Apr 17, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
The colorful gorgeousness of this fall wedding from last year still gets me. It's probably one of the most colorful weddings I've designed to this date. A mix of citrusy oranges, sunshine yellow, vibrant coral, lush green and pretty pinks. It really brought the Huron Substation to life.
Such a stellar A-list team came together for this one. Tori from Sitting in a Tree was the designer/planner, Heirloom LA catered, Flashdance DJ-ed, Jen Huang took amazing photos, Wade of SharkPig created a fantastically fun video and Yeah Rentals was used for the ecclectic rentals. Be sure to check out the full feature on Style Me Pretty or visit the porfolio section of the site for more pictures.
Apr 9, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Earlier this month I held my first workshop in my shop/studio space. It was a blast and all the attendees did such a wonderful job I had to share a few photos. I always enjoy watching how different people's arrangements turn out even when using the same ingredients. Further solidifies the fact that there is no right or wrong in artistic and creative endeavors. I already have a class planned for April that is full but I hope to squeeze in more throughout the year when weddings are on the mellow side. Keep an eye out on social media for more information and dates to come.
A big hanks to Vanessa Ha for snapping some great photos while also attending the workshop!
Mar 25, 2014
I've been a bad blogger. I like creating things with my hands and making 3 dimensional items come to life. Words have never really been my forte.
Spring has sprung in the flower world and I've been consumed with a never ending stream of lovely blooms. It's been heavenly. I don't always play favorites but I will say that this is truly the best time of year for flowers. Peonies are right around the corner too. I love that time when the seasons blend...peonies, ranunculus, anemones, muscari, fritilaria, lilac, hellebores and garden roses all at once. Dreamy. Head on over to my Instagram account to check out my recent springy daily creations. I've been having lots of fun.
Now I'm going to take you right back to fall with the wedding below. This was along the coast of Santa Barbara County. Roger of EP Love took the pics of this fun affair.
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
As a lover of spring flowers I can't help but share the wealth of beauty that mother nature bestows upon us at this time of year. The ever so sweet muscari, perfectly petalled ranunculus, heaven scented sweet peas, the uniquely complex anemones, gorgeously shaped hellebores….just to name a few. Each make my heart melt a little when they start popping up at the flower market. With that being said, spring seems like the perfect time to hold my very first public workshop at the Twig & Twine studio!
Join me on Sunday March 16th for a late afternoon gathering of hands on arranging and instruction. The $200 fee will include a wonderful selections of spring blooms and greenery to choose from, your own set of floral scissors (to keep!), a vase that you will take home with your carefully sculpted arrangement in side, verbal tips and tricks of the trade and general guidance from a flower pro. Class space is limited to 12 people. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your space. Hope you're looking forward to it as much as I am!
Feb 9, 2014
Feb 3, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Hey all you coupled folks! Have you thought about ordering your special someone flowers yet? Valentine's day is in 2 weeks and I know how you like to be last minute in your planning but why not break the mold and call ahead of time this year! I promise, it'll make things a hundred times easier. Hand wrapped bouquets starting at $40, pick-up arrangements starting at $55 and delivered arrangements starting at $85 (delivery fee additional). Call us at 323.660.4100 to place your custom order. Guaranteed to put a smile on your Valentine's face. We promise.
Jan 24, 2014
I must admit….Ali & Duncan's venue was pretty stellar. It's a private residence called Harold's House that is perched along the hills right behind the beach in the Palisades. Ocean blues for days. Because the view had so much to offer Ali opted for a more minimal tablescape full of candle light with touches of flowers. We used gold, silver and clear glass votives along with hurricanes to fill the middle of the tables. We then added in touches of white flowers with accented greenery and foliage painted gold for a little life. I definitely stepped outside my usual style for this wedding but I think the combination of metallics with the fresh whites and candle light was a wonderful version of sublte glam.
Photos by Marianne Taylor Photography.
Jan 21, 2014
I am super excited about the wonderful write-up in LA I'm Yours today. I am a pretty avid reader of the blog for local happenings and hip new spots to visit – be sure to check it out if you haven't yet – so when Kyle decided to do a story on the shop I was thrilled. I think he did a fantastic job of capturing the vibe and overall feel I am trying to portray. It made me feel good to know that's coming across to others. I read the article on my phone while eating a solo lunch at a busy restaurant and couldn't help but smile like a silly fool. It's funny how a sense of accomplishment sometimes comes when you take a step away and see things through the eyes of another. Thanks for making my day Kyle!
Jan 16, 2014
A big thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring Ashley & Nick's Carondelet House wedding today! Jen, of J Wiley Photography, really captured some amazing moments between these two. I love how happy both Ashley and Nick look in the pictures. Seriously puts a smile on my face every time I look at the images.
See the full feature here.
Jan 14, 2014
A dark and dreamy SmogShoppe wedding I worked on with Lorena from Bash Please last year. A bit uncoventional in many ways (the bride even went bouquet-less) but I love it when my clients turn their wedding into exactly what they want it to be. Break the rules you soon to be wed couples...I promise it will be awesome.
Photos by the talented James Moes.
Jan 6, 2014
A summery blast in the midst of winter thanks to Kate & Ryan's posr on Wedding Chicks today! This Adamson House gathering featured peonies and succulents. Such a feminine pink palette with touches of blue to tie in the Pacific that softly broke just feet away. Planning by The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co., catering by Whoa Nelly and pictures by Katie Vowels for Annie McElwain. See the full feature on the Wedding Chicks here.
Dec 24, 2013
Just a little note to wish you all a wonderful holiday season! Florists need vacations too so we'll be closing up the shop until January 15th. Please email us with any inquiries or requests in the meantime.
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 7, 2013
It's a cold, cold weekend here in LA so I think it fitting to relive a happy and sunny Ojai wedding from last summer! Catherine and Peter were a charm to work with. Catherine knew she wanted pops of color and a relaxed feeling but overall left the details up to the professional (me!). Their wedding was held at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa which is beautiful and spacious. You should of seen the full moon come up over that big white tent. The only thing more unreal was the fireworks show that Peter surprised Catherine with as they made their grand exit. Talk about outdoing himself! What a keeper – nice find Catherine. : )
Photos by Christine Chang.