Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rich & Creamy

I came across these images (all separately) while perusing pinterest and thought how perfeclty they blended together, I just had to share with you all.  The colors are so rich and moody with the right mix of textures, it has me wanting to attend a holiday party dressed to the nines and indulge in decadent sweets.

Flowers | Green and bloom flowers
Cake | Martha Stewart Weddings
Dress | Anthropologie

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jennifer + Armello | Asian Art Museum

I don't know if it was their style, swag or how they just wanted to have a good time but Jen & Armello, aka, Jello, were a breathe of fresh air to work with.  We tend to find ourselves in Napa quite a bit for events but this time we found ourselves right in our backyard, San Francisco.  Jen and Armello choose a beautiful church to have their ceremony in and the Asian Art Museum for their reception.  Before we jump into their beautiful day I wanted to back it up a bit and explain our thought process for their overall design.  Like I mentioned these two have some major swag so we wanted to be unique but not too out of the box, as they still wanted an elegant, traditional celebration.  Sooooo, this is what we came up....

Focusing on elegant, modern details, such as gold and copper accents and highlighting triangles in a fresh new way was our goal.  They have a favorite quote that represents triangles so we wanted to roll with that.  Plum was one of Jen's go to colors and from there it was about tying in the details.  I'll let the photos take it from here captured by Encarnacion Photography. 


Congratulations again to Jello!  Thanks for allowing us to be part of your party and showing us a good time on the dance floor!

Videography | NCompass Cinema
Planning, Design and Coordination | Enjoy Events Co.
Photobooth | NightOwl Photobooth
DJ/Music | The Les - Lester Del Rosario
Linens | La Tavola
Makeup + Hair | Christina Chen
Dress | Vera Wang
Brides Shoes | Jimmy Choo

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Palm Springs | Collective Gathering

Morocco meets the Mediterranean is the best backdrop you could have (in my opinion), when designing an intimate dinner for fellow industry friends and the Korakia provided just that. The blend of natural, eclectic beauty within the hotels design and landscape was all the inspiration needed to create an elegant yet relaxed environment for the evening.

When Lisa asked me to team up with her on creating a dinner for fellow event designers and planners I was excited about the opportunity.  To connect with others in the industry, meet new folks and reconnect with old friends I was game.  Collaborating with the fellow vendors involved was the icing on the cake for the last event of my 2014 season, and it sure was an epic night, everyone brought their a-game to this amazing setting.

I wanted to evoke a rich, warm, laid back feel for the collective gathering dinner in Palm Springs and this meant teaming up with some of the best vendors around.  I knew I wanted to design the table in neutrals with black, stone plates, brass chargers, copper cups and wood flatware to set a simple yet refined look. I think we can all agree the best accent pieces are those marble, gold edging platters that we used as platters highlighting the flowers and tasty appetizers. In keeping the tabletop neutral also meant clean, modern paper goods. From the escort cards displayed in trays filled with black eyed peas along with the table numbers, menus and place cards accenting each place setting. Now for the wow factor. Shotgun Floral Studio designed each arrangement with that right blend of beauty and wildness displayed in the most beautiful pottery.  The colors and unique flowers used were such an inventive use for the dinner. The combination of the flowers and rentals highlighted the most perfect dinner curated by Whoa Nelly. With the thoughtful menu choices and stellar service presented, the dinner was an epic one!

Not only was the dinner amazing but the lounge created by PowWow Vintage Rentals was a true authentic one that made you want to want to bring every piece home with you. 

None of this evening could have happened without Lisa of The Wedding Artists Collective making it a reality. It was such a fun, creative outlet and a big thanks to Lisa for hosting these gatherings and bringing us all together.  Check out more featured on 100 Layer Cake today.

Event Design, Planning, Invitation and Paper Goods Design | Enjoy Events Co.
Floral Design | Shotgun Floral Studio
Table top rentals | Hostess Haven
Table and Chair rentals | Planks & Patina
Lounge rentals | PowWow Vintage Rentals
Cocktails | Please & Thank You Bar
Gift baskets | Special thanks to Paddywax for providing gifts from their new Mixology collection

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sneak Peek | Beaulieu Gardens

Really looking forward to sharing all the wonderful events we were a part of this season.... BUT in the meantime this tabletop is a little tease. Such a good one for Rachael & Dave's wedding.

Venue & Caterer | Paula LeDuc
Image via | Cooper Carras
Floral Design & Placemats via | Shotgun Floral Studio
Rentals | Frances Lane 
Linens | La Tavola 

It's None of Your Business (yes, it is) | Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, check. A rockstar class, check. The best vendors around, check. Two days of teaching the tips and tricks we have learned along the way in the past four years of our wedding seasons sure was a good time. Hosting these workshops has been an amazing experience in connecting with future entrepreneurs. The thought of us passing along the knowledge we have come to learn has been a rewarding one. I only hope to see each of you grow and just maybe host your own workshop one day. Here is a peek into our workshop this last April with so many amazing vendors and guest speakers.

Studio | 240Studio
Images via | Michael Radford and Mollie Crutcher
Flowers | Toast Santa Barbara
Catering | Whoa Nelly
Tabletop Rentals | Casa de Perrin
Rentals | Found
DJ | Dart DJs