Did you know you can rent out our studio for a private workshop? From taking a Flower Crown Class to learning how to design a centerpiece with your bridal party we got you covered! Have something in particular in mind? Contact us and lets set up a party! We require a 6 person minimum to reserve the studio or you can always check out what open workshops we are offering here.
Working with Kristen & Blake on there winter wedding was magical. Not only were they fun and artistic but they also allowed me free range to really get creative with their ceremony backdrop: an 8' x 5' suspended backdrop of fresh greenery aka The Plant Monster.
Blake is a graphic designer and created all the paper goods for they wedding; and they were amazing! I love the thoughtfulness, creativity and the trust that went into every aspect of planning their woodland wedding at Roaring Camp Railroads. So I'm thrilled to see this gorgeous event being featured on 100 Layer Cake!
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.
After weddings I sometimes end up with the leftovers. I'm usually pretty about about putting together little bouquets and handing them out to friends and neighbors. But after an exhausting week with FOUR (yes 4) weddings in a row making more arrangements after back to back is the last thing on my mind. So this time I'm taking a different approach....I am working on some flower crafting for my new office space!!
In addition to a crazy wedding season, I've also just signed a lease with a new collective "The Loft"! I couldn't be more excited to be sharing a creative space with three amazingly talented ladies: Eileen Lacey of EEventsco , Molly Gilholm of MollyGilholmPhotography , and Kelly Jones of KellyJonesMakeup. Running four businesses under one roof has endless advantages, both financially, creatively, cohesively and efficiently. We're just working on some finishing touches (including the flower craft) but I can't wait to share the space & collective with you all!
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!!
Willi Wildflower is pleased to be back in full swing with the 2015 wedding season in full effect. This weekend's wedding was at Pie Ranch in Pescadero. A lovely setting for this wild and whimsical affair. Loved working with some of favorite all-stars: Foxglove, Hellebore, Peonies. Loving all the Spring ingredients that are making their way into the studio.
After a little winter hibernation, it sure feels good to step back in the office and have a fresh new perspective with florals. This week marks my first wedding of the season and I couldn't be happier. I've been getting back in touch with local farms and seeing what flowers are showing there faces this dry early spring, and with my garden slowly establishing itself over the last 2 years I can finally start taking some cuttings from the yard. Looking forward to all the lovely celebrations for 2015!
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!
Willi Wildflower offers unique, seasonal flowers from local growers. Bouquets are thoughtfully designed and inspired by nature: loose, whimsical, organic, with a touch of wild. If you're looking for a dozen red roses (most likely grown in Ecuador, fragrance free, and full of pesticides) we are not the florist for you. Please place orders by Feb. 10th to help guarantee availability.
Hand tied bouquets wrapped in satin ribbon start at $65 and petite arrangements in unique, re-usable vessels start at $75. Give us a call (831)325-1553 or shoot us an e-mail: email@example.com We'd love to create the perfect arrangement just for you!!
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.
One of the most adorable couples to date! Bridget & Matt had a ridiculously romantic Tuscan inspired wedding at the incredible Holman Ranch. This venue creates such a wonderful atmosphere in and of itself it was an absolute pleasure to dress it up with delicate and feminine flowers.
Photos by the amazing Christina McNeill
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?
Here's a few more photos from the very talented Diana Rothery!
Today started out like a dream. I finally got around to making a trip to Santa Cruz Dahlias (Blackbird Farm) to meet the wonderfully talented Kristine Albrecht. I wasn't sure what to expect, but as soon as pulled up to wooden gate as instructed, I could see the most gargantuan dahlia heads peeking over the fence at me.
I'm so thrilled to be in connected with Kristine. She recently took best in show at the San Leandro Flower Show, and was awarded Biggest Bloom in San Francisco this weekend. The quality of her dahlias are incomparable to anything I've seen. I look forward to working with Kristine and her unbelievable blooms on upcoming events!
We had 2 weddings this weekend, which kept me very busy, hence not much time to take any photos. I did snap a quick photo of Denise's bouquet because I couldn't help myself. Here you go...