Sharing a few photos from a wedding editorial we worked on with our girl crushes Emmily Jones of The Gatherist and Maria Lamb. We've been waiting for the right concept to shoot at the James Turrell "Three Gems" exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, so it was kismet when Emmily reached out to us with this concept and color story. See the full feature on Once Wed!
We had the pleasure of making flowers for the sweetest couple at Trou Normand in San Francisco this Spring, just as the spirea and peonies were coming online. So lovely to work with Harvesting Love, Vicki Grafton, and a host of other talents on this one. Sharing a few glimpses here -- their entire wedding gallery is featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty!
From our bride:
"Having worked in the wedding industry for a number of years, I crossed paths with Studio Mondine in their early days. I loved their style and booked them first thing, before any of my other vendors! Even though our wedding ended up being delayed a year due to an unforeseen job opportunity and move to NYC, they rolled with it. Through them I found Lorraine Lee. She was one of the best decisions we made. Lorraine and her team insured everything went off without a hitch and made the long distance planning as smooth as possible."
We are tremendously honored to be part of the upcoming title In Full Flower, by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls, published by Rizzoli and available later this month. It's an absolute career highlight for us not only to be included in the volume, but for our arrangement to be on the cover!
About the book:
This gorgeously photographed volume celebrates the most influential floral designers today.
In Full Flower is a compilation of a new wave in contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free-form, “back-to-nature” style. The opposite of buttoned-up and manicured arrangements, this survey includes over twenty of the most celebrated and influential artists across the United States who are rewriting the rules of floral design.
In Full Flower is the first overview of artists working in this aesthetic. Gorgeous photographs depict the artists’ process as well as final designs, captured both as still lifes and environments. In addition, the wanderlust-inducing gardens and inspired interiors exhibit both rustic and urban eco-chic—simple luxury living embodied by these artists that all homeowners will appreciate.
With over 300 original color images and short writing on each artists’ inspirations and philosophies, this spectacularly inspiring floral survey will be treasured by lovers of beautiful flowers and interiors alike.
We are sharing a few behind the scenes photos from our shoot with Gemma + Andrew Ingalls. We'll be sharing what actually made the cut for the book in the upcoming weeks. Until then, enjoy!
Dried blooms and grasses are mixed with seasonal offerings for a relaxed canyon celebration. Sand, honeyed browns, pale mauves to plum are arranged in ceramics from a local artisan and in shallow Japanese acacia bowls. These open arrangements celebrate the sculptural minimalism of Winter's bare branches.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Meghan K. Sadler
Inspired by the mysterious colors of geodes and ocean rocks washed ashore, we chose a palette of mineral blues, mauves, and purples. Pieris echoes the effervescent spray of the sea, while chocolate cosmo grounds the composition, adding an earthy element.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Brumley & Wells
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Celeste Greene
PHOTOGRAPHY: Taralynn Lawton
We wanted to showcase locally grown warm caramel and vintage pink garden roses in Angelina’s bouquet — she grew up in Carmel, and chose to fly back from Hong Kong to shoot her engagement session on the California coast. Pure white lotus is a nod to the couple’s new home, while wild clematis and maidenhair fern echoes the spray of the ocean.
Love and light in an olive grove at sunset. Jasmine and clematis vines are woven in with ruffled garden roses in shades of alabaster and blush. Raw silk ribbons in soft greys and pale blue echo the bride's romantic Ivy and Aster gown.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Meghan Mehan
In this honeymoon spread, the floral story accented the beautiful surroundings. We mirrored the couple’s relaxed vibe
with farmers’ market florals — a bunch of abelia tucked into a tote, a simple arrangement in a locally made Heath bud vase,
a few wild branches to frame the bedroom. When you’re honeymooning, less is more.
Simple, playful sets and wearable elements for a children's fashion editorial. A string of ginkgo leaves serves as a curtain for this stage. The children take flight with wings of ginkgo and Tree of Heaven and wear crowns of wild clematis.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Caroline Tran
We teamed up with Nine Cakes and Jen Huang Photography to bring you 10 different botanical wedding cake ideas, inspired by the naturalistic bride. Just a few clippings from our garden was enough to create a range of wedding cake flower designs! Many thanks to Nine Cakes for baking such artful cakes, and Jen Huang for spending the afternoon with us to capture the details!
Fruited – Blueberries on the branch, Hellebores and Heuchera
Alpine – Blueberries on the branch, Hellebores and Grape Muscari
Vine – Jasmine Vine, Hellebore and Deutzia
Tropical – Golden Fiddlehead Fern and Dogwood
Delicate – Green Hellebores
Exotic – Smokebush
Romantic – Koko Loko Garden Rose, Hellebores, Vibernum and Heuchera
Classic – Koko Loko Garden Roses, Cinnamon Spice Hellebores, Chocolate Cosmos and Heuchera
Monotone – Dried Hydrangea Florets
Forest – Dogwood
Crystals, skulls, and butterflies -- oh my! Enjoy these details the lovely Taralynn Lawton took of Q+A's wedding at Sea Ranch. We had the best time dreaming and scheming for these two!
Frosty flannel flowers mixed with the last of summer’s garden roses represent this transitional time into Autumn. Maidenhair fern mirrors the effervescence of waves crashing on the beach, while wild, trailing vines echo the beautiful Sutro Bath Ruins.
The overgrown, sprawling arrangements are an ode to Nature reclaiming what’s Hers, as she’s done at the Sutro Baths.
DESIGN + STYLING: Studio Mondine PHOTOGRAPHY: Meghan Mehan