A Wondrous Wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo

{Rustic Garden Wedding at Santa Barbara Zoo} 

When we were approached by Ally and Jim to design the floral arrangements for their wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo, we couldn’t have been more thrilled.  It was such a joy to work with this charming couple, and it was so much fun to infuse a rustic garden style into an already lush and wondrous property.

The floral designs were made up of a fun and eclectic mix of flowers, from peonies and garden roses, to kale greens, hydrangeas and dahlias.

Overlooking the ocean, the ceremony took place beneath a bamboo arbor that was decorated beautifully with flowers and draping white fabric. The aisle was lined sweetly with flower arrangements in mason jars, eloquently hung with twine on Sheppard’s hooks.

The centerpieces varied in sizes as well as containers.  Some were high-low arrangements in vintage bottles, while others were in wooden boxes or aqua vintage jars. The bouquets were wrapped with twine, which created a subtle yet lovely rustic feel.

With additional accents of burlap, hanging paper lanterns, and various vintage décor, this rustic garden wedding became an unforgettable and beautiful new breed at the Santa Barbara Zoo.