Bee and Sly Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, lovebirds!

Today, we’re excited to share Bee and Sly’s perfect wedding day. We loved working with Bee and Sly to create their relaxed elegance and romantic wedding. Bee and Sly are such a fun loving, eco-friendly couple who decided to approach their wedding from a sustainable point of view, which is where we came in to help! The celebration was definitely one for the books. So, without further ado, please enjoy these lovebirds’ dazzling soiree!

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Nuzzled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains between Malibu and Calabasas, King Gillette Ranch set the perfect stage for Bee and Sly to tie the knot. King Gillette Ranch offers a beautifully rare view of California’s rich archeological, cultural, and historic resources. Bee and Sly loved the history and architecture of King Gillette Ranch which is why their hearts settled for this venue. The colors we chose for the event varied in deep and muted warm tones like yellow, pink, and wine with green touches. We enchanted the place with greenery to give the beautiful historic venue some life.

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

With all the neutral tones at the venue, we really wanted the flowers to sing! Enchanted Garden Floral Design created vibrant, beautiful floral pieces, which brought the historic venue to life. We just adore the mix of warm tones, greenery and matte white vessels that EG created for this wedding. Swoon.

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

With a gorgeous lakeside view, King Gillette was the ideal spot for the couple to exchange their vows. One of the things we loved about this wedding was the couple’s choice of guest book. They used a large map with pins to get travel advice from their guests. So fun! Another thing that made this wedding so fun, was that we veered away from the traditional wedding day structure by starting with cocktail hour! Guests were greeted by their host with a full bar and yummy bites. It served to break the tension and  by the time guests were invited down to the ceremony lawn, they made their way to the “I-do’s” with a smile on their face and a drink in their hand!

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

We wanted the guest dining tables to give off an easy, elegant, organic, lively vibe (quote a lot to ask of a table-scape). To bring this look to life, we draped soft, light patterned neutral linens over rectangular tables. They were then topped with greenery and gorgeous pink floral arrangements. To keep the whole look feeling clean and modern, we kept the place settings minimal. To complete the look, we incorporated colorful florals and dainty greenery throughout the centerpiece.

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

We gave the library some love by adding greenery and flowers to bring out the Earthly vibe and added lit candles to create a relaxed elegance feel. The lounge area was set up with mid-century modern pieces and was right next to the bar where guests could easily grab their drinks! Sly is Chinese so we wanted to bring his tradition into the wedding, which is why we added mandarins and red candies to the lounge area where guests could easily enjoy them.

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

The fun continued with a delicious cake and lots of dancing. These love birds get that not everyone loves cake, so they offered their guests a cereal bar that featured some of our favorites like Captain Crunch and Cheerios. Before the good times came to an end, guests were treated to the perfect midnight snack- pizza! Good times were had by all, especially the new Mr. & Mrs!

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

That’s it for now lovebirds! We hope you have enjoyed Bee and Sly’s gorgeous wedding! We are so grateful we were able to be a part of their special day and we wish these newlyweds health and happiness in the start of their journey together!

Bee & Sly Married! | Marisa Nicole Events

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Tying the Knot Under Towering Pines: Liz and Matt Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, lovebirds!

Today, we’re back with yet another beautiful celebration of love. Liz and Matt’s big day held a special place in my heart as I got to be a part of the process both as their wedding planner and as a bridesmaid! The day was filled with love and laughter, from start to finish, and we cannot wait to share it with you. Please enjoy!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The day’s festivities took place at Pine Rose Cabins, located near Lake Arrowhead, California. Amongst the towering pines, an earthy feel that embodied clean, rustic romance was fitting. To complement the organic natural beauty, we went for a neutral color palette. This included varying greys, whites, and black, along with touches of dusty blush and greenery. To spice things up, we added in subtle warm metallic elements, sticking to copper, dull bronze, and rose gold. Bridesmaids wore floor-length black dresses of varying styles, which paired flawlessly with the groomsmen’s traditional black and white suits. Each member of the bridal party held a bouquet full of mixed greenery. Liz’s bridal bouquet was filled with ivory blooms and eucalyptus.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole EventsLiz and Matt Married | Marisa Nicole EventsTying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

At the entrance to the ceremony, we set up a welcome table at which we asked guests to snap a Polaroid picture and leave a personalized message for the couple as a keepsake! The table signage, as well as the signage throughout the rest of the venue, was hand illustrated by talented artist friends of the couple! Here we also gave a nod to the couple’s families by incorporating portraits of loved ones on their wedding days.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple surprised guests with a welcome treat of yummy popcorn. Salted, cheese, or caramel-covered? Guests chose their favorite and surely enjoyed munching on this snack as the festivities got started.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple exchanged vows within a custom Log and Branch gazebo. To incorporate a touch of the groom’s Hawaiian roots, Matt wore a lush lei of fragrant plumeria and greenery.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

For unique seating cards, guests were treated to delicious cookies. Both yummy and useful!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Glowing bistro lights lined the reception space, creating an enchanting atmosphere for cocktail hour and the dinner party. We brought in round tables which we covered in light grey linens and paired with simple white chairs. Each white plate was topped with a folded grey napkin, completed with a menu and eucalyptus leaf. The copper flatware was mirrored by a copper table marker. To accent the tablescape, we included a blush-toned water glass at each setting, metallic rose gold candles, and blush blooms in the center floral arrangements. Designed and 3D-printed by the groom, himself, a detailed white lantern – in not only one, but three different styles – sat on top of the greenery arrangement. The finished look was simple and clean yet rustic.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

At the sweethearts’ table, Liz and Matt got to enjoy some time together as the new Mr. and Mrs. The ornate vintage chairs added a rustic element, while the gorgeous chandelier offered a touch of romance. Swoon!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The reception was nothing short of a good time! The couple wowed their guests with their choreographed first dance, as well as let loose for some good old-fashioned fun. To keep guests warm as the evening chill set in, we offered cozy pashminas.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

You can never have too much dessert, right!? Whether guests were in the mood for peach pie, apple crisp, blackberry crumble, or a traditional cake option, we had it all! The textured frosting on the cake complemented the easy, organic feel we had created throughout the rest of the day.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

From leading the planning process to standing beside the lovely couple at the altar, I feel so lucky to have gotten to take part in this special and gorgeous celebration. Liz and Matt, I wish you all the best in your shared journey!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

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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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