I got this idea from my friend Esther’s awesome blog!   She saved and dried some of the flower arrangements from her wedding and encased them in a glass Christmas ornament.  Genius, I say!!  I didn’t have the the forethought to save and dry the flower arrangements from our wedding, but I did have a bunch […]

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Larrissa of Inviting Occasion, who created the floral arch masterpiece for our ceremony, also blew us away with how she decorated our reception.  I’ve always wanted an outdoor reception because I thought it’d be so romantic to have everyone dancing and eating under the stars! Rancho Las Lomas, our venue, was already gorgeous with lots […]

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My Wedding: Ceremony Flowers

by ilene on August 30, 2011 · 4 comments

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While my friend L created our bouquets and boutonnières, we hired Larrissa of the award-winning Inviting Occasion to be in charge of the ceremony and reception flowers.  Larrissa is a creative genius!!  I told her I wanted flowers that were bright, colorful and fun and she just “got” my vision and ran with it!! She […]

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(photo by Jules Bianchi) My friend L, who is one of the most talented people I know, offered to put together our personal flowers for the wedding.  No small feat considering he lived in Boston, had to ship all his floral tools to LA and work all night in my parents’ kitchen.  He used to […]

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My Wedding: Floral Monograms

by ilene on August 19, 2011 · 4 comments

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(Photo by Jules Bianchi) As you can tell from the last couple weeks of posts, I may have been on a little of the crazy side when it came to our wedding. Now that it’s all over, I can admit it, albeit sheepishly, that I was wedding obsessed!   I almost baked 600 cookies for our […]

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