Archive for January, 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | Leave A Comment

Summer Night Moroccan Party

Last summer we worked with the wonderful Laurel Szeto of Laurel and Party Events.

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This fantastic anniversary party with a Moroccan theme was held at a private home up in the Hollywood Hills.

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Belly dancers got everyone in the mood for this fun exotic night. The back yard was completely covered with beautiful hand woven carpets.

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Hanging lanterns were suspended under a beutiful collection of red roses, gardenias, and garlands of red carnations woven between clusters of tall glass votives and metal lanterns.

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Ruby red glassware and golden chargers created this rich and opulent feeling.

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To furthre enhance the theme we trimmed lanterns and glass votives with a Moroccan fabric.

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Later guests lounged in the Hookah tent after dinner.

 

Party Planner: Lauren Szeto  of  Laurel and Party

Catering : Rich Seitz of  Kitchen for Exploring Food

 

 

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 | Leave A Comment

Nicole and Scott at the Montage Hotel Beverly Hills

We are so happy to share this beautiful wedding with you.

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What do you do when you are using the same florist at the same hotel and same room and have some common friends  as your good friend’s wedding eight weeks earlier?  The answer, is make sure that both weddings have a completely different feeling. We love working at the Montage Hotel and this was a fun challenge for us.

The bride carried blush peonies, pale peach colored St. John’s Wort, antique butterscotch garden roses with silver Dusty Miller collar

The bridal party gathered for group photos in the garden.

The bridesmaids carried nosegay bouquets of Vendela, Free Spirit and Majolica spray roses with peach St. John’s Wort berries,

The inspiration for this wedding was Olde World European using a very sophisticated de-saturated color pallet.

Zinc architectural finials, urns, and obelisks were festooned with floral and fruit garlands leading the bride and groom down a lantern filled garden path to the wedding canopy.

The birch framed Chuppah supported thick Magnolia and Eucalyptus garlands laden with clusters of Bosc and Forelle Pears, pomegranates, persimmons on the branch, golden raisin grape clusters, antique Hydrangea and Vendela roses.

 

Entering the ballroom, the guests were treated to a European rooftop garden complete with 14′ tall Magnolia trees and antique hydrangea filled pewter planter boxes framing the bandstand. Table centerpieces had an assortment of floral and fruit garland wrapped finials.

Antique rose trellises were finished in pewter grey and silver adding to the variations of the centerpieces.

A collection of Mercury glass votives with a garland of fruit and flowers circled around the sweetheart table. The embroidered overlay was mimicked by light projections on the glossy white dance floor.

The dance floor was elegantly monogrammed in gold for Nicole and Scott.

 

As always, it was a pleasure working with Samantha Scott and her team.

Wedding planning and coordination: Samantha Scott Events.      samanthascottevents.com

Photography:  Jon Solano Photography –  www.imagemakr.com

 

 

 

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 | Leave A Comment

Golf Theme Bar Mitzvah at Sherwood Country Club

We want to share with you our decor for this great Bar Mitzvah. This was our first golf themed party which made it so fun for us.

We love carrying  a theme through the party.  This creative logo crest formed the beginning of the invitation and was carried through the entire party including the golf cart driving valet and staff uniforms.

The invitation was silk screened on a  Plexiglass circle resting on a bed of custom painted Astroturf.

 

The Kippot table was covered with a photographic grass print linen with the gift box in the form of a putting green.

Our big challenge was to transform the club from traditional East coast, Old School Country Club to hip young club for the adult cocktail hour. If you are not  familiar with the club, this is normally a traditional dark library filled with books, gold framed oil paintings and traditional furniture.

The crest was transformed in ice to a double Apple Martini loge centerpiece for the martini bar.

The golf tee-like  bar stools surrounded the  cocktail tables which were covered with photographic grass design linen topped with wheat grass filled golf ball planters.

The raw sugar “sand pit”  table held the escort cards on custom printed golf tees.

Escort card calligraphy by stylish Anne Robin of Anne Robin Calligraphy.

For the adult tables we created giant pavéd golf balls with Cameron’s name resting on giant golf tee vases.

Photo Credit:  Tom Passcucci

Matte green sequin linens, iridescent chargers, opalescent bowl votives and golf club-like  flatware  made for simple, modern and elegant tables.

Ruling over the light-changing dance floor and stage, Cameron, Paris and the Check One 2 Dancers were decked out in their swanky golfing togs.

Color themed argyle knee socks were a big hit on the dance floor.

Photo Credit:  Tom Passcucci

The escort card table was re-purposed to become Cameron’s ” Sweet Spot” candy buffet with golf and color themed candy displayed in golf ball pails.

Photo Credit:  Tom Passcucci

The parting favor was a golf ball mug filled with “Hot Cameron Cocoa Mix”  for a sweet reminder of a fun-filled evening. Congratulations, Cameron.

Invitation: Shanna Berkovits of Creatively Elegant

DJ : Check One2 Entertainment

Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy

Photography: Curtis Dahl Photography

Video/Live feed:  Tom Passcucci  of Video Syndicate