November 3, 2011

A Wine Country Wedding

Chicago couple J&J married surrounded by their closest friends and family at an intimate wine country wedding tucked up in the Sonoma hills. They had perfect weather, which made me very happy. It also made me very happy to meet J&J in person. (Congratulations again! You make a lovely couple!)

Amazingly, the whole elegant affair was coordinated from afar by Jolene Sullivan, an event planner and designer based in Denver. I cannot praise this woman enough. Specializing in smaller weddings and celebrations (though she's experienced coordinating very large events as well), she favors an understated, crisp, and natural aesthetic, allowing the surrounding environment and a few carefully selected details to set the mood (without overwhelming it). In addition to this uncontrived approach to design, Jolene is a master of organization, tact, and articulate and prompt correspondence. And she is super nice. In other words, she's everything you could ever want a person in charge to be. And lucky for us, Jolene has family here in the Bay Area and loves an excuse to visit. : )

The flowers to hold, wear, and share included roses and passion vine from Petaluma, garden roses from the amazing Garden Valley Ranch in Petaluma, stock, oregano, kale, and scabiosa from Half Moon Bay, oak from Sonoma, parrot tulips and hyacinth from Arcata, brake fern from Eureka, freesia from Pescadero, bearded iris and anemones from Watsonville, and one bunch of campanulas from (GASP) Ecuador (I thought they were from Watsonville and didn't realize my mistake until I unwrapped them back in the studio. I figured by then the damage was done. Sigh.)


  1. Sigh...

    I wish you could have done the flowers for our wedding. Were you good at doing flowers when you were 5?!!


  2. I'm weeping over the oregano blossoms. And the acorns. Lovely.

  3. Beautiful work, Jaime! I don't think a table has ever looked so inviting!

  4. And the passion vine detail. And the burlap tucked in the box. Perfect. Jill

  5. oh my goodness, those are exquisite. so many fantastic details!!! just lovely :)

  6. Thank you everyone! This really was a wonderful celebration to be a part of : )