Mandy and Justin
Gorgeous dahlias are in full swing now, and I’m ridiculously excited about it. For Mandy and Justin’s wedding on Saturday, I used some vibrant coral pink ones. The lovely Mandy started out wanting earth tones for her bouquet and centerpieces, but eventually decided she wanted something brighter, with more saturated color. I think we came up with a nice compromise: the succulents, raspberry buds, and cosmos contribute some soft, muted tones, while the dahlias and sweet peas give the bouquets an incredible festive energy. Here are a bunch of different angles on Mandy’s bouquet and Justin’s boutonniere:
I love the freshness and fragrance of mint for a bridal bouquet. And I couldn’t believe what a near-perfect color match those sweet peas and dahlias were. Usually I don’t go in for anything matchy-matchy, but somehow it worked, I think because of the contrasting textures of the flowers.
Mandy and Justin got married in the WPA Rock Garden in Sacramento, then they had a small reception on the garden patio at a little tapas restaurant nearby. We did the centerpieces in pretty vintage canning jars. I’ll share more photos when they come my way!