Saturday, November 19, 2011

brie + robert

I had the privilege of coordinating Brie and Robert's wedding in the beginning of October at the beautiful Majestic Halls downtown.  A newer venue to the Los Angeles area, this historic bank created the perfect backdrop for Brie and Robert's special day.  Close friends and freelance set designers Seth Bauer (I help coordinate his and Ziza's, the matron of honor, wedding last November -- see the post here!) and Christian Snell did an amazing job transforming the space with tall trees lining the room and black duvetyne draping from the balconies.  The tables were adorned with bountiful amounts of fruits on vintage platters couple with chandeliers to create a classic and vintage look.

See the beautiful photos below by Joseph and Jenny Llanes -- it was great working with you two again!

Brie and Robert, thanks for letting me be part of your special day!

Venue: Majestic Halls, Ashley Cole
Catering: Dean Kahn Catering
Photography: Llanes Weddings
Video: Paperback Weddings -- check out their beautiful video here!
Florals: Claudia Johnston
Hair & Makeup: Lorena
Decor: Seth Bauer and Christian Snell
Officiant: Tim Chaddick
Dress: Vera Wang

Friday, November 4, 2011

'tis the season for Dickens

Yes, it's that time of year again -- The Charles Dickens Dinner is in full swing becuase we only have about one more month until the big day!  This year I decided to choose a winter wonderland theme for the decor, and to spark the creative process, I created an inspiration board.  I recommend creating one anytime you have to visually design an event because it not only helped me visualize different color combinations, centerpiece ideas, and invitation designs, but it also allowed me to better inform and communicate with my vendors (graphic designer, linens, florists) exactly what I was looking for. It makes the process so much more enjoyable for everyone, and through it I expanded my knowledge of color themes I could try (other than your Christmas green and red), as well as current trends in the event industry.  I'm so excited to see how the room will look with all the pieces together!