Monday, November 26, 2012

a contemporary west hollywood wedding - the london hotel

natasha and fred got married last october at the london hotel in west hollywood...they were just so cool, so hip and so incredibly sweet...the look they wanted was something modern and urban but with a couple fun touches - like the gray and white pumpkins lining the aisle and the graphic chain link table runners we custom made...

it was SUCH a gorgeous wedding and even though i was 9 months pregnant the day of the install, everything flowed so smoothly - i have to thank my amazing staff and my fellow vendors for that!

style file:  cool, urban, hip, contemporary, clean lines, structured flower-blocking
color scheme:  gray, white, silver, dark plum and eggplant tones
elements:  white ceramic vessels, gray and white pumpkins, silver sea urchins, gray succulents, white grapewood branches, acrylic, gray moss




we used a lot of "flower-blocking" in this wedding - where we group certain types of flowers together instead of mixing them...it gives it a modern, structured, asymmetrical feel...for the bridal bouquet we grouped white lisianthus, gray dusty miller foliage, white ranunculas and gray succulents...we then added some sparkly silver beaded trim to tie in with the bride's amazing beaded belt!


little boutonnieres made up of gray succulents, scabiosa pods and 2 types of gray velvet...




these shoes!!!!  sighhhhh...








for the rooftop ceremony overlooking the LA skyline, we tried to keep it light so as not to obstruct the amazing view...acrylic podiums were filled with white grapewood branches and set with arrangements of white hydrangea, gray dusty miller and gray succulents...


we lined the aisle with a gray and white chain link patterned fabric and accented with various size gray and white pumpkins, as well as glass cylinders with floating candles...



simple little cocktail arrangements of textured silver vases with gray moss and succulents, as well as silver sea urchins and mercury glass votives...





placecards were set in an acrylic tray filled with gray moss and white baby pumpkins...


each table had 4 white ceramic vases filled with gray dusty miller and gray succulents, along with either all white or all plum toned theme flowers, arranged in a "flower-blocking" technique...



we custom made these gray and white chain link runners and mercury glass votives added a touch of metallic to the tables...



we brought the ceremony podiums into the reception area and pushed them together to create a one of a kind cake stand!






it was such a sophisticated and chic wedding and i was honored to be a part of it - happy anniversary natasha and fred!

oh and this wedding was featured on style me pretty - to see the full post click here!

event coordination and design:  jeannie from details, details (who is the epitome of class, poise and professionalism - love her!)
floral and event design: JL DESIGNS
photography: jan garcia (who is so fab to work with!)
venue: the london hotel, west hollywood

11 comments:

ChristinaBakes said...

I'm a huge fan of your work, and I think this is one of my favorites! Absolutely stunning and unique.

botanical brouhaha said...

That bridal bouquet and aisle treatment are to die for! Always love your work, Carissa.

Lauren said...

Love the flowers. This looks like a great location to have a wedding, the photos of them together looks great.

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Urban chic indeed! Fabulous work!

online singapore florist said...

A chic city wedding in London hotel in west is shown here. Have a look at it

nasrin akter said...

I'm a great fan of your perform, and I think this is one of my favorites! Definitely amazing and exclusive.

Cornish Flowers said...

Really love the boutonnieres, I haven't seen succulents used like that over here in the UK. Beautiful work.

Lauren said...

I just love you to pieces. I read your post on Decker's first birthday and it hit so close to home. I shared it on my own blog linking back to you. Thank you so much for being so real! http://sixteensunbuckles.blogspot.ca/2013/03/mommyhood-thoughts-on-first-few-months.html

Geis said...

Really love the boutonnieres :)

International Decor said...

it look unusual, i like it so much and i love your exclusive ideas

Charlene said...

Beautiful pictures! I really loved it. <3