Bellamy & Nick’s wedding was our first ever at Valentine– one of the fabulous Marvimon venues, and while we’ve done many here since, this one was too good to keep to ourselves!
Despite the fact that it fell into the pandemic time vortex and actually happened many years ago. Oops!
They kept the ceremony design simple and leaned into the lush tropical greenery that fills every single Marvimon venue and THRIVES. If only my houseplants could look this good!
We did add some fun magnolia garlands AND a few really amazing aisle markers in vintage copper vessels to the tropical ceremony design.
That just married moment is always, always a favorite photo, and Victoria Gold captured it perfectly.
This bouquetinfrontoftheface is usually my signature move, so of course I approve. I loved the couple’s choice to keep the wedding party bouquets entirely white and green tropical, and save ALL the shades of sunset, scarlet red, and drama for the bridal bouquet.
We’re always here for the twirling- especially since our couples are just so damn stylish. That dress. His suit. The perfect, bold boutonniere.
Tropical wedding party bouquets, magnolia garlands, and large tropical aisle arrangements added color, texture, and style to the tropical space.
Bellamy’s large tropical cascade remains a favorite- it featured a large protea, local dahlias, garden roses, and tropical greenery.
Nick’s boutonniere featured a bold red ranunculus, orange wax, a blue thistle, and a little copper wire to tie in the copper details throughout the event.
A stylish little wedding party walk.
And how cute are these custom boutonniere tags and that copper accent?
Wedding dogs FTW. We love it that so many of our couples incorporate their fur babies.
And those wedding party bouquets aren’t bad either.
The reception details were so good- bold reds, tropicals, and lush local blooms all came together to perfectly compliment the amazing reception space at Valentine. The vintage copper vessels were provided by the groom’s mom, and every single one was unique. We LOVE a good vessel and truly think it elevates the entire centerpiece, so we were thrilled to design in this beautiful collection.
And this cake. I still love it so much after all these years. The fresh cake flowers, the fluff, the sugar, and the gorgeous green wall! Delicious!
This welcome arrangement and THAT vase perfectly set the tone for Bellamy & Nick’s unique, tropical, and romantic wedding.
We always love to see the creative floral flat lays, and loved how Victoria styled these fiery boutonnieres on a giant monstera leaf.
The king protea, local garden roses, and ranunculus definitely stole the show, but really I just love how bold, warm, and unique this tropical design turned out.
Love love love the trompe l’oeil here- doesn’t it look like her bouquet is part of the wonderful wall mural?
HUGE congrats Bellamy & Nick- we loved flowering your wedding and now watching your cute fam grow! 😍
Tracy & Zak’s wedding at The Ebell of Los Angeles was bold, moody, bright and dripping with style (and flowers)! Aren’t they perfection?
A moment of silence for this ceremony design please. Our signature floral palette- full of jewel tones, moody hues and pops of peony (that’s a color right?) was a perfect fit with their retro-modern style.
This is a classic wedding arch, reimagined to bring the drama, color, and luxury- exploding with pink peonies, red garden roses, phalaenopsis orchid, dripping amaranthus and more. More is always more, and we LOVE a large scale floral installation here at Winston and Main.
Jason Q Tran captured this perfect bridal bouquet portrait, and when it landed in my inbox, my jaw dropped. There *might* have been tears.
It is truly one of my favorite photos of any of my floral designs. Ever. It definitely puts the “fine art” in fine art florals and makes my heart so happy- the perfect Dutch Master’s painting!
These bold and moody jewel tones are a VIBE, and the more we create with them, the more they get requested.
Create the work that makes your heart happy friends- I guarantee there are others out there who will resonate with what you do, and then you’ll get to do more (and better) of what you love.
I am always so grateful for our wonderful clients and all the beauty their trust, vision and collaboration makes possible.
This large-scale floral installation on the stairs at The Ebell was such a showstopper, and made for some amazing and bold aisle flowers. Talk about a grand entrance- this installation was the first thing guests saw when they entered the wedding ceremony space, and also made for a dramatic walk down the aisle.
I always recommend a few larger WOW floral moments, over lots of tiny flowers everywhere. Make a statement, and include a staircase installation whenever possible- so many options, and SO many beautiful flowers. And then on the welcome table? Even more bold, lush, and dramatic jewel toned blooms.
Tracy’s colorful modern cascade bouquet is one of the most unique I’ve ever designed, and I LOVE how it turned out and how perfect it was for her. Vintage Hollywood glamour!
