Category Archives: Wedding Decor

Tropical Theme Bridal Shower Invitations and More Stationary Inspo

By | Basic Invite, Best Wedding Websites, Bridal Showers, Tiki Bridal Shower, Tropical Bridal Shower, Tropical Themed Bridal Shower Invitations, Tropical Wedding, Wedding Decor, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Shower Invitations, Wedding Websites | No Comments

Earlier this year, my family and I went to Hawaii, and my mind was filled with all things tropical when I returned:  Palm leaves, leis, orchids, beachside breezes… I can smell the ocean now, just thinking about it! The tropical aesthetic comes across as fresh, natural, and modern when used for event design, and while it can potentially turn kitschy (potentially!) at a larger ‘do like a wedding, bridal showers are the perfect soiree to show off this theme.  And, it all starts with the first point of interaction with your guests: Tropical theme bridal shower invitations such as these can be cool, classy, chic, or tongue-in-cheek – it’s up to you how to play it.  Design the event itself with tiki torches and palm leaves for decor; hand out leis to guests; and serve Dole Whip for dessert, and you’ve got yourself a cool, breezy bridal shower that guests will still be talking about at the wedding.

Your wedding aesthetic, of course, doesn’t have to match the shower; your venue and personal tastes should drive the look and feel of your wedding.  Just like their cool tropical invites, a wide spectrum of wedding invitation ideas abound at Basic Invite; choosing script or calligraphy as your focus for invitations offers a clean, simple, but elegant preview to the big day; or you can go colorful with all the many shades they offer.  So often as a planner, I’d find just a handful of colors offered for each option provided by online invitation retailers; and just a few colors that would populate in a preview.  Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers nearly unlimited color options with previews online within seconds. As event design grows ever more inventive and complex, the slightest adjustment of shade can make or break your total design; Basic Invite has l over 180 different color options, and you can change the color of each element on the card!  Being able to control the smallest detail of each design is what really sets this company apart and has made big fans out of both planners like me, and wedding couples. And there’s no waiting for a sample – you can print out the design right from your computer before you order, to see how the invitation looks IRL.  This is a huge time saver, a great opportunity to reality check your options.

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There is also a very specific etiquette to wedding invitations; you must hand write the recipient’s address, or have their addresses printed directly on the envelope.  A new innovation, called Seal and Send invitations, allows couples working with Basic Invite to actually skip the envelope (saving trees and waste in the process!) and have the address printed right on the back of the invitation; it’s absurdly easy.Couples share a link with their guests, collect their addresses, and upload them onto the design. Once you receive your order all you have to do is add postage, fold your invites, and secure them with a sticker.  Currently there are over 30 Seal and Send designs, from elegant to modern, all designed to create a seamless packet for your guests.

I love how Seal and Send Invitations are so beautiful and classic – and reduce waste at the same time. Practical AND stunning.

If you want to go more traditional, you can still use Basic Invite to secure guests’ addresses with their social-media enabled address-collection service.  With so much to do with planning, family, and oh, your actual work and life obligations, anything to make addressing all those invitations easier is a huge help!

While planning the invitation design, It’s vital to add your wedding website to the information included; it’s usually the first thing couples create after they find their venue, but there are so many options out there now, and some free wedding websites have their quirks. Basic Invite’s free wedding website service seamlessly allows couples to upload the design from their invitation and use any one of those over 180 colors they offer, for an elegant, yet practical guide for both in-town and traveling guests to have all the wedding details at their fingertips, including a convenient map with directions.

Your guests are your close friends, family, loved ones; you’ll always be in touch with them, long after the wedding. Each of Basic Invite’s 900 invitation designs come with full suite of not only wedding-related stationary, such as save the dates and enclosure cards, but thank you notes as well.  In other words, Basic Invite has you covered from the moment you say “yes” to the last thank you note!  To view more of their innovative designs and stationary solutions, check them out here, and click on the links below to follow their gorgeous inspo on their socials!

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I love supporting companies I believe align with my readers’ interests. This is a sponsored post by Basic Invite.

