Angela and Tim

 October was one crazy month for us. With the purple craze continuing, Angela’s wedding was a breath of fresh air. Don’t get us wrong, we love purple! But we also love a good challenge and here we were able to push our designs to the limit. Angela wanted a romantic feel, full of deep red and burgundy tones, Marisa and I were very excited! Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano was the perfect venue for this intimate wedding. One of our goals for the flowers is to not only exceed the brides vision, but to enhance the venue and we feel we paired them perfectly.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Angela’s bouquet was BIG and BEAUTIFUL! It was full of black baccara roses, burgundy dahlias, black calla lilies, red and burgundy spray roses and burgundy cymbidium orchids. Her flower girl wore a flower crown made of red roses.

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Not that this gorgeous bride needed any, but her make up was done by the lovely and talented Melinda Ruiz of Beauty by Melina. If you are still looking for someone to touch you up on your special day, call her!

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The boys sported some cute little boutonnieres made of burgundy spray roses and dahlia buds.

How adorable are these little guys!?

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The mother’s wore wrist corsages using the themed blooms.

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Pictures were taken before the ceremony, at the beautiful Mission. This crew walked through downtown San Juan Capistrano, followed by a mariachi band. A wedding present from the father of the bride.

LOVED IT!!

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With everything set in place, guests in their seats; this wedding was ready to begin! Love these barn style gates!

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What better way to say “Here comes the Bride”. SO CUTE!

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This picture was too sweet to not include, Angela’s father walking her down the aisle.

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For their “arch” something non traditional and very touching: a cross! Using theme flowers and curly willow, this cross was absolutely jaw dropping!

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Burgundy roses, red roses, red orchids, dahlias and burgundy cymbidiums were just a few of the flowers on this gorgeous cross. We added dark purple hydrangea and trachelium to stay away from adding to the red and pink tones.

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The cross was one weekend project we couldn’t wait to construct. It was towering with a height reaching 10ft tall and was stained just the right tone to pop against the flowers. Lets just say this is definitely one of our favorites!

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For the reception, rectangle tables where lined up to form a “U” shape around the dance floor. Spread throughout the tables were mercury glass urns filled with these gorgeous flowers.

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Keeping with the theme, smaller clusters of flowers were added in addition to the votives and floating candles.

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The sweetheart table was full of floating candles wrapped in burgundy petals.

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At sunset with all the floating candles in play, this space was STUNNING!

Congratulations Angela and Tim!  

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 A special thanks to Joe Broccardo at Broccardo Photgraphy, Orange County Wedding Photos for capturing all these lovely images!

 

Kelsey and Josh

 A young and very much in love couple from my church recently got married and Seven Stems was honored to be part of their joyous day. Kelsey was a DIY bride who was inspired by babies breath and hydrangea with accents of peach and coral. Crystal, of Crystal Nicole Photography, did a beautiful job capturing Kelsey and Josh’s special day. I hope you all enjoy!

Kelsey wanted a delicate floral crown of babies breath. She looked absolutely gorgeous!!

 Her bridal bouquet was full of white hydrangea, peach stock, babies breath and a few succulents. Loved it!!

Her awesome bridesmaids had all different dresses in shades of coral and peach. Their bouquets where light and fluffy bunches of babies breath. Cute shot!

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 You don’t always have to have an elaborate bouquet for your bridesmaids. Simple and chic, SCORE!!!

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For Josh’s boutonniere, we used peach spray roses and babies breath to match Kelsey’s bouquet.

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As for the rest of the guys, babies breath boutonnieres it is. They look great!

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An adorable DIY banner was hung at the ceremony site, so playful and fun. For all you brides out there, don’t forget to have fun with your décor!

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Uhm, how awesome is this picture!? That bouquet is gorgeous!

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Oh and this picture, they are so precious! Picture perfect!!

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The centerpieces were white hydrangea with babies breath. Two DIY candle holders were placed on either side to complete the setup.

And lastly, the cake. A classy look accompanied by a babies breath topper accented with peach spray roses.

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Congratulations to the happy new couple!

All the best to you guys!