The Ebell of Los Angeles is full of unique historic details and dark wood, which makes it the perfect backdrop for bright, bold, and dramatic floral designs.
It’s always so fun to get photos back and check out all the different wedding day perspectives- Zak waiting for Tracy to walk down the aisle with a wall of gorgeous blooms behind him? Amazing. And that bolo? Best groom style ever!
I also love how this ceremony shot through the historic chandeliers lets you see the scale of our ceremony arch, and shows off how we mirrored the beautiful arched windows behind it.
This is always one of my favorite photos- that just married JOY is the best! And JOY surrounded by beautiful wedding flowers- even better.
The ceremony flowers repurposed to the sweetheart table is ALWAYS the move. Dinner + reception photos surrounded by the entire dark & dramatic garden FTW.
And check out these elevated foam-free centerpieces- they’re dripping with jewel-toned orchids, dahlias, roses, delphinium, amaranthus, and smilax and elevated on a gold Harlow stand.
I promise you can ditch the foam and deliver more sustainable luxury- your clients, the earth, and your flowers will thank you!
Bold, bright, moody and unexpected jewel-toned wedding flowers really shine in The Ebell’s reception space.
Mic drop for this five-tier beauty of a wedding cake Flouring LA. Wow. Wow. Wow. What a dream to add cake flowers to this beauty.
Serving up cake, joy and sweetness.
How much do you love that solo first dance shot?
The hanging floral installations on the chandeliers, dripping with smilax and orchids, the lush jewel-toned centerpieces, the photo booth sparkles, the stylish couple- pure magic. Seeing everything come together so beautifully on an event day is truly like magic and we are so thrilled to be a part of it every time!
You might not think of January as the time of year to indulge in a decadent al fresco dinner party. But in Los Angeles? We’re spoiled and the weather is *almost* always perfect.
So after multiple years pandemic-ing, it was a joy to gather with fellow vendors and friends to bring this beautiful day to life. And then to really ENJOY it, together.
Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, and trying to be really intentional around, is treating myself (and my team) to the same beauty we create for our clients.
It’s a wonderful thing creating and curating beautiful experiences for other people, but it’s also A LOT of work. Effortless takes SO much effort, and without intention, it’s easy to get exhausted and have nothing left for our own celebrations.
I always want to create for my clients from a place of inspiration, abundance, and ease, and this means being mindful to create beautiful experiences for myself too. Even if it’s just the perfect cup of coffee!
So this year, sign me up for all the opportunities to connect, uplift, and encourage my fellow creatives, as we celebrate our unique talents and enjoy the beauty we create in community.
It’s always such a pleasure to collaborate with Jessica from Art & Soul Events because she is so intentional, generous, and creative. I really enjoy collaborating with planners who appreciate my styling background and let me lean into the styling aspect of floral design. More is more, and I loved bringing the flower magic to everything from the bar cart to the cake.
I brought plenty of lush local flowers from our neighboring flower farms & the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, as well as some beautiful Japanese Sweet Peas from Mayesh at the LA Flower Market. Fun fact: our studio is located just upstairs from Mayesh!
Sweet peas on speed dial FTW.
Gotta love a bird’s eye view of some epic blooms! And it goes without saying that all of the food from Fundamental LA was both delicious AND beautiful, but I’m saying it anyhow.
This time of year brings out the best of the winter/spring florals for Los Angeles Florists, and so our table featured plenty of sweet peas, anemones, even garden roses! I loved creating this unique palette- both pastel AND moody, and used lots of shades and textures to add depth & drama to the design.
Sliced citrus, persimmons and crystals brought even more visual interest to the table and bar, and really help reflect the winter (and witchy!) season.
I’m honored to have had the opportunity to collaborate with my fellow creatives to create + enjoy this beautiful dinner party!
There’s nothing I love more than a good dinner party (or marathon recipe) and so I’m looking forward to many more enchanted evenings cultivating community with my fave event pros, while we enjoy our own creations.
Can we have a moment for this perfect creation by my cake bestie Nicole Bakes Cakes?
It was a pleasure to flower, fruit, and crystal another one of her beautiful cakes, and even more fun to eat it!
If you’ve ever heard/thought/read that wedding cake can’t be both a work of art AND ridiculously delicious, you need to get a cake from Nicole immediately.
And finally, a little editorial cake styling FTW.
Here’s to a beautiful 2023: More dinner parties. More connection. More flowers. More cake.