It’s what we live for in this industry – when two hearts genuinely become one.
My first encounter with Adriana & Chris was endearing. My good friend and colleague, Thomas Bui Lifestyle invited me to send his couple an Adorations Botanical Artistry signature arrangement in shades of the soon-to-be-bride’s favorite color: purple. This was our first introduction (and impression) as we sent her a lovely centerpiece crafted in purple kale, succulents, garden roses and those enchanting botanical elements that we’ve become known for.
Later I had the pleasure of meeting this elegant couple, who were to celebrate their second marriage at the magnificent Rancho Valencia Resort. Chris was the most dotting and sincere fiancé, who was so lovingly protective of this woman that he wanted to indulge her with her heart’s desire. It was like a storybook romance we dream about as he treated her the way a gentleman should – like his queen.
While they were in the midst of renovating their home, Adriana and Chris wanted that same custom approach to their wedding day celebration. Choosing a palette of deep plums and ivories, their outdoor ceremony was rich in vibrant shades of lavender as the lightest chiffon fabric draped their canopy in a symmetrical fashion. The arbor and ceremonial bureau were created with the bride’s favorite Picasso calla lilies, Carmel Antik roses, lavender and white hydrangea, dahlias, clematis, succulents, tulips and varieties of roses allowing for movement and a gorgeous styling. The added allium gave that special touch of whimsy to the flowers making it one stunning ceremony site.
We created a walkway of candlelight leading the guests from the ceremony to the reception. And as many know Thomas Bui’s style of grandeur, the reception tent was a high impact open-air celebration draped with chandeliers to perfection. This romantic environment was enhanced with golden table accents sourced by TBL and lush floral centerpieces in the same varietal scheme of bold lavenders and crèmes, all set around a dance floor designed with a heart becoming one.
While the theme lent itself so joyfully to Adriana and Chris’s wedding celebration, this loving couple, donated all of their flowers to Heliotrope for Hospice, which is an organization that repurposes flowers from special events or stores and delivers the little beauties to patients throughout San Diego in hospice care.
It was such an honor to work with Adriana and Chris on their special day and we wish them ALL KINDS OF GOODNESS in their life together!!
Photography | Victor Sizemore Photographer. Venue & Catering | Rancho Valencia. Coordination & Design | Thomas Bui Lifestyle. Floral Design | Adorations Botanical Artistry. Dance Floor & Rentals | Concepts Event Design. Rentals | Abbey’s Party Rentals. Draping | Pacific Event Productions. Lighting | Amber Event Production. Linens | La Tavola Linen. Makeup | James Overstreet. Hair | Salon De Marcus. Videography | Taylor Films. Officiant | Robert Stevens. DJ | Mike Hogan. Music | Michael Gonzales. Cake & Desserts | Sweet Lydia.