I’m so excited to share this real wedding with you all! This wedding is courtesy of Ian Grant Photography. It was held at the lovely Limoneira Ranch in Ventura County. I was going to blog this wedding on the strength of those lovely yellow double tulips and the presentation style bouquet alone – but *then* I found out that it was a DIY floral job and that just made me so happy!
The bride’s mother and aunts created all of the personal flowers – from the lovely bridal bouquet shown below to the bouts. Celene went on a scouting trip with them to LA’s Downtown Flower Mart a couple of weeks prior to check out the overall flower selection, and then they went back the day before the wedding to buy. They built their selections around the white peonies that Celene knew she wanted in her bouquet, choosing matching foliage and accents. Their goal was to create bouquets that looked effortless, yet sophisticated, and I think they absolutely succeeded.
They got their hands on some really cool stuff, including what I believe to be Mock Orange and Crocosmia Pods- not flowers you see every day, and so lovely and natural looking with the peonies. I also give them major kudos for the loose, presentation style bouquet they created – I love seeing bouquets that are not tight and round and this is a great example – these bouquets are so romantic!
Check out the DIY personal flowers, below, followed by some amazing reception shots:
Now the tables were decorated by Yamaguchi’s, a small family owned local florist in Santa Paula, with no website! They did the arrangements for the tables in vases that the bride and her family provided.
According to the bride, they were very helpful and really captured the look that Juan and Celene wanted. They told them to pick any range of yellowish flowers for the smaller vases and were very happy with what they provided.
I think you’ll agree – first of all – those amazing double tulips…I can’t get enough of these things! They also worked in little touches of maidenhair fern, and cute potted succulents – total effortless elegance, and so balanced – the tulips are so feminine, the fern and succulents give it a little bit of a tailored edge.
This is also a great example of a bride providing assorted glass ware for reception tables, where the tables look unified and lovely. I always worry about a ‘flea market’ vibe when a bride suggests providing me with assorted glass, but this reception has none of that – total elegance! It’s all about the right assortment of glass, and the right flowers.
I think this is such a great job all around, and hope you guys enjoyed this real wedding feature!