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Welcome to my blog, where you will find the musings of a decor obsessed designer. Aileen Tran Event Stylist is an extension of our parent company, Karen Tran Florals. My love affair with flowers began when I was a little girl. I was lucky enough to have a floral-filled childhood and exposure to the wedding industry at an early age. After studying Art History at UCSB and pursuing culinary endeavors, I've come back to my roots with flowers and absolutely love it! With the eclectic and unconventional bride in mind, we use unique details to make each event your own. It's my passion to create unexpected, fresh, and daring events of distinction.  

Bouquet Photo Shoot at Steele Canyon

Last week, Stacy and Melissa of Sunday Romance asked me to create bouquets for their collaborative photo shoot with Lovey by Isha, Faces of California, and Brooke Hill Makeup. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of their fantastic project. The photo shoot took place at the picturesque Steele Canyon Country Club, along with even more gorgeous muses.

For Kalah, I made a textural nosegay inspired by the purple bearded iris. Pops of royal blue vanda orchids and intensely hued sweet pea complimented the various colors of this magnificent flower. A dramatic bouquet of hanging amaranth, coral ranuculus, blush David Austin roses, and peach tulips were a perfect match for Kristina’s red hair and pale skin. Subtle hints of vintage lace and dangling pearls accent this cascading bouquet’s handle. Carissa’s edgy looks and posh make up naturally paired with this contemporary clutch style bouquet composed of vibrant orange ranuculus, yellow pin cushions, and eye popping tulips. Had a great time ladies!

Steele Canyon Photo Shoot

I joined forces with the lovely ladies of Sunday Romance and Lovey Bridal for a photo shoot at the Steele Canyon Golf Club. Here’s a taste for now…Stay tuned for more photos!

Rustic Vintage Tabletop Photo Shoot

Nestled in a villa at the rustic Santaluz Country Club, we designed this tabletop to be intimate and comforting. Gnarled grape wood gets a makeover with blush colored blooms and succulents.We used greatest jobsite table saw to make this and it took us a while but the results are awesome as you can see. Textural white lilac, cascading tulips, and David Austin roses look as if they’re growing from the wood. Vintage candelabras and an antique frame perfectly compliment the warm atmosphere. My favorite part, a luxurious throw and plush pillows to get cozy with your husband to be. Thank you Joseph Matthew Photography for the fantastic photos!

Sweet feature on Nancy’s Brown Bag Blog!

San Francisco has a special place in my heart for its phenomenal restaurants, flower market, and talented event designer, Nancy Lui Chin. I’m now a even bigger fan of her blog, Nancy’s Brown Bag, after her feature of our Vintage Candy Station. Take a look at her captivating blog for tons of eye candy and inspiration. Thank you Nancy!

Posh Wedding at the W Hotel

The W Hotel stood for ‘winning’ the san diego vacation at Carolyn and Canh’s modern and edgy wedding. Her love of all things glamorous and purple were combined with his contemporary eye for a sleek and festive soiree, dripping with details. Let’s start with her bouquet: a clean and chic gathering of white parrot tulips and calla lilies, all hand wired into a jewel encrusted handle. Each of her bridesmaids bouquets showcased a different drop-dead-goregous flowers. My jaw drops every time I lay eyes on these stunning vanda orchids and richly textured black parrot tulips.

If you’ve never been to Beach, rooftop at The W Koloa Landing resort kauai beach villas , you must go. The sand filled floor brings the coastal vibe of San Diego to the high-rises of downtown. Contemporary acrylic boxes filled with glasses vessels of submerged orchids and cascading bouquets lined the ceremony aisle. Against a backdrop of sleek chiffon were two acrylic columns, where Carolyn and Canh exchanged their vows. Guests were greeted to an escort card table of intriguing botanical specimens, eclectic vases, and black frames that tried their best show off Clark Little’s amazing print.

