Garden-Gorgeous Wedding Inspiration

Event designer Sasha Souza calls upon a chic black and white palette to bring a lush, romantic setting into sharp, sophisticated focus.


“Christina and JP wanted their wedding to feel at once magical, timeless and sophisticated," says planner Sasha V. Souza, CEO & Event Designer, Sasha Souza Events. "The groom created the event branding, and we used his work to add additional impact to the guest experience.“ 

A century-old sycamore arbor hung with hand- strung delphinium frames a dining table lined with 800 frosted votive candles and topped with olive branches, roses, and hydrangea. Venue: Beaulieu Gardens, Napa Valley, California.

Garden wedding reception

The bride's banded bouquet of ranunculus, dahlias, lisianthus, snowberry, and eucalyptus.

White bridal bouquet

The ceremony setting, with floral design (here and throughout) by Jason Jacobsen for Sasha Souza Events.

Garden wedding floral arch

Christina and JP took their vows in this sun-dappled ceremony setting.

Garden wedding ceremony

Escort cards designed by the groom feature Christina & JP’s logo. Each saluation is in French.

Garden wedding escort cards

Striped straws and lavender sprigs add a touch of Provence to the lemonade lineup.

Lavender lemonade

A hanging acrylic sign by Pure Black, Inc. features the couple’s wedding logo, designed by the groom.

Garden wedding monogram decoration

Each chair is topped with a black velvet pad. Furniture: Hensley Event Resources, Blueprint Event Rentals.

Garden wedding reception

Cake details echo the bride’s dress and the couple’s logo appears as a sugar “wax” seal. Cake by Flour & Bloom.

Black and white wedding cake
Photo: Angie Silvy