A Modern Garden Party with a View: Rebecca and Rod Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, lovebirds!

Today, we’re back with another stunning summer wedding for you! Rebecca and Rod’s soiree had a romantic al fresco feel, with modern elements throughout. We loved collaborating with this couple to bring their vision to life, and can’t wait to share it with you. Please enjoy!

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Rebecca and Rod’s big day took place at Catalina View Gardens. For their color scheme, we chose to focus on neutrals, creams, and diluted grey with hints of green, blush, and gold accents. Rebecca wore a flowing white gown (THAT BACK THOUGH…), while bridesmaids wore light grey dresses of varying styles. The simplistic beauty of the dresses added movement and paired flawlessly with the florals. The personal bouquets were packed with ivory and blush blooms, along with scattered greenery.

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Guests entered the ceremony area to find a beautiful vintage greeting table. Here, family and friends had the opportunity to sign the couple’s guestbook. The signage was mixed, with both a wooden card box and acrylic pieces. To add a personal touch, we included a framed photo of the happy couple! This element contributed to the overall simple garden feel.

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple said “I Do” with one heck of a view at this picturesque ceremony site! The large, weeping tree set in front of the ocean was the perfect place to exchange vows. To complement the natural backdrop, we utilized dark wooden chairs with ivory cushions. Soft colors were incorporated through the florals. The end-of-aisle ground arrangements added height and movement with whimsical feathery elements, while the tree behind the couple was decorated with varying white and blush blooms. These touches were both garden-inspired and romantic.

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

At the entrance to the reception, we brought in French doors, with windows listing the table assignments. The white detailing brought in another vintage, yet clean element. The greenery arrangement placed on top of the doors carried the botanical, natural theme of the event.

For the reception, we mixed round tables topped by soft, oatmeal-hued linens and rectangular exposed wooden tables. Each table had simple floral arrangements consisting of greenery and scattered blooms. At the round tables, we placed low metallic candles at the foot of the arrangements. In contrast, the rectangular tables had tall taper candles lining the center – how gracefully luxe! Each place setting consisted of a gold-rimmed charger, a simple ivory napkin, matte gold flatware, and clear glassware. A menu placed in the napkin had green details and was complemented by a eucalyptus leaf. The setup was both modern and clean, yet reflective of the romantic botanical vibe of their event.

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

At the head of the reception area, we set up a sweetheart table for the new Mr. and Mrs. that was just dripping with romance! From the ground to the table, blooming and feathery florals tied in the enchanted garden dinner party feel! The simple white table runner and taper candles of varying heights completed the table for two.

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

The cake was perfection. The textured frosting and flowers mirrored elements we incorporated throughout the rest of the day. Not only was it beautiful, but it was also delicious! To add a touch of humor, the table featured whimsical wooden signage.

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Music and dancing capped off this wonderful day of celebration. The newlyweds shared their musical talents by treating guests to a special performance. After that, they (and guests!) danced the night away under the glow of enchanting bistro lights! How fun and romantic!

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

Rebecca and Rod’s wedding festivities were truly splendid! The timeless enchanted garden feel with both modern and rustic touches created a unique and romantic atmosphere. It was our pleasure to work with them to create their special day. We wish these lovebirds nothing but health and happiness together!

Modern Garden Party with a View | Marisa Nicole Events

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  • Planning & Design: Marisa Nicole Events marisanicole.com
  • Venue: Catalina View Gardens www.catalinaviewgardens.com
  • Photography: Hom Photography homphotography.com
  • Catering: Made by Meg meghall.com
  • Rentals: Bright Event Rentals classicpartyrentals.com
  • DJ & Ceremony Music: Dart Collective dart-collective.com
  • Floral Design: Enchanted Garden egfloraldesign.com
  • Desserts: Susie Cakes susiecakes.com/weddings/
  • Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang blog.kellyzhang.com
  • Specialty Rentals: Archive archiverentals.com
  • Portable Restrooms: Platinum Portables platinumproportables.com

A French-Inspired Garden Affair: Christine and Charles Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

Today, we are thrilled to share another gorgeous celebration of love! Christine and Charles’ big day was dreamy and romantic. We feel so honored to have had this wedding featured on both Style Me Pretty and Ruffled! Working with this couple to bring their French-inspired garden wedding to life was our pleasure, and the result was one beautiful celebration!

