Nor Cal Here We Come

We are happy to announce we are taking over Grass Valley, Nevada City and Tahoe! We moved our home to Grass Valley however we still have our studio in Oakland. We will be commuting to the Bay, Big Sur, Yosemite and Mendocino this year for weddings. Oh yeah and Oklahoma, there is no place we wont travel. 

We are really excited to work with new local vendors! If you are a photographer, coordinator, catering company or venue we would love to meet you!

 

 

 

Featured on Junebug Weddings!

We are happy to announce we were featured once again on Junebug Weddings for our Art Nouveau Styled Shoot. If you haven't noticed we love dark and moody vibes. The best part is this shoot was how Art Deco met moody. The high glam dresses were an amazing against our wild bouquets. See below for the amazing team!

Photography – Kindred Wedding Storytellers
Event Planning – Olea & Fig Studio
Venue – The Dorian
Floral Design – Ash + OAK
Cake – Butter&
Stationery – Randi King Design
Makeup Artist – April Foster Artistry
Bridal Salon – BoLee Bridal Couture
Jewelry – IO Collective
Rentals – Bright Event Rentals

Featured on H & H Weddings

We are so happy H & H Weddings featured our moody styled shoot from last October! We worked very hard to created a witchy feel using vegan vendors. Helen the photographer, Melissa the make up artist and myself are all vegan. Our amazing cake was vegan too! Butter and is not vegan but she can bake a fantastic cake using all vegans ingredients.  We forgot to mention our models were vegan too! It's refreshing to know that you can find like minded vendors to help you get married. 

For the styled shoot we used vegan cheeses and ate vegan sweets behind the scenes! 

Florals and styling by Us!

Photography: HFB Photography

Cake: Butter and

Cake Stand: Julia's Cake Stands

Makeup: Makeup by Melissa Guerro

Stationary: Keep Sakes by Ingrid

Mood Boards

One thing we love creating is mood boards. During the slow season we spend many hours designing mood boards for our proposal. Below are just a few we created for our 2018 brides! If you need help editing your wedding ideas you can always find great ideas here!

Winter Tablescapes

Cool Modern Christmas

Most holiday decor is red and green but we wanted to create a modern cool vibe. If your like me, a minimalist you don't want to have store decor for next year or waste money on something that doesn't ass value to your life. We suggest using a few cotton branches and pears. We added acrylic menus that can be erased and reused for other occasions and a few paper name tags. Keeping is simple is stress free and easy.

Warm Cozy Holiday Table

The complete opposite of our cool modern Christmas we created a warm cozy table decor using wood trees and pomegranates. We found these beautiful Italian blue striped plates at a local thrift store and these wood tree ornaments at Target for a $1. You don't need to spend a lot to make something look expensive. 

 

Florals and Styling: By Us!

Photography: Cheers Babe Photography

Spring Ranch Mendocino

Last week we had the honor to be apart of Mendocino's Decompression Party. The amazing Madeline from Fern Foot Events hosted a gathering of local wedding vendors to the visit Spring Ranch and drink wine and decompress.  We got to decorate the house with our lovely flowers to showcase each room. I have to say it was lovely chatting with other vendors and hearing how their wedding season went. It was wonderful to feel the support over the competition and to meet such wonderful mellow and pleasant vendors. We are so thrilled to be expanding our business up north and welcoming the free spirited coastal brides and grooms!

Mid Century Rock N Roll Wedding

When you walked into Danger and Devon's wedding you felt like you walked into their house in Fresno. I added small touches of records, starburst and guitars for accent decor. It had a rock n roll vibe (the groom is in a band) mixed with a retro feel (the bride owns a vintage truck boutique). It was one of the first weddings we got to add so many details  about the bride and groom without be catchy. I just love this couple and everything about their day.  

Wild Succulent Garden Elopement

If you haven't been to Ruth Bancrofts Succulent Garden, you must go. It's a hidden gem in Walnut Creek and for any floral designer/plant lover it's like Disneyland. Diana from Dia Photography and I wanted to design a moody and edgy elopement to contrast the lush desert feel. I wanted to use a mix of burgundy and reds to add a romantic touch to our tattooed bride. 

Florals by Us!

Photography: Diana Gonzales

Dried Elements are TREDING

We couldn't be more happy that dried elements are making a scene. We collect dried goods year around and store them in our studio when the perfect opportunity arises. We have been sneaking bits and pieces into our bridal bouquets this year.  Our adiction to dried florals started last spring when we created a giant dried bouquet for a boudior shoot at Point Reyes.

We think in 2018 you will see more dried pieces throughout the year and plenty next fall. Beware 2018 brides because I will sneaking some into your bouquets, boutonnières, centerpieces and your installations. Below we created a few mood boards of what to expect.

