The other week I had the opportunity to visit a lovely venue, Jardin del Sol. Jardin del Sol is an outdoor garden wedding and events venue located on a private residence in Snohomish, Washington, about 45 minutes north/east from Seattle. Having gotten married outside in the mountains in Colorado back in 2017, I am partial towards outdoor venues. And I immediately fell in love with Jardin del Sol.
Jardin del Sol, or Garden of the Sun, is located on seven acres of land. The main garden area features a central lawn surrounded by flowering perennials, shrubs, and tall trees and is most often used for ceremonies and lawn games. There is a wooden pergola that acts as a backdrop for the ceremony centered at the end of the lawn. While there is a lovely chandelier inside the pergola, it is essentially a blank canvas. The only limit to decorating this structure is our imagination!
The design I created for this ceremony spot incorporates a floral ‘sun’ as a main arrangement on the pergola. I love when things have meaning and cohesion, so incorporating a floral sunburst felt just right for Jardin del Sol. The floral sunburst would include sunset garden roses, green-center sunflowers, leonidas rose, orange spray roses, light yellow stock, and dancing lady orchids. In this sketch I placed two trellises on either side of the pergola so that a climbing rose bush could wind its way up the structure adding to the garden feel. The climbing rose bush would be made out of smilax vine, kiss roses, and champagne roses (these are gorgeous light pink roses that open up like stars and are stunning!). In the two ceramic urns in front of the pergola thre would be a lush arrangement of smilax, greenery, kiss roses, champagne roses, and yellow begonias.
The entrance to this main lawn and ceremony area was another spot where I envisioned florals. A vision of a grape vine covered pergola popped into my head and I sketched out my floral interpretation using smilax vine, wedding ivy, purple stock, and purple larkspur. A grand ceremony deserves a grand entrance, after-all.
What are your thoughts about these design ideas? Any other you would like to see? If you are getting married at Jardin del Sol I would love to collaborate with you! Jardin del Sol is such a beautiful venue. The sky is the limit for the floral designs we could create at this magnificent place.