simple beauty

Simple beauty is what I love most. In my own home I usually fill vases with one variety of flower so that the individual blooms are what shine most. During a test shoot with Lauren Burke we took the same …

happy holidays, happy weddings

I absolutely love holiday weddings! I love that there is already excitement in the air, I love the winter seasonal flowers and I love a bride who isn’t concerned that it may rain on her wedding day. My Grandparents were …

setting the holiday table

As a child setting the table was always one my favorite parts of the holidays. Nothing has changed. This Thanksgiving my fiance and I hosted ten guests for a festive dinner. We based the design of the table top decor …

fall springtime

I always love reflecting on what weddings I was working on one year ago the same month. Today, I am reflecting on a sweet and lovely wedding I did in Mill Valley last October. The bride loved flowers that, while …

white beauty

I had the great pleasure of doing the flowers for a beautiful Yountville wedding for a true flower lover. The bride was enthusiastic about the flowers and even accompanied me on a trip to the flowers market, where she oohed …

carnations are new again

Carnations are back, and they are hotter than ever! When I meet with brides for a consultation and ask what flowers they like and don’t like, 90% of them say that the only flowers they don’t like are carnations. Things …

peonies and pinata’s.

My sweetheart had a birthday this month and what better way to celebrate than with a party complete with peonies and pinatas! We had strawberry rhubarb pie, a request of Sir Birthday Boy, instead of the traditional cake. At the …

and then the blogging began…

Welcome to the first posting for Natalie Knows. I have always loved flowers, design, entertaining & color, and this blog is going to be a journal of what Natalie Knows on those subjects. Natalie Knows is also about what inspires …