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Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Lovely Purple plum wedding: Vicky and Nam

The color purple seems to be quiet popular in recent years.  Purple has long been associated with Royalty and passion.  Well, Vicky and Nam’s wedding certainly was that:  Royalty and lots of passion.  They are the cutest couple and from these great photos below I’m sure we will all agree. Vicky and Nam came to […]

Rustic Autumn Bouquet

It’s starting to feel a little more like Fall with things like pumpkin spice chai lattes and butternut squash abound. When I came across these richly colored hydrangea, burgundy cymbidium orchids, and schwartzwalder calla lilies, I had to get my hands on them for an autumnal bouquet. Wrapped in an earthy satin ribbon, and you […]

Cheerful wedding at the La Valencia: Heidi and Craig


Bouquet Monday: Seaside Chic Bouquet

Who hasn’t dreamed of a beach wedding? This bouquet uses subtle colors of white, ivory, and apple green to create a elegant and chic seaside bouquet. Green cymbidium orchids and white phalaenopsis give it a beach inspired feel. Add a touch of bling, an ocean view, and you have a fantasy wedding. ~Aileen

Rich fall wedding at the Rancho Valencia Resort

Fall is upon us.  The rich autumn colors are stunning!  Check out The wedding Aileen Tran just designed at the Rancho Valencia Resort.  You can see it on her BLOG It will make you want to snuggle up with a warm fussy blanket.  I love all the rich texture and colors.  She blended the organic elements […]

Jennifer and Kevin’s wedding at The Prado Balboa park

This wedding was truly beautiful.  Jennifer and Kevin were married at the beautiful Prado at Balboa Park.  Their theme was Romantic Vintage Glam.  A plethora of soft romantic feathers were used throughout the wedding.   Vintage inspired crystal brooches for all the bridal party was a must!   The dashing gentlemen wore simple calla lily […]

Wedding in Italy: Exquisite Renaissance Wedding in a Tuscany Villa

I had an amazing trip back to my favorite country ITALY again this last month.  What a a great experience it was.  I look forward to sharing many more photos with you all soon.  We are saving all the gorgeous images from Joseph Matthew for an international bridal publication.  In the meantime, I would like […]

Karen Tran Master class at the beautiful L'auberge Del Mar June 24-26th

To all florists and event designers:  Are you passionate about weddings?  Do you want to take your business to the next level?  Do you desire to design more exquisite events?  Please consider joining me for an extensive master class at the L’auberge Del Mar on June 24-26th.   In this course you will learn more […]

Vogue Sposa Magazine: Italian wedding magazine features Karen Tran

As many of you all know,  I have a great love for Italy.  Throw the flowers in the mix and I am in heaven!  I am so delighted to see that the latest Vogue Sposa italian wedding magazine has wrote an article on me featuring our work here in Southern California and in Lake Como. […]

Engage!13 Montelucia: The Luxury Wedding Business Summit

I am so incredibly thrilled and honored to be speaking at Engage!13 in Montelucia on December 9-12.  If you are a wedding professional in a Luxury market, this is not to be missed.  I look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with old lovely friends.  Rebecca Grinnals and Katheryn Arce never disappoint! connellyremodeling online

Bouquet Monday: Purple Cattlya Orchid Bouquet

Those darn cattlyas, with ruffled petals and delicate scent get me every time. I’m a sucker for the purple ones especially. Here, I clustered these gorgeous orchids with calla lilies, fuchsia roses, and these stunning carnations. I love the look of clustering the same flower types together to give the bouquet movement. ~Aileen

Keely and Louis Seaside wedding at L’auberge Del Mar

Keely and Louis’s wedding  totally would make it on my list as one of my favorite weddings.  Elegant seaside wedding with tons of gorgeous detail such as hand painted wedding signs, hand painted parasols, custom designed crystal star fish brooches… It’s really hard to beat the stunning views that Seagrove Park at Del Mar has […]

Hawaiian Ginger Bouquet

We just completed a gorgeous wedding at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua.  I am here in Hawaii surrounded with tantalizing scents of exotic hawaiian flowers.  The Aloha spirit is definitely  contagious.  Below, I collected a variety of my favorite blooms.  Ginger has so many good connotations: the vixen in Gilligan’s Island, my favorite flavor, and one […]