Amanda and Bryan were married inside the beautiful stone wall ruins at Annadel Eastate Winery in Napa California in the fall of 2015. These centerpieces were all about ROSES. We had thousands of stems of full, fragrant garden roses for this event, all of them coming from local farms. We kept the design here classic and feminine, inspired by the venue and the delicate lace of the bride’s gown and veil. The groom is a chef, so food was an important piece of this wedding. To incorporate some of this into the décor, Little herb, berry, and acorn bundles were tied to cards with each guests name and seating assignment. It was such a beautiful golden October day for them, congrats Amanda and Bryan!
Planner: Laurie Arons | Florist: Sarah Winward | Photographer: Aaron Delesie | Videographer: Lola Video | Venue: Annadel Estate Winery | Hair & Makeup: TEAM hair & makeup | Catering: the girl and the fig CATERS | Cake: Crisp Bake Shop | Bride’s gown: Lihi Hod from Marina Morrison | Bridesmaids dresses: Zimmermann | Ceremony music: Synchronicity Strings | Dinner band: Ground Control, from Elan Artists | Tenting: Zephyr Tents | Lighting: Illusions Lighting | Table Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens
Published on Oncewed here.
Jenny and Taylor wanted COLOR for their wedding flowers. Jenny loves bright colors and contrast. It was fun to play with different color combinations for her, and take on the challenge of making these colors compliment the soft golden hues of the grassy hillside surrounding their venue. We made them a floral aisle runner, and a giant, beautiful arch to stand beneath for their ceremony. The day was windy, and all of the flowers fluttered in the breeze making them really feel alive.
One of my favorite elements of this wedding were the gold stands that we put on the head table and filled with silvery greens that danced above their heads. Thanks to Leo for capturing all of the colors in this wedding perfectly, and happy one year Jenny and Taylor! You can see more of this wedding is in the current issue of Geraldine Magazine.
I usually work in outdoor or fairly rustic spaces, so working in New York City and an ultra modern, minimal space was such a fun change.
For Jaclyn and Jordan’s wedding we covered the ceiling of a glass room with vines. When the light came through the room it was incredible! Guests dined beneath the vines and chandeliers as the sun set over the city and I imagine it was a pretty magical dinner for Jacyln and Jordan’s guests.
Planning and Design: Alison Events // Floral Design: Sarah Winward // Photography: Chudleigh Weddings // Papergoods: Amber Moon Design // Venue: The Glass Houses, Chelsea, New York // Cake: Maggie Austin Cake // Catering: Abigail Kirsch
I love working with a bride who loves flowers, better yet-a bride who has worked in flowers. Ginny knew what she wanted, but was so trusting and allowed me to follow my intuition for her flowers. She wanted her May wedding to feel rich and cozy, and she brought in so many wonderful details that created that look. I loved following her lead on the design and man, she has good taste!
We used an abundance of spring flowers, Ranunculus, Peonies, Spirea, Dogwood, Heuchera, vining clematis, roses, Foxglove, and lots of baby fruits. Baby pomegranates and dates, figs on the branch, and we even found some ripe ones in May!
Ginny wanted all of her bridesmaids to have bride-sized bouquets dripping in ribbon. We put over 150 yards of hand dyed silk and velvet ribbon on the bridesmaid’s bouquets alone!
It was a beautiful day, congrats Ginny and Andrew!
Planning: Coastside Couture | Photography: Erich McVey | Venue: Monterey Pacific Peninsula Country Club | Cakes: Edith Meyer | Linens: La Tavola
Traveling far to obscure locations to make flowers for weddings comes with its challenged, but these are challenges that I love. Michelle and Ryan were married on a tiny isolated peninsula in southern Thailand called Railay Beach. It takes a day and a half to fly there, a few hours by car, and then a boat shuttle to get to what feels like an island. Me and all the flowers for their wedding made this journey, and then arrived in Paradise. Railay Beach has no cars, just footpaths through the jungle and the public areas. We foraged jungle foliage to make their flowers feel like they belonged in the environment, we had a thousand feet of jasmine blooms strung to use so that it smelled incredible, and as always when working with Ginny, we had an abundance of beautiful Frou Frou Chic ribbon.
The day before the wedding they took all of their guests (and us!) on an excursion to neighboring islands and to an area where you can swim and a rare kind of plankton glow when the water is agitated. It was incredible! I made a tropical greenery garland for the excursion boat.
For Michelle and Ryan’s ceremony in a beautiful limestone cave, we strung jasmine buds and frou frou chic ribbon from the cave to hang above them and drape to the sides. Ginny made some flags that blew in the wind (and rain!). We draped Michelle’s waist and bouquet with some jasmine blooms that smelled so sweet. Minutes before Michelle walked down the aisle I was tying the blooms to her waist and as I was doing so she was towel drying my face and shoulders from the rain that had soaked me on my way to her room to dress her up. This moment will stick with me forever, because she was so selfless and caring in a moment when all attention should have been given to her.
Michelle and Ryan are the giggliest, sweetest couple I have ever worked with. They just radiate happiness, and it spreads to everyone around them. It felt like such an honor to be trusted with the flowers for their wedding. Thank you Michelle and Ryan!
Planning and Design: Ginny Au // Photography: Erich McVey // Venue: Rayavadee Resort, Krabi Thailand // Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke // Paper goods and calligraphed rocks: Script Merchantile // As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings winter 2015 Style issue
Katty and Jordan had their reception at the Philbrook Art museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma that feel like a piece of Italy plunked down in the middle of a neighborhood. It was such a beautiful setting for their celebration.
I loved the color palette for Katty and Jordan’s wedding. Muddy pinks and soft taupe, lots of soft blue, and deep burgundy accents. Ginny dyed up countless yards of soft blue ribbon for us to tie around Katty and her bridesmaids bouquets and it felt like a ribbon feast.
We covered half of the tables with garlands and flowers in burgundy tones, and made the others tables softer with muted pinks and taupes. Both tables had early fall fruit trailing down them between candles. It was a wonderful color combination, one that I think would fit in any season, I’d like to do it again!
Planning and Design: Ginny Au // Photography: Ryan Ray // Venue: Philbrook Art Museum // Papergoods: Brown Linen Design // Gown: Elie Saab // Film: Joel Serrato // Ribbon: Custom Frou Frou Chic // Catering: Palace Café // Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke
As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings winter 2015 Honeymoon’s issue.