Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rustic Ivory and Succulent Wedding

The Villa in San Juan Capistrano is one of our favorite venues in Orange County. With all its natural beauty, there isn’t much anyone has to do to make a bride feel like she’s having her dream wedding!

Have you seen The Villa? There are so many elements that make it so gorgeous from the walkway entrance to the gorgeous offering candles in the chapel!
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We used The Villa as inspiration in our centerpieces and the design we added to the venue; all natural and simple to create one cohesive look. We used a simple garland of torn muslin, burlap and ribbon as Sarisa + Ryan’s ceremony backdrop and smaller versions of the garland to accent chairs along the aisle. And for our tables and centerpieces, we used simple wooden boxes as vessels and filled them with hydrangea, lisianthus, brunia, astilbe, roses, succulents and gorgeous maidenhair fern. We also had some tables with simple candle pillars with accented moss and succulents.
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The details Sarisa added to her day were unreal; so creative, cute and special. Each table setting included simple buttons with her guests’ name that gave the feeling of intimacy and care for each of their guests, The bride and groom had a subtle “direction and compass” theme with globes, maps, and simple quotes throughout the venue.

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Now onto my favorite part, let’s check out the bride + groom’s wedding style! I love looking at pictures of our brides and grooms, especially Sarisa and Ryan; you can literally see their love in their eyes!

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Congrats, Sarisa and Ryan!

Venue: The Villa, SJC / Photography: Stephanie Williams, This Modern Romance / Event Planner: Erin Hall / Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf / Catering: Iva Lee’s Catering /

Summer Wedding Inspiration Shoot

 

 

 

We were so incredibly excited to be a part of Rue Magazine’s Wedding & Entertaining issue with this bold and colorful shoot produced by the amazing ladies at Be Inspired PR and headed by the designers at Gather Events. We had so much fun collaborating with this awesome group of vendors and providing the florals for this shoot that has already gotten so much LOVE!

In the words of Be Inspired PR on the Green Wedding Shoes Feature, From the beginning, we knew we wanted to create a wedding that captured the essence of summer. GATHER Events did just that when they came up with a playful yet elegant color palette and a design board full of lush florals. Summer weddings are all about embracing bold colors and patterns, rich florals and greenery and a playfulness that can only be found under the sun. We brought in fun details to perfectly bring our vision to life – ikat pattern, water color details, bold pops of Bougainvillea and Jacaranda, accents of fresh grapefruit and earthy, wooden details. The wedding gown we chose from Kirstie Kelly perfectly embodied our “sweet with a touch of spice” vibe. We paired it with a punchy fuchsia bridesmaid gown from Jenny Yoo.  ruesummer-styled-20 ruesummer-styled-07 ruesummer-styled-19 ruesummer-styled-18 ruesummer-styled-17 ruesummer-styled-16 ruesummer-styled-15 ruesummer-styled-14 ruesummer-styled-13 ruesummer-styled-12 ruesummer-styled-11 ruesummer-styled-10 ruesummer-styled-09 ruesummer-styled-08 ruesummer-styled-06 ruesummer-styled-05 ruesummer-styled-04 ruesummer-styled-03 ruesummer-styled-02 ruesummer-styled-01

For more pictures, don’t forget to check out the original (AND FULL!) article in Rue Mag’s Wedding Issue (http://www. ruemag. com/magazine/issue/issue-twenty#1), the Green Wedding Shoes Feature, and the Inspired by This Feature!

Production: Be Inspired PR / Venue: Hotel Shangri-La / Photography: Caroline Tran / Concept, Event Design, Styling & Coordination: Gather Events / Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf / Catering: Contemporary Catering / Wine: One Hope Weddings / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Rugs & Pillows: Lulu & Georgia / Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine / Hair: Kacee Geoffroy / Makeup: Artistry by Danika / Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly / Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo / Hair Accessories: Petal and Thorn / Vintage Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn

Shade Hotel Shoot

The Shade Hotel is such a cool and stylish luxury hotel in Manhattan Beach and it was the perfect place for this shoot. Aaron Young shot all the goodies you’re about to see and it all couldn’t have happened without the amazing Constance Curtis!

We had two floral concepts going on, and these upcoming pictures are the first concept.. A little bit of romance mixed with a lot of pretty in muted tones, all carefully designed with blush garden roses, lavender roses and ranunculus, ivory hydrangea and lisianthus, with touches of gold.

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We then swapped out the arrangements with our second concept.. Something different. Still pretty, still romantic, but a lot more bold!

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And now for the pretty little details… berries, gilded fruits & succulents, wax dripped candlesticks, crystal decanters, and lets not forget the gorgeous chevron table runners!

These color of these blackberries are an amazing contrast to the rest of the table.

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We loved working with Constance and Aaron!

Shoot Location: Shade Hotel / Event Design: Constance Curtis Events / Photographer:Aaron Young Photography / Floral Design: The Vines Leaf / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals /

 

 

The Look Of Love Event, Orange County

Last November, we were so excited to be a part of California Wedding Day’s The Look of Love Event at the Chuck Jones Center. We had the pleasure of working with the most amazing team headed by LVL Weddings and Events!

It was so fun to create this hanging centerpiece installation using pretty coral peonies, vibrant tulips, and roses, and filled with lush greenery; we seriously love it. Ps. Can someone please order one so we can recreate it?!
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We kept the tablescape pretty simple to really make the hanging centerpiece stand out using only single peony blooms in gold bud vases with candlesticks, decanters and votives.

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Blue Magpie Invitations killed it with these chalkboard-like invites, menus, and labels!

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And we can’t forget about the amazing little details! Little gold bud vases, gold votives, crystal decanters, vintage books, vintage candlesticks, the GORGEOUS globe!…  TLOL-OC-87-2227699937-O TLOL-OC-74-2227697759-O TLOL-OC-55-2227694965-O TLOL-OC-50-2227694366-O TLOL-OC-35-2227692384-O TLOL-OC-86-2227699677-O TLOL-OC-89-2227700245-O TLOL-OC-05-2227687854-O TLOL-OC-66-2227697026-O

 

Shoot Location: Chuck Jones Center / Event Design: LVL Weddings and Events / Photographer: Bliss by Blue Sky’s Photography / Floral Design: The Vines Leaf / Paper Goods: Blue Magpie Invitations / Rentals: Archive Rentals / Catering: 24 Carrots / Champagne Bar: One Hope Wine /

More pictures up on our Facebook page! Check them out!