Romantic San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

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Wynn has really good taste. It is so wonderful to work with someone who isn’t all caught up in the crazy wedding pinterest wedding works where they want more and more and more. She wanted wild, but simple feeling flowers for this garden wedding. This little 40 guest wedding felt so special and relaxed.  Guests stood for the ceremony so that they could be close to Wynn and Scott. They dined under a canopy of trees with little candles hanging from them.

Photography: Ivy from This is the Gold Collective // Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers // Planning: Twine Events // Location: San Ysidro Ranch

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Jose Villa Workshop Part IIII

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Sometimes simple is best. For the boudoir shoot at Jose’s workshop I foraged some morning glory vines and threw them in a vase. It may have been my favorite piece from the whole workshop! Flowers are such incredible things to me, sometimes it is hard to try and make them look better than they already do, even a humble road side morning glory weed.

Watching Jose and the team that put this together create such a beautiful photo shoot piece by piece was really something. I feel fortunate to be able to work with such talented visionaries that can make the most simple of things really shine.

Photography: Jose Villa for Jose Villa Workshops // Overall Planning and design: Laurie Arons // Floral Design: Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers // Local Floral Sourcing: La Muse de las Flores // Venue:Hacienda El Carmen  // Styling: Grey Likes  // Hair and Makeup Stylist: Mar from Team Hair And Makeup  // Candles: Creative Candles //Photo processing: Richard Photo Lab

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Peach & Pink Park City Wedding

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My first time meeting Jamie was when I did a floral sample for her. This is always nerve wracking to me for lots of reasons, but this one was especially so because it was also going to be my first time meeting my client in person. She walked in the room and instantly cried “I love it! Its perfect! I don’t want to change anything.” And I loved her immediately. This was another one of those bridal parties that I just wanted to stay at the wedding an hang out with. There was so much love and happiness radiating from everyone at this wedding. I feel lucky to have such wonderful people trust me to do the flowers for their weddings.

Photography: Annie McElwain // Flowers: Honey of Thousand Flowers // Location and Catering: Hotel Park City
Event Planning: Nicole Arena of Green Ribbon Parties // Stationery and Calligraphy: Julie Song Ink // Cake: Pastry Arts Barrani // Music: Groove Merchants // Rentals and Lighting: Diamond Rental // Hair and Makeup: Studio Enizio 

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Erich McVey Workshop Part Two

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More beautiful images from Erich McVey, taken at his workshop held in Elk, California last June. Ginny Au styled the whole workshop to her perfection with her style that looks natural and un-fussy. I feel so lucky to have been able to contribute to this.  Ginny had ancient words that she used as a jumping off point to style each of these looks. The couple and table here were “nubivigant, a woman who is moving among the clouds.”

This tablescape was so simple and pretty. Those sculptures are made by a Salt Lake City local! Colour Maisch makes the most beautiful, delicate pieces of art that went on the sort of un-done table that Ginny dreamed up.

That little fern and berry bouquet is one of my favorites to date, something I would carry if I were getting married in the forest overlooking the coast.

These last few photos of the girl  in the forest with just a vine wrapped up her arm was  “Brontide, the low roll of distant thunder”. This woman wouldn’t have a bouquet of course….I imagine it is hard to hold a bouquet if you are distant thunder. She was powerful and bold, barefoot in the forest. We gave her just some light vines to wear.

Featured on OnceWed // Photography: Erich McVey // Design & Styling: Ginny Au // Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor // Floral Design: Sarah Winward // Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler // Photo lab: PhotoVision // Table linens & rentals: 12th Table // Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch // Dress: Net-a-Porter & Samuelle Couture // Mens Attire: Billy Reid // Brides Shoes: Billy Reid // Sculptures: Colour Maisch

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Teaching in China Part Two

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These are photos from my second time visiting China in 2014 to teach natural style floral design at Cohim school. Just as last time, I completely loved my students and my experience there. We had so many wonderful fall flowers and foliage to play with, I was in heaven. Teaching has been such an incredible experience for me, I love being forced to dive deeper into my own philosophies and being challenged to communicate that well. I had the most wonderful team of people at Cohim to help arrange this and translate for me. Thank you Judy, Chris, Perry, and Sherlove!

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