Crisp cool air, cinnamon coloured grape vines, the last few fall leaves drifting to the ground. Late November is absolutely gorgeous in wine country, and Anna’s wedding proved just that.


When I think back to the planning of Anna and Ricardo’s wedding I most distinctly remember her father.  A plant aficionado and greenhouse grower who really kept me on my toes about cut flower availability and blooming times.  Sometimes moments like that make me thankful for my horticulture years as well as having flower availability down pat.  I also really enjoy flower talk with other plant enthusiasts like myself.  The reason this was such a big deal was the timing of this wedding.  From mid October (when the frost hits) until Christmas there tends to be a strange lul in availability of flowers.  You have left the summer and all of the glorious dahlia and zinnia, and you are not quiet at the winter tulips (well in all the fab shades anyway).

Anna knew what she wanted and sadly some of it was out of season.  So we planned for every possible alternative and made it fabulous.

When someone requests pheasant feathers and antlers my ears perk….succulents and cotton….well I am in love.  This wedding pretty much sums up my style and what I would do every day if I could. Textural, colourful and unexpected with cascades and undulations. The perfect pallet and flower selections, can you get married again Anna?

Fabulous vendors on this:

Blue Colibri Photography

Warehouse 84

Inn on the Twenty