Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lenna and Tony's wedding on July 10th 2010

Held on at San Francisco Airport Marriott.
I know the Marriott staff years since I came to US, they are one of my loyal customers as well.
It was very comfortable work with there as always and set up the floral arrangements went smoothly.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Winne and Gordon married on July 10, 2010

The wedding held on Ralston Hall in Belmont.
A lot of purple dendrobium were used for Asian theme floral decoration.
I used bamboos with attached orchids,  agapanthus and fulled the bottom with gladiolus.
Unfortunately, I haven't photos by pro.....

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yuka & Eric Wedding in May 2 2010

Akiko Nabeshima photographer sent me some their wedding photos recently.
It held on Four Seasons Hotel in SF.
Yuka ( birde) loves pale pink flowers, especially cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, end of April"Sakura" was just over then I found apple flowers instead.
We did incorporate with white, pastel pink and light green color flowers like roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, orchids, freesias and apple flowers etc.

Spring feels flowers are matched their image, I think.
They provide lunch meals for all vendors, it was very thoughtful, thank you.

I also found a interesting wedding topics by The Knot.
People create their own style wedding not necessary to be traditional anymore.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Orange Calla lilies at Le Colonial Restaurant

Wedding reception at Le Colonial Restaurant in SF.
This is the third times went for set up floral arrangements.
Few orange calla lilies, bear glass loops in the water as accent.
Square vase is popular to use now as well.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Liz and Landon's wedding in May 29th 2010

One of sweet couple married at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in SF. It well known church at North Beach district. Their color theme was burgundy red, purple and light green.
Her bouquet was black magic roses, freedom roses, hypericum red berries and her crystals on it.

Reception was Lake Chalet in Oakland. It also very nice place, in fact, I love to go there to having a drink as well.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yellow and green mums

For the aisle decorations especially out door weddings, nice to use lantern hook for hanging floral bouquets. Instead of attached with chairs,this way makes more stand out, I think.
I used bright yellow daisy mums, green button mums and jasmine vines.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nikki and Daniel's Wedding In May 1. 2010.

In May 1st, I designed the flower arrangements for
Nikki and Daniel’s wedding at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. I
used tulipand peony flowers only. The color theme was shades of lovely, spring
Nikki and Daniel are a sweet couple. I met them through my customer
Elaine,whose wedding flowers I designed in 2008. Since then, Elaine has
introduced me to future brides and I deeply appreciate her kind referral. In fact, I
just found out on Nikki's wedding day that
Elaine is a make up artist and she is a wedding vendor as well. Check out Elaine’s website, she is gooood!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Momorable day....

One of my costumers she called me to making some memorable floral arrangements.
Since then I made her wedding flowers in 2008,  it was nice to hearing from them again!!
The request was making some her wedding floral arrangements again.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weekly Office Floral Decoration

A law office in Burlingame,  I've been doing floral arrangements for them since in 1999, I believe...
The floral arrangement is placed at reception area on every Monday.
I saw big orange roses at market and made a contemporary style with viburnums and tropical leaves.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Chiku Chiku Craft Sale

Me and my friends are going to have craft sale in May 7th again.
I'm going to sell "Mini Floral Bouquet" at this time.
I may use peachy orange roses, white freesias, snow balls, etc and make wreath vine rounded.
I used sell a lot of this mini bouquets when I was working at Ambiance Floral Studio in Buringame.  
It's different design, you won't see it other place!!
Please stop by when you have a chance, welcome !!~

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kathy and Daniel Wedding

Wedding was on March 20th, at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco.
Their color theme is purple and green.

Her bouquet. Purple calla lilies, Green cymbidium orchids, purple dendrobium orchids and lily glasses.

Bridesmaids bouquets are green cymbidium orchids.

Groomsmen boutonnieres are Monkey tails and green mums.

Groom boutonniere is monkey tails, galax leaves and bells of Ireland.

Large ceremony floral arrangement.

Mini floral arrangement.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Dry Floral Arramgement With Woven Leaf

An office  wanted to have dry floral arrangement for entrance desk
I used fresh palm leaf woven and dried., I made dry material myself.( only leaf...ha ha)
I wanted make it something designed not just a bunch of dry flowers stick in a container.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Gargen Vegitable

If I didn't become a florist after years of office work, I would be a farmer?
I would like to learn more professionally to glowing vegetables, fruits and flowers .
It's hard work but so much fun. When the harvest season, so exited to see those.
Of course fresh taste.
Would be cheaper and faster if you buy those at store... I know, I know.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kristi & Fred’s Wedding (7/11/09)

Geoff White Photographers recently had some photos published in For the Bride magazine. These photos included some of my wedding floral arrangements I did for Kristi and Fred's wedding in 2009. Their color theme was yellow and white as Kristi loves calla lilies. These lilies turned out beautiful as that particular week I was lucky enough to find a new variety of huge yellow calla lilies that I had never seen before. Bigger is not always better, but these had that special wedding punch!

Geoff White did a beautiful job and he is one of my favorite photographers. In particular I like the up close photos he takes of his subject, which becomes more intriguing and intimate.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tomobi Floral Art Donates Two Arrangements to Holidays on a High Note 2009

I was invited to do a floral arrangement for Holidays on a High Note, a silent auction fundraiser held on Oct 19th at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California. The charity helps support The Family Support Agency. I decorated a mantle area using flowers such as mums, ... Asiatic lilies, horsetails, tropical fern etc. The tile is "Autumn Dawn" so I tried to create this feeling through my design. I had a great time meeting new people who attended the event. My floral arrangements sold $$$ at auction, which is great!! It was an amazing opportunity to donate the money using one of my passionate skills and I felt very happy.

Floral Installation for Kirilola

Back in August 2009, I did an installation for Kirilola, a singer well known as founding member of the Tokyo prog-rock band eX-Girl and experimental ambient group Akasau. Kirilola visited California from Japan in August this year and performed solo concerts in San Francisco, Mill Valley, and Los Angeles. She invited me to create a floral installation for one of her performances. I decided to work with three large canvasses I covered with black fabric and hung so they had the illusion of floating off the ground. The flowers I used were mums, curly willows, orchids, and anthuriums. With the added addition of Kirilola's video projections the stage ambiance was magical.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Spring Pink Flowers For Any Occasion, Even Valentine's Day

I like spring flowers like tulips, rannancurus, and cherry blossoms. These spring colors are refreshing to my eyes, especially after Christmas and New Year's floral colors such as red, white, gold, and silver. Oops! Valentine's Day will coming soon so red red red!! (But remember a romantic sentiment can be pink as well).

Flowers seen in my photos are local tulips, rannancurus, and Asiatic white lilies simply placed in a glass vase. The result is a natural floral design.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Last Wedding at the Carnelian Room in San Francisco

I recently created wedding floral arrangements at the well-known Carnelian Room in San Francisco. This restaurant — a personification of old traditional city culture — crowns the top of the Bank of America building and has amazing views of the city. This was a special occasion as the Carnelian Room was set to close after being in business for over 40 years.

For this December wedding my customers — Lynn and Blane — married on December 5th, chose the floral color themes of raspberry red and shades of dark pink. I used calla lilies, orchids, and roses. I was lucky to have a customer who got married at the Carnelian Room so I could see the restaurant before it closed.