California’s Pacific Ocean is a constant muse for wedding design. From harborside happenings with nautical touches to barefoot celebrations in the sand to bohemian fêtes atop rugged sea cliffs, these inspired event designs breathe new life into a well-loved trend.
Center of Attention
Racked with Gilt
A simple wooden wine rack becomes an invisible foundation vessel for an elegant display of rich cafe au lait dahlias, chocolate brown cymbidium orchids, warm spice- and vanilla-toned roses among velvet gray dusty miller foliage. A satellite arrangement of mercury glass and wooden candlesticks, and metallic copper soap dispensers and toothbrush holders become floral vases and round out the table. “They have a unique shape or color that may not be common with traditional vases,” notes designer Brian Worley of Your Bash! Events regarding his whimsical choice. Inspiration can come from anywhere, even a simple shopping excursion. “While walking the aisles of Target, I looked at the rack as something different,” explains Los Angeles— based Worley. “It just made sense that it could contain flowers and still provide an infrastructure.”
CHINA, FLATWARE, GLASSWARE AND CHARGERS: Classic Party Rentals FLOWERS: Love Love Flowers NAPKINS: Wildflower linen MENUS: Nic.Roc. Designs PLATES, VASES AND CANDLESTICKS: Z Gallerie TABLE RUNNER: Cleopatra from BBJ linen TABLE AND CHAIRS: Hire Elegance WINE RACKS, SOAP DISPENSERS AND TOOTHBRUSH HOLDERS: Target