I love winter weddings. No matter the size and scope of decor, there is a serenity to them compared to the frenzy of color & ebullience in summer event work. And a winter wedding scheduled just before the all-important occasion of New Years Eve is even more exciting . . .

I worked with Tara of Sugarcomb to create wedding flowers for Alexa & Matt this last December. It was to combine elegance and a sense of fresh with winter ever greens in the stripped-down venue of the Fremont Foundry.

We placed cedar & pine garlands down either side of the aisle for the ceremony, then transferred them to the reception tables. Tucking sedum, golden willow, juniper, evergreen magnolia & bay to add texture and depth. It all smelled so good! For the wedding party flowers, the Bridesmaids carried a long slender clutch of white callas. Alexa wore a bridal garland of eucalyptus, golden eleagnus & tallow berry. The perfect accompaniment to her ivory dress, turned paint suit.

Many many thanks to Carina Skrobecki for these beautiful images!

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Wedding guests were seated in a 360 around Alexa & Matt for the ceremony, with the aisle specially demarcated by garland & hurricanes.

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Table candlelight consisted of gold mercury, frosted glass votives as well as salvaged green wine bottles with the bottoms sawed off to create an enclosed flames & table numbers.

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We massed hurricanes at the head table for Alexa & Matt, to anchor them in the space, among their 200 some guests seated around them.

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Cheers to 2015, 2016 and beyond. Cheers to Love!