Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lidia & Ricardo Tie The Knot!

Lidia & Ricardo are the youngest couple I've worked with this year. (They're both 23 years old!!) They were one of the most easy going, cute & lovable couples. It was actually Lidia's mom who contacted me about our services for her daughter's wedding beginning of this year and she was also a breeze to work with.
I swear the Langham hotel attracts all the princess brides who love everything with sparkles & pink! Lidia looked absolutely stunning in all of her 4 gowns (she had two different wedding gowns for the ceremony & reception, changed into paebek during dinner AND changed into a short cocktail dress for dancing hour!) She did it all with poise and excitement because of her youth! Seriously, I get stressed even picking out my daily wardrobe. Lidia & Ricardo were both raised in Argentina and came to the states with their families 5-6 years ago. They run their family business and it's so cool how they can perfectly speak all three languages; Spanish, English & Korean.

For Lidia's day, she wanted a princess classic affair with black and white accents. Chandeliers are all around the langham hotel lobby so we incorporated a few of the chandelier details into our escort cards, table numbers & menu cards and a few black ribbon treatment to our small arrangements including the bridesmaids' dresses.
Blue 22 did an awesome job capturing their fun, young & lively spirit from the day! They're SO in love!!




It was my first time working with the Larchmont Florist and they outdid themselves by giving us so many fresh peonies when they weren't even in season!
For the ceremony decor, I wanted a clean, white chiffon drape arch and Larchmont Florist did an AMAZING job pulling off this look! Just all phalaenopsis orchids with blush pink and grey satin ribbons to loosely tie the drape and hanging votives with crystals inside! *swoon*
Another signature touch (the project I worked on to surprise Lidia)was the escort card table set up with a candy buffet station. After guests had picked up their escort cards displayed on white crystal trays from Z Gallery, we then quickly turned the table around to a candy buffet station. I tell you, the candy/dessert bars are so overdone right now but it's still a huge hit among guests!
For the reception decor, we went with the classic tall & short arrangements all made up of blush pink peonies, roses, tulips and hydrangeas with crystal drapings. We had white chiavari chairs with blush pink cushions & blush pink linens for our guest tables and small clusters of different sized arrangements for the head table to give off a fun, lively look. The white dance floor in the middle gave the ballroom a cleaner, elegant & princess-y look!
These photos don't do any justice because the arrangements were humongous & lush!

Guests were greeted with a sweet blush pink macaroons on each table as favors.

Such a classic all white peony bouquet wrapped in crystal band for our princess bride! :)

This is going to be my favorite arch of the year. SO elegant, simple yet sophisticated...

LOVED Lidia's 2nd dress from Enzoani & her Jimmy Choo was a perfect touch for her princess look! :)
Aren't they SO adorable together?? :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ashley & Kevin's Tie The Knot!

I’m overjoyed to finally be able to share this soft vintage elegance with a romantic twist wedding with you & they're featured in Style Me Pretty this week! You can head over to SMP to read all the juicy details It really was so much work gathering all the props & styling the dessert bar, escort card set up, sign in/photobooth area but looking at these gorgeous photos makes everything so worth it!
All photos courtesy of Marisa Holmes Photography

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Hannah also decorated the arch so beautifully with clusters of loose flowers and curly willow while covering the poles with an ivory chiffon & satin ribbons to create a fairytale like atmosphere.

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I asked Ashley to do a write up something about her wedding in Korean and we would help translate it in to English for a SMP feature. Rather than writing about the things that happened during the wedding she wrote a whole page about why you need to hire a planner! ;) I had to post it up one paragraph she wrote, so cute!
"사실 장소를 정했을때부터 플래너가 필요하지 않을까란 생각을 하고 있긴 했었는데..
케빈씨가 워낙 미국 플래너는 비싸다고 하도 협박(?)을 하는 통에..엄두를 못내고 있었거든요. 그렇지만..둘다 일을하고.. 더욱이 이런 결혼엔 아느게 없었던 저희로썬. 아무런 준비를 하고 있지를 못하고 있었어요.
다행히 에스더씨가 한국분이신데다..에스더씨의 블로그를 보고 저는 좀 믿음이 갔고요.. 케빈씨를 설득해서 결국 에스더씨와 미팅 날짜를 잡을 수 있게까지는 되었구요.
더더욱 다행은 에스더씨가 처음 만났을때 케빈씨한테까지 믿음을 주셔서..결국 저의 소원데로 플래너를 할수 있게 되었구요.
사실 생각해보면 저희의 결혼식은 플래너없이는 아마 결국 진행하지 못했을 정도로 에스더씨의 손을 많이 탔기 때문에.. 플래너를 고용한것이 저희 결혼 준비의 시작이였다고도 할수있겠네요.
새삼 에스더씨를 만나게 참 행운이자 다행(천만다행!)이였다는 생각을 다시해요. 너무 감사해요