Floral Designs for Weddings and Occasions

March 19th, 2015

TopBlogLauraWelcome to The Cutting Garden at Flora Grubb Gardens. We are delighted to provide flowers for weddings and special occasions of all kinds. Our floral designer, Susie Nadler, will work with you to create beautiful custom designs for your event using seasonal, California-grown flowers and plants.

Susie and The Cutting Garden are available for events and weddings in 2015. At this time, however, The Cutting Garden is not equipped to accommodate requests for single-bouquet deliveries.

If you’d like to inquire about availability or schedule a consultation, please email Susie@floragrubb.com with details about your event (if you have them), including date, location, desired budget range, and number of guests expected.

In the meantime, you can¬†enjoy photos and descriptions of Susie’s work below, or visit her Flickr portfolio here.

Jessica and JF

March 19th, 2015

Peony season is almost upon us… last year for Jess and JF’s wedding at Chileno Valley Ranch in West Marin, we used a white variety called “bowl of cream.” The name is perfect — see below. I’m obsessed with them, can’t wait for them to come back to the market this spring. ¬†Thanks to photographer Mary McHenry for sharing these shots, and to Laurel Anderson, who put the whole shindig together.

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Bojana and Flip

March 3rd, 2015

A rooftop downtown SF wedding is unusual for me — maybe just flat-out unusual for our windy town! — so we had a lot of fun with this one at The Battery. The two top photos below were actually hairpieces for the bridesmaids, wow! I love the studio-style white background shots from amazing photographer Emily Scannell. Thanks, Emily, and congratulations to these two lovely people.

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Karen and Andrew

February 26th, 2015

More coral peonies! Who can resist them? This one was at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma. Karen and Andrew wanted whimsical, playful flowers to go with the venue, which is a kind of amazing interactive sculpture garden. I love the way the bright colors pop with their golden dresses. Thanks to Arrowood Photography for sharing these shots.

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Olivia and Matthew

February 20th, 2015

A Golden Gate Park wedding always feels so thoroughly San Francisco, in an old-fashioned kind of way, especially at the Conservatory of Flowers, where the dramatic backdrop of the building and its plant collection is so moodily romantic. Here are some beautiful shots from Olivia and Matthew’s wedding at the Conservatory last summer; all are by the fabulous Jen Siska of Lovebird Photography, whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with before. I love sharing these events with such talented photographers!

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Kim and Pablo

February 5th, 2015

The earthy, vibrant colors Kim and Pablo wanted for their flowers were perfect at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a muted but dramatic landscape for a wedding. I love using lots of greenery there; it really stands out against the subtle aged finishes of the building. Congratulations to these lovely folks, and thanks for sharing these gorgeous shots from photographer Anna Kuperberg. Thanks also to Alysia Marie for her help with this one!

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Laura and Eric

January 27th, 2015

Manka’s boathouse, in the misty town of Inverness on Tomales Bay, is one of the most truly romantic places I’ve ever seen, no cheese or fanfare about it. Just a simple and beautiful cabin surrounded by water and trees and coastal grass, with a massive fireplace and a pier to walk out on the bay. Laura and Eric’s wedding at the boathouse last September was one of my favorites of the year. See the flowers below. Photos by the lovely and talented Edyta Szyszlo.

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Claudia and Scott

January 9th, 2015

It’s a bit dreary out there today, so how about some peony loveliness from last spring to cheer things up? Claudia and Scott were married on an uncharacteristically sun-dappled day in the Presidio, surrounded by loads of coral charm peonies. You just can’t go wrong with those beauties, so exuberant and fun. Thanks, Emily, for sharing these photos. See more of Emily’s wedding work here.

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Lindsay and Peter

November 19th, 2014

Here’s a city wedding in the springtime rain, reception held in the moody and elegant Julia Morgan Ballroom downtown. The bride loves white dogwood, and we were lucky enough to catch it at its peak (which doesn’t last long!). Simple bunches of dogwood in glass were so dramatic against the dark wood paneling of the room. Enjoy these gorgeous photos by Alison Yin.

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Lyford House Wedding

October 2nd, 2014

A sweet June wedding from a dramatic and lovely pocket of the Tiburon coast. A collaboration with the ladies from Going Lovely, and with help from Melanie and Alysia. Photographs by James Moes.

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