The Knot x The Pearl

The Knot x The Pearl

What a party! We're happy to have been a part of the team that put on The Knot Rocks at The Pearl in San Francisco. It's always an adventure working at a new venue, and it's even better when it's as dialed in as The Pearl. Set on the corner of 3rd & 19th Streets in the Dogpatch, with a rooftop lounge overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the historical brick buildings of the neighborhood, there was no shortage of inspiration. Drawing from the industrial architecture and design of The Pearl, we designed a palette inspired by our surroundings of clean lines and lofty heights, elegantly exposed brick, iron, wood, and cement. 

Monthly MOOD : January

Monthly MOOD : January

We've been enjoying some seriously stormy weather in Northern California, and have been taking advantage of hunkering down in our cozy homes and studio for the past couple of weeks. After the whirlwind holiday months and festivities, we welcome January's quiet spirit with open arms. Winter is our time to press the reset button, gather our thoughts and create intentions for the new year and seasons to come.  We're feeling the beauty this month has to offer.

Coastal Woodland Wedding Inspiration on Green Wedding Shoes

Coastal Woodland Wedding Inspiration on Green Wedding Shoes

We're over the moon to share this Coastal Woodland Wedding inspiration with you on Green Wedding Shoes . It has been a dream of ours for quite some time (okay, let's be honest...forever.) to be published on their site, and are so happy to have worked with an insanely talented group of vendors on this styled shoot in early Spring. Head over and check it out on Green Wedding Shoes . Full gallery here, as well.  

Photography: Levi Tijerina  & Wednesday and October | Planning & Design: E Events Co. | Florals: Venn Floral | HMU: Blush Hair & Makeup Design | Paper Goods: Heart Paper Soul | Rentals: Classic Party SF 

POP-UP! Flower Stand & Plant Sale at Venn Floral this Weekend

POP-UP! Flower Stand & Plant Sale at Venn Floral this Weekend

The Foxgloves, Garden Roses, Sweet Peas, and Aquilegias are all starting to make an appearance. It's a special time of year for flowers, and we want to share that with you. Stop by our studio at 3595 Gravenstein Hwy. South in Sebastopol on Saturday 4/23 from 10:00am-2:00pm for some fresh-cut stems or a custom hand-tied bouquet. We'll also have an array of potted plants, herbs and flowers for your garden and abode--including Tillandsias! 

A quick trip to Paris!

A quick trip to Paris!

One of us here at Venn Floral took some time abroad this March to gather some French inspiration and to visit a good friend in the city of Paris...ooh lala.

While lupine, poppies, and fresh oak leaves were sprouting in the landscapes of Sonoma County taking over for the mustard blossoms and electric green grass, the French capital was still slumbering in its winter season. A heavy gray shroud hung over the rooftops and made the world feel just that big. The biting wind seeped into every crevice and sleeve any time you’d step outside. But here, the bulbs and first spring flowers had just made their annual appearance as we were preparing to say “au revoir.” Ranunculus, tulips, hyacinth and anemones were all lining the street corners and filling shop windows. While lilac was fading and roses were coming on back in California it felt as if I had stepped back just a month or two in time.

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

Venn Floral is hiring a part-time Studio Assistant for the 2016 season, and will be holding interviews beginning March 28th.  This is a PAID position.  We are looking for someone that is extremely motivated to start their skill-set in floral design, or advance their current skills in floral and event production. You will learn the ins-and-outs of what it takes to create a beautiful event from start to finish. Warning! This is a very tough, but fun job-- you will learn a lot, and also might become obsessed with plants (if you aren’t already).  Read on if you want to learn more...

Specialty Plant & STUDIO Sale | 3.19.16 | 9:00am-2:00pm

Specialty Plant & STUDIO Sale | 3.19.16 | 9:00am-2:00pm

We recently came across Urban Jungle Bloggers, and a photo they shared with the caption, "What time is it? Time to buy more plants!" We thought to ourselves, "We must be soulmates!" That's how we feel everyday.  

So...we're having a plant sale this Saturday, 3/18 from 9:00am - 2:00pm at our Sebastopol Studio. We'll have a carefully curated selection of specialty plants and rare specimens for the enthusiastic botanist and interior designer in you. We will also have a variety of ceramic and metal pots and vases for sale. 

Pop-up Flower Stands | Valentine's Edition | Saturday February 13, 2016

Pop-up Flower Stands | Valentine's Edition | Saturday February 13, 2016

Join us at one of our flower stands this Saturday, February 13, and take home some exquisite blooms for you or your sweetie. From 7:00am to 3:00pm, we will be at Acre Coffee's roastery location on Petaluma Blvd. North and The Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg selling bountiful bouquets made with love to elevate the romance of your weekend. We will have a variety of styles available from $25 - $65. Spoiler alert! Expect to see lots of locally grown beauty and textural foliage from our native Sonoma County landscape in a wild and garden-inspired style.

