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Sea Side Settings September 26, 2011

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Before our varied ‘living landscapes’ landed on tables at a stunning sea side wedding, Sophie captured two of them beautifully in our studio. Stay tuned for the full wedding photos, it was one sensational setting.

Photos by Sophie de Lignerolles

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How to Make a Wedding Celebration that Keeps on Growing September 8, 2011

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How to Make a Wedding Celebration that Keeps on Growing

At the Point Lobos Ridge Home in Carmel, we went wild.  Quite literally.  Our goal for this wedding situated just over the sea, was to bring the outside landscape in, featuring arrangements that were less about cut flowers and more about showcasing living plants that thrive locally.

We started by using lots of small containers to create living landscapes as table centerpieces.  The small worlds we conjured were comprised of mosses, ferns, rosemary, and orchids.  Giving the appearance of growing out of the table, we gave them free reign and encouraged them to weave around the table and the chargers.  Living orbs of live plants, mosses, and succulents brought panache to each surface.

 

The cake table was a fanciful island all it’s own.  Using lichen-covered twigs we constructed a frame over which we allowed vines to hang, loose and wild.  We situated between them wooden pieces that served as a pedestal for the cake that was delicately adorned with air plants.

The ceremony took place under a Chuppah draped with fresh juniper branches.  Potted grasses and orchids stood jubilantly next to each post.  The bride’s bouquet was a dazzling combination of Scabiosa pods, Orchids, Bunny Ears, and Lavender.

 

Some interesting and exceptional accents included: a constellation of succulents, grasses, and orchids growing from the ceremony benches, scattered orchids along the aisle by the lovely flower girls , and miniature hanging terrariums above the dining table.

Each of these stylish punctuations was not only elegant, but ready to be replanted, reused, to continue living.Each of these stylish punctuations was not only elegant, but ready to be replanted, reused, to continue living. The takeaway?  When there are so many extraordinary living botanicals to create with, why limit yourself to the temporality of cut florals?  Exactly.

Photos by Tinywater Photography.