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T & S Wedding

Earlier this summer my dear friends T & S tied the knot. I was honored to do their wedding florals for them. T knew she wanted a modern wedding, but was open from the very beginning with what I wanted to bring to the table. They got married at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB, which was lush all throughout so my florals didn’t need to make a big appearance. Their reception was in the Sculpture Garden at the MOLAA in Long Beach and it was a feast for the eyes… the vivid colored walls, the fun quirky sculptures, the various levels and planes of space… I loved it! We decided to go with white, yellow, green and pops of teal. Please enjoy the photos from Kawabori Photography! Wedding coordinator: Zoie Events.

We decided to go with jelly belly favors, and I helped design the labels. The guest names were on the top of the boxes, and their table numbers were on the front… talk about personalized.

Check out that color. Beautiful shot. T’s bouquet is definitely one of my favorites ever. SO classic and beautiful.


There was a large stage that I dressed up with lots of pomanders… and kept it low to not obstruct the band or slideshow screen. Lots of flower balls.. what better way to incorporate florals in a sculpture garden?

 


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!