A Romantic Vintage Garden Wedding By The Ocean

Jodi writes:

I am getting married next August at an old cottage overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego.  We are thinking of an antique-y, vintage-y, romantic garden feel, with white tablecloths, market lighting (string lights), and mahogany folding chairs on the two-tiered deck and lawn in front of the cottage.  We are having trouble figuring out colors and flowers.  We love mauve; antique gold, bronze, and opal; as well as sage green accents.

I love the mauve tones of calla lilies and hydrangeas, and I love the textures of ranunculus, snapdragons, roses, mums, and succulents.  I would love to see ideas and images for mauve, antique rose, opal/gold/light bronze, ivory, and sage green.  I’m at a loss as to which flowers would look well together, and convey the colors and feeling of our “romantic, vintage backyard party.”

Thank you for your help!


Jodi, I love  your romantic colors and it sounds like your venue is going to be a stunning backdrop for your wedding. Large open flowers will go well with your vintage theme, so I chose lush open roses both as a single stem and in a hand-tied garden bouquet.  Going along with your outdoor garden setting, I chose a creamy colored hydrangea and peony with golden hues.  The sage and cream ranunculus bouquet can be used alone or you can choose to add additional flower stems to the bouquet.  The silvery dusty miller bush is a perfect compliment and to complete the look add shimmering golden ribbon.  Thank you so much for your request and many happy wishes for your special day! Mindy