Simplicity Is Key: How to Stick to a Minimalist Wedding Design

By | Minimalist Wedding, Simple Wedding, Wedding Cost, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design | No Comments

If you’ve decided the minimalist wedding look is right for you, there is still a lot you need to keep in mind as you begin planning. Finding the most basic essence of how you want to express your aesthetic will help keep you on the right track and stop you from going overboard. Decide on colors and thematic elements before you even look at invitations and decor. Only once you really know what you love, should you start planning.

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One of the very first things you should do is design your save the dates, invitations, menus, signs, and other printed materials. You want to do this early so they can serve as a blueprint and design inspiration for all your vendors. To ensure everything is clean and minimalist, keep your language simple and choose a clear font. Use negative space with a bold and striking message. Stay away from images and keep crucial information at the forefront.

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While you can choose pristine tablecloths and simple floral centerpieces, take your minimalist theme a bit further with rustic wood tables and green foliage as your centerpiece. Simple tableware and neutral colors will accentuate the beauty of the natural elements on the table. Taupe, grey, and blue can all offer you the elegance you want without boring your guests.

You can also extend the minimalism to your bar and dinner offerings. Keep the options simple and offer your guests two or three wines and beers. Many catering companies also offer modern presentations for your food, so you can work with them on an unembellished design as well.

Limited Decor

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Much of the time, when people think of weddings, they dream up outlandish floral features for outdoor weddings and an abundance of decorations that can easily go above and beyond your budget. Instead of opting for all of this decor, choose specific pieces that will impact your guests. This goes for the backdrop to your “I do,” the seating, flowers, lighting and even fun features. Putting a cap on your decor doesn’t mean that your wedding will look boring; quite the opposite. Take your guest-friendly photo booth, for example. While some go for a decadent backdrop with an assortment of props, others choose a white backdrop with dried herbs or a simple monogram that ties in with the rest of their theme. People will be impressed how you seamlessly tie everything together. It requires a lot of mindfulness and is one area that wedding planners can be extremely helpful with.

A Sweet Ceremony

 While this may not be a visual element, stick with your minimalist theme and keep your vows short and simple. A wedding can be even more meaningful when you cut out all the extra frills that come with a lot of officiants. Maybe have a close friend officiate the ceremony and skip the processional and recessional.

Personal Favors & Gifts

Modern succulent wedding favors and escort cards in sand

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When you choose minimalist favors and bridesmaids gifts, you can please your guests and save a little bit of money. For members of your wedding party, you can keep your bridesmaids gifts simple with monogrammed tumblers, pendant necklaces, or homemade body scrubs. Groomsmen are even easier, and a watch or some monogrammed cufflinks are a perfect choice! Whereas, for guests, many minimalists decide to go for miniature gifts with the couple’s initials etched on the side or featured on a tag.

Stick to Your Plan

As details pile up, it can be hard to keep track of everything and make sure you stay under budget. Don’t let anyone pressure you into choosing a more extravagant option and don’t feel bad about saying no to guests who want to bring uninvited plus ones. This wedding is about you and what makes you happy as a couple. Stick to your plan and compromise only when it makes sense, or if your mother-in-law is in tears because she wants to write out your invites by hand. Most important is that you have fun before, during, and after your wedding day!

Author Bio:  Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and former HR professional. She enjoys writing about weddings and events, travel, decorating trends, and innovations for the home, but also covers developments in HR, business communication, real estate, finance and more.

The Low Wedding Budget: Just Say No

By | Budget Los Angeles Wedding, Budget Weddings, Business Consulting, Business Development, Wedding Budget, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Cost, Wedding Decor | No Comments

I’m sure this title is controversial – and I’m sure it’ll anger some brides and grooms reading this. And trust me, I get very miffed when I see just how much it costs to have a wedding. But I also know how much it costs to run a business, pay for labor, and provide goods and services (at least, in dense, pricey cities like my home of L.A.).  Couples see a lot of DIY blogs online and think they can beat the system – and sometimes, a lower wedding budget can work, if thoughtful, methodical choices are made (I.e. food truck instead of 4 course dinner; rent a city park versus a luxury hotel). But I have ran into potential clients that want to pay an unrealistically low amount for a super lavish wedding; and the dots just don’t connect.

And when you as a wedding vendor sit down with a potential client and they want to have a bargain basement budget, it’s best to politely decline if the following occur:

An avoidance of reality: “I can make my wedding budget work – even if you say I can’t!”

