Archive for February, 2015

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | Leave A Comment

Brynn and Ryan’s Wedding at the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills

 

We recently created florals for Brynn and Ryan’s beautiful early springtime wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills.

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The bride, looking down from the balcony, to where we were  finishing  her bridal canopy in the garden.

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We designed this charming rose petal bar, where guests could fill a bag of petals to shower the bride and groom.

 

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The petal bags were stamped with their names.

 

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The bridal bouquet was a collection of  ‘Juliet’  David Austin Roses,white anemones with a black center, white ranunculus. Veronica and Hellebore tied with a white satin ribbon with a black pearl head accent.

 

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The bridesmaids carried loose gardeny bouquets of white parrott tulips,  ‘Juliet’ David Austin Roses,white anemones with a black center, Veronica, hellebore and willow eucalyptus tied with a black satin ribbon with a white pearl head accent.

 

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The couple were married under a canopy of off-white blooming almond branches.

 

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After the ceremony, the bride and groom walked down the white hydrangea lined aisle under a shower of rose petals.

 

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The black and white escort cards radiated out from the blossom branch, Vendela roses, hellebore,  spray rose , and hydrangea filled antiqued garden urn.

 

 

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Table centerpieces were garden assortments of roses, ferns, nerine lily, freesias, ranunculus, antique hydrangea and wax flower arranged in a collection of mercury glass containers.

 

 

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Footed Mercury glass vases and Ivory pillar candles in clear glass hurricanes surrounded the centerpieces.

 

 

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I just love this photograph taken on the roof of the four seasons hotel.

If you click on it, you can see it larger. So beautiful, I think Heather Kincade Photography did an outstanding job.

 

 

Wedding Coordinator: Samantha Scott,  Samantha Scott Events

Photography – heatherkincaid.com

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 | Leave A Comment

Dylan’s Secret Club Garden Bar Mitzvah

We recently worked with one of our favorite families on a Bar Mitzvah for Dylan.

 

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Dylan’s grandparents have the most beautiful tropical garden that is entered by crossing a large koi pond.

 

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Using the D for Dylan Theme, kids were directed to the tennis court for games, while the adults enjoyed cocktails in the garden.

 

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Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah project or tzedakah was to start a charity call S.O.S. ,Songs of Shelter, raising funds for L.A. Family Housing.

 

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Using one of the gardens more whimsical art pieces, we placed the green bird sculpture in a mosaic bed of lime green fruits in the pond’s rowboat.

 

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We brought in this sleek modern furniture to complement this contemporary home and sculpture garden. The adults enjoyed a substantial appetizer hour complete with sushi bar , so they could dance the night away later.

 

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The tennis court was transformed into a fun dance club.

 

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We made tall buffet florals with white French tulips, Kermit mums, lime green Fuji mums and variegated tree ivy. The In and Out Hamburger truck supplied dinner to the kids both young and old.  For adults, food stations of made-to -order quesadillas and a quartet of dinner salads. The stations were placed on Town and Country’s new Cielo Blanco tables. These  are really cool because you can customize them with different table top inserts.

 

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For dessert we opened a very popular S’more station with dark and milk chocolate.

 

The Bon Puf, gourmet flavored cotton candy cart, was a big hit with flavors like salted caramel and chili mango.

Photography – Claire Haas, Claire Hass Photography    http://clairekhaasphotography.com/

Rhonda Dompierre Catering

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 | Leave A Comment

Valentine’s Day at Historic Dawnridge

 

Valentines day at Tony Duquette’s, Dawnridge will be an evening to be remembered.

 

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There is nothing like experiencing Dawnridge at night.  Guests were greeted by the fragrance of gardenias and the red glow of candles as they entered the main salon.

 

 

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Champagne and hor d’oeuvres were served as guests arrived.

 

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Dawnridge is filled with wonderful treasures everywhere you look.   I just love this giant garden snail lamp.

 

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Tony’s mantra embroidered on a pillow, More is More!, couldn’t be more true.

 

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Because it was unseasonably warm, guests were able to enjoy a walk in the exotic garden filled with so many treasures both imported and fabricated artifacts.

 

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Tony’s famous sculptures are even more magnificent  illuminated at night.

 

 

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There is a feeling of being transported to an exotic land, far away from Beverly Hills.

 

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Dinner was arranged in intimate Monkey Room, which is lined in Indochine tapestries accented with architectural corbels of hand carved and painted monkey heads.

 

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The tables were set with an interesting frayed check pattern table cloth.   Hutton Wilkinson’s newly designed line of china for Tony Duquette in green malachite, gold bamboo designed flatware and hammered brass water glasses created an elegant table.   The seats were covered in Tony Duquette’s iconic green Malachite design.

 

 

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Using the original Duquette candelabras dripping in pale amethyst crystals, we embellished them for our version of Valentine’s Day.   Red ostrich plumed finials and floral garlands spiraled down to the gorgeous table.

 

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This creative garland was composed of  Lord Rothschild’s Vanda orchid hybrids and hundreds of coral dyed leather straps, re-purposed into spiraling coils.

 

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Rock quartz crystal votives and coral filled nautilus shells filled the center of these lavish tables to complete the “More if More!” evening.

A big thank you to Hutton and Ruth for their hospitality and to our friends at the Robinson Gardens.

 

 

 

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | Leave A Comment

Rosa & Hector’s Wedding at the Sunset Tower

We recently created florals at the landmark Sunset Tower Hotel. This Hotel was built in the 1920’s as apartments. Hollywood Stars, John Wayne, Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Roger Moore, Zsa-Zsa Gabor and many others have called the apartments their home at one time or another.

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The bride and groom had a very modern and clean sense of style that complemented the Art Deco architecture.

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I knew when i  presented the bouquet to the bride, before she was dressed, and saw her in an Iron Maiden T-shirt, this was going to be a fun Reception.

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We created a modern rose topiary with Vendela roses for the seating chart table.   The graphic on the bottom of the chart is the view from the hotel located up on the Sunset strip.

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The chic Mother of the Bride came in from Germany to walk the bride down the aisle. We created  a Duchess rose bouquet from Vendela rose petals for the bride .  A Duchess rose is constructed by taking a single open rose for the center and then individually gluing petals around the outside until you have one giant rose. The bride wore a super cool dress with metallic accented skirt.

 

 

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The couple’s friends built the minimalistic chuppah.

 

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As guests enjoyed cocktails, long tables were set the length of the room filled with Vendela roses and white hydrangeas in clear glass with matching clear glass votives.

 

 

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Each Napkin was folded with the menu inside and a re-flexed Vendela rose on top.

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Thanks to Wedding Coordinator, Frannie Felder, of Frannie Felder Hudson Events.