A & M, April 17th 2010

Exactly a month ago I had the pleasure of working on A&M’s wedding. The ceremony was held at the rooftop Japanese garden at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in downtown LA. The bride had a great color scheme of reds, plums and berries, as she so eloquently put it. Here are some shots from William Kim Photography:

I have to share that the couple was very cautious of being environmentally responsible and chose to go with potted plants for their ceremony rather than using all cut flowers. I was able to balance both worlds of planted and cut flowers with a very special pair of OohLaLa Bougainvillea trees which are almost Bonsai like and not the common leafy flowering shrubs with a variety of cut flowers on the bottom. The trees themselves had an amazing horizontal composition and I fell in love the moment I saw them… they fit in perfectly with the garden surroundings while maintained a special presence about them. I have been on a Bougainvillea kick for the past x months by the way… I just can’t get over their abundance of papery flowers or rich colors. They were also able to reuse the ceremony arrangements for their reception, along with the floral aisle runner & chair bunches… which is a great way to go.

Their reception held over 300 guests, so they decided to go green once again and use large potted Phalaenopsis orchids in white and purple… most of these blooms were the size of my hand! They made such an elegant statement at the restaurant. Here’s a quick snapshot N took of the reception space:

Thanks to A&M for allowing Bunch to be a part of their special day… and Thanks to William Kim Photography for sharing his work with us!

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4 responses to “A & M, April 17th 2010

  • Seol

    i have to say, i looooove the bouquets! why weren’t you doing flowers yet, when i got married?!

  • Tarek

    The bouquets are amazing 🙂

  • drick

    mai, these arrangements look AMAZING.

  • Adrienne Gunde

    I lovelovelovelove bougainvillea!! I feel like it’s such a quintessential Californian flower and I have fond memories of it from my childhood, pressing them or mushing them up to make dye 🙂 This is my first time seeing them used in an arrangement and it’s so so GENIUS! The colors & lushness of these arrangements and bouquets are mindblowing.. I LOVE such texture & variety in florals. Now that I’ve written a novel… beautiful beautiful work Mai! 🙂

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