Some clients listen, and agree that they need to re-calibrate their budgets. Others refuse to listen to reality. “But my cousin can provide the tequila and our best friend can bartend!” If there’s an insistence a first class wedding can happen on a bargain basement budget, you will never be able to convince them otherwise, and there will be too much time taken out of your schedule to try to convince them.

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Choosing a venue that has a unique look, like SmogShoppe here, can reduce the need for significant amount of decor. Photo by Jenna Rose Photography.

Cutting YOUR corners.

“You can use our extra speakers!” No, a DJ should use his/her own. “My housekeeper can wash your dishes!” No, a caterer should bring enough staff to do EVERYTHING.  “Our groomsmen can set up the decor for you!” No, a planner should always have their own staff.  A client that wants you to understaff or under-prepare beyond best and standard practices, so they can cut their budget, is penny wise, pound foolish.  Just say no.

In summary…

Being honest and kind in your discussion with couples is valuable in that you can bow out gracefully, and also help guide them to a successful event, regardless if you are involved.  Just remember that when you cut corners just to book that next job, it may cost you more mentally, and even financially, than it’s worth.

Questions? Email me anytime at dee@noworriesep.com, and meantime, happy planning!

Beach Wedding: Sea Breezes at Hotel Portofino

By | Hotel Portofino and Yacht Club, Lavender Decor, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, Wedding Planner | No Comments

When I first met with Danielle and Jared together, I was struck at how thoughtful and calm they were.  They carefully evaluated each decision about their wedding, but didn’t obsess; they listened to their vendors’ advice and trusted all of us, which was so wonderful.  (And when she showed me her dress from BHLDN, I was smitten!)  I was also excited to work their venue, the Hotel Portofino and Marina, based in Redondo Beach.  It was pretty much a beach wedding – we were just a few feet from the water! In fact, as the couple were getting their photos taken (by the awesome photographer Brady Puryear), a boat passed by in the nearby inlet and the passengers hooted and waved in congratulations.

Danielle had a beautiful aesthetic: clean, pretty lavender colors with touches of greenery and fresh hydrangea.  It worked so well in the space.  We provided design consultation to help flesh out her ideas, and her florist, friend Bea Tran who owns Floral Event Production, came up with beautiful ideas for seamless execution.   The beach wedding feel was set off by the fresh florals and light colors.

Personal touches, such as lavender cones with seeds to toss at the couple during the ceremony, as well as a thoughtful ceremony by a dear friend, made the wedding truly individual and unique.  As the sun set, Danielle and Jared got some great photos by the water, and guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio.  Their DJ, Mike Tinio, spun music all night and got the crowd dancing literally to the very end!

The hotel served outstanding cuisine, wedding cake, and also provided lighting as well. The Portofino became a turnkey solution for many elements of the wedding. It was really one of those smooth, fun experiences that make you want to be come a planner in the first place! Our congrats to the couple and thanks for bringing us along for the journey!

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Real Wedding: May at Malibu Rocky Oaks

By | Los Angeles Wedding Planner, Malibu, Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding, Malibu Wedding, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, Wedding Planner | No Comments

This last May, el nino threatened our chances of an outdoor wedding, but in the end, love prevailed!  This wedding, with elements of Korean customs, was full of joy, laughter, and tasteful touches of Jackie Combs of Lotus and Lily’s floral and event design. Delicious food and seamless entertainment and beautiful lighting from outstanding vendors made this a hugely successful event, at one of our all-time favorite venues.  The beautiful photos below are from Iris and Light.

 

Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks

Catering:  Amy’s Culinary Adventures

DJ, Paebeck, and some Lighting:  Valentine Entertainment
Rentals and some Lighting:  A Rental Connection

Cake:  Intricakes

Florals:  Lotus and Lily

Linens:  Luxe Linen

Videography:  Peter Yun

Photography: Iris and Light

Hair and Makeup: Yuri Sinata

 

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Cake by Intricakes

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Valentine Entertainment coordinated the Korean Paebeck ceremony.