Kayla and Ronnie

One of my favorite weddings of 2013 was at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano for Kayla and Ronnie. They are the sweetest couple and just SO darn cute! Everything about their wedding was romantic, bright, warm and inviting! Tyler Branch, of Tyler Branch Photo, did an amazing job capturing every detail, so enjoy! 😉

The Villa  is such a unique venue with so many areas to place flowers to make your guest feel more at home. Here are a few of the lovely arrangements we had throughout some of the seating areas.

Kayla wanted a soft color pallet keeping in mind the sunset colors of Fall. So we used a lot of pastel colors with pops of orange and yellow. Some of the flowers used were; Stock, Larkspur, Kale, Anemones, Dahlias, Roses, Succulents and Lisianthus.

 Silver dollar eucalyptus, bay leaf, and pepper tree were some of the greens we used that were in full bloom during this season. Flowers were added to these on site urns in the courtyard area. Simply stunning!

Kale has been pretty popular these days, and was a “must have” for this wedding. Yes, it is the “giant green vegetable looking thing” in this centerpiece. 😉

Kayla has such a bright and bubbly personality! So we thought having her bouquet full of all color would help to make her shine brighter!

Mission accomplished! It was a perfect match!

With her bouquet being full of color, her bridesmaids bouquets were all white and really popped against their coral dresses.

 An added feature to their wedding, was a moss-covered “K” and “R” to welcome the guest’s! Love the grey suits for the guys!

The boutonnieres were cute and simple! Loved all the different ways we wrapped them!

Their arch. OMGOSH!!! It was so full and lush and I could go on talking forever and ever about it. By far, one of my favorites, of all times! And that says a lot, considering I’ve been doing flowers for over 10 years now!

Cheers to the happy couple!!

Their centerpieces consisted of hydrangea, kale, succulents, dahlias, roses, lisianthus, orchids and pepper tree.

The cake table was adorned with a couple of centerpieces and, of course, the toss bouquet. Simply jaw dropping! All of it!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this wedding a huge success! All the best to this lovely couple!

Emma & David

Seven Stems was  honored to coordinate & create a close family friends wedding this past Summer.

Emma and David planned a beach themed wedding:  a romantic and elegant feel to it. We are proud to share their special day with you!

With a blush and lavender color pallet we incorporated spring flowers, herbs, and babies breath. These cute little boutonnieres and corsage’s added that special touch to the bridal party!

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Looks like the guys really enjoyed them too! 😉

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This luscious bridal bouquet was FULL of garden roses, fresh lavender, dahlias, and hyacinth.

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For a day wedding, in early summer, candles at cocktail hour wasn’t going to work.  Here is a classic alternative!

I LOVE these garden roses!

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We mixed up cocktail hour by using small arrangements for the lower tables. They turned out adorable!!

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Hydrangea, lavender, dusty miller and babies breath; you can’t go wrong!

This bouquet, was PERFECT!!

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All table centerpieces were overflowing with kale, hydrangea, babies breath and lisianthus . Pops of orchids were added to top off the already gorgeous pieces!

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It was a beautiful wedding with one of our favorite families; we were thrilled to be part of their special day!!

Congratulations Emma and David!!

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Photography provided by

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Exquisite Weddings Launch Party

Let the “flowers do the talking ” is the goal when Michelle and I participate in any event. When the Exquisite Weddings Magazine email came for their Fall launch party, we were excited for the opportunity to show who we are. With the theme being”Glamour through the Ages”.

Our vision was to have a family room, mantel, couch, coffee table the whole shebang! When it comes to having our ideas come to life, it typically involves me with a hammer and nails. I’ve become quite the carpenter and tackling a living room set up was on the top of the to-do list. Thankfully the men in my life, my husband and dad know its coming and lend me a helping hand. Not so much willing but that’s another story. 🙂

As party favors for the brides to be, Michelle hand crafted these glitzy boutonnieres.

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These cuties also came with a %15 OFF Coupon!! Did you get one??

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After a couple of bumps in the road, or should I say thick carpet, we finally got the mantel level and flower frame up! A huge shout out to our new friends: Half Full Photography for saving our life, thank you for the shims!

