A Springtime Wedding with Fresh Blooms by Matteson’s Florist | L’Auberge Hotel in Del Mar

By, May 02, 2013

I was first introduced to Nicole at the beautiful L’Auberge Hotel in Del Mar. We sat in the cozy couches at the bar, and discussed her wedding to Gene. Over lemonade, we shared ideas regarding the floral vision for the big day. Nicole had such a warm smile which reflected in her style: nice, simple, and uncomplicated.


Nicole knew she wanted simple Calla Lily bouquets for each of her Bridesmaides, which created a nice starting point for her wedding design. To complement the look and feel of L’Auberge, she chose to incorporate white, green, and blue into the arrangements.


Spring is such a beautiful time to get married! You can have nice bulb plants, such as blue Muscari, which are not available year-round. For Nicole’s bouquet, we used mini white calla lilies with Green Eye Ranunculas, white Dendrobium Orchids, and a touch of Muscari.

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Traditionally, we like to match the Groom’s Boutonniere to the bridal bouquet. Here, we chose a Mini Calla Lily and an Orchid Bloom, which we wrapped in charcoal ribbon.


For the ceremony, we rented Nicole and Gene a beautiful wooden structure, which we drapped in white tulle and sage chiffon. We lightly decorated the structure with flowers used in Nicole’s bridal bouquet; she loved it! The fabric was such a nice touch, especially with the light breeze coming up from the ocean.


For the reception florals, Nicole envisioned a low, unstructured look. We gathered white and green tones in bubble bowls, and placed them on top of round mirrors.


The lily theme was even carried over to the wedding cake, which was topped with white lilies crafted out of fondant.


From the earthy tones, to the ocean breeze, Nicole’s wedding came together beautifully. She and Gene were an absolute joy to work with!


Florist: Matteson’s Florist
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: L Auberge
Musician: Caprice Strings
Tuxedo: Friar Tux Shop
Coordinator: Krissie Simek
Disc Jockey: Positive Energy Productions
Photo Booth: San Diego Flashy Photo Booths
Hair Stylist: The Big Day Hair & Makeup by Kristi

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