Mill Valley Wedding From Waterlily Pond
October 18, 2009
By: eddye
United States

Karen and Carter were married this past June at The Outdoor Art Club in the heart of Mill Valley, CA. Natasha of Waterlily Pond worked with Karen to design a fresh, vibrant wedding filled to the brim with warmth and love and a spectacular feeling of joy!


cake by flour Chylde bakery

Karen is the vp of creative services at Williams Sonoma and is known in her circle of friends for her love of the color orange! It seems pretty safe to say that with those credentials, her wedding is going to be good!


Natasha ~ the terrific floral and event designer behind this affair said this of Karen & Carter's wedding ...

The style of the wedding was very organic and nature-inspired. For the ceremony we used rustic white birch sculptures with kiwi vines and an explosion of orange flowers. The aisle was defined with leaves instead of rose petals. We used many whimsical organic elements in the florals - berries, pods, grasses, persimmons, pomegranates and figs in centerpieces and arrangements. Karen's bouquet was wrapped in bark-covered wire with a brooch made of a tiny pomegranate, and included orchids, monkey tails, chocolate cosmos and lots of different interesting grasses and greens.


And from the bride ...

I'd sum up my style as "rustic elegance" - we focused on the natural charm of the setting, highlighting with summer's most vibrant colors and flavors. We really wanted to keep everything very personal, inviting all our guests to a destination wedding in our own home town of Mill Valley... ...tables were named for favorite destinations where Carter and I have explored the great outdoors....twigs, pinecones, and birch were all parts of local nature we wanted to bring inside...



I read a little bit about The Outdoor Art Club on their website. I thought what they said about themselves was super ...

If you envision major decoration installations, lighting plans and other means to “transform” this space into something else, this site is NOT for you. The OAC is meant for people who appreciate the site’s rustic style and charm. For those this space can be a magical, memorable setting for your event.


We've featured Waterlily Pond's gorgeous designs many times on SMP and each one just gets better! We thank Natasha for sharing one more with us!!


We also thank Jillian Kay Photography for providing these beautiful photos from the day ... and our sincere congratulations to Karen and Carter!

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For more inspiration, take a look at a few fotos from Waterlily Pond's portfolio ...

Autumn Romance, Organic Green, Crayola Chic, Orchids & Feathers, and Downtown Elegance