Erika and Dan were married at her grandmother's ranch in Kingsland, Texas in a morning ceremony with a tiny handful of friends and family--17 folks in all. It was a family effort with a few members constructing a simple chuppah under the live oaks, and others setting the few tables in her grandmother's living room overlooking the river. As I drove onto the ranch, all I could see for miles were meadows of coreopsis blooming alongside prickley pear cactus, and a handful of cows keeping cool in the shade. The ceremony was set for 11 am, in hopes of beating the heat!
Erika adores flowers and was really looking forward to seeing what we created. She was very open minded and trusting, and more or less just told me to show up with something pretty! Her one request was that her bouquet be lush and full and incorporate peonies. We ended up using some lovely peach dahlias too--and as it turns out, her dad grows the same variety up in Alaska, making the bouquet extra special!
Her bouquet was a peachy-raspberry scrumptious, lush extravaganza--raspberry charm peonies, peach dahlias, sage hydrangea, a touch of astilbe and feverfew. The maids carried a smaller version, sans peonies.
there were a total of 2 rows on either side of the aisle. We designed 2 different pew markers in the color scheme.
Close up of the chuppah clusters, and a shot of the intimate ceremony site. Congratulations Erika & Dan!