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French Versailles wedding: featured in Ceremony Magazine

We are so happy to see our lovely couple featured in latest edition of Ceremony Magazine.  Mandy and James elegant Versailles wedding took place at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego.  Known for it’s massive display of crystal chandeliers, the ballroom was appropriately named ‘Versailles’.  The theme of this wedding fit this adorable couple to a tee. Mandy loves everything french and vintage.  We combined her collection of vintage pin cushions, pitchers, brooches with large display of white florals set in silver candelabras dripping with multiple strands of crystals.  We added touches of vintage crystal brooches and lace.  LOVE the lace accent on the menus by J Grace.   The gold and white color combination mixed well with our light blush table linens and the beautiful Versailles ballroom.  We love and always remember this wedding.  Congratulations Mandy and James! and congratulations to Monarch Weddings on a very nice feature.  Kudos to True Photography for the images.

Exquisite masquerade and Peacock wedding at the Grand Del Mar

This sophisticated and lavish wedding at the Grand Del Mar truly reflects the style of Steve and John.  Their hospitality was beyond gracious.  The beautiful guests were treated to a grand evening filled with impeccable decor, entertainment and fine dining.  We were grateful that the couple gave us full liberty to infuse the Manchester ballroom with rich royal colors of purple, magenta, teal and deep blue.  Embracing the Masquerade and peacock theme, we set out to deck this exquisite with large florals filled with lush orchids, roses, hydrangeas and plumes.  Fine touches such as cut crystal stemware, custom menus, crystal brooch napkin ring holders and seamless custom dancefloor all contributed to this glamorous evening. We love how all the royal colors blend together to create this devine Masquerade reception.  Special thank you to Kathleen Shera for all her hard work in planning and Wayne Foster Entertainment for rockin’ the party and Jennifer Dery for the amazing images.


Featured on South Asian Bride Magazine: Pink and Gold tabletop

We are very honored to be featured in the latest South Asian Bride Magazine.  From cover to cover, all the images are so beautiful!  Our table design palette consisted of soft and vibrant Pink with luxurious Gold.  An abundance of pink peonies were used for the table garland and the gold floral stand dripping with white orchids.  Chameleon chairs were adorned with soft pink roses hydrangeas and lush strands of white orchids.  I love blending the rich gold with the delicate soft pink shade.  It gives the overall design an opulent appeal.

Featured on The Knot Southern California: Hotel Del Coronado wedding

It’s so awesome to relive the spectacular wedding of Kelsey and Jeff at the Hotel Del Coronado.  Please see their full post HERE.  A huge thanks to the talented Yougrens for their fabulous images.  They did a superb job capturing this wedding.  Congratulations once again Kelsey and Jeff!

Winter wonderland ceremony at the Grand Del Mar ~ Capella Chapel

It doesn’t get very cold here in San Diego and this is as close as we’re going to get to a white winter wedding.  Nevertheless, it was white and wintery in the Capella Chapel at the Grand Del Mar.  Steve and John wanted a winter wonderland in the Capella chapel,  which is lined with dark wood ceiling and marble flooring.  We brought in white birch and curly willow branches adorned with hanging orchids, crystal strands and prisms.  Two large white peacock completely constructed out of fresh flowers greeted the guests at the entrance.  The tail of these two peacocks consist more than 400 phalaenopsis orchids and dendrobium orchids along with fluffy white hydrangeas and large roses.  The main aisle dazzled with pearl filled vessels and floating candles.  Paraffin candles embellished with crystal snowflake brooches lined the two sides of the aisle  weaved with loose white rose petals.  The main altar was adorned with two large white floral arrangements atop fur covered columns with lush white floral garland across the credenza.  Please stay tune for the stunning photos from the talented Jennifer Dery of the reception.

