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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.  

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Allow me to introduce to you the stunning phalaenopsis. This pristine orchid comes in a plethora of tantalizing shades. Take for instance this fluttering garland of fuchsia orchids, curving down the bride and groom chairs. Eclectic varieties, such as this chartreuse and magenta veined orchid make this bouquet particularly show stopping. White phalaenopsis are chameleons of the flower world, adopting virtually any style and lending elegant flair. A blue chinoise themed table looks clean and sophisticated with the addition of these beauties. For that daring bride, we created a cascading bouquet of hot pink orchids with a touch of feathers and bling.

Lace Details

What girl doesn’t like a little bit of lace? I’m completely smitten for hints of lace to give a touch of romance and femininity to any decor. Finishing your bouquet handle with an antique lace adds a certain charm. Lace accents on the table, such as this sequin lace wrapped box, make centerpieces gleam with vintage character. One of my favorite details are the dainty lace covered labels to this vintage candy station spread.

Spotlight Vendor: Simply Posh Design

Words cannot do justice to the creativity and artistry of Jennifer Daillard, the mastermind behind Simply Posh Design. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this lovely lady for many photo shoots and weddings, and her creations never cease to send my heart a flutter. I’m in love with her attention to detail, as well as her love for all things beautiful. For a purple Parisian photo shoot, she crafted chic, yet regal, menus and table names. A contemporary wedding of yellow, black, and white was paired with a striking damask pattern. My inner sweet tooth is mad about her labels for our dessert buffets, which perfectly compliment the colors of this pink and tiffany blue wedding. Please check out Jennifer’s gorgeous blog, as well as more of her masterpieces in Ceremony Magazine San Diego’s lastest publication.

Down the Aisle

Every bride dreams about the magical moment they walk down the aisle. For some brides, that fantasy has a trail of phalaenopsis orchids and tiffany blue vases leading them to their husband to be. Or perhaps it’s an aisle illuminated with candles, bright floral spheres, and calla lily bouquets such as this one at the Parker Palm Springs. A bride can feel like a princess floating down a pink petal path carpet, lined with darling little pink pomanders at the Hotel Del Coronado. This modern bride fulfilled her dream by walking down a scrolling petal path aisle on Seagrove Park. Flanking the aisle were damask covered floral boxes and vessels filled with submerged orchids. You can always opt for the statement making colorful petal path, such as this intensely hued number at the Santaluz Country Club.


Bling, bling, and more bling

If there’s ever an opportunity to get a little outrageous with some bling, it’s the day you say “I do.” In the glamorous world of  weddings, there are many chances add those glittering touches. Crystals jewelry accents on each setting and in centerpieces make your guests feel like royalty. Rhinestones on customized candy buffet scoops is just more fabulous icing on the cake. But of all the bling that I bedazzle with, I prefer them in bouquets. You want something that you hold for most of the day to have character and attention to detail. What better way to express it than with vintage jewelry, a collection of crystals, or even just a simple and elegant brooch.

Vintage Candy Station

Sure everyone is swearing off candy for their new year’s diet, but I couldn’t help indulging in some sweet treats for the eyes. Here’s a vintage inspired dessert buffet to whet your palate. Placed on a antique mirrored dresser are apothecary jars and vintage cake stands filled with everything from champagne bubbles (my personal favorite) to vanilla meringues. Who can resist a tower of delectable french macarons? Each on the labels are covered in delicate lace and graced with a crystal brooch. Thanks to Andrew Arthur, these desserts look even more mouth watering. Please feel free to contact us to design your own personalized candy station.

Modern Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

I absolutely love it when a bride isn’t afraid to do something daring with her decor. When I got the opportunity to design a modern wedding with Susanne from Crown Weddings, I was beyond excited. Cathy and Christian had their intimate wedding in the Coronet Ballroom of the Hotel Del Coronado. With a color palette of white, yellow, black, and silver, we created a contemporary wedding that was sleek, elegant, and fun. Unconventional centerpieces of sprouting tulips and calla lilies filled slim silver trumpet vases. A custom cake stand was designed to raise their adorable cake. The bouquet on the back of the bride and groom chairs was a small detail that made their day that much more special.

Flowers for the Little Ones

With all the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, we tend to forget some of the younger members of the bridal party. And what’s more adorable than a flower girl carrying a dainty floral pomander. Ring bearers look incredibly dashing carrying a customized silk box adorned with orchids and satin ribbon. Your junior bridesmaid will feel like a princess holding a purse of roses and rhinestones.

Parasols

Perhaps it was from holding my umbrella so often that had me pining for the days of summer. One of the things that reminds me of summer the most are parasols. These ethereal beauties were hand painted and customized for each wedding. This vibrant wedding on the beach of the Hotel Del Coronado had pink and green painted parasols to decorate the entrance of their ceremony. They also function as great favors for your guests to protect them from the summer sun.