Sometimes in an industry, everybody knows everybody. That's how it is for wedding florists. Erica
is a wedding florist and Jose works for a wholesale flower shop. They met through flowers. Isn't that romantic? I knew Erica and Jose were special the minute I met them, but what I didn't realize until their wedding is how universally loved and appreciated they are by everyone in the flower business. Many of the guests at the wedding were florists I'd met through my 20 years of photographing weddings, but somehow it didn't occur to me that they also knew *each other*. (I also didn't realize how many florists are redheads. What's up with that?) It was really terrific to see such a hardworking group of people actually sit down and enjoy a wedding. Even more terrific was to see how much they adore Erica and Jose. To be loved, adored, and surrounded by beautiful flowers and beautiful flower people. I can't think of anything better.
The ceremony took place in Kathleen Deery's
studio and Kathleen's team did all the florals and decor in her studio. Erica's team did the personal flowers and the reception decor at Bluxome Street Winery.
Event planning by Gillian Shenon
Catering by Jessica Lasky
Cake and dessert bar by Two for cakes
and Claire Marie
styled the dessert bar as a gift.
Makeup and hair by Ramee Hurwitz
Lighting by by ReFRACTion
Invitation suite by Riana Alizio of Kathleen Deery Design.
Erica, me, and event planner Gillian Shenon.
Jose and his mom.
If you're on the east coast, you can pick up a copy of WellWed Hamptons. Some of my work is featured in this beautiful magazine.
I can't think of anything better than a small wedding in Maui with a few family and friends. Afterwards I drove the two of them around the island for photos.
Event Planner: Belle Destination Weddings and Events
Catering: Aloha Events Catering
Florist: Bella Bloom