Real Weddings: Lisa and Raul

Lisa and Raul were married at the lovely venue, Occasions, in downtown El Segundo. The ceremony was held in the garden and the bride and groom stood beneath a wrought iron canopy. We decorated the canopy with ivy vine, roses, dahlia, seeded eucalyptus, and hydrangea. The colors were subtle – pale pinks, peach, gold, ivory, and greenery – so it all blended and fit well with the rest of the garden.
Mason jars of dahlia, roses, stock, and snapdragons hung from the aisle chairs.

The bride carried a gorgeous bouquet in the garden style with dark brown/burgundy cymbidium orchids, pale yellow ranunculus, pink lisianthus, ivory roses, pale pink cymbidium orchids, pink ranunculus, peach roses, golden orange dahlia, and white snowberries.

The groom wore a matching boutonniere featuring a pale yellow rose accented with dusty miller and snowberries. Groomsmen and family members wore ranunculus boutonnieres accented with dusty miller.

The bridesmaid bouquet was similar to the bride’s, but with slightly fewer flowers for a simpler bouquet.

The mothers wore wristlets of burgundy/brown cymbidium orchids with dusty miller and snowberries.
Reception table centerpieces were also in the garden style. Dahlias, snapdragons, roses, stock, ranunculus, hydrangea, snowberries, and seeded eucalyptus were held in brown wooden boxes. Tea lights in 1/2 pint jelly jars surrounded each centerpiece.

For the escort card and guestbook table, we placed a medium arrangement of garden flowers in a 1 pint mason jar. The edge of the table was lined with smaller mason jars holding stems of garden flowers – dahlias, stock, snapdragons, seeded eucalyptus, roses, and ranunculus.

We placed a cake topper of flowers on the top tier of the wedding cake and decorated each tier with small cluster of flowers. The bottom tier was surrounded by ivory, peach, and light orange rose petals. I loved how the flowers looked against the exposed brick wall!