What a happy wedding! I think Charise was my most energetic bride ever: a gorgeous girl with red hair and green eyes with contagious positivity. Michael, the handsome and lucky groom has Italian blood in his veins so we immediately connected :)
They selected the Hotel Del Coronado to say “I Do” and the beach was witness to their union.
The colors were lemon yellow, gray, and white; Cherise carefully selected escort cards, table numbers, lace and rosette linens and napkins (from La Tavola Fine Linens) and chair covers (from Sweet Ribbon Events) to make sure that the look was consistent.
Third Season Jazz provided excellent entertainment throughout the evening.
The cake by Flour Power was designed with coral graphics to keep with the beach element.
Guests received lovely candle holders (handmade in Arizona where Charise and Michael live) as favors.
Congatulations to Charise and Michael, it was a lot of fun to be part of their celebration!
Thanks to Charli of Kharisma Studios for the great pictures :)
The wait is over! Pantone announced the Color of the Year 2015, Marsala – a rich reddish brown.
At first I was a little disappointed with the choice, I was expecting a blue this year (don’t ask me why…) so this brown didn’t get me very excited. But once my creative side started to think about the possibilities, I realized it’s a FABULOUS color, very versatile and very chic.
I played with different options (below) and I think all of them could work for a wedding or an event.
Marsala can be considered a neutral color, and with all this “naked” trend in makeup with soft beige, pink and light brown why not use it with ivory, brown or pure black? I think it’s a very elegant combination!
Marsala goes extremely well with any metallic accent: silver, gold and my favorite mercury glass:
Excellent choice, Pantone! It will be a very creative 2015 with this wonderful color!
How would you combine Marsala?
Adriana and Charlie got married at the Redlands Country Club on a beautiful afternoon. The vibrant green of the golf course was incorporated into the palette with silver accents, and opulent crystals were used to complete the look.
Adriana’s dress was super gorgeous!
Sweet Ribbon Events provided the crush satin linens in silver, green napkins, and silver Chiavari chairs. Laura also designed the decor and floral centerpieces for ceremony (structure by Arc De Belle), cocktail hour and dinner reception.
Chocolate truffles by A La Minute in silver favor boxes (by Taylor’d Favors) were given to guests. Dolldine Designs made the cute tags as well as the table numbers.
A La Minute also served Italian ice cream during the reception.
The sweetheart table had special chair treatments by Sweet Ribbon Events.
The grand finale was a four-tiered cake by Michelle’s decorated with rhinestone bands. The cake stand was, of course, made with rhinestone, too!
Adriana and Charlie’s wedding was featured in Aroos Magazine:
Congratulations to Adriana and Charlie, I wish them a lifetime together filled with happiness and joy :)
Thank you to Carrie Rosema Photography for the beautiful pictures!
Today I give thanks to everything and everybody around me. I often forget how blessed I am with a wonderful family, inspiring friends and colleagues, a creative job, and amazing clients.
I wish all of you a fantastic holiday and a lot of happiness!