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Artistic Indoor Wedding with Botanical Inspiration





















Today’s artistic bride took inspiration from her favorite art pieces and her love for fresh florals as a starting point for planning her wedding. She decided to turn to flowers as living art pieces, beginning with an overgrown ceremony installation. Set in a decommissioned and historic military building, and completed with botanical details woven throughout the decor, the beautiful ideas from this wedding are some we’re sure you’ll want to remember.

More details from the bride:
“Mark and I immediately knew we wanted to get married at the Headlands Center for the Arts in the romantic, windswept Marin Headlands. We were drawn to the crumbling elegance of the Headlands’ lovely decommissioned military buildings, built in the Art Nouveau period around the turn of the last century. We enlisted the wonderful women of Studio Choo to fill the light-filled, soaring space with their floral magic, including a one-of-a-kind ceremony installation that evoked the overgrown florals in an ArtNouveau illustration and drew inspiration from one of my favorite paintings, Botticelli’s Primavera – with its abundant spring blooms and a flower-dotted bower overhead. By the time we got engaged, I had begun working with flowers in New York. Making our flower-filled day even more special, my own floral mentor, Liza Lubell or Peartree Flowers, flew out to join the Studio Choo team, and made bouquets for me and my twin sister that were truly the stuff of floral dreams.

We wove botanical elements throughout the day, including using tiny apothecary bottles filled with individual blooms as escort cards and favors. My Art Deco-inspired Jenny Packham dress had a delicate, fluttering quality, and I managed to find my adorable nieces complementary diaphanous white dresses by Tutu du Monde, capped off with tiny beaded capes and hellebore-filled flower crowns that made them look like spring nymphs when they marched down the aisle as our flower girls. On hand to capture everything with perfectly organic, intimate, unfussy photos were the incredible duo The Weaver House. Their stunning, natural-light drenched photos transport us right back to that beautiful spring day.”

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Photographer: The Weaver House | Flowers: Studio Choo | Dress: Jenny Packham “Nicole” from Gabriella New York | Accessories: Jenny Packham and vintage | Veil: Sara Gabriel Veils from Gabriella New York | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Suit, Shirt, and Shoes: Hugo Boss; Tie: rag & bone | Invitations and Day-of Paper Goods: Antiquaria; Antique Stamps: Verde Studio | Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts | Caterer: Katie Powers Catering | Desserts: Ici Ice Cream | DJ: DJ Jeremy Black  | Flower Girls Dresses and Capes: Tutu du Monde; Shoes: J. Crew | Hair and Make Up: Skyla Arts (artist: Treja McLish)

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