Real Weddings: Jennifer and Jasen / Redondo Beach Historic Library, Redondo Beach CA

I love the flowers in Jennifer’s bouquet: white peonies, “polo” roses, and white cymbidium orchids with sweet little yellow marks in the lips. My new favorite ivory rose to use are “polo” roses because they open beautifully and look like vintage garden roses.
Jennifer and Jasen held their wedding reception at the Redondo Beach Historic Library – a very unique venue for a wedding (I am a big fan of libraries!). Their colors were ivory, green, and teal. For the green bridesmaid bouquets, we used baby green hydrangea, “super green” roses, and lime green cymbidium orchids.

Tall arrangements for the church altar were comprised of velvety green gladiolas and white fluffy hydrangea.

Tiffany (my assistant extraordinaire) took most of these pictures. I really like the composition of this picture of the wedding cake topper – so creative! The flowers we used include hydrangea, cymbidiums, and roses.

Corsages for the moms featured light green mini cymbidium orchids as well as white freesia.

I really like how the floating centerpieces turned out – not your typical arrangement with a few floating orchids in a lily bowl. The lily bowl has been arounda long time, but here they look fresh and re-invented! I attribute it to the use of lush, leafy passion vines wrapped around the edge, some parts placed inside the bowl, and other parts above and outside of the bowl. Stems of white and green dendrobium orchids are not rigidly placed in the bowl, but rather allowed to breathe and angle over and around the lip of the bowl. Everything is kept tidy and within the glass bowl, but also looking loose and modern. So simple, yet looks elegant and new!

All the centerpieces lined up and ready to go!