MODERN TROPICAL WEDDING INSPIRATION AT THE MODERN, LONG BEACH

Cute wedding couple in front of modern tropical wedding arch with acrylic accents
 
In 2017 I decided to create the work I wanted to be doing.

So I asked my friend Renee of Moxie Bright Events if she’d like to collaborate on a minimal, modern, and elegant re-imagining of the “greenery” trend taking over the interwebs
(all. that. garland.) and she came on board.

The rest is history. And hard work. And talented collaborators. And lots and lots of tropical greenery, with nary a garland in sight! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enough rambling though, check out all the modern, minimal + tropical magic we created at The Modern in Long Beach:
 
A modern tropical tablescape with tall centerpieces, and custom acrylic place cards.
 
While these elevated centerpieces are black-tie ready, the acrylic escort cards I designed (with calligraphy by Chasing Linen) add a playful element to the table.
 
acrylic wedding invitation with monstera leaf
 
We incorporated acrylic details + simple greenery throughout- in this beautiful invitation from Happily Ever Etched
 
Modern, minimal, and tropical wedding table inspiration.
 
You’ll also see acrylic details in the table number, and later, the ceremony design.
 
A tropical bridal bouquet and tiny pineapple boutonniere.
 
Texture and tiny details FTW.
 
Acrylic "Find your Seat" Sign with Monstera Leaf.
 
Tropical wedding desserts- gold leafed donuts.
 
These donuts from Mwokaji Cakery are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
Tropical acrylic leaf escort cards by Winston & Main with calligraphy by Chasing Linen.
 
And a closer look at those escort cards. I created three different leaf styles, but the mini monsteras are definitely my fave!
 
Acrylic monstera leaf escort card by Winston & Main, with calligraphy by Chasing Linen.
 
Beautiful table top from Borrowed Blu with styling by Renee! Oh! And dip-dyed napkins by yours truly.
 
Adorable wedding portrait with floral bowtie and tropical boutonniere.
 
Tall tropical wedding centerpiece.
 
Minimal, modern, and tropical centerpiece.
 
So simple, so perfect.
 
Modern, minimal, tropical wedding ceremony arch with monstera, banana leaves, elephant ear, and ghost chairs.
 
I still love this ceremony design so much, from the simple gold pipe arch, to the giant tropical leaves, (no floral foam heeeeey) to the always fabulous Ghost Chairs.
 
Acrylic geometric shapes frame monstera leaves for cool, minimal, tropical ceremony decor by Winston & Main.
 
A quick close-up of those floating monstera leaves! Acrylic trianges FTW, again.
 
Delicious tropical wedding desserts.
 
And a few more delicious sweets!
 
Real talk: I’ve done at least 3 real weddings as a direct result of this shoot, for which I’m super grateful. So if there’s something you want to start doing (or get paid to do) hurry up and get started! And if you just want to hire me to bring ALL the giant tropical leaves your direction, get in touch right here!
 
You can check out more in our portfolio.
And make sure you hop on over to Ruffled to check out our feature!
 
 
Venue: The Modern / Photography: J Wiley Photography / Event + Floral Design, Styling: Winston & Main / Planner & Styling: Moxie Bright Events / Videography: Press Films / Calligraphy: Chasing Linen / Invitation & Chair Signs: Happily Ever Etched / Cake & Desserts: Mwokaji Cakery / Rentals: Borrowed Blu, Classic Party Rentals / Linens: Classic Party Rentals / Hair & Makeup: Betsy diFrancesca / Dress: Bride Boutique LA / Accessories: The Blushing Bird



ROMANTIC LIBRARY WEDDING AT CAFE PINOT

Cute wedding couple kissing, while walking with bridal party in DTLA.
 
Happy Anniversary Elizabeth & Trevor! I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since we celebrated your wedding day at Cafe Pinot in DTLA!
 
Beautiful cream & blush bridal bouquet featuring a variety of garden roses.
 
I loved creating Elizabeth’s bouquet in a neutral cream/blush palette full of fresh local garden roses from Grace Rose Farm. My whole studio smelled delicious!
 
Fun wedding portraits at Oue Sky Space.
 
Groom riding slide at Oue Sky Space!
 
These two were so much fun to work with, and they really took the time to enjoy their wedding day (and ride that giant slide at Oue Sky Space in all their wedding finery.)
Love that!
 
Romantic first look at The Bonaventure, DTLA.
 
Some first look magic at The Bonaventure.
 
Blush and gold bridesmaids with beautiful neutral garden rose bouquets.
 
