Jinna and Frankie were married at the beautiful Bel Air Presbyterian Church and then partied and ate to their hearts’ content at the fabulous Lawry’s Prime Rib. Here are some spectacular and dramatic photographs from husband and wife team
Nicole and Jabbar were recently married on a sunny Saturday in June. The wedding was held at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills. Their colors were blush pink and magenta and grey. Here are some beautiful images provided by
Nicole carried a bouquet of white and blush pink flowers: white peonies, blush pink peonies, white “polo” roses, white freesia, and white cymbidium orchids with magenta throats.
The maid of honor carried a similar bouquet but with magenta peonies, magenta dendrobium orchids, pink cymbidium orchids, white freesia, and white “polo” roses.
The bridesmaid bouquets were mostly white, blush, and pink with accents of magenta.
The ring bearer carried a pillow made of white cushion poms and decorated with pink cymbidium orchids and magenta dendrobium orchids.
We provided a large manzanita tree arrangement decorated with blush pink dendrobium orchids and crystals with the based covered with hydrangea and roses.2
A tall arrangement of all white hydrangeas accented the place card table.
Nicole was clever and wanted to use the reception table flowers as ceremony decor as well. The aisle was lined with clear glass cylinders holding magenta dendrobium orchids immersed in water as well as clear glass cylinders holding a pillar candle on a bed of blush pink rose petals. Both cylinder designs were later moved to the reception tables.
Lauren and Adam were married last year at lovely Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica. I really enjoyed working with these two — they are a fun and cute couple! I also was fortunate to work with them on their letterpress wedding invitations. Seeing them more frequently and also meeting their mothers were a treat!
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Alexa’s bouquet featured “polo” roses, succulents, delphinium, lisianthus, dendrobium orchids, and seeded eucalyptus for a natural, loose feel.
The bridesmaids bouquets had accents of soft pink lisianthus in addition to the “polo” roses, dahlias, delphinium, and seeded eucalyptus.
For Alexa and Evan’s wedding, the theme was natural and rustic, yet refined. After all, it was an evening wedding at a private beach club. The ceremony was held outdoors, and the chuppah was decorated with burlap draping accented with bouquets of white roses, dahlias, and lisianthus, and succulents and seeded eucalyptus. Under the chuppah were two pedestals each holding a tall, natural arrangement with curly willow branches, antique green hydrangea, queen anne’s lace, and tall stems of white delphinium. We lined the aisle with white rose petals as well as lanterns with pillar candles.
The guestbook table held a small arrangement of dahlias, roses, hydrangea, and delphinium. The table and birdcage were also decorated with jasmine vines and some loose rose and dahlia blossoms.
I really like what Una did with the escort card table! The middle and edges were decorated with a blanket of delphinium flower blossoms with accents of larger blooms including succulents, roses, and dahlias. Very cool!
We had a lot of fun making the centerpieces. 6″ glass cylinders were wrapped with a burlap ribbon and filled with a variety of flowers for a natural, rustic look. The flowers included: antique green hydrangea, “cafe au lait” dahlia, white delphinium, “polo” roses, queen anne’s lace, seeded eucalyptus, festival bush, Italian pittosporum, and jasmine vine. Interestingly, all but the hydrangea and roses were local California grown flowers!
Annie and Ted were married on a perfect June day at the Neighborhood Church, followed by a reception at the Palos Verdes Country Club. Their colors were ivory with touches of blush pink.
Annie loves peonies and it was the perfect time for white and blush pink peonies. We also used lovely ‘polo’ ivory roses and hydrangea.
Annie’s bouquet featured all white peonies in various states of openness.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of ivory ‘polo’ roses and blush pink peonies.
We placed a tall arrangement of hydrangea and peonies in the center of the escort card table with the escort cards radiating out from the flowers.
Each reception table held a low centerpiece of ivory hydrangea and ‘polo’ roses and blush pink peonies. We wrapped the clear glass cylinders with a band of gold ribbon.
Stephanie and Dave were recently married on the beach front venue, The Malibu West Beach Club, on a sunny Saturday in May. They worked with Theresa Shlimanoff, of Hustle and Bustle Events. It was so good seeing Theresa again and I look forward to working with her again in the future!
Stephanie and Dave’s colors were pink, ivory, navy, and silver. With flowers, it was easy to bring in the pink and ivory using roses, peonies, ranunculus, hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids. For silver, we used touches of dusty miller (so beautiful!) and wrapped the centerpiece glass containers with a band of silver ribbon. The tables were covered with a lovely navy linen.
Stephanie’s bouquet was all white and ivory with “Polo” roses, cymbidium orchids, and lovely ivory peonies. Her bridesmaids carried bouquets of all pink flowers – peonies and roses
Boutonnieres for Dave and his groomsmen were a single “polo” rose with Dave’s subtly extra special with a couple of leaves of the silver leaf, dusty miller.
I love the arch we used for the ceremony. Stephanie wanted something simple and natural, made out of branches. Here we used three thin birch logs and secured them in white pots. Some simple, gauzy, organza draping blew gracefully in the breeze. And we finished off the look by attaching flowers to the top and sides: pink roses, white hydrangea, and dusty miller leaves.
Betty and Mike were married at the immaculate Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The colors were pale pink, ivory, and gold and the theme was classic simplicity with a chic French twist, featuring plumes of ivory ostrich feathers! Tiny Wren Press (aka moi!) got to help Betty and Mike with their
To help cut down on costs, the tall reception centerpieces served double duty and were featured as the wedding ceremony flowers. The flowers were the same, but we made them look slightly different, arranging some of the feathers at the bottom of the arrangement and some at the top. Also, to slightly “disguise” them, we placed the flowers on gold aisle posts arranged in an arc surrounding the bridal party.
We arranged the pale pink and ivory petals into swirls and curls down the length of the aisle. Lucky for us, there was hardly any wind that day! I have always loved the look of petals making a pattern down the aisle! Surprisingly, it isn’t as difficult as it looks, but does require more petals than usual and getting down on hands and knees in the soft fluffy grass.
Betty carried a lovely bouquet of pale pink and ivory flowers. There were white cymbidium orchids with pale pink lips, pale pink roses, ranunculus, and lisianthus, ivory “polo” roses, white freesia, and white sweetpeas.
The bridesmaids carried smaller, simpler bouquets of similar flowers.
Here’s a close-up of the flowers in the bridal bouquet.
For the reception table centerpieces, we had half low and half tall arrangements with the same flowers. The low arrangements were held in gold, glass footed bowls and the tall arrangements in 21″ curvy, footed clear glass vases. The flowers included: roses in ivory and pale pink, ivory and pink hydrangea, ranunculus, sweetpeas, dahlias, and lisianthus. The ivory plumes of ostrich feathers arranged at an angle completed the look!
We decorated the lovely cupcake wedding cake tier with a ring of pink hydrangea at the bottom of the cupcake tier. The toss bouquet and loose blossoms were arranged around the table.
The little sugar birds on the top of the cupcake cake were too cute!!