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!
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!
Beautiful Mt. Madonna bohemian wedding. So grateful to have been a part of this incredible celebration....
One of my favorite weddings to date!! I had so much fun working on Lauren's gorgeous bohemian bouquet! It was such a treat to play with so many incredible textures and vibrant colors, contrasted with a delicate floral crown. A huge thank you to the VERY talented Nick Radford for his incredible photos!!
For the most part I can honestly say I am thrilled when I deliver an arrangement to its enthusiastic recipient. But last week I had a moment when I didn't want to let go.... It was an arrangement for a party. It just got to me. Dogwood (heart flutter). Foxgloves from my garden that I watched grow back this year with delight. A few of my own Icelandic Poppies to add to the robust one's from the Flower Market (seriously there's are tall, strong, beautiful specimens; like the Michael Jordan's of poppies). Anyways, long story short, I brought this arrangement into my living room and just fell madly in love with it, enjoying the last few hours I had with it before it had to get carted away. Even the pup seemed to enjoy it.
The recipients were thrilled and appreciated it as much as I did. But leaving the venue I felt like a parent leaving their child on the first day of preschool. I missed it so much driving home with an empty van. It was ridiculous. Then I realized I was being ridiculous. Then I went and sat in my garden and looked at the few Foxgloves that remained and silently planned my ambush for the next arrangement that would be just mine. Cause sometimes you just have to treat yourself.