INSPIRATION BOARDS

RIBBONS WE LOVE

Ash + Oak Ribbon Inspo

At Ash + Oak we use hand dyed silk and chiffon ribbons from a handful of companies. A few of our favorites are Silk and Willow , FrouFrou and Tornado & co. These beautiful ribbons add the prefect touch to our bridal bouquets and boutonnières. We use hand dyed ribbons because they are made with natural dyes and are environmentally friendly. Fabric dyes are horrible on the Earth and for the workers.

Extra long flowing ribbons have been on trend for the past few years. For 2019 we will be leaning towards shorter lengths but with more texture and pops of color that compliment your color palette. 

We are super excited to bring in olive green, tan, terra cotta and more mustard yellow. These earthy tones are a fun play on modern white and blush weddings. 

We are also excited to bring in a few textures next year. We are looking into a few new companies that carry vintage lace, velvets, crinkle silks, gauze and leather. We love trying new ideas and seeking out new trends. 

AUTUMN MOOD

Fall autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love watching the colors change from green to orange to red. If I ever decide to get married I would defiantly elope in the fall. Something about an Indian Summer and the dead leaves really wins me over. These mood board are inspiration for my dream elopement. 

MY STYLE

I try really hard to be a minimalist but sometimes I just want things and more things. I swear my neighbors must think I am a crazy shopahaulic because we constantly have boxes at our front door, but this is not {entirely} the case. I rarely buy things for me. Most of our deliveries are for Ash + Oak, which helps with my shopping addiction ;)

Things I'm loving and dreaming of from clothes, to the house and travel.... 

EARTHY FEELS

Being an Earth sign I always gravitate to earthy tones and textures. I wonder how many Earth signs are florists? If I am not surrounded by natural elements I tend to freak out. I tried living in the desert which lasted for about a year before I realized I needed to be around water and greenery. Below are a few things I am inspired by. 

GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR FLORIST

It's almost the holiday season and it's time to start shopping. Not to brag but I am a great gift giver, it's probably because gift giving is my love language. The weeks leading up to the holidays or someones birthday I ask little questions that give me the prefect hints to what to buy or make. These ideas get stored in my notes and I refer back to them when it's time to start buying. 

My favorite gift I have given was a trip to Europe. My best friend and I both kept talking about going but never bought a tickets. One day I got an ad from Norwegian Air for a discounted ticket to Sweden, though my besties birthday wasn't for three month I bought us tickets. We flew to Sweden 5 months later. 

On today's journal, I wanted to give you a few ideas for the perfect gift for your favorite florist or plant lover.  These are a few of my favorite things and a few  I would love to receive. 

Where to buy these items.

1. https://www.portlandaproncompany.com

2.https://www.shopterrain.com/ https://shoprenbird.com

3. https://www.amazon.com/Moroccan-Straw-Leather-Handles-Strips/dp/B001417XFE

4. http://www2.fiskars.com

5. https://www.pendleton-usa.com/

6. https://www.cb2.com

7. https://shop.magnolia.com/collections/garden/products/clay-planter-with-wire-vase?variant=374954983428

8. https://shop.floretflowers.com/collections/seed-collections/products/seed-collection-dusty-rose-mixhttps:

9. https://www.etsy.com/listing/566469129/handmade-straw-backpack-french-basket?ref=cart 

10. https://www.notaryceramics.com/

11. http://www2.fiskars.com 

12.http://eastfork.com

13. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree available at most plant stores

14. https://www.bryrstudio.com/

15. https://shoprenbird.com

16. https://www.foragedhome.com/https://shoprenbird.com

 

ENDLESS SUMMER FAVS

I can't believe the summer is almost over. No more picnics, river days, paddle boarding and outside friend dinners. This summer I have spent all my free time swimming, playing or fixing up my new apartment. It's been the best summer.

The things I am loving and about to miss about August. 

NEW MEXICO DAYDREAMING

A few years ago I had a nervous break down. I suffer from anxiety and depression. From day to day I can keep it under control but ever now and then I have a full breakdown. After many years of suffering, I turned it into a great thing. I usually step away from work (if it's not full wedding season) and take off by myself. I discover so much more about who I am and usually what causes the break downs. One break down I decided to take a U.S. Southwest trip. I started in New Mexico to visit a childhood friend. We went to Taos (my favorite place), stayed in Santa Fe and drove to the White Sands National Park. OMG a must do in your life. After New Mexico, I flew to Austin and happen to stumble upon a music festival. That trip changed my life. I was so inspired by the Santa Fe artist and the chill lifestyle, I knew I wanted something more.

A side a note.... I got my cards read at a vegan lunch spot and she predicted I would start a business with flowers. At this point in my life I was toying with the idea but not sold. A few days after I reached out to my favorite floral designers in the Bay and asked if they needed an intern. I became one of their first interns. I lasted for a few months then started Ash + Oak. 

This week I am daydreaming about New Mexico.

OUR DREAM CONCEPT

In the studio we get very bored and constantly talk about our dream clients. For this mood board we created a our current dream client. Artsy, of course with a bit of modern edge. We hope you like it.......maybe even let us design it for you!

CHILL BRIDE AND CHIC GROOM

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RADEST BADEST BABE BRIDAL PARTY

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RECEPTION VIBES 

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