• " />

Monthly Archives: August 2009

Click on the title of the blog post to view the entire entry.


Bouquet Monday by Aileen

Sometimes simplicity is so elegant.  Here designer Aileen used garden variety white roses and blend them with apple green cymbidiums and miniature calla lily.  Crystal embellishment finished this bouquet beautifully.  It’s a perfect bouquet for  this ines di santos wedding gown.  

Becca and James: San Diego beach wedding part 1

Beach weddings in San Diego has been a popular choice for many brides.  Understandably so since the San Diego has one of the most beautiful weather in the world. For years, I have been designing  weddings on the sand right here at the Hotel Del Coronado.  I continue to still be in awe of this […]

Check out “Wayne Foster Entertainment’ New Blog

I’ve been a huge fan of Wayne Foster Entertainment since I was in my infancy stage in this wedding industry.  They are an amazing live entertainment band!   It was a complete dream for me to have them preformed at my own wedding.  I credit them for instilling an indelible image in my mind of my wedding.  My guests […]

L’Auberge Del Mar: Pacific Terrace ceremony site

We recently had the opportunity to decorate the amazing ceremony space at the L’Auberge Del Mar,  an upscale seaside resort located in San Diego.  The  view from the ‘Pacific Terrace’ is spectacular!  This space can also host a dinner reception following the ceremony.  Watching the sunset during your wedding dinner.  How romantic is that? Tracy Schwart, […]

Bouquet Monday

Another fantastic bouquet designed by Aileen.  She used pink phaleanopsis orchids and light pink ‘Erika’ dendrobium to form this elegant cascading bouquet.  She also added  a touch of light feather around the handle.  So chic!  Would be perfect for a bride who wants an exotic touch.  

Inspiring Art: Momental Designs

I feel in love with the work of the talented Kristy Rice of {Momental Designs} the moment I laid my eyes on her blog.  I received a google alert that led me to this amazing woman. Kristy  took  inspirations from my work and create a masterpiece of her own.  Now that’s recycling =).  She is truly […]

Featured on “L’Auberge Del Mar” new website

We are so excited to see that one of the most beautiful San Diego wedding venue {L’auberge Del mar} has chosen our ceremony decor images for their new Website!  I love this hotel! It’s chic, elegant and sophisticated!  The fantastic Sunset Terrace deck with it’s ocean view backdrop makes this the most desired ceremony site.  […]

Bouquet Monday: Romantic vintage lace bouquet

This week’s bouquet is specially made by my daughter Aileen Tran.  She is a very talented young lady and an amazing designer.  She created this timeless ‘vintage chic’ style bouquet using garden style roses.  For a charming flair, she wrapped the bouquet with french lace and a vintage inspired pearl chain.  It’s beautiful Aileen!  I […]

Exquisite Weddings Magazine Fall 2009 Issue: Tabletop feature

Hot off the press! The latest issue of Exquisite weddings magazine is out!  We are so happy to be included in their Fall 2009 issue. For the tabletop photo shoot, the theme was ‘opulent Versailles’ .  It was great fun to work with the phenomenal photographer Terri Rippee and Magazine’s creative director Alyssa Holstrom.   […]

Wedding of Kimberly and Andrew: PURPLE!

I have  been over the moon excited about this wedding for months! The color palette used for this wedding was to die for!  Plum, magenta and purple were the shades chosen for the personal florals and the ceremony decor.  The Historic Hotel Del Coronado was the venue for this amazing wedding.  The Ceremony took place […]

Bouquet Monday: Gardenia bridal bouquet

Happy Monday Everyone!  It’s been a while since our last ‘bouquet Monday’ post.  Today I would like to feature one of my favorite flower:  Gardenias!  Long regarded as the most romantic flower for bridal bouquets.  This bouquet here was finished  with a rhinestone brooch.  We carefully hand wired each bloom and gather together to form […]

Weekday Weddings at the Hotel Del Coronado

As many of you know, the Hotel Del Coronado is one of the top Wedding destination in the United States.  Situated on the oceanfront property, one would understand why Brides flock to this gorgeous venue to tie the knot.  Weekday weddings has been quiet popular at this location.  I was happy to participate in one […]

Ceremony Magazine tabletop photo shoot at Estancia La Jolla

We had a blast hooking up with Jim and Amy Harrick, publishers of Ceremony Magazine.  We participated in their tabletop shoot for next year’s issue due out in January.  The Photo shoot took place at the beautiful Estancia La Jolla Our tabletop consisted of 80 stems of phaleanopsis, 50 purple vanda orchids, 150 lavender roses […]