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Wedding Design: It's All In The Details

Fresh and beautiful inspiration for unforgettable wedding decor.
By: 
Lara M. Burnap

SIMPLE BEAUTY:
As intimate weddings continue to trend, carefully curated and thoughtful design is paramount. Grand venues, such as Vibiana, a former cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, are ideal backdrops for a romantic update of the classic luxury wedding.

"Every DETAIL should be a TRUE reflection of the couple and CAPTURE a story and PERSONAL style, from the invites to the dessert, no detail should be left UNNOTICED." – Erika Bellitt, Array Creative Design

Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes 

Design: Array Creative Design 

Florist: Bloom Floral Foliage 

Linens: Table Method 

Photographer: Molly + Co 

Rentals: Collective Rentals 

Stationery: Model Paper 

Tabletop: The Ark 

Venue and Catering: Redbird | Vibiana Chef and Owner Neal Fraser and Bar Director Tobin Shea 

BE STILL:
Art is the perfect muse for creating a cohesive theme. The verdant Garden at Redbird is the perfect setting for showcasing how a still life painting inspires a stunning reception setting, from cocktails to centerpieces and everything in between.

"We were INSPIRED by the WILD romance of the DUTCH masters style of florals and abundance to create interesting tablescapes and FLORALS." – Emily Gaikowski, Heartthrob Weddings and Events

Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes 

Floral Design: Lark Farnum Design 

Photographer: Mary Costa 

Planner and Design: Heart Throb Weddings and Events 

Venue and Catering: Redbird Vibiana Chef and Owner Neal Fraser and Bar Director Tobin Shea 

NOW BLOOMING:
Florists are incorporating unique style to arrangements by adding elements such as painted fan palms, bleached flowers,

dried elements and intricate paper flowers.

"The GOAL behind every BOUQUET or CENTERPIECE is to have a SIGNATURE FLAIR that sets your design apart from others." – Falynn Love, Flawless Flowers by Falynn

Rose-gold-painted palms and leaves give this bounteous bouquet a lustrous elegance.

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Bridal Gown: Mia Riley Designs

Florals: Falynn Thompson of Flawless Flowers 

Hair and Makeup: Jasmine Stovall of Beat Beauty 

Model: Brit Racquel

Photography: Kenisha Gill Photography

Planning and Design: Tracy Bowles, Flawless Weddings and Events 

Bleached Italian ruscus, thistle and baby’s breath are mixed with pampas grass, sun palm and preserved white bunny tail and lunaria.

Floral Design: Unique Floral Designs 

Photography: Katrina Jayne 

Rentals: Table Method 

Paper flowers make a unique and sustainable design choice; after the celebration, the buds can adorn the home.

Design and Florals: To Be Designed

Paper Florals: The Bleu Dahlia

Photography: Shore & Wave

Planning: Lizzy Liz Weddings & Events 

Venue: The Colony House, 24 Carrots Catering and Events 

A blushing bride protea boutonniere includes bleached ruscus, bunny tails and pampas grass.

Floral Design: Leta Verbena Floral Design

Photography: Ning Wong Studios 

LAYERS OF LOVE: 

Through place settings and invitations, abundant floral centerpieces and creatively decorated cakes, bold design weaves colors, combines textures and incorporates unexpected details.

"TEXTURE is a principle that we lean on when putting together arrangements that FEEL visually IMPACTFUL yet ORGANIC and subtle." – Haroun Events

A subtle addition of dried fennel flowers and florals add movement to a simple white cake.

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Cake: Crush Cakes 

Design: Tyler Speier Events 

Photography: James & Jess 

Venue: Domaine Chandon 

The classic black and white treatment gets a bohemian makeover through the use of textures, bleached florals, fluffy cushions, fringed placemats and glossy plates.

Floral Design: Leta Verbena Floral Design 

Menus: Type J Creative 

Photography: Playful Soul Photography 

Planning: SoCal Event Planners 

Rentals: AKT Made (table), Archive Rentals (placemats), Something Borrowed Party Rentals (dishes and glassware)

Muted colors and softly textured papers create a sense of romance.

Design and Florals: Haroun Events 

Photography: My Sun and Stars Co. 

Venue: Stone Mountain Estates

A variety of colorful, textured papers draw the eye.

Invitations: Inkinity Studio 

Florals: Floraltique 

Photography: Lindeng Photography 

Planning and Design: Etched Theory 

A BRIDE’S BEST FRIEND:
Blush is a perennial favorite color for weddings and it plays the field beautifully, from the being the star of the show to playing a subtle neutral role. The beloved shade blends beautifully with sunny oranges, bright yellows, pastel blues, lavenders and deep autumn shades.

