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Winter Wonderful at Park Winters | Park Winters, Winters, CA

Stacy and Calvin have a love for life, and each other, that is contagious. 
As soon as Stacy reached out to us for design, we knew this was going to be one beautiful event. Her sweet, calm nature and classically romantic taste makes her not only easy to love, but a dream to design for.

Stacy and Calvin along with the assistance of the powerhouse ladies at Alluring Events & Design, selected clean, classic, and romantic decor for the event. Long linen runners with charcoal ticking stripes drawn across rustic farm tables and simple gold votives with a sprig of rosemary tied together the design. The flowers a soft, muted palette of blush pink and silver foliage paired with tiny accents of marsala and plum that popped in the overcast dimmed lighting. Each design included soft blooms with billowy petals such as ranunculus, hydrangeas, anemones, sweet pea, roses, and stock. Lush silvery eucalyptus garland with blush garden roses alternated placement throughout the dining room. We were just so in love with the overall design and feel of Stacy and Calvin's beautiful celebration of love.

Take a peek for yourself...

Aww...They're just so good together! Thank you Stacy & Calvin for including us in your special day! Many wishes of happriness to you both on your forever journey.
And to all our vendor friends who works with us on this dream wedding, you guys are the best!

Venue: Park Winters | Photography: Shannon Rosan Photography | Planning & Coordiantion: Alluring Events & Design | Hair and Make Up: Christi Reynolds Beauty | Officiants: Tan Weddings & Events | Catering: Chef & Baker | Floral Deisgn: The Pollen Mill

Yountville Wedding with Moody Winters Hues & Texture | Yountville, CA

Brian & Jonathan are such a fun-loving, sweet, and stylish couple. When we first met, they said they had no clue what kind of flowers, table decor, and staging they were looking for. Just a few mood boards and blog reviews later, we settled on a palette of moody winter hues combined with mustard-colored candles, mixed metallic vessels, natural leather accents, and graphite grey linens. The overall feel was modern and unique with a touch of to mystic whimsy.

Their exchange of vows were held on a cool and rainy evening this past January at the Ad Hoc & Addendum culinary garden. Their sweet ceremony was followed by fine dinning (including Ad Hoc's famous fried chicken) inside the restaurant. Brian & Jonathan invited their closest friends & family to share in their celebration for an intimate event unlike any other.

We were also asked to design for their welcoming reception and rehearsal dinner on the night prior to the wedding. We filled the beautiful Groezinger Estate at Villagio Inn & Spa. White, crisp flowers in simple glass vessels adorned the bar, dinning room, hearth, and welcoming area.

Photography of their special weekend was captured by the groom's exceptionally talented friend & photographer Chantal of Pasagraphy (http://www.pasagraphy.com/)

Enjoy!

Welcoming Dinner & Rehearsal Reception at Groezinger Estate, Villagio Inn & Spa

Exchange of Vows & Reception Celebration at Ad Hoc & Addendum Garden & Restaurant

Brian & Jonathan~ Thank you for including us in your special day! We loved working with you both every step of the way. Watching our plans come to fruition from just a mixture of ideas was some true magic. I appreciate your trust in my vision and allowing me full creative license. I wish you both much laughter and joy on your journey together as married men! This was the BEST wedding to kick off 2016. XX

Venues: Rehearsal Dinner at Greozinger Estate at Villagio Inn & Spa | Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Ad Hoc & Addendum | Photography: Chantal of Passagraphy | Planning & Onsite Event Coordination Thomas Keller Restaurant Group Event Planning for Ad Hoc & Addendum | Calligraphy & Guest Tags: Laura Lambrix Designs

Bright & Classic Park Winters Wedding | Winters, California

Stephanie & Scott were married on a warm spring evening at the gorgeous Park Winters. This fun couple reached out to us looking for floral designs that were clean, bright, classic, with a "fresh from the garden" ease to them. Each arrangement contained touches of soft silvery green, lime green, and white fluffy blooms, & whimsical movement pieces. Stephanie & Scott's celebration included their closest friends and family for a genuine, intimate celebration. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special Day Scott & Stephanie! Everything was just perfect.

