Our Favorite Weddings of 2016

We can’t believe 2016 just whizzed right by and it’s already 2017 – Happy New Year! Feeling so blessed to be a part of so many wonderful occasions in 2016 we thought we’d share a small selection of some of our favorites with you.

Setting our sites on 2017, we look forward to helping more wonderful couples, families and friends celebrate their special moments in the new year! 

BOUQUETSnicolebouquet1nicolebouquet2newNicole & David got married at the beautiful Bel-Air Bay Club in March. We created this garden-style white and sagey green bouquet with hand dyed silk ribbons to complement Nicole’s vintage eyelet dress that her grandmother originally wore when she got married. So sweet! 
Photography: Ether & Smith 

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jennbouquet2newjennbouquet3jennbouquet4newJenn & Michael got married at the La Chureya Estate in Palm Springs. We absolutely loved making the bouquets – aren’t the muted pastel shades so delicious? Jenn’s bridesmaids wore cute floral dresses from Anthropologie, a great choice to complement the beautiful colors of the desert.
Photography: Ether & Smith

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jackiebouquet1newjackiebouquet1This peony & succulent bouquet we made for our wonderful bride, Jackie will definitely go down as one of our all-time favorite bouquets EVER! We were so thrilled to be a part of Jackie & Matt’s wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in May with Robin Baab of RoandCo Events. Stay tuned for more of their stunning wedding featured in our gallery. 
Photography by Paige Jones Photography

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One of our favorite “friendors” Danielle of Orange Blossom Special Events got married to her love, Bryce this October and we couldn’t have been more honored to help create the florals for their chic Cicada wedding. Her dark and dramatic black calla and white anemone bouquet was a definitely highlight for 2016!
Photography: Callaway Gable

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catalinabouquet1newcatalinabouquet2We just had to include Catalina’s white, blush and green bouquet because well, it’s just so pretty and is a good representation of many of the bridal bouquets we’ve enjoyed creating this year. White, blush and green was a popular color scheme in 2016, and will probably carry through to 2017 as the combination is classic and elegant. 
Photography: Kurt Boomer Photography

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sejinbouquet2 sejinbouquet3Dreamy pastel shades of lavender, blush, peach and cream are why we included Sejin and
her bridesmaids for this year’s bouquet favorites. Long strands of ribbons and dresses in subtle shades of lavender have us oohing and aahing. See more of their Saddlerock Ranch beautiful wedding further down in this post. 
Photography: Esther Sun Photography

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michellebouquet1new michellebouquet2newBurgundy peonies, blush and ivory blooms with sage greens were the perfect combination for Michelle & Chris’ November wedding in Santa Barbara. We love a gal that isn’t afraid of wearing a non-traditional color too – Michelle went for a navy bridal gown and her bridesmaids’ wore fabulous blush sequin gowns.
Photography by Nicole Clarey Photography

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CEREMONY

vanessajeff_ceremony1vanessajeff_ceremony2newvanessajeff_ceremony3We started off 2016 at one of our favorite venues, Carondelet House with a really great couple, Vanessa & Jeff. We loved creating a lush greenery curtain along with flowing drapery as their ceremony backdrop, along with lush greens and lots of candles to mark the aisle.
Photography: Valerie Darling Photography 
Event Planning: Orange Blossom Special Events

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michellemichael_ceremony1 michellemichael_ceremony2 michellemichael_ceremony3newMichelle & Michael’s ceremony is another all-time favorite for sure! CCL Weddings designed this incredible set up in the courtyard of the Montage Beverly Hills with the help of Found Vintage Rentals, Best of the Best Event Production and of course yours truly – So GORGEOUS right?
Photography by: Valentina Gladden Photography 
Event Planning: CCL Weddings

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heatherpablo_ceremony1 heatherpablo_ceremony3newheatherpablo_ceremony2newWe chose Heather & Pablo’s Four Seasons Beverly Hills ceremony as one of our 2016 favorites not only for their dramatic rose petal aisle and romantic chuppah, but also because Michael and Anna Costa captured some amazing images of the happy couple dancing down the aisle as cannons shot confetti into the air!
Event Planning:  Orange Blossom Special Events

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RECEPTION

catalina_ctrpc1catalina_ctrpc2newCatalina & Brock’s Malibu Rocky Oaks very intimate reception kicks off our 2016 Reception favorites because we are suckers for a super long farm table draped with soft gauze runners, adorned with our lush florals and lots of beautiful details, and set under the pergola of a gorgeous Italian style villa overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains. SIGH… SO BEAUTIFUL.
Photography: Kurt Boomer Photography 
Event Planning: Berlanti of The Elegant Ninja

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Carly and Ian’s Oak Canyon Ranch wedding was chock full of wonderful details: from the cute little fig “place cards” for each guest, large fabric banners hanging around the ranch to their very sweet and personalized sweetheart table. Not pictured but also super fun was the pretzel bar during cocktail hour and the wall of donuts!
Photography: Koman Photography

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linahanz_ctrpc2linahanz_ctrpc1linahanz_ctrpc3newOur dear friend Lina of A Stunning Affair got hitched to Hanz in July! They chose crisp, bright and fun colors for their Malibu Cafe reception and we were honored to be a part of such a great team of ‘friendors’ to help them celebrate their special day.
Photography: Krista Mason Photography
Coordination: Stephanie Chin Events
Linens: Luxe Linens
Cake and Sweets: A Sweet Design
Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina

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sejinmike_ctrpc1sejinmike_ctrpc3newsejinmike_ctrpc2newWe can’t get enough of Sejin and Mike’s romantic pastel wedding at Saddlerock Ranch‘s Chateau le Dome so their reception is also part of our 2016 favorites. Hand painted signage by CCL Weddings, coordinated linens by La Tavola and colored glassware from Borrowed Blu added to all the pastel prettiness.
Photography: Esther Sun Photography

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daniellebryce_ctrpc1daniellebryce_ctrpc2new daniellebryce_ctrpc3As we mentioned above, Danielle and Bryce’s Cicada wedding was one of our top faves this year. Not only did we love Danielle’s dramatic bouquet but we also loved their ultra chic reception – a refreshing departure from many of our other weddings. Tall ‘floppy tulip’ centerpieces and modern white bouquets tied with black satin accompanied lots of candles and gold chargers all on black sequin linens!
Photography: Callaway Gable
Event Planning: Orange Blossom Special Events

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melnancy_ctrpc4melnancy_ctrpc3new melnancy_ctrpc2melnancy_ctrpc5Who knew you could get married at a big, eclectic antique warehouse? Well Melody and Nancy did just that at Big Daddy’s Antiques in Culver City! Flower filled bird cages (a nod to the 2 massive bird cages already there), wrought iron lanterns hanging over the main bar and colorful florals in mismatched containers mingled with all kinds of unique items (for sale btw) like marquee signs, vintage mirrors and art pieces, old bowling pins and buddha statues, and a wide range of funky furniture spread out all over the warehouse. Party! 
Photography: David Zentz Photography 
Event Planning: Modern LA Weddings

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It’s been a while since we’ve been to Descanso Gardens so when Natalia & Michael asked us to be a part of their beautiful garden wedding we were thrilled. Their wedding makes our top 2016 faves not only for the fresh take on classic garden florals but also because we just love love loved their sweet cake table of the cutest individual cakes by Fantasy Frostings
Photography: Mibelle Photographers
Event Planning: Demaray Events

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