Thursday, December 11th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Sophia& Seth at the Rancho Sol Del Pacifico in Malibu

We enjoyed creating flowers for this beautiful bride at the Malibu estate, Rancho Sol del Pacifico.

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Sophia asked us to create loose garden- picked bouquets.

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She carried cafe au lait dahlias, veronica, giant white cornflowers, white cymbidium orchids, green millet, with a dusty miller collar.

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The beautiful view of the Malibu mountains and the ocean was a beautiful back drop for this romantic wedding

 

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The brides maids carried bouquets of garden rose,’Agusta Luise’, peach Hypericum, Thistle with dusty miller collars.

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The beige organza domed canopy over looking the Pacific ocean was accented by a crystal chandelier.

 

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After the cocktail hour, guests moved into the the romantic courtyard for dinner and dancing under the lights and stars.

Wedding Planner – Samantha Scott

Photography – Susan Bond-  www.bondsphotography.com

 

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Jordan and Ryan’s “Over the Moon” Vintage Wedding

 

 

What a treat is was to design a wedding Incorporation his bride and groom’s fun and quirky personalities .

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This wedding had a metallic vintage moon vibe.

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The brides maids carried golden glitter crescent moons sitting in a cloud of babies’ breath, while the flower girls had golden and silver stars.

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The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of white peonies, China mums, white ranunculus, feverfew, Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and variegated tree ivy.

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We created for them a suspended canopy of diaphanous fabric with baby’s breath garlands trailing to the floor.

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The fabric had a frayed edge trim that contrasted beautifully with the delicate babies breath.

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Everyone celebrated bt throwing flower petals over the lucky couple.

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The couple found a few minutes  to sneak over to Factor’s Deli for a few classic cool shots.

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We just love the vintage quality of this image.

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We festooned the ceiling with garlands of ribbons and lights with large paper lanterns.

 

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The tables were filled with collections of garden flowers in gold glass vases surrounded by clusters of shimmering mercury glass votives.

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We wish this lovely couple much laughter and happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie  SDK Photo & Design www.sdkphoto.com

Printed Materials: Poppyflower pr

Wedding coordinator Allison Kuperberg of Sullivan Street Events

Lindsay Schwartz - The Mark for Events

 

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

JoAnna & George at the Four Seasons Westlake

 

 

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We recently created florals for this beautiful wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

 

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The gorgeous bridal bouquet included garden roses Eden, Sweet Avalanche and Polar Star with Duchesse de Nemours Peonies. The only greenery in the bouquet was a collar of Lemon Lime, Maranta Marisela foliage.

 

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The brides maids carried  bouquets of ‘Bombay Pink’ Celosia, Majolica spray roses, Topaz and Faith rose, Pink dis-bud spider mums, Maranta leaves and loops of variegated Japanese lily grass.

 

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The grooms boutonniere was a double Dendrobiun with an accent of Hypericum, seeded Eucalyptus and loops of variegated Japanese lily grass.

 

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The aisle was designed in whimsical curves and ombre  flower shapes winding down the aisle.

 

 

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The bridal party was led through the gorgeous floral carpet to the wedding canopy was loaded with Dendrobium orchids and clusters of pink roses.

 

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The ring bearers brought the little flower girl down the aisle in a custom painted pink wagon.

 

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The flower girl was prepared with her Pink Flash Spray rose Pomander with matching Barbie flower girl.

 

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Rose filled fabric covered planter boxes lined the beautiful petal covered aisle.

 

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Along the back of the canopy, we created a curtain of  dripping crystals and frosted disk garlands. Lime green hanging Amaranthus and Dendrobium orchids accented the drape

 

 

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After cocktails, the guests were led into the dramatic chandelier filled ballroom.

 

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The sweetheart table was placed in between the cake table and the glossy white round dance floor.

 

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We made three different styles of centerpieces.  We selected White and Lemonade Hydrangeas, Faith and Vendela roses and Cafe au lait Dahlias for this beautiful tall vase arrangement.

 

 

 

 

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Our sleek crystal candelabras were adorned crystal garlands to give it that little extra “Bling”.  We combined Hawaiian Dendrobium Orchids, cascading Lime green Amaranthus   with Faith and Vendela roses.

 

 

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The tables were beautifully dressed featuring gold dusted white chocolate menus.

 

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The towering cake  seemed to float over a bed of open roses on our raised glass cake table.

