This awesome got married in October at the beautiful Nautical Beachfront Resort. When I first started working with the bride regarding her wedding she was convinced she was going to be purchasing fake bouquets made with wood. What she did know for sure is that for her centerpieces she wanted to utilize cactus and succulent plants. I love this idea! Using desert friendly plants was such a great idea as it goes with the area where the wedding was being held, but also because either the couple could take all the plants home and replant them and have a lovely memory of their wedding, or their guests could take them home and have a lovely plant. Such a great idea!

The bride did decide to use me to make her bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets and I’m so glad that she did because they were gorgeous and different! The bridal bouquet was incredible and made with blush garden roses, burgundy roses and white spray roses with silver dollar eucalyptus placed on the left and right sides to give the illusion of the bouquet being more horizontal in feel than round. I loved this bouquet! Garden roses are just incredible, the colors are so pretty together and roses are just classic and very romantic!

The six bridesmaids held smaller versions of her bridal bouquet, made with the same flowers in the same style only difference was we added a succulent bloom to tie in the succulents from the centerpieces.

To keep everything cohesive, the groom, his groomsmen, the fathers and ring bearers all wore boutonnieres made with small succulent plant blooms with seeded eucalyptus greenery.

The sweet little flower girl wore a flower crown made with babys breath and blush spray rose buds with burgundy and blush streamers hanging down the back. So cute!

For her ceremony décor the bride chose a bamboo pole arch that I decorated with two floral arrangements, one on the top left and right. These pieces were made with light blue hydrangea, pink oriental lily blooms, burgundy spray roses, blush stock and silver dollar and baby blue eucalyptus greenery.

Finally, the reception! Inside the venues tent on white table cloths with a white lantern sat one succulent plant and one cactus plant on either side of the lantern. What I loved about this was that it kept with the getting married in the desert feel, but most of the tables were all different as the succulent and cactus plants that were used were all different!

I thank this couple for the opportunity to do something so fun and creative for their wedding flowers, and wish them all the happiness for a long and happy life together!