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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

Rustic Celebration of Love at Chateau Montelena, Calistoga, CA

When Kelsey reached out to me and said their wedding was to be a held at the infamous Chateau Montelena, I screamed. This venue is one of my favorite wineries in the Napa Valley. My husband and I are members and frequent the location for its beauty as well as its delectable wine. Maybe you've seen the movie Bottle Shock, the story of Chateau Montelena putting Napa Valley on the wine map for its award winning Chardonnay? The location is nothing short of stunning. Even more, the venue is only open to family for weddings. My mind went...sweet bride, great style, down-home country couple, perfect private venue...um, yes, Major Score!

Kelsey and Kevin are avid nature lovers. Don't be put off by Kelsey's tiny frame and sweet smile, she can hunt and fish with the best of the boys. They wanted their wedding to be a reflection of the things they love; their close family, friends, & the great outdoors. Simple, classic, elegant, but not snooty, rustic, wispy, fresh from the land...just beautiful with a touch of nature's whimsy. Kelsey collected feathers from their hunting adventures for each floral design. The designs featured subtle earth-tones paired with soft ivory, white, and blush. Against the lush green backdrop of the Chateau, the flowers really popped. Just take a look for yourself at the images captured by the ever talented Mindy Aagard of Sweet + Marie Photography...

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Gasp right?! These two are just so gorgeous! The camera loved them.

Kelsey and Kevin~ Thank you for including us in your special day. You two are so kind, easy-going, and fun to work with. The love you have for one another is contagious and was written all over your faces on your wedding day. Everyone present was so fun-loving and sweet to us, welcoming us with open arms. Kelsey, I will never forget your adorable reaction when I delivered your bouquet. You stole my heart! Thank you again for being awesome people, period.

Mindy Aagard of Sweet + Marie Photography~ Lady, you sure know how to make it hard for me to pick out photos to share. The photots are not only gorgeous, but capture their personalities so well. Thank you for always taking the time to shoot our designs in the most beautiful light and staging. I adore you (and Laurie) and cannot wait for more weddings together in 2016. XO

Venue: Chateau Montelena, Calistoga, Ca | Photography: Sweet + Marie Photography | Floral Design: The Pollen Mill

August on the Vineyard Wedding | Vine Hill House, Sebastapol, CA

What started off as a misty morning turned into the perfect summer setting for Jenna & Tom's August wedding. Overlooking the vineyards with juicy grapes ready for harvest, Jenna & Tom celebrated their nuptials along with some of their closest friends and family. Their wedding was all about the details...confectioners cookies depicting their coastal origins, monogram door decor, vintage crystal vessels from Jenna's grandmother. Each detail carried with it a little part of Jenna & Tom's love story. It was truly a special day honoring two of the sweetest lovebirds.

The first time I met with Jenna about designing for their wedding, her face beamed with pure excitement. Her true adoration for Tom shown bright in her eyes each time she spoke his name. Just the kind of excitement I've come to really appreciate in my career. Jenna wanted her floral designs to feel romantic, timeless, and fresh from the garden. Simply classic with some whimsy. Even her floral crown was as timeless as those worn during the days of the original Woodstock.

We dosed their wedding in summer's floral delight...dahlias! Accompanied by garden roses, flowering basil, waxflower, vibernum, lisianthus, Bells of Ireland, and scabiosa their flowers took on an English garden aura. All tied up in navy and white ribbon for the men and Silk and Willow hand-died ribbon for the ladies. It was just so much fun! Take a look at their dreamy photos captured by the talented Mindy Aagard of Sweet + Marie Photography.

Jenna & Tom~ Thank you for letting me play a part in your special day! I love when clients turn into friends and you two are some of the best. Thanks you for giving me creative license to design something special just for you. I know you two are in for some fast and furious adventures together. I hope we can hold hands over a glass of scotch soon. So much love to the two of you. Congratulations! XX

Venue: Vine Hill House, Sebastapol, CA | Photography: Sweet + Marie Photography | Hair & Make Up: Kayla Erbland |  Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Floral Designs: The Pollen Mill

 

Pretty in Pink & Navy | Park Winters, CA

Jessie & Kenny were married at the beautiful Park Winters on a mid spring evening. The day was warm and sun filled, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. With the styling and coordination of Alluring Events & Design, this was sure to be one gorgeous celebration.

