Short breakaway arrangements

Here are a few personal shots from Carina and Miguel's modern chic reception! It was the most fun and memorable wedding I've attended this year. 

For the table layout, we situated the head table on the center of the ballroom surrounded by eight round guest tables. This made the space more dynamic and gave off an easy and relaxed flow. I'm constantly trying to come up with fresh new ideas that enhance the event's atmosphere. Because the couple and entourage were positioned amongst the guests, they were more accessible and invited interaction. In a more formal, traditional setting with the use of a presidential table - guests have a difficult time approaching and feel uneasy coming up to talk to the couple. To dress up the table, I created 3 tall modern arrangements featuring orchids suspended in water. The vases were topped off with drum shades to coordinate with the color scheme, and independent lights glowed from within - highlighting the hydra floral arrangement.

A clean palette of creams, white, and green florals and foliage accompanied the teal and chocolate scheme of the wedding. The combination of the florals with candles, water, moss, and wood branches created a natural, romantic, relaxed and modern aesthetic. For the short breakaway arrangements, I used white hydrangea, cream Vendela roses, white lisianthus, white carnations, hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus, and white cymbidium orchids. The tall arrangements featured natural branches and white hydrangea in vases filled with moss-covered rocks. Hanging glass candle votives added a romantic and dreamy touch.

This wedding was for my cousin and dear friend, so each detail was even more special. I wanted the designs to perfectly reflect Carina and Miguel's personalities. Since they are the opposite of fussy, over-the-top, and pretentious - I stayed away from anything too arranged, formal, or serious. The close collaboration with the couple and personalized items I created resulted in a fun, romantic, and clean look that reflected their fresh and vibrant personalities. They told me from the start that they were not "flower" people, so I tried to use unconventional items and mix them up with fresh florals. 

Menu and program frames

The head table

Tall branch arrangement 

Guest tables and the wedding cake

Photos: Joseph Gamboa , Therese Jacinto