Lisa and Cody, Part 1
Okay, here’s a little pick-me-up to get you through those last few hours of the work week… possibly the happiest colors of any wedding, ever. Lisa and Cody wanted a sort of Día de los Muertos–inspired color palette, with aqua blue and orange as the primary hues, with accents of cherry red, rosy pink, and sunny yellow. Inspired by their wedding site, an old ranch stable in Santa Rosa (now a bed and breakfast with a lovely courtyard), they wanted loose, wild arrangements in clusters of jars from Lisa’s collection, with succulents in that pretty aqua blue, ruffly dahlias, grasses and vines. Here are all the jars back at the studio, happily awaiting their delivery:
The day before the wedding, we had a serendipitous visit from a grower in Half Moon Bay, who brought along the most stunning truckload of these gigantic dahlias. Literally breathtaking… the swooning gasps from all of us over here could be heard all over the Bayview. I couldn’t resist snapping some up for Lisa and Cody’s jars.
So many adorable DIY touches at this wedding… the little gingham caps on the jars of homemade apricot jam matched the kerchief table numbers. Lisa’s dad cut the slabs of wood for the centerpieces from his neighbor’s felled avocado tree. Tissue paper flowers (a group project finished at the rehearsal dinner) adorned the ceremony space. Flags of patterned paper hanging near the entrance were the guests’ seating cards. When we arrived to set up the flowers, everybody was hanging around relaxing and adding their contributions.
To my serious dismay, I didn’t get any photos of Lisa’s bouquet, my favorite we’ve done so far this season. It was sooo pretty! Lisa and Cody have kindly offered to share their professional photos when they come in, so I promise I’ll pass them along then. Enjoy the weekend!