LOVE!!!  Love is the only word that comes to mind when thinking about these two human beings and this spectacular wedding!  We were honored to design the entire event from start to finish and work with such amazingly fabulous vendors.  Huge thanks to Ashley Kelemen Photography for capturing it on camera!


Des chose a lovely, soft color palette of soft blush, vintage rose, ivory, fresh greens and organic pops of black, brown and burgundy.  We used over 25 varieties of flowers and foliage to include fragrant garden roses, textured anemones, jasmine, cosmos, veronica and other like blooms and greens.  Bouquets were finished with a rich, textured Midori ribbon detailing and trailing fabric drip.

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The ceremony was pure magic, created under and around an old tree on the Rancho Bernardo Inn’s property.  We created a delicate and lush floral garland around the base of the tree and hand strung orchids to hang from the branches, complimented by a crystal chandelier and Swarovski crystal strands and pendants.

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The ballroom was DRIPPING in romantic candlelight and unique dimension created with the use of 3 fabulously dramatic centerpiece types.  Both round tables and long banquet tables were utilized in order to create movement and variation between centerpieces.  Tall, garden centerpieces were paired with 8ft tall “trees” that we hand created, complete with hanging candles.  Banquet tables were topped with our lace runners and an array of tall and short gold candelabras with eclectic, garden centerpieces scattered along the center of the table placed within gold, bronze, mirrored, mercury glass and crystal vessels.  Delicate sprigs of rosemary were finished with a bow accent and placed at every guest plate.

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floral & event design: Blush Botanicals

coordination: Luxe Events 

photography: Ashley Kelemen Photography

band/entertainment: Bonnie Foster Productions 

desserts: Sweet Lydias

venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn 

linen: La Tavola Linens 

wood tables: Concepts Event Design