Jessie requested floral designs in shades of pink and coral with accents of navy. They wanted their nuptials to reflect their personalities; sweet, classic, vibrant, and romantic. Jessie's bridal bouquet was filled with white peonies, ranunculas, veronica, lilac, lisianthus, stock, and silver hues from dusty miller and variegated pittosporum. The bridesmaids were adorned with vibrant pink and coral bouquets hand-tied in a navy and white striped ribbon we just adored! On the dining tables, wooden boxes and simple glass cylinders filled with collections of pink, coral, & white blooms and copper votives brightened the event barn.

Here's a little of the magic that happened on their wonderful wedding day...

Thank you Jessie & Kenny for selecting us as part of your vendor team! We love working with you and watching your vision come to reality! Best wishes on your forever journey together.

A huge round of applause to the ladies at Alluring Events & Design on planning another gorgeous celebration! We always love working with you. XX

Venue: Park Winters|  Wedding Coordination & Design: Alluring Events & Design|  Photography: Stout Photography

Living & Loving Local, A Lavender Wedding | St. Helena, California

When Lindsey contacted me about designing flowers for her and Rico's wedding celebration, to say I was excited would be an understatement. Lindsey is the owner of a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant in town, Backdoor Bistro. Naturally, we have become a pretty big fans of Chef Lindsey, her restaurant, staff, and delectable dishes (the wine isn't too shabby either of course). As Lindsey and I were both starting our new businesses around the same time, we had a few opportunities to work with one another and support local, woman-owned, small businesses. I consider Lindsey a friend, wonderful colleague, and simply a genuinely kind person. 

Lindsey and Rico were married late in May on Rico's family vineyard, Stony Hill Vineyard in St. Helena, CA. They wanted a classic, romantic, fresh, aesthetic that resembled French country chic. Lavender filled the venue from potted topiaries on the dining tables, to the gorgeous dried lavender wreaths that hung on the vineyard doors, freshly cut stems for bridesmaid bouquets, and flower girl baskets filled with dried lavender grains for tossing down the aisle. Silver dollar eucalyptus garland accented the head tables along with tiny sprigs of lavender at each place setting. What was even more special? All the lavender we used in our designs was grown locally, right here in Vacaville. Dried lavender sprigs and wreaths were provided by our dear friend Denise of Girl on the Hill. A lovely lavender farmer and vineyard owner perched a top of Mount Vaca. We also cut several varieties of fresh lavender from the fields of Soul Food Farm on Pleasant's Valley Road owned by another dear pal and colleague, Alexis. Alexis is a truly amazing and hard working farmer raising chickens, grow lavender, and olive trees amongst many other exciting side projects. In addition, we tied in fresh herbs such as rosemary and sage cut right from my home garden. Need less to say, we were elated to be able to source the freshest, most fragrant products right here in our hometown. Not many other floral designers have that luxury outside of Northern California.

Then came the bridal bouquet...Lindsey's bouquet was one of our favorite yet! She wanted a real statement piece that incorporated all California grown blossoms in white, ivory, and lavender with accents of silver hues and green. She wanted something wild, fun, and whimsical but also refined and classic. Fluffy peonies, garden roses, Queen Anne's lace, lisianthus, ranunculas, stock, nigella, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus all danced together in this bouquet that fit Lindsey's personality just perfect.

What came together for this celebration, was just magical. Take a look for yourself...

Thank you to Lindsey & Rico for including us in your special day! It was an honor to design for you two! And another huge applause and thank you to Jaimi Lynn Photography for the beautiful images. We LOVE them! Local food, wine, flowers, vendors...This wedding truly featured what Living & Loving Local is all about!

Venue: Stony Hill Vineyard | Photography: Jaimi Lynn Photography | Day of Wedding Coordination: Fearon May Events | 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.