We were super excited to have been honored at this year’s California Wedding Day Best Of 2017, in not just one but two ways! Today we’re sharing all the elaborate details straight from the event!
California Wedding Day is one of the most elite wedding style magazines in the country. Each year they host an awards celebration to honor the top California based companies in the wedding industry. On May 24th, magazine presented its “Best Of 2017” awards at the incomparable Vibiana. We at Marisa Nicole Events are thrilled to have been one of only four companies nominated for the category of “Best Wedding Planner – Los Angeles.” You read that right, that makes names us in the top four wedding planners in the whole of LA county. Yes! In addition to the honor of the nomination, we were one of three designers chosen to craft the interior of the celebration.
The theme for the event was “A Trip Around the World” and it began with guest check-in to their “flight,” accompanied by flight attendants and pilots in main lobby. Each guest got their very own special ticket to travel around the designed spaces in the venue.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth so we decided to construct our area so exquisitely that the guests felt like they were transported to the classic Mediterranean landscape.
We worked to create a sense of organic elegance by pairing natural elements with charming luxe touches.
We based our pallet on saturated, varying blues, whites, creams and greens, and then incorporated small pops of warm touches with specs of gold hues and magenta bougainvillea. Our designs were full but loose, utilizing a variety of textures to bring our vision to life.
Because cuisine is of major importance to Mediterranean life, we designed our Amalfi corner around family style feasting tables situated under a Italian pergola. By hanging Edison lights, lush greenery and bougainvillea, we crafted an easy, enchanting coastal feel.
We loaded up our tables with blue and white linen and china, mixing patterns and colors to really bring out the aesthetic of the Amalfi culture. We also added in a touch of love to represent authentic Italian culture, brought to life by the Amore cutouts at each place setting.
We brought varying blues and crystal glasses, and gold touches in our place setting.
Candlelight, greenery and neutral blooms brought a sense of romance to our tablescape.
We mix and matched vineyard cross-back with upholstered chairs to reinforce our pairing of simple, relaxed details with yet elevated pieces.
Travelers were served libations from our Italian style bar from curated goblets.
After dining and drinking to their heart’s content, tourists took refuge in our lounge seating, which was made up of blue and white rugs, comfy couches, arm chairs and both glass and wooden tables.
Along with our Amalfi Coast-inspired lounge and reception, there were two other destinations to visit during the event: a Morocco-inspired lounge (designed by Events by Robin), and a London “Brit invasion” bar (designed by Kristeen LaBrot Events). The guests entered into the mod style London area clad with bright colors and abstract shapes.
Next up was the Moroccan lounge which highlighted two vignettes that imagined the Moroccan lifestyle: half the space incorporated crisp white and gold accents, while the other half showcased vibrant colors, patterns, and textures. We were so impressed by the hard work that the creators put into their spaces!
All photo credits: Carissa Woo Photography
We are so thankful to be nominated and to participate in such a wonderful event.