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San Francisco City Hall | Lisa + Jess

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We were asked to fly out to San Francisco this past March for the awaited wedding of Lisa and Jess. These two women are insanely remarkable. They dedicate their lives to the medical field, to their loving families and friends, and of course, to one another. We stayed with them for four days, and in that short amount of time, we were quickly welcomed in as part of the family (sort of). I mean, how often do the florists bunk up next to the sweet grandmother, or get to after-party with the bridal party? Almost never. So we were living it up.

We stayed in the coolest 4-storey, purple and pink house (like what one would imagine a gypsy princess to live in with her pet unicorn). It was seriously the best. Everyone was so excited, alive, giggly and genuinely enjoying each and every moment. San Franciso does that to people. There's just something in air (besides the smell of weed) that makes people happy to be there. It's S-A-N  F-R-A-N-C-I-S-C-O... no one ever complains about the city. And if they do, they are probably no fun. Congratulations, Lisa and Jess, on officially becoming Winton-Li. Yay!


Pre-Wedding

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When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
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San Francisco City Hall

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THE AFTER PARTY

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Photography: Cellar Door Photography ❖ Flowers: 1209 Creative  ❖ Venue: Tank 18 
Makeup: Artistry by Azure ❖ Hair Styling: Jaime Voelz

The Royal Palms :: A Mixed Metal Inspired Wedding

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Last month, we were approached by Desert Whim to collaborate on a styled wedding shoot with photographer, April Maura. The shoot was hosted at The Royal Palms Resort & Spa. Now, for those who have never been to The Royal Palms... it's a gorgeous, intimate resort with a Mediterranean vibe + luscious green gardens. It's really, really, really romantic. That's the simplest way to put it! Its surroundings transport you to another place, and it's easy to forget that we're still in Phoenix, Arizona. Countless events and weddings are held here every year, and the cool thing is that each event has a different look from the next. This venue can be transformed to fit many different styles, preferences and color palettes.

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For this particular shoot, the floral inspiration for the centerpieces and bouquet was heavy greenery + whites and creams + a pop of berry. We found some amazing kale with an ivory and blush center that we paired with an assortment of eucalyptus, white ranunculus, allium and lisianthus. To fill the small gaps, we chose to add in white wax flower with a berry-colored center that perfectly complimented the hanging amaranthus. We also couldn't pass up adding in some bigger, blush-colored ranunculus. We believe that there should always be a show-stopping flower in our designs, and these ranunculus were definitely it! We wrapped the stems of the bridal bouquet and boutonnière with a pale, eggplant-colored silk ribbon that matched the table-runner, tying in the bridal accessories with the table decor.  

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The overall inspiration of a mixed metal design (combining various vases, goblets, dinnerware and candle holders) with a simple and sophisticated color palette, plus a lovely couple, made for an elegant and cohesive design fitting to the venue's space. It was a pleasure to be a part of this collaboration! 

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Photography: April Maura Photography ❖ Event Coordinator: Desert Whim

Venue : The Royal Palms Resort & Spa ❖  Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Table Top Rentals: The Confetti Studio ❖ Florals: 1209 Creative ❖ Paper: Willemina Typography

Models: Andrew Weber & Melissa Nyland ❖  Makeup: Rebecca Rubinstein ❖ Hair: C. Rae Hair

Dress: Grace Style & Bridal ❖ Tux: Celebrity Tux & Tails

 

Alyssa + Robbie :: 2 Year Anniversary

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Alyssa and Robbie just had their 2 year anniversary, and to celebrate, they made a day trip up to Northern Arizona for a styled photo shoot with Parker Micheaels Photography. Who says that a girls' wedding dress is only to be worn on her wedding day?! ... this was the perfect excuse to put that baby back on!! Congrats to this happy couple. We had a pleasure of adding a 1209 bouquet to this very special photo shoot! Also, pink is where it's at! Those who know us, know that we love this color... foreverrrrr and ever.

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The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time. — Julia Child
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Photography: Parker Micheaels Photography ❖ Florals: 1209 Creative

The Monorchid hosts Brittany + Jared's boho-chic wedding

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Married October 14, 2016

When we first met Brittany for a consultation, we knew that we were going to be a great match for this wedding. She and her now hubby, Jared, are a breath of fresh air, and they were such a pleasure to work with. We really appreciated their simplistic and easy-going approach to the entire planning process. They had an idea of what they wanted, but put total trust in the people they hired. That is not an easy thing to do for a lot of people, and we are thankful that they fully trusted us with our designs and execution. 

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This wedding took place at The MonOrchid, and for those of you who know us know that this is a second home to us. I think I even mention that in Andrea + Robbie's blog post. We've been a part of a lot of weddings within this venue. It truly is a great venue for those who are art lovers seeking a more non-traditional space, like Brittany and Jared. They're a super cool couple... and so was their bridal party! So many awesome people in one place.

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"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
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Photography: Jay & Jess Photography ❖ Event Coordinator: Burlap Bear Events

Dress: Luv Bridal ❖ Venue: The MonOrchid  Catering: Conceptually Social

Florals: 1209 Creative ❖ Rentals: Dang! Fine Rentals