Now this is my type of ombre…
…And these are EVERYONE’S type of Dahlias? Yeah? I mean…
Just go quietly if you hate them, we can still be friends. Maybe.
We were so happy to provide these beautiful florals + a crystal/flower grid for an event introducing Kim Sing Theatre to the LA Wedding community, planned by our pal Renee over at Moxie Bright Events.
How cute is this space?
And how cute is that little mouse (and all the furniture) from Collective Rentals?
Venue: Kim Sing Theatre / Planning & Design: Moxie Bright Events / Photography: Geoff Rivers / Floral Design: Winston & Main / Catering: Jennie Cooks / Bar: Cali Craft Cocktails / Desserts: Sugar Studio / DJ: Supermoon DJ’s / Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals / Lounge Rentals: Collective Rentals / Linens: BBJ Linen / Graphic Design: Roseville Design/ Photobooth: Flipbooth / Essential Oil Blending Booth: Lather / Valet: Jeffrey Valet
Obviously I had to lead with this beauty.
Holy hell do I love this bouquet.
Although this beautiful hand-painted backdrop from Papermoon Co wasn’t too shabby either.
Cocktails, Cake, Jewels, Balloons…definitely like the direction this is going.
There goes Balloonzilla blowing our socks off with her gorgeous balloon garland!
How ridiculous are these bold blooms? We used a combo of Japanese ranunculus, anemones, ranunculus, carnations, spray roses, and sweet pea in shades of red, pink, and yellow to create these colorful centerpieces for this beautiful table scape designed by Anything But Gray Events.
And now back to our bride and her amazing custom made ensemble from Rmine.
It’s actually a jumpsuit!
And another of that bouquet with the perfect ribbon tails.
The cutest getaway car adorned with more blooms!
All the bold details, cute bouts, and a beautiful flat lay by Peterson Design Photo.
Yum! Working with Nicole Bakes Cakes is always such a treat!
A little post even realness. Because we all reach a point where finding a glass is just too much work.
But it’s all okay, because we’re coming home to this lounge.
Vroom! Vroom! Gotta run!
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!
Venue: The Harper / Planning & Design: Anything But Gray Events / Photography: Peterson Design & Photography / Moon Backdrop: Paper Moon Shoppe / Floral Design: Winston & Main / Paper Goods: Roseville Designs / Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes / Balloons: Balloonzilla / Dress: Rmine / Suit: Friar Tux / Ring: Brilliant Earth / Beauty: Beauty by Miss Ruby / Car: Drive Vinty / Lounge & Chairs: Collective Rentals / Specialty Rentals: Party Pieces by Perry / Linens: BBJ Linens / Table Top Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
In 2019 we had the opportunity to design more foam-free installations than ever before, and I really enjoyed figuring out the best mechanics for each project to ensure that they were stable (don’t want our sh*t falling on peoples heads) beautiful, and long-lasting, without a single brick of floral foam.
If you’re not familiar, floral foam is essentially the single use plastic bag of the floral industry AND along with the utter waste inherent in anything you use once and throw away, it breaks down into microplastics and is gonna sit in our oceans and/or landfills for a bazillion years. Oh, and it’s also not the healthiest for florists. Win, win.
You can read a little more here. BUT I’m truly not here to judge- I just wanna do my best to make my business more sustainable with every project and I want to encourage my fellow designers to do the same.
To that end, here are some truly epic installations that I’m damn proud are #nofloralfoam. I’m happy to answer questions/show the mechanics for any of them, so if you’re struggling to reduce the amount of foam your studio uses or need ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out- email me or drop into my DM’s on IG.
Now let’s talk clouds. We created over 20 feet of them for our pal David’s birthday and LOVED how they turned out. We were able to keep ALL of the product (stay tuned, dreaming up something good for it) and we reclaimed the internal structure/mechanics too.
photo: Julie Shuford Photography
And pianos. aka. A Piano Moment
photo: Villa Visuals / planning: Anything But Gray Events
photo: Julie Shuford Photography / rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals & Collective Rentals
Fresh & fun for our pals at Ketel One Botanical.
An epic + moody moon gate arch in the sky.
A quick iphone snap of a corner of the Chuppah from one of our last few events of the year. This transferred beautifully to the sweetheart table after the ceremony too!
planning: Moxie Bright Events
THE fall + fluff dream arch for these cuties!
photo: Michelle Roller
And I couldn’t resist a little throwback to 2018. BECAUSE.
photo: Heidi Ryder
Photography (clockwise): Julie Shuford Photography / Aurelia D’Amore Photography / Victoria Gold Photography / Rad + in Love / Jenny Smith & Co. / J Wiley Photography / Julie Shuford Photography / Evangeline Lane / Villa Visuals