The Wildbud Shop

Hey all, long time no blog! I (Lis) thought I would pop on here and share a bit of the story, inspiration, and final look of our storefront! We have been open for a month now and we have been overwhelmed by the support, encouragement, and excitement of our community. The shop idea was always a faint plan, off in the distance in dreamland. Chey and I played around with possibilities and the "maybe in a few years" would always be our end note. 

At our last pop up for Mother's Day, we agreed to view the space and so began the journey. We had no idea what we were doing but we knew we wanted to follow things through and think big. We knew we needed a studio space as I live within 300 sq. ft. and we had quickly outgrown working from Chey's home. 

When we walked into the space for the first time it was the most exciting, most daunting feeling. Somehow, some way, we signed our lease and started the renovation. We are blessed by a good, good God who provided the way and we followed, anxious for the future but ready to go for it.

We started renovating in May and finished early August (hours before opening). The work we did on our space was expansive. We had to rip everything down to bare bones. Just to give you an idea, I spent around 60-70 hours on just the floor alone. Let that one sink in! Oh yeah and I forgot to mention that by this time Chey was SUPER pregnant and we both take care of toddlers. Welcome to crazy town, population Lisa and Cheyenne. 

The biggest thing I want to emphasize about our build out was the AMAZING people who helped along the way. Our husbands chipped in, our friends, and our families. My Mom was in there with me up until the end, through late nights and labor intensive work. Pop (Paul McMahon) provided means to complete some incredible tasks that we couldn't have ever done without him. My cousin Nick built our furniture with me and guided me through so much of the process. Larry Buck (Chey's Dad) helped set up all of our electric and Chey's brother, Chris showed up and painted for us. I'm babbling on and on but I have to because without these people Wildbud would not be open and we owe them so so much. We have the best people as our people and I'm forever humbled and grateful to them.

Fast forward to today and here we are! We've had an incredible first month. We get to come to our place of work, see beautiful humans, and engage in our community. We are blessed. 

A talented and wonderful photographer named Diana Rykun came and shot the shop and we are so thankful for her work! You're amazing, Diana!

Meadow Dreamin Styled Shoot | Pinecrest, CA

Hi all! Phew can you believe how fast this month went by?? As we enter into spring (even though it's snowing in Sonora right now?!) us Wildbuds are getting more and more antsy to start our wedding season. On March 4th we have the wonderful opportunity to be a vendor at the Sonora Wedding Fair. We are super excited to join in and become better acquainted with our local wedding community. Admission is free, open from 12-4pm at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. We hope we see you there! 

Today we are sharing a locally inspired shoot because we just couldn't wait any longer! Captured by our friend and talent, Erin Milnik. This shoot is an ode to our town, the mountains we love, and the raw potential we see in Tuolumne County. 

Inspired by an earlier time, we styled this shoot more traditionally. We hope that this scene inspires you and captivates the beauty of the place we call home.

We can't get over the meadow we scouted out in Pinecrest, California. Dreammmmy.

Styling, Curation, Florals + Paper Goods by Wildbud | Photography by Erin Milnik | Cake by Alicia's Sugar Shack | Table by Natures Element | Bench by Mettle & Wood Furniture Company


Lisa + Chey

Thistle and Honey 2:1 Bouquet Workshop

This month we had the opportunity to learn floral design from one of our personal muses in the industry, Shannon of Thistle and Honey. Shannon is local to Sacramento, just a hop down the hill from us, and we were keen to learn from her years of experience. She is a dream girl and we took away so much knowledge and goodness from her in just one afternoon.

Shannon curated a magical day with an all star team of talent that created the beauty below. Chey and I (Lisa) both made bouquets and are showcased below. Thank you to our new flower friend, Shannon - you are absolutely wonderful.

Our Turn!

The Magic

Workshop taught and curated by Thistle and Honey | Photography by Juliana Aragon | Venue Studio 817 | Model @zhigalovada | Hair by Tina Romo | Makeup by Rogue Artistry | Dress from Miosa Bride | Ribbon from Illume Silks and Tono and Co. 


Lis and Chey