Tuesday, August 7, 2012

an urban coastal wedding - laguna beach

this wedding is near and dear to my heart because i was designing for 2 of my best friends...krystal and harris, thank you for allowing me to be creative for you and for trusting in my ideas...to date, your wedding is still one of my favorites ever!

style file:  "urban coastal"
elements:  concrete, metal, acrylic, grapewood branches, succulents, air plants, moss, fungi caps, dark stained wood
colors:  white, gray, brown, cobalt and every shade of green!

bridesmaids carried bouquets made up of varying types of small green and gray succulents...the bride carried one HUGE succulent!  still obsessed with how striking it looked to have her holding one massive bloom...




little succulent bouts tied with natural linen ribbon...



ummmm, hello cobalt blue christian diors!!  a pleasure to meet you....






because the venue was so stark and modern (hard lines, concrete, metal), we wanted to bring some LIFE into the space!  we utilized succulents, grapewood, moss, air plants and fungi caps to give the space an organic feel...

these "living walls" were one of my absolute favorite things to create for a wedding EVER!!

we also made those custom throw pillows!







the groom is jewish so we wanted to do an interesting take on the chuppah...we created a framework using grapewood branches and suspended that above the couple...hung from the frame were 20 glass orbs holding green succulents...




metal chain link curtains surrounded the courtyard so we added some green air plants and wired candles to accent...





guests signed postcards from the state they were from and the bride's mom mailed them to her throughout the first year of their marriage!  (this is what me and brian did for our own guest book and we LOVED it!)










cute little favor bags filled with goodies were give to guests...















the cake sat on top of an acrylic podium we filled with grapewood branches and massive air plants...





we gave sweet and saucy some air plants and they accented the cake with them - loved this!!  i also loved those fondant bands of texture surrounding each layer of the cake...








florals and event design: JL DESIGNS
event coordination:   constance curtis events
photography:  sarah yates for birds of a feather
videography:  shark pig
cake and desserts:  sweet and saucy shop
ice cream sandwiches: cool haus
music: dj orbit
venue: hotel seven4one, laguna beach

13 comments:

Meca said...

The green succulents are nice. I want to see cobalt blue in my wedding supplies. :)

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Country Flora said...

Gorgeous designs and patterns. I loved the goodie bags.

Lauren @ Every Last Detail said...

SO gorgeous!!! Love all of it!! :)

Heather Myers said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job! The living walls are incredible!!

Amber Moon said...

FRIEND! Just gorgeous. Holy wow... cannot get over the Chuppah... actually cannot get over any of it. Just stunning.

Miss Iris said...

Oh my!!!! Succulents are amazing for a wedding. Absolutely perfect.

Sofia said...

Amazing in all it's simplicity and elegance!! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Who is the designer of the bridal gown?

Nancy Teasley said...

This whole wedding is so cohesive and beautiful. Gorgeous work!

Darren said...

I had a great time djing the wedding! Great stuff Carissa!

Wedding Events Jaipur said...

Love how simple yet stylish the decor is using the natural green vegetation. Love the bridal bouquet and kudos to the designer.

Jaipur Wedding Events said...

The wedding ceremony is beautiful et all.. I love the decor and pictures of this coastal wedding. And, the wedding gown.. Omg! It's gorgeous!