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Mission Bay Summer Wedding at The Dana

Tropical Wedding Flowers at the Dana on Mission Bay

Sarah and Rei


Aaron and Samantha Photography

Swann Soirees Wedding Planning


Today we're looking back on a favorite San Diego wedding at the Dana Hotel in Mission Bay. Sara and Rei chose a perfect day for their wedding at this stunning beach side venue so reflective of San Diego and of their own relaxed and beautiful style!  Here is Sara enjoying a moment of anticipation.  Her bouquet is a fresh blend of green cymbidium orchids and ivory roses, hydrangea, mums and dahlias, wrapped in satin and pearls.

The men's bouts are mini cymbidiums tucked into rods of equistem, with loops of beargrass and a small white orchid added to the groom's.  And I love the look on Sara's face when she see's her man!  These two are adorable!

The ceremony was held right on the edge of the water under the iconic palm trees of The Dana.  The bamboo arch is decorated with corner sprays of plum and green orchids and palm fronds for a breezy tropical feel, and the path is strewn with orchid blossoms.

Corsages for the mothers are made with large green cymbidium with ivory ribbon.

Inside the ballroom, there were tall showy centerpieces in trumpet vases of orchids, bells of Ireland, and palms, wrapped in ti leaf, and low glass cubes of orchids, stock, carnation, and roses, accented with curls of monkeytail fern fronds. All were lit from within with submersible lights, and surrounded with a few other touches of hydrangea, submeged orchids, and spider mums.

The cake was also adorned with a generous scattering of orchids.

I'm so happy to have been a contributor to this sweet couple's wedding day and wish them a future of love and laughter!

Floral Occasions by Janna Hatch

jannahatch@sbcglobal.net


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Floral Occasions

By Janna Hatch