After being together for 16 years, Michelle and Paul were married in the backyard of Michelle’s childhood home on the most beautiful October day. They were thoughtful in choosing all of the traditions and pieces of life that were important to them, and integrating them into their wedding thoughtfully. Michelle spent much of her childhood in the backyard admiring the gardens, and this provided the inspiration for the botanically inspired wedding décor.
Deep green magnolia branches covered their chuppah and were a beautiful base to fill with seasonal oakleaf hydrangea and dahlias. Michelle loved vines and more delicate flowers, so I filled her bouquet with these small blooms, and continued this delicate botanical feel into the dinner florals at the beautiful San Francisco City Hall. Each guest had a glass frame holding a small botanical element with their name and table number calligraphed on it. We brought 15 foot tall trees and lots of big potted plants into the space to warm it up and make it feel more like an outdoor space that the guests were dining in. It was such a beautiful day, and we had a wonderful group of people working together to make it all happen. Congrats Michelle and Paul!
Planner: Laurie Arons | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Photographer: Jose Villa | Ceremony Venue: Bride’s family home | Reception Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Paper suite: Amber Moon | Save the Date: Seaview Studio | Hair and Makeup: Mimi and Taylor
As seen in Brides magazine in Summer 2016, and online here.