Katrina Kirk killed it on hair and make-up as always. Our model looked amazing and is so naturally beautiful. We were lucky to have her join us. I made the bridal bouquet super big and somewhat pave for this shoot. It’s full of peonies, garden roses, dusty miller, and I finished it off with hand died velvet ribbon.
I randomly came up with the idea of creating a floral chandelier out of embroidery hoops. Trying to find a location at Kimberly Crest where I could hang it was a challenge, but I somehow made this tree work. Tonya kindly photo shopped my fishing wire out of the shots, but in an actual event, the space would have to be rigged beforehand to hang the chandelier. I think it’s a different and beautiful touch to a garden style wedding or bridal shower.
Here’s another example of Small Masterpiece’s amazing inventory. The knife rests kill me. So uncommon and lovely. They supplied all the china, flatware, and glassware.
Erica came up with these adorable favors to have at each plate. She wrapped them in antique handkerchiefs from Small Masterpiece. I think this is a perfect set-up for a ladies luncheon.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a huge fan of sparkles and sequins, so I was excited to use La Tavola’s New York linens again, this time in their Blush chair covers. We went a big rogue with the table cover and it ended up a little more 80’s salmon than we wanted, but it still accomplishes the job of pretty and feminine. If we were to do it again, I think I’d choose a pale pale blush on top with a lacy tulle underneath. This way the chairs would be the more dominant color and pop off the background a bit more.
Wiley Valentine created the prettiest paper goods suite for us to use. I stood the menus up in a bed of peonies, garden roses, and hydrangeas. Then we placed the escort cards in front of each favor. I love all these luxe feminine touches.
For the escort cards I used Tonya’s vintage scale and filled it with blossoms. Then I tucked the cards in it as well as down on the table below. We also placed the beautiful cake from Rafi’s Pastry and Cakes on the table next to it.
Phew! I finally blogged this baby. I hope you enjoyed everything as much as I did putting it together. There are some great ideas for your wedding or event here, and I’d love to see other peoples interpretation of them. I’ll be back next week with something… I just don’t know what yet. ;-)
Venue: Kimberly Crest House & Gardens (Redlands, CA) - www.kimberlycrest.org
Photographer: Tonya Joy Photographer (Tonya Goettsche) - www.tonyajoy.com
Florist: Oak & the Owl (Nancy Teasley) - www.oakandtheowl.com
Coordinator: Twine Events (Erica Espana) - www.twineevents.com
Stylist: Oak & the Owl w/ Twine Events
Stationary: Wiley Valentine - www.wileyvalentine.com
Hair & Make-Up: Kitsch by Kat (Katrina Kirk) - www.kitschbykat.blogspot.com
Tabletop Rentals: Small Masterpiece - www.smallmasterpiece.com
Linens: La Tavola - www.latavolalinen.com
Chairs: Baker Party Rentals - www.bakerpartyrentals.com
Cake: Rafi's Pastry & Cakes
Gown: La Soie Bridal (Brie Gown) - www.lasoiebridal.com
Jewelry: Studio Suzan - www.studiosuzan.com
Bride/Model: Shannon Stone Fisher