A couple months ago I got the chance to participate in a great event here in LA.  When I was engaged back in 2009/2010 The NotWedding in Atlanta was one of the few sources for non-traditional wedding inspiration and I always hoped that it would make its way to the west coast so to say I was excited to be asked to join the very first LA event would be a big understatement.  We got to design several tables at the event from the linens to the centerpieces using their neon, urban chic board for inspiration. We found ourselves also inspired by Kate Spade, geometric shapes and a little touch of retro.   I personally LOVE how the centerpieces turned out and that the tables are a little more modern, bold and playful…a look I’d love to recreate for a real wedding!  Big thanks to Candice Benjamin for these photos!

See more from the event here!

*Mad Libs by Something Turquoise

  • DreamDay Invitations - June 13, 2013 - 12:09 am

    Loving the designs and photos, so original and fresh! I love the colour scheme featured here for the hanging paper garlands, the flowers and the wedding invitations (?) are nicely done, though it isn’t too clear 🙂 What are in the striped paper bags/pouches on the plates? Are those bombonieres?ReplyCancel

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that my path crossed with roomforty’s a few months ago.  Steve, Lisa and the rest of the gang over there are pretty awesome folks and are doing crazy amazing things in the catering world.  Not only do they serve up some of the most creative, delicious, beautiful food for weddings and events but they also host pop-up dinners in LA and Orange County that you are not going to want to miss.  I was so honored that Steve asked me to provide florals for their last pop-up dinner at one of my favorite places in LA – the last bookstore.  On a recent walk I had found these crazy vines taking over an alley by our new house/studio in Pasadena and had been waiting for the opportunity to do some ninja foraging.  I love how the wild yet elegant arrangements turned out!  Feast your eyes on Ashley Kelemen’s beautiful photos from the evening…and then sign yourself up for May’s pop-up dinner!!!

last bookstore dinner los angeles floral design brass fern vine centerpiece

last bookstore dinner los angeles floral design brass fern vine centerpiece

last bookstore dinner los angeles floral design brass fern vine centerpiece

fern and brass centerpieces

Not only was this bundle named Lover.ly‘s bundle of the week awhile back but it also made it into Magnolia Rouge’s latest rustic issue!  I have to say I’m quite smitten with the collection of inspiration and would love to bring it to life!

  • Wedding Invitations - June 30, 2013 - 10:47 pm

    Don’t you just love rustic weddings? You can do some much with the wedding invitations,stationery and decor! The best part is it can be eco-friendly and not too expensive too! 😀ReplyCancel

OH and I have to share the inspiration board for this dreamy coastal ranch wedding.  We really wanted to take inspiration from the natural beauty of the ranch with a little bit of a nod to the Southern California coast.  The result was an earthy elegance that matched the setting so perfectly.

Rustic Elegance

More inspiration and credits on their Pinterest board!

  • Wedding Invitations - March 28, 2013 - 3:32 am

    I love this inspiration board. The ceremony seating layout is a lovely ideaReplyCancel

  • Jessica - May 3, 2013 - 10:05 am

    I love the color scheme of this coastal ranch wedding. You did some beautiful work. I am using this board as inspiration for my home décor. Do the colors have names that I can use for paint choices?ReplyCancel

I am seriously behind on blogging!   There are so many amazing events in the queue that I’m dying to share with you…some are waiting to be published on blogs and in magazines and some, well, I’ve just been too busy to blog.  BUT I really, really need to share this Los Alamos wedding with you.  I know I say this every time but it really was one of my favorite weddings and this straight-out-of-a-Ralph-Lauren-ad-couple were my dream client.  They are so sweet and smart and funny and just plain awesome!  This wedding definitely kicked my butt since it was on a HUGE ranch and these party animals were going strong till 2am but it was worth it!  Check out more pictures from the oh-so-talented Ken Kienow on Style Me Pretty!

Greenery and floral ceremony arch
Barn Wedding
Rustic Flowers Protea Grey Green
Grey Green Brown Flowers
Rustic Elegance Wedding
Rustic Elegance

Wedding Photography: Ken Kienow Wedding Photography / Venue: Private Residence in Los Alamos, California / Wedding Coordination + Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Floral Design: Maggie LePley / Catering: Duo Catering & Events / Wedding Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes / Music: John Sherry (ceremony, drinks & dinner) / Band: SambaDa / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Hair & Makeup: Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie











It’s that time of year again!  I’m looking to bring on a fresh, new face to the SEJ team this wedding season.  This is an unpaid intern position but a great opportunity for someone who wants to see how a small wedding biz is run as well as learn more about wedding planning, design, decor production and florals!


Based in Los Angeles / Pasadena

Must be available on event dates plus possibly 1-2 days a week to work in the studio located in Pasadena

Interested in learning more about wedding planning and design including florals

Must be stylish, sweet and savvy

Must have own car 



Office organization

Inspiration research 

Decor creation and floral design assistance

Coordination assistance on day-of


If you think this is a good match then please send me an email – info@sweetemiliajane.com – with a cover letter and resume.

{photo by Captured by Aimee}

I hope you are having a Valentine’s day that is full of lots of love!  I’m going to spend the day with my favorite little Valentine celebrating her very first Valentine’s day!  If you need some last minute ideas for what to get the favorite people in your life make sure you check out the Valentine’s Day Series I put together for A Subtle Revelry.  There’s something for everyone from your hubby to your best friend!