Monday, December 3

Real Wedding: Marie and Todd

We had the pleasure of working with Marie and Todd for their October wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. Well we didn't see Todd till the day of the wedding but we new that he really likes succulents. It was great to have a bride that had everything under control and organized with a sweet personality, Marie was more than great to work with through the entire design process.

It was a simple and elegant wine country wedding with textured flowers and rich fall tones that Alison Yin Photography captured beautifully in her images.

Love how one of the groomsmen is mid-air in this picture.

Rich bouquets of dahlias, toyan berries, ranunculas, succulents and callas.

These two are so cute that we had to include this picture.


The image on the left shows the giftbook table wine glass arrangement that we designed in a terrarium style using callas, croscosmia, succulents and toyan berries.

The simple and romantic centerpieces were lanterns the bride provided that we adorned with dahlias, succulents, cymbidium orchids and toyan berries.

Totally cute and fun cupcake display from the wonderful Kara's Cupcakes, that we accented with pops of burgundy dahlias and green succulents.

Such a breathtaking view we had to share it with you.

We wish Marie and Todd a long and happy marriage!

A big thank you again to Alison Yin for the images. 

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Monday, November 26

How to: Holiday Wreath

Holiday wreath making tips & tricks

 from Michael Daigian

  1. When buying your wreath ring make sure you buy a double wire ring. This will prevent the wreath from becoming an oval.

  2. Pick greenery that does not drop needles when it dries. Avoid Douglas fir. The best evergreens to use are pine, cedar and juniper.

  3. To make your wreath unique and contemporary add interesting accents such as eucalyptus pods, tallow berries, succulents, bromeliads, birch bark strips and mossy branches.

  4. Cut all your materials first into shorter pieces, length depends on the size of the wreath.

  5. Make little bundles of your materials before you start and wrap them with rubber bands, wire or twine. You will need about 30-40 small bundles of material for an 18”-24” ring.

  6. Use spool wire to wrap the materials to the ring and pull tight so when you let go of the spool it does not unravel. 20 gauge wire works the best.

  7. To begin your wreath start with one of the bundles of material that has some longer pieces in it. This will cover the empty space that the end piece will leave.

  8. If you end up with a blank space where your wreath ends place your bow there and you will not have to worry about filling it with greenery.

  9. If you want to your wreath to be lit I would recommend using a 35 light strand for a standard 18”-24” wreath. Start wrapping the lights from one side of the top or bow and continue all the way around. Make sure you tuck the strand into the wreath as you go this way you will just see the glow of the lights when you are finished not the wiring.

  10. You can add in the larger accents like ornaments, pine cones or acorns after the wreath is complete with a hot glue gun.

     

     

     Need beautiful holiday arrangements or decor for your home? Give us a call or send us an email to get the design process started.

     

     information@michaeldaigian.com ~ 415-821-7710


     We look forward to working with you!

     

    Happy Holidays!


Thursday, November 15

Real Wedding: Kate and Matt

We got to work at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma last month for Kate and Matt's wedding. The wonderful Shannon of Shannon Leahy Events planned and designed this wedding, bringing us in to design the florals. The look was to be rustic yet romantic and elegant which was captured beautifully with assorted clear vases and wood boxes for the centerpieces. The photographs from Leila Brewster Photography capture the soft beauty of the floral arrangements and wedding perfectly. Here are some teaser pictures with more to come. Enjoy!








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Wednesday, November 7

Real Wedding: Darcy and Kevin

Bimbo's 365 and a fun couple that loves to party, what more can you ask for in a San Francisco wedding?...We had the best time working with Darcy and Kevin on their special day. From Mac Daddy balls of carnations, as the bride called them, to an ombre pink carnation escort card display this wedding was chic and fun!

 

All light pink rose bridal bouquet with garden rose accents.

Soft pink garden rose boutonniere.



Pink ombre escort card display with carnations.

Low romantic all white centerpieces designed in pink vases and surrounded by silver mercury glass votives.


An amazing shot from outside Bimbo's 365 with Darcy's name in lights!


