RAMDOM FRIDAY – {Before I Die}

 

A few years back I adopted a habbit of “screaming” at a Journal that I keep rather than spewing out all my dislikes, opinions and thoughts to the world which I believe made me sound like a big complainer to state mildly.

Over the years it has made me a much calmer person for one and dramatically improved my writing skills. But that wasn’t the point. What truly was fascinating was how slowly my “journal screaming” turned into literary thoughts of what I want with my life and how I view things, and what I want to accomplish. It has helped me with keeping focused and reaching many goals. I came across this photo by Design Love Fest which I thought was perfect.

Apparently, someone with a great vision decided to paint a wall with “Before I die…” and handed people chalk to fill in the blanks. It became a public journal for all. I wish I could have been there. I would have had a whole wall to fill. I am proud to say that the first line item on the bucket list of the world, “Go to Israel” I’ve completed many times.

Happy Random Friday. Now go write in your journal.

Art Deco Glamour Wedding {Joe+Stacey}

The black and white wedding theme hummed along for years and some thought it would never go away.  Occasionally, it dipped  just below the radar but as every planner knows, it never really left us – and its coming back up in a big way -this time with a 40s era Art Deco inspired wedding.

 1940’s evoke images of black and white movies with their dashing actors and stylish, elegant leading ladies This decade left behind fashion icons – sharp suits and fedoras for men, beautiful dresses and sexy yet very classy accessories for women.  It was a romantic era and it’s no wonder that Joe and Stacey,  the most “in love” couple this side of the hemisphere  adopted the 1940’s theme when they planned their big day.

The groom and groomsmen  dressed in black with accented red tie and wide -brimmed fedora hats to complete the high-fashioned era-inspired wedding which really added personality to the wedding. The bride’s romantic lace gown and her bridesmaids black knee-length dresses with 40s inspired hairdos were just another sweet touch to the oh-so-romantic wedding.

The traditional Jewish Wedding ceremony took place under the Chuppah overlooking the ocean with a breath-taking view of the Pacific Ocean for all the guests to enjoy.

The band played the best of the 40’s-60’s music throughout the night. The first dance which flowed with the theme was  “The Best is Yet to Come” by Michael Buble.  Everyone walked away feeling the love that night.

{Thank You’s}

Photographer: Mik Milman
Catering:  Silver Spoons Catering
Venue:  Rancho Sol Del Pacifico
Florists:  McCann Florist

A Modern Twist on Old Traditions {Rachie + Ellie}

When I first started working on Rachie & Ellie’s wedding in mid-April, I knew this wedding was going to be a truly unique and inspiring wedding. Not just because this was a modern Orthodox Jewish wedding taking place on a ranch or because of of the very short timeline I had to plan the wedding (the wedding was Aug 14), but because  my first meeting was with the father of the bride who hired me before I ever met the bride and groom and knew every small detail his daughter would love for her wedding. It was a first for me.

I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating many Jewish weddings. Orthodox Jewish weddings always take extra planning and attention to details as they have their own unique traditions and etiquettes which need to be followed closely by the direction of the family. This Orthodox wedding did have a modern flair to it because of the design elements and details that were incorporated into the wedding, which made it that much more unique. The bride and groom had a very hip style which made this wedding that much fun. Mixing modern ideas with old Jewish wedding traditions made this wedding truly inspiring to work on.

The bride had a passion for all things yellow and royal blue which we made sure were highlighted and accented throughout the wedding. This included the flowers, lemonade stand with blue and yellow vintage straws purchased on etsy.com and custom vintage signs made by Magic Wand Weddings. We also found the groom’s strong love for Western music and made sure this was incorporated into their wedding memories by the amazing  photography of John Solano. The fabulous floral design was by none other that Sonny Alexander Florists in Los Angeles. Corey who helped work on the concept incorporated the bride’s yellow and blue color concept into all the center pieces. Tables had different design elements throughout which made it so appealing to the eye.

Change of shoes were for sure the highlight of the wedding. From satin sandals to cowboy boots for both the bride and groom to my favorite bubblegum colored platform Converse All-Star shoes to give the petite bride some height and comfort.

Decor included amazing 8 and 10ft spheres by Shape Events 
that were hung throughout the ballroom and illuminated in blue hughes and a 12ft sphere that overlooked the pond and illuminated the bride and groom’s name.

Be Inspired,

Adee 

{Big Thank You’s} Nir at La Gondola Catering,  Darryl at BartimeCMC Party Rentals, Corey from Sonny Alexander Florists , Simcha Treats, the amazing John Solano Photography,  Yoni at Timeline Cinema, Magic Wand Printing, Shape Events

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