Being Brave

My amazing & wildly talented friend Jenn Segale owner and creator of  Garden Apothecary recently had an article published in Pacific Horticulture magazine about being brave in the garden. It's a beautiful little piece about making bold choices and embracing the unusual in the world of flora. She even gave Willi Wildflower a shout out for our unexpected combinations and bits of wild we include in our arrangements and bouquets. 

If you're looking for some inspiration to spice things up with your landscape and beyond read her ditty here , and for adventures in gardening check out Jenn's journal of Plants 365 for a laugh out loud hysterical journey with Jenn as she rants and slurs her way through the garden, work, and suggests her favorite pairing of Snoop Dog songs to botanicals.

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Anna & Dov

What an honor to get to work with Anna Schecter on her gorgeous wedding! I've known Anna for years and have always admired her for her talent, drive, kindness, intelligence, curiosity, sense of adventure, all the while composing herself with grace and an infectious calm. It was a true pleasure working with her to create a soft and feminine look with local seasonal flowers. More to come soon!!

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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

Centerpiece for the fireplace mantle

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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