Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Atheria Launch Party

We were so excited when our good friends Dennis and Tiffie announced launching a jewelry business. We were even MORE excited when asked to provide the florals for their launch party! We wanted the flowers to match the name: Atheria Jewelry, inspired by the Greek word aitherios meaning ethereal. They also provided the desire for an elegant, classic, and clean look and feel. Incorporating white flowers on the main table helped acheive this and really allowed the jewelry to shine.

A few days right before the event we received a call from Dennis's sister. As a surprise she paid for 2 large centerpieces to show her love and support as they embarked on their new business venture. It was so sweet and another reminder of how wonderful it is to be a part of someone's special event! Below is one of the arrangements designed especially for her sentiment. It was mainly white to stay consistent with the other arrangements, but with added blush tones using peonies, juliet roses, and tulips.

We decorated a couple small areas including a table with delicious cheese and baked goods. Simple small centerpieces fit perfectly.

The party was a huge success and everyone loved the jewelry. They carry high quality fine jewelry and offer at affordable prices by selling exclusively online. Everything is handpicked by them. Below are their most popular diamond necklaces. I am extremely happy with the Diamond Bar Necklace I purchased which starts at only $295.

Here is a shot of a really unique and beautiful pair of earrings from their Meteorite collection. If you're looking for a bracelet I especially love the Reversible Diamond Disc Bracelet.

Congratulations again Dennis and Tiffie!! We have no doubt your jewelry will be insanely popular. Shop now for your next favorite piece and check them out on their Instagram!

Jewelry: Atheria Jewelry
Photography: Bryan Nabong

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Amy + Dan

We are so lucky to work with the best couples! It had been awhile since we did a wedding. This past year we each had pretty big moments of our own a baby and a marriage! We were so excited to work again and happy it was with Amy and Dan. We met them on a Saturday afternoon at CafĂ© Venetia in Palo Alto. Right off the bat they were extremely friendly and Dan even bought us a plate of cookies to share! Needless to say we liked them right away. For this wedding we also had the pleasure of working with Stellify Events. The owner, Stefanie, is one of our dear friend's sister and is awesome. She brings a level of professionalism and energy to every event.

The couple chose Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park for their venue. We had never been but found it absolutely charming during a walk through; rustic with lots of natural foliage surrounding the ceremony and reception areas. 

They described their wedding colors as those of a peacock; shades of blue and teal. The bouquets and boutonnieres had to complement these bold colors. With Amy wearing an all lace dress we also wanted the bouquet to have a vintage feel. To accomplish this we chose light romantic shades and incorporated queen anne's lace and dusty miller.

We made a similar bouquet for the bridesmaids but swapped out the peonies for dahlias and freesia.

The venue already has a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony, so it only needed a few extra touches. We added an arrangement to a table in the front for candles. To make it stand out we added French anenomes. Then we decorated the aisle with cream and blush rose petals.

In the reception area the use of navy tablecloths went great with their palette. We alternated simple all white orchid centerpieces with the below arrangements. Another wonderful wedding which reminded us how lucky and happy we are to be a part of such a special moment in peoples' lives.

Venue: Allied Arts Guild
Photography: Jay Tsai Photography
Event Coordinator: Stellify Events

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Springtime Flowers

We love shopping at Trader Joes especially in May! When they have peonies in stock the price is amazing - 6.99 for 5 stems. Even wholesale prices often cost 3 times as much! They always carry them in beautiful hot pink and blush tones too. Arranging them is easy as they shine all on their own.

Happy Memorial weekend! We hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend whether it be having a BBQ or just relaxing at home.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Endures

Happy Valentine's Day! Today is the perfect day to share our most recent project: an inspiration photo shoot with the theme of Love Endures.

We were extremely honored when our good friend from Events by Tiffie asked us to collaborate on this photo shoot. We loved her concept that Love Endures. During a wedding there is love between a couple but also the love among their close family and friends. Love lasts through sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, love endures all things, and that makes love beautiful.

The entire shoot was styled and coordinated by Tiffie. We were lucky to work with a team of talented vendors who made sure each detail aligned with the concept. Not only did we work with our friend, but Alice's husband from Bryan Nabong Photography!

The dress was a piece from Stella York from BoLee Bridal Boutique. It had a very romantic feel with the tulle skirt and lace details. We especially loved the buttons on the back of the dress. It was modern yet timeless.

