Saturday, June 27, 2009

Going Green!

From the moment I met Kim, I couldn't wait to do her wedding. She was full of ideas and photos and swatches and on and on. Her enthusiasm was contagious. She contacted me from recommendations from two previous brides I worked with, and we hit it off immediately. She and her Fiance were getting married at Garre Vineyards in the Livermore wine valley. Their colors were green, white/ivory and chocolate and the style was clean, fresh, young and fun!

The Maid of Honor carried beautiful green parrot tulips with a touch of brown berries.

The bridesmaids carried fluffy bouquets of white sweet peas.

The bride carried a dainty bouquet of her favorite lily of the valley and white sweet peas.

One of my favorite things about this wedding was the groom's boutonniere. The bride wanted something different that reflected the winery surroundings and looked a little more rustic than most. My other favorite thing is how the couple had this cake topper custom made depicting the two of them, complete with lily of the valley bouquet and wreath boutonniere.
So Darn Cute!

Toss bouquet with a little mixture of all the flowers from the wedding.

Love it when the studio is filled with flowers like this. Smells divine!

The aisle way was strewn with ivory and green rose petals and green button mums.

The guest tables had a crisp clean look. They had the guests commenting on their whimsical nature. You could often here ..."is that real grass"?

The sweetheart table also boasted a favorite photo of their fur kid.

The complimentary entry table centerpiece looked beautiful in the glowing lime color scheme.

The guests celebrated under twinkle lights and green and white paper lanterns.

I hope to post some of the professional photos soon, shot by Dawn Stoloff photography.
Wedding coordinator was the wonderful team of Lisa and Ricardo of BV Weddings.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Like cool lemon-aid on a sunny Sonoma day

Kim and Tyler's wedding was at the beautiful Sonoma Garden Pavilion on one of the hottest days this May. Their wedding colors of icy lemon, ivory and white were the perfect compliment to the sunny day. The girls looked stunning in their pale yellow dresses against the back drop of the colorful gardens. The bride and groom make an elegant couple and every element of this wedding is a testament to the love you see between them and their friends and family. The bride chose an array of romantic spring flowers like peonies, ranunculas, freesia and roses to name a few.

The bridesmaids carried yellow bouquets with touches of ivory/white. They stood out nicely next to their pale yellow dresses.
The head table showcased light yellow Oriental lilies and roses.

Boutonnieres were fragrant freesia and berries. While the women enjoyed gardenias.

The entrance to the garden was flanked by 2 large urn arrangements. These were later moved by the bridge over the pool to be enjoyed during the cocktail hour.
Each guest table had 3 centerpieces at varying heights.

The Beautiful Bride!

Special Thanks to the talented Ashley Forrette for sending these professional images. Visit her website here for a slide show of this featured wedding.