A Dickens of a Dinner

January 23, 2015

This “Dickens of a Dinner” event was inspired by the classic, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. There were so many details that we just loved about this event at the astounding New York Library. From the timeless red rose arrangements and green garland runners accompanied by antiqued books and pine cones to the custom 5ft marquee letters. This party is one that even Ebenezer Scrooge would have adored! Thank you, Jayd Jackson for capturing this amazing night.

047604770478.50478047904800481048204830487 (1)0585 (1)05860587 0588                                

 

Michelle & Steve’s Wedding

January 20, 2015

Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_04

When Michelle and I met we were working a wedding in 2011 and in an instant became the best of girlfriends. We then moved on to co-producing dozens of events and weddings together so when she told me she was engaged and wanted me design her wedding I was over the moon and wanted to make sure the style and details really reflected her personality, her kindness, and her love for life.  Since we bonded over flowers , I wanted to make sure her flowers were really special and so I  hand pick her flowers from 2 farms one in CA and the other in VA: Dahlias, roses, clematis, amaryllis, chocolate cosmos.

We did not import a single flower or accent for this wedding by using only local farmers, buying only from smaller business. Thank you Rent Patina for having the most insanely curated inventory, I love playing with your product. Thank you CC rentals for the trucks, Rose Story Farm who sent us the most gorgeous and breath taking roses. Also a huge shout out to my farm friends at Lynn Vale Studios for all the other product.

Come take a look at all the yummy and gorgeous photos and swoon over all the details that we put into this wedding for my friend Michelle.

Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_14 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_23 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_24 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_26 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_28 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_29 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_36 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_35 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_37 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_38 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_41 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_46 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_47 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_48 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_50 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_49 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_51 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_52 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_57 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_58 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_60 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_59 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_61 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_62 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_63 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_64 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_65 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_66 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_72 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_73 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_74 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_81 Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_82

These words are borrowed from Kathleen and Robert’s Blog. Loved how accurately they described the sweet sweet Michelle.

The morning of Michelle and Steve’s wedding, some of their friends were jokingly placing bets on just how many times Michelle would cry that day.  There was little doubt that she would, of course, and whatever the highest estimate was – Steve guessed the actual number would be higher.  Not because Michelle’s more emotional than anyone else, but because she is so completely genuine. When she’s feeling something, she feels it fully.  And if you spend just a few minutes with her family, you can see that is a family trait.  This is a family without artifice.  If anyone was going to cry more happy tears than Michelle, it was probably going to be her parents.  Or maybe her grandparents. Or her sister or brother.  And, in truth, Rob and I cried some happy tears for Michelle and Steve too.  Really, I think you would have to be made of stone to not tear up at their wedding.

Sole_East_Montauk_Wedding_MS_78

Venue: Sole East in Montauk, New York  | Floral and Event Design: Bess Wyrick of Celadon & Celery    Wedding Gown: Kira by Hayley Paige from the Lovely Bride in New York, NY  |  Shoes: Calvin Klein  |  Jewelry: BHLDN  |  Bridesmaids Rompers:  LJC designs  |  Custom Champagne Flutes:  Style Dahlia  |  Bridesmaids Dresss: Amsale from Claudia Hanlin’s Wedding Library  |  Invitations: Minted  |  Graphic Design: Designed by Kristin  |  Rings:  Kent Jewelers NYC  |  Groom & Groomsmen’s Suits: Vera Wang Black  |  Ties:  H&M  |  Ring Bearer’s Outfit: Nautica   |  Table Numbers: Z Create Design  |  Day of Coordination: Angie Nevarez of Baton NYC  |  DJ: Ray Jarrell of Jarrell Entertainment  |  Ice Cream Sandwiches: Melt Bakery

2015 Winter Flower Crowns

January 2, 2015

Style 1: Bright and Bold Blooms

Bright bold blooms such as bold reds and deep purples are a lovely choice for the holiday season. and into the award season. The bright colors definitely draw attention to you, and it is a stunning way to add a burst of color to your wedding look. This crown is made with marigolds, magenta roses, seeded eucalyptus that was treated purple.

0V3A6348

Style 2: Winter Cools

Winter cools that have more of that cool and washed out look, are a great choice for both a fall or winter wedding. They tie into both seasons well as they bring out the warm and coziness of the season. These colors are a great choice for your flower crown this time of year its light and airy! This crown is made with blue thistle, magenta roses, and accents of a variegated California eucalyptus.

0V3A6351

0V3A6352

Style 3: Pastels Whites with Greenery:

Pale pinks, whites and other pastel colors make for a stunning winter wedding flower crown. The paleness of the blooms evokes a gorgeous ice princess feeling. It is a style that is sure to have you captivate the room at your winter wedding. Definitely check out this great white,green, and pale colored flower crown.

0V3A6357

Cocktails & Couture Westfield

December 15, 2014

1311_0124
Style swept through Westfield Topanga at “Cocktails and Couture,” an evening of fashion presented by Westfield, Who What Wear, and Los Angeles Confidential on November 13, 2014. From trend presentations courtesy of Neiman Marcus and celebrity stylist Monica Rose to the FIDM Design Lab Live—in which five up-and-coming designers competed to create red-carpet gowns—the event offered guests an insider’s look into this season’s most coveted looks. Tallarico Vodka and Keurig refreshed attendees with beverages as they shopped with the incentive to win a one-night stay at the prized SLS Las Vegas. All of this was produced by the amazing team at No Subject LA. We loved being part of this fashion event and of course we kept all the flowers local and sustainable by using local Marigolds grown in San Diego and Roses from non other than Rose Story Farm..

1311_0125 1311_0185 1311_0104 1311_0107 1311_0108 1311_0596 1311_0069 1311_0072IMG_7959 1311_0076 1311_0100 1311_0232IMG_7972 IMG_7975 IMG_7990IMG_7901 1311_0218 1311_0220 1311_0588IMG_7902Westfield_Cocktails_CoutureIMG_7907IMG_8008 1311_0589 1311_0065 1311_0068 1311_0265 1311_0268 IMG_7916 IMG_7927 IMG_7950