Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tricia and Rudy @ The Hard Rock Hotel

This was such a COOL wedding to work on with the ever fun and amazing Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement.  The colors were slate gray, deep red and black which was a perfect accent to the backdrop of The Hard Rock Hotel.  Tricia and Rudy look amazing in their photos shot by Kamee June

The brides bouquet was a solid bouquet of large white peonies accented with black feather and wrapped in black lace with a black satin ribbon flower.

The centerpieces were black bacarra roses sitting in black urns and the ceremony flowers were a combination of black bacarra roses and maroon carnations accented with black feathers.

Photographer: Kamee June Photography
DJ: Daniel Cerda
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego – Celebration Room
Officiant: Bethen Nathan, Ceremonies by Bethel

Ice Cream Sundae Buffet: Ben and Jerry’s Point Loma (Ask for Ephraim)
Linens: Irene Gonzalez, A Perfect Table
Hair and Makeup: Kitsch by Kat

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tiffany & Darrell SD Botanical Garden Wedding

Tiffany and Darrell were married at the San Diego Botanical Gardens this summer surrounded by lush and gorgeous beauty with vibrant colorful wedding flowers but none of that compared to the bride herself.  Tiffany was a stunning bride and it was such a pleasure to work with her throughout her planning process.  I wish I had centerpiece pictures to share because they were incredibly unique and so fun to make.  Here are just a few sneak peak shots from the always wonderful, David Champagne Photography...

 Dream Event 4 You, Exquisite Blooms, La Costa Resort and Spa, Personal Touch Dining Inc, Quail Botanical Gardens, Quail Botanical Gardens Weddings, San Diego Botanical Gardens

Thursday, August 18, 2011

L and B-A Very Special Couple

This past Spring I had the honor of donating my flower services to a very deserving couple, L and B.  I had been informed of their story from a past bride and I immediately wanted to help and make their wedding day extra special and hopefully relieve some of the stress that they were experiencing in their lives.  B was a service member for our country and was injured while overseas, when I heard about them he was undergoing intensive therapy from a head injury and their wedding was on hold.  Here is their story as told by L...

"B took me to Italy before his deployment - it was the most romantic proposal in Florence! We had a delicious dinner out on the streets near Piazza Santa Croce, where we were serenaded by street accordion and acoustic guitar players. After dinner he walked me out into the middle of the empty square, hugged me, told me I was his best friend and asked me to marry him! He went overseas about 1 month after, and was only there for 5 weeks when he was injured (he now has shrapnel in his brain that will be there for the rest of his life.) We spent all of 2010 in various therapies and rehabs, and were finally able to ENJOY our wedding on April 29, 2011 with our closest friends and family at the Pine Hills Lodge in Julian, CA. Just weeks after our wedding, I was accepted into medical school at Johns Hopkins, so it's been a CRAZY couple of years - ups and downs!"

I finally got to meet L months and months later when B was doing better and she could not have been a nicer bride, she was sweet, soft spoken and stunning.  She gave me a few ideas for the flowers and I took it from there and was so excited to create these beautiful flowers for their beautiful day...

Living in the United States, we owe so much to our service men and women and this was just a small gift that I could have given to L&B for such large sacrifices that our military and familes make on a daily basis.  Thank you as always, from the bottom of my heart, to our service members and their familes around the globe. 

The flowers were a combination of lilac, purple and white lisianthus, mini purple calla lilies and seeded eucalyptus accented with curly willow.  The elegant rustic feel of the flowers was a perfect compliment to the Pine Hills Lodge in Julian, CA.  I was so happy to meet this wonderful couple and I wish them all the best on the rest of their journey.

Photography:  Justin and Jessica Martens at Inner Song