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Florals by Lotus and Lily, Linens by Luxe Linen

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Florals by Lotus and Lily, Linens by Luxe Linen

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Real Wedding: Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

By | Blush and Pink Wedding, Juice Box Media, Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, wedding flowers, Wedding Planner | No Comments

Some time ago, my father attended a national banker’s conference at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel; his job at the time was managing and implementing such conferences for his own employer, and his company was going to implement the next year’s national conference, so his attendance was part preparation as well. For me, it was an opportunity to check out this incredible property.
Fate, via a dear former client who referred us, brought me to work with a couple last May for their Ritz wedding.  They were a joy to work with, as was a particular catering manager who was assigned to us and worked hard to make sure they had a smooth planning process.  The look, brought to life by Doily Design Haus, was full of blush, golds, and creams, and was simply stunning in the room.   It’s been a year now since the wedding and I still remember it fondly, as it took me back to a venue that so impressed me years ago.

 

Vendors:

Photography – Studio Purdy

Florals:  Doily Design Haus

Cookies: Sugar Babies Cupcakery

Videography: Juice Box Media

Chuppah:  Happy Chuppah

Chiavari chairs and Dance Floor:  Chiavari Chairs 4 Rent

Cake, Food, and Venue:  Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

DJ and Lighting:  Soundwave

 

 

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Real Wedding: Moroccan touches at Cliff’s Edge

By | event design, Flowers, Moroccan Design Weddings, Uncategorized, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, wedding flowers | No Comments

Collaboration is the key to cohesive, personalized design for every client’s wedding. For this beautiful celebration last October, our couple provided us Buddha statues, lanterns, and handmade runners and we provided the floral decor and a few other cool touches.  Guests were delighted by the spiritual, zen elements that went so well with the lush, hideaway atmosphere of the restaurant Cliff’s Edge.  Photos by Jenna Rose Photography.

Other awesome vendors:

Cake: Auntie Ems

DJ: Jack from VOX DJS

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Real Wedding: Latin Speakeasy at SmogShoppe

By | Planning, Red and Black weddings, SmogShoppe, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, wedding flowers | No Comments

When asking wedding couples their theme, the idea is not to come up with something cartoonish or kids-party-esque, but to have a springboard into a sophisticated aesthetic and influence over the food, beverage, and music.  With this recent SmogShoppe wedding, the theme was Latin Speakeasy.  The decor of rich reds and lush greenery, a tequila bar, and touches of charm such as Spanish signage and a DIY boutonierre bar for guests fulfilled the couples’ vision of a playful yet classy ambiance.

We assisted in helping find a great food and beverage vendor (Rasta Taco/Huntington Catering Company), sourcing design details such as signage and escort cards (The Apothecary Bee) and dessert + greeting tables, and provided florals as well. Our bride was a so clever at finding perfect touches online and elsewhere, including vintage postcards and gold votive candles.  We also sourced trays and materials for the greeting table and dessert table, including hand stenciling and distressing wood crates for a customized accent.

The fabulous photos below are by Juan Turcios.  The rest of the team included the phenomenal DJ Marion Hodges of KCRW, Cake Monkey for awesome desserts, and StageLabs for the lighting.

 

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Luxury Estate Wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks

By | Estate Wedding, Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding, Malibu Wedding, Nick Saglimbeni Photography, Uncategorized, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, Wedding Planner | No Comments

One of our favorite venues is Malibu Rocky Oaks, a working winery with a gorgeous chateau perched at the end of a long, winding driveway, overseeing the vineyards and most of – no, definitely – all of Los Angeles. In my opinion, the best view in town.

We are honored to be on the preferred vendor list at MRO, and adore working with the team there.  It’s a substantial amount of logistics and coordination, but hey, that’s what we do! The goal when managing an event at a high-concept space such as MRO is having logistics so well planned from the outset, that guests don’t see the ‘gears’ grinding away – we want it all to feel organic and flowing.

For this particular bride and groom, we oversaw the full execution of their event.   We sought the best vendors to provide the bride and groom with a beautiful ceremony and reception: Jackie Combs of Lotus and Lily Floral and Event Design provided the florals and decor, LM Event Productions provided the lighting and rentals, and various friends and family came together for the music and entertainment, including the fabulous Jerry Warren – with his band, he played incredible R&B and jazz music throughout.  The cake by Hot Cakes Bakes was exceptional as well.  Videographer Isabel Cinemateque filmed the day, and photos by the talented Nick Saglimbeni / Slickforce Studio captured every moment.

