Friday, June 27, 2008

Garden wedding at the Los Angeles County Arboretum

My first visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum was a few years ago, and I was blown away. I'd lived in the San Gabriel Valley most of my life and I'd never known about this place! So when I heard last weekend that a friend of the Wedding Decorator, who goes by the handle Flute Prayer, attended a wedding there, I got totally excited! A wedding at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, woohoo!

For wedding pictures, read more. Picture above taken by me a few years ago.

All photos by Flute Prayer

The flower arrangements for each table were beautiful, a mix of white lilies and roses, purple irises, orange orchids and what appear to be yellow tulips. But the arrangements seem to just heighten the beauty of the surroundings. I hear it was a hot day, but looking at the pictures? It sure was beautiful.

FlutePrayer, of course, is a musician at heart, so of course, a photo of the band is de rigeur. The band members (poor guys, all in black!) had a pretty nice perch on a platform.

Beyond the happy groom, you can see some more of the gorgeous, lush grounds. I wonder if any of the guests were allowed to roam, because I know there is a waterfall near the Japanese gardens. :)

Finally, you have our intrepid photographer, FlutePrayer, to the left, flanking the lovely bride and a friend.

If you're interested in a wedding or party at the Arboretum, they have a lot of information available online. Bottom line, you can expect site rental to be $500 for 50 people, but $2,500 for up to 300 people. But having a wedding at such a gorgeous spot has its price -- check out the rules and regulations for everyone.

1 comment:

FlutePrayer said...

Yes, we were free to roam the grounds. The reception was at the Peacock Cafe. There was a huge lawn adjacent where the kids had an absolute blast running around. It was lovely.