Portrait Party with Anna Wu Photography

I was excited to partake in an amazing idea, a portrait party hosted by Anna Wu Photography in her inspiring studio in San Francisco. At the party, Anna gathers creatives in the event and wedding industry and we all contribute our talents to decorate the celebration. The usual behind the scenes vendors are front and center in the party and enjoy an afternoon of meeting new friends and creative company and having our portraits professionally taken by Anna Wu. For Anna's feature on the party, check out http://annawu.com/blog/2017/02/portrait-party-feb-2016/

Lovely company at this party:
Photography: Anna Wu PhotographyCassie Xie Photography
Hair & Makeup: April Foster Artistry
Vintage Rentals: KatyBirds
Snacks & Drinks: Spreading Lovely
Florals: Studio Wildflower

Viva La Mill Valley Film Festival

When one thinks of a sparkling diamond in the movie star world, one name comes to mind, Nicole Kidman. My husband and I have been huge fans for so very long that when I was asked to design flowers for her showing of the film Lion for the Mill Valley Film Festival, I would have even grown the flowers too if I had had the time. I definitely wanted to create a little beauty to sit next to her so designed a variety of garden, local roses and orchids to embellish her q and a for the festival then many arrangements for her after party. Still feeling a little star struck...

Featured Publication on Wedding Paper Divas

From time to time, I am asked to work on special collaborations such as this styled wedding shoot for editorial led by the ever so talented April Foster Artistry.  With photographer Cassie Xie, models from Scout Agency, myself and gowns and props, it was a dream team of like creative souls.  We had the chance to work in a historic building in Benecia, with tall ceilings, beautiful details, and amazing light!  I am so thrilled with the results and talent I was part of.  It is in working with other artists that creates a new drive in me and encourages me to go beyond capabilities and to take risks.  

For more on our collaborations, check out http://blog.weddingpaperdivas.com/fun-wedding-dress-ideas-for-any-season/

Creative Direction & Hair/Makeup www.aprilfosterartistry.com
Photography: www.cassiexiphotography.com
Models: www.scouttm.com
Floral Design: www.studiowildflower.com
Props: www.katybirdsshop.com
Vintage Rentals: Cherry's Very Vintage Rentals





For the New Year

Already time is a flying and we are almost half-way through January.  Before I find myself in late Spring, I want to pause for a moment and recall a few words I wrote about my flower love some months ago.  It is personal, a little granola, but very much part of me:

My dream as a florist is to take elements from nature and arrange them in ways that tell a beautiful story to the receiver.  I want my designs to create an interest in nature, perhaps a memory of time and place, a rose that your mother grew, a scent that reminds you of the change of seasons, all of which are lost in a fast-paced, conflicted and digital world.  What I love about flowers is they are tangible, you need to open your senses to experience them as you do when you walk through a forest or valley of wildflowers.  They are predictable but oh so unpredictable. They will bloom when they feel it is time and fade into another beauty, aged and tired, reminding us of the cycle of life, as well as reminding us in the world we find ourselves in, of all of its offerings and potential.

Wishing you all a flower-filled, peaceful and healthy New Year!