The floral design team at Mark’s Garden transformed the backyard into a fanciful wonderland. On a balmy summer afternoon in August, 200 guests traversed the Danhakl family grounds for the al fresco ceremony. “We created a dreamy garden theme by using potted lavender, moss and touches of ivy mixed in with earthy, woodsy elements,” says Mindy Weiss. The lawn was dotted in powder blue lounge furniture, a crisp white cocktail bar and a grand tent.
Save-the-date cards accompanied by a bundle of seeds not only announced Victoria and Thomas’s summer celebration but also encouraged guests to plant a flower garden. Lehr and Black, the finest stationer for Hollywood's elite, created wood laser-cut invitations with a rendering of the grand oak tree from the property.
The bride carried an exquisite bouquet of dusty purple Amnesia roses for an antique look.
Thomas was debonair in a classic Armani tuxedo with a black bow tie to add a lovely touch of formality. “The ceremony was the most emotionally moving part of the day,” says the groom. “Supposedly, I had this gigantic smile on my face the whole time. I was completely in the moment.”
Lehr and Black’s creative answer to a less traditional escort card was pressed wood chips penned in classic calligraphy and tied with a powder blue wax seal table number.
In a fun nod to the bride’s medical profession, guest favors were made to resemble a doctor’s bag complete with a “party recovery kit” containing aspirin, band-aids, water and chocolate.
Guests toasted the newlyweds before settling into the tent filled with flickering candlelight for a grand reception. Reclaimed wooden farm tables were dressed in champagne linens with tall arrangements of hydrangea, lavender, roses and jasmine vines in ornate glass cylinders. A dainty pewter vase with a single rose sat at each place setting.
After heartfelt speeches from the bridal party, a decadent array of sweet confections prevailed with a warm beignet station and not one, but two sublime wedding cakes by Cupcake Couture. For the more adventurous foodies in the crowd, a liquid nitrogen station offered kettle corn dipped in liquid nitrogen and inside-out cheesecake pops of brownie and graham cracker.
Family and friends feasted on a main course of peppercorn-encrusted filet mignon with potato gratin dauphinoise and spice rubbed baquetta sea bass with wild mushroom risotto presented by 24 Carrots Catering.