Monday, June 27, 2011

Real Inspiration: Multicultural Glam - The Couple

This is part 2 of our Multicultural Glam shoot that I did with a fabulous team of vendors.

It was captured by Picotte Weddings who not only worked behind the lense, but in front as well.
 The lovely & gorgeous Suthi & her husband Sanjay jumped in at the last minute to model for the shoot and had their associate, Star, capture the images of the 2 of them.
 The stunning bouquet by Peony & Plum was filled with orange and red roses, pink ranunculus, golden and purple dendrobium orchids, purple anemones and lisianthus, pink cymbidium orchids, red kangaroo paw, succulents, and peacock feathers. I am in love!!! 
 The bride wore a hand made hair piece by Flora Bond which included white feathers, vintage fabric and vintage rhinestones. So gorgeous.
 Hair & Makeup was done by the fabulous team at Fiore Beauty. So to die for.
 The amazing wedding dress with lace accents was created by my girl Alina of Alina Pizzano Couture. She's based in Pasadena and her work is just impecable.
 The groom wore a traditional Indian outfit that he actually wore when he and Suthi got married a couple of years ago. Love that he got some extra use out of it.
 The boutonniere was created using a purple anemone and peacock feather by Peony & Plum.
 The shoot took place at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles which was an amazing backdrop for all of these photos.
 Suthi donned a second outfit, a traditional Inidan sari. The color is just amazing on her.
 The bouquet from Peony & Plum just pops against the red sari. Love it!!
 I love that photographers capture all the details of the day, down to the shoes, literally.
 Again, The Ebell, was a fantastic backdrop, a canvas if you will for this shoot.
 And how gorgeous is Suthi's authentic Indian jewelry. I mean wow.

Stay tuned to see the rest of the details of the shoot: escort card table, coffee bar, invitation, and the cake. I can't wait to show you.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Trend: Alternative Aisle Runners

Seen on Occasions Niagra
Who says you have to use a basic white aisle runner...not me...
There are so many options these days whether it's going to Jo Ann Fabrics or the Fabric District and creating your own.
As seen on Luna Photo
You could bring in your theme and really make an impact when you take that walk towards your husband-to-be. The damask runner above can be purchased from the Original Runner Co.
You could even go green with recycled wood doors like the wedding above at Marvimon
This wedding above took place at Marvimon's sister property, Smog Shoppe, and the bride may look like she's walking on a cloud and that's because the aisle runner is made of faux fur. Love it.
 You could even walk on a bed of roses like Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, who's Wedding Planner, Mindy Weiss, got the aisle runner from the Original Runner Co.
You could also go with a solid color and adorn with rose petals to create a one of a kind design. The sky's the limit really. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Featured: Wedding Nouveau

Check out our most recent design inspiration shoot at The Ebell with Picotte Weddings doing the photography & cinematography, Peony & Plum doing all of the gorgeous floral, rentals from Classic Party Rentals, BBJ Linen, and Chameleon Chairs. Our bride is wearing an Alina Pizzano Couture gown and her hair & makeup was done by the fabulous team at Fiore Beauty. She's also donning a custom headpiece from Flora Bond. All of the stationary was custom made by Blue Magpie Invitations. And our cake was made by the Fantasy Frostings team.

Click here to see the full feature on Wedding Nouveau.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Real Inspiration: Multicultural Glam - Main Table

This is the most recent shoot we designed alongside a fabulous team of vendors at The Ebell of Los Angeles. All the amazing detail shots were captured by Picotte Weddings. The floral d├ęcor by the lovely Peony & Plum, was eclectic, bright and colorful and full of texture. She used a variety of flora & fauna including orchids, anemonies, roses, succulents, lisianthus, kangaroo paw, and ranunculus.
The colors of the tablescape popped against the Espresso Bengaline linen from BBJ Linen. The flowers were abundantly flowing out of the arrangements seen in an eclectic mix of vessels including Moroccan lanterns, wooden boxes, gold bowls, glass votives, and even a treasure chest.
The chairs with an embroidered gold pattern on chocolate brown leather were a bit of a fashion accessory to the table from Chameleon Chairs.

To add some more color to the table we added an authentic Indian Scarf from Picotte Weddings as a table runner. 
The votive candle holders can be found at Luna Bazaar or sometimes at World Market. We also purchased the treasure chest at World Market as well. 
The table numbers by Blue Magpie Invitations was wrapped in a fuchsia pink silk fabric. 
I love all the texture that Peony & Plum used in the arrangements with the roses, succulents, lisianthus, orchids, and peacock feathers.  
I love the the rental items from Classic Party Rentals, Unique Tabletop Collection, which added that touch of class including the Blue Glassware, Wooden Flatware, and Textured Amber Glass Chargers.  
Blue Magpie Invitations hand wrapped each menu in gold cording and we accented the Wineberry Bengaline napkin from BBJ Linen with a peacock feather for a little added pizzazz. 
The Moroccan Lanterns were purchased at World Market, but you can also find them online at Koehler Home Decor
We also had a scrumptious "mini cake" made out of layered cookies & chocolate filling for each guest as our favor by Fantasy Frostings
The Contempo Blue Glassware is so stunning, Classic Party Rentals also has the same style in amber and pink
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on our Bride & Groom. 

Thank you to all my fabulous collaborators: