Archive for 'Wedding'
But I’ll love you always, I’m with you rain or shine – Johnny Mercer
Venue // Crooked Vine Winery
Photography // A Girl and A Camera Photography
Floral // The Petal Company
Make Up and Hair // The Traveling Stylist
It always starts with an idea. Karla “The Card Lard” came up with this great one. Collaborations are so fun and it was such an honor to work with some great talented vendors.
About the shoot from Karla:
“So much goes on with prepping and getting all the details perfect at a wedding, that I think sometimes the simplest yet the most important details are forgotten. And that, are the details that goes on behind the bridal suite. This shoot was inspired by just that, showcasing all the fun, laughter, details and of course love behind those doors before the Bride walks down the aisle. However with LOVE comes many characters and people. So I thought this shoot was the perfect opportunity to express LOVE in all ways. We took the black and white styled approach to showcase LOVE in a vintage, modern but yet natural way.”
Shoot design / styling and Stationery : Karla Randolph for Designs by The Card Lady • Venue: The Garden Court Hotel Palo Alto, CA • Hair and Make Up: Julie Dy and Jennifer Lao • Models: Monika and Kendra Cocco • Wedding Gown: Haley Paige from Haute bride • Jewelry : Camille K Jewelry • Shoot styling / Photographer : A Girl and A Camera Photography
A wedding to me is about emotion, a celebration, and the art of photography. Too many times I see table settings, color and details being highlighted on blogs and not the LOVE. Yes, those things are important but a wedding is much more than that. Joana from You May French Kiss The Bride has done an amazing job of showcasing some very unique and artistic weddings that convey emotion as well as style. Today, we are honored to be featured on her blog.
Then I look at you And the world’s alright with me Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be – Bill Withers
We were absolutely honored to capture Keri and David’s wedding in one of the most magical places. Keri – an American girl – met David – an Irish boy – and fell in love. A few years later, friends and family gathered from around the world in the rural countryside of County Cork, Ireland to celebrate their wedding. Even the previous days’ grey Irish skies conceded some blue to add even more color to what was just a happy day! We are so grateful we were there to capture it. A million “thank you’s” and “congratulations” to Keri and David! And many more years of happiness!
Ceremony // St. Nicholas Catholic Church
Reception //Ballyvolane House
Flowers // Mary O’Reilly – Friend of the Groom
Hair //Claudia Hurley, Bridal Hair Cork
Makeup // Annette O’Brien
Dresses // J’aime Bridal
Ceremony & Cocktail Music // Cadenza
Bagpiper // Donncha Cronin
Reception Band // The Firm
Flowers // The Petal Company
DJ // Fantasy Sound Event Services
Lighting and Drapery //Fantasy Sound Event Services
Venue //The Palm Event Center in the Vineyard
Linens //WildFlower and Pleasanton Rentals
Cake //Cake Delight
Photo booth //Party Booth Rentals
Hair and Makeup // Artistry by Christal
Officiant // Irene Kane of Ceremonies and Celebrations
Guitarist //Mori Achen
So I’m thanking you today because of you I am now me - John Butler Trio
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again -The Cure
A little Q&A with Jessica from The Petal Company
Q Did you always want to be a florist growing up? Why are you drawn to flowers?
I have always loved flowers but I didn’t realize until my early 20s that I wanted my career to be doing what I loved and working with them. As a little girl I was always obsessed with flowers, plants and nature. Instead of lemonade stands I had flowers stands. In high school I used to read through the Sunset “Western Garden Book” every night and just study it. In college I was so familiar with all the plants that my now Husband would quiz me, shocked him everytime with how much I knew my stuff. **There are over 8,000 plants in the book, haha!
Q How did The Petal Company start?
I have worked with flowers for 11 years. I started out in the Safeway floral department at 18 and worked for a few different flower shops through college as well as a landscape architect. Eventually, I figured out that I am going to be working for a very long time so I might as well love what I do. I mulled the idea around for probably 3 years, I had even decided on a company name back in 2007. In 2009 I decided to just jump in. I started out with a few family and friends’ weddings as well as my own and almost 4 years later we are growing at a rapid pace!
Q What is big this year in flowers?
As for color, the Pantone color of the year is Emerald but my clients are using a lot of coral and peach. We are doing a lot of free-form and natural-looking centerpieces and bouquets. Very garden-like.
Q Where does a bride and groom start when it comes to floral?
We are a custom floral and event design company, meaning we do not have a set price list. All of our clients are different so naturally their weddings are too. We like to get to know our couples and try to make their big day really reflect their personality. The first step is a complimentary consultation, where the bride and groom come into our design studio and we discuss their wedding vision. I ask that before coming in they fill out our Initial Consultation Form and bring in any inspiration photos, color swatches, etc. that will better help me understand their vision. If they are unsure of the direction they want to go in we can design the entire day for them as well, everything from menus and invitations, to floor plans, linens and lighting.
Q Where does the inspiration and design come from?
Honestly it can come from the smallest detail, a favorite color, a linen, a family heirloom, a font, etc. the list is endless. I think the best design is when it really represents the couple. The day is all about you and your love so I think the design really should just scream the couple. I love when guests walk in and say “wow this is so ______ & ______!”
Q What are some need-to-knows when it comes to wedding floral? Things that are a must and things to avoid?
I would say to be upfront about budget and pay attention to the season you are getting married in. I know it may be difficult to talk about budget but it plays a HUGE factor in not just florals but anything wedding related. Also sometimes I have clients that love a certain bloom and want it to be a huge focus for the decor but they are getting married at a time when the bloom isn’t in season. This will one make it very difficult to get the bloom and two the price is going to be much higher. If you are set on a flower than make sure you are getting married during its peak season or be willing to pay a lot.
Q What is your dream wedding?
Honestly, I don’t know. Sorry totally not helpful but this is way too difficult to answer. I love all different wedding themes and colors and styles. There is no way I can choose one. For my actual wedding the colors were essentially chosen by my hubby. I couldn’t make up my mind.
Q What’s your favorite flower?
Wow another difficult question! haha! I can’t answer. I love all flowers equally! Yes ALL FLOWERS! They all have their place and are equally beautiful in their own way.
Super cute Banner made by: Cookie Mondays
Hair and Makeup by: The Make Up Dolls
Beautiful Location : Frog Hollow Farms