We adore Big Daddy’s Antiques.  Not only do we want to live there (please can we live there) but it’s one of the most amazing hidden gem wedding venues in Los Angeles.  Every piece of furniture or decor that you could ever want in one place?  Yes, please!  Stellar backdrops and eye candy around every corner? Sign us up!!!  Mai and Matt’s wedding will go down as a favorite in our books.  I mean look at these two!  Could they be any cuter??  Every detail was solid and every moment spectacular!  Chris Glenn killed it in the photography department.  Wedding Planner

Photographer:Chris Glenn / Venue: Big Daddy’s Antiques / Caterer: Little Nelly / DJ: RedshoeLA (Manny!) / Centerpieces: DIY / Bouquet: The Little Branch

  • Chris G - February 23, 2017 - 7:01 pm

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We recently got together in a gorgeous, light-filled downtown Los Angeles loft with some of our favorite vendors and put together a design I’ve been dreaming about for a long time.  I was so happy when Whiskers and Willow asked me if I wanted to be a part of a more modern, minimal design.  I’ve always tried to take a more simple approach towards design and never want to just throw everything on the table so to speak.  This was a true exercise in restraint but of course I can’t stray too far from my wild roots and had to incorporate overgrown, organic florals into the mix.  The perfect dance partner for a subdued table.  This was also a great way to kick off our new floral venture – McCool + Daughters.  We have always offered floral design to our clients but are hoping to expand and grow in that area.  We are honored and thrilled to be featured on Once Wed today!!!

   

  

  

   

  

  

  

  

Photography: Whiskers and Willow / Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Floral Design: McCool + Daughters  Hair + Makeup: Beauty by Stacey / Model: Isabella Brenza of Aston Models / Gown: Houghton NYC from The Dress Theory / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Stationery: Epoch Design / Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

We love Saddlerock Ranch.  Every location is stunning but we have a special place in our hearts for the dome.  The breathtaking views and intimate dinner space make for some unforgettable events.  The hill can be brutal on the legs and even more so when you walk it 100 times throughout an evening but it’s worth it.  Especially when you have a killer team like this one with The Heart’s Haven behind the lens, Shindig Chic on flower duty, Whoa Nelly in the kitchen, Grimace Films doing their thing and The Class providing the tunes.  And, hello, zebras!

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Photography:The Heart’s Haven / Wedding Design and Coordination: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florals and Watercolor calligraphy: Shindig Chic / Music: The Class Band / Caterer: Whoa Nelly / Videography: Grimace Films

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We are pretty excited about our Fig House weddings this year and reminiscing about Fig House weddings past.  This intimate, romantic wedding was one of our favorites with the nicest bride and groom you will ever meet.  We loved the simple, elegant design with the showstopper DIY paper backdrop that we installed to jazz about the dance floor and dinner party.  We love all parties whether you have 300 guests or 35 but there is just something about a small wedding that gets us every time.  The photos from Gina Shoots Weddings seriously brought every dreamy moment to life.

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Photography: Gina Shoots Weddings / Venue: Fig House / Caterer: Room Forty / Wedding Coordination: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florals: McCool + Daughters / Hair: Crowned Salon / Makeup: Grace Lin Makeup

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This Millwick wedding was epic from the heartfelt ceremony beginning to the bride and groom ending things behind the bar!  It was elegant, modern, quirky and romantic all rolled into one gorgeous fete. We feel beyond lucky that we got to provide florals as well as month-of coordination and our amazing lead coordinator Katie got to team up with this top notch team of vendors.  The photos from Gantes Co perfectly capture the essence of every moment and the overall magic of this special day.

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photographer: gantes co / venue: millwick / wedding coordinator: sweet emilia jane / florist: mccool + daughters / dj: dj art / caterer: button mash / hair + makeup: theresa huang

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When I met Jordan for the first time I knew that I had to be a part of her and Michael’s wedding.  She was so genuine, sweet and creative.  Her wedding plans were unique and so cool.  I couldn’t wait to see it all come to life.  The day, despite an incorrect weather forecast, was perfect.  Luckily, even though weather.com told me otherwise, I had a feeling it was going to rain and bought 30 umbrellas at the dollar store on my way to the wedding.  The moments that the incredible Allison Harp captured of their dinner under umbrellas in the alley are some of my favorites!

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venue + catering: DAILY DOSE CAFE / dress: HAYLEY PAIGE / wedding coordinator: SWEET EMILIA JANE / florist: SHINDIG CHIC / cakes: Electric Bibliotheque Cafe / hair + makeup: Be NYLA / DJ: DJ Art / guitarist: Lorenzo Grassi / officiant: Officiant Eric

When I’m designing a wedding I tend to focus more on how I can best represent the couple through design rather than on the latest trends.  Most often than not, however, the client will come to me with a pinterest board full of the most popular images and styles floating around.  And that’s totally fine….there’s a reason why the trends become, well, trends and it’s fun to incorporate one or two once in awhile. Part of my job is to look past the trends and see if there is a way we can put a twist on them that makes sense with the couples’ style and personality.  I don’t usually make yearly wedding trend lists but for 2017 I feel like there are going to be some contenders that I can get behind.  Here are just a few –

Minimalism

I am so, so happy that minimalist design is finally becoming more popular in the wedding world.  I am a big supporter of less is more and, thanks to so many great designers like Joy Thigpen and Ginny Au setting the bar way high, tables are getting a little less cluttered and everything is looking a little more magical.Minimal Place Setting Wedding Design

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Organic Floral Arrangements

Flowers are my greatest love and I swoon over ethereal, organic, wild arrangements.  There has been a shift over the years from tight, perfectly round centerpieces to more asymmetrical, flowing styles.  This year we’ll see even more breathing room in between flowers and, of course, lots and lots of greens.

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Greenery

And that brings us to the color of the year – greenery.  Last year we made more garlands than I can possibly count and this year it isn’t looking very different.  The garland is here to stay…at least for another year or so.  But I love seeing greenery in abundance in areas too – the arch, fireplace, even trees brought inside a gorgeous tent.

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And speaking of greens (again).  We kind of called it two years ago but I still have so many clients wanting to go in a more tropical direction and I couldn’t be happier.  There is a way to do tropical without being cheesy I swear!  Simple bud vases with monstera leaves and pops of color and minimal (there’s that word again!) tablescapes.

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Jen and Brian’s wedding at The Loft on Pine was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever laid my eyes upon.  Organic and lovely florals from the one and only Honey and Poppies paired with modern touches, ghost chairs, gorgeous bridesmaids all in black and, of course, the stunning backdrop of The Loft on Pine made for a perfect modern wedding that was chic, warm and inviting.  So much more of Erin Hearts Courts phenomenal photos on Green Wedding Shoes!

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photography: The de Jaureguis // venue: The Loft on Pine Long Beach, California // wedding coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane // florist: Honey and Poppies // wedding dress + veil: Monique Lhuillier // shoes: Christian Louboutin // bridesmaid dresses: Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Nicole Miller // hair + makeup: Fiore Beauty // groom’s suit: Combatant Gentleman // paper goods: Bella Figura // catering: Heirloom LA // cake: Sweet and Saucy // rentals: Town & Country Rentals, Borrowed Blu, La Tavola Linens, and Found Vintage Rentals // officiant: Family Friend, Jim Roper // music: Dart DJ

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