Lately, some of our favorite editorial features on GWS have taken place in greenhouses. (See what we mean here + here.) And what’s not to love? They’re one of the most romantic settings imaginable for tying the knot + today’s gorgeous shoot, shared with us by Molly Gilholm Photography + E Events Co, is only further proof of that fact! These gals turned a beautiful, overgrown garden (think walls and benches draped in Spanish Moss + tropical ferns as far as the eye can see) into an inspiring space for saying I Do. With added lushness in the form of a gorge bouquet and table garland courtesy of Gavita Flora + some stylish ideas for minimalistic wedding day attire, we think no matter where you’re exchanging your vows, you’ll find a thing or two to love from this one!
More from Molly, When I stumbled across Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica, California online I KNEW I had to do a shoot there, and the idea of the naturalist/botanical theme came instantly flooding into my head.We took inspiration from the esthetic of early century botanical gardens, and the feel and colors of Wes Anderson movies. So, with a little help from air plants, feathers, and an overcast San Francisco summer day, our shoot was born.
Such a killer bouquet! And we love seeing the shoot details tranced the typical design areas, like the tablescape, and show up in unexpected places like the bride’s hair! Who knew a feather and a couple of little air plants could look so sweet as a hair accessory?!
IN LOVE with this stylish look for the bride + groom! We pulled together our favorite attire + accessory pieces from this fun shoot to help you get the Naturalist Greenhouse look for yourself:
Brass + lush greenery go together like the stars and the sky. You just can’t go wrong with this beautifully simple look!
Such a fun form of wedding inspiration! Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!
photography: Molly Gilholm Photography // venue name: Shelldance Orchid Gardens, Pacifica, California // event design: Eileen Lacey of E Events Co // planning: Eileen Lacey of E Events Co // florals: Gavita Flora // wedding dress: Daughters of Simone // hair stylist: Kelly Jones Makeup // makeup artist: Beauty by M // paper goods: Waldo Press // groom's styling: Emily Meyer // jewelry: Mountainside Made // rentals: Classic Party Rentals
I love this! There are so many details to look at. The cake with the air plants is really fun and unique.
Bride model: karina kovacevich
Groom model: AJ blackburn
I love the garden setting..the model is gorgeous , what is the brides name you do not mention the models names and they both look amazing. I do boutique shows and I would like to contact the female model. I also would like to get in touch with you flower designer. This is the most beautiful garden wedding set I have ever looked at congratulations to a magnificent job.
Love these photos! They remind me of several weddings we’ve seen take place at the botanical gardens. Gardens/greenhouses are always a lovely setting!