Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Buy in Brooklyn

The Floral Lab will be making its East Coast debut during the month of December as part of Buy in Brooklyn's 4th Annual Snowflake Celebration. Floral goodies will be for sale at Lion in the Sun located at 232 7th Ave, corner of 4th street in Park Slope on December 16th. Stop by and say hello. I would love to meet you. Plus, everything in the store is 15% off!

You'll also be able to support more store employees doing their thing on the side! Check em out...they're awesomely talented ladies.

Erica Rothchild here and here

Read about the Snowflake Celebration here. Come out to support and show some Brooklyn love!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Perfect "January Wedding" Song

Getting married in January and don't have a wedding song yet? Check out this song called "January Wedding" by the Avett Brothers. So fitting and the lyrics are sweet.

She keeps it simple
And I am thankful for her kind of lovin'
'Cause it's simple

No longer do we wonder if we're together
We're way past that
And I've already asked her
So in January we're gettin' married

She's talkin' to me with her voice
Down so low I barely hear her
But I know what she's sayin'
I understand because my heart and hers are the same
And in January we're gettin' married

And I was sick with heartache
And she was sick like Audrey Hepburn when I met her
But we would both surrender

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/january-wedding-lyrics-avett-brothers.html ]

True love is not the kind of thing you should turn down
Don't ever turn it down

I hope that I don't sound to insane when I say
There is darkness all around us
I don't feel weak but I do need sometimes for her to protect me
And reconnect me to the beauty that I'm missin'
And in January we're gettin' married

No longer does it matter what circumstances we were born in
She knows which birds are singin'
And the names of the trees where they're performin' in the mornin
And in January we're gettin' married
Come January let's get married

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall In Love (Some More)

For a look at the second fall inspired tablescape with Carter and Cook Event Co. and Jill Thomas, head on over to Snippet & Ink. Here's a peek at what you'll find:

Persimmons, pears, pomegranates, succulents, ranunculus, mini persimmons, privet, broom corn pods, ilex berries, pincushion protea, and berzelia berries, were all used in the design. LOVING all that texture!

Carter and Cook provides all the great DIY details seen in these two shoots. Click here to visit their blog.

Fall in Love

This morning on Snippet & Ink: Carter and Cook provides great DIY inspiration with a colorful paper garland and gold sequin place mats and swizzle sticks.

Posh Paperie designed these lovely heart locket menus and key place card tags.

The centerpieces were designed with cockscomb and roses. The bouquet was made of bouganvilla.

{Photography by Jill Thomas}

Bouganvilla was the perfect choice for this photo shoot. However, out of water, the life of this paper-like blossom is short.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Real Wedding: Monica +Elliot

Bright with a bit of whimsy were words used to describe the wedding of Monica and Elliot who shared their vows on August 21st at the La Jolla Bridge Club. The day was coordinated by the lovely Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events.

Monica's nine bridesmaids carried posy bouquets of billy balls, oncidium orchids, and china mums. Elliot and his groomsmen wore boutonnieres designed with billy balls.

Flowing turquoise satin ribbon were placed on the chairs lining the aisle. Small, medium, and large button mum pomanders resting atop cylinder vases of varying heights provided the backdrop for the ceremony.

I made a wooden box, painted it white, accented it with coordinating ribbon, and filled it with wheatgrass to serve as the escort card display. The tablescapes were designed using bud vases containing billy balls, rectangular vases containing china mums, and eiffel tower vases containing oncidium orchids. For that bit of whimsy (and a pop of orange), Monica provided goldfish for some of the tables and clocks served as table numbers.

(Photos by Anjuli of Photorange )

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Big Apple Announcement

Fact: I moved to Brooklyn, New York.

Fact: The Floral Lab is still alive and thriving and will continue to do so throughout Southern California.

A job offer from Tiffany & Co for the husband and an opportunity for me to establish The Floral Lab NYC.... too good to pass up. I'll be taking the next few months to get settled in our new apartment and get The Floral Lab's Brooklyn studio up and ready to take on 2011 clients.

I'm beyond excited to welcome Emilia to The Floral Lab! She's has taken the reins and will be managing and designing beautiful floral decor for the business. You may remember that we were paired for the 1st Hitched event in Los Angeles a few months back. She's been super helpful in pulling together the last four weddings of the year and is a natural talent. I couldn't be happier with the relationship that has evolved and cannot wait to see what the future holds. Bi-coastal floral decor domination, perhaps? A girl can dream. Note: Emilia also provides personalized event design, planning, coordination, and beautiful handcrafted decor!

Please continue to refer your clients to The Floral Lab SD and if you know of anyone getting married within the 5 boroughs of NYC, I'm available to meet for a consultation. If you're a photographer, planner, or paper goods designer and are traveling to NYC for a client or for fun, I'd love to schedule a photo shoot with you.

I have a lot of blogging to do highlighting weddings and photo shoots from this past summer and cannot wait to share them with you. Keep checking back for all the exciting SoCal and NYC happenings!

Welcome Emilia!