Kristen & Dan

There is something about the Sierra Mountains that are just so damn beautiful. And that crisp mountain air is hard to beat. This next wedding is really special to me. The bride and groom chose a timeless white and green color palette, which we executed with lots of leafy textures and ruffly blooms. Feast your eyes on these images by Team Kay Kroshus.

For the bridal bouquet, we chose the most ruffly, girly blooms we could find. Fragrant garden roses, white peonies, the dantiest ranunculus, baby dahlias, then added textural elements like spirea, astilbe, hellebores, and bits of Italian ruscus. Our groom’s boutonniere received similar treatment, topped off with some soft ribbon. We were really proud of how the ceremony turned out. The large round arch was full of stunning florals - viburnum, hydrangeas, peonies, garden roses, with lots of lush smilax and spirea for texture. The aisle was dusted with white rose petals, and topped off with large arrangements on wine barrels.

We continued this floral theme into the cocktail and reception area. The small bar arrangements and fresh floral backdrop for the photobooth were the perfect transition into dinner, where a lush tablescape awaited the guests and bride and groom. Soft linens, dreamy florals, lots of candles - it was just perfect.

A mountain sunset can’t be beat, and the bride and groomed danced late into the night. And despite the cool temps, the fire, the passion, the love (the alcohol) kept all the guests warm and going all night long. Congrats to Kristen and Dan, wishing them a lifetime of happiness.

Kathy & Nixon

Here comes a beautiful wedding of a cross-continental couple - from Australia and Singapore to the US, only fate could have brought this stunning couple together. And I am so fortunate to have been part of this gorgeous event.

Kathy and Nixon started the day at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco. During the planning process, they had selected a soft blushy-peach color palette, and we made sure to incorporate Kathy’s favorite flower - the phalaenopsis orchid as often as we could. The orchids were supported by a dreamy cast of peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, anemones, hellebores, and loads of other smaller flowers and greenery.

From the hotel, the bridal party then shuttled over to the historic San Francisco City Hall building. The magnificent space really doesn’t need any additional adornment, with the soaring columns, tall ceilings, statues, Roman reliefs, gilded staircase - in short, it’s stunning. So how do we decorate the ceremony space without competing with it? We stuck to clean, tall, golden stands with straight lines in an antiqued gold, then placed grand floral arrangements on top. This nicely framed the bride and groom, and highlighted the grandeur of the staircase. Also, don’t the groomsmen look so smart and dapper in their navy blue suits and blush-toned bouts? I’m in love with the whole look.

I absolutely loved how Kathy’s gown looked! That stunning train on the staircase is just to die-for! From City Hall, the bridal party had a chance to take some portraits, and Lacey from Lacey Michelle Photography, did such an incredible job. What a beautiful couple, am I right?!?

This wedding was such an San Francisco classic. From City Hall, the reception moved to the Bently Reserve, a renowned venue for its history, but also the neoclassical architecture - tall columns, vaulted ceilings, all that impressive marble and stone. Such a stunning follow-up to City Hall. And look at the magic we created here! From a 24-feet long head table, to tall floral centerpieces to full up the vertical space. The reception space was pure magic.

It was a pure joy to work with Kathy and Nixon, wishing them a long life full of love, joy, and happiness!

Also, shoutout to an incredible vendor team!!

Photography Lacey Michelle Photo | Coordination: Two Perfect Events | Videography: Amor in Motion | Ceremony Venue: SF City Hall/ | Reception Venue: Bently Reserve | Catering: Heavens Kitchen | Florals: Fleur et Co | DJ: JHernandez Productions | Bakery: Sucre SF | Rentals: All Seasons Event | HMUA: Wow Pretty | Ceremony Music: Tammy | Bartending: Norcal Staffing | Transportation: Matrans Worldwide

Theresa & Billy

I am so excited to finally share pictures from this gorgeous wedding. Shot by our friends over at Amanda Wei, these pictures will make your heart swell. I generally don’t love blue and yellow together (reminds me of the GS Warriors!!), but I think we did a pretty good job elevating the color scheme while staying true to our bride’s wishes.

