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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Modern-Chic Wedding {Part I} in Purple + Teal Jewel-tones: Pia + Ryan

Wedding Style:  Modern, Uptown Chic, Elegant meets the glam of "Sex in the City"
Event Design Concept:  Jewel-tone colors of a peacock in eggplant purple, teal blue, white and gold
The Dream Team:  Scroll to the end of this post

Hello there!  Part I of this Wedding Feature Series is all about the fabulous platinum wedding I designed and coordinated for my dear friends and compadres, Pia and Ryan.  It was two years in the making.  We made sure that no detail was overlooked.  People often ask me what ingredients make up a platinum wedding?  What inspires me as a designer to create such a wedding?  To me the key inspiration comes from my clients' personalities.  However, my inspiration also comes from my library of magazines, interior design books, color and fabric swatches, nature, wedding trends, architecture, entertainment industry, and the list goes on.  This particular wedding was inspired by the jewel-tone colors that make up the most glamorous animal in the planet, the lovely peacock AND the Gucci Spring/Summer Sale 2009.  In my idea bin I threw in purple + teal + gold colors of the peacock and Gucci Ad, the couple's sense of modern and chic style, Pia's love for designer fashion and shoes, Ryan's love for Jordan kicks, a Tuscan-inspired reception venue surrounded by beautiful mansions, a dash of uptown glam from "Sex in the City", and VOILA!

Fortunately for my readers and fans the photographer for this wedding, the fabulously talented Greg Bumatay of Bumatay Studios, was kind enough to forward a couple of TEASERS to suppress your appetites for now.  Part 1 of this Wedding Feature Series will definitely leave you craving for more!  This ultra modern-chic wedding has jaw-dropping, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring details!  I simply cannot wait to share more pictures with you.  Plan to see a lot more details in Part 2 of this Wedding Feature Series like the designer bridal & bridesmaids' gowns, bling-bling details, a few DIY details, custom-made modern photo booth, white 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, and LOTS MORE!  It's an absolute MUST for you to stay tuned to see what made this wedding so exquisite!  Definitely more delicious images to follow soon.  However, enjoy these for now including the before and after room transformation picture below.  Part II coming soon...

{Photos by Greg Bumatay}

{Top photo via Project Wedding;
Bottom photos by Greg Bumatay}

About the tablescapes and ballroom:  Tall centerpieces comprised of a cluster of purple hydrangeas and cascading white phalaenopsis orchids. Curly willow dressed up the inside of the tall cylinder vases.  Surrounding the tall centerpieces were modern stemware votive holders in various heights with floating candles.  Tables with short centerpieces had a modern arrangement with clusters of white phalaenopsis orchids, white ranunculus, purple lisianthus, Picasso calla lilly, and burgundy ti leaf lining the short cylinder glass vases.  Situated on top of white silk taffeta dinner napkins and gold chargers for each guest were a custom-made round transparent vinyl menu cards in opaque purple with the ornate art that matched their letterpress wedding invitation and decorated with a single crystal.  Completing the look of the ballroom was a custom seamless white dance floor with their monogram in a gold vinyl transfer finish.  Everything about this wedding was amazing.  The guests, especially Pia and Ryan, couldn't believe their eyes!  It was like they were in a different ballroom!

About the Escort Card tablescape:  Keeping with the modern-chic ambiance the escort card table comprised of custom calligraphy escort cards by Calligraphy Katrina.  They were aligned in Lucite trays with purple sand.  The manzanita tree centerpiece consisted of white phalaenopsis orchids and hanging crystals.  The base of the tree consisted of moss, purple lisianthus and white cymbidium orchids.

Pre-ceremony location:  Ayres Chino Hills; Ceremony:  St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; Reception:  Vellano Country Club Chino Hills; Wedding Planner/Coordinator:  Majell del Castillo Events; Transportation:  Classic Limos; Hair:  Gwen Jacobs; Make up:  Renee Lee; Rentals:  Royal Events Inc; Event Lighting:  Amber Event Productions; Flowers:  Commerce Flowers; Photography:  Bumatay Studios; Videographer:  Weddings by SML; Cake:  Rockwell's Creative Cakes; DJ:  DJ ROM of Vinyl Tranzition; Graphic Artist:  Claudia Martinez; Letterpress Invitation Ensemble:  Invited Ink; Calligraphy:  Calligraphy by Katrina; Guest Book;; Boudoir Photographer:  Beth Cocuzzi Photography; Custom Photo Booth and Custom Cake stand:  Majell del Castillo Events


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Part 2: {Pia + Ryan} Purple + Teal Wedding Time Lapse Video of Guests Arriving in the Completed Ballroom

Check out Part 2 of the Time Lapse Video.  In this video, the ballroom for Pia's wedding is complete.  This {Purple + Teal} wedding was a complete success.  Again, pro pictures to come soon so stay tuned!


Making of a Platinum Wedding: {Pia + Ryan} Purple + Teal Wedding Set-Up

I spent Saturday, May 29, 2010 setting up and coordinating my good friend's Platinum Wedding in Chino Hills, CA.  As you know from previous posts, I've been planning Pia's {Purple + Teal} wedding since September 2008 the moment she got engaged.  Although I do not have any pro pictures or videos to share at this moment, I have this Time Lapse video that my husband recorded for me to show my fans and readers what it takes to set-up a platinum wedding such as this one.  Stay tuned for the pro pictures!  For now, please enjoy Part 1 of the Time Lapse video!