When I met Jill and Jeff, we clicked right away. They are a sweet, sophisticated couple who had recently moved to L.A., and hired me for partial planning services. They fell in love with the LA River Center, and from there, with Mother Nature as inspiration, their design vision came together. The mother of the bride, Jennifer, is a landscape architect and wanted to create all the florals. She and I worked together for about a year, discussing ideas, techniques, and careful strategy so that she could make all the pieces the week of the wedding without the stress or unnecessary worry of doing everything last minute. I purchased the flowers from a wholesaler I work with, and in the rented house she stayed in the week of the wedding, she whipped up truly stunning florals. She is a true artist at what she does! The bride also had a hand in creating the exquisite programs, escort cards, and many other elements of the wedding. We assisted on some of the creative elements, including a tree arch for the ceremony made of two ficus trees. David Crane took the gorgeous photos, LA River Center served as the venue, and Truly Yours worked like a Swiss watch on the catering end.
When we work with a client that will create the florals, we almost always factor in their budget an additional day-of assistant. This person provides support on the wedding day for unloading and installation of the florals, so the client does not have to do the ‘dirty work.’ On this particular event, a former colleague, Heather Hazelwood, was on hand, bringing her talents from her design producer experience working on HGTV programming and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, amongst others. Experience like that is priceless when it comes to implementing creative ideas on a tight timeline!