Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Real Wedding: Daniella + Dan {Sneak Peek}

La Jolla's Estancia Resort and Spa was the location where Daniella and Dan exchanged their vows and became Mr. & Mrs. Sloan on July 23rd, 2010.

Romantic. Natural. Garden. Words used to describe Daniella and Dan's wedding day. Daniella was the biggest breath of fresh air. She has the sweetest heart and was just the most stunning bride. Look at that dress!

Congratultations Daniella and Dan!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Real Wedding: Lauren + Caleb

Lauren and Caleb's ceremony and reception took place at the Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach on August 14th. The location set the tone for a wedding full of natural and organic details designed by the fabulous team of Carter and Cook Event Co. The photos by Jill Thomas were stunning and really captured the emotion of the day.

Lauren's bouquet was designed with garden roses, scabiosa pods, dusty miller, silver brunia, sola wood flowers, and star of bethlehem. Her bridesmaids carried posy bouquets of sola wood flowers, dusty miller, and silver brunia. All of the bouquets were wrapped in burlap and accented with natural twine. Caleb and his groomsmen wore boutonnieres of sola wood flowers and natural sticks. The centerpieces were designed after a centerpiece that Lauren had found and absolutely fell in love with. Wooden crates (rented from Atelier Joya - so nice!) held olive branches, dusty miller, hydrangea, and gardenias.

Carter and Cooked designed the ceremony backdrop and all of the table top details: the burlap runner accented with lace, gold rope wrapped around the votive candles, wooden utensils tied on fabric napkins with natural twine, and bottles of water with table numbers displayed. The natural and organic details that went into this wedding were amazing and added to an already beautiful wedding day.

Congratulations Lauren and Caleb! xxoo

Runway Bouquets

Here are snapshots of the bouquets that were sent down the runway at Hitched, taken by yours truly.

The first bouquet was designed with Cattelya orchids.

The second bouquet was designed with cockscomb, ranunculus, mini calla lilies, snowberry, roses, and cymbidium orchids.


Monday, October 11, 2010

From Inspiration Board To Reality

I approached my first meeting with Emilia, of Sweet Emilia Jane and my Hitched partner-in-crime, with a bunch of energy. I hoped that I hadn't scared her off after using the words "street chic" and "modern" as my inspiration for our Hitched table design. I wanted to do something different, something other than the wildflower look that has flooded the blogs. Don't get me wrong, I love wildflowers, mason jars, and all things anthro, but I thought that Hitched would be a great venue to change it up a bit and think outside the box. Here's the inspiration board Emilia designed after our meeting {she totally rocked it}:

I've seen a lot of engagement pictures using graffitied walls as a backdrop. It's perfect, super colorful, interesting, and fun. Exist 1981 created the most amazing designs for our cinder blocks that we used to contain white hydrangea and phalaenopsis orchids. Throw in some gimp wrapped votives, silverware dipped in white paint, hot pink chevron napkins, crystal candlesticks, chilewich place mats, some rock candy, and we've got our table.

Hitched and the Smog Shoppe overflowed with talent and provided incredible inspiration for brides-to-be. A most genuine thank you to:

Paige Appel, Kelly Harris, and Audrey Woolen for creating such a venue for the modern day bride-to-be and asking The Floral Lab to come play.
The Smog Shoppe for being a gracious host.
Exist 1981 for artwork that was beyond our expectations.
Sarah Yates and all the talented photographers that snapped pictures of our table and the event.
All the blogs that featured Hitched.
Lastly, Sweet Emilia Jane for being the raddest partner {you haven't seen the last of us - wink wink}.

Hitched takes over the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs on January 30, 2011. See who got snagged here!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Hitched Farewell

There has been a lot of blog love for Hitched. For those of you who missed it, Hitched was the wedding event of the year. To be a part of something so great was so overwhelming. The love, support, and encouragement was truly inspiring.