Thursday, December 6, 2012

handcrafted holiday - a yuletide pop up shop!

come join us this saturday for an amazing shopping experience!! we will be selling a wide variety of gifts for everyone on your list this year - as well as yourself! :)

saturday december 8, 2012
1422 east wilshire, santa ana
cash and credit card accepted

just a sampling of the items JL DESIGNS will be carrying:

peace sign wreaths

mini cedar and pine trees in a variety of vessels

noble fir and eucalytpus berry wreath

mini pre historic snowglobes

gold dinosaur snow globes also available with white trees

white ceramic sweater vases with cedar trees

gold pyrite paper weights

white quartz votive holders with air plants

italian pine trees in birch vessels

rosemary wreaths with succulents

other vendors who will be selling are:

sweet and saucy shop (cake stands, holiday dessert displays and of course tons of sweets!)

pitbulls and posies (prints, ornaments, etc.)

inspired by this blog (holiday prints, onesies, ring bowls, etc)

krochet kids (beanies, hats, etc)

jesi haack design (ornaments, tree skirts, stockings, coasters etc)

sara rae shop (headbands and turbans for women and babies)

olivia nelson (hair accessories)

and we just got word that urban palate is donating some of their house made d'anjou pear mostarda for the first 20 shoppers and one hope weddings will be pouring some of their delicious sparkling wine!!  it's gonna be SO much fun  :)

we hope to see you there!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

a contemporary west hollywood wedding - the london hotel

natasha and fred got married last october at the london hotel in west hollywood...they were just so cool, so hip and so incredibly sweet...the look they wanted was something modern and urban but with a couple fun touches - like the gray and white pumpkins lining the aisle and the graphic chain link table runners we custom made...

it was SUCH a gorgeous wedding and even though i was 9 months pregnant the day of the install, everything flowed so smoothly - i have to thank my amazing staff and my fellow vendors for that!

style file:  cool, urban, hip, contemporary, clean lines, structured flower-blocking
color scheme:  gray, white, silver, dark plum and eggplant tones
elements:  white ceramic vessels, gray and white pumpkins, silver sea urchins, gray succulents, white grapewood branches, acrylic, gray moss

we used a lot of "flower-blocking" in this wedding - where we group certain types of flowers together instead of mixing gives it a modern, structured, asymmetrical feel...for the bridal bouquet we grouped white lisianthus, gray dusty miller foliage, white ranunculas and gray succulents...we then added some sparkly silver beaded trim to tie in with the bride's amazing beaded belt!

little boutonnieres made up of gray succulents, scabiosa pods and 2 types of gray velvet...

these shoes!!!!  sighhhhh...

for the rooftop ceremony overlooking the LA skyline, we tried to keep it light so as not to obstruct the amazing view...acrylic podiums were filled with white grapewood branches and set with arrangements of white hydrangea, gray dusty miller and gray succulents...

we lined the aisle with a gray and white chain link patterned fabric and accented with various size gray and white pumpkins, as well as glass cylinders with floating candles...

simple little cocktail arrangements of textured silver vases with gray moss and succulents, as well as silver sea urchins and mercury glass votives...

placecards were set in an acrylic tray filled with gray moss and white baby pumpkins...

each table had 4 white ceramic vases filled with gray dusty miller and gray succulents, along with either all white or all plum toned theme flowers, arranged in a "flower-blocking" technique...

we custom made these gray and white chain link runners and mercury glass votives added a touch of metallic to the tables...

we brought the ceremony podiums into the reception area and pushed them together to create a one of a kind cake stand!

it was such a sophisticated and chic wedding and i was honored to be a part of it - happy anniversary natasha and fred!

oh and this wedding was featured on style me pretty - to see the full post click here!

event coordination and design:  jeannie from details, details (who is the epitome of class, poise and professionalism - love her!)
floral and event design: JL DESIGNS
photography: jan garcia (who is so fab to work with!)
venue: the london hotel, west hollywood