Styled Shoot - Finding Foreverland at Coachella

He said, "Peter Pan. That's what they call me.
I promise that you'll never be lonely."
And ever since that day...
 
- From the song Lost Boy by Ruth B

Have you ever wondered if Peter Pan married Wendy? What really happened after the story ended? Well, some say that Peter Pan stayed in Neverland so long that when he came back to London to finally grow up, Wendy’s granddaughter, Moira was his age and he married her instead. Our team of amazing vendors, led by Sasha from Oh So Classy Events and Andrea from Andrea Layne Floral Design, dreamt up what their fantasy wedding might have been.

Since Peter Pan, the novel, was written in 1904, we imagined that Peter and Moira were getting married in the late 1960s / early 1970s, where there were gorgeous handcrafted macramé curtains, by Ever After Vintage Weddings, and the bride was a true flower child with her hair adored with buds and blooms by Lasting Luxe. We choose Streamsong as the venue because it has hills that resemble the moors of the United Kingdom. Our models, a real life couple of the photographers and videographers, Rad Red Creative, depicted the whimsy of the characters with so much love and laughter. Oh So Classy Events added a light blue sash to Moira’s dress, from The White Magnolia Bridal Collection, to further connect to her grandmother Wendy, who wore a light blue dress in the story. The bride also wore a fresh foliage garland by Andrea Layne Floral Design as a scarf.

The wedding story begins with a ceremony that was setup up in the breezeway at the hotel at Streamsong. Ever After Vintage Weddings placed a copper pipe arch with a hand tied macramé drape to mark the altar in front of the mosaic tile wall. Andrea Layne Floral Design added a lush garland of agonis, Italian Ruscus, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, and purple flowering basil with red hangining amaranthus, lavender ocean song roses, blue thistle, and light blue delphinium as accents. The florist tied in a prominent quote from the novel, “Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning,” by adding hanging star lanterns to the arch. The final touches to the ceremony setup were a wooden café chairs from A Chair Affair with hand tied floral aisle markers. The bride carried a hand-tied purple and red bouquet withthat coordinated with the arch flowers. The florist wrapped the stem with leather strapping and added gold acorn charms. The groom wore a grey vest and trousers with a boutonnière of gold acorns, purple anemone, purple astrantia, agonis, and pieris buds, also wrapped in leather strapping.

Citrus Press Co. created an invitation suite that coordinated perfectly with the red, purple and green floral designs. It features a map of the venue as Neverland. Additionally there were menu cards, escort cards, and dessert signs that all tied together the theme of the shoot.

The gorgeous lakeside ballroom at the Golf Club at Streamsong was the backdrop for the reception. The team created multiple vignettes. Oh So Classy Events clipped the escort cards to the macramé curtain to create a unique place for guests to discover their seating for the event.

The guest table was dressed with a dark lime crushed charmeuse floor length table cloth from Kate Ryan Linens. A collection of new and vintage china, silverware, and glasses from Ever After Vintage Weddings and A Chair Affair were placed on top of woven charger and accented with a bit of moss. The multi-layer centerpiece was a collaboration between Ever After Vintage Weddings and Andrea Layne Floral Design. Overflowing arrangements of purple anemones, red ranunculus, lavender ocean song roses, red germondo gerberas, purple gomphrena, purple flowering basil and tons of luscious greens were perched on top of a couple stacks of vintage books. Other details such as a gold candlestick of pheasant feathers, stemmed floating candleholders wrapped in agonis, small gold terrariums with single flower heads, vintage clocks and tons of mercury glass votives accented the design. A table number made from flower petals was engineered to stand up by Andrea Layne Floral Design using gold acorns. And teal and gold ribbon streamers with a clutch of flowers and foliage were added to make the bride and groom’s chairs more magical.

The focus of the dessert table, by Trudy Melissa Cakes, was an earthy, untraditional wedding cake made of over 120 layers of chocolate crepes. The pastry chef also made treats that resembled acorns. Homemade dipped marshmallows were arranged like flowers in a metal vase, and fruit tarts were placed on a antique serving tray that was accented by moss.

Leo and Brittany from Rad Red Creative, the photographers and videographers, were able to capture the gorgeous couple in other places around the Streamsong property. From the lawn behind the hotel to the atrium by the conference center to the gorgeous wood paneled halls to the lakeside paths to the stunning golf fairways and greens, the venue highlighted the portraits of our couple.

We hope you enjoy the journey through this fantastical luxury design and it inspires you to dream up your own magical wedding.

Demi + Kyle - April 2016

  • Venue: Bakers Ranch
  • Photographer: Alisa Sue Photography
  • Planner: Kyela Featt
  • Cake: The Cake Zone
  • Floral Designer: Andrea Layne Floral Design

Heidi + Andrew - March 2016

Congratulations Heidi and Andrew! I loved creating this beautiful design. Tulips, Lisianthus, and Waxflower really make this design pop. Of course a big thanks to all the vendors as always!

Beverly + Noah - February 2016

  • Venue: Vinoy Golf Resort
  • Photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography
  • Planner: Oh So Classy
  • Linen: Kate Ryan Linens
  • Floral Designer: Andrea Layne Floral Design

Styled Shoot at Intrigued Experience - February 2016

I was so blessed to attend the Intrigued Experience this past Winter to learn from some of the very best in the Floral Design industry. These two pieces were made under guidance from Kiana Underwood of Tulipina and Katie Davis of Ponderosa and Thyme. I was so very lucky to become friends with the fabulous Amanda Weaver. She just has the best eye for natural light photography and agreed to take and share the gorgeous photos of my designs.

  • Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
  • Photographer: Manada Weaver Photography
  • Gift: Marigold and Gray
  • Floral Designer: Andrea Layne Floral Design

Liana + Manny - November 2015

 Congratulations Liana and Manny!! I loved creating this wedding! It was a simple design but yet amazing when it all came together. Thank you Ailyn La Torre Photography for capturing the most breathtaking photos of the most huge, over the top, gorgeous wedding!! A big thank you to all the vendors who made this event possible. 

Ashly + Evan - November 2015

Ahly and Evan had a beautiful Ybor wedding. I loved creating their romantic vision! We used White Polo Roses, Pink Spray Roses and Peach Hypericum Berries as our main pieces. Check out the head table with the beautiful greenery garland that we handmade at our studio. Stehlik Photography did such a great job capturing their big day!

Alex + Chris - November 2015

Congratulations Alex and Chris! I loved creating this different design. We used a combination or orange, red, and pink floral to create this look. Check out these amazing photos by P.L. Carrillo!

Allie + Ryan - October 2015

Pink, Red and White are my new favorite colors! I loved creating this unique fun design. We used a combination of dark Darcy Garden Roses, Red Dahlias, Peach Dahlias, and Pink Miranda Garden Roses. This wedding is one of my favorites for 2015!