Oh how I adore feathers. They come in so many forms, like the ostrich and peacock, which especially tickle my fancy. It makes any item instantly more posh and sophisticated. A touch of feathers in a bouquet or a centerpiece gives it another layer of texture and dimension. Adding a trimming of ostrich feathers to the bottom of this floral bride and groom chair makes it stand out even more.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Posted in Details
There’s something about using something that your grandmother owned in your wedding that makes it all the more special. Here, we have antique milk glass from the bride’s family collection. These tiny vases were lined across the table to give it charm and character. The use of softly colored spring time blooms showcases these vintage vessels even more. Thank you Pam Scott and Evonne Darren for the gorgeous pictures!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Posted in Details
I’m a big fan of head tables. They join the bride and groom with the bridal party into one long festive table. The length of a feast style table makes a huge statement in the room and is an opportunity to do something a little different from the rest of the wedding decor to make your table extra special. Tables in all white or a solid color make a dramatic statement, as well as giving them more decor.
When looking for a rustic and organic aesthetic, moss fits the bill. My favorite is the reindeer moss, which has a stunning apple green color and soft texture. Here are some examples of the multiple ways we use this amazing ingredient. Shantung covered boxes are filled with bright green moss and cymbidium orchids to secure guest cards for the Escort table. The centerpiece for this place card table was a manzanita tree dripping with orange tulips, green orchids, and touches of moss. You can view this wedding in full details at Karen Tran’s Blog where she featured this gorgeous wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa fe. Square glass cocktail pieces are filled with a mix of delightful Autumn inspired blooms and stuffed with garden moss. Candelabras completely covered in moss and intertwined with curly willow make a naturalistic statement.
Saturday, December 4, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized
I was lucky enough to make a pilgrimage to the charming city of Portland, and I was in HEAVEN. Trees were changing their colors and there wasn’t a tract home in sight, something this southern California girl doesn’t get to see a lot of. Not only were there more microbreweries than one could ask for, but Portland also has their International Rose Garden. Because it has a climate similar to England, prized rose varieties were sent here to keep the hybrids safe from Europe as it was being bombed during WWI. I can’t wait to come back next year for the Portland Rose Festival!
Friday, December 3, 2010 Posted in Details
We love it when themes are carried out consistently thorough the wedding. Lately, Vintage theme has been quiet popular. At this Vintage-inspired wedding which was taken place at private estate in Rancho Santa fe, we used plentiful supply of ivory Chantilly lace trimming. Chantilly lace is soft, malleable and the epitome of anything ‘Vintage’. We started with the Chantilly lace overlay for the all the guests tables (Gorgeous!) and used the raw edges for the Two entrance columns, small centerpieces and edges of the drapes on their wedding canopy. We also sew some on the pillows for the lounge area. Bouquets were also wrapped with lace as well. We hope this will inspire you to introduce beautiful timeless into your Vintage-inspired wedding. The wedding below will be featured on Karen Tran’s blog soon!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Posted in Details
What better way to set the festive mood on your wedding day than with a colorful escort card table. Hot pink and magenta orchids and roses arranged in a clean and modern way give guest something to feast their eyes on as they sip their cocktails. This lovely cocktail hour took place in the vista walk at the Hotel Del Coronado, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Crystal filled boxes hold hand written escort cards that compliment the brightly hued colors of the flowers.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Posted in Details
Tufting is a timeless and classic touch that adds a bit of glam to anything. Here we custom tufted floral planter boxes for a wedding ceremony at the Estancia Resort in La Jolla. For an over the top look, we embellished each of the dimples with crystal brooches. Each opulent box was overflowing with white and ivory hydrangeas and roses. We later transported these beauties to the bottom of the stage in the reception ballroom. The fabulous Wayne Foster Entertainment look even better surrounded by these (if that is even possible!). The boxes added pizzaz and sparkle to this gorgeous room. By the way, can you see the ALL crystal rhinestone piano on the stage. LOVE!
One thing I love about escort card tables is they’re an opportunity to make a statement. An ideal table catches your guests attention and excites the eye as they enjoy their drinks. This beach themed wedding took place on the Windsor Lawn at the historic Hotel Del Coronado. With a vivid color palette of yellow, green, and cobalt blue, we created a striking table lined with satin covered sand boxes. Hand calligraphed place cards were anchored by adorable beach chairs. Bouquets of yellow calla lilies, white phalaenopsis orchids, and green cymbidium orchids filled various cylinder glass vases, creating a showpieces for the cocktail hour. Each cocktail table was decorated with a nautilus shell overflowing with blooms, and nestled on a bed of vibrant green moss.
Damask has been fashionable even back in Byzantine times. Now, this stylish pattern has found its way into this fresh seaside L’auberge Del Mar wedding. Bands of black and white damask accent their nautilus shell sand ceremony. A combination of fluffy white hydrangea and vibrant yellow roses fill adorned boxes going down the aisle. It also finds its way on the vases of this ultra modern sign in table. A cool and chic trend that will never go out of style.