Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mariana & Kurt

Planning a wedding in Southern California when you live on the East Coast can be a challenge...but frequent emails, links to photos and good communication are the keys to having a beautiful and stress-free event. Mariana lives in New York and we spoke on the phone frequently and met for updates, walk-throughs and samples whenever she happened to be in town.
The design for her wedding was a classic Victorian inspired design with lots of deep rich red accents, champagne tones and just a bit of black for drama.
The ceremony was held at the First Congregational Church on Wilshire in Los Angeles- Gorgeous traditional church (It's claim to fame is that it has the largest organ in the United States- believe me- I know- the organist was warming up all during the install and wow! was it dramatic!!!). The church is very large so the scale of the altar pieces needed to hold their own and be bigger than average. Champagne chiffon swags accented with clusters of deep red Black Magic roses accented the entire aisle (all 175' of it!) while two large pieces anchored the entrance and beautifully framed the bride and her father for the procession.
The reception was held in the Georgian Room at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. Four foot tall five arm stands dripping with crystals and covered in masses of red roses, orchids, amaranthus and trailing ivy were placed on luscious champagne satin linens. Lots of votives, rose petals and black satin napkins accented with a velvety reflexed Baccara rose completed the tablescape.
Thank you to Ruth Wang from Behind the Scene Wedding Coordinators- it is always a pleasure working together! and Thank you, Victor Sizemore for the creative, beautiful photos!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jenny & Josh

Check out some images from a wedding at the L'Auberge Hotel in Del Mar that we designed this past weekend- can't wait to see the professional photos!

The client's wanted to meld unique designs, glamorous crystal details and the beach locale into the entire design. It was important to find a balance and not get too thematic with the beach inspiration. Miniature bleached starfish details on menus, placecards and table numbers and bleached manzanita branches were just enough to pull it all together.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ashley & Matt

Ashley and Matt were recently married at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena with a reception following at The Valley Hunt Club. Because Ashely lives in New York her mother and I worked together to create a traditional design with a bit of a fun and modern twist. The bride loved pink but felt like going all pink was just too much so we highlighted the hot pink by incorporating chartreuse and celadon greens and ivory and white into the color palette. To pull out more of the hot pink "theme" the pocket folded napkins held a pink backed menu and were accented with a large refluxed Bugatti rose for each guest. The bride liked the drama of the high centerpieces (notice the cool hot pink wire rings and hot pink roses inside the vases) and the cleanliness of the Vignette style design of three square vases each holding a single monochromatic arrangement. Pin spoting, uplights and lots of candles completed the look. Can't wait to see the professional shots!