by gillianshenon

Danielle and Patrick celebrated their nuptials at the Sequoia Retreat Center among the redwoods in beautiful Ben Lomond, California, over Labor Day weekend.  Upon our final site visit to check status of the barn’s construction, we were vaguely optimistic (!), knowing there was a first event scheduled before ours.  Phew, we made it!  (See previous blog post “Barn Raising” to see early pictures of the barn.)

Danielle had the clever idea to re-use painter’s drop cloths as the table linens, and had napkins made using different patterns of indigo fabric.  Erica Lewis (Erica Rose Design) provided the floral arrangements in keeping with Danielle’s request to reflect the natural flora and fauna of the Santa Cruz mountains.

Danielle made another sage decision to seat all of her guests inside the barn which proved to create a very intimate environment; people began to dance at their tables before the real dance party even began.  The DJ was spinning vinyl – it was that kind of a party!

A first dance…

More of Erica’s creative genius: a bridesmaid’s bouquet.