Farm Wedding 2011

I was so thrilled when approached by AE Martin Photography to help with the florals for a farm themed wedding photo shoot.  After working with her on a previous wedding at The Prado at Balboa Park, we both were instantly drawn to each others style and design.  As you will see, Anne Martins images are so so beautiful and lovely.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

This summertime themed shoot on a farm was inspired by the carefree days of summer and sweet romance with a vintage touch.   Inspiring a soft natural color palette and rustic textures for flowers. 

Bridal bouquet with pink blush roses, dusty miller, white dahlias, bay leaves, lavender, and amarathus hand-tied with ivory ribbon, pearls, and embellished with a vintage broach.

Blush rose boutonniere

Vendor Credits

Anne Martin, ae martin photography;

Leslie Miller, Leslie Miller Events;

Anne Marie Coulon, Heirloom Gatherings

Kimberly Buffington, Flowerchild San Diego;

Danielle Argyros
James McLaughlin

Brooke Hill, Makeup by Brooke Hill;

Maie Webb, Noon Design Shop;

Hair Accessories:
Gina Morrison, Acute Designs;

Tea Length Ruffled Dress:
Erin Coleman, Peppermint Pretty / Bridal Brick Row or

First Dress: Maggie Sottero;  Sheath: Oscar de la Renta; Pink Dress: Rodarte


Destination Weddings: Westin Monarche Resort Mammoth Lakes, California.

The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth is the perfect destination for a sophisticated modern bride. Don’t let the rustic mountain environment fool you.  Whitebark, the in-house restaurant, offers unique regional cuisine, an exceptional wine list, and ambience that is elegant but relaxed at the same time. This venue has alpine charm paired contemporary elegance.

I have to say the bride, Alanna Rebecca was a breeze to work with.  Her only request was beautiful flowers, and she left the rest up to the professional.

FLOWERS:  Georgous white open-cut ranunculus paired with white hydrangea, vendella white roses, and hawiian orchids tipped with crystal embellishments.   Dark brown manzanita trees, white river rock table runners, and wooden plates of  wheat grass used to tie in organic elements.

The Kellogg Wedding

Wendy Kellogg and Dave Machala were married in an intimate ceremony under a curly willow arche of cascading red and burnt orange flowers on November 15, 2009 at the top of Mount Soledad.  They exchange their vows with a backdrop of the beautiful La Jolla sunset glowing on the mountain side.

Wendy, daughter of Bill and Tricia Kellogg, came to me wanting a wedding that is reminiscent of the fall with all its warm, bright and crisp colors.  Her bouquet was a traditional white and cream colored beauty incorporating hydrangea, ranunculas, roses, and gardinias. The bridemaids  bouquets were full of color with orange being the main hue.  Orange is fresh and vibrant! It seems so youthful and so full of energy which fit Wendy’s personality.  Her flower picks were mini cala lilies, pink brandy roses, pin cushions, and dalhias.

After the ceremony the guests arrive at one of La Jolla’s most memorable dining restaurants, The Marine Room.  I would say that this wedding was all about the views!!

Wendy and Dave congratulations!  I wish you the best!

Jill Grundstrom Wedding Bali Hai September 13, 2008


Submerged orchids

Green button mums and gerbera daisies

Jill Grundstrom wedding September 13, 2008 was a colorful San Diego affair with a Hawaiian feel. The ceremony took place at the downtown marina with the reception at the Balia Hai.  Flowers were of great importance to bride.  Color was Jill first request along with tropical flowers to make her fiance’s family feel at home.  Since the guest list was large requiring many tables at the reception, we decided to design 3 different centerpieces.  As the guests mingled, they viewed what I like to call, conversational centerpieces.

All the images were provided by Joshua Aull

Strickland Wedding at La Valencia

This wedding fell into my hands because another floral designer cancelled last minute on Nicole.  I was able to create Nicole’s wedding dream, spur of the moment!  I used black magic roses, dark burgandy sun flowers, eclectic varigated greens, and white roses to create Nicole’s aesthetic.  La Valencia was a beautiful venue – intimate and charming.  I feel thankful to have been able to be a part of such a wonderful project.

Staci Sears wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla