• Hand-crafted orange trees installed in the ballroom of the Hotel Del Coronado

    Darby & Nathan

“Orange Grove Ballroom Wedding” 

Hotel del Coronado

This showstopper wedding was all about the florals... and a hand-built grove of faux orange trees crafted from elegant vines, installed in the ballroom of San Diego's iconic Hotel del Coronado!

On the hotel lawn, the beachside ceremony began with a sophisticated wedding aisle installation, filled with earth-toned florals and playful tropical ferns and vines. The floral aisle led to a custom built steeple arch covered in florals in a lush mix of dusty mauve, blush, caramel, sand, mustard yellow, and golden ochre blooms. 

The bridal bouquet was designed with understated neutral blooms in a California coastal bohemian style, with a mix of ingredients like garden roses, lisianthus, and orchids. The wedding party was outfitted with matching boutonnières and bouquets with tropical flair — even their pup was outfitted with an orchid-studded floral collar!

Cocktail hour featured multiple opportunities for statement florals, including a seat assignment display filled with blooms. Each table was decorated with bud vase arrangements, and bartenders were framed by floral arrangements on each side. A special guestbook area was covered in flowers, creating a festive spot for guests to record messages and well wishes for the bride and groom.

Moving inside for dinner and the rest of the reception, we filled the dramatic ballroom of the Hotel del Coronado with handcrafted citrus trees, constructed to fit the unique space and add whimsical charm to the historic hotel. The ballroom was transformed into a lush orange grove for the evening, creating a romantic, intimate setting for their guests. Stunning floral centerpieces adorned each table, and each orange tree was surrounded by romantic carpet of florals

The dessert table transported guests to the tropics, with orchids decorating the couple's wedding cakes. The desert display was decorated with tropical flowers, including a playful, floor-level bird of paradise flower arrangement, and a tabletop arrangement featuring palm fronds, anthurium, and orchids. 

Unique Design Elements:

  • Handcrafted orange tree grove install
  • Custom floral steeple wedding arch
  • Floral wedding aisle installation
  • Bouquets and boutonnières
  • Children's flower crowns
  • Tropical flower dog collar
  • Floral arrangements for bar and cocktail hour lounge
  • Custom floral install for seat assignment display 
  • Floral centerpieces at reception tables
  • Tropical floral wedding cake decorations


Photographer: Rebecca Yale Photography
Planner: Amorology
Linens + Tabletop: BBJ La Tovola, Hostess Haven Nüage Designs