Venue: The Inn at Park Winters, Winters, CA | Event Planning & Coordination: Alluring Events & Design | Photography: Sweet + Marie Photography | Floral Design: The Pollen Mill


Hiddenbrooke Golf Course Wedding in Blush, Pink & White | Vallejo, California

Thea & Grant were married on a warm January afternoon in Fairfield, California. Their wedding ceremony was held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses followed by reception and dining at Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, California. Thea and Grant are a sweet, kind, and easy-going couple with a big family surrounding them with love. Thea wanted lush pink and white flowers with pops of bright pink focal flowers for her maids of honor. She loves hydrangeas and the soft billow of large romantic blooms like ranunculas and Icelandic poppies. For Grant's and his groomsmen, we incorporated unique seasonal flowers of blushing bride protea with the gentle silver of dusty miller. Here's a little peek at our floral designs for their very special day.

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Thea & Grant~ Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day. We hope you are enjoying newlywed bliss!

XO~ The Pollen Mill Crew

Event Details~ Ceremony: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Fairfield, CA | Reception: Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, California | Photography: Josh Sado Photography Maui, HI | Floral Design: The Pollen Mill

Sacramento Winter Wedding | McKinley Park & Club House | Sacramento, CA

Aggie and TK are the kind of clients a floral designer dreams of working with. They are so fun-loving, sincere, easy to talk to, and obviously head-over-heels in love. They had a clean/modern vision for their wedding day that was reflective of their interests and style. Chalked full of personal touches and well... simply stunning, they requested jewel toned floral designs with a wild, gathered, and edgy feel.

For the reception, single bottles gathered placed randomly along farm-style tables for a clean and unique aesthetic. Eucalyptus garlands accented welcome tables and buffet displays. While Aggie's bridal bouquet and Maid-Of-Honor Claire carried vibrant eye-catching bouquets. TK's distinctive boutonniere combined masculinity with playfulness in a hue of brilliant marsala (the 2015 Pantone color of the year).
Thank you Aggie & TK for including us in your celebration of forever. May each day be filled with bliss!                                                                                                                                                   Here are just a few images from their special wedding day.

Photography courtesy of Kris Holland Photography // krishollandphotography.com

Venue: McKinley Park Rose Garden and Club House Sacramento, California

Claire (Maid Of Honor) and Aggie (Bride) carried jewel tone bouquets featuring winter blooms of amaryllis, ranunculus, anemone, narcissus, chocolate cosmos, jasmine, chocolate, Queen Anne's lace, geranium, and scilla white Havana lily.

Claire (Maid Of Honor) and Aggie (Bride) carried jewel tone bouquets featuring winter blooms of amaryllis, ranunculus, anemone, narcissus, chocolate cosmos, jasmine, chocolate, Queen Anne's lace, geranium, and scilla white Havana lily.

TK's boutonniere included blushing bride protea, chocolate cosmos, and safari sunset for a masculine yet romantic appeal.

TK's boutonniere included blushing bride protea, chocolate cosmos, and safari sunset for a masculine yet romantic appeal.

Aggie's asymmetrical bridal bouquet with blush roses and jeweled blooms on a bed of jasmine and gardenia.

Aggie's asymmetrical bridal bouquet with blush roses and jeweled blooms on a bed of jasmine and gardenia.

Long farm-style tables draped in white linen with craft paper runners were decorated with various bottles containing flowers, candles, and geometric shapes made of paper for a clean, simple, and unique feel.

Long farm-style tables draped in white linen with craft paper runners were decorated with various bottles containing flowers, candles, and geometric shapes made of paper for a clean, simple, and unique feel.

The head table with framed with paper spheres was just so sweet.

The head table with framed with paper spheres was just so sweet.

