Something I bet you guys didn’t know. For my own wedding, I asked our florist to cover anything and everything in glitter. Clear, delicate glitter that would catch the light of the chandeliers perfectly. And she did! She actually rolled our vases in glitter so that the sparkle would light up the whole room. And it was magical. I get that it sounds completely tacky, but you’d have to see it to really believe how pretty it was. Well, this next soiree satisfies all of my girly, glittery, full of modern glam dreams. And then some. Designed by Alchemy Fine Events and photographed by Scott Lawrence, this is the epitome of my own design sensibilities. So needless to say, I’m in love. Click here to see even more.

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

rehearsal dinner

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful little girl who dreamed about the day when she would be married. She imagined glitter and sparkle and all of the favorite things that little girls love….

This was the inspiration behind Kristy & Clint’s rooftop wedding rehearsal set against the beautiful San Diego skyline at the Andaz Hotel in the Gaslamp District of San Diego. As Kristy and I became friends I saw the sparkle in her eyes light up at the sight of glitter and gold and all things girly. Clint on the other hand (owner of Lounge Appeal Event Furniture) was very much into clean, modern and sleek designs such as the furniture he creates. I wanted the design of that special night to be reminiscent of the little girl inside of Kristy and what she imagined her wedding to be like, combined with what her grown up self would want with a modern and fresh twist that represented Clint as well.

Gold and glam were the keywords here as we started by loosely laying down a gold sequined runner atop the 30 person tablescape. We then incorporated eclectic vintage and modern décor and vases for a fun juxtaposition of style elements for layers of interest and design. From amber glassware, mercury glass, milk glass, cut crystal decanters and even fun jewelry boxes and baubles, we combined elements from the past and present. For some quirky and edgy elements, we even brought in a few vintage décor pieces reminiscent of the 80’s that Kristy’s grew up in.

To keep the look clean and modern we stuck with an all white palette of flowers ranging from orchids, parrot tulips, roses, lisianthus and anemones. Rich gold-rimmed glasses and china were layered onto the table for a totally decadent dining experience. Custom designed menus were tucked inside of a gold sequined trim for a beautiful and elegant presentation.

Like the treasures and secrets she kept hidden in them, we incorporated beautiful vintage music boxes and jewelry cases atop a filigree perfume tray in the lounge area.  For a glittery and memorable farewell, we offered sparklers for guests in the lounge along with a sign that read “Send Kristy & Clint off in a flurry of Love and Sparkle as they say “adieu” the night before they say their “I do’s!”

Event Design & Coordination: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations / Photography: Scott Lawrence / Invitation & Stationary Design: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations / Floral Design: Flowers by Cina / Rehearsal Venue: Andaz Hotel / Dress: Marciano