Inspiration Board #30: A Secret Garden Wedding

Yesterday was the first day of spring (although it didn’t feel like it here in LA as we had crazy amounts of rain and wind), but I’m so ready for spring as I’m guessing lots of you are too. :) I think this bouquet below lends to a perfect palette for a spring or summer wedding. I’m picturing a “secret garden” wedding. Absolutely love the wedding dress by Saja for an afternoon wedding in a garden. You could incorporate vintage keys as name cards, a boutonniere  or part of your reception decor. And that cake by Maggie Austin? It’s like a giant flower with all it’s petals and I’m in LOVE! Is anyone planning a wedding outdoors in a garden?

secret garden wedding

photo credits going clockwise: bouquet by Saipua + photo by Caroline Tran, Maggie Austin Cake, groom in bow tie by Jose VillaElizabeth Messina, Saja Wedding dress photo by Jose Villa

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  1. very beautiful cake….. :)

  2. Love that cake!!!

    Venue selection was dependent on budget, so a garden didn’t fit the wedding. To compensate, it is still outdoors and we’re bringing the garden to the lush riverside venue anyhow with swags of branches coated in flora and fauna.

  3. LOVE the groom, and his bow tie (and his hair). So glad spring is finally here!!

  4. All my favorites wrapped up in one sweet little inspiration board!

  5. Yes I am SO ready for spring!! Love the petal cake and the bride’s outfit. So sweet.

  6. That cake! Oh my goodness– that cake! love!

  7. yes, i am, this summer at the los angeles arboretum . im imagining lots of apricot and blush peonys, a few succulents and some vintage details. thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Can you tell me where you got those keys? They are so beautiful. I would love to have a set!

  9. looooove this! yes planning a spring garden wedding, 4 weeks away! Eeek! Love the inspiration here..Just beutiful.

  10. Maggie’s cakes taste as incredible as they look too! Love this board! xo

  11. I had a Secret Garden wedding because it was my favorite book as a child and my husband’s Aunt wrote it! It was wonderful. :) We used Robins egg blue as a main color to play off of the Robin in the book, and lots of birds and skeleton keys as favors. But I think I emailed that you once, a long time ago.

  12. Those keys are so cool! Great photography!


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  3. […] Photo credits going clockwise: Caroline Tran, groom in bow tie by Jose Villa, Elizabeth Messina, Saja Wedding dress photo by Jose Villa. (via Green Wedding Shoes) […]


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