October 6th, 2015
Welcome 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 and 2016. 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, follow her on Instagram @cuttinggardensusie, or visit her Flickr portfolio here.
October 6th, 2015
Sometimes a surprise at the flower mart becomes the backbone of a gorgeous wedding palette. In this case, one of my favorite vendors brought in a cart full of blooming pieris, and I couldn’t resist. When we can get them, the little bell-shaped flowers always feel like something out of a fairy garden. So romantic! They were perfect for Josh and Jennifer’s May wedding in Calistoga. Lots of help on this one from Alysia Marie; photos by Alison Yin.
October 2nd, 2015
In the spirit of the new month, here’s a wedding with an autumnal vibe. Our bride Lizzie loved earthy fall colors, but the wedding was in early June. The palette turned out so rich, with soft-hued springtime peonies sprinkled here and there to lighten things up. The Santa Lucia Preserve, an untouched canyon of golden grasses and live oaks in Carmel Valley, was the glorious venue. Photos by my fave, Kate Harrison, with Elisheva Basseri as all-star coordinator.
(Hey by the way, have you seen my instagram? Follow me @cuttinggardensusie)
September 1st, 2015
The Conservatory of Flowers is one of my favorite places to draw inspiration. In general, Golden Gate Park has so many pockets of botanical gorgeousness on offer, and when I’m feeling a little creatively stuck, it’s nice to take my kids walking there, in the arboretum or at the Conservatory, or even just along the secret garden paths all over the eastern end of the park, to take photos and jumpstart my aesthetic a bit.
The look Michelle and Bryan wanted for their wedding was so perfectly suited to its surroundings. It rained right before their ceremony, which I know caused them some stress, but in the end it made for such gorgeous photos, didn’t it? Congratulations, you two. And thanks to the sweet and talented Laurie Wilson of Gather West Photography for sharing these shots.
August 26th, 2015
Did you know you can follow the Cutting Garden on Instagram? Check out sneak-peek photos of Susie’s weddings (and sometimes her cute twins) @cuttinggardensusie. Here’s a sampling of recent ‘grams:
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April 23rd, 2015
Last year I got really excited about ferns. Combining different varieties for a richly textured look, I realized that they don’t necessarily have to feel woodsy at all; with warm white blooms, we put together an elegant and sort of old-fashioned palette for Hailey and Pat at the Flood Mansion. It’s so fun to work with couples who are excited about their flowers! Loved these guys. Photos by the exceedingly talented Kate Harrison.
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.
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.
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!