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!
Earlier this summer, we had the joy of creating an enchanted garden for Ashley and Jonathan. The couple's wedding planner Carol Grogan of Bright Blue Events brought us together with this wonderful couple. We were excited from the first meeting. Although we work at Calamigos Ranch often, it was the design that we couldn't wait to sink our teeth into. The property is a lush oasis that feels like a private enclave. However the ceremony area is a complete blank space that needed to match the rest of the property. We can't thank Gloria Mesa Photography enough for capturing the beauty of the design we gave our hearts and souls to.
We constructed a wooden arbor and attached thousands of stems of fern and hanging amaranthus, to create a walkway that felt like an overgrown forest pathway. An added touch of flair came from hanging glass bulbs filled with white blossoms. For the altar backdrop, we used an antique patina cabinet and created an archway bathed in million star babies breath. Yes that's right, babies breath is making quite a comeback. We've used it several times this year. On this arch, it's quite possible we bought out the entire flower mart!
The reception decor included lace linens, glass cloches with vibrant blossoms underneath, that were reminiscent of a whimsical botanic garden. The dining tables were draped in gorgeous textured linens, and the chairs were a mix match of antique wood styles. Our centerpieces complimented the unique feeling of elegance meets sass! We used metal candelabras dripping in roses and wildflowers in colors of white, ivory, blush, and lavender. The florals felt like they were picked from lush garden.
Carol put together a great team that gave their all to this wonderful couple. If you're planning a wedding, you should consider these fine professionals:
Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Wedding Planner: Bright Blue Events | Catering: Calamigos Gerson | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Rentals: Archive Rentals | S'mores: The Hollywood Candy Girls | Officiant: Elizabeth Oaks | Transportation: Jocoby Limo | Hotel: Four Seasons Westlake Village | Cake: Joanie and Leigh Cakes