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Thursday, October 15, 2009
We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and John, who were married at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena and their awesome coordinator, Gianna Provezano http://www.gpevents.com/. Although the ceremony was planned for the famous Horseshoe Garden, it was decided that the early evening ceremony was just a bit too chilly for comfort of the guests. The ceremony was moved into the Georgian Ballroom and the result was perfectly intimate and romantic- it was a blessing in disguise! The all white color scheme for the ceremony included a heavily decorated chuppah, an aisle runner filled with petals and hurricanes and two large arrangements flanking the entrance to the aisle. The bride's all red Black Magic bouquet added some drama and connected the ceremony color scheme to the all rich red reception decor. Tucked shantung linens were topped with tall fluted vases filled with submerged plum calla lilies and a beautiful arrangement of long stem Black Magic roses and red ti leaf. Each napkin was studded with an open Black Magic rose. Warm amber toned lighting and LOTS of candles added the perfect amount of warmth for the chilly evening. Guests were treated to a Sweets Overload! A bon bon station, wedding cake AND a candy station were all offered to their family and friends- my kind of girl!!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
You difinitely can't go wrong with a wedding or special event in Santa Barbara! We just designed a wedding at the beautiful Casa Bella in Hope Ranch for Courtney and Rob. To play off of the beautiful architecture and style of the house the bride chose a golden yellow, black and off white theme, melding some custom traditional touches with a bit of modern glam. The bride carried a bouquet of lush garden roses, miniature calla lilies and was accented with dark chocolate fern curls to add some striking contrast in color and form. Her 9 bridesmaids wore rich creamy yellow toned dresses and the bouquets of yellow roses, white phalenopsis orchids and fern curls complimented perfectly.
For the ceremony we did not want to compete with the gorgeous ocean and cypress tree backdrop so we designed a simple black canopy structure with flowing ivory chiffon and drops of crystals accented with yellow cymbidium orchids on the back portion. It was lovely when the soft breezes shifted the fabric ever so romantically. The aisle was completed with a dramatic scrolling pattern of bright yellow rose petals- a perfect contrast to the greenest grass I ever saw and the black chiavari chairs.
For a crisp, semi-modern twist on the tables we did a combination of vignette style centerpieces and single low centerpieces on each table. All the vases were wrapped in black dupioni silk with a satin band anchored by a rhinestone broach. Single variety floral combinations (golden mocara orchids, Skyline and Aalsmer gold roses, golden china chrysanthemums and gold cymbidium orchids) filled each separate vase for a cohesive and full table top design. Chunky black candle sticks with pillar candles and votives completed the design. For the sweetheart table, the bride wanted an intimate canopy for just her and her new husband. A wrought iron and crystal chandelier complimented the black and ivory chiffon canopy and the multiple candles added the perfect amount of romance and coziness.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Come on out tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th to the Wine Jazz Walk benefiting the City of Hope. Sierra Madre merchants open their doors for the wine tastings and lots of food and jazz bands entertain the along the way. So much fun!! Visit the link for more info and ticket prices. Hope you can stop by! http://sierramadrewineandjazzwalk.com/