Aggie looked timeless in her fur coverlet with side swept hair. Gasp.

Aggie looked timeless in her fur coverlet with side swept hair. Gasp.

They are just perfect.

They are just perfect.

Billowy Blooms for a Yountville Autumn Wedding | Bouchon Restaurant | Yountville, CA

We just love when our inbox is filled with lovely photographs from our wedding clients! This November wedding in Yountville was classic and breathtaking with lush, billowy blooms and sweet personal details. Naturally, we had to share these stunning images of our designs captured by Vicen Forns Photography. Thank you Vicen Forns for sharing! Enjoy!

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Venue: Bouchon Bistro (Yountville)   Photography: Vicen Forns Photography (Napa)  Hair & Make-Up: Carrie Aldous (Napa)  

The (Floral) Red Zone

There is this NFL channel the husband watches called The Red Zone. Basically the channel bounces back and forth showing all the important highlights from each game. It actually drives me crazy! As soon as I get into one game, it switches to another and I can never keep up (and here I've digressed once again). Anyway, here is a little (Floral) Red Zone highlight action for what the Pollen Mill has been up to.

We provided the floral designs for this beautiful photo shoot at Vizcaya Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Liz Zimbleman Photography. Aren't these two dreamy?

And one more close-up. Gah! Photo courtesy of Liz Zimbleman Photography.

These centerpieces were created for the wonderful ladies at Backdoor Bistro to celebrate their monthly Winemaker's Dinner. We LOVE Backdoor Bistro and are so excited to watch their delicious restaurant grow into a hometown staple.

And then there was this bright backyard arch...

And this one for a wedding at The French Laundry Culinary Garden.

And this bouquet with the beautiful Brooke for a fall photo shoot with Crystal Lynn Photography, Danielle Lucas Hair, and Brooke Anderson modeling. Photo courtesy of Crystal Lynn Photography.

And Brooke with another fall bouquet. Photo courtesy of Crystal Lynn Photography.

And these dahlias for someone special.

And then these designs for a 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration at the Westin Verasa Napa. Photo courtesy of Crystal Lynn Photography.

And these dining table centerpieces for a wedding reception at Ad Hoc in Yountville that the bees couldn't even stay away from.

Oh, Jen's blue and lavender bridal bouquet was not to be forgotten.

We celebrated the grand opening of Sweet Pea's with a pop-up floral shop.

And our designs made the cover of California Meetings & Events Magazine at Soul Food Farm with styling and Photography by Amber Johnston at My Sweetness Stylized Photography.

And plenty of pretty fall flowers went out for delivery.

And that time when Crystal Lynn Photography & The Pollen Mill joined forces to start their new design adventure Foraging Light. Follow us on Instagram @foraginglight to see what we have coming up. Hint Hint: enjoy our flowers every month through all of 2015. :)

And then there was this welcoming design for the Flourish Health Summit.

This custom terrarium in a vintage glass cage.

And we designed this entryway piece for Bouchon Bistro out of the back of the Prius. #moblieflorist

The Keane's Baby Shower buffet design. Photo Courtesy of Alison Pfaff

Then we took our hand in event planning & coordination, decor & staging, and full floral design for this one-of-a-kind event which included Olympic Games! Delicious catering by The Organic Countertop and furniture/tabletop rentals from Wine Country Rentals. Photo Courtesy of Alison Pfaff

And the temperature decided to drop below 80 degrees for the first time in months. So we made some more moody blooms.

And then it FINALLY rained the day we made this fluffy bridal bouquet.

Last but definitely not least, our boys nailed down a dynasty with one more World Series Win!

Is your head spinning yet? Information overload!

We are so blessed to work with so many great vendors, venues, and restaurants especially our local buddies right here in the 707.

We have much more coming up through the holidays. Keep your eyes peeled for our Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop and Winter Wreaths. We are booking up quickly for weddings & events in 2015. Please contact us ASAP to schedule your consult. As always, thank you for your continued support. Love Locally!