Message in a bottle by G&G and crossed knot silverware rented from Classic
All for the magazine, Ceremony.
Sailor at heart,
This summer I provided the floral decor for a wedding at a ranch on Mt Diablo called Diablo Ranch, a rustic and very cow and cowboy location in the East Bay.
The bride really was the design force behind the tablescapes and style. Gorgeous and Green's take on bright, natural, eclectic and exuberant plant and flower life was a great match. With collected items from both her and my collection of vintage silver pieces and china, all the containers were reused vintage pieces that gave her tables a bohemian and bright version of Miss Havisham. (something named right away during our conversation about the wedding since I'm a fan of the book: Great Expectations) I used locally grown flowers, a lot of dahlias, celosia, passion flower, scabiosa flowers, lupine, sweet william and other flowers. The colors were a stunning mix of reds, pinks, oranges and plenty of greens.
all photos by JRotstenphotographer.com
In Local Green Love,
We've been busy at Gorgeous and Green with weddings, so I apologize up front for being behind on my posts! But, it does mean I have tons and tons of pics to share from events and designs we've been working on! Here's a few pictures from a wedding Gorgeous and Green provided floral decor for at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma in May (we worked with the coordinator Vera of Va de Vie Events) It was a wonderfully hot day. Luckily the flowers made it through the warm weather as we still had lots of late spring flowers and early summer flowers blooming in May. The colors were yellows and oranges with some pewter/grey accents, and lots of greens. We used a lot of locally grown icelandic poppies, crespedia, ranunculus, dusty miller and succulents. Here's a pic of the tent and some of the tablescapes.
The bathroom arrangement
While we were there setting up the decor, we ran into a few turkeys: Gobbles and Green, G&G
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.
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.
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
Succulents in wedding decor have been a big deal the past few years, and airplants are also becoming popular. Luckily we carry many airplants here at the boutique, and we often have succulents too! In Green, Beauty and Health, G&G
This fall Gorgeous and Green provided the wedding party and reception flowers for a quaint wedding at Costanoa lodge in Pescadero, CA. The bride gave us a fairly loose idea of using local and seasonal flowers and branches, and we went with our own ideas. Take a look at some beautiful shots of the Costanoa grounds and the event designs.
In green and health, G&G
Hello! Just wanted to mention that a wedding Gorgeous and Green worked on at Flora Grubb Gardens this past summer is on the wedding blog Ruffled. Check it out: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-british-columbia-wedding/
photos courtesy of Stephen Hughes PhotographyIn Green, Glamour and Health, G&G
Here's more lovely pictures from the beautiful and green wedding at Flora Grubb Gardens that Gorgeous and Green participated in late July. There was a great crew at the event including the wedding planner Vera Devera, the cake baker Alison Okabayashi and the photographer Stephen Hughes. Here are some of pictures by Stephen Hughes Photograhy that show some of the vivid color, life and romance of that day.
Wedding table amongst the beautiful plants at Flora Grubb
Gorgeous cake by Two for Two Cakes
The wedding turned out beautifully thanks to some great partners in crime.
Thanks Stephen for the beautiful pics!
In Green, Beauty and Health,
Blog by Pilar Zuniga, owner of Gorgeous and Green, a sustainable gift and floral boutique in Berkeley. Pilar specializes in using locally grown and sustainably grown flowers and greens in floral displays for weddings, events, restaurants, offices, gift and home use. The Gorgeous and Green boutique offers an array of local and sustainable gifts, jewelry, cards and local and sustainable or organic flowers.