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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.  

Rosie and Luke’s Peacock Wedding

Peacock feathers always have a way of tickling my fancy. It this case, they were paired with teal satin dress, brown cymbidium orchids, and organic succulents. Rosie was a gorgeous bride who loved vintage details. We added an antique brooch to her bouquet and finished with handle with lace to match her stunning lace dress. Delicate wisps of ostrich feathers and ruffled cattleya orchids created a nature inspired clutch. Rust colored orchids and blooming succulents were a marvelous contrast to the bridesmaids stunning teal dresses. The groomsmen look especially dapper in vests adorned with brown and teal cymbidium orchids. Luke created a perfect combination of casual and cool with a sleek grey suit, brown skinny tie, and succulent boutonniere. Thank you Dorothy Huynh Photography for the fantastic photos!

US Grant Hotel ‘A Royal Affair’ Wedding Showcase

Don’t miss out on one of the biggest wedding shows of the year at the US Grant Hotel on February 27th, 2011. Naturally, with William and Kate’s upcoming wedding, the theme is a ‘Royal Affair.’ Come by our booth to see an elegant collaboration with Crown Weddings, Concept Event Design, Cake, and Simply Posh Design. We’d love to meet you lovely newly weds and share exciting new wedding ideas with you!

Orange and White Bouquet Photo Shoot

A photo shoot wouldn’t be complete without a few unique bouquets. First, we have a vibrant all orange bouquet of stunning ranunculus, calla lilies, and succulent blossoms, with a handle graced with a bright orange tassel. For the bride, we composed an all white cascading bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids, tulips, and calla lilies. A combo of spring time white tulips, orange ranunculus, and roses, show off their stuff in this free form bouquet. My new obsession are frog enclosures, which I couldn’t resist adorning the handle with. Kudos to Joe Stemmer of J Stemmer Photography for the fantastic photos!

Swanky White and Orange Photo Shoot

Ok cool cats, here’s a modern styled table top that I thought you all might dig. The amazing Pam Scott photographed the sleek and cool table and lounge. Vibrant pops of orange roses, orchids, and ranunculus contrast with the stark white vases and linens. We added touches of luxurious fur, pin tuck linens, and mercury balls for just the right amount of swing. Bright orange tassles and frog enclosures were eastern inspired embellishments with an updated twist. Swanky menus crated by the foxy Jennifer Daillard of Simply Posh Design graced each place setting. Lets not forget the acrylic and fur bar with layers of calla lilies and candles. And on top, a hip dessert bar of white and silver candy. Can you dig it?


Canadiana Chic Blog Feature: French Vintage Tabletop

I’m so honored that Alexandra of Elizabeth Grace Designs in Canada stubbled across our French Vintage photo shoot and featured it on her Canadiana Chic blog! Her amazing blog (check it out here) is full of great wedding photos and innovative ideas. You can get lost in all the darling details. Check out our stylish northern neighbor and prepare to be blown away!

Wedding Canopy

There’s something incredibly romantic about exchanging your vows under a wedding canopy. It can be an extravagant gazebo, such as this charming lavender wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado, or an intimate chuppah, like this vibrant structure at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, It’s especially hard to resist delicate orchids floating along the canopy sides, or hanging leis blowing in the San Diego’s ocean breeze.

Ballerina Bouquet

Blame it on the Black Swan, but I couldn’t help but post a ballerina inspired bouquet. Here we have pale pink peonies clustered with wisps of tulle to form a feminine little tutu. The tissue-like petals of the peonies remind me of the ethereal tulle fabric. Bravo to Pam Scott for the gorgeous photo! Now back to work on my plies…

Bouquets Part Duex

Since I couldn’t get enough bouquet goodness out of my system, here is a continuation of my previous post. A grouping of ranunculus, sweet peas, viburnum, and kale is a harbinger of Spring. For the bold bride, a mix of kangaroo paws, pods, and pin cushions should do the trick. I’m a sucker for succulents, mostly because it’s the one plant in my garden that hasn’t died. Their striking shape is a perfect compliment to this charming rustic bouquet. Pink calla lilies get a sleek treatment with a alligator skin wrap and matching rhinestones. Loosely gathered David Austin roses, tulips, and dusty miller make for darling bouquets. A vintage cameo gives it the perfect touch.

Bouquets

If there’s an area of floral design I love the most, it’s bouquets. They are the most important decor in the wedding, as well as the most photographed. Whether bold, bright, or timeless, they reveal the bride’s personality. Bouquets are the most time consuming as well, requiring many blooms to be hand wired for that polished and tailored look. Every Monday I’m a guest blogger at Karen Tran’s Blog, featuring a different bouquet each week. Here is a collection of some of my favorite bouquets I’ve done this past year. Enjoy!

Candy Stations

Want to give your guests something to really remember your wedding day by? Treat them to a sumptuous dessert buffet. They’ll be buzzing about your posh pink candy station with darling initialed bags. Who could forget a rock and roll inspired spread of all white candy? Delectable macarons and doughnuts take the stage with these vintage dessert buffets. For your own unique candy station, please feel free to contact us!