Archive for March, 2012
Kate Moss at the Ritz in Paris, makes me wish 3 things there: the gorgeous Chandelier, the perfect length coat, and that unbelievable room. The whole scene is amazing.
Each year Utterly Engaged magazine hosts a design challenge party where teams compete for the best tablescape design. I had the opportunity to attend the Leap Year Remix Party held at Pandora on Green in Pasadena a few weeks ago. The event benefited Shelterbox (an amazing organization that provides survival kits in disaster torn areas), and each team designed tablescapes by blending two cultures from countries that have been touched by Shelterbox. I fell in love with the bright colors and amazing textures used for each table.
My camera pictures don’t do any justice but below is the highlight of the evening. Enjoy~
Oh and let’s not forget this delightful dessert bar created by Pandora pastry chef! Chocolate cake pops, macaroons, red velvet cupcakes, and gourmet truffles kept me very hyper that evening. This picture below will prove just that! ^^
The jumping booth made us laugh so hard…
Janis and Riki had such a busy schedule (attorney and doctor respectively), so when they came to Bella Destinee, we had to plan for the wedding within a short period of time. They met at UCLA so the campus was the perfect venue for Janis and Riki to share their day with friends and family.
Janis had her heart set on a color scheme of shades of plum and fuchsia, which we accentuated with white and black. All these colors turned out so lovely when combined- vibrant and modern yet sophisticated.
After a heartfelt ceremony, reception was held at the Sheraton Universal. Surrounded by all the people they love, this match-made-in-heaven danced the night away in their cocktail style reception.
It was really fun working with Christine and Carla of Christine Chang Photography; her pictures captured the gorgeous day perfectly.
J + R – Thank you for letting me become a part of your special day! I continue to have a fat smile on my face every single time I look through your photos.
Color is such an important factor when making decisions about your wedding – everything from flowers and table settings to smaller details such as escort cards revolve around it. During the ceremony it is the bridesmaids dresses where the color theme of your wedding is most prominently reflected to your guests. So what if you’ve chosen a more neutral palette for your big day? How do you incorporate this into the bridesmaids dresses while still keeping your ceremony visually exciting?
In a recent Monique Lhuillier runway show we see beautiful examples of bridesmaids dress designs in gold, silver, ivory and gray. While the color is kept simple and elegant, it is the texture that makes them exciting with draping, pleats, ruching and cascading “feathers“.
Actress and model Molly Sims brought to life her beige and black themed bridal party by having each bridesmaid wear her own unique dress, each a variegating shade of beige, and even utilizing print and accessories like belts to keep each look fresh.
Having a neutral palette for your wedding doesn’t mean you must limit yourself to beige, black and white, though! When actress and style-maven Rachel Bilson served as bridesmaid in her best friend Jill Stonerock’s wedding, she looked stunning in muted pistachio while her fellow bridesmaids wore other lovely shades of green ranging from mint to sage. Fresh bouquets of lavender brought in an additional pop of color while still keeping the overall look earthy and ethereal.
Often times we think of neutral and pastel color palettes as being limiting, sometimes even boring. The truth is, though, that when these palettes are used correctly – with attention to variation of shades, texture and detail, perhaps with just the right pop of color in the bouquet or an accessory – they are quite simply and beautifully elegant!