Archives for December 2015

Happy Holidays from Marisa Nicole Events

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2015 has been a banner year! We have seriously adored all our clients and have collaborated with some seriously talented event creatives to produce one fabulously styled celebration after another. We are still swooning over all the gorgeous soirees we were a part of this year!

We at Marisa Nicole were also super excited to be chosen as a finalist for California Wedding Day Magazine’s Best of Weddings Award for Best Event Design Los Angeles and honored to win The Knot Best of Weddings for the third time!

We’re hoping 2015 has been as good to you as it was to us! Thank you so much for helping make this year so gosh darn fun!

Wishing you and yours a happy, merry holiday season!
The Sassy, Savvy Ladies of Marisa Nicole Events

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Love at Carondelet House: Irene & Chris Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovelies!

The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

California winter has finally come to LA (you know, when the highs are in the low 60’s and the lows in the in the high 40’s, brrrr). As we break out our sweaters and cozy up with a mug of hot cider, it seems that it is the perfect time to share one of our most gorgeous weddings with you at one of our all-time favorite venues.

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The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

Last year I had the pleasure of planning and designing Irene & Chris’ beautiful Carondelet House wedding in downtown Los Angeles. Between the exposed brick, hardwood floors, hearty fireplace, enchanted spanish patios and breath-taking chandeliers, this venue is probably one of the most swoon-worthy venues I have ever set foot on. Carondelet House has a homey yet grandiose feel. And because it is situated in downtown LA, you get the a lovely combo of charming luxury with a dash of grit. It really is a special place.

The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

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The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

Irene has a fabulous sense of style (so you know that the designer in me was absolutely stoked)! She is the kind of gal who is wearing the hottest trends right before you knew it was a thing. Seriously, I would see her wearing a fashion one week, and then two weeks or a month later, it was everywhere. I just came to realize that if Irene was wearing it, I should totally get on board. The same was true when it came to her wedding aesthetics. First and foremost, we need to take a moment to pay homage to her attire. Seriously Irene, seriously? You look like a star from the golden age of cinema combined with a fabulous on-trend fashionista. I just can’t get over her gorgeous look! And remember when deep reds and purples became a thing in 2015? Irene focused on those hues (paired with fab neutrals) a full year before anyone else was even thinking about doing it.

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The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

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Irene and Chris wanted us to create a formal, romantic affair for their guests. We draped the long wooden tables with the most luxe champagne linen I could get my hands on (it was insanely heavy and seriously felt like butter). Our floral designer Judy perfectly brought in a combos of both deeply saturated and light hues as the base for our color pallet. She paired feathers and peeks of greenery and awesome texture with big ruffled romantic blooms. Candelabras were everywhere and the whole place glowed. The place cards and table numbers were hand calligraphed and not a detail in the design was overlooked. Man, I just love it when I have bride who let us go all out!

The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

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The guests feasted the most scrumptious meal and later the most beautifully designed cake (which FYI totally tasted and it was just as good as it looked). We had live music throughout the event, and the guests danced the night away. We brought in a photobooth and cigar bar for the guests to enjoy. If all this wasn’t enough, we even had the couple’s super cute pug on hand to steal away the day!

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The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

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The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

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The wedding of Irene Legaspi and Chris Josol was photography by Hannah Arista for Docuvitae at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th, 2014.

This is one of those days that will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks so much to the whole wonderful team of creatives who helped us throw such a fun, formal and fabulous fabulous fete for Irene & Chris!

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Love at La Venta Inn: Alexis & Jeff Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovelies!

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The turkey has been roasted, the pumpkin pie has been ravished and December is upon. As we all took a few moments last week to reflect on those things we are thankful for this past year, I have come to find that one of the things I am most thankful for are clients who have a great sense of style, love the design part of the wedding planning process and are excited to dive into aesthetics with me. Anyone who knows me well, knows that crafting the look & feel for a celebration is my absolute favorite part of my job, and when I have a client who is super excited to collaborate and has an eye for design, then I am in heaven. Alexis was precisely this bride. As an architect, she knew what she was doing when it came to lines, balance, texture, etc… I am getting all kinds of excited just thinking about it. We had the best gosh darn time crafting the day of details and bringing the love-birds dream wedding to life.

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To make things even better, the couple choose to get married at one of my top pick venues, La Venta Inn, and choose a blue and gold based pallet (which again, if you know me, you know this to be another one of my personal faves). They wanted an intimate, cozy, coastal fête. We crafted a day where everything looked fabulous, tasted amazing and had an overall air of easy elegance. Alexis wanted the whole place to glow, so we utilized candles and lanterns galore (almost to the point of over-kill, but this is a line I have yet to come across). We wove twinkle lights and chiffon draping into the design plan to bring across the relaxed take on a classic look with touches of enchantment that the couple was looking for. Alexis surprised her new hubby with a cake that gave homage to his favorite sports team (a team whose game schedule mandated the date of the wedding) and the guests danced the night away to a live band.

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