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.
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!
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.