Erin and Andy had been together for many years and have an adorable toddler together, so they had a clearly developed sense of style and it was pretty easy to figure out what they liked and didn't like. They are art buffs and long-standing members of Bowers Museum, so hosting their nuptials there was a natural fit. During my walk-through at the venue, I was really taken with the natural southern-California landscaping and decided to implement some of the indigenous plants that were part of the museum's grounds - olive branches, succulents, etc. Since the museum is very stark and creates a black and white backdrop for the art installations, we decided to run with that and used linens and rental furniture in black and white too, which of course set the stage for all the brightly colored florals that Erin loved so much! The floral pieces were created with color and floral-blocking to add a modern feel despite the free-flowing style of the arrangements. Black velvet and satin ribbons added a touch of luxury while clear glass vases and black wooden boxes kept things modern and grounded. Mini planted succulents served as guest favors as well as the base for the escort cards. A trio of square moss-covered wreaths with succulent accents hung on the glass wall as a backdrop for the dessert display. I loved working with more modern elements while still being true to my natural, wild and heavily textured aesthetic. It was such a pleasure designing with Erin and her planners on this lovely event and I know that she and Andy are continuing to enjoy life together with their son!
CREDITS | Photography: Stephanie Williams | Planning: Kara Bautch & Jodi Carpenter | Floral & Event Design: Lauryl Lane | Venue + Catering: Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California| DJ & Lighting: DJ Louie | Linen Rentals: La Tavola.