La Tavola Linen

A Luxurious Home Wedding

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.

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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


Terranea Resort Wedding

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High on a bluff in Palos Verdes with the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the distance, sits the stunning ceremony site at Terranea Resort. Wedding planner Carol Grogan of Bright Blue Events and our couple Layla and Robert wanted a luxurious design, that would reflect a contemporary sophisticated aesthetic. The ceremony space has it's own natural beauty, so we kept the ceremony design simple and classic. In addition to adorning the existing lattice structure with and abundance of flowers, and the grooms Talit , we draped it with billowy white fabric that blew gracefully in the breeze. After all the couple are the star of the show.

In the ballroom we utilized tables in a mix of round and long. The long tables had mirrored glass tops, and we used a combination of tall and low arrangements. Some were in glass containers and others in mirrored containers. The arrangements were fresh and lush with hydrangeas, roses and orchids in white, cream and champagne. A pop of hot pink livened up the entire design.It's always a pleasure to work with Bright Blue Events and the staff at Terranea. Every time we look at these images, we're reminded of what a perfect day this was.

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Venue: Terranea Resort | Planner: Bright Blue Events | Photography: Lulu Photo | Videography: Susan Metcalf Videography | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Rentals: Town and Country and LM Event Productions | Entertainment and Lighting: 90210 Entertainment | Bakery: Vanilla Bake Shop

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