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Peach, Platinum, Pewter

While trying to vibe through color swatches, it is always important to try and visualize the full picture. I threw together some of the swatches with a palette of pale yellow, peach, platinum and pewter thinking how hideous it sounds but not sure how I'm feeling about the combination. Then I rummaged through some leftovers I had on hand and matched them with my color scheme. Working with the various textures and seeing the variety come together in a bouquet creation....ahhhh, love it! This is just a reminder to keep your mind open to new and unusual color combos and to also look beyond just seeing colors in such stiff forms and work within the colors. Besides flowers you can pull from vases, china, linen, fabrics, food, candles and ribbons!
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Eclectic Love

Being a big wedding blog surfer can become extremely overwhelming with the amount of details and styles that can go into a concept of a wedding. This past weekend I had a chance to design flowers for a couple who live in the LA area but had their wedding on the groom's family property on the outskirts of Merced. I had no idea such beauty was right here in this town. The bride gave me the cutest detailed map for the out of town guest to not only locate every available Starbucks but there is no physical address for this house. She used key markers like a bridge to take you on the long dirt road which passes the runway for their airplanes, all to take you up a little hill to this beautiful simple house with a 360 degree view of the rolling foothills and nature. It was a dream!
Jocelyn chose a rustic theme which can be so open. She sent over a few photo samples and when we met she brought the blue tinted mason jars, bud vases and pieces from my obsession store, Anthropolgie!! She bought the green and blue crackled ceramic pots there and with out a doubt...it made the whole style of the wedding as well as blend the flower choices with the other various pieces she provided. I can not wait to see her photographers images to share the layout of the day. Just shows how many different styles and colors can come together and fit perfectly.
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Crisp, Fresh and Bright

This was another random small event but the colors came in perfect timing of the sun finally shinning! I only needed to make a few centerpieces but thought I would throw together a bouquet while I was at it.
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Spring Tropics

This was a small event I had a few weeks ago and the only information besides which items were needed was that they were going with navy linens and the event would be outdoors and they don't want pastels so I came up with these and had so much fun with the colors!
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Jackie and Chris ~ Backyard Chic

If you live in or around Merced, you would know that Jackie is all style. She is the owner of Helen Louise and Him in Merced and is always dressed perfectly adorable with her high fashion jeans, boots and accessories each time I see her. We first met in December, 5 months prior to her wedding and she inquired about my services for flowers, photography and coordinating. This was a first for me and I love the challenge and was able to team up with Shannon Metcalf of Shannon Metcalf Events to provide the coordinating.
She is so sweet and laid back and knew exactly what she wanted for her day and allowed me the creative freedom to take it from there. Her colors were black, white and yellow and knowing the venue was in a backyard, we chose to use black footed urns and some fun linens to create the ambiance.
Little did we anticipate we had to switch venues two weeks prior to the event and notify all 175+ guests. Then, who would ever think that there would randomly be a freezing storm blowing through on May 23rd?
Everything worked out perfectly. The energy and crowd had nothing but positive love and everyone danced the night away!
Her bouquet was one of my all time favorites to design. Yellow peonies, roses, spray roses, ranuculus, billy balls, vanda orchids, and freesias. The handle was a white satin base with black lace and oversized white pearl clusters.
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Chris is a major duck hunter so you may pick up a hint of that throughout the day. He gave each of his groomsmen a duck pin which we added to the boutonnieres.
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Being in the clothing industry, Jackie found this fabric while going to market for an amazing deal so we were able to make a ton of overlays with it.
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It was so cold when we went to take wedding party photos, soon the ladies were putting on the mens coats and the men began holding the womens bouquet. Perfect photo op!
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Floral/Event Design and Photography - Natalie Galasso Designs
Wedding Coordination - Shannon Metcalf Events
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Hair - Becky Drum
Music - DJ Lamont
Catering - DeAngelo's
Invitations and Fine Stationary - Whimsy, LLC