A week ago today, it was raining just about as steadily as it is today (which is unseasonably steadily), and I was feeling more than a little nervous for J&D, whose wedding was on Sunday. I needn't have worried- the clouds parted and the sun transformed the Napa Valley into a perfect Spring day, totally fitting this wonderfully warm couple.
The flower arrangements were like botanical portraits of late May in California, incorporating peonies from Fremont, roses and passion vine from Petaluma, freesia and Icelandic poppy buds from Pacifica, and cottoneaster, oak, and buckeye from Napa. I hope that around this time every year, the hillsides and gardens will remind J&D of their wedding day.
J&D's flowers to wear (above) and hold (below) both incorporated gardenias from Half Moon Bay.
The chuppah (above and below) was constructed from local materials as well - Petaluma barn wood and eucalyptus saplings.