Archive for March, 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Engagement Party Chez Mimi

I thought this surprise engagement party was so gorgeous.  One long table, in the private room at Chez Mimi’s was draped with specialty linens.

Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis, Parrot Tulips, Vendela Roses, Scabiosa Pods and blush miniature Calla Lilies were used to create this meandering collection of beauty. We used mosaic Capiz shell and white Selenite votives to give a warm glow to the Romantic night. The monogrammed white chocolate hearts were a sweet symbol of  love in the air

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Beverly Hills Wedding Seminar Group from Japan

Late last summer, I hosted a floral trends seminar at the studio for The Beverly Hills Wedding Seminar Group from Japan. It was interesting sharing how we create weddings and parties.
Fresh limeade from my trees and fantastic California strawberries were enjoyed under the garden tent.
My Japanese guests were lovely and we enjoyed sharing our vision.

Shortly after planning this summers expanded seminar, we learned of the earthquake that hit Tokyo.   Our hearthfelt thoughts and well wishes go out to all my new friends.

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Jill’s Bat Mitzvah at Brentwood Country Club

I wanted to post this one right away. This is a great family and I had so much fun creating a second event for them. A few years back, their son was Bar Mitzvahed in the same room. ( See website under Bar Mitzvah, Club Cool.)
So, we were challenged to make a totally different feeling for Jill’s party.
After looking at the invitation, we knew it was all about hot pink, black and crystals.

It started out with her name in pavéd hot pink carnations with a mirror ball dot over the letter “i” to match the crystal dot on the invitation.
In the ballroom we designed a  custom dance floor in black trim, a hot pink border, black center and her name and XOXO logo in hot pink.


The crystal candleabra centerpieces had custom black candles and were filled with pink orchid and roses.  We even matched the napkins to the new black and white striped lounge furniture. After a fun filled evening the guests were treated to a “Jillybean” candy bar.

Working with party planner, Evie Steinberg and talented photographer, Susan Bordelon made creating this event a joy.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Megan and Craig Wedding Hillcrest Country Club

I love a wedding with a happy ending! When we first met, Megan had planned the wedding at Hotel Bel Air. After finding out that the hotel would be closed for renovation, the search was on for a new location.  Megan’s only request was that it not be held at Hillcrest Country Club. All her family events had been there including her Bat Mitzvah and Sweet 16 parties. She really wanted something that felt different and new to her.

When I found out that the location would, in fact, be Hillcrest I knew I had my work cut out for me. The ceremony took place overlooking the scenic golf course.

The airy linen and organza chuppah with garlands of gardenias and roses was the perfect frame for the beautiful hand-embroidered floral tapestry made by Megan’s mom, Anne Mirisch,

While guest were having cocktails, we were busy transforming the dining room into a ballroom. We draped the walls in white fabric, filled tables with a mosaic of pavé peonies, roses, sweet peas and hydrangea, and brought in a custom monogrammed white dance floor.
The completely transformed ballroom was revealed to the bride after the groom uncovered her eyes. It was my greatest pleasure to see the the joy on Megan’s face.

Wedding coordinator :          Alexandra Pribuss  of  xanievents.com

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Brentwood Bridal Shower

We recently created centerpieces for a bridal shower at Brentwood Country Club. Hot colored Dahlias and Roses were designed in modern ceramic vases and a set of contemporary cereal bowls.

As beautiful as these centerpieces were, the most attention was given to the massive ‘King Kong’ roses we placed at each napkin. By delicately re-flexing the petals back,  the open roses were over seven inches across. Everyone was in awe of the giant beauties.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 | Leave A Comment

Juliet and Lang

I just fell in love with this family.  Juliet, the bride, an accomplished make-up artist for TV and film, had a vision for her wedding from the start.

She envisioned long tables with candle- lit collections of terrarium centerpieces.
Yes, folks, they are back, although minus the macrame.

Juliet’s Mom scoured countless flea markets for containers with character and supplied succulents from her personal collection.

Bread and Butter catering prepared the delicious summer buffet at the bride’s aunt and uncle’s tree filled canyon home.

Juliet’s friend, Fashion Photographer, Babek Delafraz, captured the evening so beautifully
with a fun-filled evening of dancing under the stars and lanterns.