The Cream Event

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I have been attending The Cream Event since the very beginning, so when I was asked to participate I was immediately excited and knew I would have to create something amazing since vendors and brides attend in order to be inspired. When I was told that the theme would be whites and creams, there was another level of concern since I am someone who LOVES color. I knew it would be a challenge, but luckily I was able to pair up with my friend Danielle. Danielle, from Brown Paper Design, and I have been working together for years and our events are some of my favorites. She is one of the most creative people I know, so I was confident we would come up with something special. She recently launched a new company called The Plant Library and wanted to showcase it at The Cream. She asked if I would be ok with using plants as opposed to flowers and suggested I go to a nearby nursery to immerse myself in the plant world. I headed over and took a million photos and by the time I was done, I knew what we would do! I came up with the idea of Cuba during prohibition – it seemed like we would be able to do something tropical and it would be a good backdrop for plants. Cuba has a rich history and background in the rum trade so I figured it would work perfectly for this event. We had many calls and meetings and I think we came up with something pretty unique. We had rustic vintage pieces from Found, a custom runner and draped backdrop, plus some textural tabletop items sourced from all over. We ended up having a lovely, artisanal look and I adore all of the green (of course)!

You can see coverage of all of the talented vendors here over at Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake and Grey Likes Weddings.

Photography by Michael Radford
Plants by The Plant Library
Rentals by Found Vintage
Paper Goods by Copper Willow Paper Studio

Kelly and Mike at Colony Palms

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I am a huge fan of Palm Springs and I love taking the opportunity to work on events in the area whenever I can. When Kelly came to me, she was in the midst of her planning and had a pretty clear vision of what she wanted. She was already working with my good friend Danielle, over at Brown Paper Design, and I came in to tie up all of the loose ends.

Kelly had a beautiful palette of rich jewel tones that perfectly complemented the existing decor at Colony Palms. She had details that evoked a roaring twenties feel from the invite design to the bridesmaid dresses. And like every wedding that is laid out around a pool, she jumped in at the end! You can check out more on her wedding on Martha Stewart.

Photography by Mi Belle
Florals by Brown Paper Design
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
Linens by La Tavola
Paper Goods by Plurabelle
Dessert by Sweet and Saucy

Jamie and Alex at Hotel Park City

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When Jamie first contacted me she was living in San Francisco and planning a Palm Springs wedding. We connected right away – we had a similar aesthetic and got along like old friends, so when she decided to change the location of the wedding to Park City, Utah and asked if I would be game to head out there, I said absolutely! Lucky for us, one of the best florists in the country lives in Utah, so I was thrilled at the chance to work with Sarah Winward and really excited for the wedding. Not only that, but Jamie selected Julie Song for her paper goods and I adored what she came up with – she is extremely talented.

Hotel Park City provided excellent service and the guests really enjoyed their time at the resort. Park City is a really special place and it was so great to see a different landscape with the beautiful trees and mountains, plus a killer farmhouse that served as a great backdrop for photos. You can see more of the wedding on Martha Stewart.

Photography by Ainsley Carlisle
Florals by Honey of a Thousand Flowers
Rentals by Diamond Rental
Linens by La Tavola
Paper Goods by Julie Song Ink

Katie and Greg at Ojai Valley Inn

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I absolutely loved everything about this wedding – the couple, the venue, the design! However, it had a bit of a rocky start as it was originally slated to be at a private ranch in Ojai and around five months before the wedding date, the venue got shut down due to neighbor complaints. Luckily, we were able to move the wedding to Ojai Valley Inn, which is a fantastic hotel and a dream to work at!

Since the original wedding was going to be held outdoors, we still wanted to do something a bit rustic so we brought in wood tables and fruitwood chiavari chairs to complement the woodwork in the ballroom. As a nod to the citrus in Ojai we used pixie tangerines as a fun detail that we were able to incorporate into the escort card display and the place settings. Katie’s dad also brought up a vintage car for Katie and Greg to drive away in. There were so many awesome details and you can see more of this wedding on Brides.com and Grey Likes Weddings.

Photography by Ainsley Carlisle
Florals by Brown Paper Design
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
Linens by La Tavola
Paper Goods by Minted