Just Married

Erin Riordan and Ben Wilder
April 8, 2017

Garden Party: Erin and Ben and their guests were surrounded by a blooming garden on their wedding day. Palo verdes were blanketed in yellow flowers, and prickly pear cacti were ringed in crowns of yellow blossoms. Sweet acacia perfumed the ceremony site. His and Hers Terrariums: Guests were welcomed by two terrariums—Erin’s, filled with ferns and orchids to reflect her California roots and tropical travels; Ben’s, a microcosm of the desert, complete with cactus and live scorpions. Bountiful Buffet: Yucatán-style plantain-crusted chicken, roasted pork shoulder, Oaxacan spoon bread and roasted beet salad kept guests well fed. By the Light of the Moon: The near-full moon showed between branches of mesquite trees and the sweet acacia and guests danced the night away.

Tohono Chul Park

Floral Designer:
Atelier de LaFleur

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