Día de Muertos Wedding | Velours Designs

Norcal Florist | Redding, Ca

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Kristi and Justin King  | October 14, 2017

Talk about the funnest wedding I have ever designed! I am a huge color girl and was star struck the whole process because everything was so incredibly vibrant! I love themed weddings because I am faced with an incredible problem to solve which is... it could be disastrously corny. I don't do corny. I must manipulate the colors and textures to transform a theme into a beautiful and complete story. 

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The bright bold colors came together flawlessly. Two of my favorite flowers that I believe  made this look was the beautiful, small, round and yellow flowers called Craspedia and the whimsical, purple (almost blue) Veronica. 

Though we had to celebrate before the actual holiday, every detail at this wedding was perfectly executed. The favors were actual molded sugar skulls. There was a cigar bar. We set up a memorial table with photos of loved ones gone ahead. There was no detail untouched! 


| Venue: Strawhouse Resort and Organic Coffee | Dress: Simply Elegant Bridal Boutique |

| Planner: Marylin Peters at Simply Elegant Bridal | Hair & Makeup : Bailee Rene Does Beauty |

| DJ: Netsound  | Photography: Essence Photography | Cake: Sublime Cake Design



Velours Designs specializes in bringing your dream day to life. Focusing on elegance and beauty, we will meet all of your floral needs. We handcraft all of our floral pieces, tailoring them to the hopes and dreams of our clients in hopes of surpassing all of their expectations.

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call Katie Welin at 530.524.7258 or Inquire HERE

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Vibrant Fall Styled Shoot | Velours Designs

Norcal Floral Designer | Redding, Ca

Fall wedding Velours Designs

Fall Styled Shoot | 2017 

This was a whole year ago and I had to wait to post it because it was featured on Wedding Chicks!

*Cue all the excited faces and hand motions!

You can check out their feature HERE.

Fall Wedding Velours Designs

I LOVE deep dark colors like this! I am drawn to them like a magnet.

All of the vendors were so much fun to work with and we had an absolute fabulous time!

We love bringing fresh inspiration to brides!

Our hope is to take them one step out of their comfort zone and into a beautiful world of unique and bold design.

Behind the scenes of our photo shoot! So many amazing vendors!

I would love to know what your favorite part of this styled shoot is. Be sure to let me know in the comments.


Here is a comprehensive list of the vendors involved

|| Photography: Jamie Solorio Photography || Fashion Designer and Stylist: Dark Pony Designs - Robin Fator || Hair: Amanda Fator || Wedding Design: Love Weddings & design || Wedding Favors: Olive Street Mercantile || Mixologist: Moonstone Bistro || Models: @its.amanda.rose & @conahjack || Wedding Rentals: Rustic Charm Rentals || Jewelry: HerStory Vintage || Ring: Jen's Jewels || Nails: Wendy Pesce at Shear Heaven Salon & Spa || Tux: Tuxedo Den Redding || Bow Tie: Gold Coast Goods || Invite: The Sundae Creative || Makeup: Gild Beauty Bar - Brittany Baer || Assistant: Rebekah Dani Events || Cake: Kristina Devan



Velours Designs specializes in bringing your dream day to life. Focusing on elegance and beauty, we will meet all of your floral needs. We handcraft all of our floral pieces, tailoring them to the hopes and dreams of our clients in hopes of surpassing all of their expectations.

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call Katie Welin at 530.524.7258 or Inquire HERE

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Orchard Picnic Floral Design Workshop

 Velours Designs 

Holly Kiker Photography

This May I held my very first floral design workshop and I had a wonderful time doing it. There is nothing I love more than seeing individuals inspired to create and learn. 

Floral Design Workshop

I have always loved going above and beyond when it comes to a party (if i can afford it.) And when the above and beyond has the potential to make someone feel special, it is even better. I created a lovely Hors d'oevres bar set up. With different meats and cheeses, salads, fruit and featured some Moseley Family Cellars Wine.  

hors d'oevres display
Moseley Family Cellars Wine

I set up a display table for each attendee to set their arrangement on. That way everyone could see how much their arrangements add when throwing a party or an event. Shout out to Rustic Charm Rentals for lending me the beautiful Safari Chairs.

Rustic Charm Rentals

The arrangement lesson I went with was a very basic design called the Horizontal Arrangement. It was really fun to see everyone understand and execute the instructions I had drawn out for them. Be sure to watch the video below if you are interested in creating this look.

Step by step instructions

Horizontal Arrangement 

Step 1: Create Your Horizon - a long structural branch or flower on opposite ends of the arrangement.

Step 2: Add Your Skeleton - forming the overall shape, don't add so much that you no longer have room for flowers

Step 3: Add Your Focal Flowers - Larger flowers that capture the attention and stand out by themselves.

Step 4: Add Fillers - light airy flowers that take up a bit of space without adding weight to the arrangement. This is a moment that you can add some textures. 

Check out the following video to see one built.

Thank you Holly Kiker Photography for providing such beautiful photos! 



Velours Designs specializes in bringing your dream day to life. Focusing on elegance and beauty, we will meet all of your floral needs. We handcraft all of our floral pieces, tailoring them to the hopes and dreams of our clients in hopes of surpassing all of their expectations.

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call Katie Welin at 530.524.7258 or Inquire HERE

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Sacramento River Wedding | Velours Designs

Norcal Floral Designer | Redding, Ca

Michael and Jenn Behnke | June 17, 2017

Matthew Lim Photography

Micheal and Jenn's stunning wedding took place alongside the Sacramento River. Mid June days in Redding CA can reach upward of 110 fahrenheit, so being right on the river was the best place to be.  We decorated the beautifully placed arch very abundantly with white, blush and purple flowers. The result was breath taking! I think the flower that made this arch was the delicate, green, hanging amoranthus.

Matthew Lim Photography did an outstanding job in photographing this gorgeous day (check out his site HERE) I wish I had been more on top of the vendor list, but alas... I was not and cannot remember for the life of me who was involved. So if you were there as a vendor, shoot me an email and let me know so I can link your business.



Velours Designs specializes in bringing your dream day to life. Focusing on elegance and beauty, we will meet all of your floral needs. We handcraft all of our floral pieces, tailoring them to the hopes and dreams of our clients in hopes of surpassing all of their expectations.

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call Katie Welin at 530.524.7258 or Inquire HERE

If you don't want to miss anything on this blog you can subscribe to make sure you see when I post. Simply go to the comment section for this post and push “subscribe”. 

Check out my last post HERE.

Sacramento River Wedding