Ashley & Nick : Hotel Bel Air

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The day after Nick & Ashley's wedding, I was actually very sad...No more phone calls or emails discussing the fabulousness that became Ashley & Nick's wedding day and like, all couples, all that's left are wonderful memories and the pictures.

Ashley is from Texas and Nick from LA. Together, their event was a mix of Southern California glamour, Texan tradition and Southern charm. One of the reasons I loved this event so much is because it is very rare that couples want to go with tradition and formality anymore. As many couples work so hard to ensure their wedding day reflects who they are most events I plan are so far from the textbook of what a traditional wedding used to look like, that I welcomed and loved every minute of planning Ashley & Nick's very formal affair. But, that's the beauty of weddings and my job...Every event is so very different and I get to go along for the ride.

Ashley chose pink as the main shade, but added touches of whites, taupes and browns throughout the day to ensure it didn't look too much like a bridal shower. Flowers were arranged in vintage containers and silver stands draped with crystals with vintage pressed glass candle holders everywhere. Chandeliers donned everything from the stationery to the gazebo at the ceremony and luxurious linens from Wildflower were the perfect palette for the day's design. Her cake table looked like a ball gown and the sweetheart table was accented with beads and crystals to capture the amazing lighting and candlelight. Oh, how I loved this day.

And, the venue was none other than the Hotel Bel Air. You cannot get any more charming or glamorous than this Los Angeles hideaway where they treat every couple as if they are the only ones that have ever married on their grounds. Just amazing!

Anyway, onto the lovely images by Kerry Corcoran over at David Michael Photography. Good stuff as always!

Hand lettered placecards were set a top of silver vintage trays filled with baby pink rose buds.

I just love appetizers served on rosemary skewers. Charming and approachable...

I loved the floral gobo projection on the dance floor designed by Brandon Peterson at Peterson Lighting. So romantic!

These brooches were a hit. Not only did they look amazing on the napkins, but by the end of the night every woman in the place were wearing at least one.

I just loved these chair covers from Wildflower Linens. I'm not sure you can get the full effect from the picture but they literally look like the back of a very luxurious ballgown and the rhinestone tie back was just the right touch.

The pressed glassed votive holders were the perfect accent to the day.

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