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Dino Alfano and Kathleen Deery outside Grace Cathedral.
Dogwoods line the steps to the reception hall at the Asian Art Museum.
Tree peonies accent sterling silver settings by Small Masterpiece.
Garden roses on a cocktail table.
A composite rose petal bouquet.

When the Florist Weds

by C California Style

In planning her own May wedding to Dino Alfano, floral and event designer Kathleen Deery sought “relaxed glamour.”

Colleague Laurie Arons helped with overall coordination, and Floreal arranged the tulips and greenery inside Grace Cathedral. For the Asian Art Museum reception, Deery thought big: nervy, hot-pink garden roses against gray bergères, French tulips in trumpet vases, and colossal tree peonies next to vintage Georg Jensen and sterling silver flatware. With a grin, she notes, “It was like ‘Downton Abbey’ 2013.” kathleendeerydesign.com.

Written and edited by Alison Clare Steingold.
PHOTOS: Jose Villa.