We just wanted to send out a big congratulations to all the newly engaged couples out there! We are ready to design the wedding of your dreams, armed with the newest and hippest (mainly because she requires one to be upright) designer in the industry.
Last week we had the distinct privilege of decorating some table tops for an in house photo shoot at one of San Diego’s top Venues, Estancia in La Jolla. Aided by their amazing team (specifically Erica, Melissa and Erica), we were able to create different looks for sought after rooms. Make sure to note the beautiful linens brought in by Irene at A Perfect Table!
Full shot the library centerpiece featuring pillar candles on holders, earth balls, amber votives, succulents, moss, flowers and weaving phalaenopsis orchids.
Detail shot of the library
Detail shot of the library
A Magnolia Room low centerpiece featuring dahlias, kale, roses, succulents, amaranthus and hydrangea.
A Magnolia Room tall centerpiece sitting upon custom painted trumpet vases.
The Garden Suite table top, a vignette featuring phalaenopsis orchids, tulips, roses, sunflowers and mokara orchids along with amber votive candles.
The Adobe Restaurant table top featuring our copper lanterns, phalaenopsis orchids, roses, spider mums, mokara orchids, dahlias, hydrangea, kale, earth balls and amber votives.
One of our last weddings of the season, this beautiful Temecula Creek Inn wedding was a pleasure to be a part of. What a wonderful family, we absolutely loved our bride and her parents. Here are the pictures I took of some of the details of the night. Check out the cake, I’m like a cake maker’s worst nightmare. Thank you so much for letting us partake!
Here’s a fall wreath far from the traditional style. This fun piece was just picked up by one of our favorite new clients. It features tiger pumpkins, banana variegated gourds, pin cushion protea, brezillia, moss, orange slices and dupioni silk ribbons upon a grapevine wreath. Contact us for additional tips as to how to make your Thanksgiving visions come to life!
Well check them out! Dining Details has a fantastic new home for it and its baby, Chickpeas. The food, of course, was outstanding from sweet potato tarts to mini french toast pies! We were stoked to have the opportunity to deck their tasting table with some funky chasing callas. All our best! – Team OE
A very simple wedding but with the bride’s contemporary, yet classic, touches, simple was just perfect. Special thanks to Sarah K Chen for her photos, here’s the link to her amazing website http://www.sarahkchen.net
Well, in San Diego you mostly have two choices. 1) waste water on a strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street or 2) stare at dead grass between the sidewalk and the street. We decided to go for option 3) none of the above. We decided it’s time to practice what we preach.
After the grass was dug out, this is the first stage of the drip irrigation system.
If you look closely you can see the embedded drip irrigation hose.
Here is how the drip hose connects to the regular hose when it’s time to water.
Then we planted succulent ground coverage. Any variety of succulent ground coverage will do though ice plant and sedum are the most popular. Remember to give them room to grow. Though they’ll need more water to grow as they adjust to their new environment, remember that they need to be trained to grow their roots down to the ground water so don’t over do it.
Finally, the slate is broken up and scattered while in tact slate tiles are placed in a row for each car’s passenger to enter and exit the car safely. Remember that in order to break the slate you need to hold up one side, angled down, and hammer it from the back.
So how cool is this?? Sharon gets an email asking us to submit a “Green Gift” for a morning segment on Fox 5. So, of course, we submit one of our in house creations, The Succulent Bowl Bouquet. As you may know, this is a bouquet made inside of a live succulent which can be planted after the wedding to grow along side the marriage. Special thanks to Elle Events for getting us on the air!
So after picking up a copy of the current San Diego Style Weddings I found that we have quite a few designs in there, here are some. Thank you Carrie McCluskey and Studio M for submitting and props to the great Paula Luna for a fantastic cover shoot. Enjoy!