6 Feb

Northern California greenhouse wedding: Angela + Wing

categories Real Weddings

There’s one thing you can’t escape in Northern California: gorgeous scenery and lush green foliage everywhere you look. For that reason, Angela + Wing had the best time planning an outdoor, woodsy themed wedding. Their venue, the Shelldance Orchid Gardens, a grouping of greenhouses filled with exotic plants, orchids and succulents was the best backdrop to their ceremony. And their reception? It was like something out of Alice in Wonderland – terrariums with mini mushrooms and ladybugs with table numbers wrapped in twine. As pretty as this wedding is, Angela reminds us,”It’s easy coming up with the ideas (the fun part), executing them is another story all together!”

watercolor invitations

We worked with Amy at The TreeSpace Studio on our invitations. I looked at many online stationers but had a hard time finding designs that fully conveyed our theme and aesthetic. Amy’s designs are colorful and whimsical which was totally in line with our theme, but what I love most is that her invitations are truly original hand-drawn works of art! Amy offered templates that we could pick from that costs less than starting a design from scratch (which she could do also), with end results that are still very original & unique. We decided on a design that highlighted our greenhouse venue.

Watters wedding dress

greenhouse wedding ceremony

Angela’s bouquet used chocolate cosmos, cymbidium, oncidium, coreopsis, scabiosa flowers & pods, uluhe (fiddlehead) fern, china berry, dianthus, echeveria, and maple leaves.

billy ball welcome sign

greenhouse wedding reception

twine table numbers

bunting wedding cake topper

Aren’t you loving all the details? Congrats Angela + Wing!

Photography: Sarah Layne Photography / Venue: Shelldance Orchid Gardens / Invitations: The TreeSpace Studio /Hair: Star East Hair & Beauty in San Francisco / Make-Up: Julie Dy / Wedding Coordinator: Simply Perfect Weddings & Events / Caterer: James Standfield Catering with additional food from Hing Lung Meat Company in SF Chinatown / Cakes: Schubert’s Bakery / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Florals & other decor: San Francisco Flower Mart & Silk Botanica / Additional décor from these Etsy shops: Doodle Bird Imaginariums, MadeMary, Petite Paperie, Lady Demeter / DJ: DJ Raymix / Officiant: Alan Wong from SF City Hall / Bride’s gown: Sonara, Watters Brides / Shoes: Ted Baker / Necklaces: Charriol / Earrings: Banana Republic / Rings: CH Premier Jewelers and KTD Fine Jewelers / Hair flowers: Silk Botanica / Reception dress: BCBG / Reception shoes: Carlos Santana / Bolero: BHLDN /Flower girls dresses: Cinderella Children’s Dresses, found at stores such as JCPenny or Kohl’s / Groom’s suit: Alfani

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  1. Gorgeous dress! And that cake is way too adorable!

  2. Wow! I love the vibe of this gorg wedding. And that dress is FAB! I want it!

  3. All the details are fab! What a cute couple and a perfectly decorated wedding:-)

  4. How Beautiful!!! I love how they incorporated yarn into their decor!

  5. very pretty! Love the earthy and natural setting!

  6. Their wedding flowers are so pretty! Love the boutonniere with the fern, moss, fern curl, mushrooms, and lady bugs…so very original! I also really love the natural earth feel of the brides bouquet, such beautiful varieties of flowers were used through out the wedding!

  7. This wedding was a dream to photograph. A beautiful couple, and amazing and unique location, perfect North Californian light, and stellar vendors, ah…..

  8. sarah layne also shot my wedding and i am over the moon happy about the quality (read: sheer awesomeness!) of the photos. great to see them up here on this blog, and i used it frequently for inspiration!

  9. I adore every little detail of this wedding! Great job on the photography!

  10. You had me at the shoes! What a gorgeous personalized wedding!

  11. Wow! Your photos are so beautiful!

  12. Amazing photography!!! Captured every perfect detail!

  13. Details are so unique and captured perfectly in the photographs!

  14. Amazing details, love the photography!

  15. What a beautiful wedding! The picture are so beautiful and really capture the mood!

  16. I love the lighting and angles Profe Layne.
    Every shot is beautifully composed. Lalala.

  17. Love that the couple chose to do original artwork for their invitations! And the welcome sign is a totally cute idea. :)

  18. soooo nice!! those details are amazing!

  19. Beautiful photography! Angela + Wing will have photos that truly captured their love years from now :)

  20. Those shoes! My god, are they something!

  21. Truely unique….fantastic!

  22. Congratualtions Angela and Wing! The wedding favors turned out amazing!

  23. I love the light bulb and and moss details.

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