J & B's garden wedding

Justin and Bahareh were married just a few weeks ago.  I was so very honored that they asked me to be their florist.  I've known Justin for years and was beyond delighted and thrilled when I met Bahareh.  When they asked me to create the flowers for their wedding I was overwhelmed with warmth and joy, because they are two of the most endearing, caring and just plain sweet people in the world.

The day started out a little intense.  A few droplets of rain, some silvery-grey clouds were daunting, but our hopes were up.  Until the sky turned black and the wind pushed the monsoon of rain on all sides.  The rain flooded the grass and grounds of the venue, but certainly not our spirits.  Something bigger was about to happen.., two people who could not be more perfect for one another were about to be wed.  And as we all scurried around, the room was still filled with some laughter and chuckles as J & B's friends and family hung poms, helped me add votives to the table and corsages and bouts were passed out.

Their ceremony was honestly one of the sweetest I've ever seen.  The officiant a life long friend, the lovely story reading from Grannie, the poem B's father wrote and recited by heart.  I'm pretty sure there were few dry eyes in the house.

J & B love animals.  It's part of their story.  It began with a love for little furry creatures and developed into a love for one another.  It's only appropriate they were sprinkled about the day with place-cards & cake toppers.

The mood was so soft and dreamy.  Glowing light from the windows and lots of candles scattered everywhere.

B collected vintage handkerchiefs to place under the centerpieces.  The flowers were arranged in milk glass pedestal vases over flowing with lush blooms.  Jasmine was incorporated here and there as a little nod to B's Persian background and mercury glass and blue mason jar votives added a warm glow.

I was so thrilled when B told me she had chosen Simply Jessie as her photographer.  Jessie has a botanical background and has such an eye for capturing flowers that leaves me speechless.  She and her husband Eric are two of the most wonderful people I know, talented in so many ways.  They have many more images from J & B's wedding posted HERE and HERE.  They really just captured the day so perfectly.

Congratulations to Justin & Bahareh!!!!  Such a magical fairy-tale like wedding!  You two are simply amazing.  xoxoxox!!!