Lovely Calla Lilies

Rachel Solov and Eric Ward were married on May 25 at Rancho Bernardo Inn in Rancho Bernardo, California. They hired Sharon at Organic Elements to create the ultimate modern white wedding. She used local and veriflora certified flowers to create gorgeous displays. Here are some of the highlights:

- Rachel's Bouquet (pictured above) incorporated mini calla lilies, white cymbidium orchids, grown hyacinth, ivory hydrangea and lily of the valley wrapped in a simple ivory satin ribbon.

- The chuppah (bridal canopy) featured four sleek calla lily lined posts. - The trees were lined with lights, lanterns and pomanders. - For the centerpieces, they used tall glass vases filled with green apples and cut limes to hold sprays of ivory calla lilies. - Finally, Rachel and Eric used calla lilies to top their 4 tier red velvet cake (with cream cheese and chopped pecan frosting and fresh strawberries) - made by Dan Stringfield at Twiggs. As a side note - the pattern on the cake matched the pattern on Rachel's dress - a fun touch. To be even more sustainable, Rachel and Eric asked Sharon to reuse their flowers. For their rehearsal dinner, they had white daisies in clear plastic pots with white polka dots. The pots had been used for centerpieces at a previous fundraiser Rachel's mother worked on. Sharon was able to incorporate the flowers into the wedding decor the next day to maximize their use. Similarly, the buffet pieces were transfered during strike for reuse at the buffet the next morning and the apples were donated to local families. And speaking of donations, Rachel and Eric made donations to CASA LA, which is Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, in lieu of favors. They also registered through the Wedding Channel and elected to have a portion of the proceeds from their gift registry donated to a family violence prevention organization.

Photographs care of Mindy Sonshine

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