Category: Weddings

Your Floral Timeline

January 10, 2020

Engagement season is upon us! For couples that are just starting to think about planning their wedding, we’ve got the intel on when and how you should start thinking about your florals.

When to Book

Don’t wait on choosing your florist! You’ll want to have them booked early on so that you can be sure you’re choosing a wedding date with flowers that are in season. The last thing you’ll want is to book your wedding for November when you’ve always dreamed of a bridal bouquet full of peonies, which already bloomed in the spring.

Photographer: Cecily Breeding Creative

When to Finalize

Everything should be set in stone by two weeks ahead of the wedding. Remember that centerpieces and other arrangements are simple to add, but you can’t put flowers back in the ground once they’ve been pulled.

Photographer: J. Michelle Photography

What to Bring

When finalizing your florals be sure that you also have the timeline set from your planner and photographer so that the florist can be sure the arrangements and bouquets are in the right place at the right time. Also, be sure you’ve included contact information for your planner and the venue to prevent issues with getting in to the space and getting everything set up.

A good rule of thumb is that it’s never too soon to book! The more time you give yourself and your vendors, the smoother your experience will (hopefully) be!


Floral Trends for 2020

December 17, 2019

Believe it or not, 2020 is just around the corner! With that in mind we are sharing the latest on all things floral trends for the upcoming year.

Vibrancy is the name of the game in 2020. Bright, exciting colors like orange, bright green and bold shades of red, blue and purple will be featured in florals across the board. Expect to see the use of metals to accent these eye-popping blossoms and add more depth to each design. 

Photo Credit: April & Co. Photographers

You’ll see a torrent of accent flowers and greenery as brides walk down the aisle with over-the-top cascading bouquets. Free-form style florals still reign supreme in 2020 and we predict will remain for years to come.

Photo Credit – Marianne Lucas Photography and Cinematography

More neutral color palettes and white weddings will take a break this year, as well as more structured bouquets and centerpieces. Instead, couples are loving the wild and overgrown look that gives an effortless and more natural effect.

Photo Credit: J.Michelle Photography

We are always learning new things from each and every client, and we can’t wait to see what this new year has in store!


Italian Villa Wedding: Trisha and Ed

October 8, 2019

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect luxury California coast wedding that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported to a Tuscan villa, then this wedding is for you! 

Trisha and Ed met at the beach, which is just one of the reasons they adored the idea of having their reception at Villa Sevillano. From the charm and exclusivity of the location to the ocean view – what’s not to love? 

Trish carried a timeless white bouquet to match the beautiful, lush arrangements that filled every blank space. Guests were welcomed to cocktail hour with relaxing lounge seating and a Gatsby-style bar with multiple chandeliers set above. Once the black satin curtains were raised to the reception, the guests were welcomed into a modernized tent that looked like an open-air ballroom with the use of black draping. 

We chose a golden-hued table setting, and a sea of crisp white roses and hydrangeas to don the tables. One of our favorite elements of our design was the modern Moscow-inspired lighting. These details truly made the entire event have the perfect balance of modern with art deco details.

We can’t wait for you to enjoy a few of our favorite images documented by In Motion Pro

Congratulations to Trisha and Ed, and thank you to our talented creative partners who helped make their day flawless! 

View Trisha and Ed’s wedding video here!   

Vendors: 

Planning, Production and Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer and Videographer: In Motion Pro

Ceremony Venue: Old Mission Santa Barbara

Reception Venue: Villa Sevillano

Caterer: Duo Catering & Events

Cake Designer: Susies Cakes

Band: Jay Sterling Music

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents, Revelry Event Designers

Lighting: Bella Vista Lighting

Parking: Blue Star Parking

Specialty: Marburg Industries


Jewel-Tone Outdoor Wedding: Madellyn & Blaine

July 23, 2019

It wouldn’t come as a surprise to us if Madellyn and Blaine’s wedding could influence the next Met Gala theme because their vegetable-studded affair with a jewel-toned palette is the quirky and elegant affair perfect for the red carpet! 

We’ll be the first say that we are over-the-moon that jewel-toned color palettes are back in style for the 2019 wedding season, and we’ve never witnessed a couple to pull off the theme with such sophistication as Madellyn and Blaine!  

Their Democrat Hot Springs affair featured pops of locally sourced radishes, carrots, and eggplants hidden throughout the event’s décor including Madellyn’s bouquet and the geode-lined reception tablescapes. What are our favorite elements of the big day? It has to be the overall neoclassic design of French-style chairs lined with soft white linen combined with the juxtaposition of the playful tee-pees that we filled with velvet tufted pillows.  

Congratulations to Madellyn and Blaine! Thank you for allowing us to design, plan, and coordination your grand event! 

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Vendors 

Planner and Floral Designer: Flourishing Art 

Photographer: J. Michelle Photography 

Venue: Democrat Hot Springs 

Videography: In Motion Pro 

Cake Design: GhilaDolic Bakery 

Rentals: Revelry Event Designers and Walker Lewis Rentals 


Rustic Countryside Destination Wedding: Lucy & Ben

July 16, 2019

As a couple that is by far one of the sweetest couples we have had the pleasure of working with, we are thrilled to share Lucy and Ben’s destination wedding in the UK at Clock Barn with you on the blog!

Located in the heart of the countryside, the seclusion of Clock Barn grants couples a venue unlike many things offered in the region.  The beautiful exposed beams give an air of vintage OLD WORLD – fit for the couple craving a rustic wedding. For Lucy and Ben, they admired the endless options offered by the Clock Barn, and we took full advantage of its natural beauty when it came to the overall design. From the paper flags and table numbers to all of the day’s floral arrangements, we incorporate shades of white, champagne, and citron in countless of the details.

Many thanks to Hana Laurie Photography for allowing us to share these special moments, and congratulations to Lucy and Ben!

Vendors:

Planner and Floral Designer: Flourishing Art

Photographer: Hana Laurie Photography

Venue: Clock Barn


Ranch Wedding Whimsy: Tawni & Jake

June 1, 2019

Besides the fact that Tawni and Jake’s adoration for each other and sheer happiness will tug at your heartstrings alone – their entire wedding at Anderson Ranch is a must-see! From the jewel-toned wedding party bouquets and the rustically elegant reception design to the tearful moments and everything in between – our team had devoured every delicious second we spent to make their day a charming fete! We’re sincerely grateful to Cecily Breeding Creative for snapping every glorious moment for us to swoon over for years to come! Congratulations, Tawni and Jake!

 

Vendors:

Wedding Production: Flourishing Art
Photographer: Cecily Breeding Creative
Venue: Anderson Ranch
Food/Catering: Cafe Med
DJ/Music: West Coast Music
Flowers: Flourishing Art
Dress: Kay’s Bridal
Videographer: Viken Productions
Chandeliers, Furniture & Tablescape Rentals: Walker-Lewis Rents
Linens: BBJ Linen
Staging, AV and Lighting – Freestyle Events Services


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