Berkeley's Tilden Park. We also did some lovely arrangements for the tables and ceremony space in mason jars and plenty of bouquets for the bridesmaids.    

Centerpieces and bridesmaid bouquets in pinks and blues and silver by Gorgeous and Green

Lots of locally grown slightly pink and green kale, local grey lambsear, local lichen branches, sustainable blue thistle and sustainable freesia.  Here's some close up shots of those flowers: Beautiful, vintage charm and frosty! In Green, Vintage Beauty and Health, G&G

Amethyst, Rasberry and a Green Wedding

Earlier this year Gorgeous and Green helped a bride and her savvy friends decorate a sustainable wedding at the Brazil Room in Tilden Park.  They had a small budget, so many of the sustainable elements were also budget friendly as well. She chose a floral print dress for the bridesmaids that they thought they could wear again.  An important thing to think about when you are choosing dresses.

Photography by Claire Mulkey and Daniela Fedorowicz

The colors were dark jewel tones in the purples, pinks and blues.  I used a lot of local scabiosa and amaranth, as well as local anemones, dahlias and celosia.

She provided a collection of found vases for us to use as her centerpieces, and each arrangement consisted of a trio of vases artistically filled with blooms, ferns and branches.  Most of the vases were salvaged or reused and then reused again when she invited guests to take them home.  The arranged centerpieces were all different, and I loved how they turned out.  I only have a few pics to share, but you get the idea:

A good friend of the bride made some paper flowers to use in the decor and I attached those to a fern garland I lined the aisle with.

Even the boutonnieres were delicate jewels with both local scabiosa flowers and pods.

In Green and Health, G&G

 

Using Fruit

So, there are a lot of ways to go green and to get gorgeous results, but one method that I recently used for a Gorgeous and Green Wedding was using actual fruit in the designs.  Not only did it make for a tight color scheme and fun atmosphere, it allowed the couple to creat a lot of splash with a smaller budget.  The fruit was also all local and pesticide free! Take a look at some of these gorgeous pics from Karen and Scott's wedding that took place at the Brazil Room in Berkeley.  Thanks to Greg of gregraphael.com photography for the pics! And here are some lovely pics of the bridal party and ceremony, all with the citrus themed colors: