Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Real Wedding-Purple, Blue, Green, and Lavender

Our Michigan couple, Michael and Daniel, had originally planned to travel to California and tie the knot at the San Francisco City Hall. Good news traveled fast, friends and families from all over the country and out of the country all wanted to witness their union of love and share their joy. A City Hall ceremony quickly blossomed into a full blown celebration at the Cliff House. Michael and Daniel asked me incorporate the color blue, purple, and highlight the combination with lavender and green. A blue hydrangea arrangement set atop a tapered glass vase greeted the guests at the sign-in table; the treatment inside the vase incorporated special effect that resembled bubbles and adorned with pearls.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Real Wedding-the Claremont Resort

Get a glimpse of Kate and Vicki's wedding that took place at the Claremont on a gorgeous day. Of the many picturesque spots at the Claremont, Kate and Vicki picked the Pool Arbor, a surprisingly hidden oasis from the pool. Photos by Bella Pictures.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bridal Gown Sale--Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, and other cities

What is sweeter than getting a good deal while helping a great cause? The Wedding Gown Sale organized by the Making Memories Breast Cancer Fund is a nationwide tour of gown sale that takes place in various cities, including Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Savana, El Paso, Orlando, Cleveland, just to name a few. Gowns are donated by manufacturers, retailers, designers, and individuals. This is a series of sales events that reoccur every year, for the most updated gown sale schedule and learn to contribute to this cause, go to Making Memories Foundation, Gown Sale Event Calendar.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ikebana-Nageire emphasizing Curve Line

material: phaleanopsis, curly willow

As a floral designer, I continue to study ikebana (Sogetsu School). Here is one of my recent creation.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Real Wedding-Pink and Green

A quick preview of Cara and Brian's wedding at the Berkeley Faculty Club. Various shades of pink were used to create Cara's bouquet--the garden roses were gorgeous and luxuriantly fragrant.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Where did the acorns go?

We left some acorn branches we used for last weekend's wedding outside our studio, and noticed that the acorns on the branch have been dwindling since. This morning I caught a glimpse of a neighborhood squirrel in the act--munching on the acorns! By noon, all the acorns are gone.

When it was still intact, the acorn branch makes quite nice of a material to add height and sculptural lines to a centerpiece, as we did for Bridget and Brett's wedding. Above is a sneak preview of it.