Friday, January 21, 2011

Christina & Andrew

Christina was one of the most relaxed brides I have dealt with in a long time! Even when her bridesmaids dresses went awry and she had to start all over- about 6 weeks before the wedding! - she always seemed calm and relaxed about her wedding planning. That made my job extremely easy since she was open to new ideas and allowed us to create unique designs just for her and Andrew's big day.
The wedding ceremony and reception was held at the Bel Air Bay Club on a beautiful, perfect day in the Palisades. We wanted the ceremony to feel like a natural setting so the riser for the ceremony was covered in faux grass to blend into the existing lawn, which offered some additional drama and height for the altar area. Christina did not want two traditional big arrangements flanking the altar so we created designs of bamboo poles, curly willow and blush and cream cymbidium orchids. The aisle added a jolt of color and freshness with a chartreuse lime runner (really fun contrast to her white dress when she walked down the aisle). The pink rose petals were designed in a soft scroll pattern for a bit more whimsy.
The reception emphasized clean, contemporary design in a classic color palette of pale pinks and lime green. The tables alternated low cluster vignette centerpieces with taller vignette centerpieces with added height. Beautiful crystal chandeliers were suspended from the existing wooden beams and along with tons of floating and votive candles the room really glowed.

We couldn't have made this event as successful without the talent of Gianna Provenzano of Gianna and Company. Special thanks to Alyssa Nicol for the beautiful images!

One of my favorite dresses ever! What a cool shot!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Whew! That is all I have to say about this past holiday season....and Happy New Year! As you can probably tell by lack of posts since October it has been a tad busy around here! I thought I would start posting some of the parties and events that we had during this time.
This was a really fun wedding shower hosted by a group of friends for the bride-to-be. The portico at Annandale Golf Club offered a perfect indoor/outdoor setting for this fun, yet elegant take on hot pink and black color scheme with a Sex in the City flair. We did various size square vases each with their own unique black and hot pink ribbon wrap detail. Variegated pink and white tulips, hot pink roses, hot pink hydrangea, rununculas and hot pink mocara orchids accented with black feathers filled each vase, which were clustered in groupings down the table.
Such a fun and chic party!