2010 08/12

Holiday Wedding Centerpieces

Are you having a holiday wedding? Looking for centerpiece arrangements that are affordable, yet work with the holiday feel and look beautiful? Look no further… Check out this modern day Christmas tree that can be used as a centerpiece for your tables that will also be the talk of your family and circle of friends for [...]

2010 10/11

Color Themes

Some brides like to go literal with their color schemes, others like to use their favorite color as an accent. These shower arrangements are about as literal as you can get with the color palette that was at hand; Green and purple!
The vases were made from recycled yogurt tubs wrapped in wax paper and white [...]

2010 03/11

Dahlias Daaahhhling!

Over the Summer I had the opportunity to do flowers for an awesome Bride and Groom that were having a very intimate and beautiful ceremony at Mt. Tamalpais. When the bride contacted me again to put together a few arrangements for the reception she and her hubby were hosting at Café Du Nord, [...]

2010 20/10

Harvest Bride-to-Be

If you’re having a white winter wedding, chances are that your bridal shower will be sometime in the fall.  With all the pretty fall colors around us, it’ll be easy to go all autumnal for your shower.
Ask the host of your shower to head down to their local Trader Joe’s where they sell organic and [...]

2010 06/10

$80 Wedding Flowers!

I was introduced to a bride that was looking for a bouquet and a few other arrangements by a great San Francisco artist whose mother owns a flower distribution shop at the SF Flower Mart. (If you ever need fantastic roses, you MUST check out “Sunshine International” )
The bride and I spoke over the phone [...]

2010 29/09

Epic Love

“M & J” had known of each other for years, but had never really “met” till two and a half years ago when a mutual high school friend of theirs formally introduced them. Well, guess what? They ended up getting hitched!
I got a text message from the bride-to-be about a yearago, asking if I’d be [...]

2010 22/09

Yellow Flowers Galore!

This wedding was a true pleasure to work on. The bride, an Architect by training, and the groom, a Landscape Architect, had a great eye for design and knew exactly what they were looking for, yet were totally open to suggestions and changes to help their dream wedding come to fruition.
At our first consultation meeting, [...]

2010 13/09

Wine Country Wedding Venue: Campovida

By Erin Frank, Photos by Thor Swift of Thor Swift Photography

Just two hours from San Francisco, in Hopland, CA, lies Campovida, a gorgeous, historic property that has been given a new lease on life thanks to its latest owners.  Campovida is the ultimate wine country retreat, filled with vineyards, graceful Valley Oaks, 13 acres [...]

2010 15/07

Wedding detail: salvaged window

There’s a fab store in Berkeley called Urban Ore which sells salvaged and used goods. I purchased an old window for $20 and right now, it’s perched on our vintage wooden desk at home. I taped Rex Ray prints behind the panes for now.

I spotted this on With this Ring via Snippet and Ink, and [...]

2010 14/06

Terrarium Treasures

By Erin Frank

Flowers + Vase = Centerpiece…right?  What about putting a spin on this basic principle?  Skip the cut blooms that die out in days. Try centerpieces tailor-made for their little glass houses by Botany Factory.
Based in San Francisco, Botany Factory, specifically plant pro Katie Goldman Macdonald, creates terrific terrariums that are like a green thumb’s [...]

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