Archives for September 2019

An Intimate Evening by the Sea: Sarah and Alex Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

Today, we are excited to share with you another stunning celebration of love! Sarah and Alex’s wedding encapsulated a warm, intimate feeling, and was perfected with personalized finishing touches. It was a pleasure to work with them to bring their vision come to life, and we were all pleased with how it turned out!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

Sarah and Alex’s fête took place at La Venta Inn, an exclusive estate located in the hills of Palos Verdes. The natural, lush greenery of the venue paired flawlessly with our color focus of burgundy, mauve, whites, and mixed metallics. The burgundy bridesmaids’ dresses radiated elegance next to the charcoal grey groom and groomsmen suits. Sarah’s dress paralleled this theme with timeless lace and tasteful beading. Check out her fun sneakers (Alex had a matching pair) to dance the night away!!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole EventsAn Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events Sarah and Alex said “I Do” in front of one incredible view! La Venta Inn looks out over the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles skyline. This breathtaking backdrop set the stage for a memorable ceremony. To frame our beautiful couple, The Little Branch brought in a chuppah, which we embellished with white and mauve flowers and greenery. At the foot of the chuppah, we placed feathery white plants to further create the feeling of organic, easy elegance. These florals were echoed throughout the venue as aisle-marking bouquets, fountain decor, and signage details.

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole EventsOne thing that is special to the couple is a shared love of music. Sarah and Alex met at a concert and have always enjoyed attending music events together. We decided to incorporate this passion throughout the reception. Instead of a traditional guestbook, we used vintage records to “record” the day.

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

For the reception, each table was marked by the name of a concert they attended together. We utilized luxe oatmeal-colored linens, paired with clean silver flatware and clear glassware. Keeping with the color story, we incorporated burgundy napkins, burgundy menu detailing, and greenery in the centerpieces. These touches combined seamlessly with the dark wooden chiavari chairs. To warm up the space, we used candle lighting on the tables and up- lights throughout the dining room, creating a glowing, intimate space.

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

Since the groom is Canadian, we felt it fitting to include a nod to Old Canada! One of the couple’s specialty cocktails included Crown Royal Canadian whiskey and Canada Dry ginger ale. And, to end the night, we served poutine, a traditional Canadian dish, as a late-night snack. After a night full of dancing, you really can’t go wrong with this tasty treat!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

That’s all for now! We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing this glimpse into Sarah and Alex’s elegant, intimate celebration. We wish all the best to these lovebirds!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

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Rustic Romance: Will and Caroline Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

We are so excited to finally share Will and Caroline’s wedding day! This celebration was the definition of clean rustic elegance. Working with them to create the vision for their big day was truly a pleasure, and we hope you’ll love it as much as we did! So, without further ado, please enjoy their stunning celebration!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will and Caroline’s wedding festivities took place at Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai, California. The natural, yet polished look of the winery provided the perfect setting for their occasion. The color focus we chose included whites and soft greens, which further contributed to the organic, natural look we desired. These selections paired flawlessly with the French blue bridesmaids’ dresses and navy groomsmens’ suits.

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will and Caroline exchanged vows beneath a gazebo set in front of the Topatopa Mountains, beautifully adorned with draping greenery and lush white roses. The blooms, spanning from the top of the gazebo to the ground, added a romantic touch to the lovely ceremony.

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

For cocktail hour, we set up lawn games, including bocce ball and cornhole, for guests to enjoy. How cute are the personalized corn hole boards we brought in!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

Since these two love birds are all about family, we set up a photo wall of couples in their lives who serve as inspirations for lasting love. The photographs were sweet and added a personal touch to the celebration of love. Next to be added to the wall? Will and Caroline!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

For their reception, we utilized dark wooden tables and chairs to create an intimate dinner space. The flowing white table runners, simple white rose floral arrangements, and glowing candles inspired their romantic atmosphere. At each table setting, we incorporated gold flatware and a blue-toned glass for a pop of color.

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

The celebration culminated with cake and dancing! The gorgeous tiered cake incorporated greenery and white roses that echoed those used throughout the wedding. It was simple, yet elegant… and did we mention delicious?! Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

That’s all for now, lovebirds! We’re so pleased with how this day turned out, and we wish the absolute best for Will and Caroline as they begin their journey as a married couple!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

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