For reals?? Yes, seriously - 500 stems of hydrangea!!! Our studio was packed with the prettiness of garden roses, peonies, China mummies, too....aaah! Voluptuous full blooms are what set the stage for Alissa and Zach's vintage Victorian wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado http://www.hoteldel.com/ . Washed out pastels of champagne, blush, apricot, creamy whites, soft pink and subtle greens were the perfect match for the historic setting. The chuppah was quite an endeavor for my team and I. We designed and constructed an awning style canopy off the existing courtyard gazebo that complimented the hotel's garden surroundings. And, lucky me - snap happy Paul Barnett http://www.barnettphoto.com/ was on the job - GREAT images! He is one of San Diego's best wedding photographers and always a hoot and a half to work alongside. Miryam Seid, a recent addition to our fine city from New York, planned all the details perfectly, this gal's got style and then some. Get to know HER! And, the sweet and very talented Erika Firm of Delphine http://www.delphine.com/ provided stunning letterpress invitations and escort cards with a quaint leafy motif...a great touch. Did I forget anyone else?? Yes - duh, and the gals at CAKE! http://www.fabcakes.com/ created a dreamy cake with large "scales" of white chocolate...it was quite unique and a thrill to decorate with peonies, spray roses and, or course, our last stems of hydrangea. Here's to the bride and groom!
(BTW - If you made it this far in my gushy, rambling post...latest greatest news just in, my lovely friend Rachel called a moment ago, she and Peter are engaged!!! XO to you both!!!)