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See ‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ Star, Morgan Stewart’s Wedding!

What happens when a reality TV star ties the knot with camera crews in tow? Well, when that star just so happens to be Morgan Stewart of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, it equals a glamourous affair with steal-worthy moments at every turn. No surprise, Morgan and her hubby Brendan Fitzpatrick brought on an A-list vendor entourage including Wish Wonder Dream, The Butter End Cakery, Contemporary Catering, Found Vintage Rentals, and Closer to Love captured it all. Love the luxe wedding vibe? Sit tight for a get-the-look breakdown later today!

From Wish Wonder DreamMorgan is my first cousin and it was a very sincere honor to coordinate her and Brendan’s wedding. Brendan is a great guy and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him at our annual holiday dinners over the last few years. Morgan’s parents, Susan and Herb, are my aunt and uncle. So this was very much a family affair and my daughter, Avery was even the Flower Girl.

Morgan and I had lunch in Sherman Oaks last August and we exchanged stories about our lives since we last saw each other. I had a new baby and she had become engaged to Brendan. She mentioned that she was really excited to begin planning the wedding but hadn’t begun yet. So I was really excited when she asked me to be her coordinator and I knew my team would be in for a wild ride, because the process would be documented for season 4 of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. I managed all the planning and design leading up to the big day and then I handed the reigns to my team on the wedding day, so I could attend as a guest. Thus I have the unique perspective of knowing what it was like both to plan and attend her wedding.

Morgan’s style is classic, timeless, elegant, chic, and traditional but with a surprising twist. From the first day, Morgan and Brendan were heavily involved in the designing process and both knew they wanted a white wedding. Brendan’s favorite designer is Tom Ford and he appreciates his modern, clean lines with luxurious and timeless appeal. That was a source of inspiration from him, throughout the process.

Morgan’s dress was custom-designed by Badgley Mischka and she flew out several times to their New York boutique for creative meetings and fittings. She worked in collaboration with them and ultimately landed on this two piece lace gown. She described is as “Grace Kelly circa 2016.” Brendan work a blue Tom Ford tuxedo. He changed shirt midway through the wedding day so he’d always be wearing a fresh, clean shirt.

When it came to selecting a venue, Morgan and Brendan kept saying she wanted modern elegance but with a romantic component. Over time it became more and more apparent to me that the right venue was actually Sitting Bull at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. I knew once filming season began for “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills”, their availability would become far more limited. Thus a venue closer to home would be preferable, especially knowing how involved they wanted to be. The venue brought the “old” and we’d bring the “new” in the styling, florals, and furniture selections.

Bloom Box Designs absolutely nailed the vision with large arrangements of calla lilies, roses, and jasmine, and lily of the valley. Morgan was not a fan of orchids, garden roses, peonies, or hydrangeas. Fayaz Chamadia, the owner of Bloom Box Designs was such a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond by creating a custom wood runway aisle for the ceremony (he managed to build a flat and level runway on a slope) and then lined the runway with white delphinium and it looked like a fairytale. Walking down the aisle gave the illusion of floating across a field of beautiful flo wers and it was incredible. Bloom Box also provided arrangements of beautiful yellow roses for the Rehearsal D inner at Hotel Bel Air .

Trish Hook from Classic Party Rentals assisted us quite a bit with the rentals. We rented almost everything from Classic Party Rentals , including the chameleon chairs for reception, the glassware and china, the bars, and the furniture from the cocktail lounge vignette. The ceremony chairs were very important to Morgan and she really felt they made the look. They came from Revelry Event Designers. We also rented a few pieces of furniture for the After-Party from Found Rentals. La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals” provided the lovely table linens on the cocktail tables, the cake and dessert tables, the welcome table, and a few other key tables.

Morgan and Brendan did not see each other prior to the wedding and they did not do a First Look. So I built the timeline to include an extended Cocktail Hour. After Morgan and Brendan were finished taking formal photos, they joined their guests for the second half of cocktail hour. Brendan was adamant about attending the second half because there was a full live raw bar (with oysters shucked upon guests’ request) and a charcuterie bar, where wine/cheese experts paired charcuterie to the guests’ chosen beverage. Brendan was especially excited about those two displays and didn’t want to miss them. The Cocktail Hour also included a top-shelf open bar and tray-passed hors’ d oeuvres.

We decorated several beautiful gold bar backs with champagne flutes, candles, and floral arrangements and positioned them at the entrance of the reception tent. As guests arrived at the tent, they took their champagne flute with their name and table assignment etched on an acrylic stir stick.

All guests sat at custom-made acrylic tables with table tops upholstered in suede Morgan and Brendan strongly disliked round tables – I believe “hate” was the word, so Bloom Box Designs made them in a mix of square and rectangular tables. At each place setting was a custom menu from Heirloom Paper Co (who also created their wedding invitation suite, matchboxes, cocktail napkins, and asst. signage). The menu had each guests’ name in calligraphy at the top. Also at each place setting was a Swiss Chocolate, to honor Morgan’s Swiss heritage.

After the wedding reception wrapped around 11:30, guests went to the Motorcourt area in Sitting Bull, where we’d set up a cool Moroccan-inspired setting. We used lounge furniture in neutral colors, and then added pops of color with Moroccan rugs, lanterns, and lots of pillows from Found Rentals. Everyone had a blast at the after party and it went until about 3:00 am. Overall, the night went off without a single hitch. Morgan, Brendan, and their 150 guests had the time of their lives and people are still raving about how beautiful and intentional every detail was. Oh and they’re raving about Morgan’s dress!

