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Yearly Archives: 2009

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Aileen’s bouquet monday: Caribbean flavor

With all this cloudy winter weather (or at least as as wintery as San Diego can get), I was starting to crave some bright colors. These vibrant orange makara orchids and sherbet roses whisks me away to somewhere hot and tropical, like the Bahamas, where I’m told that its summer year round! Pairing this with […]

La Valencia Hotel Chic wedding: Allison and Joseph

You really can not go wrong with a wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.  It never disappoint.  With its charming mediterranean flair and breathtaking views, La Valencia Hotel is one of my favorite wedding hot spots.  Allison and Joseph’s wedding made this place extra special.  I can honestly say she was the easiest […]

Aileen’s Bouquet Monday: Handsome Simplicity

Though I adore bouquets that have a variety of textures, I also like the simple yet striking effect of just two different flowers. In this case, vibrant red roses are paired with burgundy cymbidium orchids to create a richly colored bouquet that is both clean and ravishing. Having only these flowers shows off their handsome […]

Nature-inspired wedding: Loan and Eric Wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado

This was a fun and inspiring wedding for us.  Loan has been my little sister’s {Heather} best friend since Jr. high.  She came to me with very specific ideas and a clear vision of what she wanted:  budding branches such as dogwood branches and viburnum.  Since both were not in season, we mimic those elements by […]

Aileen’s bouquet Monday: Red amaryillis bouquet

Amaryllis means “to sparkle” in Latin, and it does indeed in this bouquet. I have a nostalgic attachment to them. Every winter my mother would get a bulb for me and my sisters. Come spring, we diligently went to the backyard to see how much they’d sprout and eventually burst into a stunning funnel shaped […]

Vivian & Leon: Perfect pink wedding at The Hotel del Coronado

I get a lot of comments about my ‘PINK’ weddings…..many have asked if I ever get tired of using pink and crystals. NO! absolutely never,  the combination is so incredibly magical and insanely gorgeous.  Just out of the fairy tales….I love it!  Vivian and Leon’s wedding was one of those.  Aileen was solely responsible for […]

Aileen’s bouquet Monday: Winter bouquet

In the holiday spirit, I decided to make a bouquet that would reflect the seasons. Dusty Miller are like classy snow covered evergreens. I paired them with pink Charming Unique roses, which have a touch of brown and green and blend nicely with the frosty greens while adding a feminine flair. The combination of the […]

Matte gold and white tabletop ~ by Aileen

A couple of weeks ago Aileen designed a tabletop using the ‘flamenco’ chair cover from Wildflower linens.   I love the color combination she has chosen.  Charlie brown cymbidium orchids and sahara roses peeking through the masses of white orchids just gave the tablescape the perfect balance.  These colors paired very nicely with the gold […]

Aileen’s bouquet monday: ‘Flame’ calla lilies

Now that the color changing of the leaves are in full effect, I’m reminded that San Diego does indeed get a taste of the seasons. A dramatic statement is made by comprising the entire bouquet of these stunning and elegant flowers. These calla lilies make the quitessential autumn bouquet; the colors are so vibrant and rich, especially against a bride’s […]

Organic~inspired wedding

The next couple of weeks we will feature a beautiful fall theme wedding.  Organically- inspired and weaved together with an added vintage touch. Check back with us real soon for some gorgeous images of this wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado…. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We are all blessed with everything that we have.  Hope you […]

Aileen’s Bouquet Monday: floral handbag

A wonderful alternative to the traditional flower baskets and halos are floral purses. They’re suitable for the young flower girls, as well as the junior bridesmaids. A chic purse covered in makara orchids, with contemporary accents like a sleek wooden handle, orange crystals, and embossed leather can make any girl feel grown up and special […]

Hotel Del Coronado Beach wedding: Lavish in pink

The greatest things about San Diego are the weather and the beach.   Having a beach wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado is part of the ultimate San Diego experience.  Mindi and Jeffrey’s day was all about perfect weather and tons of pretty details. What girl doesn’t want to be a “princess” bride and have […]

Aileen’s bouquet Monday: luxurious lavender

I came upon these unique amnesia roses and fell in love with its luxurious lavender, brown, and green tones. The texture of the petals were so velvety, it made me feel like I came upon a great vintage find in an antique shop. I’m enamored with the wardrobe from The Changeling and wanted to create a […]

Happy anniversary Libby and Scott!

This week is the anniversary of Libby and Scott.  They were married  at the Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego in UTC.  The reception was held at Libby’s father’s resort, The Grand Pacific Resort in Carlsbad.  Darin Fong just sent me these stunning images of their wedding. Thank you Darin!  This wedding was spectacular and […]

Bouquet Monday by Aileen: Luscious Green Bouquets

These bouquets were from a wedding we did not too long ago. The reception was white, brown, and gold with hints of green. These bouquets are a combination of my favorite green flowers: hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and viburnum. But what stands out for me are the green phaleonopsis orchids, which gently hover above and give these […]