The Great Ballroom was illuminated by glowing centerpieces and purple uplighting. Each table was decorated with various vessels of cymbidium orchids, purple calla lilies, and cascading tulips. Swanky black crystals hung from every bouquet, while darling jeweled beautiful kauai hotels tassels embellished the votives. It was a delight working with Molly Stark of Tres Chic Affairs. Thank you Trevor Vieweg for the marvelous photos! Congratulations Carolyn and Canh!!!

Carolyn’s Purple Bridal Shower

What’s better than drinking champagne with your girls on a Sunday afternoon? Drinking champagne for your bridal shower and being surrounded by all your favorite purple flowers! We kicked off Carolyn’s bridal shower in posh purple fashion, with a chic candy bar station, glamorous crystal details, and darling sugar scrub favors. The ladies sipped their wine around a centerpiece composed of various Spring time bouquets. Stay tuned for Carolyn and Canh’s upcoming wedding photos. I’ll give you a hint…it’s her favorite color.

St Regis table at the US Grant Bridal Show

When the St. Regis Deer Valley asked us to decorate their table at the US Grant Bridal Show, I was beyond excited. We took branches of birch wood and anointed them with clusters of succulents, moss, and spring time blooms. Bouquets of tulips, elegant orchids, and darling sweet peas add dimension to this clean and chic take on the organic rustic look. Jennifer of Simply Posh Design created gorgeous menus that perfectly complimented the natural and updated tablescape. How would this table be complete without and deer skin rug and mahogany furniture from Platinum Pro. Thank you Pam Scott Photography for the exquisite photos!

A Soolip Wedding Event: March 6th Bel Air Bay Club

Come join us as we take part in A Soolip Wedding Event March 6th at the Bel Air Bay Club. This fabulous upscale event will feature Wedding gown designer Claire Pettibone, jewelry by David Yurman, and music by  the amazing Wayne Foster Entertainment band.  Orange County and Los Angeles brides don’t miss out on a great chance to see talented vendors and their work.  Please visit A Soolip Wedding website to purchase tickets.

Kelly + Michael Vintage Garden Wedding Part II

Kelly and Michael’s wedding was full of delicious details, I couldn’t fit it all into one post! Their magical day started at the Prado Balboa Park, where they exchanged their vows alongside a wishing well draped in a luscious yellow garland. Guests arrived at Thomas Bui’s fabulous home to find a long feast table lined with flowers in eclectic vases. Parrot tulips, David Austin roses, billy balls, and dusty miller is enough to get any girl all hot and bothered. I love these rustic tables provided by Platinum Pro! Paying tribute to Kelly’s heritage, was a runner constructed out of Italian maps and book pages. Her grandmother’s milk glass, vintage cake stands, and antique books were darling props that gave the table charming character. Pam Scott Photography did a terrific job capturing all the unique details that made this wedding so special. Thanks to Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings, each guest enjoyed themselves in perfect vintage style. Congratulations Kelly and Michael!!!

Exquisite Wedding Magazine Feature: Kelly + Michael’s Vintage Inspired Wedding

The long awaited Spring/Summer issue of Exquisite Magazine is out and we couldn’t be happier that one of our weddings was featured! Kelly and Michael’s special day was full of unique and personal details, thanks to Kelly’s stylish eye. When I met with this gorgeous bride, she pulled out a case of Pellegrino bottles, vintage vases, and Italian maps or inspiration. The rest was whimsical, love-filled history. Blue, green, and yellow were to be the main colors, with touches of peach to make things really pop. We took her love for billy balls, silver cone, dusty miller, and all flowers “ruffley” and created a charming and intimate wedding. For her bouquet, we used a combination of David Austin roses, parrot tulips, peony tulips, and orchids to create a unstructured and free form bouquet. It’s always a pleasure working with the delightful Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings. Thank you Bethani Montgomery for the stunning photos! Stay tuned for more juicy photos of their darling wedding…