lindsey and aaron's design style started with the idea of paying tribute to the city they love - los angeles...they chose a venue right on the ocean to really highlight one of LA's best features...
when we met to talk about the look of the wedding, jesi haack had come up with the idea of incorporating the colors of the sunset - orange, peach, coral...so we let that be our color guide...i threw out the idea of using some citrus elements, like baby orange trees, mini clementines and a citrus chandelier for them to say their vows under...and when lindsey mentioned that she would love to work in some jonathan adler type elements, we knew we were on the right track!
style file: mod, vibrant, california cool, retro J. Adler, sunset over the water
color scheme: orange, peach and coral with tons of white and hints of yellow and green
elements: citrus fruit, moroccan lanterns, , orange trees, white ceramic props (blanc de chine vases, artichokes, finials, etc), wood and sheer white fabric cabana, chevron pattern
flowers: dahlias, garden roses, ranunculas, succulents, lemon leaf, gardenia foliage, tulips, craspedia
amber from pitbulls and posies came up with the genius idea of using the couple's first initials to create the "i love LA" theme in all the stationery items...loved this!
bridesmaids bouquets were made up of orange dahlias, peach parrot tulips, yellow craspedia, orange ranunculas and green fuzzy succulents...
little boutonniere composed of a succulent and some white pieris...
how gorgeous and amazing did lindsey look in her gown?!?!?
one of my favorite bouquets to create all year...white japhette orchids, pieris and lisianthus accented with fuzzy green succulents - kinda beachy, kinda natural - soooooo LA!
the ceremony was set against the backdrop of the pacific ocean and palm trees...we brought in a wood cabana with sheer white fabric for an airy, coastal feel...we then lined the aisle with some baby orange trees, set in pots with green moss...
it does not get more LA than this!!
we then created a "citrus chandelier" composed of lemon leaf and baby oranges!! it was one of my favorite elements of the day and made such an awesome statement...plus it's much more cost-effective than using all flowers...
for the tablescapes, we used a couple textured white ceramic vases or urns filled with our theme colored florals, along with various white props for a Jonathan Adler feel...we then popped in some little clusters of baby oranges and gardenia leaf to pay homage to LA's roots...
jesi found an amazing retro, graphic linen from la tavola and this really helped set the tone of the reception area...doesn't it make all the difference?!
the menu cards with the palm trees and sunset colors were the perfect touch of california...
adorable peach jam favors made by the couple's family served as favors AND placecards for the day! i LOVED the little sign that said "jam over to your seat" - so cute!
a killer dessert backdrop made by jesi! yellow and white chevron panels with hand sewn and stuffed white fabric letters...
amazing desserts by sweet and saucy, all done in shades of yellow, orange and white!
the cake had different layers of really cool textured fondant and an orange gloriosa lily (made of sugar!) accenting the top...
lindsey and aaron were so kind, so fun and let's be honest, had great taste - we LOVED working with them on their special day!
here's the list of fantabulous people who i got to work alongside:
event design and planning: jesi haack design
photography: gabriel ryan photographers
florals: JL DESIGNS
cake and desserts: sweet and saucy shop
stationery: pitbulls and posies
videography: shark pig
linens: la tavola
rentals: signature party
makeup: nicole deeanne
hair: the dry bar
venue: bel air bay club
and thank you to 100 layer cake who featured this wedding last week! to see their post, click here...