Four years ago today, I was driving up the grade (in what I like to refer to as my white chariot full of fleurs) from San Luis Obispo in a torential storm, holding my breath, thinking – “how is this going to work out?!”. On my way to set up a wedding at Villa Toscana for Beau and Melissa’s big day.
Fortunately, Beau and Melissa hired an excellent coordinator to ensure that their day ran smoothly, and that person, Tina Hoppe the event coordinator at Edna Valley Vineyard had a rain plan. She canopied the whole lawn in front of the grand staircase – and just as the ceremony was about to begin – the clouds parted, the sun came out and … stunning day! But you know that if the canopy was not in place – it definitely would have kept on a rainin’!
I loved working with Missy on her flowers – she came to me with an idea and let me run with it (dream bride really!) and I had fun with the color. I think we were all happy with the outcome.
Funny how the stars align themselves – on that day, I certainly would have never thought that one day the Kramers and I would be collaborating on an event group, office space and a warehouse. They are very dear friends of mine and I get to work with them too.
Here’s to you two – four years down the road, looking better then ever and getting happier by the day. I was honored to be a part of your day and even more honored to know and love you as my friends and colleagues!
All photos thanks to Jimmy De Photography