wedding insights

Art of the Pin | Wood You Marry Me?

It's summer time but I'm already dreaming about the end of summer and the arrival of Autumn when the leaves turn brown, the weather of cools down and the sunsets are the best ever --- all orange, peach, taupe and streaks of grey-blues.   During hot Napa summers where the weather becomes in the high 80's, low 90's, I can't wait for when the weather cools down and I can seek refuge under a cashmere throw.  Nothing like a good book(here's a side bar --- I'm reading Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asian trilogy right now)  on a cozy night and a hot cup of cocoa or hot apple cider.  

Perhaps it's all this talk of cozy fireplaces, cashmere throws that is inspiring me to think of medium oak wood tones mixed with taupes, grey roses, nudes, fall greens, taupes, trench coat beiges and leather tans.  I take inspiration from tweed jackets, Heath stone ceramics, Italian stone urns perfect for voluptuous and lush blush flowers, dark brown chocolate stones, bounded leather, relaxed wood chandeliers, beige-taupe hued wedding gowns and volumes of ruffles.  Who doesn't like a good ruffle, right?  

With the fall season coming up, what are you looking forward to? 

Press | Nancy Liu Chin Named Best Wedding Florist by San Francisco Magazine

It's been a dream (actually a bucket list item) of mine to be on the Best of List for San Francisco Magazine since I could remember.    To me  --- being on the Best of List means that you are not only doing something right within the confines of the wedding world  but in the Bay Area which is (and I am biased) one of the most highly and intensive savvy, creative and innovative places in the world.  It's so competitive with an outstanding pool of talent that this one really stands out to me.  To be acknowledged for it, well, that's beyond words.   To join past recipients that include Radeff Designs, Jasmine Rae Cakes, Amy Kuschel ,The Glamourists, Jubilee Lau, Alison Events is a big deal.  One that I don't take for granted.    Thank you  San Francisco Magazin e for this honor.  We accept.  Gladly.        

It's been a dream (actually a bucket list item) of mine to be on the Best of List for San Francisco Magazine since I could remember.    To me  --- being on the Best of List means that you are not only doing something right within the confines of the wedding world  but in the Bay Area which is (and I am biased) one of the most highly and intensive savvy, creative and innovative places in the world.  It's so competitive with an outstanding pool of talent that this one really stands out to me.  To be acknowledged for it, well, that's beyond words.   To join past recipients that include Radeff Designs, Jasmine Rae Cakes, Amy Kuschel ,The Glamourists, Jubilee Lau, Alison Events is a big deal.  One that I don't take for granted.  

Thank you San Francisco Magazine for this honor.  We accept. Gladly. 

 

 

Newsworthy | What's Your Style Part IV

Of the four major categories of floral style the final one is what I consider rustic, organic. It's tends to be rich in hues, think fall colors, all things warm, what you would envision if you had a dinner in Tuscany.   Though I'm sure many of you will think you can do rustic in pastels, I prefer when rustic (which has elements of the earth) is done in richer, deeper hues.   Decor elements could be wood containers, branch materials, sunflowers, succulent or airplants, lots of texturals, non tropical foliage, garlands, Tuscany stone, rustic chairs, wrought iron, herbs, natural linens.  I think you get it!  

Here is a few examples of rustic organic.