It is always such a treat when you get to take part in planning your friends’ weddings. I have been lucky enough to offer my help to a few and it’s great every time. Davia and Jordan were planning to get married in Mexico when the Zika virus changed their plans as they had several guests who were pregnant, so they made a last-minute switch to Socal. They looked all over to find something that would get them as excited as their original destination. After many site visits they found what they were searching for at Cielo Farms. It had an intimate feel, amazing views and a laid-back vibe that matched their style. Davia chose a colorful palette to make the rustic tables really pop. Guests were treated to vegan cuisine and a surprise salsa dance. Head on over to 100 Layer Cake to see more!
Victoria and Michael decided to have a daytime luncheon wedding. They kept it small – close friends and family only. What better spot for a Sunday brunch than the Hotel Bel Air? Victoria loved the look of natural wood tables with abundant florals. She took design inspiration from her own home, in fact, she owns the same exact dishes we used for the table. Michael was a a big fan of dessert, so we tapped SusieCakes to make their wedding cake. A string quartet played for the ceremony and reception.
Liz and Bert got married on Halloween, but you would never know it. Liz wanted a classic white and green color scheme. As an interior designer, she had such amazing taste and it was fun to select beautiful elements like brass vases and monogrammed napkins with her. She chose The Biltmore in Santa Barbara since she wanted her friends and family to enjoy the best of the West Coast weather and views by selecting the Coral Casino side of the property. If you want to see more of this wedding you can check it out on 100 Layer Cake here.
When I met Tanya we had an instant connection – it was like chatting with an old friend. I understood what she wanted and she was totally on board with my recommendations. Tanya and Aaron are both architects and really care about design, which is why they selected The Los Angeles Athletic Club due to its rich history and newly renovated event space. Their ceremony was a lovely one at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which is one of the prettiest ones I have ever seen. On their wedding day, it rained and Tanya and Aaron took it in stride, laughing throughout their photos. They didn’t let the rain dampen their day at all! Here are some of my favorite photos from their big day!