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Plan Your Wedding in Southern Humboldt County
Southern Humboldt is one of the most unique and popular destination hot spots within Humboldt County! Our rugged Lost Coast offers breath taking unparalleled scenic views, remote and pristine sandy beaches with a one of a kind ocean backdrop and Shelter Cove is a prime location for a destination wedding!
Aside from our unique coastline, if you are the type of couple that loves to live life on the edge, consider an adventure elopement at an enchanting grove in one of our redwood forests! Our area, also known as redwood country, is home of some of the most beautiful and majestic redwood trees! Many couples come from all over the United States to create a one of a kind adventure they won’t ever forget! Offering many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered, we assure you that the greater area of Southern Humboldt will not disappoint!
There is so much more that goes into planning a wedding than just picking the perfect spot. For all your wedding needs please check out the listings below for local ideas and services.
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TRANQUILITY LANE FLOWERS
Tranquility Lane Flowers is an exclusive flower studio in the beautiful hillside town of Garberville, California. Our wild and lovely flower farm is located on the country road that is our namesake ~ Tranquility Lane ~ just a few miles out of town.
We are a local, family owned and operated flower studio & flower farm. Tranquility Lane Flowers has been serving the Southern Humboldt Community since 1990 (See Our History). The Garberville studio is open from 10:00am – 5:30pm Monday thru Friday. Come by or call to schedule a consultation for a wedding or other special event, a weekly floral delivery subscription, or to purchase a lovely floral arrangement or bouquet for yourself or a loved one.
The flower studio carries locally grown, organic flowers whenever available. We strive to work with other small, local farms as our main suppliers. We also have many other exclusive connections that make it possible to get exotic premium quality flowers from around the world. If you’re in Garberville, stop by the studio to say hello and enjoy the beautiful fragrance and abundant colors of our many blooms. The selection at the shop is always changing.
We also have our own extensive cutting garden at our Tranquility Lane Flower Farm. We use items from the around the farm and the forest to “wild it up” with unexpected and exciting additions to our bouquets. Our exclusive designs often have a regional flavor reflective of our lovely area. Adding these local, seasonal fresh cut flowers, branches and greenery to our arrangements has always been our own unique signature style.
Our designers (meet them here!) are wild about flowers and passionate about creating stunning floral designs. We feel flowers enhance the beauty of of any event or celebration, and we are honored to help make your special celebration uniquely beautiful!
We also love our planet and strive to keep our business as green as possible by practicing sustainable flower farming techniques, purchasing local flowers whenever available, recycling and composting our waste.
Julia Morgan's Redwood Grove
Creating your dream event means discovering the most intimate and special venue!
Breathtaking and intimate, an exquisite location for a once-in-a-lifetime setting for a dream wedding or other special event are just some of the reasons couples choose Julia Morgan’s Historic Redwood Grove as the ultimate destination for their wedding and/or vow renewal.
Julia Morgan Historic Redwood Grove is a premier location for a destination wedding, providing an experience like no other. Family and friends come together in a unique, “once-in-a-lifetime” setting for your distinctive occasion. Our team will work with you and your wedding planner to create an intimate and luxurious setting for one of the most important days of your life. Time spent before and after this special event with those you love is priceless. We will help to ensure that every detail of your wedding is just as you dreamed! For more information or to discuss how we can help you plan your special wedding, please contact us!
In 1926, San Francisco Hotel heiress, Margaret Stewart, commissioned renowned architect Julia Morgan to build this country estate, today known as Redwood Grove. The estate was part of a planned 1,290 acre resort community by the Benbow family.
Ms. Morgan is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. After the 1906 earthquake Ms. Morgan was commissioned to rebuild The Fairmont Hotel and properties owned by the family of William Randolph Hearst. Ms. Morgan designed a number of buildings on the Berkeley campus and on the campus of Mills College in Oakland.
In 1919, Hearst commissioned Morgan to design The Hearst Castle and the nearby Hacienda at San Simeon Ranch. Today, Redwood Grove has been conscientiously restored to the historical detail and grandeur characterized by Julia Morgan. Her trademark references to nature including the birds and stag, leaves and rosettes are featured with exposed old growth redwood ceiling and support beams accented with earth colors and materials. Her design hallmarks included painstaking attention to detail and craftsmanship, which incorporate the Estate’s current private collection of art and antiques.
In 2000, Former owners, Allison Huegel and Jim Sergi worked with skilled local artisans to design the interior furnishings while creatively repurposing original fabrics and hardware to achieve an authentic look throughout the property. Nothing was spared to complete this magnificent and faithful restoration.
Duncan McLeod of Rupel, Geiszler & McLeod Architecture was responsible for carrying out Julia Morgan’s original vision for the estate while Dennis DelBiaggio of DelBiaggio Construction served as the builder on the project. The architect, builder and former owners collaborated over a four-year period. The results were a sensitive renovation that maintained the style and integrity of the original
Photo credits go to Julia Morgan Redwood Grove, Above and Beyond Creations, Annika Botha Photography and Misty Mountain Flora.
J Catering Hand Crafted Cusine
J Catering is a boutique catering company specializing in hand crafted cuisine. We create local culinary delights for those special (and even the downright ordinary) events in life!
JENNIFER PARENT + JOHNNA CHRISTIANSON
In the beginning of the new century, Jennifer and Johnna met at a dinner party. They talked about food, they talked about recipes they had tried, techniques they had perfected, and kitchen disasters they had suffered.
Both of the ladies were intrigued by one another’s culinary insights. Johnna was a graduate of Napa Valley Cooking School and had worked her way through the kitchens of many of Napa’s most popular haunts. Jennifer was an art student who had decided to focus on food as her new medium, enjoying the balance of aesthetics and taste, and the complexity of plating food. A partnership was born. Johnna’s perfected culinary talents brought lightning speed knife cuts and precise timing to the table, while Jennifer’s history as a coordinator of a festival kitchen brought the ability to serve lunch for a thousand with grace.
Fast forward a decade, J Catering has evolved into a boutique company, catering to clients who share the love of handcrafted cuisine — from the garden’s bounty — as Jennifer and Johnna do.