Gale & Josh
Los Osos, California
From the photographer: “Having met Josh and Gale at another wedding I captured last year, I knew the fun celebration that was in store. Gale found the Bay Back Inn online while searching for a wedding venue, and it was perfect. Guests could stay right on the property where the intimate ceremony and reception was held. The grounds resembled that of Hawaii with the vibrant colors, gardens and oceanfront view. Old row boats were scattered throughout the venue, and it offered some great props for pictures. The soft cloud covering lasted the entire day but truly made everything pop off the page.
Gale was radiant in her dress and had an effortless beauty to her. Both of their nerves simmered the moment the saw each other. Having Josh’s cousin perform the ceremony, Josh and Gale exchanged vows overlooking the bay with boats floating by. While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, the couple headed to Montana de Oro State Park for some couple shots on the jetties. Upon returning, everyone indulged in an incredible Mexican food spread with homemade tortillas cooked on site and some of the best guacamole around. A dessert bar awaiting everyone after the cake was cut and onto dancing they went. This group truly knows how to celebrate and enjoy being together.” –Ashley Blake of A. Blake Photography
Let’s face it, the bridal bouquet will get more attention than any other floral arrangement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show your groom’s lapel a little love with a statement-making boutonniere. A boutonniere must last for hours, meaning throughout the ceremony, photographs, dinner and dancing. Depending on the sturdiness of the flower, it’s likely that one boutonniere just isn’t enough. So, be prepared and have two or more as backup. To help suit your wedding style, here are a few of our favorites:
Rustic – If you’re a sucker for succulents like we are, then choose this natural yet simple boutonniere filled with yellow billy balls and wrapped with twine.
Photo: A. Blake Photography