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Monthly Archives: December 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 […]