"Blush can be used as a dominant color, ACCENT or secondary color. Depending on how you pair your BLUSH with another color or TEXTURE, it can be DRAMATIC, cool and EDGY, or TIMELESS."

– Lizzy Liz, Lizzy Liz Events

Rose gold cutlery, pink flowers and cut-glass goblets make a splash against the buttery yellow flowers, soft blue plates and bright orange fruit adorning the table.

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Décor: Adore Folklore 

Photography: Gemini Photography 

Planning: Christine Poletto of Ivory and Grace 

Notes of blush play with lush aubergine and creamy whites. Incorporating textures into the mix, the design makes use of a variety of materials, such as the velvet tablecloth, wicker placemats, fringed napkins and a wood-structured concrete table.

Design and Florals: To Be Designed

Paper Florals: The Bleu Dahlia 

Photography: Shore & Wave 

Planning: Lizzy Liz Weddings & Events

Venue: The Colony House, 24 Carrots Catering and Events

Elegant soft-blush linens are paired with muted-pink centerpieces.

Design and Florals: Janna Brown Design Company 

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

Photography: Aziz Studios 

Stationery: Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Venue: Kestrel Park

Wedding Coordinator: Charmed Events 

Pink florals create a transition between brown tones and vibrant lilac hues to accomplish a balanced color palette.

Design and Florals: Haroun Events 

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen 

Photography: My Sun and Stars Co. 

Rentals: Adore Folklore

Tabletop: Catalog Atelier

Venue: Stone Mountain Estates

FLOWER GIRLS:
Dainty blooms arranged in a loose, organic manner are leading the way down the aisle, allowing for the flowers to enhance the wedding gown.

"A SMALLER BOUQUET allows for the EMPHASIS to SHINE on the bride and gown while still COMPLEMENTING the overall LOOK."

– Davida Buggs, Flowers by Lady Buggs

A gathering of sweet peas makes a pretty bouquet for a maid of honor. The bride’s bouquet features white peonies, lacecap hydrangea, ranunculus, Pieris japonica and delphiniums.

Bridal Gown and Accessories: … And Something Blue 

Floral Design: Emblem Flowers 

Photography: Mashaida Co.

Wedding Planner: Callista & Company 

A freshly picked nosegay of clematis, narcissus, lilacs, kumquats, sweet peas, hellebore and David Austin roses are sure to linger in the memory.

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Floral Design: Rooted & Wild Floral Design Co. 

Photography: Gemini Photography 

Wedding Planner: Christine Poletto of Ivory and Grace

All-white bouquet comprised of dahlia, orlaya, ranunculus, nandina, nigella and majolica.

Bridal Gown: Flora, from LOHO Bride 

Bridal Accessories and Cape: Julie Harris Designs 

Hair and Makeup: Maureen Burke Makeup & Hair 

Florals: Flowers by Lady Buggs 

Model: Reed Pharaoh, Willow Model Management

Photography: Molly + Co. 

Styling: Xo Kate Events 

Venue: Lombardi House 

Subtle shades of peaches and pinks blend with garden roses, brown lisianthus, sage and dainty xeranthemum.

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Bridal Gown: Danielle Frankel from Jin Wang

Floral Design: Unwritten Florals 

Photography: Pinnel Photography 

Planning and Design: Sophia Goff 

Ribbon: The Poetry of Silk

UP AND AWAY:
Installations of florals and lighting are a must for ceremonies and receptions whether they are inside or outdoors.

"LIGHTING is one of my favorite aspects of EVENT DESIGN. It leads guests through an event EVOKING EMOTIONS and creating MOOD. ELEVATING an event into an UNFORGETTABLE experience."

– Ashley Chanel, Ashley Chanel Events and Design


Bright blooms are woven among Villa Loriana’s arbor to highlight the ceremony space.

Florals: Flowers by Denise

Planning & Design: Elyse Events 

Photography: AGS Photo Art 

Rentals: Theoni Collection 

Grounded ceremony floral arrangements allow the beauty of nature to shine.

Floral Design: Royal Bee Flower 

Photography: XO and Fetti 

Planning: Lovely Light Imagery 

Lizzy Liz Events incorporated the Colony House’s existing lighting into their ceremony design to create a wow-worthy backdrop.

Design and Florals: To Be Designed

Paper Florals: The Bleu Dahlia 

Photography: Shore & Wave 

Planning: Lizzy Liz Weddings & Events

Venue: The Colony House, 24 Carrots Catering and Events

Bedazzle your dinner table with a tent of delicate strands of light.

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Florals: Rogue and Fox 

Lighting: Bella Vista Designs 

Photography: Chris J. Evans Photography 

Rentals: Town and Country 

Wedding Planner and Event Design: Ashley Chanel Events 

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