Teachings & Inspiration

Inspiration and growth have a direct correlation to one other when it comes to work. I follow a gaggle of other florist on my Instagram to find new ideas and motivation. One of my favorites is Studio Choo; their gorgeous and effortless style makes them the perfect nominee for one of the best floral muses. I recently signed up for one of their classes and watching them at work was fantastic. I came home with a new motivation and a renewed urge to create. Since then I've been making one arrangement a week just for myself. Sometimes when we take our passions and build them into our careers the fun gets lost in the process and everything becomes business. Reconnecting with that initial spark and eagerness is pivotal for keeping your work fresh, new, and challenging. Take the time to remind yourself what brought you to where you are today and take pleasure in work and enjoy it!

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Tracy & Jonathan

This wedding was drop you to your knees gorgeous. Located in beautiful Napa at a private home & winery you couldn't have dreamed for a more perfect location. We let the centerpieces be "simple" and they simply spoke for themselves. Lush olive garland filled the table (the perfect compliment to the olive tree filled property) with seasonal figs, guavas, and flowers braided in, all lit in candle light for the ultimate romantic evening.

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Audrey & Jacques

I've been so busy working on weddings that I haven't had much time to share some of the treasures that have been carted out of the studio doors. I finally uploaded some photos(from my lil iphone) from this summer and came across some snapshots I took of the flowers for Jacques & Audrey's Fort Mason wedding. I love the gold accent of the containers and the hand painted gold eucalyptus. Such a gorgeous wedding palette don't you think?

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Gold accent centerpieces

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Centerpiece for the fireplace mantle

Here's a few more photos from the very talented  Diana Rothery!

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Congrats Lauren & Chris!

Beautiful Mt. Madonna bohemian wedding. So grateful to have been a part of this incredible celebration....

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One of my favorite weddings to date!! I had so much fun working on Lauren's gorgeous bohemian bouquet! It was such a treat to play with so many incredible textures and vibrant colors, contrasted with a delicate floral crown. A huge thank you to the VERY talented Nick Radford for his incredible photos!!

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Floral Type

I recently came across this beautiful post by Alice Mourou and had to share. Feeling inspired to muster up some serious patience and matriculate attention to detail and try my hand at floral type. Click here to see the post. 

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Design and flowers are my passion. Today, if I could do anything, I would have some of the Mother's Day arrangements I made transcribed into wallpaper. Yes, I'm being self indulgent and a bit egotistical, but would you say no to either of these as a wallpaper?

A girl can dream. And if you happen to be a wallpaper manufacturer and are reading this, I will trade you free flowers for life in exchange of 4 rolls of these two images. Thank you in advance.

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Sometimes It's Hard To Let Go.....

For the most part I can honestly say I am thrilled when I deliver an arrangement to its enthusiastic recipient. But last week I had a moment when I didn't want to let go.... It was an arrangement for a party. It just got to me. Dogwood (heart flutter). Foxgloves from my garden that I watched grow back this year with delight. A few of my own Icelandic Poppies to add to the robust one's from the Flower Market (seriously there's are tall, strong, beautiful specimens; like the Michael Jordan's of poppies). Anyways, long story short, I brought this arrangement into my living room and just fell madly in love with it, enjoying the last few hours I had with it before it had to get carted away. Even the pup seemed to enjoy it.

The recipients were thrilled and appreciated it as much as I did. But leaving the venue I felt like a parent leaving their child on the first day of preschool. I missed it so much driving home with an empty van. It was ridiculous. Then I realized I was being ridiculous. Then I went and sat in my garden and looked at the few Foxgloves that remained and silently planned my ambush for the next arrangement that would be just mine. Cause sometimes you just have to treat yourself.

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We're On Style Me Pretty!!

It's true, we got very busy during wedding season last year and amidst the chaos we lapsed in covering some of our stellar events via our blog. Lucky for us there's a little (read enormous, popular, big league) blog out there called Style Me Pretty that picked up our loose ends. So check out the enchanting love story of Michael & Iona here.

A huge thank you to the incredibly talented Caroline Frost for her gorgeous photography, to Style Me Pretty for featuring us (we are thrilled and honored!!), but mostly to Michael and Iona for inspiring the entire event!

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Free delivery for all orders received by 2/11

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I've been sitting here for a bit trying to think of what to write for Valentine's Day. This should be my jam: free expressions of love, tear jerking quotes, romantic inspirations.... The truth is, Valentine's Day can be a sensitive holiday. Some people love it, others loath it. I, for one, LOVE it. I know that some of you may see it as a straight kick to shin for all the singletons out there. But I don't see it that way.

I don't know why Valentine's Day has such correlation to romantic love. One of my favorite things on V-Day is receiving an annual anonymous Valentine in the mail. Some of you may think that's creepy, I am married after all, but to me it's endearing.  Every year since I can remember, the letter would come. The "i" on Julie dotted with a heart. My hands would get clammy, my heart would race. I would think "Who could it be? And what 11 year old mails their Valentine? Must be a true romantic who is very mature." I would carefully inspect the Snoopy cartoon on the front of the card. I didn't want to over look any possible encrypted messages. I would nervously open it and read the Hallmark written love note only to be signed with a huge red heart and a question mark. A question mark??!?! You got to be kidding me! Can you imagine my suspicions when going to class the next day? I could be any given classmates crush. Oh the thrill! The anticipation! The excitement!

It only took me until about the 8th grade to realize this anonymous admirer was my grandmother. And I smiled. And I laughed. For a long time. She got me. And 20 years later I still get that Valentine in the mail.

To me Valentine's Day is about love. Period. Acknowledging the people you love in your life; whether that be your wife, your boyfriend, your mother, your grand daughter, your neighbor, or your best friend. My friend Marisa loves Valentine's Day. It's her favorite. She throws a big party every year. She takes her Valentine card making very seriously. It is a true labor of love. This year she is hosting a camp out up north with a formal sit down dinner among the stars. Not just for her boyfriend, but for everyone that she loves. That's what I'm talking about people.

So reach out to those you love this Valentine's Day. Let them know their special. And if you'd like to tell them with a gorgeous bouquet, we'd be happy to do that for you:)

We are offering complimentary delivery throughout most the bay area for all orders placed by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH.

Most importantly, we'd love for you to enjoy the day and find reason to celebrate love!

Lots of love,

  Willi Wildflower