February 8, 2015

A St. Helena Spring wedding


Ironically, 2014 brought some of my most satisfying and lovely wedding wedding work, but no time to capture or share it! I'll be doing my best to correct this problem in 2015 (which is booking up to look like a beautiful season) and to share what few celebrations I managed to gather photographs from last year, as well.

To this end, here are a few images from J&D nuptials last spring.  J&D are both talented winemakers, so not surprisingly food and wine played a central role in their celebration. They also wanted the flowers to complement the season and local landscape, and it was my pleasure to comply with freesia from Pescadero, scabiosa from Pacifica, clivia, poppies, mums, and cymbidiums from Watsonville, 'Clair de Lune' roses and calla lilies from Petaluma, and pussywillow, ficus, and olive from Napa.

The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Helena Church followed by dinner and dancing at the Culinary Institute of America's historic Greystone Campus (incidentally one of my very favorite venues).

Thank you, J&D for the opportunity to be a part of your beautiful celebration!













September 2, 2014

Late summer texture


 . . . . all harvested from the home's beautiful gardens and ranch.