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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Event Design Inspiration Board - Fall Theme

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Elements of this Event Design

  • Inspiration: Architecture structure of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and colors of a sunset
  • Ambiance: Modern-elegance, romantic charm
  • Color palette: burnt orange w/a tinge of cranberry red and chocolate brown
The fall season is here. The leaves are turning to the reddish-orange color of the sunset and the weather is slowly getting cooler. I recently spoke to a bride about wanting a brown, burnt orange (think Sunrise Calla Lilly), and cranberry red color scheme for her fall season wedding. However, she didn't want the typical "Thanksgiving-like" feel to it. Simple, romantic, elegant yet modern was the mood she wanted. I immediately pictured an "Autumn in New York". I was inspired by the modern architecture of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, which is the actual venue. I was also inspired by the season and the colors of a sunset. Here is an inspiration board that surely feels like "Autumn in New York". Enjoy!

First row (Left to Right): Jim Hjelm Occasions dress via Brides; Cartier platinum earrings photo from Brides; calla lilly bouquet photo by Miki & Sonja Photography via Wedding Channel; wedding invitation by Elizabeth Allis
Second row (Left to Right): Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral photo by Tracy Kumono; table reception photo by Brian Callaway
Center photo from Preston Bailey
Third row (Left to Right): ceremony programs photo by Marisa Holmes; wedding gown by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston via Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Fourth row (Left to Right): bridal shoes from Jimmy Choo; wedding cake from Sweet Lady Jane; orange roses centerpieces by R. Jack Balthazar; violin photo by Ted Hewitt via the Knot

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Someone's engaged to be married!!!

My friend and my daughter's Godmother, Pia, just got engaged while on a cruise with her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Lising! They've been dating for A LONG TIME! So congrats to the both of you! I knew she would get engaged! Ryan picked out a gorgeous radiant cut diamond with two smaller diamonds flanking the sides of the big rock! Good job Ryan (and yours truly...yeah me!) for picking out the perfect rock for a sweet girl! Here's the picture! Enjoy!

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Hi everyone!  I will be posting tips for weddings, event design, inspiration boards, and more.  I invite everyone to use my blog as a guide/resource when planning your big event!  So come on y'all...Get creative and be inspired!