Pssst! We'll also have a handful of bouquets available at Thistle Meats in Petaluma, and 14feet. Home Furnishings in Cloverdale Saturday and Sunday, or until sold out.

Pre-order by February 10 at midnight for peace of mind!

Contact hello@vennfloral.com or call 707-483-2692

Field to vase blog: a personal cutting garden

Field to vase blog: a personal cutting garden

Yay! We're stoked to share that we are contributors on the Field to Vase Blog, and that our first post, on personal cutting gardens, went live today. Head over to their site to read our post, as well as so many other informative and inspiring pieces written by growers and designers from around the country. Field to Vase is an amazing resource and we hope to continue their mission of inspiring and advocating for the local flower movement. Now, how about them personal cutting gardens?!

A Venn Floral Private Workshop

A Venn Floral Private Workshop

We were honored and so excited to conduct a private workshop at Warehouse - Healdsburg for a group of 7 adults and 2 children, where we invited each student to create a small personal shrine or altar made of trash-to-treasure items as well as natural materials. It was as if we condensed the life-long process of collecting and attributing personal meaning to objects into a couple hours that involved gathering, gluing, arranging, knotting, drilling, and planting- as well as a little personal (even spiritual, some might say) reflection.

Sarah Peet Photography: Intimate Sonoma Coast Winery Wedding

Sarah Peet Photography: Intimate Sonoma Coast Winery Wedding

The Highway 1 winds up and over the edge of the Pacific with breathtaking views peeking through rolling green hills, and a bobcat appears on a rocky outcropping, undisturbed by the occasional car passing by. The early spring sun is shining in defiance of its predecessor and the stage is set for a joyous wedding among vineyards, a few friends and two families. 

The #amazing, highly curated, and #gorgeous wedding of Emily Monski Westbrook @emilymwestbrook and Alex Westbrook in the #SantaCruz mountains, photographed by @1985LUKEPhotography is featured on the @weddingchicks #blog! We are ecstatic for all parties involved (including us :) #simplygorgeous #vennfloral #wedding #bridal #blogworthy #vintage #rustic #glamour

The #amazing, highly curated, and #gorgeous wedding of Emily Monski Westbrook @emilymwestbrook and Alex Westbrook in the #SantaCruz mountains, photographed by @1985LUKEPhotography is featured on the @weddingchicks #blog! We are ecstatic for all parties involved (including us :) #simplygorgeous #vennfloral #wedding #bridal #blogworthy #vintage #rustic #glamour

Paper Craft Workshops with Venn Floral

Paper Craft Workshops with Venn Floral

As floral designers and sculptors we’ve been obsessed with crafting paper flowers over that last year (inspired by the fabulous book Paper to Petal byRebecca Thuss & Patrick Farrell). The challenge of replicating our favorite blossoms and the freedom of creating specimens unknown to nature have kept us in the studio, snipping, wrapping, twisting, and manipulating materials at all hours of the day.

Rooftop Brunch Photoshoot:  Goorin Brothers & Venn Floral

Rooftop Brunch Photoshoot:  Goorin Brothers & Venn Floral

We were invited to a rooftop brunch photo-shoot hosted by Goorin Brothers, launching their new spring line, which is now in full bloom.  And yes, we brought the flowers–how’d you know?!

On the coast.

California is incredible- no argument there. Growing up on the west best coast has been known to influence and infiltrate every bit of style, attitude, life philosophy, and refusal to leave. 

This series of images celebrates our collaborative vision as native Californians in our “natural habitat” with the flowers from our gardens and styling straight out of our closets. We can’t resist showing every type of photo in here, but there will soon be a curated, and different selection of images on the website soon.

A huge and special thanks to Anne Loupy!

Beautiful Anne. She just needs her own blog feature! Writer, photographer, consultant, model. We are so grateful to have her in our lives.

A coastal crown. Berzillia berry always reminds me of the sea, and I had never noticed the star shape of the dried statice until recently. I recalled the illustrations in the flower faeries books I hoarded as a child when I was making this. 

This is Heather’s famous hat brimming over with tillandsia and boutonnieres. Now I’m currently on the search for a hat to use as a vessel to hold my air plants and deliver bouts to clients.

Heather’s jeweler hands make some fiiiine work. This double head band should be manufactured, right? I would buy it.

Candid camera.

All hands on deck.