Alice In Wonderland Wedding Inspiration at Sherman Gardens

  July 27, 2017
  Black Tuxedo, Fairytale Wedding, Garden Wedding, Los Angeles Wedding, Outdoor Wedding

Venue: Sherman Library & Gardens
Event Planning, Design + Florals: The Dizzy Daisy
Photography + Planning: Visuals by Arpit
Menswear Style: Black Notch Lapel Tuxedo by Michael Kors with a purple floral bow tie, second look is a black tailcoat with a red bow tie

Write up from Inside Weddings:

A beautiful botanical garden is the perfect setting for an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding. So it’s only natural that a team of vendors in Southern California would get together to showcase their talents via a whimsical styled shoot. Adding a twist to the idea, they elected to have Alice be represented as the daughter of the bride and groom, instead of taking the role of the bride herself.

The florist created unique designs to complement the beds of blooms that already filled the venue. A bouquet featuring orchids, delphiniums, roses, anemones, dahlias, and lily grass is paired beautifully with a boutonniere showcasing similar blooms, as well as quirky details such as miniature versions of a golden teapot, a wooden spool, and a watch. The model portraying the bride donned a floral necklace – this is not a piece of jewelry fashioned after flowers, but in fact intertwined lily grass with a dahlia to act as a natural pendant. For the faux ceremony, a gilded mirror served as the altar, with a burst of dahlias, tulips, delphiniums, roses, stock, and amaranthus to tie in the floral design. Wrought iron chairs add to the garden vibe, especially with the embellishment of a garland made with vibrant blossoms.

The theme of the shoot truly came alive with the tablescape for the reception – nothing would look out of place at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. An ornate confection with ballet pink fondant and gold details featured the White Rabbit as a cake topper, complete with a scroll reading, “Just Married.” Several additional unique sweet treats were scattered along the dessert table. Behind the table was a wreath of blue orchids with a wooden sign in the middle reading “this way.” Several signs appears on snacks, drinks, and favors proclaiming, “eat me,” drink me,” and “take me,” in a nod to the classic book and movie. An eclectic mix of cloches, clocks, candelabra, vintage teacups, and patterned china decorated both the guest and head tables. “A pop of color was provided by the tiny blooms strewn about the service and hidden inside the exquisite dishware,” shares the creative team. Themed escort cards were laced in teacups and held together by custom bookmarks made from flattened spoons. The model newlyweds sat with “Alice” at a vintage red velvet couch before departing to the bar.

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere bride and groom shoes close up

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Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie and red and yellow floral boutonniere standing with hands in pockets getting ready before ceremony Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie and red and yellow floral boutonniere standing with hands in pockets watch close up getting ready before ceremony

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Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere bride holding purple and red floral bridal bouquet with greenery and white floral neckpiece hugging and smiling Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere bride holding purple and red floral bridal bouquet with greenery and white floral neckpiece hugging and smiling close up

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere standing during ceremony Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere standing during ceremony exchanging rings

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere standing during ceremony exchanging rings

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere hugging Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere hugging close up

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Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot table set up white table linen with floral place settings and tea cups on top of plates with tall white candle decor and red flower centerpiece decor with gold silverware and crystal glassware
Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot table set up white table linen with floral place settings and tea cups on top of plates with tall white candle decor and red flower centerpiece decor with gold silverware and crystal glassware and hat decor

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot table set up white table linen with floral place settings and tea cups on top of plates with tall white candle decor and red flower centerpiece decor with gold silverware and crystal glassware Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot table set up white table linen with floral place settings and tea cups on top of plates with tall white candle decor and red flower centerpiece decor with gold silverware and crystal glassware

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot table set up white table linen with floral place settings and tea cups on top of plates with tall white candle decor and red flower centerpiece decor with gold silverware and crystal glassware
Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot table set up white table linen with floral place settings and tea cups on top of plates with tall white candle decor and red flower centerpiece decor with gold silverware and crystal glassware and food in cup with note decor
Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot three tier light pink wedding cake with gold design on bottom and middle tier with clock wedding cake topper and red flower decor with bright pink linen on cake stand wedding photo idea for cake

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot three tier light pink wedding cake with gold design on bottom and middle tier with clock wedding cake topper and red flower decor with bright pink linen on cake stand wedding photo idea for cake Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot three tier light pink wedding cake with gold design on bottom and middle tier with clock wedding cake topper and red flower decor with bright pink linen on cake stand wedding photo idea for cake and pink cupcake with eat me writing on blue linen

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere sitting at table

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot groom black tail coat tuxedo with white dress shirt and red bow tie with matching pocket square standing with hands in pockets Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot groom black tail coat tuxedo with white dress shirt and red bow tie with matching pocket square standing with hands in pockets

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere bride holding purple and white floral bridal bouquet hugging and smiling Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere bride holding purple and red floral bridal bouquet with groom hugging and smiling

Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere sitting at table playing chess
Sherman gardens alice in wonderland wedding shoot bride strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and sweetheart neckline with birdcage veil and groom black notch lapel tuxedo with white dress shirt and purple floral bow tie with matching pocket square and red and yellow floral boutonniere sitting down in chairs smiling

This shoot was also featured on Inside Weddings!

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Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Sweet Pea Vintage Rentals | Hair: The Face of Beauty | Makeup: Montana Green Beauty | Bridal Gown: Wtoo by Watters | Bridal Salon: Ferndales Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Cakes + Desserts: Sensitive Sweets | Jewelry: Patricia Robitaille Jewelry | Invitations + Calligraphy: Stamp and Soul