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Guest Blogger: Kate Holt of Flower Wild, Part 2

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Last week, I told you about Carrie and Jayson, a couple who contacted me with a vague request. If you remember, Jayson emailed me a very rough idea of what he and his bride-to-be were thinking for their intimate nuptials in a field in San Simeon: bright colors, a large bouquet, two boutonnieres, no guests.

This is where the real fun of planning a wedding begins. I began thinking about how to let the environment dictate what path I would follow with the flowers, and how to do something truly unique. But just when the creative juices were flowing, I received another email from Jayson: they now decided to have a small wedding of 20 guests at the gorgeous San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. They had hired a coordinator, who, thankfully, I knew well, because Carrie and Jayson then turned over the look of their wedding completely to us. Talk about trusting!

After a few discussions with the coordinator to establish colors, I created a multi-slide presentation and inspiration boards that illustrated the look and vision I intended to work towards with the wedding flowers. Here's a look at the inspiration boards I created for Carrie and Jayson's wedding.

So you can see, Carrie and Jayson's images were pulled from a very "juicy" palette, and we wanted the feel of the flowers to be lush, drippy pops of color everywhere. What do you think of the palette?

Check back here next week for the next step in the planning process, when I tell you about our hunt for containers, vessels, and other goodies to further flesh out this delicious tabletop for 20.

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