Romantic Cream & Gold Intimate Wedding At The Iconic Mission Inn Of Riverside

March 24, 2021

Hey Beautiful Brides! 

We hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy as we all learn to navigate life in 2021! Wherever you are in your wedding journey we want you to remember the most important part of your wedding is getting to marry the one you love. Finding the right vendors to design your wedding florals, photography, music, video, etc., will help to eliminate worry and stress as it will allow you to just relax and enjoy your day. 

We want to share a very very special Wedding Anniversary feature with you all as we celebrate none other than our founder, Cristina, and her husband Ricardo as they are celebrating 4 incredible years of marriage on the 26th of this month! Read on to learn more about their venue, flowers, aesthetic and more!

Bridal Bouquet Magic

We love to share the importance of creating a seamless flow from your bridal bouquet to your bridal gown. It’s important to find a balance that works well depending upon your venue and wedding style. The queen of Posh Peony herself, Cristina, flawlessly executed a complementary look from head to toe. Just notice the attention to detail in her bridal ensemble! 

That gown is a statement all on its own with its beautiful long sleeves, intricate lace detail with soft gold accents and a full and flowing tulle bottom. From the stunning brooch to the gold silk ribbon from Tono+Co, this bridal bouquet created a bridal magic moment. It’s really important to find complementary colors in your bouquet so that they do not pull too much attention away from you, the bride! We love to look back on Cristina and Ricardo’s big day and think of all the magical fairytales!

The Venue

Can we talk about this gorgeous venue? The Mission Inn located in Riverside is absolutely iconic! Known for its incredibly ornate Spanish style architecture and European flare, the Mission Inn could not have been a more perfect setting Cristina and Ricard’s intimate wedding celebration. 

This venue was founded by Frank Miller in 1876 and has earned its highly reputable status through the years due to its beautiful grounds, exceptional service in hospitality and its ability to create beautiful memories for its guests. What started out as a boarding house way back when has over the years transitioned beautifully into a hotel with walls filled with love, history and romance! Nothing but warmth and inviting vibes this venue brings! Newcomers flock to this stunning venue year after year as it also has hosted several VIP celebrities, feature films and politicians. Whether you’re enjoying the architecture in the ceremony and reception venues or enjoying a good laugh with friends on the terraces, the ballrooms and courtyards are showstopping with their architectural elegance and history!

Just look at how perfect Cristina and Ricardo fit into this incredible space with their bridal and groom ensemble!

Bloom Recipe

You know we love sharing our bloom recipes and floral education with you! Let’s talk about the details of this bouquet. The color palette selected is simple, clean and elegant! Cream garden roses are always a YES when looking for something that is fresh and elegant. This bouquet was thoughtfully designed noting to add in lush green accents where necessary to provide texture and balance. 

You’ll notice Cristina’s bouquet is a sleek oval bouquet with elegant touches added in by the jasmine vine that drapes over just beautifully. The soft gold notes in the center of the fresh peonies tied in so well with the brooch and gold Tono+Co sash. 

Can we also talk about the ranunculus. When these babies reach their full bloom magic happens! Their petals are soft and pronounced while providing such a striking feature with their bold centers. Check out the recipe below to learn the names of these incredible lush and vivacious blooms used in this bridal bouquet for Mrs. Cristina Barragan herself! 


Garden Roses


Israeli Ruscus

Jasmine Vine


Majolica Spray Roses




Happy Anniversary Cristina & Ricardo! Cheers to continued love, health and happiness! 

Next Steps

Are you dreaming up the many possibilities of what your wedding flowers will look like? Are you looking to work with top industry professionals who will help you execute your vision and create floral magic? Well, we are here to help and we would love to work with you! If you are looking for passionate floral designers who care not just about the execution of the floral design but truly creating an experience for you that will bring you endless joy, click here and inquire with us today. It’s so fun getting to meet new brides and we love the opportunity to help you along the way in your bridal journey! 

XOXO, Posh Peony Team! 


Floral Design: Posh Peony • Photographer: Sposto Photo  • Venue: Mission Inn • 
Invitation Design: Details Beyond Design • DJ: Heart Sound Entertainment • 
Cinematographer: Miguel Garcia Studios • Ribbon: Tono+Co • Cake Designer:  Sugar_Kane •
Officiant: Great Officiant • Rentals: Classic Party

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