Saturday, May 29, 2010

the wedding of Kimberly and Norm 5.22.10


Even though it was a rather cold day in May, It could not dampen the spirit of Kimberly and Norms wedding. Everything was beautiful from beginning to end and was flawless.

The ceremony took place in the garden with our 100 year old olive tree providing the branches which were hung with lanterns decorated with blue and white striped ribbons and green mum spheres.
The aisles were done with more spheres as were the rose petals up the aisle
Denise of flowers by Denise did all the beautiful arrangements. This one is especially beautiful! This girl is a real sweetheart and so talented. We had so much fun working together
The ceremony was done by Barbara Koenig

Appetizers were served on the Patio. There were 5 cocktail tables set up with yellow ticking stripe cloths


The appetizers and meal were provided by two cooks catering.

These sweet potato fries were too cute!

The mac and cheese was a big hit

Photographer Colleen Rosenthal arranging one of her fabulous shots


The reception was held at the barn. Guests were greeted with custom seed packets with their table numbers. A string of pictures of the bride and groom accented the table. The boxes are part of our inventory of props. Mark filled them with wheat grass.


Our wagon wheel chandeliers were covered in white duck by Mark for a more tailored look


Denise rented my collection of milk glass vases




Beautiful with ranunculus, fern, euphorbia, lambs ears and dusty miller

The tables were beautiful with floor length slate blue linen. Napkins were handmade blue and white stripe. Mark made the super cool table numbers .(They were vintage labels that he added numbers to) He chose an over sized clothespin to display them on. Each table had a lampshade over it with a pin spot lighting the centerpieces.



Our chandelier on the bar with one of Denise's beautiful arrangements

Old time soda bottles in one of our display pieces for ambiance


The dessert bar
The pumpkin cookies were in honor of Kimberlys dog "Pumpkin"

Macaroons were flown in from San Francisco
packets of "sweets for the sweet" filed with the most delicious paso almond brittle. The wheat grass filled boxes were transformed for the dessert bar.


The bride and groom chose ice cream cakes. They were purchased at Coldstone Creamery and kept on dry ice until time to serve them
I cannot tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Mark from Mark Padgett Event Design. He is the consummate professional and obviously loves what he does. Fun, super talented, dedicated are only a few words to describe him. He made us look good and I look forward to working with him again.

Our best wishes to Kimberly and Mark. We are so pleased they chose our home and barn for their wedding day

Dj Kramer entertainment great job Beau!

Lighting provided by Kramer entertainment


Wednesday, May 19, 2010



My Grandfather in his garden



My roses are in full and glorious bloom.
I did this funky plaque as a tribute to my grandfather whose roses I tend.
This was his rose garden that I have tried to leave intact. He grew mostly hybrid teas which I have to say are not my favorite. I love the english roses, florabundas and David Austin roses. This part of my garden stays true to my grandfather. Only hybrids and teas are allowed in.


I love icebergs for their clean look This is the side of our front porch
my husband built this arbor for me


Sunday, May 16, 2010

A fun wedding Saturday. Chad and Maegan celebrated with their friends and Family with lots of laughter and love.

The signature drink was served in these mason jars which were also the favors
Pink flip flops for the dancing girls. How fun! They were put to good use.
Our steel frame with new white curtains. A simple but effective ceremony site.


Catering was done by Sea Shanty. Carol always does a beautiful display
Aprils flowers did gerbera arrangements. Even the outdoor coffee tables got spruced up

Maegan did darling place cards. She is a nurse and Chad is a sheriff.
Posted by PicasaPerry of Kramer Entertainment furnished music for the ceremony and reception. I really like the way they set up their music for the ceremony at the back of the chairs. Keeps those speakers out of the pictures
The cake was from Arroyo Grande Bakery