Category Archives: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Get to know Lacey!

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HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED WITH AMBER EVENTS?

A few years ago, I had just finished a Wedding Planner online certification program and I wanted to get hands on experience. I researched top rated wedding planning companies in the Los Angeles area and Amber Events had 5 stars across the board. I reached out to Nira and we met at an adorable cafe in Studio City called Aroma. We talked all about the wedding industry and I became an intern for Amber Events. The rest is history.

WHICH IS THE MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING YOU’VE ASSISTED AT AND WHY?

One of my most memorable weddings has to be my very first wedding I worked. It was a smaller wedding at the Smog Shoppe venue in Culver City. The bride and groom, Kat and Aaron, both worked for a toy company and they incorporated many fun and sentimental elements into their special day. They had old family photos strung by clothespins all around, pom pom balls as confetti and old fashioned coke bottles as treats and favors. They were such a sweet couple and they seemed to have such a good time throughout the whole day. It was a beautiful wedding. 

NAME SOME ELEMENTS OF YOUR DREAM WEDDING.

The most important element of my future wedding will be having all my family and closest friends in attendance. My grandfather is a pastor so it would be so special if he could perform the ceremony. I would also love a live jazz band to play during the dinner hour and a great DJ to get the party started afterward.

NOW NAME YOUR DREAM HONEYMOON AND SOME OF THE THINGS YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE WOULD DO THERE!

My dream honeymoon would be to go on a two week trip starting off in London. We would take a ride on the London Eye ferris wheel, tour Buckingham Palace and of course have some bangers and mash. Then we would hop over to France via train. It’s a must to visit all of the historical landmarks such as The Eiffel Tower, The Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre. I would try as many cafes and bakeries as possible along the way. Then we would end our trip in Italy. We would eat as much pasta as we could handle and take gondola rides through the canals after seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Sistine Chapel.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS?

Some of my other hobbies and interests are 5K Color Runs, reading, creating wedding decor for my Etsy site and my adorable 7 month nephew named Jax.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO ACCESSORIZE.

I would describe my style as very versatile and always changing. I don’t have one particular style that I wear all of the time simply because there are just too many cute clothes and shoes that come in so many different varieties. I do have a few staples that I always have in my closet such as a good pair of black high heels, an LBD, at least three good flannel shirts, a great printed mini skirt and dressy coat for date nights. I always accessorize with stud earrings, two or three bracelets, a simple necklace and a cross body bag to store my makeup goodies.

WHAT IS ONE MAKEUP ITEM YOU CAN’T STEP OUT OF THE HOUSE WITHOUT ON?

I have two absolute must haves. I cannot leave my house without a shiny lip gloss and my Outrageous Curl mascara from Sephora. It’s the best mascara ever.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I could be any animal, I would definitely be a cheetah. Hands down. They are extremely fierce, incredibly fast and extraordinarily beautiful creatures. Plus, I absolutely love cheetah print.

IF YOU COULD DATE ANY SUPERHERO, WHO WOULD IT BE?

Hmm, this is a hard one. Would I chose Superman, a supernaturally strong hero who gets his strength from the sun and saves the world from the bad guy trying to take over the world, or would I chose Captain America, a superhero who is the absolute best soldier in all capacities? He stands for traditional American values and is the courageous leader of the other Avengers. They both have serious pro’s and it’s just too hard to pick.

>>>Love ya, Lace!

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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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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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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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!

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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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