Last week, My Hotel Wedding Blog Featured this wedding with many more photos.   My Hotel Wedding 

Photographer -Embrace Life Photography

Wedding Producer – Laurel & Party Events

Hotel – Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village 

Linens –  Glow Concepts

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Rachel and David Wedding at  Paramount Ranch

Our bride had the advantage of working on many weddings for renowned wedding photographer, Susan Bordelon.

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Rachel came to us with a clear idea of what she wanted, and let us run with it.  Rachel requested a color scheme of matte grey, white and deep red with a yellow accent.

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The bride carried white peonies, Blushing Bride Protea, rock quartz crystals and for the first time ever, spiraling silver grey leaves of the Tillansia xerographica.

 

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The groom’s boutonniere was silver grey thistle wrapped in silk cording.

 

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Owning a lapidary business in Minnesota, Rachel’s Parents sent her the rock quartz crystal, Hematite and Jasper  stones used in the wedding. When I saw the metallic pewter color Hematite, I knew that we would have fun creating bouquets out of succulents, berries and stones.

 

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The ceremony took place under the shade of a giant Coast Live Oak at the Paramount Ranch.

 

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The Paramount Ranch was purchased in the 1920’s by Paramount studios and provides amazing backdrops for wedding photos.

 

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This location has hosted a veritable who’s who of Hollywood including director Cecil B. Demille and actors Bob Hope, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert.   From 1992 to 1997, Paramount Ranch was used as the setting for the television show, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

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Everywhere you looked, the surroundings made you believe that you stepped into a western film.  Escort cards were displayed in front of the saloon windows.

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The reception took place in a big barn providing authentic ambiance for the rustic fantasy evening.

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Vintage lace runners were laid donw the center of these natural wood plank tables.  Banana leaf plates and bamboo flatware were the perfect complements to this rustic elegant wedding.

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Rock Quartz crystals swirled around the vintage silver and grey painted bottles.

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Romantic swagged Tivoli lights created a warm glowing ambiance.  The centerpiece vases were filled with white China mums, bachelor buttons, deep red Gerberas and yellow Craspedia. Succulents, gardenias, and white selenite candle holders were clustered around the vases.

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After a fantastic reception the bride and groom drove away in their vintage car.

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Susan Bordelon- Susan Bordelon photography

Venue- Paramount Ranch

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Crissy & Mike’s Magical Bel Air Wedding

For us, this was a dream wedding. A bride with an interesting vision, an amazing family, and a great team to pull it all off.

Two years ago we created a beautiful wedding for Crissy’s sister Nicole at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Naturally, Crissy didn’t want to do the same wedding again.  We were delighted with her completely different design aesthetic. Crissy had adjectives I had never heard used when describing the vibe of the decor. She used the words, whimsical elegant swamp plantation. This was really exciting for us.

Crissy really stressed that interesting texture was more important to her, rather than a classic rose bouquet. We created a bouquet using Green Eye roses, Blushing Bride protea, balloon-like  Asclepias physocarpa, silver Leucadendron, Japanese Pteris, Millet, Dianthus green ball, Green hydrangea, Ornithogalum, Japanese lily grass and Maranta foliage.

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Crissy isn’t the only bride with history attached to her family’s home. On April 29th, 1930, Irene Mayer, daughter of Hollywood legend Louis B. Mayer, married her fiancé David Selznick, and in true Hollywood fashion Mr. Mayer gave Irene her choice of any house as a wedding gift. Soon after Irene chose the same Wallace Neff  Normandy estate now owned by Crissy’s family.

Guests were greeted by a floating Champagne tower inviting guests to a magical evening.

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The beautiful lanterns were festooned with garlands of antique hydrangea, magnolia, huckleberry, lemon leaf , hanging Amaranthus and fresh Spanish moss.

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The escort cards were laid out on a bed of  fresh Oregon forest mosses accented with mushroom covered bark and Spanish Moss.

 

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To accommodate the cocktail hour in the rolling front yard, over 10,000 square feet of custom wood decking was built just for the day.

 

After the cocktail hour, guests were led through the house past a stunning staircase swagged with  magnolia and rose garlands to a wooden plank path underneath a giant Coral Flame tree.

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The swimming pool area had been transformed into the ceremony area with hundreds of teardrop hanging votives suspended from the trees.