Thank you Andrew Weeks Photography for all these amazing images!

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Monday, October 22

Trend: Succulents

If you didn't know, well now you know...Succulents are in! 

 

We know some of you might be thinking to yourself "succulents have been trending for awhile", which is true but most of the time it has been for rustic or earthy designs. Now we are seeing and using them more often in almost any type of event from whimsical or gardeny to modern or elegant and even romantic. Succulents are a great accent to modernize and add interesting texture to any arrangement.


Here are some examples of our work where succulents used in different ways. 

You can find more on our Facebook page too!


An unexpected twist to a classic garden arrangement.

Great for boutonnieres and bouquets to hold through the entire wedding...even through all the hugs

 A great pop of green with other vibrant colors and fun textures like coxcomb or parrot tulips.

 We know you don't want to think about it but the holidays are upon us and if you are in the mood for something different think about adding succulents into your holiday decor. 


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Tuesday, October 2

Real Wedding: Nicole and Shaun

Two weekends ago we had the pleasure of traveling up north along the coast to Bodega Bay to help celebrate Nicole and Shaun's beautiful marriage. The couple could not have asked for better weather on their wedding day, the skies were crystal clear, sun shining bright, and views of the ocean stretching as far as you could see!

The wedding ceremony took place on the 6th hole which over looked the ocean at The Links golf course in Bodega Bay Harbor. After the ceremony the bride, groom, and guests headed over to the family's amazing private home where cocktails, dinner, and dancing awaited!

Nicole was such a great bride to work with, not to mention she looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day!

White, blush and peach bridal bouquet of garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculas and dusty miller



We placed large lush floral arrangements upon two silver painted classic pedestals which created the perfect focal point at the wedding without blocking the amazing view.



We gave each of the flower girls a delicate white basket filled with blush rose petals to toss down the aisle.
The design for the wedding reception was 1920s inspired with peach,white, coral and grey flowers, over 400 candles, and Tiffany blue accents throughout the room.

In each arrangement we added delicate tuffs of white ostrich feathers that played nicely into the 1920s design. 

Each dinner table was lined from beginning to end with low floral arrangements in julep vases accented with mercury glass votives in varying heights and crystal candle stands with tall white tapers.

Cute accents to the bride and groom's chairs that played off the classic 20s look. Hanging frames with "Bride" and "Groom" in a Great Gatsby inspired font.


On this day, we not only had the pleasure of creating beautiful floral designs for Nicole and Shaun's ceremony and reception, but we were able to work with a fabulous event design company know as Fiore Style. The Fiore duo, Chris Vasquez and Nathan Heinrich, custom built a chic lounge area that was accented beautifully with a vintage chandelier in which they hand placed crystals on to. Each element of the design, from the flowers to the candles and the vintage chandelier created a beautiful and chic 1920s inspired event!

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Tuesday, September 25

Real Wedding: Julia & Carlos


Two weekends ago, Julia and Carlos had a beautiful intimate ceremony at the Sausalito Presbyterian Church. Here, we draped lush sheer white fabric down the aisle to the altar archway which gave this charming wood church a glamorous and elegant feel. 





After the ceremony, an elegant reception soon awaited at the stoic Flood Mansion in San Francisco. This venue is truly like no other, it holds large windows that overlook the entire bay, including the Golden Gate bridge. The main hall was filled with lace covered dining tables and tall white centerpieces which we dressed with swagged crystals. 




To keep the design balanced with dynamic height levels, we added low centerpieces embedded with shimmering crystals to half of the dining tables.
On the escort card display, we placed a tall crystal wrapped vase filled with dripping white orchids and lush hydrangeas.
The bar area and cocktail tables were finished
with the same lush white flowers and crystals
that sparkled in the sunlight.



The toss bouquet held beautiful pink roses, fuchsia garden roses, and white lisianthus. 

The entire wedding was spectacular! The light which filled the elegant room at Flood Mansion allowed our floral designs to sparkle and create an evening to remember. 


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