Real Wedding: Cherry and Sam Wedding at Auberge du Soleil by Marmalade Sky Films

02 January 2015

Let's start the year off right! Take a look at this beautiful and bright wedding at Auberge du Soleil of Cherry and Sam. After so many years of pastel hues, a big of color is my trend forecast for 2015 so sit back and enjoy this film by Marmalade Sky Films!
Cherry & Sam - Trailer from Marmalade Sky Films on Vimeo.

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Press: Style Me Pretty with Marcy Blum At Sharon Heights

29 December 2014

As we close this year, a look back at some of our favorite weddings. This one featured on Style Me Pretty planned by the uber talented, celebrity planner Marcy Blum at Sharon Heights. Photographed by Stephanie Pool with Enhanced Lighting, Hartmann Studios!  Read more about it on Style Me Pretty, article by Stephanie Weers. 

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Real Wedding: Cornerstone Napa Wedding with A Savvy Event Part II

24 December 2014

A little more details from Kelley and Matt's wedding by Colson Griffith. With planning by Kelly of A Savvy Event.  Flowers by Nancy Liu Chin Designs featuring Accent Decor vases.  Garden roses from Torchio Nursery.  Arch from Wine Party Rentals.  Linens by La Tavola.  Rentals from Classic Party Rentals. Lighting from the team at Twilight.  Venue Cornerstone. 

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Real Weddings: Cornerstone Napa Wedding with A Savvy Event Part 1

22 December 2014

I've read plenty of love stories (my friends know I love Judith McNaught and Emily Giffin, who doesn't? ) Whatever you call it, I'm a sucker for HEA --- happily ever after!   Yes, I want that Happily Ever After because it's in my DNA.   Perhaps when I was just about 6 years old, I saw Cinderella  and it made me a believer.

Sure, I've read my share of Nicholas Sparks and his tearjerkers to know that the road to love isn't always easy.  Our journey in life isn't always a fairy tale, we've get knocked down.  We get lost.  Bad things happen.  We'll have obstacles.  Sure, the occasion heartbreak is inevitable.  But eventually, the romantic in me knows love and courage together will bring us that one real solid love.

In images, this is their wedding day story --- here's to you Kelley and Matt.
You look at Kelley and you know her heart belongs to Matt.  You look at Matt and you see that strong, fierce, solid love. It's a forever kind of love.  Here's to your FOREVER!

Thanks Colson for the images! Grateful for Kelly of A Savvy Event for always sending me the loveliest bride and grooms.  Finally to venue, Cornerstone --- it just can't look more amazing!

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Industry News: Save the San Francisco Market

28 August 2014

By now, I think many of you have read the news about the foreseeable sale of the San Francisco Flower Market.  It's especially puzzling as one can't quite understand if the potential owners, Kilroy will indeed keep the Flower Market intake.  I don't want to spectacular on whether Kilroy will keep the flower in take or not.

All I care about is all the hard working individuals and employees who may lose their jobs.  I care about all my floral friends who may be headed for trials and tribulations as the loss of a market would impact their small businesses.  I care about all the floral freelance designers who rely on small businesses for their livelihood should businesses be impacted.  I care about the tourists who see San Francisco as a place of beauty and how the loss of this charming market will impact who this city is perceived.  I care about people over the profit of a corporation.   I care about tradition, history and preserving a past of a market which has been here since 1959.  I care about Mr David Repetto who works tirelessly as a floral vendor in the market and how this will impact his nursery.  I care about Mr Louie Figone who grows some of the most amazing dahlias and where he will be selling his flowers in the future. I care about the three Latino guys who run Palomino and wonder if this will force them to close their business.   I care about a city who values artisans who use their hearts and hands to create beauty through flowers.  

I have worked on countless weddings and events and I could not have done it without the support and the products that I procure at the San Francisco Flower Market.  All the countless bouquets that I have handed to brides, the boutonnieres I have pinned on grooms, the arrangements that my team has made which might have brightened someone's life --- mostly every stem of flowers were picked and bought from this market. #SavetheFlowers! 

It's hard to imagine that if it's not rebuilt, what will happen to all those who benefit from the joy that flowers and plants bring.

If you feel an urge to save the flower market...then join others and sign this pledge/petition

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