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The wedding canopy was created by four sculptural sandblasted Mansanita trees. The trees formed a base for thousands of handmade Sola wood flowers carved into the shape of wisteria, one of Crissy’s favorite flowers. Months before, we commissioned a artisan factory in India to create these floral shapes not available in Los Angeles. These flowers were packed in a container and shipped to Los Angeles arriving just in time for this wedding. Thick garlands of  antique hydrangea, white roses and sola wood flowers wove their way up the base tree trunks. The riser was veneered with weathered Travertine with moss in the joints to look as if it were always there. It’s hard to believe, the week before this site was a beautiful formal swimming pool.

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After the ceremony, guests were led down a flight of stone steps to the beautifully landscaped tennis court garden. We created an entry of living “draperies” from fresh hop vines topped with a valence of Sola wood Anemones. Many of you might know that hops are used in the making of beer. They also make  fantastic organic curtains.

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The surrounding manicured French landscape led to the feeling of being in a secret garden. As the sun set, the almost invisible tent structure supported giant grapevine lighted spheres. Spanish moss and Sola wood chandeliers, eclectically placed Edison bulbs and Tivoli lights to create a magical glowing ceiling.

The eclectic tables were glowing in candlelight as the evening progressed. Assorted chairs and different patterns of china were randomly placed around the table. Vendela roses, gardenias, green hydrangeas, cotton bols, and reindeer moss dripped over the sandblasted grapevine trunks.

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Organic Spanish moss and Sola wood chandeliers framed the black and white checked dance floor with a view of the sweetheart table and the cake table.

The opulent sweetheart table was draped with a thick garland of antique hydrangeas, clusters of cotton bols,Vendela roses, gardenias and hanging amaranths draping down to the floor.

 

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We created this pavéd foliage and flower table cloth for the fabulous nude cake, baked by Fantasy Frostings. They are the same baker that made celebrity, Hilary Duff’s cake at her wedding. This is a difficult style to do well as the baker can not cover any mistakes with frosting. We used Variegated Hosta leaves, Galax leaves, Maranta leaves, reindeer moss and white ranunculus.

It was truly a magical evening. In photographer Docuvitae’s blog on our wedding they stated so beautifully, “The guests were transported into a perfectly imperfect wonderland of light, texture and beauty.”

Photographer: Docuvitae

Coordinator: Samantha Scott Events

Cake: Fantasy Frostings

Catering: The Kitchen for Exploring Food

Additional detail photography: Tracey Landworth

 

 

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Wedding for Taryn & Matt at Geoffrey’s in Malibu

We recently created florals for this beautiful intimate wedding at Geoffrey’s in Malibu.

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It’s not often a restaurant like Geoffrey’s allows a buyout for a special event.

While we were setting up the flowers, we overheard the hostess informing a number of  “A-listers”  that they were closed for the evening.

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The light and breezy canopy overlooked the ocean creating a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. We designed a brown bamboo structure draped in natural gauzy fabric. Plumeria flown in from Hawaii, orchids and smilax were loosely draped over the frame.

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After the ceremony, guests moved to the veranda for cocktails. Geoffrey’s cocktail tables are all designed to look like custom surfboards.

In heavy glass sham vases we arranged ranunculus, scented geraniums, Iceburg roses and herbs.

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Each dining table table had a different variation of the centerpiece.

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We used combinations of bleached driftwood, rustic carved wood bowls, clusters of green grapes, mercury and bubble glass votives,  pearlized sea shells, open cream roses, succulents, herbs and gardenias.

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The place card was tied with twine to a sprig of rosemary and a single Plumeria, or also known as  Frangapani.

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The table under the canopy for the ceremony became the sweetheart table.

As the sun set the restaurant became a magical glow of candlelight and music.

 

 

Wedding Coordinator: – Samantha Scott – Samantha Scott Events 

Venue: Geoffreys Malibu

Friday, September 26th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Variety and Women in Film’s Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre

 

Firstly, we would like to like to say, thank you for supporting our blog.  As of this date, we have shared 100 blog entries with you.

We have a lot of exciting parties and weddings we have been wanting to share with you. Now, is the time to catch up.

We recently created florals for Variety and Women in Film’s Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood.

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Our friends at Variety, gave us the inspiration for the party and we had fun filing the beautiful restaurant with glorious color.