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

Christine and Charles wed at Catalina View Gardens in Palos Verdes, CA. With a breathtaking coastal bluff view of Catalina Island, this vineyard venue offered a serene setting to exchange vows. Our color story included varying sage greens, champagne, creamy whites, and blush-tones, accented by subtle medium blue and metallic touches. Bridesmaids wore various champagne-colored dresses with simple draping and beading. The groomsmen stuck to a classic black tuxedo, contributing to the overall look of polished elegance.

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

The florals were pure perfection! The mix of blush, ivory, and dusty rose blooms combined for a soft, organic look. The spectacular arbor framing the ceremony site was intricately crafted with greenery and lush cream and blush peonies, gardenias, dahlias, and garden roses. These florals were mirrored in the personal bouquets of the bridal party. The blooms complemented Christine’s appliqué gown, which incorporated delicate florals. The aisle was lined with flowy ground arrangements, creating an element of movement.

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

Guests arrived to a welcome table placed in front of the vineyards. Here, the couple gave out mini bottles of champagne  for friends and family to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with some bubbly! The mirror-art welcome sign, acrylic card box, and mixed metallic picture frames further enhanced the feel of elegance.

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple included their beloved 10 year old pup, Nori, in the ceremony. His unexpected appearance created a fun surprise for all guests!

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

For cocktail hour, Made by Meg set up an epic charcuterie board. Overlooking the vineyard backdrop, we couldn’t imagine a treat more perfect – or delicious! It incorporated another element of French-inspiration into the day. The wooden boxes and boards were stacked in an asymmetrical fashion and topped with eucalyptus garland.

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

We brought in ivory and gold-detailed arm chairs, couches, and a coffee table to create a relaxing lounge area. Next to this, we used a large mirror to direct guests to their proper dinner table. At both installments, we incorporated greenery, candles, and a few delicate florals – did we say easy elegance?!

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

For the reception, we utilized a mix of round and long rectangular tables. For the round tables, we used blush linens, along with mixed floral arrangements. In contrast, we left the wood exposed on the rectangular tables and draped eucalyptus garland with scattered florals down the length of the table. The tables were covered with candles galore, and hanging string lights created a glowing atmosphere. Each table setting was clean and simple. The clear glassware and ivory draped napkin were accented by the metallic touches of the gold-rimmed charger and gold flatware. The contrasting tablescapes were tied together by simple oak chairs with ivory cushions.

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

At the front of the reception space, we set up a sweethearts’ table for Christine and Charles. This intimate table-for-two was covered in blooms and a flowing light blue table runner, which matched the light blue-padded armchairs. Candles placed on the ground in front of the table added to the warm, glowing mood of romance.

French-Inspired Garden Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

As the sun set, Christine and Charles, along with their friends and family, danced the night away. Desserts included a simple white cake, small fruit tarts, layered mousse cups, as well as macaroons arranged in the cutest towers. Guest also savored donuts, freshly fried on-site!

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

Christine and Charles’ big day was a dream from start to finish. From the ceremony florals, to the mirror art, to the breathtaking tablescapes, each element was purposeful in creating a romantic and elegant French garden party. We feel so lucky to have been a part of the start of their journey, and appreciate how sweet and thoughtful they were throughout the process! We send you all our love, and wish you the best!

French-Inspired Affair | Marisa Nicole Events

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A Festival of Love: Margo and Avi Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

We are especially excited to share Margo and Avi’s unique summer wedding with you. With the feel of an enchanting music festival, this celebration of love was nothing but fun! To execute this destination wedding (with a 2 week old newborn at home), we partnered with Quality Event Design in the Lake Tahoe area to execute our plans and designs. We are very appreciative of their coordination in helping run the show and perfecting the awesome florals – love you QED gals (#teamworkmakesthedreamwork)! So, without further ado, please enjoy Margo and Avi’s festivities!

