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Layers of Textures

Layering naturally happens during the autumn as the weather changes and we’re seeing that mimicked in our designs this season.  Combining layers of texture in natural autumn tones brings visual interest and blends the natural layering of our landscape and lifestyle.

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Aromatherapy Floral Classes

Events are moving into wellness and experiential design with hygge influences on event design.  Soak up wellness and inspiration with herbs and aromatic florals as your medium in a floral design class or focus on essential oil blending to create rollers, eye pillows and room sprays that will offset the seasonal changes, buffer your immune system and enhance your spirits.

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Hybrid living arrangements

Hybrid living arrangements combine plants with seasonal marigold and mustard accent flowers.  This blend of plants and cut flowers is a fun combination for conferences or residential settings looking for something long lasting and sustainable.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGo ahead,PIN IT!

Greenery

Greenery continues to thrive into the Fall season, again with sustainability and climate change on our minds, greenery plants are a natural decor option that suits our current times.  They offer health benefits to clean our air and produce less waste.

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Elevate your centerpieces

Elevate your centerpieces with a sleek design that opens up sight lines across your table.  We find that these Epic Stands from Accent Decor are a versatile option for any style as they can be designed in both a modern or classic fashion to suit the event design.

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(Photo courtesy of Allied PRA Northern California, all other photos are courtesy of Soulflower Design Studio)

 

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Barndiva is one of our favorite wedding venues and we are delighted share this gem of an event from 2016! This event was a lovely mix of fresh greens and whites with a few modern twists of grapewood and airplants. We loved working with this great couple and love that it was just featured on Style Me Pretty!

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Photography: Valorie Darling / Planning: So Eventful / Dress: Amy Kuschel / Cake: Moustache Baked Goods / Invites: Fly Away Design / Catering + Venue: Barndiva / Makeup: Artistry by Danika / Hair + Veil: Trace Henningsen / Bridesmaids’ Robes: Doie Lounge / Earrings: Sweet & Spark

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Alex + Josh celebrated their love with all their friends and family at Calistoga Ranch last summer – and we are beyond pleased to see that their fab-u-lous wedding has just been featured on Green Wedding Shoes. It feels like last week it was raining wedding features, but of course, we are not complaining!

See the Green Wedding Shoes feature here!

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Photography: Linda Arredondo / Venue: Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, California, USA / Planning: Orange Blossom Special Events / Dress: Lili Hod top with an Austin Scarlett skirt / Dress Boutique: Gabriella Bridal / Hairpiece: Thistle & Seed / Shoes: Converse / Bridesmaid Dresses: they picked their own / Hair: Shaylee Blatz / Groom Attire: George Clinton at Clinton Bespoke / Videography: Shark Pig / Furniture Rentals: Pieces by Violet / Music: RedShoe LA

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We were so pleased to see this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty last week!

Alice and Matthias’s 2016 wedding was one for the books, jam packed with subtle, but stunning details and overall sophistication. We are so proud to have been invited to contribute to the beauty with our floral designs!

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And check out all talented vendors who made this event so great; Kaella Lynn EventsBright Event Rentals, Skyla ArtsLa Tavola, Ramekins, and Gavin Farrington behind the camera!

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We travelled to the edge of South America to say ‘I DO’ or rather ‘Si Mi Amor, Por Siempre’ and can’t even believe it has been year!!  Love seeing this feature in {Destination I Do} where you can read the full story and see more beautiful details.  The entire setting and experience was captured by the talented San Francisco-based photographer, {Myleen Hollero Photography}, swoooon!

MYHO1194Go ahead,PIN IT!MYHO2219Go ahead,PIN IT!We worked with {Aerialist Press} to design the invitations, wedding map and event signage. I knew I wanted to add a touch of something unique to the invitations, so I sourced tribal inspired fabric appliques at Britex and a bit of handiwork brought it all together. MH_20319Go ahead,PIN IT!Pops of color against the neutral landscape were the best way to bring a bit of personality and life to the celebration, while still allowing the local ambiance to come through fully. MH_20657Go ahead,PIN IT!MH_20665Go ahead,PIN IT!MH_20673Go ahead,PIN IT!We chose a humble setting on the beach, which was perfect, although its true that this was a location was chosen two days prior to the wedding as the other beach location had washed out due to beach erosion.  The small town’s mayor was luckily happy to let chose a new location of our choice. As they say with destination weddings, be flexible!MH_20820Go ahead,PIN IT!MH_20826Go ahead,PIN IT!MH_20995Go ahead,PIN IT!MYHO1519Go ahead,PIN IT!

One of the hardest parts for me was selecting my dress.  I had never really envisioned myself in white or ivory, I’ve always been a vibrant color person despite loving all the neutral weddings we do.  So on a whim I saw this dress from {BCBG Max Azira}, while out and about shopping one day and immediately felt a sign of relief, thinking: “Phew, there IS a coral dress that fits ME and flows effortlessly.”  To my surprise, it was a fun modern color block design with a coral front, blush side panels and a fuchsia back, LOVE!  The finishing touch was a rose gold sash from {BHLDN} and all was good in the world.
MH_20600Go ahead,PIN IT!MH_20567Go ahead,PIN IT!The wedding reception was held a renowned restaurant, {La Huella}, tucked in the sand dunes of Jose Ignacio, Uruguay.  The food was absolutely incredible with passed, small plate style service including many wood oven and fire grilled bites.   It is no surprise with local San Francisco connections, to Zuni Cafe and Luna Park Restaurant, that La Huella is much more than a beachside restaurant, but a culture and way of being in South America.  All things rustic chic!

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MYHO2493Go ahead,PIN IT!Creating the florals and decor in Uruguay were a bit of a challenge.  But was more than half the fun!  With our planning trip four months prior to the wedding, we brought specialty candle holders, linens and pillow cases and researched local florals and fauna.  As you can see, a blend of flowering bouganvillea with plant textures was the ultimate floral design and we accented the rustic wood furnishings with tribal textiles.MH_21103Go ahead,PIN IT!MH_21108Go ahead,PIN IT!

MYHO2497Go ahead,PIN IT!So much gratitude to all those that made this such an incredibly special wedding! xo

Photographer: Myleen Hollero Photography
Day Of Wedding Planner: BiG Punta del Este
Ceremony Site: Fisherman’s Port beach / Playa Mansa
Catering & Reception venue: La Huella
Floral & Event Designer: Soulflower Design Studio
Stationery: The Aerialist Press
Custom Linens and pillows: Soulflower Design Studio
Lighting/DJ: DJ Marcello
Custom Gobo: Got Light

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