Real wedding: Rachel + Ryan

green and white modern wedding

Carissa of JL Designs sent me this stunningly modern and fabulous wedding from California!  Minimal florals, excellent color palette, I couldn’t ask for more in a wedding!

green and white modern wedding

green and white modern centerpiece


venue:  shade hotel, manhattan beach, california
event design, florals and fabric draping:  JL DESIGNS
photography:  gabriel ryan photographers
napkins:  wildflower linens

[images from Gabriel Ryan Photographers]

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Real wedding: Laura + Jeremy

I’ve missed seeing a good ole modern affair at The Viceroy…you can never go wrong with yellow, black and white!

“You know that a couple is destined to be together when they meet so far from home in San Diego, California. Upon realizing they shared the same Australian accent they next discover they grew up in the same leafy suburb, their sisters were childhood friends, and they even almost attended the same school! It seemed it was fate that two paths that took so long to cross, had finally come together, even though they were almost certainly parallel for so many years.

bridal party

Not only did Laura and Jeremy meet, it wasn’t too long before romantic sparks led them to their dream Wedding at The Viceroy, Palm Springs. Blessed by an audience of ninety of their closest friends and family, the couple wed on April 7th 2010. Guests were welcomed to the exotic desert location from countries as far as Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Fiji, the Maldives and of course around two thirds of the guests who hailed from the couples homeland, Australia.

Within the beautiful setting of The Viceroy, the couple featured a truly global inspiration of their details. Some of these included; fans hand carried from Singapore; Red Wine and assorted candies for the guests from Australia; a beautiful crisp Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand; and flowers, cakes and decorations from local Palm Springs vendors.  The couple held their ceremony, reception and recovery brunch all on site at The Viceroy, the rehearsal dinner the night before welcomed all guests at a local restaurant, Matchbox. Many of the guests however decided to arrive in San Diego a week prior, making the festivities truly a two week celebration.

bridal party

For the honeymoon, the couple enjoyed a week at the W on South Beach Miami, before another week at the glorious Ladera resort in St. Lucia. Truly a couple who enjoy seeing the world, they depart the US after a three corporate posting for their next corporate posting where they will live in Bali and then Singapore for the next two years!

Hayley Green’s photography of the event has been enjoyed by friends and family worldwide, enjoying her keen artistic eye and attention to detail. The perfect set of most wonderful photo’s to document the most perfect wedding.”

lemon centerpiece


Suits are by Ralph Lauren.

Flower and decorations is Artisan Events Palm Springs.

Coordinator is Jessika Fauls at the Viceroyeroy.

Dress is by Paloma Blanca.

The cake was from Pastry Swan in Palm Springs.

[images from Goode Green Photography]

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Studio tour: Styled Creative

Name: Kimberly Fink and Beka Rendell
Location: Old City Philadelphia
Company: Styled Creative

What do you do? We have an event design and styling firm.

What is your aesthetic? We like to think of our aesthetic as Domino meets Elle Decor. We are always on the hunt for interesting antiques and mid century items to mix with modern pieces.

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? We were very conscious of this as we designed our space. We want potential clients to get a feel for our style when they walk in the door. They see a playful mix of old and new, which is a representation of our event design style as well.

Favorite part of your studio? We love our inspiration boards. It is important for us to be surrounded by items and photos that contribute to our creative processes. The photos on the boards are constantly changing. We keep some for the event we are working on and some for our personal inspirations.

Where do you go for inspiration? We find inspiration everywhere, in fashion, art, nature, pop culture… literally everywhere. Even today we saw some interesting, architectural-looking packaging in our neighbors recycling and tried to figure out what we could do with it! We are always looking, constantly taking photos with our cell phones of interesting things we see on the street.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? One of the item that we couldn’t live without is our Russel + Hazel 3 ring binders. We LOVE them. Number one they are adorable. Number two they keep us organized. We have one for each client and they keep everyone in the office in the know.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? We each have different ideas of what would be the ultimate upgrades to our space. Kimberly wants rootbeer on draft for anytime enjoyment and while Beka would prefer a walk-in shoe closet so heels don’t pile up under her desk.

Anything else we should know? One of our favorite traditions in the office is that we keep a polaroid camera by the door. Anytime we have friends over we always take a photo. These photos remind us of all the amazing and creative people we get to work with daily.

[images from Shea Roggio]

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