Theresa and Billy wanted a loose, organic look to their wedding flowers. We relied heavily on white viburnum (instead of typical hydrangea) to define the shape of the altarpieces, and filled in with big peony blooms, roses and ranunculus, and a touch of blue from the delphinium and thistle. The personal flowers were similarly decked out in an array of plush peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and anemones. More than two dozen ingredients made up the flowers for this wedding, giving bouquets and altarpieces lots of depth, dimension, and textural interest.

This was a beautiful wedding, which we were honored to have been a part of, alongside some of our favorite industry friends including HMU by Christina Chen and live art by Chasing Linen. Hope you enjoyed the photos, and cheers to Theresa and Billy!

City Hall & Amanda Wei Photo

Today I want to spotlight a very special vendor friend — a name, a brand, almost synonymous with the classic steps and soaring ceilings of San Francisco City Hall. I’m talking about Amanda Wei Photo (AWP) and their team of kickass shooters. These ladies are incredibly professional and super friendly. Their craft speaks for itself. They do such a wonderful job of making our couples at-ease and so natural in these photos. These couples practically glow! We’ve had numerous referrals from AWP, so I wanted to highlight just a smattering of weddings we’ve done in the last year.

First up is Katie and Kevin, who requested a merlot bouquet for their New Year’s Eve nuptials. I love how our moody flowers pop against the lovely detailing on Katie’s dress and the grandeur of City Hall! This bouquet is full of cymbidium orchids, peonies, roses, ranunculus, and a touch of hellebores.

Next up, we have Kate and Greg, a Southern couple with the cutest Southern charm! Kate’s dress was stunning, and we made sure our white and green bouquet didn’t compete too much with that dramatic neckline and full-length veil. I loved that they had a traditional second line waiting outside City Hall to congratulate them as they exited. Now that’s an exit. For this wedding, we focused on different textures and shades of white to build dimension, incorporating peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, anemones, lisianthus and veronica.

Last and certainly not least, Sandy and Chris celebrated their wedding day with their pup Penny! And if you follow our Instagram, you know we can’t get enough of #dogsandflowers. This elopement was just so sweet - the flutter of peach ribbons, a hint of peachy-blush in the flowers - all perfectly pairing with the flesh-toned bodice of Sandy’s dress. To die for!

Three different weddings, all shot by the same AWP team. If I haven’t already convinced you yet, make sure to check AWP out! You won’t regret it!

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Annalisa and Adam

When you hear California Wine Country, you probably first think Napa or Sonoma. But did you know that just outside the Bay Area, on the other side of the Diablo Range in the San Joaquin Valley, there is a quaint and cozy wine town called Lodi - full of approachable, friendly vineyards growing all sorts of red varietals. Our next couple, Annalisa and Adam, chose to get married right in the heart of Lodi at St. Anne’s Church and the charming inn of Wine & Roses. Scroll for more pictures of their day!

For the bouquets, Annalisa and Adam chose a pretty blush and cream color palette to pair with the white and navy dresses. We filled the bouquets with fragrant garden roses and stock flower; ruffly dahlias and unique anemones; bushy protea and whimsical veronica for texture; and lots of greenery to fill in the spaces.

For the reception, we created the longest floral table runner we’ve ever made, at nearly 22’ long! The massive head table seated 18 people, and no matter where you sat, you had a pretty view of the floral runner, full of dahlias, roses, hellebores, carnations, and tulips. The remaining dining tables had an assortment of garlands or floral arrangement. And finally, the pièce de résistance was the 3-tier wedding cake - so absolutely simple except for the additions of the cute little flowers. I thought the garden spray roses and mini ball dahlias were just the perfect touch to the cake. Wishing Annalisa and Adam a lifetime of happiness! And many thanks to Mason & Megan for the darling photos!