Real Weddings: Betty and Mike / Four Season Hotel, Westlake Village ,CA

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 letterpress invitationstoo!
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!!