PAVAN FLORAL / Brie Walter

Pavan Floral is owned by Brie Walter, a California florist with an eye for artistic designs and a European inspired aesthetic.

Allison + Sam L.A. River Center Wedding

I really love when couples don't shy away from color for their wedding florals. There are always new shades being created, new flowers being introduced at the market, and I love when I get to freely introduce these new products to my clients. Allison and Sam flew in from New York City for their Los Angeles wedding, and I loved their vision for their wedding instantly. This old mission style venue at the LA River Center used to be a Lawry's restaurant, but now it serves as a historical landmark filled with information about the LA river history and conservation efforts for the future vision of our river. It's a beautiful space for a wedding. And the colors chosen compliments the Spanish style tiles and paintings in the venue space. It was a gorgeous set up, and I'm so glad I was able to be a part of this wedding. 

 

Descanso Gardens Wedding for Alix

Some of my favorite floral shapes came out of me for this wedding. It was a lush garden setting, but to show off some of the shapes in all their glory, I shot some of the pieces in my home studio before the set up. This was a really beautiful wedding, and my photos don't do it justice compared to being there in person and seeing the venue transformed. But here are a few favorites that I was able to take amidst setting up.

Millicent + Brian

Some really dear friends of ours got married a few weeks ago, so I made a few little things for them on their wedding day. With a little one walking down the aisle with them, we didn't want the bouquet too large, in case she ended up holding her daughter. It was such a beautiful wedding and so wonderful being a guest for once, that I didn't capture a ton of photos. But here are a few that I did.

Intimate Family Easter

There's something about sitting at the table and remembering why you put flowers. It's always to welcome us to have conversations and share in moments that remain in our memories. Sometimes they are more minimal designs, and sometimes more grand...and more often than not it's a combination of both. I love little details on napkins, and I love my candles that never stay lit...because that is the phase we are in with my son. 

Before life with a kid, my husband and I used to always set the table for our dinners. We always used the favorite dishes or linens and silks. And then I started worrying that my kid would ruin them or set them on fire, so we stopped using them...but lately, I've decided that's all part of the memories we make together. So, I let him help with set up, and be a part of it, and he really loves it. And it makes dinner more fun. Which I think is how it should be for all our special events and weddings. We set the tables to help guests engage. We create a setting that encourages living a really good life. All of my fondest memories from my trips or phases of life revolve around meals in those places.

So, I thought I'd share a few of our personal moments here too, so you can see how it plays out at home before I bring it to a wedding or holiday dinner for my clients. Because I really create for them versions of what I create for us.

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