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Yearly Archives: 2009

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A La Valencia Hotel Wedding~ Laura and Bob

Laura was referred to me by my sweet friend and a phenomenal wedding coordinator {Catherine Bachelier Smith}.  Laura and Bob’s wedding was classic and timeless.  She carried a beautiful white bouquet of fragrant gardenias, garden roses and orchid blossoms.  Which complimented very well with her gorgeous Monique Lhuiller gown.  We used the petals of 1400 […]

Bouquet Monday by Aileen: A little bit country….

I was so excited by the leather bouquet the other week that I couldn’t resist using it again. While the other was a bit modern, I decided to make this more rustic. To enliven the neutral colors of the leather, I used beautiful orange coral roses. Contrasting the roses are green sedum, which gives it […]

Destination Maui~ fun photo shoot at the Hyatt Maui with Evonne

This week my husband and I dutifully packed our bags and 100 lbs of vases, crystals and other decor items for our photo shoot in Maui.  I connected with Evonne Wong of {Events by Evonne} a superb wedding planner in Maui.  Not only is she sweet, she is very efficient  and accommodating.  It’s not wonder she is […]

Ceremony Magazine party: Rancho Valencia Resort

Last week we participated in the Ceremony Magazine vendor’s party at the beautiful Rancho Valencia Resort.  They definitely can put on a PARTY Ceremony Magazine is a gorgeous upscale wedding magazine cater to the modern and fashion forward brides.  Our tabletop featured crystal waterfalls cascading to a pool of ice pink sea glass and floating […]

Pink and raspberry color inspiration

I never get tired of the color pink.  Can that be possible for a girl?   A combination of both light and hot pink is great for anyone who wants the classic color, but with some extra “oomph.” This wedding was a lot of fun with the addition of raspberry, which complimented the bridesmaid”s dresses very […]

Aileen’s Bouquet Monday: leather details

While shopping the other day, I saw this crocodile wallet that was to die for! I knew I had to use it in a bouquet somehow. These fuchsia calla lilies go well with the sleek look of the leather. Purple tones and brown are one of my favorite color combinations. I adorned the handle with purple […]

Hotel Del Coronado: Jewish wedding chuppah

{Dylan Mayer} shot these images of Julia and Barry’s wedding  for Bobby Earle photography.   Stunning!  We constructed the Chuppah out of manzanita branches and hung hundreds of phaleanopsis orchids from the trees.  The result was so pretty and Julia looked absolutely gorgeous underneath it!  It was great fun to design a unique chuppah out on the […]

Bouquet Monday by Aileen: Blush pink cymbidium orchids

I adore cymbidium orchids, especially these beauties. They have a hint of pink, and when paired with Candy Bianca roses, the color is amplified even more. I finished it with a matching pink ribbon to bring out the subtle hues. The shades of pink make this bouquet so delicate and feminine.

Very pretty in pink: Hotel Del Coronado beach wedding

A sneak peak at what’s coming up next week.  This was the ultimate ‘pretty in pink and everything bling’ wedding.  Here, the ceremony on The Hotel Del Beach setting was adorned with pink canopy overflowing with pink blooms, crystal strands lined the petal path….and much much more.  Check back with us for more details of […]

Our new Website

I am happy to announce that our newly updated website is up and running!  It has a fresh new look and packed with new and gorgeous images!  I absolutely LOVE the ‘full screen’ option.  Just click the full screen button on the bottom right.  The  thumb nails on the side also  make  the site easier […]

Scripps seaside forum La Jolla wedding part 2

Here are more fantastic photos from our Scripps seaside forum wedding.  Cobalt blue  is a fascinating color to use for weddings.   Here at Kaley and Joshua’s wedding we designed the entire wedding around their modern style.  From the sleek speckled brown bamboo chuppah to the modern yet lush tablescape.  We incorporated cobalt blue tile to introduce […]

Yulia and Barry: a beautiful coronado wedding

This was one of my favorite wedding of the year.  I branched out!!!!! literally……I love doing different things!  The Jewish Wedding took place on the beautiful beach of Hotel Del Coronado.  The Reception was in the Grand ballroom.  Yulia and Barry was such a fun and light hearted couple.  Being the outdoorsy  type, they both […]

Our photo shoot at L’auberge Del mar

Sneak preview of our latest photo shoot at the beautful L’auberge Del Mar.  A very hot spot for San Diego beach wedding!  Here is Aileen adding the final touches before photographer Darin Fong snaps away.   Look for this striking tabletop in a  bridal publication  soon in the Winter.  More images to come (after it’s published […]

What’s new at the studio: Organic inspirations

Several weeks ago we designed an organic and interesting tabletop to include succulents, orchids, burls, branches in an unstructured manner.  We used an abundance of cymbidium orchids, makara orchids along with dahlias , coxcomb and moss.  The manzanita  branches provided the height  while balancing the rocks and the succulents at the base of the table.  It was fun […]

Modern wedding at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla

This was my first wedding at this beautiful new venue.  The Scripps seaside forum is an extension of UCSD and located on the cliff just steps away from La Jolla Shores.  The view is spectacular!  The jewish wedding ceremony took place on the lawn in front of the Forum.  Kaley and Joshua wanted a very modern and […]