Thursday, March 27, 2014

{ denise and malcolm } march 22

I had so much fun meeting and working with Denise and Malcolm.  They celebrated with family and friends out at Wolf Lakes Park on one of the most gorgeous spring days ever!  Enjoy!

{ cake by Barb's Cakery }

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

{ jaydee and josh } march 15

Who would have guessed that this spring would be so gorgeous.  We were out at the lovely Borba Ranch for a family wedding this past weekend.  The grounds were so beautiful, the tent amazing yet none of that compared to how radiant the bride looked!    

I loved making these muslin fabric rosette wands for the flower girls.  Finished with tooling, satin ribbon and rhinestone gems - they made the perfect gift for the young ladies.

Chippy paint doors stood guard as the bride ascended from the home - they made a nice simple divide from the ceremony beyond.

Instead of the traditional candle lighting ceremony I came up with this new idea... a David Austen rose bush was placed at the alter area where the bride and groom combined soil in their unity ceremony.  These same roses were used in the brides bouquet - this sweet bush can now be planted at their new home and enjoyed for years to come.

{ linens by Expo }

{ menu cards designed by Julie Gomes }

Saturday, March 15, 2014

{ wolf lakes park bridal show } march 8

It's official... the wedding season is upon us!  It was so fun to see many of our Wolf Lakes Park clients with their families and friends out tasting food and enjoying the wonderful weather, at the annual Open House.

{ sandwich chalkboards are available for rent... this one even  fit on top of our table display }

This year we added a touch of rustic glam to the Lakeside aisle with soft greenery, wood stumps, hydrangeas and fresh oranges from the ranch.  Trying some new ideas always gets me so excited!

We used our barn wood columns with the natural dark lanterns for the aisle entrance.

Up at the alter, our arrangement sat on one of Wolf Lakes wine barrels - our dark cast iron urn was filled with lush spring florals and finished with gold mercury votives and oranges.

Hanging lanterns and dainty bottles with blooms completed the decor in the pergola.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

heirloom dishes for the bride and groom

We are so fortunate here in California to have spring in the air.  My heart goes out to those of you that are still up to your eye balls in snow.  Take heart, warmer weather is on its way.

We are working on displays for an open house at Wolf Lakes Park this weekend.  For that show I made this arrangement and thought I'd use it for a quick photo shoot in my barn.

I had a fun idea a few weeks ago that I thought I'd share.  I was trying to help a bride think of a meaningful way to decorate her sweetheart table for her wedding.  This bride and I both value things from our families that have history and meaning to us.  I suggested that maybe she and her husband use their wedding china at their wedding - how sweet would it be to know that they ate from their own china at their wedding in years to come?  Here is my wedding china... still going strong as I prepare to celebrate my fifteenth year anniversary to my rock, "the leader".  Have a great weekend...I pray you are able to glimpse one small sight that will give you hope that warmer weather is almost here.  Love, Amy