Quick Recap: #Crasikawa Wedding in Napa, CA on Halloween

I absolutely love Halloween and when Lyssa and Jason's wedding invitations showed up in the mail, I knew this was going to be an incredible event. Jason and Lyssa are both such creative and original people with strong passions for the outdoors, writing, and the arts, that it was obvious that they were going to put a lot of love into their wedding, so I was thrilled from the moment she reached out to see if I'd be willing to do the flowers.

 

Homemade decor from the bride and groom for their Halloween wedding. 

Homemade decor from the bride and groom for their Halloween wedding. 

The wedding took place on a vineyard in Napa complete with a "party barn," some vineyard spaces for overnight campers, and houses for the family and bridal parties. The property was absolutely incredible—the perfect blend of unpretentious beauty and outdoor whimsy with a touch of a dark, twisted accents. 

A simple flower crown for the bride made from wildflowers, bridalveil, and chamomile.

A simple flower crown for the bride made from wildflowers, bridalveil, and chamomile.

For flowers, Lyssa wanted to keep things simple, so we opted for an ensemble cast of wildflower bouquets and boutonnieres  for the bridal party with some of Lyssa's vintage bottles filled with wildflowers to decorate the dining tables. 

Wildflower bridal bouquet. 

Wildflower bridal bouquet. 

And another :) 

And another :) 

Bridal bouquet complete with the bride's own evil eye. 

Bridal bouquet complete with the bride's own evil eye. 

With the help of my good friend, Bri Sturgess of Loverbee Botany, we constructed all of the bouquets and boutonnieres in San Francisco, and I drove out to Napa the day of the wedding. 

As expected, everything was beautiful. Every detail seemed incredibly personal and honed in perfectly to compliment the bride and groom, who they are as individuals, and what makes them so perfect together. It was an honor to be able to be a part of it. 

Little boutonnieres by my great and talented friend Bri Sturgess of LoverBee Botany.

Little boutonnieres by my great and talented friend Bri Sturgess of LoverBee Botany.

Video: Bri + Federico Wedding At Bandy Canyon

Summer is hitting its stride here in Southern California which means wedding season is about to be in full swing. This past weekend was our biggest of the year thus far at CWL, with weddings at two of my very favorite venues. I will post more about all that later, but for now, please enjoy the beautiful video of Bri and Federico's Big Day at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon that Jacob of Boardwalk Visual created in record time!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding

If you've ever driven through Downtown Los Angeles, you've undoubtedly scene the blossoming twisted squares of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. With its metallic exterior, it draws just as many to enjoy its exterior as what transpires within its walls. For a memorable and unique wedding shoot, Pamela and Tony chose to take their wedding party to the picturesque reflective halls on the outside of this LA landmark and the photography is stunning. It was a pleasure to create the florals to suit Pamela's tastes and it's always a bonus when we get to share photos like this highlighting the beautiful bridal party and of course their bouquets and boutonnieres!


For more images from this wedding please follow the link below. 

Wedding in the Woods

Love is a transcendent thing that knows no boundaries. Race, color, creed, sexual persuasion, love is love is love is love. With that idea in mind, some friends and I headed out into the woods to stage a pretend wedding shoot for two of my friends who also happen to be talented florists! Hope you enjoy the photos and the flowers. All photography by BenV.Ho

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