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Thursday, August 4th, 2016 | Leave A Comment

Meredith and Josh’s Magical Home Wedding

I have a very special wedding to share with you.

The Kaplan family has been long-time clients and friends of ours. We have done many events together, but I was especially happy when they called to say their daughter, Meredith, was getting married and they wanted to do the wedding at their home.

 

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This stylish contemporary Rustic Canyon home in Santa Monica is a modernist’s dream beautifully set in a stunning natural spacious garden designed by the bride’s mother.

 

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I immediately envisioned setting the ceremony in the front courtyard, centered by the sculptural Cork Oak tree. It was the perfect setting to create a floating magic carpet wedding canopy.

This important tree became the inspiration for the decorative motifs for the entire wedding.

 

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Sloane of Sloane Harmony Design created a beautiful tree graphic and cross-cut trunk design with a pair of turquoise love birds as an accent.

 

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To the beautiful guitar music of Brandt Jacobus, two flower girls started the procession. They wore floral wreaths of lavender herb, olive branch and orchid florets carrying birch bark baskets full of petals.

 

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The ring bearers carried custom made moss ring pillows.

 

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The moss pillows had a braided raffia cording detail.

 

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The beautiful kippot were hand crocheted by Maya Works, a Guatemalan Fair Trade business providing opportunities to Mayan women.

 

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The vibrant bridesmaid bouquet was composed of garden roses, Vanda orchids, anemones, delphinium, scabiosa, and blushing bride protea tied with a purple silk cording.

 

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Purple, being the bride’s favorite color, became the dominant accent color. A gorgeous bouquet of jewel-toned purple hydrangeas was surrounded with a dark purple calla lily collar.

 

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This amazing Sola wood flower cuppah was suspended from the tree. It was encircled by a thick band of fresh Vendela roses and lime green hanging Amaranthus.

 

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The Sola wood flowers were commissioned in many unique patterns, featuring Magnolias, Campaca, roses, daisies, and Gardenia shapes all hand made from Sola wood.

 

 

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The warm and meaningful ceremony was presided over by two Rabbis and a Cantor all friends of the family.

 

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After the ceremony, the bride and groom led the guests into the garden for refreshments.

 

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The charming garden path was lit with mercury glass hurricane candle holders.

 

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The escort card table floral was created with fresh lavender herb, Aonium ‘cyclops’, and fishtail palm fruit spikelets.

 

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Guests were asked to write words of wisdom to the new couple to be read at a later time.

 

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The faux bois pots held collections of Cool Water roses, dusty miller, Echinops thistle, seeded Eucalyptus, and Mokara orchids placed on the cocktail tables.

 

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While guests were enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres, the custom elixir bar and hot pizza from the wood burning ovens, our resident poet, Jacqueline Suskin, created spontaneous poems from the guests inspirations.

 

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The bars and buffets had beautiful organic bouquets of Giant Allium, purple leaf plum, spider mums, green mist, chamomile, purple Eucomis, Hydrangeas in shades of purples, variegated tree ivy seeded Eucalyptus, fish tail palm fruit spikelets and teasle thistles. The teasel thistle got its name from the flower heads that were used to tease out the wool before spinning (carding).

 

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Bill Brendle’s  jazz trio’s music, could be enjoyed after the floor to ceiling wall of glass was opened for a free flow from the house to the garden.

 

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Guests were led into the tented dining area under our custom made organic chandeliers, light spheres and garlands of Edison bulbs.

 

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The tables were set with amethyst and lavender vintage water goblets and Italian china from Archive Rentals. The garden style florals of purple mini-callas, Cool Water and Vendela roses, scabiosa pods, lavender herb, Echinops, Italian Pittospurum, ornamental kale and lime green Viburnum formed a floral table runner.  Mercury glass was perched on wood rounds illuminating the tables in a romantic glow.

 

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The couples love of photography gave them the idea to have a vintage Polaroid camera at each table with the new Impossible black and white film.

 

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What is so cool about this film is the frame of the photo is not white, it’s black.

 

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A garland of succulents and Sola wood flowers cascaded off the sweetheart’s table to the floor.

 

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The food stations were a fantastic Santa Maria style BBQ buffet featuring Tri-tip  and Tasmanian Ocean trout with amazing sides and a noodle bar with chefs preparing a variety of noodles-to-order for the guests.

 

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Kimberly, from The Butter End, created this beautiful cake complete with the pair of love birds inspired from the invitation. The cake was placed on a bee’s wax polished teak wood trunk.

 

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The view from outside the tent had a magical glow from the garden.

 

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After the cake was cut, the walls of the kitchen slid open to reveal a dessert fantasy.

 

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Kate of Food Ink Catering, set up a fantastic liquid nitrogen ice cream bar with three chefs cranking out frozen treats.

 

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Next to the ice cream station there was a decadent chocolate dessert bar

 

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Lastly, for the groom, a popcorn bar, his favorite.

 

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The popcorn with a logo and a friendly reminder of how lovely it is to share.

 

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Just as the bride and groom were trying to make their honeymoon getaway, there was one last photo session.

 

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Luckily, they had a drive to help them to the hotel.

Such a fun and perfect summer wedding. We are so happy for this family and this terrific couple.

Florals, Event design-  Brad Austin Imaginative Florals

Invitations- Sloane Harmony Design

Kippot- Maya Works 

Ceremony Music-  Brandt Jacobus

Catering – FoodInk Catering

Table top rentals – Archive Rentals

Rentals – John Ferdenzi Town and Country Event Rentals

Poet-  Jacqueline Suskin

Cake- The Butter End

Cocktail music- Bill Brendle Trio

Photography-  a guy and a girl photography 

DJ- Red shoe

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 | Leave A Comment

May 14, 2016 ‘Los Colores’, The Virginia Robinson Gardens Garden Walk

One week from this Saturday, May 14, 2016  –  ‘Los Colores’ .

We are happy to announce we have been asked, for yet another year, to decorate the VIP concierge lunch tables for the Robinson Garden’s Garden Walk

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The theme this year is ‘Los Colores’, a Spanish Childrens song about how the world is made of many colors.

While visiting a dear friend in Akumal, Mexico this spring, I was inspired by her beautifully embroidered table runner of many colors.

 

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I thought that this might be fun to use for the Garden Walk.

I photographed the individual flowers and when I returned, I enlarged them.

 

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With the help of co-chairs Patty Elias and Marian Power, we enlisted the help of the lovely ladies of Robinson Gardens to help with the construction.

 

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Patty graciously hosted the three work days and treated us to wonderful lunches.

 

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We are so appreciative of all the support to make a really special installation.

 

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Now that the flowers are assembled, we will be installing them over the long seating tables  in a hanging installation styled with a nod to glass artist , Dale Chihuly.

We are excited for you to see the table when it is finished.

There are still tickets available, which can be purchased on line.

Please come Saturday May 14, to visit the private gardens that are on display, for that day only, and the Robinson Gardens Estate and well as all the special  floral tributes to ‘Los Colores.’

Tickets available at http://www.robinsongardens.org   click on link.

 

 

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