Posts Tagged ‘Hotel Bel Air’

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Richard and Hope at the Hotel Bel Air

It’s always a pleasure working at the beautiful Hotel Bel Air. It is such a romantic setting.


We really enjoyed creating this colorful wedding for this sweet couple.



Our bride carried a Pave Bouquet of white and ivory David Austin garden roses.


Multiple shades of pink roses and sweet peas were a beautiful spark of color contrasting the platinum bridesmaids dresses.


Richard, the groom was very hands-on designing and planning their wedding, down to the smallest detail. He did extensive research to select the perfect combination for the most beautiful wedding for his bride. He even had the Santa Monica High School Orchestra play the traditional Filipino song ‘Ikaw’  for the ceremony.



Tall Shafts of Hercules Amaryllis were asymmetrically placed with fully reflexed Titanic roses, sweet peas and Purple Lisianthus in mercury glass flute vases.




Each napkin was accented with an open Vendela rose and hot pink ostrich plume.



The cake was lavishly decorated by Royal Cakes.


This amazing fairytale photo was captured by the talented Lin and Jirsa Photography.


Photography – Lin and Jirsa

Lighting TMMPRO

Cake – Royal Cakes 


Thursday, May 29th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Lindsay and Oren at Hotel Bel Air

This couple was a complete delight. The perfect weather for this outdoor ceremony allowed them to enjoy every second of their special day

A piece of antique lace from the mother of the bride’s wedding dress was fashioned into a collar around the  pale pink peony and cream spray rose nosegay

The bridesmaids bouquets were composed of semi-double peonies, white sage, white cyclamen flowers and foliage, Vendela roses and Dusty Miller.

Rose filled pendant vases were suspended from jasmine covered iron shepherd’s hooks


The gazebo was fashioned from California Pepper branches and White Dendrobium orchids for a natural blooming wisteria effect.


In Honor of Cinco de Mayo, the day of the wedding and a major holiday in Los Angeles, the cocktail hour started out with an all female Mariachi Band moving into lounge music later.



The centerpieces were a loose and casual collection of Hydrangeas, Viburnum, sweet peas, Ranunculus, Creme de la Creme and Vendela roses and blush and white peonies.


Each centerpiece was a different combination of these flowers.

A collar of gardenias adorned the Porto’s Wedding cake.

A warm romantic glow was created by the chocolate gels on the pinspots

Photography – Amy and Stuart Photography
Wedding Planner –  Samantha of Samantha Scott Events
Lighting – The Lighter Side



Thursday, September 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Bridesmaids 25ans Magazine Japan

Two lovely photos of our beautiful brides and their bridesmaids have been selected by luxury wedding magazine, 25ans Magazine,  seen by brides all over Asia.

After attending the seminar and summer night gala that we produced in Tokyo, our friends at the magazine told us they were working on a bridesmaids article and asked if I had any photos I could share with them.

Bridal parties and specifically bridesmaids are a relatively new idea for the Japanese.

In this part of the article they were discussing selecting dresses for the bridesmaids.

They selected our bride, Melina and her bridesmaids on the carousel at Saddlerock ranch in Malibu.

This photo was captured by Susan Bordelon Photography.  Susan is fantastic to work with and really knows how to get the most wonderful images from a venue.

Here they were talking about the responsibilities of being a bridesmaid.

The second image they selected was our bride Tamara and her bridesmaids at the Hotel Bel Air which was photographed by Next Exit Photography.

Cat and Adi did such a beautiful job on this wedding.

We look forward to sharing many more exciting and memorable ideas with our Japanese friends in the future.



Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tamara and Andrew at the Hotel Bel Air

This is a bride and groom that we were so happy to see walk down the aisle.  Two Weeks ago on their wedding morning it was drizzling.  This, is what keeps Florists awake all night.

After nearly a year of relationship building, and receiving  freshly baked boxes of chocolate chip scones and biscotti by Sherry , the mother of the bride every time we met, We really needed to make dreams come true. Mother Nature was undecided for a while, but this wonderful family was truly blessed.  The rain stopped long enough to have a ceremony and get everyone into cocktails before the rain returned.

Each bridesmaids bouquet was a different type of white tulip.   Silver Dollar-single form, Honeymoon- Fringed,  Casablanca -double, Super green- parrot , Tres chic- lily flowering and  Weber parrot- parrot.

The bride carried  an all gardenia bouquet with a variegated tree ivy collar.

The famous gazebo at Swan lake became a gorgeous Chuppah with a path of zinc garden lanterns topped with Vendela roses.  The meandering path of white Hydrangeas lead up to a natural garden treatment of cascading California Pepper branches, hundreds of white orchid sprays and flowering dogwood branches.

The beautiful new ballroom was the perfect setting for white French tulips and mercury glass.

La Tavola’s Matte White Sequin New York Cloth was the perfect base for this beautiful cake that was created  in- house, complete with hand made gum paste flower topper.

We are always relieved when there is a great photography team on board. That means I can snap a few shots myself ( above) and I can focus on the decor.

For more fantastic photos of the wedding click here to see Cat and Adi of   Next Exit Photography’s  fantastic Images.

day of coordination: maryam forutan, delicate details