This magical winter wedding (it was an amazingly warm February day) at Napa Valley’s Meadowood Resort, was full of gorgeous details, romantic floral arrangements, & we were so excited with these exquisite photos captured by Coco Tran.
Floral arrangements in soft hues of cream, ivory & blush created the flowing and romantic vibe. White Sweet Peas, Quicksand Roses, White Lisianthus, trailing Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Japanese grown ranunculas (to replace peonies as it was too early in the season to procure any) were used for the bouquets, ceremony flowers & table centerpieces. There was a touch of glam, combined with vintage inspired pieces from the dining tables to the lounge furnishings, along with added lush textures of velvet and fur, that provided the perfect romantic setting. The dining tables were set with lace and accented with beautiful pink depression glass goblets, silver mercury glass vessels & candle holders. Incredibly beautiful custom menus were created that completed the table settings.
I loved working with this kind, warm and relaxed couple, & was inspired by their vision of warm romance and vintage elegance. The bride loved garden-inspired arrangements, and with all of the details she shared with me, from her exquisite lace dress, vintage accessories, to the gorgeous invitations, stationary and menus, it was easy to create the flower arrangements to truly carried the style throughout the event.
A little floral philosophy:
“Ask any florist, and they will tell you, the floral business can be a bit challenging at times, but here in Northern California I am fortunate to have access to the best & widest possible selections & a dedicated team of wholesalers with whom I have worked for many more years. My clients trust me implicitly, handing over their vision, and style, along with some inspiration images, dress swatches & any other details to be considered. They then let me create for them. I always explain to my clients how nothing is ever 100% certain in a floral designers world until one has arrived at the market at 4am to see what has arrived of the items one has ordered, and what condition the flowers are in, and then the real fun begins!
I equate flower shopping for each event with being a chef: looking at what is freshest and best at the market, seeking out those special ingredients, and checking the overall aesthetic and design as you go, similar to tasting one’s food creations as you cook. There are always lovely surprises, blooms, and products that were not there the week before, including items set aside for me by my vendors as they know what I like and am looking for. You have or will choose your wedding floral designer for a reason: you love their work! You trust and have a connection with them, and they “ get your vision!” Inspire your floral designer and then let them work their magic. Breathe, let go, and be giddy with anticipation! You will have wonderful, beautiful flowers!”
Are you looking to find the perfect flower arrangements for your fairytale wedding? Our team of wedding flower experts are professional, seasoned and ready to help make your wedding day magical. Come and be inspired by our extensive portfolio of flowers, centerpieces, and other arrangements. Fleurs de France, Santa Rosa and Napa County’s top wedding florists is here to make sure your wedding day will be created with love & passion, flawlessly executed, and stress-free from conception to completion. There are many challenges that come into play when executing any event. The experience & professionalism of our team at Fleurs de France is the key to a successful event, along with the dedication and teamwork of all of your vendors.”
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Photography: Coco Tran | Cinematography: Luke Goodman Cinematography | Floral Design: Fleurs De France | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Perfect Endings | Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Meadowood Napa Valley | Makeup & Hair: Artistry By Danika | Band: Lucky Devils Band | Venue: Meadowood Napa Valley | Invitation Suite: Ceci Of New York| Linens: La Tavola | Planning & Design: Heather McMichen for Meadowood Napa Valley | Rentals:Archive Vintage Rentals | Vendor: The Bride’s Aunt & Grandmother