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This star studded evening was attended by  so many talented actors, the beautiful Angela Bassett, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kerry Washington  ——–

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The corner of the beautiful tiled bar created a focal point for the two-tone Cherry Brandy roses, orange dahlias, orange marigolds, Teddy Bear Sunflowers, zinnias and bromeliad floral spikes filled the re-purposed Mexican chili cans.

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The courtyard was laid out with seating areas under the ancient olive trees that had been recently planted in this former parking lot turned gracious dining patio.

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The entire courtyard had been branded with Variety’s logo including the frosted mirrors.

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This party was the perfect event to introduce our fantastic new orange lanterns lining the valet area.

We found it amusing to see posts of a few of our favorite stars on their way to their limos. To get a paparazzi view of our party, check out the videos below.

Michelle Dockery, best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey, for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award was seen leaving the party.

The lovely, Lea Michele, known for her performance as Rachel Berry on Fox television series Glee,  was charming, even to the paparazzi!

It was such fun to get a glimpse of the famous guests that enjoyed the beautiful environments we have created.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Nail’d It

 

Our friends at Oxygen Network invited us to create floral designs for their latest project. They hosted the Television Critics Association with a Pop-UP Salon for their new show, NAIL’D  IT.

 

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We created color-blocked florals using Oxygen’s new color palette and logo.

 

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Oxygen Network describes the new series as…

Delving into the newest fashion trend of nail design, Nail’d It is an innovative self-contained challenge pitting the country’s fiercest nail designers against one another. Hosted by fashionista Adrienne Bailon, each episode will feature three “Nailistas” as they are pushed beyond their creative limits to face-off crafting flawless flat paint designs and over-the-top 3D works of art using everything from gels, wraps, polishes, glitter, lace, rhinestones, 3D objects and extreme materials.  The winners of each battle will then compete in a two-part finale until only one artist is standing to claim the $100,000 prize, which will get them to the next level in their aspiring career.

 

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Oxygen created a Pop-UP Nail Salon in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Terrace. They transformed it into a glossy white slick salon and offered creative manicures and mini-massages.

 

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We created floral garlands of deep violet Hydrangeas, fuchsia Mokara orchids and orange Mokara orchids submerged in giant glass cylinders. We capped the vases with vibrant  purple Vandas orchids and fuchsia dinner-plate dahlias for a strong color statement.

 

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Beverly Hills Wedding

We recently created bridal flowers for this couples intimate wedding.

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The bride carried a hand-tied nosegay bouquet of Vendela and Faith roses with a galax leaf collar. The stems were wrapped in champagne ribbon and lashed together with an ombre silk cording.

 

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The outdoor rooftop terrace ceremony provided stunning views of the Beverly Hills evening skyline.  The sides of the aisle were covered with drifts of rose petals and pillar candles.

 

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After sunset, the bride and groom were married under the traditional  hand-help chuppah.

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After the cocktail hour, guests were led into the ballroom for a evening of dinner and dancing.

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The tall glass vases were filled with fully open faith and vendela roses, clusters of Majolica spray roses, and white orchids.

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Artist, Rich Flynn, created this painting of the wedding reception while the guests enjoyed the evening

 

 

Wedding Coordinator – Laurel Sezto - Laurel and Party inc

Photography-  Brandon Wong

Artist-   Rich Flynn

 

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Chinois Birthday Party

We recently created festive party decor for a special clients birthday at Wolfgang Puck’s Asian Fusion Restaurant, Chinois.
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Guests were greeted with  the warm glow of hundreds of ruby red candles arranged around the golden Buddha.
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The stunning custom-made invitations designed by Evie Steinberg, set the mood for an Asian Fantasy in purple and red.
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We suspended clusters of large red paper lanterns and hand painted parasols over the tables.   Royal purple fabric draped the ceiling finshed in Red Chinese tassels.
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The base of the centerpieces were filled with Rothschilds orchids, Mokara orchids, Giant allium and Poppy Pods. Purple dendrobium orchids climbed up tall red lanterns.
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The red silk tablecloths were embroidered with cherry blossoms in pink and gold stitching. Little Buddha place card holders added to the festive occasion.
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Each napkin had a chocolate covered fortune cookie tied with a mokara orchid.
We were so happy to be a part of this special birthday
Custom Invitations and planning – Evie Steinburg –  Be our Guest –       eviesteinberg@gmail.com
Photography       – Kelly O Photography      kellyophotogrqphy@gmail.com