Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kayla and Andy's Wedding - Timeless Elegance

The wedding of Kayla and Andy was held in September at the El Cerrito Lodge and had a Timeless Elegance theme to it. I've known Kayla for many years and she always said I would design her wedding flowers! Kayla's favorite flowers are daisies and hydrangeas and she chose burgundy, blush, and cream colors for her wedding bouquets.
The bridal bouquet featured hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, daisies, berries, pods and assorted greenery styled with an organic, natural, hand picked look.
bridal bouquet by Janice East
The bridesmaids carried similar versions of the bridal bouquet.
burgundy, blush, and cream wedding bouquets

Mr. and Mrs. Tefteller
wedding arch
The ceremony was held outdoors, while the reception held both inside the lodge and outside. The rustic lodge sits in the middle of a large hay field and the hill top view provided amazing views and we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset during the reception. 
Wedding Flowers

Florals by Janice East Designs / GypsyFarmGirl
The cake! 

The bridal bouquet was made so that it would fit in a pretty vase and could be displayed on the bridal table during the reception.
Cake topper with fresh flowers

Side story here - I had been working on location that day. While I was cleaning up my mess, I was ask to create a cake topper. I had a few extra supplies in the truck and found a clear plastic cup to hold the floral foam and flowers. I cut the cup down small and had just enough extra flowers to make the topper. A few minutes later, the cake arrived, and they were worried the topper was too heavy to go on top of the cake. They said, "if we can find some straws in the kitchen, that would help support it..." There wasn't any straws in the building. Quick thinking reminded me of my stash of straws in my truck! I carry my tumbler everywhere I go and when I stop in town to get a Sonic tea, I pour it into my own cup and don't use their straws, therefore, I had some in the truck, to save the cake! 

wedding centerpieces

The centerpieces for the reception were made in an assortment of mercury glass style vases (a friend of the bride took clear vases and gave them a mercury glass appearance.) The centerpieces featured burgundy red daisies, safari sunset, roses, hydrangeas, and assorted greenery.

Wedding reception flowers

timeless elegance wedding

Wedding reception

The sparkler send off - Congratulations to Kayla and Andy! Wishing you many years of love and happiness together! Thank you for letting me be a part of your very special day!

*All pictures in this post were used with permission from the bride and taken by Casey Douglas Photography. 


  1. Janice! Your flower arrangement are beautiful; same as with the bouquets and cake topper. That was a huge job for you; I'm glad everything came off so well.


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