California Wedding Day Magazine names Lotus And Lily as Best Floral Designer in Los Angeles for 2018 in their Best of Bride Awards.
For those that know me, it's no surprise that I consider myself a "rocker chic". I own a collection of rock band belt buckles. Yeah, I'm that obsessed. If I could go back in time, I would be best friends with Robert Plant. That's why when one of our favorite wedding planners Trina Schmidt of Trina Schmidt Weddings asked us to design the florals for a Glam Rock couple, we screamed YES! As if doing a wedding that allowed us freedom of creativity wasn't enough, it's been featured in Offbeat Bride.
Lauren and Bryan love heavy metal and wanted to incorporate that love into their wedding celebration. They chose black, purple and silver as the basis for their design. We applaud Lauren for being a rock star and choosing a black sequin wedding gown from WToo by Watters. Her bridesmaids all wore shades of lavender and purple. To keep it fresh and hip Bryan ad his groomsmen wore black and white Adidas and guitar picks for boutonnieres. Be still our rocker hearts.
Knowing all the little details that Trina had planned with the couple such as invitations that looked like concert tickets, and table designations of album covers from their favorite bands we knew the direction we had to go in. When designing for a wedding that's outside of the box, we always keep in mind that it should still feel elegant. We used metal stands brimming with flowers full of texture and color that aren't your standard wedding flowers. Our choice was roses, stock, sweet peas, scabiosa, tulips and cosmos, just to name a few. We love that the couple chose to become one under a canopy of black sheer fabric. We used only a touch and added a floral cascade to keep it soft and romantic. For reception we chose silver and gunmetal linens with lush floral in a high and low style for a dramatic effect. Overall the look was bold yet luxurious to the delight of our couple and their guests.
Venue: Verandas Beach House | Wedding Planner: Trina Schmidt Weddings | Photography: Eizabeth Burgi Photography | Beauty: Face It Sugar & Beauty by Gerine | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals & Luxe Linen | Entertainment: Vox DJs & Knyght Ryder Band | Bridal Gown: WToo by Watters Bridal | Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux | Bakery: Susie Cakes
2017 has started with a bang! If you got engaged over the holidays we want to congratulate you wholeheartedly. We're celebrating the new year with a feature in multiple blogs and publications, and we'd like to share this one with you. California Wedding Day Magazine printed one of our lovely weddings in their latest issue. Our couple Deva and Alexander chose Wedding Planner Kristeen LaBrot Events and myself to help with the design of their wedding. It was a beautiful labor of love that took place at the most exclusive mansion in Los Angeles called Paramour Mansion. Seeing this wedding in print, it give us great joy! PIck up a copy today and see it for yourself. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to design a wedding that reflects your style!
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!
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
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
Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles is one of our favorite venues in Southern California. When we have the opportunity to design here, we are always thrilled. Our lovely clients Stephanie and Ken had a WINTER WONDERLAND themed wedding at this impressive location. To achieve the contemporary winter theme we used an abundance of white florals including baby's breath, hydrangeas and orchids. For a warm glow we used glass containers and tons of candles. Stephanie's bridal bouquet was a feminine cascade style that matched the history of the venue.
We were pleased to work with wedding planner Annette Hoegner of A Classic Touch Events. Everything that went into this wedding, attracted the attention of The Knot, and they have featured it on their blog. We're so happy to be featured again. Here is the LINK to the full feature. We've shared the images from Georgia Yeh Photography for your enjoyment.