Josselyn and Dan’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding

What a whirlwind these last two months have been! We’ve had nonstop weddings and other events and I haven’t had time to update the blog since early June. I promise that when everything slows down, I will update the blog with other weddings we have worked on. I’m writing today because I wanted to post teaser pictures from Josselyn and Dan’s wedding that was held on Saturday at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. The wedding was a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed wedding with a color palette of green, yellow and chocolate brown. I must say that this event was quite the production and the results were amazing. As for Josselyn and Dan, I have to say that they are such a stylish and down to earth couple who are obviously very much in love. It was an honor to be their florist.As you look through these pictures, just think of a lush, magical forest.

Josselyn’s bouquet was made of phalaenopsis orchids, green lisianthus, white ranunculus, stephonatis, freesia, dusty miller, maiden hair ferns, feathers, fresh mint and bouvardia. It smelled heavenly.


The bridesmaid bouquets were made of yellow and green cymbidium orchids, stephonatis, ferns, bouvardia, freesia, uhule ferns (fiddleheads), cobra lily and grapevine. The place card table arrangement
The lighting company http://www.vincentlighting.com/ did an unbelievable job lighting the ceremony and reception rooms. They brought in their own generator and had three people on staff all night to coordinate the lighting with the music.

We had help from a fellow florist, Allison McGeary of http://www.mcgearycreative.com/ who set up and draped the chuppah for the ceremony. We created floral arrangements of orchids and ferns as well as hanging vases of orchids and crystals.
I snapped this shot after the ceremony, but the lighting was still on and everything was simply amazing.

These were the “Martha Stewart” inspired tissue paper pomanders.

We made two hanging flower chandeliers of roses, orchids, feather, crystals and ferns to frame the ceremony area.
One of the extra arrangements for the bar area.

Check out the reception lighting and beautiful linens from http://www.lendablelinens.com/

This was the tree centerpiece with hanging vases and crystals.

A submerged yellow cymbidium orchid arrangement.

How cute is this groom’s cake from Creative Cakes? http://www.creativecakespgh.com/

I just had to take this shot. Have you ever wondered what an event like this looks like behind the scenes? The white tubes are an air conditioning unit that was brought in to cool the reception. Check out the thick wires on the ground too. Those were all brought in by Nate Vincent Lighting to power the lighting from their own generator. Make sure you stalk the blog of the fantastic photographer http://www.joannafassinger.blogspot.com/ along with me for her teaser pics. There was so much more to this event than the photos that I took. The bride was absolutely gorgeous in her dress. They hired actors to play the parts from Midsummer Night’s Dream. As I was leaving, I caught a glimpse of an actor with a donkey head and I thought “Best. Wedding. Ever.”Credits:Ceremony and Reception Location: Twentieth Century Club http://www.thetwentiethcenturyclub.com/home.htmlEvent Planner: Tiffany Cramer Ray http://www.greatexpectationevents.com/Florist: Mocha Rose Floral Designs http://www.mocharose.com/Table Linens, Chaircovers and Napkins: Lendable Linens http://www.lendablelinens.com/Lighting: Nate Vincent Lighting http://www.vincentlighting.com/Cakes: Gwen from Creative Cakes http://www.creativecakespgh.com/Photographer: Joanna Fassinger http://www.joannafassinger.com/Band: Dr ZootPhotobooth: http://www.partybooths.com/Entertainers: http://www.entertainmentunlimited.com/