Lotus and Lily's bouquet waits for its bride..featuring dahlias, orchids, hydrangea and roses.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Lotus and Lily’s bouquet waits for its bride..featuring dahlias, orchids, hydrangea and roses. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Another personalized element, provided by the father of the bride: A wood initial monogram.

Another personalized element, provided by the father of the bride: A wood initial monogram.

The father of the bride is a master sign maker and artist, and custom created wood signage, like this directional sign.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

The father of the bride is a master sign maker and artist, and custom created wood signage, like this directional sign. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals by Lotus and Lily.

The beautiful bride.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

The beautiful bride. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

What a view!   Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

What a view! Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Parasols shielded guests from the sun.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Parasols shielded guests from the sun. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

A dove release capped off the ceremony.  Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

A dove release capped off the ceremony. Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and decor (like these mercury votives) by Lotus and LIly.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and decor (like these mercury votives) by Lotus and LIly.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and design by Lotus and Lily.

Photo by Slickforce/Nick Saglimbeni, florals and design by Lotus and Lily.

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Dessert table:  Traditional Italian treats and a delish cake from Hot Cakes Bakes, with decor and florals from Lotus and Lily.

Dessert table: Traditional Italian treats and a delish cake from Hot Cakes Bakes, with decor and florals from Lotus and Lily.

 

 

 

 

Real Wedding: Modern and Sleek at the AT&T Center

By | Callaway Cable, Succulents, Uncategorized, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Decor, Wedding Design, Wedding Planning Checklist | No Comments

Los Angeles is known for its unique, out-of-the-box spaces.  With these spaces come a whole lot of logistical conditions and moving parts, but boy, is the end result worth it.  The AT&T center downtown has a fabulous space at the top of the building with an incredible view.  Working in a high rise requires rock-solid logistics and special permits, but with proper planning the whole day went without a hitch.

Sima and Houman wanted a fresh, modern wedding with glam touches and a welcoming feel.  Together we crafted a design that included cool white, silver sequins, and dramatic lighting. As their wedding consultant, I helped build a team of vendors to ensure their big day went off without a hitch.

It was also another opportunity to work with the fantastic photography team of Callaway Gable.  We’re so glad we were able to be a part of this amazing event!

Other vendors featured:

Florals: Flower Duet

Lighting: TMMPro

Rentals:  CMC

 

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Gray, white, silver and glitter – all came together at the Penthouse space in the AT&T Center. Photo by Callaway Gable.

 

Flower Duet (www.flowerduet.com) helped create these charming succulent seating favors.  www.callawaygable.com

Flower Duet (www.flowerduet.com) helped create these charming succulent seating favors. www.callawaygable.com

 

Hydrangea and roses in modern mirror cylinder vases, with glitter table numbers.  Flower Duet florals.  Photo by Callaway Gable.

Hydrangea and roses in modern mirror cylinder vases, with glitter table numbers. Flower Duet florals. Photo by Callaway Gable.

 

Flower Duet's modern centerpieces, pinspotted by TMMPro Lighting. Photo by Callaway Gable.

Flower Duet’s beautiful monochromatic centerpieces, pinspotted by TMMPro Lighting. Photo by Callaway Gable.

 

Cakery Bakery's glamorous cake, surrounded by Flower Duet's florals.

Cakery Bakery’s glamorous cake, surrounded by Flower Duet’s florals.

 

Closeup of Ceremony Orchid piece by Flower Duet.  Photo by Callaway Gable.

Closeup of Ceremony Orchid piece by Flower Duet. Photo by Callaway Gable.

For the Zoroastrian ceremony, Flower Duet provided sleek, modern stands and elegant orchid centerpieces.  Photo by Callaway Gable.

For the Zoroastrian ceremony, Flower Duet provided sleek, modern stands and elegant orchid centerpieces. Photo by Callaway Gable.

 

One of my favorite shots!  www.callawaygable.com

One of my favorite shots! www.callawaygable.com

 

Guests tucked well wishes in bottles that represent milestone anniversaries.  It's a guest book idea that can truly be treasured for years.  www.callawaygable.com

Guests tucked well wishes in bottles that represent milestone anniversaries. It’s a guest book idea that can truly be treasured for years. www.callawaygable.com