Wedding at Ojai Valley Inn featured on Grey Likes Weddings

June 3, 2016

So excited to share this wedding we helped design at Ojai Valley Inn with Amber Events. Check out the  interview that was shared on Grey Likes!

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Lindsey and Bobby’s OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA wedding location was unique to their story because they said their “I Dos” under the exact same tree under which they became engaged. Coordinated by AMBER EVENTS with some really beautiful florals and greens by CELADON & CELERY, the day was elegant and relaxed. We especially love the gorgeous french provincial chairs from ARCHIVE VINTAGE RENTALS. Thankfully MIKI & SONJA PHOTOGRAPHY were on hand to capture the lovely rose lighting and

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Not many couples can say they were married in the exact same spot where they got engaged. But in our love story, we can. To stand under the same tree where he got down on one knee was something truly unique and extra special. I think all the guests could feel that love during our ceremony. It’s such a magical spot and we were so happy our friends and family could share that joyous moment with us.

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

Everyone knows I love love love candles. I really wanted to create a romantic vibe in the ballroom that people could feel as soon as they entered the room. The Ojai Valley Inn exudes romance with all the Spanish accents and I really wanted to keep that theme while incorporating my love for candles. By adding mirrored tables to reflect the candlelight and using only white flowers my vision came to life and exceeded all my expectations. Amber Events and the help from my planner, Nina Luna, we were able to keep my style the whole way through without interfering with the natural beauty of the hotel. It really was one of the most romantic settings I have ever seen.

 

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Hands down the most memorable moment of the day was the first look that took place before the ceremony. Bobby and I had been separated all day and I could hardly wait for him to see me in my dress. He had no idea what it looked like and I had been anxiously anticipating this moment all morning. He was waiting for me on the gorgeous golf course when I  sneaked up behind him. When he turned around and saw me for the first time my heart simply melted. That moment will be etched in my heart forever.

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Coordinator: AMBER EVENTS

Photography: MIKI & SONJA PHOTOGRAPHY  // Coordinator: AMBER EVENTS //  Video: BUTTER PICTURES // Band: WEST COAST MUSIC // Make Up: Joseph Hair: LAURENT // Florist: CELADON & CELERY // Officiant: Ron Moon // Rentals: TOWN & COUNTRY // Specialty Tables: REVELRY // Specialty Rentals: ARCHIVE VINTAGE RENTALS // Linens: LA TAVOLA  // Ceremony/Cocktail Music: ANGELICA STRINGS // Venue: OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA

25 Inspiring Event Designers to Follow on Instagram

May 11, 2016

So thrilled to be considered among this group of top designers to follow on Instagram. Thank you Bizbash for considering my work among such a group of talented designers, artists, and businesses.

 

25 Inspiring Event Designers to Follow on Instagram

The photo-sharing site is an easy way for industry pros to share decor and design ideas and get inspiration from others.

In addition to enticing guests to share event highlights, Instagram is an ideal medium for industry professionals to show off their own work. The image-focused site is a key platform for event designers to share their designs as well as other projects that inspire them, and in turn provide inspiration for other industry insiders.

To that end, here is a subjective list of 25 accounts to follow for event decor and design ideas. (This joins an earlier list of event professionals of all types to follow on Instagram.) Of course, don’t forget to follow @BizBash too!

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Inside the Sakara Life’s Desert Oasis Dinner Party

May 4, 2016

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To get excited for Coachella, Whitney Tingle and Danielle Duboise, the dynamic duo behind the Sakara Life, a healthy meal delivery service, recently hosted a gorgeous desert oasis–themed dinner party. The Sakara girls teamed up with event planner and creator of Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell, and the Foray Collective to plan the pretty outdoor affair. “Having a theme usually provides direction and great inspiration. The Desert Oasis themed dinner was set in Malibu, California, and was an ode to the upcoming Coachella music festival,” Ashwell told us of the party. “We wanted the table to be pretty and natural but still embody a bohemian flavor.”

To pay homage to the lovely and whimsical clothing worn at the festival every April, florist Bess Wyrick of Celadon and Celery used sweet florals and lace trim to evoke the playful atmosphere of the event. “Mixing up pattern and texture on fabric choices and flatware is a great way to keep it interesting,” Ashwell said. “I added a white tablecloth with touches of crochet and lace, and I used assorted vintage plates and silverware for an eclectic feel.” Keep scrolling to be inspired by the Sakara Life‘s table setting now.

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Love the look of this dinner? Shop the linens used at this event now. 

Rock n Roll Edge + Urban Decay Launch

March 7, 2016

Rock N Roll launch party for Gwen Stefani’s collaboration with Urban Decay. Music was provided by no other than the talented DJ Vashtie and The Lucky Chops (who were also on MTV’s Girl Code Live) in between Vashtie’s set, the Lucky Chops performed Gwen’s greatest hits from her No Doubtdays of ‘Don’t Speak’, ‘Ex-Girlfriend and solo hits such as ‘Hollaback Girl’.

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Vashtie at Urban Decay Launch

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Luxe Events Rentals +No Subject + Celadon & Celery

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Guests enjoyed their  time dancing and mingling with the sexy crowd of talented bloggers and makeup artists. I am obsessed with Gwen Stefani! Growing up, I looked up to her for makeup trends because her look was constantly changing and evolving.

From her No Doubt rocker-skater-sexy-chic make up to Asian inspired looks and rocking bold bright color lips and shades at a time when no one dared touch! She is a trendsetter who is always pushing the boundaries of expression and what we considered beautiful and this partnership with Urban Decay was meant to be.

As the launch party kicked off, Urban Decay’s, Chief Creative Officer Wende Zominr spoke about the excitement of the collaboration with Gwen Stefani.

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Unfortunately Gwen couldn’t make the launch party but with champagne and hors d’oeuvre’s flowing, a fancy cute photo-booth, a t-shirt screen printing machine to make your own free t-shirt, it was a success!

All the beautiful makeup bloggers were there checking out the makeup and at the end of the night everyone got their own goodie bag of UD x Gwen Stefani.

Have you checked out the UD x Gwen Stefani makeup palettes yet?

The blush palette starts at $45 and the 8 shades of lipsticks are fairly priced at $18.

UD | Gwen Stefani Collaboration is available at www.urbandecay.com & your local Sephora, Nordstroms. Check UD’s website to see where to pick up your palette today!

 

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Urban Decay Launch Party

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