Category Archives: cultural infusion

26

Jan

The Countdown

This morning in my workout, I was driven by the 10 second countdown, knowing that once I hit 0, I would be “free”…free to exhale, free to feel my morning accomplishment, free to move on with my day!  I realize I am very driven by the 10 second countdown…for example, every New Year’s Eve, as I count down to the new year (and to my birthday at midnight), I love that feeling of closure to the old and in with the new…the excitement for what is to come, feeling motivated, refreshed, grateful and ready to conquer the world!  As a Planner, there are two distinct countdowns we encounter in a wedding…The first countdown is right before the bride goes down the aisle. It is a silent 10 second countdown, where I let the music kick in, and I remind my Bride to relax her bouquet in her arms, take a deep breath, and really take in the moment and her surroundings.  After the countdown, the Bride walks down that aisle, marking their new beginning; their new journey as husband and wife.

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The other wedding countdown is right before we open the Reception doors to unveil the magic.  Again, another silent countdown, but in those 10 seconds, the music commences, the lighting is perfected, the banquet staff positions, and my team is at the doors ready to welcome the guests in for a spectacular evening!  Once those doors open, the guests enter the experience…and the celebration begins!  Our Bride & Groom’s grand entrance into their wedding vision brought to life and enjoyed by all!

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Photos by Austin O’Brien Photography

30

Dec

2017 Wedding Highlights

What an amazing year it has been for A Signature Wedding in 2017! So grateful to our clients who trusted us to bring their wedding vision to life and help them create their signature wedding! I wanted to share a few stand out highlights from this year:

I couldn’t keep my eyes off of this Bride’s gown…simple, romantic, sexy and loved the Spanish flair! (Photo by Salt Light Avo Photography)
View More: http://saltlightavocadophotography.pass.us/sam--morgan

One of the most romantic wedding ceremony designs of the year! Made for a princess! (Photo by Christopher Todd Photography)
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One of my favorite ballroom transformations- the room was filled with glam, drama and beauty! Loved the Fall color palette and the unique design elements throughout the space that kept the eye candy flowing! (Photo by Jim Kennedy Photographers)
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My most stylish (and sweetest) Father of the Bride! (Photo by Steph Fowler Photography)
View More: http://stephfowlerphotography.pass.us/lisa

My favorite rustic-chic inspired wedding ceremony design of the year! Sophisticated, organic and with some dramatic flair! (Photo by Splashes of Time Photography)
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Loved this dessert table we created for a Baby Shower…we thoughtfully weaved her mermaid theme throughout the table with fun props, a beautiful color palette, and yummy desserts! (Photo by Amy Theilig Photographic)
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The client wanted to imbue a splash of culture into their wedding design…I’d say this beautiful ceremony design accomplished their vision with class and a sublte cultural flair (Photo by Jim Kennedy Photography)
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A true In-Vogue photography moment…a stylish bride & groom and their entourage (Photo by Chris Schmitt Photography)
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A gorgeous DIY sofre that we designed with elements provided by the Mother of the Bride…loved how it picked up the blues of the ocean backdrop (Photo by ABM Photography)
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My Bride loved hot pink; the Mother of the Groom loved white…a beautiful execution of uniting the two visions together to give them both what they envisioned! (Photo by Curtis Dahl Photography)
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Definitely goes down in the books as my “Haute LA Wedding” of the year…from my cool LA couple to their wedding at the perfect LA spot: STK Restaurant at the W Hotel…I felt like I was working at a club all night long! Loved it! (Photo by Kim Fox Photography)
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The perfect toast from the Father of the Bride- a Powerpoint presentation that had the crowd laughing, applauding, hooting and crying! (Photo by Jim Kennedy Photographers)
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Loved this rustic inspired guest book canvas- a perfect memory for our Bride & Groom! (Photo by Figlewicz Photography)
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My dancing queen of the year…this Bride said she wanted to dance, and with this in mind, together we crafted a timeline that kept her on the dance floor all night long! She was so thankful! (Photo by Splashes of Time Photography)
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2018 wedding planning is underway and we have some amazing weddings already in store!

Cheers to a Signature New Year!

13

Sep

Inspired By Flower Appliques

Flower appliqués add a unique flair to a soft, romantic- style wedding. This in essence can be the theme that is inspired by your gown, and that you carry through to the bridal accessories, cake design, photo backdrop design, and signature details. Check out the inspiration….

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Photo Credits:
Dinner Set- Pinterest (In Fashion)
Fingerprints- Chaz Cruz
Backdrop- Lauren Kinsey Photography
Rings- Brandon Kidd Photography
Flower Dress- N/A
Shoes- Kukla Fashion Design
Cake- Deer Pear Flowers (Pinterest)

28

Aug

Happily Ever After Hannah & Andrew!

Looking back at Hannah and Andrew’s beautiful wedding at Catalina View Gardens, as they celebrate
their 1st Anniversary! Loved Hannah’s stylish wedding look, and their fun rustic chic wedding elements that truly complemented the venue and their relaxed nature.
Photos by Figlewicz Photography

1 - A Wedding Awaits - Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00022

2 - Beautiful Setting - Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00114

3 - A Lovely Couple - Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00138

4 - Bridesmaid Spectacular Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00043

5 - Happily Married Bliss Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00028

6 - Wedding Party Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00049

11 - Peaceful Bliss Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00040

7 - Welcome Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00217

8 - Reception Decor Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00072

9 - Wedding Cake Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00102

12 - Happily Ever After - Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00236

10 - Celebrate the Couple - Catalina-View-Gardens-Wedding-Hanna-Andrew-00260

The Team:
Venue- Catalina View Gardens
Florist- Wild Roots LA
Photography- Figlewicz Photography
DJ- Visions Entertainment
Caterer- New York Food Company
Rentals- Classic Party Rentals
Bakery- Susie’s Cakes