Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Sweet Shower

I was flipping through Martha Stewart Weddings' Summer 2011 issue and came upon the cutest bridal shower I have seen in quite some time, and leave it to Dylan Lauren, daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar, to be the honoree/bride for this shower.  It was thrown for her by the editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller, and was a "Candy themed" event.  From the elegantly displayed Ring Pop favors to the Monochromatic Initial Candy Display to the Gumball Garland, this event was definitely well suited for the sweet bride, Dylan.  I would love to try something like this with one of my clients!

Below are some of my favorite pictures of the event:

Ring Pop Favor

Monochromatic Initial Candy Display
Gumball Garland

Jelly Belly Favor Tubes
Couture Candy Rings by Escriba (Barcelona, Spain)

Strawberry Chocolate Bar Shower Invitations

Candy Necklace Favor
Keeping the theme going with the cute cake

Photo credit:  Douglas Friedman for Martha Stewart Weddings

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kat & Matt's Wedding 5-14-11 (Newport Beach, CA)

We had the honor of being the Wedding Coordinator for Katrina & Matt's wedding in Newport Beach on 5-14-11.  The bride was super creative with the decor elements she brought in to her home, where the ceremony took place, and over to the reception at The Cannery.  Greens and white were the prominent colors, a very organic feel to the wedding.  Its All About The Cake did an amazing job on the wedding cake, it photographed beautifully and was quite delectable!  Iva Bloom also did a wonderful job on the flowers, I look forward to working with them again on future weddings.

Our good friend Louis Trinh from Tikko Weddings was the photographer, will post his pictures as soon as they are available but here are some we took with our phones....
Cocktail Table Arrangement
flowers by Iva Bloom

Ceremony Set-up

Aisle Arrangement
flowers by Iva Bloom

Guest Entrance
flowers by Iva Bloom & Canopy by Baker Party Rentals

Banister Floral Wrap
flowers by Iva Bloom

Delicious Wedding Cake (White Chocolate Raspberry)
cake by Its All About The Cake

Reception Centerpiece
flowers by Iva Bloom

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Our Featured Wedding in the LA Edition of Ceremony Magazine

The wedding of Jessica & Sean we did at The Parker Palm Springs was featured in the LA Editition of Ceremony Magazine.  They were a very cute couple and the bride's decor and design ideas for her wedding were spot on for their location and their personalities.  Check out the photos below as well as the link to their wedding on California Wedding Wave:
(pg 274/275)

{Location, Lighting} Parker Palm Springs
{Photography} Your Inner Song Photography
{Coordinator} White Orchid Productions
{Floral Design} Empora Flora
{Linens} Dress My Chair
{Rentals} Dizzy Box Photo Booth Rentals
{Stationery} Sproullie Designs
{Entertainment} The Ravelers
{Videographer} iMemory Films
{Gown Designer} Pronovias
{Bridal Salon} Mary Me Bridal
{Hairpiece & Veil} Erica Koesler, Romancing the Veil
{Bridal Shoes} Nordstrom
{Hair & Makeup} Blonder Salon
{Formal Wear} Allen’s Tuxedos

Friday, May 20, 2011

Venue Tour by Michael + Anna Costa Photography


Celebrates this.... Fantastic Fiesta by Jose Villa Photography and La Fleur Weddings & Events

Dining + Destinations Magazine Cover Story 

and featured on... 
Style Me Pretty


Jill La Fleur  of La Fleur Weddings & Events

Jose Villa Wedding Photography

 Joel Serrato Films

Bella Vista Designs, Inc. by Trevor Zellet (Lighting & many of the rentals Rentals


Camilla Svensson Burns Floral

New West Catering

 Linens: La Tavola Linen / Mariachi Trio: AMS /   Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes / Custom Banners and Paper Bunting: Mexican Sugar Skull / Invitations: Rifle Paper Co.Ceremony: Santa Barbara Courthouse 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bridal Swimwear Line by Beach Bunny Swimwear

Looking for a cute swimsuit or coverup for your honeymoon?  Beach Bunny Swimwear just posted these photos of their new Bridal Swimwear Line on their Facebook and these suits and coverups were so cute I had to share them with everyone:!/media/set/?set=a.10150192885287197.321914.53502412196

Bridal Show Flowers

Purple and Green

Trending this season in flowers has been shades of Purple and Green.  Flowers are taking a very organic look this season with White and Green pairings, which was prevalent at the wedding we did this past weekend in Newport Beach, and can go the way of the Modern-Themed wedding or very Shabby Chic with the Vintage-Eco Wedding trends I am sure a lot of you have seen in recent wedding blog posts/magazines.  The good thing about Purple and Green is that they have very pale and very saturated hues available in each color palette, which makes them a good color option for every season.

Below are some pictures of flowers from recent Bridal Shows we did....

Manzanita Tree with Orchid, Roses & Hydrangea
Long Stem Calla Lily Bouquet

Mokara Orchids & Mini Calla Lilies
Fountain of Flowers
(incl. Peonies, Roses, Orchids & Hydrangea)

Dark Burgundy Calla Lily Bouquet

Friday, May 13, 2011

2011/2012 Wedding Gown Trends

With the conclusion of the NY Bridal Market shows in April and the Royal Wedding at the end of April it was very apparent that texture, especially lace, will be one of the biggest trends in Bridal Gowns for the upcoming 2012 season.  As seen in Kate Middleton's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, the lace high collar and sleeved look, to cover up an exposed decolletage for a proper Catholic wedding (gotta love dress code restrictions for Catholic Church Weddings), will surely be a hit amongst brides opting for a traditional Catholic wedding.  However, I can also see this trend being popular with brides not getting married in a Catholic church in the form of a lace bolero (small jacket) over any strapless gown.

Scalloping, ruching, lots of layers...these are what we saw on the runways in coverage of the NYC Bridal Market Shows this April.  Some of the best dresses are below....

*ROMONA KEVEZA (very similar to Kate Middleton's dress)

ph: Dan Lecca (from WeddingWire Blog)
ph: Dan Lecca (from WeddingWire Blog)
ph: Dan Lecca (from WeddingWire Blog)

pulled from the WeddingWire Blog

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Behind the Scenes - Bridal Photo Shoot

During our Bridal Event in March, a few of the talented ladies brainstormed about producing a Brooklyn based bridal photo shoot. 

The shoot took place at Jessa Blades' beautiful Brownstone in Ft. Greene. All of our stylists were on hand to help beautify the models. 

Take a look at this great behind the scenes video of the shoot...we can't wait to show you all the pictures! (Oh, and see how many TPB ladies you can spot!)

Friday, May 6, 2011


We have finally stepped into the realm of "blogging!"  I am a frequent purveyor of other event production company's blogs as well as ones by florists, photographers and other vendors in the weddings and special events industry so it was only fitting that I take my company into the 21st century and join the social networking community with a company blog. 

Stay tuned for updates on the latest trends in the industry as well as advice, photos and other tidbits of information that can help you have a wonderful and successful event!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

You Make Me Promises, Promises

We have the best neighbors in the world. Not only are Shana and her crew the coolest bunch of ladies, they're really talented too. We've always loved their custom pieces and amazing jewelry line (all made right next door to us!), but their newest venture is just beyond!

In God We Trust now has a line of commitment jewelry that is exactly what you would expect from them: beautiful, non traditional, and handmade.

If you're looking for something unexpected, and just off the beaten path, this is exactly where you need to go. (And once you're done falling in love with their pieces, stop by and say hi to us too!)

Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.