Being a floral designer in Southern California offers us many opportunities to work at unique venues. Recently such an opportunity presented itself at The Bachelorette House in Malibu. This house is famous for it's presence on the wildly popular television show The Bachelorette. Our dear friend, colleague, and wedding planner, Tessa Lyn of Tessa Lyn Events asked us to design the florals for this beautiful wedding. The house itself is modern and contemporary, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. With the couple's color scheme of white and ivory in mind, we created a sleek and modern ceremony design to match the property. We're happy to share some of the photos of our designs. The focus for the ceremony was clean modern lines, allowing the ocean to be the star the show. We achieved it through the use of White Calla Lilies, Ivory Roses, and White Orchids, in a pave' style, place in interesting angles in glass vessels. The arrangements themselves sat atop mirrored columns in varying heights. For a romantic feel, petals defined the aisle in a clean and compact style. We hope you enjoy the images by Viera Photographics as much as we do. It was a magical day. As far as the eye could see, was blue sky and blue water. Our white palate was a stunning contrast.
We've all heard the saying, there's no place like home. It's especially true for a wedding. Celebrating your union in the same place where you grew up, can make the experience more meaningful than securing an event venue. Your home is filled with memories that shaped the person you are now. Why wouldn't you want to make an new memory that will be so meaningful to you and your family?
Lena and Bassam wanted that experience, and turned to event planner Jen Bergmark of First PIck Planning. She is an expert in the complexities that a home wedding requires. Not only was this a home wedding, but it was a Persian wedding, in which culture needed to be honored. The Persian wedding altar is called The Sofreh Aghd. Many items are placed on the altar that bring luck and longevity to the marriage. We had the distinct honor of embellishing the Sofreh with flowers. Not many floral designers are allowed this honor, and it made working on this wedding event more special for our team. A design of petals down the aisle leading to the Sorfeh made for a dramatic entrance for the bride.
A highlight of the reception was Lena and Bassam's stunning sweetheart table. Elegance was a must for this couple. This was achieved through the use of candelabras, mixed metal and glass containers, and an abundance of candles to accent the beauty of the home. The color scheme was pink and cream, with gold and silver metals for a romantic touch. Just look at the look on the couple's faces. It proves there's not place like home.....for a wedding. Congratulations Lena and Bassam. We wish you all the best in your life together.
Planner: Jen Bergmark of First Pick Planning | Photography: Jillian Rose Photography | Caterer: Anoush Catering | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Specialty Linens: La Tavola Linen | Wedding Gown: Ines Di Santo from Lovella Bridal | Wedding Cake and Desserts: La Fleur Pastry | Videography: Isabel Cinematique | Paper Suite & Cake Topper: | Hair: Leyla Hair Design | Make-Up: Waffa Kassamany