OK…so this is not wedding related – well, not really.  But it is proof that I have some of the most awesome clients around.  A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be a part of the super fun wedding at LoftSeven of the ever-so-lovely Kristen and her cool-as-hell hubby Tom.  And I have to give Kristen’s candle company – Pommes Frites – a little plug because my house smells so freaking good right now I can’t stand it!  Who would ever know that there are dirty diapers and a stinky dog lurking just around the corner?  Nobody!  Because this Teakwood & Tobacco soy candle is doing it’s job!  LOVE it!  I need to order like a year’s supply!

And, hey, do I spied a Pommes Frites candle sitting on designlovefest’s coffee table!!!??

++this is not a sponsored post…I really think Pommes Frites is the bees knees!

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!!!

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last bookstore dinner los angeles floral design brass fern vine centerpiece

last bookstore dinner los angeles floral design brass fern vine centerpiece

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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!

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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