A Real RBK Wedding – Colleen and Desmond O’Connor

Welcome to another installment of “A Real RBK Wedding”! This week I will be featuring the wedding of Colleen and Desmond. I really enjoyed working with Colleen on her bouquets. She gave me a list of colors and an overall beachy theme to go with and the end result was truly beautiful. I love when I get a challenge and it turns out the way this did. I asked Colleen a few questions about her wedding and here is what went into planning her big day.

Colleen and Desmond got married on July 10th of this year at Hermosa Beach, California. The overall theme of the wedding was “love birds”. The bridesmaid and maid of honor wore a dark truffle brown while the bride was in ivory. The colors we included in her bouquets were purple, blue, light green and ivory. I also added in some sea shells, sea horses, dolphins and turtles. There are also some ivory daisies mixed in. In the end, it was a lovely mix of colors, shapes, critters and memories!

Can you find the irish? In honor of her Irish groom, we hid a shamrock button into her bouquet. Do you see it? She asked us to hide it so they can look for it on the wedding day. I thought that was a very cool way to incorporate their personality and heritage into the flowers. Colleen and Desmond met at an Irish Pub which I thought was another great reason to include the shamrock! Colleen said, “At the end of the night, he kissed my neck and I knew then I was falling for him. 8 years and with 20 month old twin sons, we finally tied the knot. About time!”

When I asked Colleen what her favorite part of planning her wedding was she said it was shopping on Etsy! She enjoyed finding favors, gifts and of course discovering button bouquets. I have to agree with her, Etsy is an awesome resource! What a great place for brides to find unique items for their wedding!

The items we created for Colleen and Desmond were: The Bride Bouquet, Maid of Honor bouquet, Bridesmaid Bouquet, two little flower girl bouquets and some wine charms. The flower girl bouquets were smaller than we usually make but how cute are those two girls with their bouquets!?! The size worked for their age and also with the daisies mixed in, they helped make it look more full.

Thank you both for sending your story and the pictures! And for allowing us to be a part of your big day. It was an honor to create the bouquets for you. They definitely rank high up on my favorite color/design combinations! We wish you both the best as you continue your lives together!

We have great things on our schedule for this weekend! Think legos, purple, satin, leopard, blue and yellow. The weekend update post on Monday should be very colorful! Hopefully next week will be a little better on the blog schedule as well. The day job (Ariela speaking) has been very hectic and stressful. I used to do the blog during my lunch break but this past week I haven’t had that time! Hopefully everyone has a great weekend! If you are in texas, stay cool as it is going to be over 100 each day!

Here are some other vendors that help make Colleen and Desmond’s Big day possible!
Photography: Photography by Jonah
Reception Location: Sangria Restaurant in Hermosa Beach, CA
Fresh Floral Centerpieces: Isabel


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