Party Recipe: Jackie’s Vintage Farm Wedding

Party Recipe: Jackie’s Vintage Farm Wedding

Whoa, I have been BUSY the last couple weeks. Rob and I went back to Tahoe after 4th of July to spend the weekend with his sister, nephews and parents. We swam, watched basketball, paddleboarded – it was great.

Then, a short week and Jackie’s wedding. Margaret and I have been helping to plan this event for over a year. On Friday, we went to the San Francisco Wholesale Flower Market and picked up a huge amount of supplies. Easily the most flowers I’ve ever purchased at once. We got lime light hydrangeas, love-in-the-mist, garden roses, mint geranium, white dahlias, star jasmine, akito roses, eucalyptus, bouvardia, lisianthu, queen anne’s lace and blue milkweed. 

We drove down to San Luis Obispo, changed and went to the rehearsal. After that, her parents hosted a delicious Chinese buffet at their home. We left that party early to work on flowers. From 8:00 to 11:30, we worked in the garage at my parent’s house making bouquets, corsages and so, so many centerpieces in glass hobnob vases. I think we overdid it a bit!

On Saturday, Rob and Trent went with me to the venue at 9:00 to set up a big garland on the gazebo, finish the flowers and prep. It was a perfect warm day at See Canyon Fruit Ranch

The three of us got ready in the small barn they have setup for the bridal party. Took photos before the event and before we knew it – it was time to walk down the aisle.  Isn’t Jackie adorable in her vintage lace sheath?  We found that for a steal on Haight Street in San Francisco:

The ceremony went off without a hitch under the pretty garland:

What a relief when we all made it through the ceremony, the flowers were still lovely and all that was left was eating and drinking with old friends.

The event concluded with olallieberry pie from a local fruit stand and a big birdseed send off in the driveway.  

These are my candid shots from the weekend – I’ll share more of the professional photos when they’re available. In the meantime, you can check out the rest of my photos on Flickr.

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  1. Sarah at 11:08 pm

    Your flower arrangements are such as inspiration to me as I prep for my September wedding! When you buy from the flower mart, do you tend to choose flowers/order ahead of time, or do you choose what looks good at the market on the day of purchase?

  2. Kristi at 11:31 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! The bride was gorgeous and I love your new hairstyle!

  3. mrsem Author at 5:02 am

    Thanks Sarah! I usually have an idea for the basic kinds of flowers I want (roses, dahlias, etc) and then buy whatever looks fresh and pretty the day of.