Holiday shopping isn't the only thing you should be looking forward to this Black Friday season.
California Wedding Day's Une Nuit de Couture II
Our second annual Une Nuit de Couture was an amazing evening of fashion and design at the Manhattan Country Club, a staple in the South Bay Community for over 30 years hosting lavish weddings and events, including the Manhattan Beach Wine Auction (which boasts over 2000 attendees). Taking advantage of the club's vast and newly redesigned ballroom, Master Plans Events created a stunning runway to showcase Mon Amie's wedding gowns. The design was anchored by a luxurious tabletop adorned with Luxe Linen's Big Blue Lace king drapes and set with abundant florals and sweet desserts--which were devoured by guests after the show.
Master Plan's Yingka Chou explains: "When coming up with the design for Une Nuit de Couture, we immediately began dreaming up ideas of beautiful French gardens during springtime. For the runway, we wanted to evoke feelings of a long-forgotten era by creating a lush landscape, almost as if untouched by man, filled with over-hanging greenery of seeded eucalyptus, bay laurel and olive branches, along with “wild grown” arrangements of French blue delphinium. To add pops of color to our French countryside-inspired garden, we used a mix of flowers such as roses, dahlias, lisianthus, stock, carnations, and hydrangea in varying shades of cream, orange, coral, peach, and white. To further romanticize a period of seemingly less complicated times, we chose lanterns to help conjure the spirit of olden day romance."
The big moment of the night featured beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding dresses by Berta, Matthew Christopher, Yumi Katsura, Victor Harper, Ysa Makino, Enuara, Justin Alexander, LianCarlo, Heidi Elnora and accessories by Erin Cole and Maria Elena designed exclusively for Mon Amie Bridal Salon in honor of the boutique's 40th Anniversary. Behind the scenes, Cheek to Cheek Artistry glammed the models hair and makeup by creating a stunning avant garde look for the runway.
After emceeing the runway show, DJ David Krieger (download playlists from the night at end of article!) kept the mood festive while guests mingled in Manhattan Beach Country Club's newly renovated atrium, which exudes a mix of modern and comfort of home. To compliment the room, Master Plans designed a ceremony setting using similar earth tones and elements, with grapewood and lanterns to bring in warmth and a metal texture with greenery adding color and a beachy vibe. The beautiful setting quickly became a focal point for selfies and photo booth moments. Guests dined on made-to-order crepes and delish appetizers from the country club's Chef Alex Carrasco while taking in club's ambiance, which after their recent $7 million dollar renovation, is nothing short of fabulous and includes a moody, wood-paneled wine room where the club hosts tastings and small, private receptions like the lavish dinner party seen below.
Get the mood set with this fabulous playlist created especially for Une Nuit de Couture by Dj David Krieger:
Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors that helped make this evening a success!
MASTER PLANS EVENTS & DESIGNS, INC.
PREMIERE PARTY RENTS
JASMIN MICHELLE DESIGNS
JENNY QUICKSALL PHOTOGRAPHY
MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON
CHEEK TO CHEEK MAKEUP & HAIR ARTISTRY
SWEET ART, FINE SWISS CONFECTIONER