In 2017 I decided to create the work I wanted to be doing.
So I asked my friend Renee of Moxie Bright Events if she’d like to collaborate on a minimal, modern, and elegant re-imagining of the “greenery” trend taking over the interwebs
(all. that. garland.) and she came on board.
The rest is history. And hard work. And talented collaborators. And lots and lots of tropical greenery, with nary a garland in sight! 🙂
Enough rambling though, check out all the modern, minimal + tropical magic we created at The Modern in Long Beach:
While these elevated centerpieces are black-tie ready, the acrylic escort cards I designed (with calligraphy by Chasing Linen) add a playful element to the table.
We incorporated acrylic details + simple greenery throughout- in this beautiful invitation from Happily Ever Etched…
You’ll also see acrylic details in the table number, and later, the ceremony design.
Texture and tiny details FTW.
These donuts from Mwokaji Cakery are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 😉
And a closer look at those escort cards. I created three different leaf styles, but the mini monsteras are definitely my fave!
Beautiful table top from Borrowed Blu with styling by Renee! Oh! And dip-dyed napkins by yours truly.
So simple, so perfect.
I still love this ceremony design so much, from the simple gold pipe arch, to the giant tropical leaves, (no floral foam heeeeey) to the always fabulous Ghost Chairs.
A quick close-up of those floating monstera leaves! Acrylic trianges FTW, again.
And a few more delicious sweets!
Real talk: I’ve done at least 3 real weddings as a direct result of this shoot, for which I’m super grateful. So if there’s something you want to start doing (or get paid to do) hurry up and get started! And if you just want to hire me to bring ALL the giant tropical leaves your direction, get in touch right here!
Oh hi there.
I’m just taking a little sit down here among the flowers.
SO many flowers.
ALL the flowers.
See what I mean?
This would be a good time to mention that when we arrived, the truck was parked against an ugly black privacy screen. My heart died a little to think of ALL THAT FLOWER MAGIC wasted on an ugly backdrop.
Have we talked about my LOVE for photography? I thought so.
We confirmed that the truck was not moving, got 75% through the install, and the event organizers decided the truck had to move.
It was 9:30am and 99 billion degrees at this point, but I didn’t even care once I saw where we were moving!
It was like the sky opened and flower-lovin-angels burst into song. (snap by me)
The flower explosion + vintage Chevy make my heart so happy.
Also, this is how I like to imagine my life looks at all times! 🙂
Why I really do yoga.
Werkin those flowers.
Details. Details. Details.
Of course I had to put a flower on the license plate.
Another reason I do yoga.
Or…a natural born camper.
You decide. 🙂
This is the strike crew of my dreams y’all. It might also be IS the booze + lovely lady + flower + chicken-filled party of my dreams. For sure. I first discovered Kate and her amazing blog/Instagram, Drinking with Chickens, last year when I wrote this article on Apartment Therapy.
We started chatting on IG and godblesstheinternet here I am creating some flower magic in her backyard a year later. She also took that amazing photo up there.
Kate’s garden is ridiculous. Like fairy-tale levels of perfection #gardengoals ridiculous. And I was so lucky she agreed that I could bring along my pal Victoria Gold Photography to snag some fancy florist shots. AKA, the kind, at big events, I’m usually too sweaty/busy to ever take, let alone look at, or post again.
Just hanging with my snips and some big ol’ fried egg peonies in the garden. Like ya do.
Victoria took a bunch of florist glamour shots of me in the garden, and we did things like torture poor Pip with a flower corsage necklace. He loved it. Obviously.
So calm. So not sweaty. Just jeuging up a flower-filled table in the garden, like ya do.
We’ve been making these modern brass wrist corsages for our wedding clients for a while now, and just love them! See also: we love making acrylic signs! And…No more 80’s prom arms, I mean, unless you’re having an 80’s prom wedding in which case- call me! 🙂
I just love love love these little pieces of floral jewelry, because each one is totally unique. It was really fun to watch guests select the one that spoke to them.
Did I mention that I LOVE attending parties that I’ve floralized? I am consistently humbled + awed by the effect beautiful flowers have on people and feel so lucky when I get to see my #flowermagic in action.
Are you ready for flower porn on a whole different scale though?
And a different angle. That garland though. She’s extra.
Iphone pic by yours truly.
Especiallye extra at this angle.
Photo + Gorgeous lil’ cupcakes by my pal Kristin over at Dine X Design!
Fun fact: Kristin and I met at Alt Summit waaaaaay back in 2012 and reconnected at this lil’ shindig! Again, godblesstheinternet!
More. More. More.
More chickens. More flowers.
More hot ladies with lap chickens.
Leave no surface or booze bottle unflowered. That’s what we say. After all, Kate’s blog is called Drinking with Chickens. And Koval did put the “booze” in the Boozy Garden Tea Party. And it was delicious!
Okay, maybe just one more tablescape. Is it weird that I wanna climb on that table and roll around in the flowers?