Archive for March, 2014

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Ava and Ali’s Bahá’í Wedding at Saddlerock

 

 

This was our first Bahá’í  marriage. The Bahá’í faith is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.

The ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Oak Grove at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu.

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The bridesmaids were all dressed  in shades of coral.

 

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The bride carried Vendela, Cinnamon and Ivory Patience David Austin Roses with ‘Mellow Romance’ Hypericum berries.

 

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Even though the  Bahá’í faith does not require any structure or canopy to be married under, the couple thought it would be nicer to build a floral and birch frame to make the space more intimate.

 

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The sides of the aisle were lined in an ombre effect of rose petals starting from a vibrant bright coral red to soft peach color.

 

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Wooden and galvanized buckets and pails were filled with Cinnamon Roses, Peach Stock and peach Hypericum.

 

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Saddlerock Ranch has so many fun photo opportunities. This area is called Camp Cabernet.

 

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Long wooden tables were covered with  coral colored fabric runners. We created beautiful botanical florals using David Austin peach Juliet Garden Roses, Macarena Spray Roses, green antique hydrangeas, peach stock, peach hypericum, dahlias and variegated tree ivy arranged in white-washed wooden boxes brushed in gold.

 

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As the evening progressed, the romantic cascades of twinkle lights gave a shimmery glow to the special evening.

 

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We just love the ombre and gold detail in the cake.

 

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Unexpectedly the shadows behind the photo booth were as good as the front of the photo booth.

 

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The gorgeous sunset set the tone for a fantastic evening

 

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As always, it was a pleasure working with Laurel of Laurel and Party events

 

Wedding coordination – Laurel Szeto of Laurel and Party Events.

Photography – Brandon Wong , Brandon Wong Photography 

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Marion and Andrew at the Riviera Country Club

We are  finally catching up from a whirlwind year, what a year 2013 was!

We are so thankful for our great clients who have been keeping us so busy.

We have wonderful events that we want to share with you.  So, with any luck, we will be back posting entries more regularly.

 

 

We recently created florals for Marion and Andrew’s wedding at the landmark building,

The Riviera Country Club, built in 1922. It has a great Spanish Revival Hollywood feel about it.

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It was a pleasure working with their families to create a beautiful wedding for their guests.

 

 

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The bride carried Vendela and Virginia Roses with gardenias and stephanotis. This bouquet had such a beautiful fragrance.

It was great to do a tear-drop or as we like to say ” pear shaped, like diamond” bouquet. It’s refreshing to see this shape come into fashion again.

 

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The bridesmaids were dressed in soft shades of pink caring rose nosegays tied with silk cording.

 

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The four ring bearers were such fun to watch stealing the show.

 

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The escort cards were penned in the most elegant and ornate golden calligraphy.

 

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Heart warming silver framed photos of parents and grandparents were placed on the entry table.

This  beautiful display really speaks to the  feeling that you are marrying into a family.

It was so interesting to see all the different styles of wedding bouquets over the years. These are only a few from the table.

 

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The fabric covered Chuppah was covered with garlands of rose nosegays and greenery with the family Talis pinned inside.

 

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As guests left the ceremony, custom made sugar cookies with  bride, groom and the couples monogram  were displayed on the entry table as afvors.

 

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Half of the centerpieces were tall vases of  fully reflexed Vendela and Faith Roses, Lemonade hydrangea, Dendrobium orchids, caspia and dusty miller. The other half were lower versions of the same flowers.

 

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At the base of the centerpieces, collections of mercury glass votives and small florals including roses, freesias, dusty miller and variegated ivy filled the table .

A fresh gardenia was placed on each napkin.

 

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Vanilla Bake Shop made the simple, yet elegant cake using a gold French dot decoration and monogram.

 

Charlie King and her wonderful staff made the day run smoothly and were a pleasure to work with.

We wish this great couple a wonderful life together.

 

For more photos, this wedding was just posted on –  Style Me Pretty 

Wedding Coordination -Charlie King – Bluebell events 

Photography Jeffrey Shipley – j shipley photography

Venue – Riviera Country Club 

Videography – Charles Lauren Films

Cake- Vanilla Bake Shop