Lavish blush colored wedding at the Grand Del Mar

No doubt the blush color tones has been the most popular color trend this year.  You can see why, it is subtle,  timeless and elegant.  This wedding was all that and more.  The ceremony was beautifully decorated with soft blush tone fabric chuppah adorned lavishly with white  and ivory florals. Thick petal path lead the bride to the Grand Moroccan Pavilion where the chuppah was staged.  The white neutral tones worked exceptionally well in this open lawn surrounded with lush canyon and golf course.
The formal dinner reception held in the Elizabeth ballroom was quiet extravagant.  Lush and abundant floral centerpieces in white color palette graced each guest table.  Large 16 ft wrap-around custom bar  was set in the center of the ballroom and was the focal point for this gorgeous wedding.  We created a massive 7 ft floral display for the center of the custom bar.  It was indeed a Grand statement!  The special guests and their families sat around the custom seamless dance floor with modern mirrored tables and contemporary yet timeless floral decor.  Congratulations to Lina and Michael on your beautiful wedding!
Special thanks to Joseph Matthew Photo for these beautiful images.

Rancho Valencia Rose Garden wedding ceremony

Oh how we love white weddings and a wedding at the Rancho Valencia can’t be more perfect!  The newly renovated Rancho Valencia Resort is a spectacular place to host a wedding!  Particularly the Rose Garden.  This lush garden is charming and quaint, surrounded by lush foliages.  Our round rotunda wedged perfectly in the nook of the rose garden, adorned completely with lush hydrangeas, imported roses, peonies and elegant white orchids. Thick white petal path along with urns overflowing with fluffy white hydrangeas led the beautiful bride to the altar graced with hanging crystal chandelier.  What can be more complete for this intimate yet grand wedding ceremony?
Photos by Joseph Matthew Photography


Wedding faire symposium in Santa Clara: January 4-6

Please join me at the Wedding faire symposium in San Francisco area for 3 full day of  work shops for wedding professionals and brides.  I will be one of the speakers along with the fabulous Marcy Blum, David Beahm, Sasha Souza, Robert Fountain and Phillippe Lee.  You can visit The Wedding faire website for full details HERE.  I look forward to seeing you there!

French Vintage splendor wedding at the Westgate Hotel

When the beautiful bride Mandy came to us with a request for a french vintage wedding (think Versailles!).  I  immediately jumped with excitement!  It’s no secret I am in LOVE with anything glamorous and a french baroque theme in the Versailles ballroom at the Westgate Hotel just fit the bill.  My head was spinning with vision of everything ‘spendor’.  The Versailles room definitely live up to it’s name.  The gold gilded walls and stunning crystal chandeliers was the perfect room to host this french inspired wedding.  The ballroom served a dual purpose of the ceremony and reception. The guests sat in a circular style arranged around the beautiful custom dance floor with the couple’s filigree logo provided by Platinumpro.  Our team then flipped the room for the reception dinner.  Tall and opulent baroque style candelabra cascading with white florals displayed on each guest table surrounded with gold trimmed candle holders.  Our rich lace gold overlay for the sweetheart table and cake table added depth and tied this theme together seamlessly.  Don’t you just adore the Throne style setee from Concept rentals?.  Fit for the queen and king for sure!  I love that Mandy collected vintage keys and pin cushions to hold the guest names (provided by J Grace stationery).  The collection was unique and so precious!  These were elegantly displayed on the escort table.
We hope you enjoyed viewing the photos of this wedding as much as we enjoyed designing it.  Many thanks for the sweet Sarah Zimmer for being there to photograph the decor for us.  Thank you so much Sarah!  We will post more images of this sweet couple soon!

Four Seasons Westlake Village wedding: Vicky and Dale

It was such a pleasure to design this wedding for ultra sweet and special couple Vicky and Dale.  The wedding celebration at the Four Seasons Westlake in Los Angeles set a beautiful tone for this vibrant wedding.  The wedding ceremony decor embraced the all white theme which was perfect against the soothing waterfall backdrop and majestic pine trees.  The reception celebration took on the vibrant palette using all the jewel tone colors the couple love.  Deep purple, magenta, royal blue, chartreuse and deep pink blooms graced each crystal draped vessel in the beautiful ballroom at the Four Seasons.  The amethyst lighting and linens gave this room a soft glow and blends well with the custom seamless dance floor.  The deep purple chameleon chairs were lovely and complement the tablescape perfectly!  We adorned each glass vessel with our signature crystal brooch for the extra sparkle and it truly made a statement.
Congratulations to the lovely couple Vicky and Dale!
All photos courtesy of Hogue Photo, beautiful papergoods from J Grace


