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A Fine Wine & Dining Wedding to Remember | Bardonesso & Ad Hoc, Yountville, CA

Michael & Emily are such a sweet and talented couple. Both Ivy league alumni with with careers in investment and finance, they delight in spending their down time running marathons, enjoying delectable foods, and sampling fine wine. Planning their wedding from New York, Emily reached out to me with a few requests: bright, cheery, seasonal flowers, lots of texture with a touch of blush and jewel tones. They wanted their wedding celebration to feature the fine food from Chef Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc kitchen as well as the many wines their guests would taste from near and far.
Their August ceremony was located at Bardonesso Hotel & Spa followed by a garden dinner at nearby Ad Hoc & Addendum. The evening ended with dancing back at the Bardonesso ballroom. Their style exuded classic sophistication with noteworthy personal accents. Each floral centerpiece differing in color and texture from the next for a unique presentation. A personalized logo incorporating Ad Hoc's token pig dancing with a city mouse adorned their menus, signs, and stationary. Tables were named after marathons they've completed together. This was one of our favorite celebrations of the year. The gorgeous images of the event were captured by Matthais Photography of San Francisco. Here's a peek...

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Emily & Michael~ Congratulations again! Thank you for including us in your special day. We loved designing your flowers and the photos bring us so much joy to see you both enveloped in love. You were a true pleasure to work with right from the start. Many wishes to a wonderful life together filled with laughter, love, and plenty of fantastic wine. Cheers!

Ceremony Venue: Bardonesso Hotel & Spa | Reception Dinner Venue: Ad Hoc & Addendum | Photography: Matthais Photography | Hair & Make-Up: Carrie Aldous | Floral Design: The Pollen Mill

Come & Get 'Em

We've got flowers and they smell delicious. Come & get 'em!

Only two days left to help support the Orchard School 6th grade outdoor education camp. 25% of all sales will be donated toward sending these kiddos off for a camp experience of a lifetime.

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Our new up-cycled bottle vessels add something clever to the designs.

Boom, lilac explosion.

Boom, lilac explosion.

Magnolia, protea, & lilac...oh my.

The Bride and Blooms | San Francisco, CA

We got our little paws on a few photos from the San Francisco Pop-Up Wedding where we partnered up with Bouchon Restaurant. We just love seeing the joy on everyone's faces and our flowers glowing right along side them. Thank you to C+E for letting us be part of your bliss-filled day! We wish you all the best on your forever adventure together.

Dedication Event | Yountville, CA

A few weeks back, we were delighted to work with Ad Hoc in Yountville, CA for a special event. The celebration was complete with autographed cookbooks from chef in dedication of a new trauma center in Santa Rosa.

So what was asked of us?

Small, low to the table arrangements with bright green, white, and orange. A simple yet elegant feel with rustic and modern esthetic all tied in with eclectic blooms. The vessels we selected were quilted canning jars and apothecary bottles to tie-in the down home feel of Ad Hoc's decor.

Our floral designs inlcuded: pin-cushion protea, white snap dragons, dianthus green tick, rosemary, seeded eucalyptus, and ranunculus.