Monday, February 16, 2009

JL DESIGNS featured in southern weddings magazine!

HUGE congrats to lara, kirstin, laura and the rest of the southern weddings team on launching their premiere print issue of southern weddings magazine last month!  they did an amazing job creating something that can bring inspiration to brides and vendors alike!  it is filled to the brim with eye candy and gorgeous photos so order a copy online today!

i feel so blessed that they wanted to feature one of my bridesmaids bouquets in their premiere issue...right page, 1st photo, 2nd row down (brown dress; bouquet made up of white japhette orchids, cream colored roses, white gardenias and green succulents, finished with chocolate satin ribbon, gold beaded trim and amber brooches).  

additionally, kirstin, who is in charge of all the real wedding inspiration boards featured on the blog, chose me and brian's wedding as one of her top 3 of the entire 2008 year!  wow!  just knowing how many real weddings are submitted and how many images she goes through each is truly an honor!  for the entry, click here...

thank you kirstin and the rest of the girls at sw mag for all the love and support!  here's to a killer 2009!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

happy valentine's day from JL DESIGNS!!!

normally this is the time of year floral designers dread and spend countless hours slaving away on the valentine's day madness...but with me specializing in weddings and events, february 14th usually rolls around with me forgetting it's even a holiday!

nonetheless, the buzz at the flower mart, the abundance of gorgeous florals shipped in from all over the world and the unique varieties that pop up around the market really do excite me and sometimes i actually WISH i was a part of it all!

but since i don't take private v-day orders, i will leave you with some photos from one of my FAVORITE retail designers, floral art, in venice...they have been a huge inspiration for me over the past 5 years and i simply drool over their gorgeous arrangements (hint, hint brian)...  :)

and who says guys get to have all the fun?!  check out these masculine arrangements to give your man!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

JL DESIGNS featured on elizabeth anne designs blog!

i was doing my usual blog surfing yesterday and i ran across my name on the elizabeth anne designs website!  being that EAD is one of my favorite wedding and interior design blogs, i was thrilled!  they have an entire library of preferred vendors, which is something you don't pay to be is simply what they consider to be the "who's who" of the wedding and event industry in the US.

check me out under the "floral" category in the library...what an honor to be listed alongside so many of my own personal floral inspirations!  thank you EAD!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

emily and richard - verandas, manhattan beach

emily and richard were married at verandas in manhattan beach and the day went off without a hitch thanks to the always fabulous carolyn chen of the special day...

a palette of cream, tiffany blue and chocolate brown was warmed up by blush pinks and pale peach tones...

pink lighting and crystal accents glammed up the event...

david crane gets full credit for all the lovely images! thank you david!