Romantic white wedding by the lake ~ Jennifer and Richard

This past summer, we had a complete pleasure of designing a wedding on a beautiful lake in Minnesota.  We enjoyed working with this beautiful family and so honored to be a part of their wedding celebration.  The wedding took place at the family’s estate in northern Minnesota.  The beautiful bride Jennifer wanted a classic and timeless wedding, the white neutral palette was the obvious choice.  The lush forest setting was a perfect backdrop for this lakeside wedding.  This island on the peninsula is home to thousands of birch trees, it was absolutely stunning!  We took full advantage of the shades and designed the long T-shape tables around these trees to accomodate 70 guests. White nantucket lanterns lined the path for the bride as she crossed over to the dock where the ceremony was located.  The reception celebration included a long table setting with lush white florals.  White peonies, garden roses, fuffy hydrangeas and of course elegant white phalaenopsis orchids were featured.  We love how our custom table linens looked with this setting.  It mimics the leaves from the beautiful birch trees.
We are so lucky here at Karen Tran Florals to share this beautiful day with this special couple.  Thank you so much Jennifer and Richard! Congratulations to you both!
Photo credits:  Pam Scott Photography and Joseph Matthew

Blush pink vintage wedding the Hotel Del Coronado

We adore the Hotel Del Coronado and we love blush colored wedding.  What a beautiful combination!  The bride Erin was glamorous, gorgeous and incredibly stunning on her wedding day.  Her Vera Wang dress was a perfect balance of vintage and modern.  The grand ballroom at the Hotel Del Coronado sparkled with beautiful linens from La Tavola and large blush pink florals.  In keeping with the romantic vintage theme, we used an abundance of crystal strands draping off these romantic centerpieces.  Our sweet bride Erin adores lace and vintage glam.  Therefore a plethora of lace wrappings and vintage brooches were used throughout the tables.  We are specially fond the couple’s sweetheart table where they displayed the original china from Erin’s grandmother.  So sweet! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!
Many thanks to Pam Scott Photography for these images.
Stationery:  J Grace.  Planning:  Crown weddings.  Dancefloor:  Platinum Pro.  Linens:  La Tafola



Blush and neutral colored wedding inspirations

Without a doubt the neutral and blush colors are the most popular hues for weddings this last couple of years.  And do you  blame a bride for loving this romantic color palette?  We designed the tabletop for that blushing bride who loves all things feminine and dreamy.  The tent setting with a crystal chandelier set a beautiful tone for this luxurious tabletop.  The gorgeous ruffled table linen provided by Nuage Designs in New York blends wonderfully with our custom made fabric flowers used throughout the design as well as the chair covers. Fine jewels added sparkles to the  place setting and glass vessels.  The wedding setting is indeed every girl’s dream…


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French Coastal Chic wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach

We felt right at home designing this special wedding for the beautiful bride Tina and her groom Corey at the Montage Laguna beach.  The bride’s love for the french coastal chic decor transpire on the pacific lawn of this upscale resort.  The wedding canopy was drenched with drift wood, hanging succulents, roses and elegant orchids and adorn with a natural floral chandelier.  The two massive floral pieces sat on scalelike colomns at entrance to the ceremony  greeted the guests as they sat down on the oceanfront ceremony lawn.  We love the use of blush and neutral palette and multiple texture for this wedding.  We will be posting the details of this exquisite wedding soon.

White and blush wedding at the Grand Del Mar Capella chapel

The beautiful and elegant blush shades has got to be the most popular and desirable color combination this year.  Recently we designed an elegant wedding at the Grand Del mar playing off this gorgeous color palette.  We introduced delicate fabrics and luxurious crystal brooches to their table setting.  Attention to small intricate details were definitely key for this wedding.  Each vessel for the table was carefully wrapped and embellished with unique adornment.  The neutral colors blends beautifully with the Grand Del Mar’s opulent decor and setting.  Gold table linens and overlays paired with amber lighting in the Capella chapel set the perfect tone for this classic and romantic wedding.
Many thanks to Joseph Matthew for these gorgeous images.