A year ago today I had the honor of designing Marta & Matt’s Art Deco meets Enchanted Forest wedding at Cicada Club in DTLA.
At our very first meeting we spoke extensively about the way Marta & Matt wanted their wedding to feel, and our design grew organically from there. They didn’t want another everythingartdeco wedding, but rather a celebration of their unique (and nerdy!) interests in an atmosphere of enchantment and fun. With manzanita trees, mossy vignettes, lanterns, fairy lights, and even a scavenger hunt, I think we nailed the magic. And the fun. And most importantly, we created an event that felt like authentically like them.
I loved creating this memorial tree, placed on the center of the escort card table, to honor those family members who couldn’t celebrate with Marta & Matt.
And speaking of the escort card table, we assigned every guest their own tiny lantern to guide them to their seat for dinner!
Matt wanted the head table to have it’s own number, and naturally he wanted that number to be zero. Done and done.
Fairy lights for days.
These two are such a funny, thoughtful, and creative pair, and were such a joy to work with.
Marta is a talented artist and painted these adorable cake toppers herself. I really admire
that she gave herself a creative task, but didn’t feel the need to take on ALL the details.
Being trusted by fellow artists is such a huge compliment and responsibility, and
I’m thrilled I could take on the details so they could enjoy their day with family and friends.
While we originally spoke about a photo scavenger hunt, we opted to go more old school,
and I created a series of clues hidden in vintage books throughout the venue for guests
Naturally the scavenger hunt ended at the dessert table, which was stacked high with boxes
of Brazilian treats.
The couples family and friends were warm and funny and their speeches were heartfelt
and full of love for Marta & Matt.
Congratulations Marta & Matt! And Happy Anniversary!
It was such a joy to be part of your wedding day!
Elizabeth and Yousef were married on New Year’s Day at the amazing The Loft on Pine. They’re just the sweetest, and I was honored to work my flower magic for them. I created a wild + glamorous behemoth of a bouquet, an installation of greens over their epic sweetheart table, and filled a bunch of little bud vases with beautiful blooms to scatter among their candle and succulent filled tables.
Check out a few of my favorite images here and then head over to Junebug Weddings to see all the vintage Mexico-inspired magic.
A wild & asymmetrical bouquet in magenta, burgundy and cream? Yes please! I used peonies, garden roses, amaranthus, and a variety of greens to create this beauty, then tied her up with gold ribbon and a beautiful picture of the bride’s dad.
These two were super smart about their flowers- we focused on a few statement pieces (bouquet! installation!) and then scattered a few high impact flowers everywhere else. I mean, what else does that peony need?
BOOM. Greenery Installation. And ALL the candles.
Candlelight and magenta peonies for days. Be still my heart.
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I was really excited to throw together some last minute first birthday decorations for the guys over at Horse Thief BBQ yesterday. Yep, that’d be the 4th of July! USA and Horse Thief share a delicious birthday. BBQ. Yum.
But I digress…
With just a day to throw together a few fun, high-impact decorations, I decided to shoot for the stars
(oh man, i love puns) and stick with classic red, white, and blue.
I made some custom bunting to hang in the trees, along with a few geometric signs and a couple bright and wild floral arrangements to decorate the bar. And balloons. A starry bunch of balloons tied to gate.
Horse Thief is a total dream to decorate. They have an awesome outdoor space, hip B&W branding, delicious BBQ, and that cute bartender(Ean). So cheers to your first birthday guys, and thanks for giving me the opportunity to run around DTLA with a giant bunch of starry balloons!
And now I want BBQ.
Lucky for me, this place is right up the street:
Horse Thief BBQ
324 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
How was your 4th of July?
And most importantly what did you eat?