Valerie and David were recently married at the lovely Altadena Town and Country Club on a beautiful, sunny Sunday in February. It was a garden and vintage-inspired wedding in ivory, purple, and plum. We were at the height of ranunculus and anemone season – especially local varieties grown in Carpenteria.
The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet in a natural and wild style with peonies, anemones, lisianthus, limonium, waxflower, sword fern, and seeded eucalyptus.
In contrast, the bridesmaids carried bouquets of mostly white and ivory flowers with accents of variegated Italian pittosporum leaves. The flowers included lisianthus, ranunculus, anemones, and snapdragons. I loved the rustic and sweet vintage feel of these bouquets.
Boutonnieres and corsages were made with ivory ranunculus accented with a succulent, plus light purple freesia for the women.
For the ceremony, we decorated the arch lightly concentrating at the top of the structure. In addition to the flowers, which consisted of limonium, anemones, lisianthus, ranunculus as well as seeded eucalyptus and ivy vines, we hung little glass mason jars with purple ribbon filled with the same purple and plum colored flowers.
Mason jars filled with spring flowers were hung from every other aisle chair, and the aisle was lined with ivory rose petals.
For the reception centerpieces, the flowers were held in silver metal buckets and surrounded by small mason jars filled with similar spring, garden flowers. As in the ceremony flowers, we used ranunculus, anemones, limonium, snapdragons, waxflower, lisianthus, and accents of sword fern and seeded eucalyptus.