Spring | Santa Cruz Mountains

Bri + Gabe celebrated their tender love under a cathedral of redwood trees tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Stones and Flowers Retreat Center is one of my favorite venues to date with its rustic charm, intimate feel, and one of the most beautiful barns I've seen yet. 

Bri is a tremendously talented graphic designer with a style I really admire, so I was honored when she gave me creative control with her wedding flowers. I find that I work really well with other creatives and love sharing inspiration back and forth. With a seasonal spring menu, I was able to use some of my favorites: white lilac, ranunculus, snowberry, honeysuckle, garden roses, and lots of woodsy foliage. Bonus fun fact: Bri is the talent behind my logo which I get so much great feedback on.

For their beautiful chunky farm tables, I created long garlands of eucalyptus and we re-purposed the bridesmaid bouquets on each table. With the twinkle lights and family of redwood trees towering overhead, it felt like a cozy, magical, forest celebration of love and friendship. 

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Floral Design: Jaclyn K. Nesbitt Designs | Venue: Stones and Flowers Retreat Center | Planning and Coordination: Lowe House Events | Photos by Brooke Baker and Jaclyn Nesbitt

Posted on October 1, 2016 .