Monday, September 26, 2011

a northern california wedding

 this weekend was spent creating flowers for the wedding in point reyes station. all of the flowers had to be brought up from san francisco and built on site. The view was incredible from the window while we worked. 

 the reception was held under to roof of a barn in town and so the colors of the flowers really had to pop- the bride wanted bright citrus colors with a garden feel. The the transitions between the seasons are much more palpable up north and the shift from summer to fall is at its peek, so i kept this in mind too. 

the simple ceremony was outside under the canopy of a great old tree. I made a few paper poms to add a pop of color during the main event. They were incredibly fun to make! 
 afterward cocktails were held overlooking the easy pace of main street. Herbs were used to compliment the bbq oysters appetizers. The barn builds custom chicken coops and their sample coop became the backdrop for the escort display. 
centerpieces were a collection of different sized mason jars and old bottles to further the feel of simple arrangements from a cutting garden. the bride is an artist and she hand drew all of the images for the tables, each a different native california plant or animal. it was in incredible personal touch. 
it was an incredible experience to design and build a wedding from start to finish. I loved seeing it all come together from just a kernel to the final production.  
I am looking forward to doing many more in the future. 

a huge thank you to my design partner in crime alexis!  rachael (we couldnt have done it without you)
& of course the beautiful couple chris & kate.

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