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The fabulous furniture was provided by, Concepts Event Design. They were so helpful and every piece was gorgeous. We cant wait to collaborate soon.

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Garden roses, hydrangea, kale, hanging amaranthus and gold curly willow made up our table centerpiece. Accented with an over flowing amount of pearls, this beauty grabbed your attention!

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Another fun feature was a bridal bouquet. Brides were able to hold and pose for pictures with it….and yes….they are heavy!

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The frame is filled with china mums, roses, dahlias, lisianthus, kale and gold Curly willow:

WE LOVED IT!

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Thank you Exquisite Weddings for a great time and to everyone who helped us put this collection together!

Antique Love Photo Shoot!!

During the summer, we had the opportunity to put together a fabulous photo shoot with some wonderful professionals, Studio Carre’ photography and Cynthia Zatkins Events. Our theme was antique love and this is what we came up with. Our spread in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine wasn’t able to show all the lovely details that went into this, so here we are to re-examine them for your viewing pleasure, ENJOY!

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Marisa and I knew we wanted something to create a more dramatic effect while still maintaining the romantic feel of the shoot. We came up with this structure built of birch branches, covered it with curly willow, passion vines, hanging crystals and pearls. We also found these fantastic hanging votives and filled them with our theme flowers.

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 It was all set and ready to shoot, until we all noticed this empty “hole” in the center of the hanging décor/votives. Michelle on site with no tools, minimal supplies “MacGyver’s” this little a bird nest, flower ball, gem. I think it might be my favorite part!

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We used rope to tie the birch branches together and also used it to hang the structure from the tree. La Jolla Women’s Club let us use their location and if you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it. Their gardens are just beautiful!!

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Peonies, garden roses, mint leaves, hydrangea, mokara orchids and budlia were just a few of the beauties we incorporated.

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We used bud vases, mercury glass, a terrarium and antique candle holders to add to the theme. Each filled with something special! Lavender, succulents, curly willow the list goes on and on!

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 Our colors were melon and cornflower blue. Its hard to find blue flowers that will work with you, not against you. And thankfully, we found this gorgeous hyacinth! It was just the right touch to bind all the textures and colors together.

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 Fresh Invitation Studio created this wonderful dinner menu and “thank you” note to compliment our theme!

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 All of it together, just melts my heart! It’s so precious, sweet, and inviting!

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 For the special bride and groom, flowers were added to decorate their chairs. Ribbon and lace were used to tie on the beautiful florals and passion vine.

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  What better to way to finish then with our gorgeous bouquet!

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Thanks to every one who helped make this photo shoot a huge success! We appreciate all your hard work! Looking forward to the next one! 😉

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The Purple Craze Continues!

Not only were we excited to kick off Spring with purple, we were thrilled to be at one of our favorite venues, Los Willows in Fallbrook, Ca.

This gorgeous and GINORMOUS bridal bouquet had dahlias, French tulips, orchids, stock, hyacinth and just about every other spring flower that gives off a delightful aroma! It smelled incredible and looked fabulous!!

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The bridesmaid bouquets where more neutral with more white and lavender tones with pops of bright purple. Using fresh lavender, stock and freesia, these beauties smelled amazing as well! Love the way the dusty miller leaves add that special antique touch to these bouquets!
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For the groom and groomsmen boutonnieres we used lavender and white spray roses,  French lavender and dusty miller. Super cute and of course, smelled great! 😉
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A purple pomander ball for the flower girl is a great alternative to the traditional flower basket with petals. It ties in to other parts of the wedding…. You’ll see.
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Lining the aisle, were pomander balls in an ombre’ fashion. Starting with ivory and ending in a dark purple; it looked incredible! See! I told you, the flower girl would match another part of the wedding!
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Two large pillars framed the lovely couple, each with a large arrangements placed on top. They were big, beautiful and reusable for the reception! Two birds, one stone!
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And to finish off this purple wedding, the brides favorite flowers submerged for her centerpieces. Tulips! So simple, elegant and with floating candles, romantic!!
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A beautiful wedding captured by Chloe Atnip Photography. Great shots!
Thank You so much!
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