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Fuchsia And Sunbeam Santa Barbara Wedding

Dani Maezaki (Bride) Santa Barbara, CA
Hi everyone, its Violet (yes, Violet who you talk to about weddings here all the time). Some of you may know I used to plan weddings here in my beautiful hometown, Santa Barbara. I 'retired' when my husband and I got married, but for my BEST friend ever, Dani, and her husband Taka, exceptions were made. Dani & Taka wanted a fun, bright color palette with fuchsia and beautiful "Sunbeam" yellow dominating. Since we chose wonderful locations for their intimate wedding, (Santa Barbara Courthouse and Andersens' Danish bakery as a little nod to Danis' Danish heritage) we wanted the flowers to really POP! Since we had a Sunday wedding, timing in the end-of-July heat *was* a factor. We had everything ... delivered on Thursday for a Sunday wedding, and everything was great, even with no refrigeration for ANYTHING. I'm sure I'll be blogging this whole wedding in detail with Miss Marina later, but for now here is my quickie "review". We were able to make 10 (yes, you read that right, TEN!!) very good-sized bridesmaids' bouquets, 1 awesome larger modern cascade bridal bouquet, a toss bouquet, Mothers' bouquet, 6 buttonholes for the gentlemen, 20 or so centerpieces in small vintage juice glasses (more on those later), 1 large arrangement for the reception, 1 medium arrangement for the reception, cake decor, 50 flowers for each place setting, mantle decor, and you know what? I still had extra flowers to give as thank-you gifts to the excellent staff at the reception. Dani and Taka LOVED their flowers and send a HUGE thank you to all the team here, Lauren, Liza, Kim, Celi, Dani, Casey, Marina, Jenna, Cristina, Bertha, Vanessa....you know who you are. It was a REAL pleasure, personally, for me to be able to work with our products on my best friends' wedding and have everyone say how beautiful they were! THANK YOU FIFTY FLOWERS! Show more
Flowers by Maya Violet

Arrangements Made

  • 62
    All
  • 6
    Boutonnieres
  • 2
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 12
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 21
    Centerpieces
  • 0
    Corsages
  • 21
    Other

Flowers Used for Dani Maezaki's Arrangements

Yellow Football Mum Flower ( 6 bunches or 60 stems )

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Other

Since in Japanese culture, mums are a symbol of happiness and perfection, and yellow is a sign for courage and the sun, we HAD to have them for the "Tokyo" portion of our look. I could not have been more pleased with how hardy, long-lasting and exactly perfectly matching they were to our dresses, it was even a surprise to me! We used them EVERYWHERE and they were outstanding- just the thing to bring a real pop! of yellow to the look and echo/enhance the wall color at the reception (which happened to be a pale yellow) Since we had a brunch reception with a pretty young group, I wanted to keep things fresh, modern and fun, not fussy - and the football mums were so perfect!

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Boutonnieres, Other

I was amazed at the bloom size (large, for a dendrobium, about 2-2.5 inches across) of these and the color matched our sunbeam yellow and the garden roses and mums E-X-A-C-T-L-Y. I often remind our brides when they are working with two strong colors or white and any color to get a "bridge" item that picks up both colors if possible- these orchids were just the ticket. Their centers are so pretty and the fuchsia is *spot on* to the pictures.

Used for: Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres, Other

These guys are a little on the petite size at about an inch or inch and a half across, but so fresh and hardy -and the color could not have been more perfect- a plummy, jammy fuchsia purple, even the stems were dark toned! They really brought out the darker end of the spectrum we were going for. They "fluffed up" really well and withstood heat and transport like champions.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Other

Another of my personal favorites that I was (happily) able to incorporate into Dani and Takas' L.A. meets Tokyo bright color scheme. These were mostly for Danis' bouquet and a few here/there at the reception, where they smelled AMAZING. Some of these were shedding petals pretty heavily, but I had plenty for what I was doing and the petals were absolutely flawless and worked well in the heat of the day for a little ceremony decor.

Peony Rose Pink Yves Piaget ( 144 Peony Roses )

Used for: Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Bridal Bouquet, Centerpieces , Other

I recommend these as peony substitutes often for a REASON - They are superstar performers, bloomed out HUGE! and were hardy and wonderful. Some of them did blow out really big/open, so I petaled them or tucked them into the centerpieces - no worries! I had planned to use 9 in each of our bridesmaids' bouquets (yes, I'm one of these girls in yellow) but 7 were PLENTY as they were so big! Smelled like heaven.

Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid's Bouquets , Other, Boutonnieres

Another favorite, Dani picked these for their color (and she thought they were going to be larger, but was VERY pleased with how they turned out) These were amazing and went SO far and were totally flawless and hardy in bouquets, arrangements, everywhere.