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Margo and Avi got married at Chalet View Lodge in Portola, CA. Surrounded by towering pines, the space was rustic and woodsy, with no shortage of natural beauty. To contrast the subtle greenery of the venue, we chose to focus on a mix of vibrant colors. The magenta, orange, turquoise, and yellow popped against the navy looks rocked by the bridal party and complemented the couple’s magenta and light pink ensembles.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

The florals were everything! The big, colorful blooms, personalized for each individual, added a magical touch to the day. Margo’s bouquet incorporated pinks, oranges, and yellows, which paired flawlessly with her gorgeous magenta gown. The bridesmaids bouquets of varying colors and varieties of flowers combined stunningly with the groomsmen unique boutonnieres.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

The ceremony site was perfect for the occasion! The space was natural with fun elements add to create the music festival vibe. Upon entrance to the seating area, guests were greeted by playful elephants made from greenery and a rustic wine barrel set up, adorned with colorful florals and simple wooden lanterns. The canopy at the end of the aisle was wrapped with soft orange fabric and decorated with a floral and greenery arrangement. Handmade dreamcatchers flowed freely in the wind throughout the ceremony.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Indian cultural elements were incorporated throughout the festivities. For example, a traditional Indian mangalfera ritual took place during the wedding ceremony, incorporating fire and the exchange of vows. It created a very meaningful moment for the couple.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

At cocktail hour, the bar and drink stations were colorful and lit by hanging string lights. Guests were greeted with fun cocktails which included a vodka, soda, and popsicle treat – refreshing and eye catching! We also brought in ladder ball and cornhole for friends and family’s enjoyment.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Increase Wedding Guest Comfort | Marisa Nicole Events

The reception space was intimate, with tables placed around the centered dancefloor. The colorful draping fabrics were magical and incorporated lots of movement into the space and creating the feel of a festival tent. The string lights, visible after dusk, made for an enchanting evening. The tables were topped with a variety of colorful pieces. Simple floral arrangements were placed in tinted vases and candles lined the center of the tables. Colorful elements were balanced by the use of simple exposed wooden tables and chairs.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple and bridal party changed into traditional Indian outfits and participated in a choreographed cultural dance. Check out Avi’s epic headstand! This performance set the stage for a rocking dance party.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

A fun dinner featured a variety of food stations, after which guests enjoyed donuts and made smores as the night came to a close.

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

The setting was natural yet vibrant, and elements of surprise created a music festival vibe, making for a great party! This fun-loving couple was an absolute pleasure to work with. Margo and Avi, we loved being a part of your big day and wish you the best!

Festival of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

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An Enchanting Evening of Love: Emily and Brett Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

Today, we are so excited to share with you another beautiful celebration of love! We enjoyed working with Emily and Brett to make their dream of an intimate vineyard dinner party come to life. The soirée had a natural rustic feel with a contemporary flair, and we absolutely loved how it turned out!

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Emily and Brett tied the knot at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. With the perfect combination of natural beauty and rustic charm, the venue set the stage for a stunning celebration. The colors we chose for the event were whites and greens, with diluted blush touches. These selections paired perfectly against the cobalt blue groom and groomsmens’ suits. We accented the venue with wooden details in order to keep with the natural, rustic feel.

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Overlooking beautiful vineyards within the Santa Monica Mountains, this venue was the ideal location for the couple to exchange their “I Do’s.” Guests were greeted with a glass of the couple’s favorite Saddlerock wine, Rosé (all day!). The intricate oak Chuppah was bound with grape vines, which we perfected with chiffon hanging drapery and a touch of greenery, along with delicate white and blush florals.

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

For cocktail hour, we set up an intimate lounge area with a modern and clean feel. Since the couple wanted to maintain a fun and playful atmosphere, we included a games, such as cornhold, jenga and even tic-tac-toe… XOXO! The couple also selected signature cocktails to inspire their guests’ drink choices. These could be enjoyed in the lounge area, alongside appetizers. The miniature tacos were surely a guest favorite!

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

For the reception, we draped white table runners over exposed wooden tables to further incorporate the simple, rustic feel. The tables were topped with organic greenery and gorgeous white and blush arrangements. The table settings were minimal, with a clean look, and were each completed with a blush-toned glass to add a pop of color. One of our favorite parts of the reception was the stunning sweethearts’ table, the perfect place for the newlyweds to enjoy their evening surrounded by loved ones.

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

By night, the dance floor transformed into a magical space illuminated by glowing lights. The draping garden lights, ornate chandeliers, and hanging fairy lights created an enchanting atmosphere for guests to dance the night away. It truly was straight out of a fairytale.

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

The night concluded on a playful note with dancing, photo booth shenanigans, and an ice cream sundae bar. Good times were had by all, particularly the new Mr. & Mrs!

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

That’s it for now, lovebirds! We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at Emily and Brett’s stunning celebration. We feel so grateful we were able to be a part of their special day, and wish all the best for them in this new chapter together!

An Enchanting Evening of Love | Marisa Nicole Events

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