Alyson and Adam’s wedding was sooo much fun! Just imagine: a couple who have known each other since they were knee-high to a grasshopper decide to get married. Friends and family rejoice and come together for a wedding filled with love and fun and embarrassing pictures from junior high (more on that later). Magic!
Guess what? Sarah Maren can take an amazing photo, or two. I was thrilled to bring the pretty with my girls- Sarah Maren Photographers and Kate Miller Events. The three of our businesses together form Alchemy (activate!).
Cymbidium orchids, sahara roses, orange and ivory spray roses, and trachelium went into the creation of Alyson’s beautiful bridal bouquet.
Adam’s boutonniere consisted of seeded eucalyptus, green hypericum berries, a touch of trachelium and a single Sahara rose.
I just loved the sassy cocktail dresses the bridesmaids’ wore. The dresses had pockets, people. Pockets!
When I walked into the hotel room to deliver the bouquets to the bridesmaids and the bride I was struck by the laughter and fun that filled the room. All the ladies were sweet, hilarious and were clearly thrilled for Alyson and Adam on their big day.
Ceremony was held in the Crocker Art Museum’s Ballroom. The ballroom has amazing architectural details everywhere.
We designed the ceremony altar to accent the amazingly detailed wooden doors. Yes, those are battery operated candles. No flame is allowed on the property, anywhere! That is okay- we can work with the rules. How can you say no to such a beautiful venue?
These simple and sweet arrangements of stock, spray roses, dahlias, bluperum and bells of Ireland later became part of the head table decor. Reusing the aisle and ceremony decor as part of the reception decorations is a wonderful way to get full use of your flowers.
The Reception was held in the court yard between the old building of the Crocker Art Museum and the new wing.
The long, “king’s” table was placed in the center of the guest tables. I love how Kate Miller Events mixed up the shape of the tables in the reception room. It made for such an interesting flow to the reception. Kate’s weddings are always impeccably planned and filled with perfect details.
A very talented friend of the bride a groom painted little canvases for each place setting. The paintings were of place that are important to the bride and groom and of California landmarks. It was such a unique and meaningful detail. What a wonderful keepsake for the guests!
The centerpieces were of two different designs accented with our rental walnut-wood boxes.
The Best Man’s toast was complete with blown-up pictures of the bride and groom from junior high. Best.Toast.Ever.
Congratulations to Alyson and Adam. I see many happy years in your beautiful future.