Monday, March 29, 2010

Tunga & Nick's Valentine's Day Wedding

So the sweetest, cutest couple just got married on Valentine's Day and I got to plan it for them. Tunga and Nick are utterly adorable and two of the nicest people you could meet. They wanted a Valentine's Day wedding that would bring their very large family together from across the U.S. to spend their most special day with them.

We chose a color palate which included traditional Valentine's colors, of course, but pushed them to be much more sophisticated and elegant. Deep Red, Salmon Pink, Burgundy, and Chocolate Brown.

Nick & Tunga also wanted to incorporate their respective Italian and Vietnamese heritages as well, so there were paper lanterns and parasols, beautiful orchid blossoms to resemble cherry tree blossoms, home-made fortune cookies as favors, and an incredible Italian wedding cookie tower with almost 20 pounds of cookies.

The beautiful outdoor ceremony was held at the Japanese Friendship Gardens in the heart of downtown, and the reception was down the street at the incredible Phoenix Art Museum. Special thanks to Rachel Priddy of Priddy Photo for shooting such fun, amazing images!


Oh well, my photographer happened to take one last photo... my favorite I think... My hot boots - ha ha - the wedding planner can look good too, right? Thanks Rachel ;)

Vendor Credits:
Photography: Priddy Photo Hair & Makeup: Deanna Rene Music/Entertainment: Music Doctors/String Serenade
Baker: Let Them Eat Cake Flowers: Events By Andrea

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Wedding on a Ranch

Here's a new inspiration board for an outdoor spring wedding at a ranch in Sedona, AZ. It's going to be just beautiful with the black, white and olive color palate creating a striking contrast to the rest of the environmental greenery. I'm thinking that we need just a hint of the softest pale yellow to warm it up ever so slightly.

I'm envisioning outdoor couches and chaise lounges, lots of chandeliers hung from the trees, candles, all white flowers and a touch of black & white damask to provide points of interest. Plus, this is an Italian family, so there will be lots of fantastic food and even homemade limoncello that I can't WAIT to try!