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Courtney & Matt Featured On Bridal Musings

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Check out this feature of Courtney and Matt’s wedding on Bridal Musings, with blurbs from the bride herself! It’s wonderfully detailed, from their proposal story to floral choices to signature cocktails. It even tells of Amber’s (our beloved founder and the lead for this wedding) unique touches on this special day. I certainly learned something from reading it, and the photography by Studio 1208 is just beautiful. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Vanessa

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Get to know us!

IMG_3387Yes, there’s more to us than wedding planning. Read on to learn more, from Disney (Did you notice our “Aladdin” pants, to stay within our theme of “Rooftop Sunset in Zanzibar”?) to travel plans.

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WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIES?

Nira: 1. Lilo and Stitch 2. Lion King 3. Pocahontas

Jackie: Pocahontas, Up, Tangled

Karly: Little Mermaid, Frozen, Aladdin

Vanessa: Tangled takes the top spot in my heart–hands down! There are so many other great ones, but I’d say The Emperor’s New Groove and Ratatouille right now.

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@HSUPERJACKIE

YOUR THOUGHTS ON “DRESSING THE PART”…

Nira: There is always a part to dress for. Make someone remember it.

Jackie: Classy and sassy.

Karly: Sexy yet sophisticated! Red lipstick, high heels, winged eyeliner, high buns, and some bling! You can’t go wrong with a pop of color!

Vanessa: I mainly dress for comfort, but I do enjoy dressing up at times. Most people say I look younger than my age, so I’ll throw on some wedges for height, just to feel older.

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@KARLYSOLECKI

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DATE.

Nira: One that wasn’t planned but still managed to feel so perfect.

Jackie: Going anywhere I’ve never been before… in town, out of town, uptown, downtown… Cruising in the car, jamming out to good tunes, and butterflies fluttering in your stomach is half the fun. Date nights call for: Music. Food. Beer. Wine. My perfect company embraces conversation inspired by big dreams, gratitude for the little things, curiosity, and synergy of good vibes… over some red wine and live jazz of course!

Karly: Wake up with coffee… can’t have a perfect date without that java! Followed by an adventurous hike to a waterfall in Malibu. Somewhere we can spend some time sharing our hopes and dreams. Cliff jumping off of the waterfall! I love adding something exhilarating. I am the biggest scaredy-cat but always force myself to be a daredevil to feel like I’m alive. After that we would have a romantic picnic on the beach with some good vino and sushi watching the sunset. Our dates always include playing 20 questions in the car ride, being goofy and silly as ever, laughing the whole way home. Every date with my man is a perfect date (insert cheesy lovestruck googly-eyed smile here).

Vanessa: I’d prefer to do something active or outdoors, and I’m usually up for something new. Dinner and drinks would follow, but in a place where we can easily hear each other talking!

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@VANESSAVENDIOLA

WHERE ARE YOU TRAVELING TO THIS YEAR, AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST ABOUT IT?

Nira: Last year was Africa. I’m keeping it a bit more mellow this year. Maybe NYC?

Jackie: Taiwan! It’ll be my first time to Asia and I’m most excited to see my mom’s excitement as she takes my sister and I to her hometown in the beautiful countryside of Taiwan and the bustling city, Taipei.

Karly: Can’t wait to go back to my hometown, Washington State, in October. My big sissy is getting married!

Vanessa: One of my best friends and I are taking a four-day vacation in Seattle and Portland at the end of this month! I’m looking forward to being in her company, since we’ve never traveled together before. And the food, obviously.

‘Til next time!

Nira, Jackie, Karly & Vanessa

Rooftop Sunset in Zanzibar

IMG_3683Hellooo, SUMMER!! Shall we kick off the month by reminiscing about this breezy, island tablescape we co-created at the Luxe II Launch? I think so.

In our little corner at the Bel-Air Bay Club, we hoped to transport visitors to Zanzibar, off the coast of East Africa. A garden of greenery filled the space. Every size and texture was encompassed in this unique selection by Fiore: big, small, short, long, curly, spiky, soft, airy… Can we even talk about those giant glass vases? They were my favorite! The rustic elements in the twig table runner, carved wooden box, and hanging wicker basket were elevated with the shine from hammered silverware and brass accessories. Smaller patterns were introduced in the china, menus, and wooden backdrop. The fuchsia napkins were a beautiful compliment to the shades of green; ottomans and Moroccan pillows brought additional color, as well as a sense of comfort and ease. Overall, we wanted to create a balanced, complete setting that felt earthy, but also luxurious. I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly how I would want my summer vacation to feel!
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Thanks again to our hosts, sponsors, and fellow designers:

To find out more about the inspiration for this design, and to see even more photos, check out our feature on California Wedding Day!

Vanessa
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Watercolor Inspiration

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Hey, readers! It’s time for some spring/summer inspiration. Remember when we met Paulina Johnson for a DIY shoot? Well, the photos she shot for us turned out great! (Thanks, girl!)

Our resident signage expert, Jackie, came up with this watercolor idea after one of our current clients, Sara, had earlier sent out self-decorated wedding invitations. So we all met earlier this year to create a collection of watercolor decorations, including table numbers, canvas signs, and banners. This will make for a cohesive theme at Sara’s and her future husband’s celebration!

What’s great about watercolor projects is that they’re easy. Really! Because of its blurred lines and soft edges, watercolor art can be achieved even by amateur painters like myself. And the materials can be found at your local craft supply store. Here are some tips for creating your own art:

Table numbers: Use masking fluid to create a paint barrier; let dry. Paint over the barrier; let dry again. Gently rub away the masking fluid to reveal your design!

Canvas signs: If you make a mistake, simply add water to diffuse the color. You can even wipe off any paint entirely while it’s still wet.

Banners: Cut watercolor paper into any shapes you fancy. To mimic the ombre effect in our “CELEBRATE” banner, start with a greater paint-to-water ratio, and gradually add more water as you drag the brush downwards. Use a metallic marker to make your letters pop.

Most importantly, have fun!

Vanessa

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Amber & Eric’s L. A. Farewell

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Thanks for the music, Anna! (Dash Entertainment)

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Delicious treats from Fantasy Frostings.

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The king and queen of the ball.

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We love you, Amber!

On behalf of Amber, Eric, and the rest of the team at Amber Events, THANK YOU SO MUCH to those who made this night possible:

It was a cozy evening indeed. Inside Hollyflora’s studio, the music was bumpin’ and the tacos were rollin’, while outside the fire was burnin’ and the photo booth was snappin’. We were thrilled to see friends and family come out to show some love to Amber and Eric as they embark on their next adventure. The night was even topped off with a full-size cardboard cut-out of the couple! Yes, it did get a bit emotional towards the end of the night, but we were able to keep (most of) the tears at bay.

If you’re reading this, this certainly won’t be the last time you’ll see these two!

Til next time, Amber & Eric.

Vanessa

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