Sunday, April 26, 2009

Follow up Post: Sandy & John Wedding in San Jose, California

Our dear friends Sandy and John were married on Saturday, August 23, 2008.

They had their ceremony at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San Jose and their reception at The Decathlon Club in Santa Clara.

Here are some pictures from the wedding ceremony and reception from Sandy and John's wedding. Great photographs captured by Jerry Yoon photography.

The mother of the bride wore a beautiful cheong-sam.

Getting ready.

Going to the church.

A great picture of the bridesmaids awaiting for the ceremony to begin.

Beautiful interior of the church and the lighting of the unity candles.

Exchanging rings.

Just married! :)


Sweetheart table for the new Mr. & Mrs.

The bridal bouquet adorned with jewels.

The maid of honor bouquet.

The toss bouquet.


Photography by: Jerry Yoon

Flowers by: Sheltieloves Designs

Wedding colors - purple!

Flowers - equadorian roses, spray roses, calla lilies, and more

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sandy & John Wedding in San Jose, California

Our dear friends Sandy and John were married on Saturday, August 23, 2008.

They had their ceremony at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San Jose and their reception at The Decathlon Club in Santa Clara.

The Decathlon Club is where Sandy went for her junior prom...what really tops the story is that some of her friends who went to prom with her were there for the reception.

We were fortunate to be part of their lives, to watch their love grow from friends, to husband and wife; a great team...undeniably two glowing peas in a pod.

In the meantime, check out the incredible work of Sandy and John's wedding photographer, Jerry Yoon (and Ingrid). Their engagement shots in Napa Valley came out gorgeous...I mean, h-o-t. I can't wait to see Jerry and Ingrid's dreamy captures from the wedding 3-4 more weeks.

Sandy & John Napa valley Domaine Chandon winery Engagement Session

I'll update this entry more as I get more pictures so check back again shortly.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Elisa & Darwin Wedding in Oakland, California

A beautiful wedding day it was!

The ceremony was held at one of Oakland's historic architectural churches - St. James Episcopal Church. The stained glass windows were breathtaking. Judging the church from the exterior you can easily miss the beauty of stained glass windows. The exterior windows had a tinge of cloudiness which appeared to be covered with an opaque plexi. Once you're inside of the church you begin appreciating the historic architecture in the wood floors, pews, and how the stained glass lets in light.

Elisa and Darwin, a super cool and down to earth couple, celebrated their unity at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Oakland for their reception with family and friends. A very fun crowd of guests who knows how to get down and boogie on the dance floor.

One of the sweetest wedding ceremonies that I have been to; you can just see how happy everyone was for Elisa and Darwin on their special day, so many family and friends contributing to the logistics of the day to help with ensuring the day would run smoothly, and all at the same time, remembering to have fun!

My first gig for a wedding event for a very sweet couple, indeed...All the best, Elisa & Darwin!

-Sheltieloves Designs

Cylinder vase lined aisle
Submerged fuschia dendrobium orchids alternating cylinders with blue delphinium and liatris.

Altar arrangements -

Ring bearer and flower girl -

Purple hydrangeas! -

Bride, maid of honor, bridesmaids, flower girls going to the church before the ceremony -

The ceremony -

The kiss -

Wedding Party -

Blushing Bride -

Just married!-

Ring shot -

So cute!

Boutonnieres -

Corsages and boutonnieres -

Boutonnieres -

Maid of honor bouquet -

Toss bouquet - purple mums

Close up of cylinder vases for ceremony aisle which doubled as reception centerpieces.

The Reception -

Photography by: Carlos @ JCImages
Flowers by Sheltieloves Designs
Post photo processing and story boards by Sheltieloves Designs
Wedding colors - purple and blue
Flowers - dendrobium orchids, liatris, blue hydrangeas, white hydrangeas, purple hydrangeas, curly willow, bells or Ireland, green mums, purple mums, purple calla lily, purple lisianthus, white lisianthus, blue delphinium, rose petals

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Welcome to Sheltieloves Designs!


Thanks for visiting our online journal for Sheltieloves Designs. We're a freelance floral artistry service located in Pleasanton, California in our home studio. Inspired by my design partner, Macy, who loves flowers and would jump at every opportunity she could to stop and smell the daisies during our walks together. That is how the name came about...Sheltie Loves Designs (and flowers).

Our designs carry an aura of contemporary, whimsical, simple and elegant, lush and romantic expressions.

We try to create different designs each time we make a new arrangement which are inspired by the location, the occasion, the flowers in season, and the world around us to create a special piece for you.

Here we will begin sharing images from recent weddings and events, sharing stories of our adventures, and update you with some DIY - "Do It Yourself" instructions to inspire you towards making your very own arrangements. We believe that every floral arrangement should be an art piece to evoke the mood, depth, creativity, ambiance, and harmony of the artist.

We hope that this site will be fun and so informative to you, that you'll share with your friends.

To view our portfolio on Flickr, please visit:

Welcome to our growing passion for flowers. Feel free to leave a paw print on our blog, we would love to hear your comments!

Thanks for visiting,

-Sheltieloves Designs

Monday, January 21, 2008

The 56th Pacific Orchid Exposition, ‘Orchids Gone Wild’, February 28 – March 2, 2008, SF


San Francisco Orchid Society Hosts
56th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition

Prepare yourself for orchids that were born to be wild when you step into the 56th annual Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE), hosted by the thriving San Francisco Orchid Society, one of the oldest and most active orchid societies on the West Coast.

Over 150,000 orchids from all over the globe, in every color, shape and size, will be viewable at this award winning show. The POE will bring out the wild side of all who attend, ensuring a mind boggling, jaw dropping, and eye popping experience.

This provocative showcase of orchids will take place at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion February 28 through March 2, 2008.

Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, and grow in every part of the world. The intricately structured orchid is known for its long-life span, revealing its compelling beauty or bizarre nature for months on end. More then 50 growers will be displaying their unique breeds and rare hybrid forms, giving orchid lovers the chance to purchase a one-of-a-kind treasure to gaze at in the comfort of the home, office, restaurant or shop.

The 2008 San Francisco Orchid Society’s Pacific Orchid Expo will offer tours and educational demonstrations of the latest developments in orchid horticulture.

This award winning show is judged by local Society experts and judges from throughout the country who are certified by the prestigious American Orchid Society (AOS).

Preview night, Thursday, February 28, includes delicious appetizers and wine tasting from 28 wineries, including varietals from four of the 2008 International San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting winners.

The POE is praised every year for maintaining its position as one of the top three orchid shows in the country. Come celebrate the amazing display of orchids this year, as the San Francisco Orchid Society anticipates the shapes and colors to be more unusual and the species and hybrid breeds more outrageous than ever.

Let the imagination run wild as the exotic nature of orchids is unveiled.

WHO: The San Francisco Orchid Society (SFOS)
WHAT: The 56th Pacific Orchid Exposition, ‘Orchids Gone Wild’
WHERE: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion
WHEN: February 28 – March 2, 2008

Gala Benefit Preview, Thursday, February 28, 2008, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Friday, February 29, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Preview Night: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door
General Admission: $14.00 or $12.00 online
Seniors (65+), disabled: $8.00
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult, except at the Gala Benefit Preview

INFO: Call 415.665.2468

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blue Flower Types

There is difficulty finding true blues in flowers, most plants labeled 'blue' are really not a blue, but in fact more violet or violet-blue. Below are a few of the blue flowers I have found, for purple to violet-blue flowers, check out my 'purple flowers' post.