Halloween Wedding / Nevada City, CA / Secular Wedding Officiant / Steampunk Wedding Flowers

Steampunk wedding bouquet for Northern California Halloween wedding
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Halloween-wedding-officiant-Nevada-City-CA-Sierra-and-sky

As much as I love traditional weddings, I love non-traditional weddings even more.  When Christine & Dan retained Sierra & Sky for both wedding flowers and secular officiant services, I was happy to create what they wanted and loved.  They asked me to officiate in costume, so I created a bat hat to wear!

Nevada City rental used for elopement ceremony
Nevada City rental used for elopement ceremony

Their restaurant/banquet venue in Nevada City, California, fell through the week of their wedding due to the venue going out of business; they scrambled to find a substitute venue for their intimate wedding with about ten guests. They were able to find this gem with its stained glass windows and special character.

Steampunk wedding bouquet for Northern California Halloween wedding
Steampunk wedding bouquet for Northern California Halloween wedding

I created a dark, harvest bouquet for the bride, with dark red flowers and foliage, feathers, and touches of steampunk.

Steampunk groom's bout for Halloween with real clock works in Northern California by elope2cali.com
Steampunk groom’s bout for Halloween with real clock works in Northern California by elope2cali.com

As they had a steampunk look and theme going on, I remembered that I had a lot of actual clockworks.  I took out my screwdriver to take things apart for the groom.  He was not expecting this and was very happy with it.

Ceremony marker arrangement in deep reds, in a copper bowl, with moss
Ceremony marker arrangement in deep reds, in a copper bowl, with moss

Christine & Dan had set up the incredible stained glass alcove with electric candles and white mini pumpkins.  They asked me to create a large arrangement for the individual table.  I picked out a copper bowl that they could enjoy at their home for many years.

Stained glass alcove for Halloween wedding in Nevada City, California
Stained glass alcove for Halloween wedding in Nevada City, California

Isn’t this an incredible setting for an elopement or intimate wedding?  They had about ten guests who sat on couches and chairs to watch the secular wedding ceremony, that included handfasting.

Halloween steampunk wedding ceremony booklet by Sierra and Sky at elope2cali.com
Halloween steampunk wedding ceremony booklet by Sierra and Sky at elope2cali.com

That’s Garfield, guarding the steampunk wedding booklet I created for Christine and Dan.  Every wedding couple gets their entire wedding in booklet form as a keepsake from me.

Steampunk wedding clothes in gold and brown
Steampunk wedding clothes in gold and brown

I love the way they look!  Her steampunk dress was from Etsy.

Historic home details in Nevada City, California
Historic home details in Nevada City, California

The rental home, which they stayed in for the night, has so many charming details.

Halloween wedding in Nevada City, California - trick or treat!
Halloween wedding in Nevada City, California – trick or treat!

Trick or treaters stopped by; and some of their young guests also went trick or treating.  Their guests were dressed up, and they went to a nice dinner in Nevada City after the ceremony, within walking distance.  Nevada City really celebrates holidays in style; it was a busy afternoon with people dressed up in the small historic downtown.

This was definitely a wedding to remember!  When things don’t work out perfectly, think about what you can do to make it work.  I actually preferred their new venue to the one that they lost.  Thank you Christine & Dan for choosing Sierra & Sky at elope2cali.com for your wedding officiant and wedding flowers!  Your elopement / intimate wedding was fun for all of us.

 

DIY Floral Design Class – Hand Tied Bouquet – El Dorado, California

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Wine & Design – Winter Hand-Tied Bouquet Floral Design

Join us for a fun afternoon of floral design at Annabelle’s Chocolate Lounge in Diamond Springs, California, on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm.

Enjoy a no-host wine and brew bar, which also features tea and sodas, and handmade chocolate (to make you swoon), all available for purchase!  You’ll make a floral art masterpiece, and will take it home to enjoy.

Our January 21st class features a hand-tied Winter Whites and Green Floral Bouquet. You’ll create a hand-tied arrangement using greens and seasonal flowers, all with a contemporary botanic style. This style of arrangement can be put into a vase, or made into a wedding bouquet, depending on how you finish off the stems.

We provide  flowers, vases, supplies, and tip sheets (so you can go home and make this again!). You and your friends and family enjoy a fun time and learn a new art. Please arrive a minimum of 20 minutes early to check in, purchase some yummies, and find your seat.

Seating is limited.  Minimum age for class is 15. This class is great for beginners and intermediate students!

Your host, Monique Wilber, owner of Sierra & Sky, has 28 years of experience in wedding floral design.

Please note, prices for classes from month to month will vary due to supplies used and season.  Photo shown is for inspiration only as to the type of design we will be creating.

Cost: $55

Tickets MUST be prepurchased at:  http://sierraandskyjan2017.brownpapertickets.com/