The Future is Female

When I feel the world is getting me down and I feel like giving up, I review these amazing photos from last years boudior shoot. She empowers so much strength, beauty and positivity.  I believe I can do whatever and be whoever I want. We as females can not let other people tell us who and what we have to do. We need to stay strong when things get though and stick it out to the bitter end. It will always work out! We need to support each other and help each other grow and become strong. We need to work together to climb to the top. We need to empower all females!

Mood Boards Created by US!

Need a little help editing your ideas for your big day? We can help. We love when brides and grooms send us links to your Pinterest but sometimes it's a hot mess. Too many ideas for  one wedding. We will edit your ideas and create the prefect concept, theme or vibe. A few examples below....

 

Muted Moody

Secret Garden 

Warm Tones

Slate Gray

Lauren + John

Lauren and John were wed at St Mary's Church in May 2017. After the beautiful ceremony they celebrated at Wildwood Acres Resort. They dance and celebrated with family and friends while the twinkle lights sparkled through the night. 

Lauren wanted to mix blush tones and peonies with succulent. The Cinderella baby blue bridesmaids dresses complimented the soft tones of succulents and blush roses.  

Florals: By Us!

Getting Ready Venue: LaFayette Park Hotel

Ceremony Venue: Santa Maria Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Wildwood Acres Resort

Coordination: Jenessa from Entourage Events

Dress: Wtoo Logan Dress from Janene’s Bridal Boutique

Shoes: Betsy Johnson

Hair: I Do Dry Style Lounge

Makeup: Nicole Pietkiewicz

Jewelry: Kate Spade

Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August

Catering: Wildwood Acres Resort

Cake: 

Cake Stands: Julia's Cake Stand Rentals

DJ: Mark Welch Entertainment

Photography: Tanya & Victor

Emily + Chris

Emily and Chris were married at Fort Mason Center for the Arts in September. My favorite element was the boutonnieres. We used cannabis, house plant foliage and ranunculus wrapped in blush silk ribbon. After meeting with the bride and groom we found out the groom enjoys a little cannabis once in awhile so we thought, why not? It's a prefect wedding favor for your groomsmen, bridesmaids or guests! You can add cannabis to any wedding and keep it elegant and fresh.  

Thanksgiving Is HERE

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This year I wanted to create a few easy DIY tablescapes that were affordable. My first tablescape was a Friendsgiving inspired. The best thing about Friendsgiving is you get to create your own rules and traditions. Since living in the Bay Area I have hosted Friendsgiving almost every year for the past 8 years. I am vegan, honestly it's just easier for me to host. I really enjoy it and am kind of a control freak. 

My first DIY tablescape was inspired by eating with your hands. I wanted to create a cheese board that was the main event. Friendsgiving doesn't have to be hours of slaving in the kitchen it can be wine, cheese and games. At my house it's usually games and Home Alone or a sappy Hallmark Christmas movie. 

Being vegan cheese plates usually don't make it on my table but there are great vegan options but I don't torture my friends. There are so many other great options on a cheese board I fill up fast without the cheese. 

For this tablescape I spent under $100. I found this great mid century wood wall art piece at Goodwill but from Target for $3. It was the perfect size for a large cheese board. I bought the linens from World Market for $4 each and the mustard yellow candles for $5. The $4 white plates came from Target. I found the brass candle holders and brass compote vases at goodwill and spent a total of $18 on all of them. The vases were also found at the goodwill though they were CB2 for $3 and $4. The most expensive thing I bought was the salt dish from Bed Bath and Beyond at $12. The plate treatment of dried Queen Anne's Lace forged along the side of the road with the pampas grass and thistle. I also forged the lovely green and red leaf greenery. The name tags were written on gourds and squashes found at the flower market for $1 each. You can also find them at Trader Joes, where I found the persimmons, cheese, nuts and fruit. 

DIY #2

For my second DIY Thanksgiving dinner I wanted a little more traditional and fancier. Total spent was under $200. This is a little high but the table runner was from a local small business and was $70. The rest was stuff around the house or good deals. 

First off the Happy Thanksgiving sign was just kraft paper I had around the house. Obviously, I have more arts and craft items around but when I was at the Dollar Store they were selling a small roll for $1. The silverware was mixed and matched from the goodwill a total of $15. We used the same name tags as above. The plates were mix matched from target for $5 each, world market for $7 and the last two were from my house (cb2 $8 each). The plate menu was $8. The plate from world market and the stand Michea's for $1. The candle holders were made from copper pipes I had left over from an art installation and the candles were from Ikea years ago. The wine glasses are $1 from the Dollar Store. The persimmons and gourds from the Flower Market and Trader Joe's for $1 each and bittersweet the flower market ($15). Lastly, the linens were from World Market for $2 each. The "I am thankful" clipboards were hanging up in my office. You can also find these at the dollar store or amazon. 

The take away from this...... a lot of things can be found in your own house and repurposed or thing at your local Dollar Store. It's just how you mix high in with cheap to look like a million dollars. 

Flowers and Styling by Ash + OAK

Photography by Cheers Babe

Calligraphy by Arrow Art