I have been hearing some nasty rumors about some possible snow the middle of this week….but here at A Garden Party, we are concentrating on spring.  We have some gorgeous flowers coming in tomorrow that I can not wait to get my hands on; tulips, hyacinth, anemone, and free spirit roses to name just a few.  We are so pumped about all the fun details we have planned for this weekends wedding at Running Deer…check us out on facebook Friday and Saturday, because I am sure we will be posting some sneak peeks.  Now, on to the fun stuff.  This past August we had the pleasure of working with Diego and Sau on their gorgeous outdoor wedding at The Inn at Fernbrook (by the way, this place is soooo charming and perfect for an outdoor wedding!).  Pat Furey was the photographer (lucky us!) so the photos are fab.  Working with this couple was a dream.  They were long distance planning, so we never actually met face to face.  I worked very closely with the groom, Diego, and found it so sweet that he was so involved in the wedding planning.  I think we caught their vision exactly.  Proof that you don’t need a sit down, face to face meeting, nowadays….as long as you have good vendors that you can trust and are willing to spend some time on Pinterest and communicate via phone or email, a lot can be accomplished.  We create pinterest boards for all of our brides, it is like a little look book of what they can expect on their wedding day!

Sau carried a beautiful bouquet of pink astilbe, pink esperance roses, white ranunculus, white dahlias, pink lisianthus, cleome, and blushing bride protea.  The bouquet was wrapped with burlap and accented  with a sweet touch of white lace.

Sau was a stunning bride!

Diego wore a bout of the blushing bride protea accented with lace to match the bride.

How awesome does this couple look?!?!

The bridesmaids wore gowns in pastel shades (love this idea!) so to unify them we made bouquets of all babies breath.

I loved this shot of the bridal party in front of these red doors. The Inn at Fernbrook had so many amazing spots that were perfect for photos.

Another trend we are starting to see more and more of (and one that I LOVE) is long tables.  We accented the tables with burlap runners (a rental) and mason jars of flowers in soft pastel colors.

Mom scored some great blue mason jars last year and we have been making great use of them. Thanks mom!

I love adding little details like these strands of spray roses that we hung on the backs of Diego and Sau’s chairs.  Little details like this are what make a wedding stand out.

We used smaller mason jars to hold little tealights sitting on dried lavender.  These smelled soooo good while they were burning.

Every napkin was adorned with a blossom.  I am sure the guests loved being greeted by a bloom at their place setting.

Thank you Diego and Sau for working with us, we loved every minute of it! XOXO