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.
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.
Stephani and Kyle have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary, but when I was cleaning up files on my computer, I realized I forgot to post these beautiful images taken by Michael Seagel Photography! The (now pregnant!) couple was married at the impeccable Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on a sunny Sunday in May of last year.
It was a purple and ivory and lavender wedding – Stephani loves purple!
It was a colorful wedding in red, purple, and pink at Yamashiro Restaurant in Hollywood. Corinna carried a hand-tied bouquet of purple hydrangea, pink cymbidium orchids, purple mini calla lilies, and deep red roses.
Each bridesmaid carried a similar, but simplified, bouquet of purple hydrangea and deep red roses.
Hide wore a pink cymbidium orchid boutonniere accented with horsetail, while the groomsmen and family members wore purple mini calla lily boutonnieres, also accented with horsetail.
The mothers wore wristlet corsages made of pink cymbidium orchids and purple mini calla lilies.
For the centerpieces, Corinna and Hide requested bright and vivid colored flowers arranged in a unique and modern design. Each table sat six guests and we placed a rectangular centerpiece in the center. We topped the surface of each black wooden box with purple or plum carnations and arranged a row of short pieces of horsetail down the mid-line of the box. Then we arranged, in parallel, red and fuchsia ranunculus, plum anemones, and magenta dendrobium orchids around the horsetail. As a finishing touch, we weaved several lengths of purple midollino around and throughout the flowers and horsetail. These unique and colorful centerpieces were a big hit!
Angeles and Steve were married at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. It was a purple and lavender themed wedding with accents of pink and ivory. I loved the decor at the Hotel Maya – lots of eclectic furnishings and wall hangings.
The ceremony was held outdoors with a view of the water and downtown Long Beach. We decorated the chuppah with ivy, hydrangea, lisianthus, roses, and delphinium.
Angeles carried a bouquet of purple hydrangea, pink lisianthus, purple freesia, “polo” roses, and cafe au lait dahlia. The bridesmaids bouquets featured purple lisianthus, cool water roses, and pink cymbidium orchids.
The ring bearer carried a small pillow made of variegated ti leaves and decorated with white and pink cymbidium orchids and purple dendrobium orchids.
For the escort card table, we made a manzanita branch arrangement with sandblasted manzanita branches decorated with hanging pink crystals, orchids, and hydrangea. We covered the base with purple and lavender hydrangea and ivory roses. Pink crystals were draped throughout the branches and we glued white dendrobium orchids and pink cymbidium orchids to the branches.
The centerpieces were comprised of a grouping of three rectangular vases each with a layer of sand and white cymbidium orchids. The cymbidium orchids had purple on the lips – perfect for the purple and lavender themed wedding
We decorated the cake with white and pink cymbidium orchids. A toss bouquet accented the table and we edged the cake table with orchids and lisiathus blossoms.