Kristin and Ashish were married at Calamigos Ranch, in the lovely Cottage Pavilion. Kristin loves colors!! So we featured coral-pink, poppy red in her wedding and added succulents for variety.
Kristin carried a bouquet of coral peony, white lilacs, “Amazon” bicolor roses, peachy-pink " Juliet" garden roses, poppy-red ranunculus. The bridesmaids bouquets featured white peonies, ivory "Polo" roses, and white ranunculus.
All lined up and ready to go on the tables.
A close-up of the centerpiece. Flowers include: ivory hydrangea, lavender “stranger” roses, blush pink “Anna” roses, blush pink peonies, and dusty miller leaves.
Alexa’s bouquet featured “polo” roses, succulents, delphinium, lisianthus, dendrobium orchids, and seeded eucalyptus for a natural, loose feel.
The bridesmaids bouquets had accents of soft pink lisianthus in addition to the “polo” roses, dahlias, delphinium, and seeded eucalyptus.
For Alexa and Evan’s wedding, the theme was natural and rustic, yet refined. After all, it was an evening wedding at a private beach club. The ceremony was held outdoors, and the chuppah was decorated with burlap draping accented with bouquets of white roses, dahlias, and lisianthus, and succulents and seeded eucalyptus. Under the chuppah were two pedestals each holding a tall, natural arrangement with curly willow branches, antique green hydrangea, queen anne’s lace, and tall stems of white delphinium. We lined the aisle with white rose petals as well as lanterns with pillar candles.
The guestbook table held a small arrangement of dahlias, roses, hydrangea, and delphinium. The table and birdcage were also decorated with jasmine vines and some loose rose and dahlia blossoms.
I really like what Una did with the escort card table! The middle and edges were decorated with a blanket of delphinium flower blossoms with accents of larger blooms including succulents, roses, and dahlias. Very cool!
We had a lot of fun making the centerpieces. 6″ glass cylinders were wrapped with a burlap ribbon and filled with a variety of flowers for a natural, rustic look. The flowers included: antique green hydrangea, “cafe au lait” dahlia, white delphinium, “polo” roses, queen anne’s lace, seeded eucalyptus, festival bush, Italian pittosporum, and jasmine vine. Interestingly, all but the hydrangea and roses were local California grown flowers!
A swell was in one clear sunny Saturday in May and the surfers were out in full force. At the end of the Malibu Pier, Liz was having her graduation party in the Surfrider room at the Beachcomber Restaurant. Here are some pictures of the floral arrangements we provided. The color theme was orange and pool blue and Liz thought having actual oranges in the arrangements would be a lot of fun. I couldn’t agree with her more! We also used fun, bright orange gerbera daisies, yellow craspedia, peachy-orange roses, and accents of light green bupleurum.
Kaite and Dave were recently married at the lovely La Chiquita Ranch in Malibu canyon country. Tiffany and I got a good work out setting up their wedding with lots of walks up and down steep hills – whew! The views and the fresh air made it seem like we were on a mini holiday getaway (on a fat farm?)!
Katie carried a lovely bouquet of all white peonies. When I saw the couple for the sample centerpiece showing, Katie brought with her some family heirlooms from her grandmothers. Here we attached her grandmother’s locket and her other grandmother’s rosary to the handle of the bouquet. I love how it turned out!
The groom wore a small peony bud accented with craspedia and a succulent. The groomsmen wore boutonnieres of lime green Fuji mums with a fun accent of craspedia.
The ring bearer carried a little floral pillow made of green kermit poms. And the flower girls wore little barrets with green mini cymbidium orchids.
We used a lot of fun and interesting botanicals for Katie and Dave’s wedding featuring lime green and purple. In particular, succulents, craspedia, aka “billy balls”, artichokes, protea, and umbrella fern
The other centerpiece design was a grouping of four glass bubble bowls of two different sizes. Each of these held an interesting flower or botanical, such as a king protea, a Fuji mum, several stems of green molucella, and purple hydrangea. Wispy stems of umbrella ferns completed the look – either arranged so the ferns stick out of the bowl, or are viewed through the walls of the glass bowls, like specimens in a terrarium.
