“The bride was a partner in the wedding design, incorporating the couple’s passion for gardening via home-grown succulents that served as both table-decor accents and guest favors," said Jen Bergmark of First Pick Planning. The on-site ceremony was held under towering trees.
The bride chose every flower in her bouquet.
The gilt-framed welcome sign was crafted by the groom’s brother using chalk ink markers.
The custom invitation design echoes the architectural style of the venue. The bride hand-stamped each favor tag.
A chalkboard seating chart stands at the entryway to the reception dinner.
“The couple wanted family and friends to feel connected, so we used long tables to unite guests rather than seat them at smaller separate tables," said Bergmark. Wood accents and glorious greens pair with deep burgundy blooms and linens inspired by Pantone color of the year, Marsala.
The centerpiece blooms are a mix of hydrangeas, dahlias, and succulents.
Vintage wine bottles hold guests’ messages and well wishes.
At the welcome table, wooden boxes made by the bride’s father display family photos and fresh picks from the garden.
A slate table number sits on rustic tree slices topped by a dahlia.
The banana buttercream cake by Cake Sisters was adorned with succulents and rose petals.
Event design and coordination: Jen Bergmark, First Pick Planning
Venue: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
Flowers: Diva’s Creative Creations, Flowers by Anthony Cerda
Photography: Candice Benjamin