This was such a refreshing wedding to plan and design. I would have never guessed how much fun I could have with only designing with foliage and some acorn branches. Lindsay and Santiago had a small, intimate wedding in Yosemite National Park at the Ahwahnee Hotel. The wedding party only consisted of the two of them and after the ceremony out in the meadow they gathered on the East Terrace to enjoy an outdoor luncheon. The rich greens and the natural wood vases and hints of acorns are so simple and so gorgeous to compliment the environment.
Now that we have such wonderful ways to scope out inspiration with blogs and pinterest, I am not sure I will ever get sick of eclectic styles. Hannah had such a vision with snippets of table setting accents, clusters of votives enhanced with hemp twine, specific flower choices in a PDF collection she emailed me and with combing through some notes we were able to take each piece and element and use it all in her décor. The setting was the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite, such a charming sweet backdrop with the ceremony facing the woods and the reception set on the lawn accompanied with activities and board games on picnic blankets. This all came together so beautifully, it certainly topped the list with an all time favorite! Farm wood tables, Russian Sage lining the aisle, random succulents, Olive foliage, rosemary place setting accents...ahhhh, Love!
One of the best benefits of being in the hospitality industry are the relationships you build with fellow artists. I have built life long friendships with all aspects of the industry....Coordinators, Photographers, Hair/Makeup Artist, DJ's, Chefs, etc. When you get a team of us that have all worked together so much and are so complimentary to each others specialties, the magic that happens in front of you is amazing. Cindee is certainly no exception. Over the past 6 years she has become a dear friend and partner. We can simply connect our styles based off of some key phrases. She is so gifted with her artistry and the passion she has for her baking which comes to fruition beyond what the eye can see,with what we taste with her fantastic treats. From Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties and Showers, her work is incredible!