Day 2: A Fantasy Fall Wedding!

Last October I did a wedding shoot with Shanda Hudson ( where a beautiful wedding scene was created. We were in the trees at a local park where the rain had created a lake in the background. One of the great parts about the shoot was I was able to create whatever my heart desired and I took full advantage of the freedom! Lets dive right in!

The bouquet was created from antique hydrangea, rich red roses, black mini calla lilies, orange mini calla lilies, cox comb and collared in black berries. Beneath the bouquet ribbon loops pillowed the blooms while teardrop shaped pearl pins added a final touch.


The Grooms boutonniere was a single black mini calla lily accented with black berries and small dusty miller leaves.

The sweet heart table was draped with an antique table cloth, set with gold embellished dishes and topped off with a lush arrangement in a milk glass container. The same flowers were used in the centerpiece as the bridal bouquet. Dusty miller was also added to blend the bold colors with the muted vase.

Now here is where my imagination took over! In the area where the cake was set up (cake by The Cake Box in Huntington Beach) we hung a vintage window from the tree. In the window I hung a few clusters of flowers. By grouping each flower type in one each tube the flowers do not look busy; they have a classic clean look!

The cake topper (also seen on my blog here: ) was a fun and funky finish to the cute cake. Mini gerbera daisies, hydrangea, berries and looped flax make up this towering cake topper.

Inspiration can come from anywhere and anybody! Take the cake topper; I am always inspired by Dr. Seuss! Or do you like the collar of berries on the bouquet? What about collaring other floral materials such as babies breathe, leaves, grasses or ever bark! Don’t worry there will be more collaring ideas to come this month!


1 comment so far

  1. amy boring on

    great flowers. great photos. love me some Dr. Suess.

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