Thursday, March 12, 2009

ceremony magazine 2009 photo shoot - balboa bay club

last june i designed 2 tablescapes for the 2009 orange county edition of ceremony magazine...the shoot took place at balboa bay club and i had some of my favorite vendors on hand to assist with my designs...this is the first of two posts i will be doing to showcase what we came up with!

this tablescape had a rustic, chic, organic vibe...but still with the clean, pulled together "JL DESIGNS" signature! we used white peonies, white hydrangea, green protea, "blushing bride", white reflexed roses, a variety of succulents and sand-colored dried fungi caps...

for the menus and placecards, margaret over at mimio paper and i chose this rustic material, layered with celery green paper and a crisp white cardstock...i hot-glued the succulents onto the menus onsite to give them a fresh, living quality so they would fit right into the tablescape as part of the design...
***note - when the table numbers stick out like a sore thumb and ruin all the lovely centepiece/tablescape photos it makes me sad...spending all that money on florals, linens, lighting, etc and then forgetting about the table number itself is a shame...try to create something cool that makes the table number look like it belongs!

i pretty much found everything for my tablescape at ikea...the natural cork vases, the tan pillar candles, the sand colored ceramic accent vases and the petite white textured vases...








thank you to the following vendors for being such rockstars!
chargers, glassware, flatware, plates: classic party rentals
those killer seagrass chairs: designer 8
linens and napkins: bbj linens
menus and placecards: mimio, the artistry of paper
and if you want to get your own copy of ceremony magazine with tons of great tablescapes by other fabulous designers, head to barnes and noble, borders, target or even your local grocery store...

9 comments:

jesi haack weddings said...

girl, i just got chills. I am obsessed with this look. YOu are amazing! I'm so serious right now.

Ryel j said...

Awesome Post! I've been hearing just great things about you :). And I can tell why. Stellar work!

Simply Modern Weddings said...

Carissa....you totally ROCKED it with this one. I am so so loving it!

Janet said...

I love that you weren't afraid to use something like the sponge mushroom in the bouquet! And the boutonniere is to die for! Beautiful!

Lucia @ D*LSH Design said...

carissa! i loved what you did. you're so talented! we did a little blog about your flowers. how can you not. they are soo beautiful!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Can't wait to see the magazine! I love the look you created!

jet said...

you do beautiful work!

Jen said...

Love this tablescape!! You are so talented!! I need to do a feature on you for my blog.

Joyful Weddings and Events said...

love it! almost as much as your wedding design :)