A Natural, Botanical Garden-Inspired Wedding at Millwick in Los Angeles, California
Angela Lewis (a teacher) and Clayton Metcalfe (a teacher) envisioned an eclectic, organic style combined with natural elements for their wedding day look. They told this to florist Carissa Jones of JL Designs, who ran with the idea and shaped a botanical garden theme through an array of decor and florals. Angela and Clayton held their natural nuptials at Millwick in Los Angeles, California, which embodied a cozy atmosphere that felt like home. Their ceremony took place outside in the garden courtyard, where Angela and Clayton shared their first kiss in front of a wall covered in succulents, ferns and ivy. Their main colors of whites and greens organically formed as the planning progressed, which ended up blending in nicely with the industrial look of the venue at large. Inside the main hall, guests sat at long wooden dining tables under green garlands draped from wooden beams. The family-style dinner included arugula salad with burrata cheese, fresh sea bass and gnocchi with butternut squash, plus a dessert table filled with mini baked pies and naked layered cake that looked like heaven. Beyond the actual meal, we loved the wood-framed chalkboard sign displaying the menu that Clayton sanded and stained himself, draped with garland on top that incorporated the day's botanical feel. "We kept the menu as a memory, and portions of it are hanging on the wall next to our dining room table," Angela says. Check out more natural elements that made up this botanical garden wedding, below.