Tuesday, April 28, 2009

mollie and jim - bel air bay club, pacific palisades

bridal bouquet made up of white mini calas, white ranunculas, white japhette orchids and white tulips...adorned with a vintage inspired rhinestone brooch...

i am obsessed with these bridesmaids dresses! so chic!

a super simple chuppah structure made up of black dupioni silk wrapped bases, black bamboo poles, off white chiffon fabric and mounds of fluffy white hydrangea...

square trays were wrapped in black dupioni silk and filled with white rose petals to shower the newlyweds as they recessed down the aisle...

a quad of tall glass rectangular vases were filled with submerged white dendrovium orchids and set on top was a large arrangement made up of ivory hydrangea, ivory dahlias, cream colored reflexed roses, white tulips and white ranunculas...

a medium sized box was wrapped in taupe dupioni silk and accented around the base by a ring of loose white floral...set on top was a series of 5 different height rectangular vases holding submerged white dendrovium orchids and a white floating candle...

a quiet moment alone for the bride and groom just before the guests entered the ballroom...

this wedding was a dream to work on! the bride had such a killer sense of style due to the fact that she worked in the fashion industry...and although it was my first time working at bel air bay club, i am hooked! it is such a beautiful venue with an amazing view!

a HUGE thanks to kathy and susan of bella weddings and events for bringing me in on the job! you are always so fab and fun to work with!

also i must shout out nathan from lighten up for giving the ballroom the most inviting warm glow on that gloomy, rainy day...to chameleon chairs for their exceptional line of couture seating...and to elegant designs for the beautiful linens - true ambiance! flowers are nothing without these extra decor items...

and to michael and emi from evoke photography - are you kidding me?! i had WAAAYYY too may images to choose from! you are just too dang good at your craft :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

JL DESIGNS featured on the brides cafe!!!

a HUGE thank you to janie over at the bride's cafe for featuring the vintage + rustic fashion shoot bouquets...even though i haven't met her yet, i hear such fantastic things about janie!  plus it's an honor to be featured on her site since her claim to fame is florals!  so from one floral designer to another - thank you janie!  it means so much that you appreciate my work!  you are an inspiration!  

more blog love!

oh my!  lots more love going around in the blogging world!

jo over at jomygoodness blogged one of my centerpieces for her post "carnation sensation" and she included my green hydrangea arrangement in her inspiration board titled "flavorful lime + lavender"

the girls over at the d*lsh design studio showcased an organic succulent tablescape i designed for ceremony magazine 2009, orange county - be on the lookout for some upcoming photo shoots i am working on with the d*lsh team!  so excited!

wedding cabaret featured the rustic and vintage photo shoot i shot with stephanie williams

thanks everyone for spreading the love!  

Friday, April 24, 2009

JL DESIGNS featured on green weddings shoes blog!

hello world, meet jen...aka green wedding shoes...although fairly new to the wedding industry, she is currently my newest blogging OBSESSION!  i seriously do not go a week without checking in to see what she is posting and i have to say, EVERY SINGLE thing she blogs about is right up my alley!  peas in a pod i tell you  :)

so check out the post she did on the rustic + vintage fashion shoot i shot with stephanie williams!  the spread she put together is gorgeous...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

blog love!

wow!  JL DESIGNS has been getting a whole lotta love these past two weeks...thank you to all of those who have featured my work!  it means more than you know and i am so, so grateful...some days i wonder if my design style is connecting with people and if i am doing the right thing with my life...then when i see my work pop up all over the web, it reaffirms what i do and my love for flowers and weddings!   so again, thanks for the validation!
ps.  because jasmine star always says "a post is better with a picture", the above photos are the bouquets from the vintage/rustic shoot i did with stephanie williams...a full post coming soon!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

mpi event - pasadena convention center

when MPI (meeting professionals international) decided to hold their annual convention in LA, they knew that their after-party needed to be very "california cool"...so we went with a hip, clean, beachy vibe - which meant we passed on the sand, starfish and wicker and opted for aqua, orchids and white leather lounge furniture!

how cool are those new heater covers from classic party rentals (thanks maureen!)?  they didn't have them available in white for the party so we went with black...but they do carry them in white normally...check them out!
of course standard LA fare was abundant - sushi and chilled sake!  

check out the aqua vintage woody that kari (from the peterson automotive museum) arranged to have onsite!  it really helped set that beachy, "california cool" vibe...

here i am with the lovely danielle (from tres LA) and michelle (from BBJ linen), who helped pull off the whole event!
location:  the pasadena convention center
lounge furniture:  AB elements
linens:  BBJ

and special thanks to vernon with vernon williams photography for capturing the great photos!