We had a lot of fun with the centerpieces! There were two designs which we placed on the 17 tables. One used a low, dark slate, square container that we filled with deep purple hydrangea, all sorts of interesting succulents, Fuji mums, lisianthus, and mini purple artichokes.
Stephanie and Dave were recently married on the beach front venue, The Malibu West Beach Club, on a sunny Saturday in May. They worked with Theresa Shlimanoff, of Hustle and Bustle Events. It was so good seeing Theresa again and I look forward to working with her again in the future!
Stephanie and Dave’s colors were pink, ivory, navy, and silver. With flowers, it was easy to bring in the pink and ivory using roses, peonies, ranunculus, hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids. For silver, we used touches of dusty miller (so beautiful!) and wrapped the centerpiece glass containers with a band of silver ribbon. The tables were covered with a lovely navy linen.
Stephanie’s bouquet was all white and ivory with “Polo” roses, cymbidium orchids, and lovely ivory peonies. Her bridesmaids carried bouquets of all pink flowers – peonies and roses
Boutonnieres for Dave and his groomsmen were a single “polo” rose with Dave’s subtly extra special with a couple of leaves of the silver leaf, dusty miller.
I love the arch we used for the ceremony. Stephanie wanted something simple and natural, made out of branches. Here we used three thin birch logs and secured them in white pots. Some simple, gauzy, organza draping blew gracefully in the breeze. And we finished off the look by attaching flowers to the top and sides: pink roses, white hydrangea, and dusty miller leaves.
Everyone’s favorite wedding blogsite,
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The Flower Lab recently helped set up another wedding at the extraordinary Saddle Rock Ranch. It was another perfect Saturday with clear blue skies. The horses were frolicking, the zebras were snoozing, and the llama didn’t spit at anyone.
In the Persian tradition, the bride and groom sat at a table laden with nuts and sweets during the ceremony. Here, we decorated the canopy with sheer organza draping and accented with white hydrangea and green cymbidium orchids. Centerpieces of white hydrangea lined the front of the table and two tall manzanita trees framed the bride and groom. The trees were decorated with puffs of hydrangea, cymbidium orchid blossoms, hanging crystals, and floral spheres comprised of green kermit poms.
Individual green cymbidium orchid blossoms accented with a crystal and tied with ivory satin ribbon adorned each aisle chair. I love how effectively simple (and economical) this method of decorating the aisle chairs is.
Marjan carried a gorgeous, large bouquet of all green cymbidium orchids. Triumphal!!
Petite poseys of soft white peonies were carried by the sisters.
Cute floral spheres made of kermit poms were topped with white cymbidium orchids for a couture look.
One of my favorite style of arrangement for a long, rectangular escort card table, this arrangement of bleached corkscrew willow branches, white hydrangea, dendrobium orchids, and cymbidiums is interesting and unique.
Fluffy, bulbous centerpieces of white hydrangea have an asymmetrical flair of green dendrobium orchid stems and curly willow branch accent. They look so haute couture to me that I wouldn’t be surprised to see them jump up and prance down the catwalk!
Rileah and Adam were married at the beautiful and mystical Calamigos Ranch in Mailibu. A big fan of Star Wars, Rileah wanted something a little different for her wedding. It was a enchanted, Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding in shades of purple.
For the bridal bouquet, we made a loose and wild bouquet of seeded eucalyptus, dark purple limonium, sword fern, purple hydrangea, and magenta peonies.
The reception table centerpieces featured sandblasted manzanita branches secured in slate stone containers and dripping with pink crystal beads, purple “wisteria” beads, green amaranthus, purple dendrobium orchid blossoms, and lots of lovely moss.
There were also lower centerpieces of sandblasted grapewood branches on a bed of mood moss with accents of glittery butterflies, sword ferns, and fun little things you’d find on the forest floor.
Additional details included a garland atop a small wooden bridge that crossed a babbling little creek and cute forest landscapes on the cocktail tables.
The escort cards were placed on a bed of moss highlighted by branchy candelabras decorated with moss and purple dendrobium orchids.
Instead of carrying bouquets, each bridesmaid carried a lantern and wore a single blossom dahlia corsage pinned to her dress.