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!
Wedding guests were seated in a 360 around Alexa & Matt for the ceremony, with the aisle specially demarcated by garland & hurricanes.
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.
We massed hurricanes at the head table for Alexa & Matt, to anchor them in the space, among their 200 some guests seated around them.
Cheers to 2015, 2016 and beyond. Cheers to Love!