Floral Installations

Plant walls, floral chandeliers, and green installations are everywhere this Summer. It's no wonder why the show-stopping, insta-worthy impact of a flower wall is this season's must have for notable Special Events and Weddings. But as stunning as these living sculptures look, installing them is no bed of roses (ha ha). Here's a look at how Michael Daigian Design approaches this fun and fantastic floral design challenge. 

 

Romantic Summer flower ceiling for a wedding at the Bently Reserve San Francisco

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Ah... the flower ceiling. It's the Sistine Chapel of flower arrangements! We were tasked with covering 416 square feet with an assortment of fresh roses, snap dragons, delphinium and greenery for a wedding at the Bently Reserve San Francisco. See us here, channeling our inner Michaelangelo. With a 3am start time, we were definitely feeling The Agony and the Ecstasy.

20 hours, 22 designers, 2 rolling scaffolds, 900 candles, and over 2,500 of stems later....Wow! A stunning display of color, beauty, texture = flower ceiling perfection.

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All 900 candles were donated to The National AIDS Memorial in San Francisco.

Special thank you to Shannon Leahy Event Design & Planning, and Latoga Photography


Whimsical floral chandelier and table scape for a private home in Atherton

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This Alice in Wonderland inspired event was a mad tea party come true. Decked with a 4 foot orchid chandelier, 400 square foot bespoke lemon leaf table scape, and a series of floral pool floats, Michael Daigian Design brought enough red roses to make even the Queen of Hearts happy. 

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Floral design installation means going to great lengths! See Nixon, our amphibious floral designer, placing these incredible flower floats to create a vibrant and unexpected look.

By extending the design concept from dining table to reflection pool we enhanced the overall event space, creating a cohesive look from cocktail lounge to dining pavilion.

Special thanks to Events, ETC and Azalea


Succulent plant wall for Hornitos Tequila at Outside Lands Music Festival San Francisco

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Hornitos Tequila tapped us to create a succulent wall for their Hacienda by Hornitos® at Outside Lands, one of the Bay Area's most beloved music festivals. For this event, we created a rustic, agave inspired look using recycled pallets and an assortment of living plants and succulents. 

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The 8 x 10 foot wall needed to be free standing, so we designed and constructed the pallet structure in house, and installed on site to a steel framework. The festival is 3 days long, so we selected hearty elements such as: aloe, aonium, echevaria, and tillandsia xerographica, to hold up to the sketchy San Francisco Summer weather. The final look was completed with over 250 living plants, 24 hours, 2 boxes of moss, and 3 shots of tequila.

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Michael likes his margaritas on the rocks, with triple sec, fresh lime, and salt. 

Styled Photo Shoot at Edgewood Equestrian Ranch

Horses. If there is one creature to spark our imagination, conjure visions of romance, freedom, power, and grace, it would be horses. And if you’re like us, you’ll gladly shirk the rush hour grind to spend a day in the country - at a real live ranch! - just outside the small town (and hidden gem), of Nicasio.

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The friendly owners of the Edgewood Equestrian Ranch approached us to style a photoshoot at their premier equestrian facility in Northern California, and we leapt at the chance. Surrounded by rolling green hills and mossy live oaks; this idyllic scene tugged at our city slicker heartstrings. Upon arrival, a newborn foal greeted us at the gates, and as we followed Robyn’s ATV down the dusty dirt road, a smiling golden lab ran alongside, barking and wagging. The place smelled like sweet grass and fresh damp earth. After a brief tour of the well-appointed grounds, meeting several of the stable’s gorgeous boarders, and noting the professional tack and collections of hanging show ribbons throughout the barn, we got to work.

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The inspiration for this shoot was equine chic -  bold, sporty, messy, and extravagant. By featuring two different looks, we captured the lush vibrance, and capricious moods of Spring. Our first look is garden party inspired - formal and fancy, smoothed and brushed back - with a wink to Kentucky Derby fashion in our over-the-top floral headpiece featuring: local peonies, vanda orchids, parrot tulips, astilbe, ranunculus and lacy plumosa fern. 

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Our second look is romantic and wedding inspired - ethereal and undone - with extravagant bouquet and long cascading braided greenery, composed of: local peonies, vanda orchids,  parrot tulips, ranunculus, southern smilax, astilbe, amaranthus. Fresh seasonal elements like: local apricots and tangerines, peach garden roses and blooming hawthorn completed the vibrant Spring vision in each of our bespoke floral designs.

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We were lucky to be working with a dream team. Our big thanks to…

Tara Arrowood of Arrowood Photography - one of our favorite photographers. Not only does she bring the beauty to every wedding she shoots, she also specializes in horse photography throughout California - what a perfect partner for this project!

To furnish our shoot, we choose two of the top event resources companies in the Bay Area: Hensley Event Resources and One True Love Vintage Rentals.

The ever chic Atilleier Emmanuel provided perfect hair and makeup styling.

And we sourced exceptional talent from premier Look Model Agency.

The Edgewood Equestrian Ranch was an idyllic location, and great hosts for the day. (pssst - I hear they make this space available for wedding and special events… inquire here)

We love the look and feel of this shoot, and thoroughly enjoyed our day at the ranch. After a day like this, we’re ready to ride off into the sunset!