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!
San Francisco City Hall
THE AFTER PARTY
Married October 22, 2016
Wow! What a month... October really kicked our butts (in a good way). Now that we finally have time to breathe, we wanted to start sharing the weddings we were so lucky to be a part of. Andrea and Robbie's wedding was our last wedding of October, and we really couldn't have asked of a better way to cap the month. The couple was inspired by deep, bold colors. Much of their inspiration board consisted of florals and items within a marsala palette, along with pops of gold and deep purples. Designing the floral arrangements and bridal party accessories for this wedding was a treat. We felt that Andrea and Robbie's taste aligned perfectly with our style. In the end, we achieved a rich and elegant vibe that was fitting for the fall season. There is no better feeling than to see months and months of work finally come together! And a big thank you to all who were involved!!
Congratulations to this cool, young couple!! We wish you nothing but the very best together!
We were lucky to meet so many new people last month at The Melrose Street Fair. It was there where we got to meet Wendi and Rebecca. They loved our paper-bag minis that we were selling at our booth, so they asked if we could recreate them for their April wedding... and of course we said, "Hell yes we can!" These two are very cool, hard-working women, so it made us so happy to be a part of a day where everyone was getting together to relax and celebrate Wendi and Rebecca's love for one another; no work, no stress... just love, laughs and sunflowers!
photos by Nicolas Alexander
Surrounded by flowers and loved ones for the past 48 hours... pretty awesome. We had several Easter parties in need of flowers, so we hit the ground running super early Saturday morning (heavily caffeinated). First thing first, we went to pick out a variety of beautiful flowers that screamed "Hellloooooo Spring!" With so many flowers to choose from, Sherry and I turn into a couple of giddy girls... it's like going shopping for new shoes. We freak out and have to touch everything.
3 hours later: This is the part where we poured ourselves a glass of wine and ordered a pizza. Nic stopped over to snap some gorgeous photos (Thank you, Nic!), and we took a little time to admire the work we accomplished so far. We can't say enough how rewarding it is to create these custom arrangements for people to enjoy. It truly makes us smile.
Special thanks to our little helper, Brayden.
photos by Nicholas Alexander