With any wedding it's important for each element to come together for a cohesive design. Given the theme, color palette of pinks/gold, and the dress, we knew we wanted the flowers to be in pinks/cream, and have soft and fluffy textures. Our arrangements centered around the use of juliet roses which we absolutely adore. The layers of their petals are beautiful and unique. Here is the the bouquet with light pink/peachy juliet roses, cream and pink roses, white ranunculus, and white freesia.

Here is the gorgeous model in a couple of our favorite photos. We think every bride should have a sofa to take photos on right?

All the paper goods used in the shoot were designed by With a Touch of Grace. Here is a picture of the invitation with a single juliet rose.

We were lucky to have this photo shoot take place in a private residence in Belmont Hills. The backyard provided an amazing view; offering the perfect location for the table setup. Our centerpieces included many of the same flowers used in the bouquet, and we also incorporated light pink stock. For the containers we found glass vases and added gold glitter. It was very easy to diy with spray glue and loose glitter that we purchased from Michaels.

For the placecard holders, Tiffie requested mini terrariums! We filled small glass containers with sand and a single rose. They were one of our favorite details from the shoot.

For the dessert table, the talented pastry chef provided red velvet cupcakes with pink rosette frosting, pink colored French macarons, raspberry tarts, and heart shaped cookies. Tiffie also filled hugs and kisses in apothecary jars. Since we knew there was going to be a wide variety of delectable bites, it was important to keep the flower design minimal but still cute. Roses in a set of 3 mercury votive containers completed our look. We are now obsessed with these containers by the way!


We hope you enjoyed our post and we wish each of you a Valentine's day full of LOVE.

Coordinator: Events by Tiffie
Photography: Bryan Nabong Photography
Dress: BoLee Bridal Boutique
Model: Jennifer Hong
Makeup: Grace Lin Makeup
Jewelry: Kim Quang Jewelry
Paper Goods: With a Touch of Grace
Desserts: Font and Flour
Venue: Private Residence in Belmont Hills
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Sofa + Table: Blue Print Studios

Friday, November 15, 2013

Candace + Wil

Wil and Candace got married at Nestldown in Los Gatos Mountains. It is one of our favorite venues featuring beautiful redwoods, gardens, ponds, and a barn. The property is stunning and makes you feel like you're in a fairytale. This wedding was extra special because it got us featured in The Knot!!

Here is Candace with her bouquet designed with red and yellow mokara orchids and red calla lilies. We love how the colors pop in photos.

We especially enjoyed designing 2 different looks for their centerpieces. The first design was cymbidium orchids in a lily bowl with floating candles. The second was mokara orchids in a set of 3 tiered cylinder vases with floating candles.

Venue: Nestldown
Photography: Gillett Photography

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rafunzel + Brian

When Brian and Rafunzel approached us for their wedding we were honored. We'd been friends for a long time and knew the couple was going to plan a fabulous wedding. Their ceremony and reception took place at the swanky W Hotel in San Francisco. We loved the clean, modern feel of the venue.

Rafunzel's bouquet was designed with purple hydrangea, light/hot pink/cream colored roses, white freesia, and purple orchids. The handle was wrapped in cream, satin ribbon and rhinestones to complement the bride's dress detail.

Here is the bride with her maid of honor and junior bridesmaids. We love the tiaras and the pop or color on her shoes!

The ceremony aisle was decorated with small bouquets of dendrobium orchids. The junior bridesmaids walked with one of the couple's adorable dogs Bert.

Centerpieces at the reception were accompanied with cute frames showcasing the couple's favorite places.

Venue: The W Hotel in San Francisco

Photography: F.C. Wong Photography

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lucia + Rich

Lucia's vision for her wedding flowers was soft and romantic. We loved working with her color palette of lavender, blush, and grey. The wedding was in October so dahlias were a great seasonal choice. We were also able to incorporate beautiful antique roses and found a green called dusty miller to complement the bouquets and centerpieces.

Here is the bride holding her bouquet and looking stunning in her dress. The bow in the back is to die for! Her bouquet is designed with white dahlias, cream roses, white freesia, and dusty miller. The handle is wrapped in lace and Lucia's cross.

The couple got married at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto and held an outdoor reception at the Stanford Park HotelLucia used her work experience at Anthropologie and her great eye for decor to put this super cute display together for the sign in table. It featured each side's parents and grandparents' wedding photos!

We placed purple dahlias in the fountain outside and re-purposed white pomanders from their ceremony to decorate chairs at the reception.