Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orchard Wedding - Citrus Wedding Colors

This shoot still makes my citrus orchard loving heart soar... My vision was a preppy, elegant wedding reception set in the middle of an orange orchard.We took this look in a different direction than rustic and vintage, instead we wanted something fresh yet classic. This table design was also featured in the 2011 edition of Bride and Bloom Magazine.
Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance is by far one of my favorite photographers. Her eye for design and detail is impeccable. She is warm, friendly and extremely talented. I am always in awe of her work and giving heart. She and her husband Isaac also helped us bring a table and all of our pieces out into the middle of an orchard. This shoot really would not have been possible without these two amazing people. They were also the genius photography team behind our Spanish photo shoot. Last year Isaac and Stephanie were dealt a huge blow when Isaac was diagnosed with a brain tumor... to read more about their story and to donate, please visit Help Heal Isaac. If you have found any inspiration from these pictures, or just want to pay it forward, please consider even donating $5 to help Isaac along his path to recovery. 

And now the delicious images...

 We used a powder blue pin tuck linen, with a soft butter yellow linen runner down the center of the table. The look was fresh and clean.

 I used rose patterned containers with flowers in shades of blue, yellow and orange...with a pop of green and coral . I used runnunculas, roses, viburnum, hydrangea, garden roses and dusty miller.

 We brought in our own chandeliers and hung them overhead... it added a little bling and elegance to the orchard. Which might I add, smelled as amazing as it looks.

 My love for Posh Paperie is BIG. Their designs are always timeless and creative. Karrie and Elizabeth designed simple chair cards for the bride and groom with blue dupioni ribbon.

 A single yellow rose and sugared lemon at each place setting.

 Another Posh Paperie gem... the menu and programs were perfection!

 I LOVE this shot, it reminds me of a warm summer day and pink lemonade...

 Melody of Sweet and Saucy did an AMAZING job on the cake. She used the same lace detail Karrie of Posh Paperie designed for all the paper goods on the fondant. And the sugar flower looked so realistic, it was insane!!

Many, many thanks to all of the fabulous wedding talents who came together for this magazine shoot. And I hope this inspires your summer loving heart too...xoxo

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Glamourous Wedding

From the very first email Lara and Reza sent, I knew I wanted to be part of their wedding. The location of the wedding was the landmark Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of Hollywood. Using their venue as inspiration, they wanted a luxe all white wedding with accents of crystals, gold lace and rustic wood pieces. Their style was romantic with a hint of old Hollywood glamour, mixed with some rustic touches. We used balsa wood flowers, white lisianthis, hydrangea, ivory roses and bloomed baby roses.

 Lara carried a bridal bouquet created with vendela roses, white lisianthis, small and large balsa wood flowers. The bridesmaids carried simple yet chic bouquets of ivory roses and mini balsa wood flowers.


 The ceremony was held in the historic lobby of the hotel. GORGEOUS. The architecture of the hotel is insane -  mixed in with the dark wood furniture, rustic sconces, sexy lighting and the fountain made for a breathtaking ceremony site.


 We custom built and hand stained two wooden columns to hold the brown manzanita trees.The trees were placed in two rustic wooden boxes wrapped in gold lace. The branches were adorned with balsa wood blooms and hanging crystals, the base was a bed of lush white hydrangea. The fountain was encircled by lush ivory rose petals and clusters of floating candles. The added decor that we brought in helped create a softer and romantic ambiance...

 For the centerpieces, we went with a cleaner and more modern design. Lush white floral pave arrangements of ivory roses and hydrangea were set on tall cylinders wrapped in custom cut gold lace. Strands of crystals hung from each centerpiece to add a bit more glitz to the table. The base of the centerpieces were surrounded by gold lace wrapped cylinders with floating candles, and more roses petals... The whole look was luxe and romantic.



Thank you so much Lara and Reza for letting me be a small part of your wedding day. I loved every minute of the design process, it was truly a pleasure working with you...xoxo

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