I know, I know it’s embarrassing to admit–I haven’t blogged in almost two months. I have been so busy….so, so busy. You know–the holidays, shopping, events, consultations, weddings. My weddings are now completed for 2011. I have three weeks before my first 2012 wedding so I had better get blogging now!
Want to know something magical about Southern California? You can have a gorgeous beach wedding any month of the year. It’s true. This wedding was in October and it was so warm and sunny. The venue was in Santa Monica at Casa Del Mar. The couple, Caroline and Matt, are super sweet! Just a really, really nice couple and I was so happy to work with them. Congrats Caroline and Matt!
Are these two cute, or what? Such a wonderful couple and super fun to work with. This wedding took place at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. My father used to work here on the golf course when he was in high school, funny right?
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Yep, this is one of the prettiest color schemes EVER!! Yellow and cornflower blue–love it! Jessica and Roger were married at the Long Beach Museum of Art. This gorgeous photo was taken by Jordana Hazelnut who did an amazing job with all of these photos.
Congratulations Jessica and Roger! It was a beautiful wedding and you are an amazing couple. Thanks again Jordana for the beautiful photos and Liz Coopersmith for your help in coordinating the big day! You can see more photos at our website Bride and Bloom Flowers.
The Long Beach Museum of Art is always one of my favorite venues. If you read the blog on a regular basis, you probably already know that. I love this shot of Katherine and Brian, taken by the talented Andy Seo, because it captures the great view of the ocean right behind the beautiful couple.
Don’t you just love this shot with the sun behind them? Thanks again Andy for the photo!
You can see more photos on our website Bride and Bloom Flowers. You can also see more of Andy Seo’s work on his website!
One of my favorite trends currently is bouquets using antique and vintage jewels. It is a totally unique and fresh look! Here are two of my favorites that I created recently for Ceremony Magazine.
These jeweled bouquets require some serious skill and I usually spend several weeks or months finding the rhinestones and then I spend hours putting it together. In the end, the result is something that is not only gorgeous but a keepsake that lasts for generations. You can see more photos on our website Bride and Bloom Flowers.
This wedding was gorgeous! The bride, Annie, had amazing taste. She is so funny, she told me, “I don’t like flowers, I like plants.” So, we used lots and lots of succulents, thistles, baby pine cones, and then of course a touch of roses and tulips for color. These amazing photos were taken by Lindsey Cahill!
The Latin American Museum of Art is a fabulous wedding venue located in Long Beach. This wedding took place in the sculpture garden which succulents, cactus, rock gardens, and of course, a vivid fuchsia accent wall. The chuppa was decorated with succulents, orchids, and roses.
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Photography: Lindsey Cahill
One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever worked on was in May at the Long Beach Museum of Art, LBMA. Here are a few photos from that day. These great shots were taken by Mia Dolce who is a wedding photographer based in Los Alamitos.
I love the Long Beach Museum of Art. This building, which is a century old, is a registered historic building with SO much character. Not only is it a gorgeous structure, it also faces the ocean and is one of the few venues in Los Angeles County with a TRUE ocean view from a cliff. The museum has wonderful food made by Claire’s the museum’s restaurant.
The bride, Julie, was going for an antique botanical feel and she chose beautiful flowers like peonies, garden roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, and oak leaf hydrangea. This was used in the bouquets but the centerpieces were comprised of crystallized lemons. Each lemon (all 352 of them) were crystallized one-by one by myself and my floral assistant. Below the lemons were some of Julie’s favorite herbs; rosemary, lavender, and a bed of eucalyptus leaves which had the most amazing scent. The cake incorporated the fruit theme with organic kumquats which were crystallized. The kumquats were grown locally and shipped, along with the lemons, from an organic grower in Ventura County.
How cute are the bride’s shoes? Too cute! Her dress is one of my favorites too and was designed by Jim Hjelm.
Florist: Bride and Bloom Flowers (yours truly)
Photographer: Mia Dolce
Cake: Rossmoor Bakery
Dress: Jim Hjelm