Events

Fall At The Farmhouse - Triunfo Creek Vineyards

Tucked away in a beautiful valley in Agoura Hills you'll find a beautiful gem that is tailored to special events and weddings. It's Triunfo Creek Vineyards. We're happy to be on the preferred vendor list at this beautiful property. As you enter the driveway you see the charming white farmhouse that serves as the entrance to the venue. Once in the back yard, you find an expansive lawn that is a picturesque spot for a wedding ceremony. The surround hillside has grape vines that serves as a beautiful backdrop for any event. To showcase the venue, they hosted an event called Fall At The Farmhouse to show off the vintage venue and it's peferred vendors to the event industry. We were honored by being asked to be the event designer.

With the vintage farmhouse as our inspiration, we set about creating a rustic feel with a few modern touches to keep the design fresh and interesting. We used a mix of traditional blossoms and tropical flowers to create something fresh and exciting. It was so much fun to work with the creative team that made this event spectacular. Many are colleagues, but so many are also friends. The photos by Brian Leahy Photography show the beauty of the property and all of the possibilities it offers.

Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards | Photography: Brian Leahy Photography | Coordinator: Ilana Ashley | Catering: Contemporary Catering | Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals | Lighting: Images By Lighting | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Bar & Beverage: Cocktail Concierge | Wine Sponsor: One Hope Wine | Desserts: Fantasy Frostings | Candy Buffet: Hollywood Candy Girls | Donut Bar: The Fry Girl | Coffee Station: Longshot Coffee | DJ: Vox DJs | Live Music: The Replicas Music | Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina | Photo Booth: Smile Lounge | Valet: So Cal Valet | PR Sponsor: Be Inspired PR

We loved how Calligraphy Katrina used the farmhouse doors to write all of the sponsors names and social media handles in calligraphy.

 

We used glass containers and urns, as well as a few metallic containers for the table decor and filled the with an abundance of lush flowers and greenery. We kept the colors light with blush tones, but added a touch of burgundy to give the arrangements a rich fall feel.

My team mate Malcolm and I got finished with set up in enough time to have a nice glass of red wine before the guests arrived. We were very proud of how the event turned out and we hope you enjoy the images of the event. We'd love to show you around this amazing property for your next event. Give us a call and let's meet!



Metallic Pink & Mint Sparkle

Creativity is our life blood. We live and breath design. Every event that we do, whether a wedding, a corporate event, a social event, they all allow us to create something new and different. There are no cookie cutter events in our arsenal.

When colleagues in our industry stand up and take notice of our design work, it's so fulfilling. Remember when Sally Field won the Academy Award, and she said "you like me, you really like me"? Well that what industry recognition feels like. Allow us to share that moment with you through these stunning images from Krista Mason Photography.

Our friends at Luxe Linen asked us to design a tabletop using a linen from their new collection. They hosted a party at the spectacular Bel-Air Bay Club, presenting their new collection to the event industry. Teams were chosen to create design themes based on a specific linen. We were partnered with Nam Lam of Modern LA Weddings, who we work with often. Together we designed a luxurious atmosphere that would be fit for designers who inspire us, such as Coco Chanel and Oscar De La Renta. Only the finest would be suitable if these two icons were sitting down to dinner together.

The basis for the entire design was the linen. It's a mint green sequin linen that has characteristics of metal and fluidity. The statement screams high fashion, glamour and drama! Softness was required to tame that strength. Our centerpieces were in elongated, gold, footed vessels, to span the width of the table. We wanted them to feel lush and romantic, so we filled them with flowers in shades of blush and pink for a soft contrast against the sequin linen. We chose roses, rununculus, tea roses, dripping onto the table itself.

When Nam and I design together, we like to do "the unexpected". For instance we used several styles and colors of vessels on the table and surrounding pieces. Gold, sliver, grey, white, all come together to compliment the overall look. These items don't compete with each other, instead they compliment each other. For height and drama we filled vessels with dogwood and cherry blossom branches. To frame the tables, white columns were filled with gold sprayed willow, eucalyptus, and magnolia branches. Final touches included pearls and chains. And what about those chairs? They were silver engraved chairs, from none other than Cristofle....adding that final touch of ultimate luxury to the table.

We enjoyed seeing all of the tabletop designs, but we can't deny that magic happened that night. Our table stole the show. The design was featured in the Xaaza Blog, and we hear that a publication or two may feature it as well. When we look at the table in it's entirety, it evokes a table for French nobility in Versailles, but with a modern, fashion forward flair where Coco Chanel would feel right at home.

A special thank you to Luxe Linen for choosing us to be part of your beautiful event. It was a pleasure to be inspired by your amazing linen. Also my love to Nam Lam. We love making magic with you!

Creative Partners: Host/Linens: Luxe Linen | Concept + Design: Modern LA Weddings & Lotus and Lily Floral | Flatware & Rentals: Christofle | Photography: Krista Mason Photography | Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club

Eqyptian Design Challenge - WIPA SoCal

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The Wedding Industry Professionals Association of SoCal is a group of the elite of the wedding industry. Annually they put together a luncheon and design challenge showcasing the latest trends in design for their guests to experience in a live setting. When asked to be a designer  The event was titled "Somewhere In Time", and the challenge themes included Old Hollywood, Roaring 20's, and Garden of Eden to name a few. I was hoping to challenge myself to think outside of the box and do something complete unexpected. For that reason we chose Egypt. Our inspiration was the Nile River with it's lush vegetation and regional plants and flowers. It was important to bring the land of the Pharaohs and all of it's riches to life.

Another reason I loved this theme is because the Nile River was home to native plants that included The Lotus Blossom and Lilies. Hence our name and the reason why this challenge was so appropriate for us.

Thanks to the amazing sponsors who shared in my vision and worked so hard to bring my dieas to life:

Venue: The Roosevelt Hotel | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Menu: Kristeen LaBrot | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Specialty Dessert: Lovesome