On the last day in July, Flower Duet installed a back­yard wed­ding in San­ta Mon­i­ca for a love­ly bride and groom. The cou­ple want­ed dried flo­rals and suc­cu­lents mixed with fresh soft flow­ers for the cer­e­mo­ny and fun trop­i­cal cen­ter­pieces for the recep­tion. The yard was split into two main sec­tions so the cer­e­mo­ny look was sep­a­rate from the recep­tion look and feel.

Backyard wedding aisle

Kit took this pho­to of the aisle decor for a San­ta Mon­i­ca back­yard wedding.

We added dried palms and pam­pas to vas­es full of pas­tel ros­es and drap­ing suc­cu­lent plants for the aisle dec­o­ra­tion. At the end of the cer­e­mo­ny, guests were to fling rose petals into the air by hold­ing onto the cups we pro­vid­ed with “full-head­ed” ros­es that would be released eas­i­ly for that fun pho­to op!


Rose cups full of petals in the wed­ding col­ors were placed under each chair to cel­e­brate the cou­ple at the end of the cer­e­mo­ny. Pho­to by Kit Wertz

The recep­tion area was over the pool (a plat­form had been con­struct­ed over the water so that space could be used for din­ing and danc­ing.) For each king’s table, we designed a long and low cen­ter­piece with lots of leaves, white pha­laenop­sis orchids and hints of burnt sien­na (‘Cof­fee Break’ ros­es). The col­ors matched their din­ing menus per­fect­ly as well as the rat­tan chargers.

Coffee Break Roses and White Orchids

White orchids dom­i­nate the space in these ele­gant king’s table cen­ter­pieces. Pho­to by Kit Wertz.

Burnt sienna menus

The col­or of the menus match the cen­ter­pieces per­fect­ly! Pho­to by Kit Wertz.