Gorgeous and Green decorated another green wedding at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, here in Berkeley. Reuse of vintage glassware, local flowers, and succulents. The bouquet came out beautifully, and featured some local succulents I grew for the wedding!
More succulents and dahlias for a Bay Area wedding by Gorgeous and Green! Here's a few pics from a wedding last weekend, here in Martinez CA at Briones park.
The boutonnieres and corsages were wrapped with twine and all the groomsmen got cute little crespedia.
The bridesmaids all got slightly different bouquets with local dahlias, local roses, local belladonna, etc. The colors matched their dresses which were a floral pattern with burgundy, yellow, orange, grey, brown and blue just like the bouquets. Overall, the wedding was very local and actually very DIY. The bride ordered a large order of flowers at a discount and with her bridesmaids, created aisle and table arrangements in mason jars.
The bouquet is a lovely combination of local non-sprayed dahlias, local non-sprayed succulents wrapped in burlap. The bride gave me some lace to use to wrap with the burlap to match her lovely gown.
In green, beauty and health, G&G
Blog by Pilar Zuniga, owner of Gorgeous and Green, a sustainable florist and online boutique featuring gifts and florals for local bike delivery to Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville. Pilar specializes in using locally grown and sustainably grown flowers, foliage and greens in floral designs for small and large weddings, corporate and other events, restaurants, offices as well as gift and home use. The Gorgeous and Green online store includes an array of local and sustainable gifts, recycled jewelry, paper free cards and local grown and or organic flowers when available.
Photography by Claire Mulkey and Daniela Fedorowicz
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
This Spring Gorgeous and Green had the pleasure of working with a bride and groom who walked into my boutique the weekend before their big day. They decided to have an impromptu wedding at a local winery called Testarossa Winery, and I have to admit that their quick decision making and planning was phenomenal. It also turned out to be quite green and sustainable because they were choosing from great local vendors and had sustainability in mind.
Here are a few sneak photos from a wedding Gorgeous and Green participated in at Flora Grubb in San Francisco on July 30th. (A more recent blog post has photographer's photos, these are all old iphone photos)
We created the table centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres as well as a large 4 foot wide arrangement that hung above the wedding party table. Lots of local succulents and dahlias! It was a grand affair with the planning help of Vera Devera of Va de Vie Events. Beautiful.
Bubble cognac vase with gathered local blooms and succulents
Repurposed wood drawer with local dahlias, scabiosa pods and succulents. No floral foam was used, I have a secret trick that included more reusing....
Planted terrariums (one borrowed from Vera) are so interesting to look at and classy.
A large arrangement of blooms and succulents in a footed glass vase.
And the amazing hanging box...........
Cheers to the newlyweds, G&G