Last May, we had the good fortune to photograph Sara and Mike’s gorgeous wedding at Kennolyn in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We adore Mike and Sara for lots of reasons, but one of the things I liked best about their wedding choices was their commitment to being super environmentally friendly. Sara worked really hard to select a florist who could enact her green vision, with local and seasonal floral arrangements. She chose Amanda from Laughin’ Gal Floral and then gave her free reign with choice of flowers and color, and the end result was amazing.

First up, take a look at Sara’s colorful and textured bouquet.

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers-bride's bouquet- kennolyn, ca

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- bride's bouquet by laughin' gal flowers

Next, you have got to love the variety and detail in the boutonnieres. Each was color coordinated to match a bridesmaid and her bouquet.

sara_mike_mens_personal_flowers_ca- boutonneire's for groom and groomsmen by laughin gal floral 

And the ladies’ bouquets, also coordinated with the ribbons they wore at their waists.

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- bridesmaids bouquets in santa cruz ca

The flower girl carried an assortment of all of these flowers in her basket…

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers-flower girl basket with wildflowers at kennolyn

She then sprinkled them down the aisle.

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- flowers from flower girls basket along the aisle 

Amanda continued her theme of vibrant colors and textures in the room decor. My personal favorite, sunflowers, decked the walls.

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- bannister floral arrangement at kennolyn in santa cruz

One of the table centerpieces…

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- table centerpiece with seasonal flowers by laughin gal

A cocktail hour arrangment…

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- cocktail hour arrangement at kennolyn in northern cali

And finally the cake- I love when real flowers are used to decorate the cake. These are such a nice way to tie in the whole look.

sara_mike_california_wedding_flowers- wedding cake with real flowers at kennolyn in soquel ca

These flowers totally blew me away. If you would like to see more photos from Sara and Mike’s special day, definitely check out their sneak peek, the scoop and their slideshow. And if you are interested in more Green Wedding Ideas, check out Being Green on the Way Out.