earlier this week i posted about all the lovely little details that went in to taylor + joey’s big day, and today i’m back to share the scoop on the floral design. this was one doozy of a glitter + gold-filled wedding, as LLD was in charge of planning, styling + floral design, so not only was i spending my days spray painting little plastic animals and baskets, but i also spent the few days before t’s wedding assembling all of their floral arrangements. i was surrounded by the prettiest blooms in shades of peach, pink, blush and white, and i wasn’t complaining one single bit. here’s the skinny on the florals:
taylor’s peony + david austin rose bouquet - t got married in august which even in california makes peonies a very rare thing to come by, but she had peonies in every single inspiration picture she showed me, and i searched high and low to make it happen. i ended up ordering peonies in from alaska and they were just the perfect shade of pink, and paired with a golden sequin ribbon handle, it all came together just right (and when taylor and her mom started to cry when i presented the florals, i knew i made the right choice)! that’s always the best moment for me – revealing the bouquets or the venue to the bride + groom and seeing their reaction. it’s such an amazing way to validate what i do and all the hard work that’s gone in to bringing my clients’ inspiration to life.
groom and groomsmen boutonnieres – going with the pink + gold theme, i created the groomsmen and parent boutonnieres using ranunculus (my fave), lambs ear and gold ribbon. as an unexpected gilded touch, i spray painted poppy pods and silver brunia with gold flower spray paint. they were fun and whimsical but not too girly :)
flower girl crowns – taylor and joey had the sweetest flower girls! i created little flower girl crowns for them using ranunculus, babys breath and peach carnations (not shown in image above). i tied strands of peach/gold/pink ribbon to the end of each crown to create a cascading ribbon effect in the back to match all the ribbon we had elsewhere in the decor. the girls were a fan, too :)
centerpieces – i spray painted (surprise!) urns as containers and went to town with hydrangeas, eucalyptus, dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, peonies and a few other blooms here and there for all the centerpieces. paired with the pretty pink linens from la tavola, it all came together really nicely for the garden feel we were going for.
floral chandelier – taylor’s mom has a pretty chandelier that she and her father hung from the arbor, which i added peonies, eucalyptus and a few other blooms to accent and bring it all together with the overall design.
Photography: Edyta Szyszlo / Design, Planning, Flowers: lovely little details / Videography: Ashley Batz / Bride’s Dress: WTOO by Waters “Jemma” gown (straps removed and sash altered) via Bridal Galleria / Sash: Custom by Haute Bride / Veil: Bridal Galleria / Bride’s Earrings: c/o BHLDN / Bride’s Shoes: Valentino / Bride’s Clutch: vintage / Reception Dress: Parker Knot Front Beaded Dress / Reception Clutch: Oatmeal Lace Design / Reception Shoes: Zara / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bari Jay 227 in “Petal Pink” / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegno from Saks Fifth Avenue / Groom’s tie: Geoffrey Beene from Macy’s / Groomsman’s suits: rented from Eli Thomas/ Groomsman’s ties: Macy’s / Flower Girl dresses: JC Penny and Girlsdressline.com / Flowergirl shoes: J. Crew / Venue: Ainsley House garden in Campbell, CA / Paper: Southern Fried Paper / Bride’s makeup: Priscilla Francine / Bride’s hair: Natalia of Atlier Aveda Salon / Caterer: Chez Leslie / Cake: Made by my sister Jodi of TreaturSweet / Gelato Cart: Dolce Spazio / Photo booth + custom background: Tomfoolery SF / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals & Lighting: Williams Rentals / Balloons: My Big Balloon / DJ: Ken Brown / Officiant: Weddings by Whitney