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Photography: Closer to Love Photography | Cinematography: Pixel Perfect Wedding Films | Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka | Cake: The Butter End Cakery | Jewelry: Martin Katz | Makeup: Ernesto Casillas | Hair: Lauren | Calligraphy: Angela Interiano | DJ: Whos That DJ | Groom's Attire: Tom Ford | Officiant: Officiant Eric | Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | After Party Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Catering + Desserts: Contemporary Catering and Event Production | Coordination + Styling: Wish Wonder Dream | Floral Design, Custom Table, Tabletop Decor + Etched Stir Sticks: BloomBox Designs | Flower Girl Basket: Micheles Cottage | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Modern Rentals: Revelry Event Designers | Orchestra: West Coast Music | Photo Booth: VOX DJs Andy Rossi | Rentals + Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | Stationery, Cocktail Napkins, Signage + Matchboxes: Heirloom Paper Co.

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Gorgeous Gowns + Rolling Waves Are Making Our Monday Magical

Let’s spend today at the beach, surrounded by bouquets and dresses that make our hearts beat faster by the minute. Ok, so maybe we all can’t do that literally, but with Koman Photography’s pics and Love & You Video’s clip, we can escape to our best abilities. Peony and Plum supplied the petals, Simply Sera Events coordinated it all and our Vault has the goods. Cheers to starting the week off so stylishly right.

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From Simply Sera Events… We were inspired by the lush waves, grand cliffs, and the natural beauty of the beach and even more so by the custom Musat Bridal Couture gown designed for our shoot. The tulle skirt emulates the waves when they kiss the shores and the beaded lace bodice resembles the intricate design of seashells and pearls. We wanted to keep things simple yet rustic and elegant so we used metal chairs as our statement pieces and kept the rest of the table clean and included things you’d imagine to find at a beach such as coral, starfish, and a message in a bottle.

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Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Love & You Video | Coordination: Simply Sera Events | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Wedding Dresses: Musat Bridal | Cake: Elise Cakes | Hair + Makeup: Susie Chhour | Calligraphy + Stationery: Sealed Shop | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

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A Wedding Where Big City Chic Meets Napa Valley Charm

Now that you’ve fallen in love with this couple and their hoedown rehearsal dinner I think it’s high time we dive into the wedding day that followed. It’s one of those incredible celebrations that could only ever happen with a crew of top-notch vendors behind it, and thanks to A Savvy EventGot LightPaula LeDuc, plus Jessica Burke and Paperweight Films capturing the fun, that’s exactly what happened. Let’s not waste another second chatting and instead, head straight to The Vault.

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From Jessica BurkeAllie + Constantine were married at Beaulieu Garden in the Napa Valley. With A Savvy Event at the helm and Paula LeDuc catering, it truly was a one-of-a-kind event. So many amazing touches – from the mirrored reception tables, to the insane lounge setups, crystal chandeliers and everything in-between, it was unforgettable for all!

From A Savvy EventAllie and Constantine met in New York City, but chose to say their I Do’s on the West Coast, choosing Napa’s breathtaking Beaulieu Garden as their venue. The couple wanted a setting that was warm and welcoming, and one that could host their friends and family for an extended weekend of festivities. Napa, with its unmistakable charm and refined-country vibe, fit the bill perfectly.

The couple opted for a Black Tie affair–a fact that was illustrated by incorporating a black velvet ribbon in the oh-so-swanky invitation suite (which Nessa from The Card Bar executed beautifully). Soft, elegant and romantic details peppered the entire affair–from the French silk ribbon that tied the bride’s bouquet of white and blush peonies, to pink sequined cocktail linens that added that special celebratory flair to the overall aesthetic.

Arrangements both soft and grand boasted everything from garden roses to hydrangea to anemones. Trailing passion vines finished off the florals, adding a touch of whimsy to the formal affair. Guests dined al fresco under the shade of an age-old Sycamore arbor–arguably one of the venue’s most ethereal details. Crystal drop chandeliers were suspended over mirrored dining tables–creating an absolutely magical secret-garden-esque area for guests to celebrate. A myriad of dreamy candlelight and a mix of unexpected florals adorned each table.

Two white leather bars, accented with super chic brass studs and gold accessories were stand-out pieces at the event, and framed the venue’s glimmering outdoor pool perfectly. We created a lounge area (complete with formal black cane back chairs) where guests could relax and mingle. Our favorite detail, though? Plush pillows that boasted the couple’s custom monogram sat pretty on tufted white linen couches and made for a detail guests won’t soon forget.

Overall, the event was the perfect balance of Big City Chic and Napa Au Natural. We absolutely adored working with Allie and Constantine to create an affair that reflected their interests and tastes (and one that everyone–including Allie’s 90-year-old Grandfather–was able to enjoy).

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Photography: Jessica Burke | Cinematography: Paperweight Films | Videography: Paperweight Films | Event Planning + Design: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: Rion Designs | Invitations: The Card Bar | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Whimsy Bridal | Lighting: Got Light | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Venue: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Getting Ready Venue: Silverado Resort And Spa | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Napa | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Rentals + Lighting: Rion Designs

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