Kelly and Mike at Colony Palms

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

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 and on Carats and Cake.

Photography by Annie McElwain
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

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.comGrey Likes Weddings and Tulle Magazine.

Photography by Annie McElwain 
Florals by Brown Paper Design
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
Linens by La Tavola
Paper Goods by Minted

New name, new logo, new site!

Hi all! Welcome to my new site. I am so excited to finally have this up and running. When I decided to start Green Ribbon, I thought long and hard about the name; I wanted something meaningful to me, sounded like it related to events and something catchy. As a former marketing major I should have known that The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co. was WAY TOO LONG no matter how much I liked the alliteration. Everyone started referring to me as Green Ribbon Parties so I figured I might as well update the name and everything else followed. I have been working on this project with some very talented people for the past several months – design by Aileen Cheng and programming by Wundermade and it could not have been a better experience.

It’s been over three years since I started Green Ribbon and in that time, I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing couples and wonderful and creative vendors. In order to complete the site, I had to pour over all of the images from my past events. I went through thousands of photos to find the ones that I thought told the story of the day, captured the sweet moments and showcased all of the pretty details. It was such a good trip down memory lane for me. I have been lucky enough to be a part of so many celebrations and I was able to relive it all by editing the photos. It was also a really proud moment for me because while I like to think I am a little tech-savvy, I definitely did not know how to work the back-end of my own site. Scott from Wundermade gave me a tutoring session and Annie, my dear friend and frequent collaborator, showed me how to ensure all the photos looked their best. I am really happy with the results and pleased I was able to conquer my tech-phobia! Now that I know how to update things myself, I will be able to share much more.

The above photo is a sneak peek of what’s to come. I was a part of some really gorgeous weddings this year and this is one of my favorite shots  – florals by the lovely Brown Paper Design and photography by Annie McElwain. I look forward to showing you more soon!

I can’t believe Green Ribbon is old enough to have a second website already – I hope you love it as much as I do!