My wedding was in September of 2011. I planned the colors/theme around our venue, a log cabin structure on a bend in the river. I wanted colors that were timeless and reflected the season. The first photo is an inspiration board I put together for the wedding, and the others are photos of the wedding itself.
My now husband Andy and I are fascinated by the whimsical and fantasy. We already had a beautiful setting at Calimigos Ranch in Malibu, Ca and so it did not take much decorating to embellish it. All the invitations, programs, table numbers, and escort cards were DIY by me. The lovely photography was done by Flutter Glass Photography.
For my July 2010 wedding, I wanted to do something with peacock feathers. While peacocks are native to South Asia, they are known to inhabit other areas and so I settled on the mystique of Morocco as a backdrop to feature beautiful peacock feathers and their gorgeous jewel tones.
Hindu mythology associates peacocks with the god Lakshmi. The feathers thus represent his qualities: kindness, patience and good fortune. Feathers are also a symbol of renewal. While many cultures view the symbolism of peacocks and peacock feathers differently, I chose to use them simply because of their beauty.
These are inspiration pics used to create my flowers connecting me to my twin niece and nephew who will be the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer.
Flower Girl Purse
Ring Bearer Pillow
The hostesses for my bridal shower surprised me with a flower cake. Each table had part of the flower cake as the table centerpiece and then during the desserts, it was assembled to look like a wedding cake. I loved the final look of this cake, even though it was strictly for show, and nobody could sample it since it was made out of flowers.
I'm getting married in less than a month (eeks!), and we're having our ceremony and reception at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. I was inspired by the modern design of the ballroom, and decided to warm the space with deep shades of purple and light green to bring about a Spring feeling for our April wedding. Also,I was able to incorporate my love for orchids by having the flower represented throughout our wedding from the bridal bouquet to the ring bearer's pillow to the decor on our presentation cake.
For our California farm wedding, I wanted favors that enhanced the laid back country vibe of the event. I also wanted them to be useful during and after the wedding, and I didn't want to spend a fortune. Hence, the dolled up mason jar favors, which guests filled with signature drinks like aguas frescas, margaritas, and lime water.
Wrapping strands of ribbon in coral, peach, and pink hues around the jars and adding striped gray paper straws allowed us to tie in our wedding colors. Craft paper tags hanging from the ribbons contained names and table numbers so that guests could easily find their seats after grabbing a cool drink. Straw woven boxes filled with lids were placed at the end of the tables that held the mason jars so that guests could re-purpose the jars after the wedding. The stress-free favors were a hit! Since the wedding last Summer, I've used the leftover jars for everything from pickling vessels to flower vases.
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At a friend's wedding in Austin, TX, the decor was minimal, since the site, a local historic park, was so picturesque. The most interesting part of the decor? The peacocks that strolled through the grounds of the park.
The peacocks were surprisingly tame and non-invasive, and they kept everyone from grandmothers to toddlers engaged. The bridesmaids at the wedding all wore peacock feather headbands or haircombs for the ceremony, inspired by the on-site birds.