More of this yellow and white Summer Wedding
Gorgeous warm and slightly tropical wedding at Beltane
Sarah's bridal bouquet was like a sweet bowl sherbet, swirling with raspberry, lemon, and peach hues. We balanced the thick, many-petaled textures of roses, ranunculus, and dahlias with touches of sleek tropical foliage and anthuriums. Trailing honey-colored ribbons heightened the romantic vibe and matched the quality of the light.
Heart-shaped anthurium complimented the ruffled texture of fragrant garden roses, accented with scabiosa and stock flowers. Each bud vase was unique, creating a tablescape with interest and variety.
Rambling muslin runners that Gorgeous and Green dyed and provided as part of the table decor, bud vases, candles, and colorful glassware festooned the family style tables; while larger, lush centerpieces graced the round tables. Creamy linens on the rounds provided soft contrast for the warm tones of the centerpieces. The natural wood of the long tables set the tone for that special Napa mood.
White and yellow blooms and textures and a little tropical feel for this Summer Wedding
For this event at the Hacienda de las Flores, we created a story book wedding with a tropical and refreshing twist. Think lemons pineapples and buttery yellow grapes, garden roses and soft grasses, lush petals and romantic vibes.
It was an especially hot day with temperatures climbing to 110 degrees, but the flowers and the wedding party made a valiant effort to look splendid and beautiful.
Here's the first installment of the beautiful photos we received from that special day. Enjoy.
Yellow Summer Fruits and Soft White Petals
Florals by Gorgeous and Green
Photography by Nadia Vysotskaya Photography
Event Planning, Design by Le Muse Events
Makeup and Hair by Yi Bridal
Rentals by One True Love Vintage
Cake by Old Town Danville Bakery
Suit by Giorgio Armani
Gown by Pronovias At Romance
Shoes by Rene Caovilla
DJ by iMobile DJ's
Videography by Ethan The Moment
Tropics on the Water
This Summer has been a whirlwind of weddings, and lucky for us, it was punctuated with a fair helping of tropical blooms and soft local grown goodness! We have loved getting our hands on the structured, rich foliage as well as the juicy colors offered by these hot-weather pretties.
For Jen and Jordan, we combined sherbert tones with a sweet selection of fruit on the tablescapes. Palm frond table settings combined with the nautical surroundings of Fort Mason's General's residence to set the vibe for a sumptuous evening of love and fun with a tiki vibe.
We worked with one of our event planning pals, Kellyne of Hand and Heart Events. Between her great planning credentials and our eye for bright details, it was another wedding success.
Check out the pics!
venue|The General's Residence
Hello 2023 and a Discount Code for 20% off!
To welcome the new year 2023 (year of the Rabbit) and for good luck, we are offering a one time discount on purchases of $250 or more in the online store. The code is
This discount is good for purchases of gift cards, local gift and flower deliveries, workshops and even small event orders including birthdays, weddings, corporate events, funerals and memorials.
We look forward to a year full of sustainable flower design, local grown flowers, supporting local business and artists and teaching novice, new and seasoned florists how to be more sustainable in their floral design work.
Destination Wedding in Carmel, Sneak Peek
This past year we were able to do a few destination weddings at some wonderful properties in our home state, the beautiful California. Here is a sneak peak at the amazing color and joy we presented for a couple in Carmel, CA this fall.
Julia and Paras hosted a multi-day feté to pay homage to their combined diverse cultures. Western/American, Japanese and Indian cultures were taken into consideration in choosing food, ceremony and decor.
The 3 day event took place at The Holly Farm. Filled with lush gardens, crushed granite pathways, garden nooks and plenty of natural beauty and peace. Our floral, plant and fruit designs matched perfectly; but also stood out in the most flavorful way.
All photos by the talented Laurken Kendall
The couple during the ceremony under the Gorgeous and Green mandap decor.
The couple had two ceremonies, the first was an Indian ceremony that took place on the lawn at Holly Farm. The second was a western ceremony that took place in the grotto by the oak tree.
The couple with the bride's bouquet by Gorgeous and Green featuring fall sugarbush protea, local grown hanging amaranth, celosia, spider gerbera, gladiola and foliage.
And a beautiful shot of a table piece with some mango, persimmon and palm fruit for extra texture and the feeling of abundance.
Planning: Lily Spruce
Catering: La Créme Monterey
The Spring Flower Workshop by Gorgeous and Green: Hair Crowns and Spring Posies
In Person Flower School For Flower Lovers!
We're inviting people back to the lovely Gorgeous and Green flower studios in Oakland this April for an In Person workshop experience.
The Spring workshop on April 22nd, 2023 will be an in-person workshop at our Gorgeous and Green flower studios and the photo studios of Mama Dog Studios (for beauty shots of everyone's designs).
This workshop will include head garland making, with avante-garde techniques that are more sustainable and eco-friendly. We will also cover hand constructed posies using spring blooms.
All in person workshops will take place at our lovely outdoor/indoor garden studios and include an array of beautiful foliage, flowers and textures that are locally and sustainably sourced for students to use in their designs.
To SIgn up for the Spring Workshop click HERE.
We Look forward to seeing you at our Oakland Flower Studios!
Pilar Zuniga has taught flower workshops for 14 years, and has been teaching and writing curricula for the past 22 years. As a seasoned instructor with a lot of experience in flower design, she has a lot of insight and tools to offer the novice and seasoned flower designer.
The Winter Flower Workshop (Focus on Flower Frogs) by Gorgeous and Green!
Sustainable Flower School for all Flower Lovers
This one is for flower lovers near and far! 2023 brings some new opportunity for learning sustainable flower design techniques from Gorgeous and Green with local grown and organic flowers and foliage. This first installation in the workshop series is virtual, so students can learn here in the Bay Area, the East Coast and abroad.
Join us January 29th for a class focusing on flower frogs as support structure for centerpiece and statement designs. The class will be virtual on zoom and is for locals and non-locals alike! Locals have the opportunity to pickup materials from our studio in Oakland that will include: flowers, foliage, a container and a flower frog as well as directions on how to process their materials.
A beautiful centerpiece design for the table with a frog as the initial support structure. This allowed for a overflowing and low to the table effect.
Pilar Zuniga is the owner of Gorgeous and Green. She teaches the workshops and classes and has taught many groups both large and small throughout the bay area, including at the SF Flower and Garden Show shown above. That container is actually a shallow plate/bowl with a ceramic flower frog laid in the middle.
To Sign up for the Winter Workshop click HERE.