Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fausel Ranch Rustic Elegance Sola Wood Flowers Wedding / Placerville Lake Tahoe Sacramento flowers for wedding

Shannon + Tommy are married!  I so much enjoyed working with both Shannon and Tommy on their wedding flowers for their Fausel Ranch, Placerville, California wedding.  It was decidedly a vintage elegant rustic decor feel.  Shannon shared to me when I brought her her bouquet...that she wasn't really a big flower person.  She was delighted with her non-fussy, non-frou-frou bouquet. She had definitely wanted a natural, branchy look to her arch, and gave me an inspiration photo to work!  How could I get that several thousand dollar feeling with a smaller budget???  I'll post that soon and let you decide if it worked or not...keep in mind, that all of these flowers were simple, streamlined, and not fussy, and therefore, not overly expensive.  The headtable centerpieces were petite...and shh...can you believe it?  Mums and carnations, but with a mono-color, they look incredibly modern. Shannon and Tommy trusted in my design skills and allowed me to design...and we came up within budget.  What a wonderful couple to work with - thank you and congratulations Shannon + Tommy!

Without further ado, enjoy the flowers, and enjoy the beauty of Fausel Ranch.   Owner Deanna was very hospitable and fun to work with - I hope to be there again soon! Visit my website at: A Special Day Designs for wedding flowers for Placerville, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and surrounding areas.

The Venue - Fausel Ranch     Fausel Ranch, Placerville, California

Fausel Ranch - wedding parking signs

Fausel Ranch is a working ranch - cherries and peaches for sale!

Iris in bloom in May at Fausel Ranch

Use the gazebo as a dance the paper lanterns friends are hanging, and the white lights over the reception area!

The babbling brook right behind the ceremony arch!

The Fausel Ranch Supervisor - it was a hard day :)

The Ceremony Site

The wedding arch of black wrought iron - I decorated with curly willow, fern, and white dendrobium orchids

Instead of rose petals...Shannon wanted mum flower heads!  I added the rustic rope at the last moment at her request - glad I had it with me!

I love how Shannon + Tommy's friends helped set up the reception area
Love the rustic bar - it must've looked fab in the dark with those lights!

Great vintage door holds place cards / escort cards
Great table setting of a nude underlay, black lace overlay, with a breakaway centerpiece of a submerged white dendrobium orchid, plant-based candles (no smoky petroleum-based candle wax) and a vintage bud vase

Shannon allowed me freedom with details...I thought this little vintage liqueur glass was a great match to her vintage rustic elegance decor...much better than a modern bud vase would have been
I love details!  Shannon and Tommy's friends set out mason jars, flagged personalized retro stripe straws, and iron-handle flatware wrapped in black napkins

I created petite, modern headtable arrangements for each of the three headtables.  I love the texture, and by using the same color, the texture of the carnations and the mum, with the grey/taupe moss, in the black container, creates modern elegance

Scattering plant-based votives, skeleton leaves, and mum flower heads filled out the headtable decor
Headtable white mum and skeleton leaves detail
I not only love the look of these plant-based votives, they do not smoke like regular petroleum-based wax candles, and are kinder to the environment, and your guests' lungs!

Personal Flowers
Sola wood flower bouquets are different and not mainstream.  Here, they're teamed with white dendrobium orchids, and  carnations and mums!  Keeping it streamlined keeps it all modern

The bridesmaids carried simple but fragrant bouquets of white stock, tied with an elegant rustic rope
Flower girl basket with elegant rustic twine, ivory butterfly, and grey/taupe moss

Groom's bout of sola wood flower moss, and some funky upcycled perforated paper
Groomsmen and father bouts with twigs, berries, moss, and twine 

A pretty, simple, modern collage corsage of of white mum, twine, berries, and velvet leaf
 Keywords:  sola wood flowers, bouquet, corsage, bout, wedding, Placerville, A Special Day Designs, Fausel Ranch, outdoor, rustic, vintage, country, eco, natural, ivory, white, orchids, mums, carnations

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