Balboa Bay Club Wedding

Yesterday it was my honor to create the flowers for Randy and Lauren’s wedding at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, CA.  I had never been to the venue before, and it’s absolutely beautiful!  The ceremony lawn is right on the bay, and the grounds are lovely – with so much in bloom, Mr. Floret Cadet and I were joking that we could have just brought clippers and sourced all of the flowers from the venue’s grounds and done the whole wedding on site!

Lauren was going for a super romantic, classic look for her wedding flowers – heavy on roses, pink and ivory.  I ordered more of one single flower type (roses) than I ever have before! I used sweet avalanche as the primary pink rose, and loved them, and also worked in a lot of pink majolica spray roses, ivory roses, and for Lauren’s bouquet, my beloved Juliet garden roses.  I also used Lizzy carnations again this time – I just LOVE their color.  In the bridesmaid bouquets, they almost look camel colored -really neutral, but in pinker or peacher designs, the peach really pops out.  They’re just so pretty!

Here are some shots of the bridesmaid bouquets – they were wearing blush pink dresses, so we kept these pretty de-saturated- I love the delicate texture of the rice flower!

rice flower, riceflower, ivory roses, lizzy carnations, bridesmaid bouquet

All packed up and ready to leave the house (along with an all Lizzy carnation toss bouquet – an economical and beautiful option!)

rice flower riceflower ivory roses lizzy carnations bridesmaid bouquet

For the bridal bouquet, I used more saturated pink, peach, and ivory tones.  Included in this bouquet are: Juliet Garden Roses, White Fringed Tulips, Libretto Parrot Tulips, Lizzy Carnations, Sweet Avalanche Roses, and Allium Neopolitanum.
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The handle was tricky for me to photograph at home, but sort of an ivory to pink Ombre effect created with wide translucent Organza:
ombre handle juliet garden rose roses lizzy carnations allium fringed tulips libretto parrot tulip sweet avalanche roses pink peach wedding bouquet balboa bay club newportAnd on site, I added some lovely little pink Maribou poufs that I got on Etsy to the front of the bouquet.  I wanted to show Lauren and make sure she liked where they were placed (kind of framing the bouquet rather than in the bouquet).  I think they’re a fun touch!
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Later this week I’ll post progress pics of the arch decor we did on site, and a couple of pro pics that are already rolling in from Lori at The Purple Tree Photography!
April 24, 2012 - 10:09 pm

janet - Those lizzy carnations are perfect. I seriously thought they were cafe au lait dahlias at first glance. Gorgeous.

April 25, 2012 - 11:48 pm

Kathy - Wonderful article about you in Bloomin’ News. I really enjoy your blog and your beautiful flowers. Congrats on the article and your pregnancy!

April 26, 2012 - 11:54 am

Kate - Thanks! They haven’t put the issue online yet so I haven’t posted about it, but it was fun to talk to them! Appreciate your comment

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September 23, 2013 - 6:52 am

Cheryl Batic - Hello, I am wondering if you could please give me the detail of the flowers you have used in the first picture of Randy and Lauren’s wedding above…. my goddaughter is getting married next year and I am doing her flowers, she has seen these arrangements and loves your work :) problem is we are in South Australia makes it difficult to get you to do them for her haha…. In saying that I am capable but just would like to know what all the flowers are, if you don’t mind sharing this with me… I have to say they are very beautiful and I do hope that I can replicate them as well… Thank you for sharing your pictures look forward to your reply Kind Regards Cheryl :)

September 23, 2013 - 10:28 am

Kate - Hi Cheryl- the flowers used are Vendela roses, Lizzy carnations, and white riceflower. I hope this helps!

Best,

Kate

March 28, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Bennie Mattox - How do you keep the flowers fresh when pictures are taken as much as 4 hours prior to wedding? I don’t want to sit them in a vase of water and take a chance the ribbon will soak up water.

March 28, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Kate - Hi Bennie – I do leave them in vases of water. I leave several inches of stem showing under the ribbon and keep the water level in the vases low. Sometimes the very bottom of the ribbon gets a little damp, but I’d rather have that than wilted flowers!

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