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Northern California greenhouse wedding: Angela + Wing

February 6, 2012

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