Love Found in the Heart of L.A. – Allison & Matthew Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Before the end of the year, we have one more wedding  to share with you. We loved creating this wedding with the couple to bring in their different backgrounds and fun personalities into the fabric of their day. Without further ado, we are happy to share the wedding of Allison & Matt with you, one of our favorite couples of last year.

Allison and Matt are a fun-loving couple that doesn’t take themselves too serious. The love between the couple sparked when they met in college at Yale University. Matt is a Jewish actor and composer while Allison is a catholic scholar of love in literature. For Allison’s Irish background, the couple opted for a traditional wedding at St. Ambrose Catholic Church located in West Hollywood. As urban-foodie lovers and Allison’s love for literature, it only made sense that the couple decided to hold their reception at Cafe Pinot located in the heart of downtown directly beside the Los Angeles Public Library.

We worked with Allison and Matt to create an enchanted urban garden filled with color and pattern that the guests could never forget. The design had a tailored elegance inspired by the colors of their alma mater using navy and greens with white touches and pops of copper (foxy, foxy foxy!). We wanted the place to glow, so we used florals with muted, neutral tones surrounded by candles galore to emphasize the natural and organic atmosphere with bistro lights overhead and uplights throughout the space to light up the night.

If you had not noticed, the name cards were paired with Irish bells. This Irish tradition is two-fold: to keep the bad spirits away, and as a signal for the couple to kiss (opposed to the old glass clink)! It was really important to this pair that their guests have a super fun time, so we incorporated “game night” fun with customized playing cards as party favors, and board games in the lounge area. Oh, and our favorite touch was the fancy-pants scotch tasting bar that kept the party going all night long!

The food was catered by the Patina restaurant group and was absolutely to die for. The night ended with an adorable cutting of the cake and a sweet kiss from the couple as the guests partied the night away.

Allison and Matthew’s wedding was a celebration to remember. We are so grateful for apart of this celebration for Allison and Matt! Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for another fun night out!

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Black Tie Botanical Whimsical Soiree: Marisa & Jason Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today, we are so excited to share with you one of our favorite weddings of 2016. From the moment I met Marisa & Jason, I fell in love with their sweet disposition and chill, yet excitable demeanor. We are grateful to have been able to plan & design with these love-birds. Together, we were able to create an event that really resembled their personalities. It was a fab time, and looked drop-dead gorgeous! Their wedding was unique in it’s aesthetic and design combining formal, whimsical, and urban touches all around. It was one of those times when we mixed together an overwhelming amount of visuals, but it totally worked!

Marisa & Jason’s wedding was a well styled celebration of love and family. To get a general idea of their style and design, you have to understand some context of the couple. Marisa and Jason both work in the music biz and also happen to have the cutest little girl that you have ever seen named Olive that served as their flower girl.

The couple fell in love with Millwick, a venue with funky furniture in the middle of the arts district in downtown, because it gave them the perfect template to bring their creative, artistic vision to life.

It was important for the couple that all their guests have a great time and that the aesthetics were very detailed. We worked with them to craft a romantic soiree that was super fun, gorgeous and meaningful. As a venue, Millwick already has quite a bit going on, but the couple wanted to elevate the space to bring it from a laid back backdrop to the perfect setting for a formal fete. To set the stage, we started by hanging both greenery and bistro lights from the ceiling (lush + enchantment = swoon).

We made it detailed, but kept it simple and clean. We used individual champagne bottles as both the party favor and place card. We brought in cool mirror art, vintage glassware, specialty flatware, and lots of fun fab touches and more to bring the look from pretty to perfect!

We even put together a bit of a speakeasy with a secret tequila tasting and cigar bar, and brought in an old car to take fun photos.

Really fun meets really beautiful in this family-styled feast, complimented by one heck-of a Maids-of-Honor speech set to the ever so familiar “Fresh Prince of BelAir” rap.

The food was to die for and the look was divine. Everyone danced the night away and had an amazing night! Guests called it the best wedding ever (and we’ll take it!). We are also very excited to see this wedding featured in California Weddings Day’s upcoming magazine. Can’t wait!

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Lovestruck at the Lombardi House: Ginny & Jaimie Married!

Happy Thursday!

We are happy to present a wedding that you will never forget. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event and have the honor of being featured on Ruffled. Without further ado, let’s give it up for Ginny & Jaimie!

Ginny & Jaimie’s wedding was a truly special celebration. It was important for the couple to incorporate aspects from their hometowns and backgrounds to bring together their families from various parts of the country. Once they visited the Lombardi House in Hollywood, Ginny & Jamie knew it was the perfect venue for them.

We were looking to infuse and combine mid-west, desert and coastal touches into the wedding aesthetic. From the moment the love-birds saw the barn, mixing something so quintessential Americana, smack in the middle of the excitement of Hollywood, the gals were in love.

We worked to craft a vibrant, elevated, comfortable affair, mixing cool blue and green tones with pops of warm hues.

The couple wanted their wedding to feel like one big dinner party for their nearest and dearest. The guests dinned family style at feasting tables under an enchanting blanket of bistro lights.

We paired textured light linens with wooden vineyard chairs to evoke both the modern and rustic feels! We lined the tables with a mixture of soft, open blooms with potted cacti. One of my personal favorite details was the silver patterned china and textured glassware at each place setting (foxy, foxy, foxy!).

One of the most memorable moments of the night was when the couple used Jaimie’s father’s military sword to cut the cake.

Throughout the night, the food, sweets and drinks never stopped flowing and the guests danced the night away. Ginny and Jaimie’s wedding is definitely one for the books!

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Long Beach Love Story: Michelle & Ryan Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

As a wedding planner, it is not every day that you get to help an old friend get hitched. So for the second week in a row, we are very excited to share a wedding that is extra special to the Marisa Nicole team.

This is the wedding of Ryan & Michelle! I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan in college, and we’ve been good friends ever since. When Ryan shared the good news of his engagement to the lovely Michelle, I was more than happy to help.

These two lovebirds got hitched at the historic Ebell of Long Beach. This 1920’s architectural beauty is reminiscent of the Spanish-Revival, making it the perfect backdrop for a simple elegant design with DIY touches.

Between the indoor courtyard, tiled floors, sculpted portico, old-school parlor, fountain, chandeliers, and dark-wood dining room, this venue and all of it’s eccentric, vintage decor speaks for itself.

As if this venue wasn’t perfect enough for the couple, it also happens to be located right across the street from one of the couple’s favorite coffee shops. Immediately after running down the aisle, the bridal party followed and the whole group sipped on cappuccinos and espresso before heading back over to join cocktail hour.

Their overall design was clean and elegant. Not wanting to take away from the venues beauty, Ryan and Michelle opted for simple florals. They lined their aisle with long, single-stem pink roses, and repurposed them as their centerpieces.

Their cocktail hour, which took place in the parlor, was sprinkled with dainty florals and candles. This couple proved that bud vases and votives still have the power to transform a room.

This was truly a family affair. With help from both sides of the family (and even their bridal party & friends!), they crafted a seating chart, welcome sign, signature cocktails, and signage for both the bar & dessert table, and table numbers.

Speaking of food, Baked It Myself served up a delicious buffet that left everyone happy and full. For dessert, the couple brought in a new school twist to offset their historic surroundings by serving donuts instead of the traditional cake or small treats. Donut Snob offered up fun flavors like “blueberry earl grey” and “razzy lemon lulu”.

To end the night, the couple was cheered goodbye by all their friends and family -it truly was the perfect end to a perfect night.

So to my dear friend and your beautiful wife, we wish you all the best! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day.

For more inspiration behind this fab wedding, you can watch their wedding video here.

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