Everyone’s favorite wedding blogsite,
, recently featured a wedding we did at Saddle Rock Ranch in Malibu. Alex and Jason were married back in June of last year, so it was like seeing old friends again when I saw the blogpost. The flowers look simply stunning in these pictures taken by Hazelnut Photography!
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Betty and Mike were married at the immaculate Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The colors were pale pink, ivory, and gold and the theme was classic simplicity with a chic French twist, featuring plumes of ivory ostrich feathers! Tiny Wren Press (aka moi!) got to help Betty and Mike with their
To help cut down on costs, the tall reception centerpieces served double duty and were featured as the wedding ceremony flowers. The flowers were the same, but we made them look slightly different, arranging some of the feathers at the bottom of the arrangement and some at the top. Also, to slightly “disguise” them, we placed the flowers on gold aisle posts arranged in an arc surrounding the bridal party.
We arranged the pale pink and ivory petals into swirls and curls down the length of the aisle. Lucky for us, there was hardly any wind that day! I have always loved the look of petals making a pattern down the aisle! Surprisingly, it isn’t as difficult as it looks, but does require more petals than usual and getting down on hands and knees in the soft fluffy grass.
Betty carried a lovely bouquet of pale pink and ivory flowers. There were white cymbidium orchids with pale pink lips, pale pink roses, ranunculus, and lisianthus, ivory “polo” roses, white freesia, and white sweetpeas.
The bridesmaids carried smaller, simpler bouquets of similar flowers.
Here’s a close-up of the flowers in the bridal bouquet.
For the reception table centerpieces, we had half low and half tall arrangements with the same flowers. The low arrangements were held in gold, glass footed bowls and the tall arrangements in 21″ curvy, footed clear glass vases. The flowers included: roses in ivory and pale pink, ivory and pink hydrangea, ranunculus, sweetpeas, dahlias, and lisianthus. The ivory plumes of ostrich feathers arranged at an angle completed the look!
We decorated the lovely cupcake wedding cake tier with a ring of pink hydrangea at the bottom of the cupcake tier. The toss bouquet and loose blossoms were arranged around the table.
The little sugar birds on the top of the cupcake cake were too cute!!
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!