Project Description

Ailene and Brett are one of those couples whose love for each other fills up the room. A funny, fashionable woman and her smart, engaging fiancé—these two were obviously smitten with each other. We loved seeing them smile and laugh together during our design meetings.

When we met, Ailene explained her vision for a very stylish affair with San Francisco flair. Wish put together a sophisticated, chic floral palette with undone elements to illustrate Ailene’s vision and highlight autumnal elements. Delicate touches of seasonal fruits, like baby crab apples and wine grapes, evoked a farm-to-table feeling; while black-and-white anemones echoed the event’s refined formality. A beautiful mix of seasonal blooms, including nude-toned garden roses, fragrant tuberose, and pistachio foliage, highlighted the fall tones.

The couple chose to incorporate men and women into both sides of the wedding party and gave the bridal party a gender-neutral feel by having all members wear black tuxedo jackets. Wish designed boutonnieres made of black ranunculus, with a touch of bleached ruscus wrapped in black velvet ribbon finishing the look.

The newlyweds were committed to incorporating the many children of their friends and family into their celebration. Even the little ones, many of whom acted as flower girls and ring bearers, had an elevated style. With all the kids so dressed up, charming everyone as they walked down the aisle, the overall effect was irresistibly cute.

We loved that Ailene and Brett decided to use almost every floral piece twice. Two large centerpieces created the backdrop for the ceremony, then were repurposed to the sweetheart table. Floral arrangements lining the ceremony aisle became centerpieces for the couple’s dinner club-style reception. At the end of the night, guests got to bring home a piece of the celebration, leaving very little waste at the end of the evening.

Ailene and Brett’s wedding proved that wedding florals do not have to be fussy or wasteful. You don’t have to sacrifice environmental impact to have a high-style wedding that’s beautiful, thoughtful, and provoking.

Couple: Ailene & Brett

Venue(s): Julia Morgan Ballroom

Photographer: Clane Gessel


Photographer: Clane Gessel // Venue(s): Julia Morgan Ballroom // Florals: Wish Social Events // Lighting Design & Draping: Julia Morgan Ballroom //  Cake: Jasmine Rae