Real Weddings: Tina and Mauricio / Castaway , Burbank CA

Tina and Mauricio were married at The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. Set atop a hill, the restaurant has 360 degree views of Los Angeles. Lots of twinkling lights in the evening when the reception is in full swing. However, we had a rainier than usual October and on the day of Tina and Mauricio’s wedding, it was pouring rain. So they moved the ceremony from the outdoor patio to the ballroom.

When I talked to Tina about her wedding flowers, she mentioned a lot of things she loved – in particular, green cymbidium orchids and red berries. The table linens were in a dark chocolate brown and her matron of honor was wearing a fuchsia satin dress.
For the wedding arch, we hung floral spheres made of green kermit poms and white daisies tied with fuchsia satin ribbon. In between and around the floral spheres, we tied hanging glass icicle-shaped bud vases filled with stems of pink ranunculus, anemones, and hypericum berry.

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The bride carried a bouquet of green cymbidium orchids, white cymbidium orchids, white freesia, and lots of red hypericum berries. Her matron of honor carried a bouquet of all pink cymbidium orchids accented with lots of hypericum berry.

Mauricio wore a boutonniere made of a white cymbidium orchid and accented with hypericum berry. His best man and the fathers wore boutonnieres of all red hypericum berry with a touch of jade green trachelium.
The moms wore wristlets of green cymbidium orchids, white freesia, and red hypericum berry.

For the reception table centerpieces, we made two-tiered arrangements filled with mostly pink flowers and maidenhair fern for a lush, garden look. We used all in-season flowers – ranunculus, dahlias, sweetpeas, anemones, alstroemeria, green baby hydrangea, magenta mokara orchids, green dendrobiums, hot pink spray roses, red hypericum berry, and amazing tree peonies.
Tree peonies usually start showing up in the market for the month of October and come in beautiful shades of pink, purple, yellow, and peach. The stems come short so they work best in centerpieces as opposed to hand-tied bouquets. They have enormous blooms with large fluffy petals – so beautiful!!

Around the centerpieces were personalized Kleenex boxes at each place setting as favors for the guests. I had never seen this before and thought it was a great idea – very practical and cute too!