Apr 24, 2012
Last weekend I headed north for a wedding and a little fun. I love when I get to travel for work and can make a trip out of it...big or small. I lived in SF for 9 years so I'm quite familiar with the city but after being gone for a year now I couldn't help but notice all of the new shops and restaurants that have popped up. I explored some of the new eateries but couldn't pass up some of my old haunts like Tartine. I'm drooling right now just thinking about their fruit bread pudding. So yum.
Another highlight of the trip was visiting the SF Flower Mart. Boy oh boy, that place is great. The range and quality of the flowers at the SF Mart far surpasses most anything I find in LA. I always forget how much I miss it until I revisit. Foraged goods, garden roses (and I mean real, thorny, crazy stemmed garden roses) year round, tulip varieties I've never seen, hellebore plants to die for, mock orange that made me melt, humungous pink dogwood branches over 8 feet tall, crazy mossy branches with beautiful shape, perfect grape hyacinth. I could go on and on. In addition, I get to visit with the wonderful guys that work at Brannan Street. My rep there is awesome and it's always a treat to work with him on my northern California based projects.
And then there was the wedding. It was a lovely one to say the least. Stephanie and Nicky are a great couple and I was happy I could be part of their union. Their wedding was held at the Presidio Social Club which is such a charming little venue. Stephanie is a landscape architect and was a florist in college so she had a clear vision of what she wanted. We used all sorts of fun greens like olive, mint, thyme, succulents, airplants and leucadendron with white anemones, peach ranunculus and glorious coral peonies that will stop anyone in their tracks. Below is a picture of the bridal bouquet and the groom's boutonniere. The mix of colors and textures worked together even better than I had imagined. Tucking those wild airplants in really took it to the next level. Stephanie's bouquet is definitely one of my favorite things I've created in a long while.