Real Wedding: Greek Garden Elegance

Kelly  |  May 13

Evie & Nate were seriously a dream couple to work with; super nice, easy going, with amazing taste to boot, and the booked my girl Kirsten for the photos. The inspiration for the wedding design, was Evie’s Greek heritage. When we first spoke, she said she wanted it to feel like her grandmother’s garden in Greece. So we talked about using fresh herbs like bay and lavender, of course olive branches, and then mixing in fluffy garden roses.

In Evie’s bouquet I used a mix of Patience garden roses, bay leaves, lavender, olive branch, and queen anne’s lace and wrapped it up, with a strip of torn linen.

In keeping with the herb theme, I made petite boutonnières of lavender and rosemary and wrapped them with copper velvet ribbon. The bridesmaids carried simple dried lavender poseys finished with a tidy bow.

The ceremony was held at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church and decor was kept simple with olive garlands attached to the church pews.

After the ceremony, guests made there way to the rooftop of the Canary. I designed a “potting bench” seating card table using Town & Country’s potting bench bar. At the center of the table, guests’ names and seating assignments were spelled out on wood plant markers and tucked into moss. To finish the vignette, I used a collection of vintage watering cans, potted lavender, and stacks of rustic garden containers.

On the tables I used a mix of stone, and iron, garden containers and filled them with annabelle hydranga, Patience and Caramel Antique garden roses, bay and olive leaves, sweet peas, and dahlias. A soft green linen was draped over the tables and La Tavola’s cut lace linen layered over. A mix of gold and silver mercury glass candle holders added a hint of metallic glow.

A big congratulaions to Evie & Nate and a big thank you to all the vendors who made this day happen! To see more of this wedding hop over to Once Wed and Santa Barbara Magazine.

Flowers & Decor: Kelly Oshiro
Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin
Reception Venue: The Canary Hotel
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amber Weir
Lighting: Bella Vista
Garden Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes
Dessert Table: Enjoy Cupcakes
Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion
Linens: La Tavola
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  1. New post: Real Wedding: Greek Garden Elegance

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — May 13, 2013 @ 10:40 am

  2. Gorgeous – thank you for sharing

    Comment by PJ Greetings — May 13, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

  3. I LOVE the brides lace gown, especially the open back, simply beautiful!

    Comment by Modern Weddings Hawaii — May 18, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

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