Winter Wedding at the Ritz: Omar & Anya’s Big Day {A LLD Event}

by jacin on December 19, 2011

{all images taken with my personal camera or iPhone}

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I cannot believe Christmas is this week, I am so not ready for the holidays to be over! I feel like they just crept up on me and I haven’t had enough time to really enjoy yet, anyone else feel this way?

Anyways… Friday I had one of my last weddings of the year, a classy and intimate winter wedding at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay where I pulled together all of the florals along with paper design and decor. The lovely bride (and friend of mine), Anya, mentioned her dress had a lavender hue, so I tied in some lavender garden roses and silver brunia to match her gorgeous BCBG gown. Yes, her gorgeous wedding gown was a total score from BCBG, can you believe it?? Here are some shots I captured of the day.

{I removed the table numbers from the arrangements once all the guests found their spots, don’t worry :)}

I was thrilled to find ranunculus available along with peonies, I just love all the different textures we had going on. I scored the votives and mercury glass vases from World Market.

I was so happy with how Omar’s boutonniere came out - bouts are kind of my favorite thing. I just love how you can incorporate so many lovely little details in to such a tiny accent piece. I ran out of pins at the last minute, so actually used the black flower tape to secure a safety pin to the back! Hey, whatever works, right?

I was so so so so happy that Anya loved her bouquet - I incorporated silver brunia, seeded eucalyptus and lambs ear along with big, beautiful peonies and the lavender roses to add different textures.

As the wedding was intimate, with only 36 guests, I arranged the placecards on a burlap runner in a not-straight-on-purpose design. I also embossed their custom menus (we all know how much I love embossing, right).

When Anya initially told me about her wedding, I suggested using some silver glittery branches in the decor to add some wintry sparkle throughout the florals. You will also see some David Austin roses in there too (a great backup option if peonies aren’t available).

And no wedding is complete without a glass of bubbly (did I mention I was also a guest?)

{images taken with iPhone and edited using instagram - my username is “lovelydetails” if you care to follow the fun!}

Congratulations again Anya & Omar and thank you for choosing me to help with your big day.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

bethany December 19, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Soo pretty! The flowers came out beautifully and that dress is INSANE. In a good way. I absolutely love it!

What a pretty day. You’re so good at what you do, Jacin. :)


Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) December 19, 2011 at 6:01 AM

I adore the bride’s bouquet! Peonies always look so decadent, in a sweet way…and the lavender roses you added are the perfect touch of soft color!

May I also take this chance to wish you a Merry Christmas, and to thank you for a year full of wedding inspiration!


Nichole {Sweet Carolina} December 19, 2011 at 6:34 AM

Wow this is so gorgeous Jacin, you did a fabulous job! I love love love the florals and all the sparkly branches you incorporated. Such wonderful details! :)


Brenda {Best Wedding Sites} December 19, 2011 at 6:56 AM

What a beautiful wedding Jacin - I’m loving the florals with the sparkly branches. And, the brides dress is amazing - just perfect for a wedding during the holiday season.


Nicole December 19, 2011 at 8:55 AM

I feel the same way you do about the holiday season! and the bride was beautiful!


birdie to be December 19, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Great pics! Loving the pretty lavender!


Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} December 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Such beautiful florals but I can barely concentrate on them because I love the Bride’s dress so much! So gorgeous!!!


Serena {Love By Serena} December 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Beautiful wedding, Jacin! I’m loving the details and those floral arrangements are stunning! <3


Alicia {The Charity Wedding} December 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Such a gorgeous dress and an amazing location! Beautiful job!


Jill@TeenageBride December 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Oh My Goodness! What a stunning bride!!!


CC December 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

The lavender flowers are so pretty and delicate. The RITZ!!! Fabulous.


Leah December 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM

What a beautiful wedding! I love the hints of purple! You did a great job Jacin! :)


Lena December 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Her gown is absolutely stunning, and was the perfect inspiration for your gorgeous work-I can’t stop gushing over the flowers!


Aleah + Nick December 19, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Those peonies are incredible! Nice touches of silver brunia and Lamb’s ear, too! Wonderful work!


dancy December 19, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Great job! So pretty… and peonies in December? Score!!!


Anya Kfafi December 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

My dearest Jacin,
Omar and I wanted to express our sincere gratitude for your fabulous work and inspiration! You are truly a delight and so great at what you do! You made our wedding planning a breeze and worry-free, and what bride doesn’t want that ease of planning on her big day! Additionally, the flowers and decor were out of this world amazing and exactly what I envisioned for my wedding. I must say, that your attention to details was really what made our event so special! Every single detail from the flower selection to the menu embossing was absolutely superb. I am certain my Ritz friends will be following up with you very soon, as I have gotten so many comments on how fabulous and smooth the event was.

Much love from the newlyweds!

The happy couple - Anya and Omar!


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