Monday, June 22, 2009

20 years in Merry Making

The San Diego Association of Bridal Consultants celebrated last Tuesday - 20 years of amazing networking. Bringing wedding consultants and vendors together, bringing a new level of professionalism to the industry, and fortifying our roles as colleagues who work best when we work together- the ABC in San Diego has played a very important role as our city's wedding market developed and continues to boom.
Rae Florae was honored to provide floral centerpieces for the event!

For the Love of Cake provided a classic 3-tier that we adorned with precious johnny jump-ups, poppy, and african daisy blossoms.

Honoring the 9 past & current presidents of the San Diego ABC, we created corsages of orchid blooms that they could choose to wear with either a magnet at the shoulder, or as a bracelet on their wrist.. and, yes, those are slap bracelets :)

Our centerpieces were a fresh combination of baby green hydrangea, coral colored coxcomb, and locally grown varieties of white firework agapanthus, lisianthus, vibrant orange and peach alstroemeria, in a ring of white carnations and satin ribbon for unexpected kick.

The light flooded the room of the La Jolla Bridge Club, and the view of the water was an appropriate backdrop as we talked about how much San Diego offers for weddings.

Thanks to Jen @ Pink Star Design for the perfect programs and Sabrina @ La Dolce Idea for coordinating a wonderful event!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summertime in the Woods

Kim and Gabe are a genuinely lovely, lovely couple- desiring only the brightest and most festive that summer has to offer, we went straight for the gerberas! All you see is neon amid a lush forest setting at the Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona. The contrast was awesome, brought together by a touch of chocolate brown...

Going in reverse order for this week's post, we'll start with the fun cake! Flowers would only add to the chaos of that cool pattern, so we kept it simple with fresh blooms all over the table.

You can see what I mean about Neon! Picotee (2 colors on each petal) gerberas in orange/yellow, fuchsia/yellow alstroemeria, orange mini gerberas, and baby green hydrangea..

Pale lemon gerberas with a ring of pink at the center soften the coral and mango shades, and the huge dark green hydrangea foliage is a perfect match to the deep green glen environment.

Sweet vows under our rustic wrought iron arch and a pathway border of bright gerbera daisies growing right out of the grass :)

Close-up pic of the arch shows it's thorough covering of intertwining gerbera daisy stems of every size and color tied with ribbon streamers in orange, ivory, and chocolate. What fun to stand under that on a pleasantly breezy day!