Wente Cave Wedding

This lovely winter wedding was full of soft romantic candlelight, dripping greenery, deep burgundy, and shimmering holiday lights. It was a perfect winter ceremony inside the Wente Vineyard Caves with large barrel arrangements, cylinder vases with floating candles and white rose petals surrounding the altar. The beautiful bride carried a hand-tied bouquet with dripping greenery, Marsala roses, garden roses, burgundy peonies and scabiosa, and touches of blue thistle. Her Maid of Honor looked amazing in a shimmering champagne gown, as did here bridesmaids in deep Marsala dresses all carrying a bouquet matching the brides. The reception inside the Cresta Blanca Room was perfectly decorated with sparkling linens by Pleasanton Rentals, holiday lights, and centerpieces dripping with greenery and white and burgundy flowers.

The entire event was captured by Kate Anfinson Photography

Wedding Flower Myths Debunked

Wedding Flower Myths Debunked


    When planning a wedding couples typically have a mental vision of what their perfect day looks like. The color scheme, the venue type, and so on. But when it comes down to actually turning those visions into a reality is when things can get a little tricky. Suddenly the question comes up of do I really need this? Or would this detail make a bigger impact on the day than another? It can be overwhelming to decipher what you really want and how to best go about creating the day you’ve always dreamed of. Well one detail you certainly don’t want to skimp on is your flowers! Whether you’re going for a soft and romantic aesthetic or modern chic vibe, your flowers are what pull the entire look together. From ceremony to reception and all the fabulous moments in between, they bring color to life and make your day as special as it should be.

Online registry site Zola surveyed 750+ newly-engaged and newly-wed couples and found flowers were voted number five in the top 10 elements couples said made their day truly unforgettable. This speaks to your personal feelings on your wedding as well as your guests memories. If you bypass the current seating card trends or his and hers cakes it’ll most likely go unnoticed, but lacking in bouquets and floral decor will not. So in efforts to avoid any newlywed regrets, we’ve debunked a few flower myths to ensure you get the most out of your experience.


Myth 1: I need to choose flowers that go along with the seasons colors.

This is YOUR day in every sense of the of the word and that means you should do whatever feels right to you. If you’re getting married in the fall but prefer bright yellows and pastel pinks, there is no harm in using flowers that express that. Talk with your florist if you’re looking for a more unique color scheme, they can point you in the direction of flower arrangements you may not see in you typical Pinterest search.


Myth 2: I’ve gardened before. I can handle putting together my own floral arrangements.

That’s fabulous if you’ve already got a green thumb! Knowing your way around a garden can certainly help when deciding which flowers you like best. However, there’s a lot more that goes into wedding flowers many couples are surprised to hear. From preparation of accessories, to cleaning and cutting, to knowing exactly where to put what where, floral design is truly an art form.


Myth 3: I need to know exactly what I want before meeting with a floral designer.

The whole point of hiring a professional is to make use of their expertise and guidance in determining what you want. We want this to be a fun, relaxing experience and our ready to help your with everything! You can bring in the colors of your dress, bridesmaids dresses, or just pictures of colors that reflect your style, and we’ll walk you through the entire selection and design process.


Classic Winery Wedding

Casa Real in Pleasanton has that perfect winery vibe and elegant touches for this classic romantic wedding. The lovely bride carried a soft and elegant all white bouquet with garden roses, stock, freesia, tea roses, and lisianthus. Her bridesmaids sparkled in rose gold sequin dresses and carried bouquets matching the brides. The reception was beautifully decorated with a magnificent dance floor chandelier from Fantasy Sound. The centerpieces were candelabras from Pleasanton Rentals and both high and low floral centerpieces in all whites with touches of sage greenery.

The photos were captured by Kreate Photography