And talk about #babes- this photo of Elizabeth and her bridesmaids is one of my faves.
 

 
So many beautiful (sparkly) details.
 
Cute wedding details- vows, and sparkley tennis shoes.
 
And these sparkly shoes b/c post-wedding dancing SHOULD be taken very seriously!
 
Cute ringbearer holding romantic bridal bouquet
 
Little man stole my signature move, but I won’t hold it again him.
 
Cute aisle decor and bud vase details at a romantic DTLA Library wedding.
 
More sweet things.
 
Mom walking bride down the aisle.
 
And maybe THE sweetest thing. I love when I get to know my couples’ family and it was so much fun to have Elizabeth’s mom and sister join us on their flower market tour during the design process.
 
Blush + gold bridesmaids with garden fresh bridesmaids bouquets.
 
The lineup.
 
First kiss between a curly willow arch at Cafe Pintot, DTLA
 
These two! ๐Ÿ™‚
 
Beautiful desert table with cake, cake pops, and fresh flowers.
 
Library card catalog seating cards for romantic DTLA Library wedding.
 
I had a lot of fun creating this library card catalog seating card set-up- Elizabeth & Trevor chose a different movie quote for every single guest!
 
Romantic DTLA Library Wedding with centerpieces featuring garden roses, vintage books and film reel table names.
 
They combined their love of books with movies and so I created these custom film reel table names to help guests find their seat.
 
Tabletop details including fresh herb sprigs, garden roses, and film reel table names.
 
Couple kissing under cafe lights at romantic DTLA library wedding
 
Happy Anniversary Elizabeth & Trevor! I hope your first year of marriage was fun + fantastic just like you two!
 
 
Venue: Cafe Pinot / Photography: Mike Arick Photography / Planning: Galas by Gerry Events / Floral Design, Styling + Custom Decor: Winston & Main / Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals / TMMPRO: Event Lighting / Band: Lucky Devils



DUTCH MASTERS FLORAL INSPIRATION

Lush bridal bouquet full of peonies, dahlias, and organic greenery.
 
Holy Bouquet Batman!
I owe you all a serious apology for sitting on this one for so dang long!

My lush, romantic, and textural florals really bloom against the industrial backdrop of The Garage Burbank, and Victoria’s photos are always some of my favorite.
 
Beautiful head tablescape with lush and romantic jewel tones and lots of candlelight.
 
This gorgeous shoot was designed by my pal Jason Lloyd. I love love love how he hand-dyed the gauzy table runner. Swoon!
 
Lush and organic jewel-toned centerpiece in white ceramic compote.
 
Now let’s talk about this queen.

She’s large and most definitely in charge, not to mention full of gorgeous premium wedding blooms!

This luxury centerpiece features peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, romantic antike garden roses, astilbe, and some of the best scabiosa I’ve ever got my little florist’s paws on.
 
Sophisticated wedding portrait- cute couple sitting on rustic chairs.
 
Decadent wedding spread including lush floral arrangement and delicious donuts.
 
Dutch Masters + donuts FTW.
 
Joyful first dance + cute wedding photography ideas.
 
Love his smile, that bowtie, and that bout!
Boutonnieres are always one of my favorite details because each one is a tiny piece of art.
 
Beautiful and romantic jewel toned bouquet with blue accents
 
Sorry, this seat’s taken.
 
Unique acrylic invitations styled with scabiosa flower
 
Cecile’s Paper Co. strikes again with this fabulous acrylic invitation suite.

See more of Courtney’s beautiful work on her own wedding shower paper goods with floral design by yours truly right here.
 
Romantic first dance at The Garage, Burbank.
 
Romantic and Moody tablescape featuring a lush centerpiece of peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus, lots of candles, and beautiful cocktails.
 
Sophisticated Bride and Groom Portraits.
 
Lush floral design and beautiful craft cocktails for your wedding.
 
Wanna see even more gorgeous french wedding inspiration?
Dutch Masters with Donuts? Suuuuuuper lush luxury blooms?

There’s more to see in our porfolio.
Check out our feature over on Cake and Lace Blog!
 
 
Venue: The Garage / Photography: Victoria Gold Photography / Event Design: By Jason Lloyd / Florals: Winston & Main / Invitations & Menu: Cecile’s Paper Co. / Table Top Rentals: diy La Bride / Dress: Kirsten Paige / Accessories: The Blushing Bird / Cocktails: Calicraft Cocktails / Hair & Makeup: Create Facee / Desserts: California Donuts, ‘Lette Macarons / Models: Holly & Martin