An Inspired Affair...
October 26, 2007
United States

I am so excited to write the third issue of our "An Inspired Affair..." series. This wedding is one of the most gorgeous weddings that I have ever seen. Seriously.


The dream team that helped us create this inspiration board, was none other than Lisa Vorce at Oh How Charming! and photographer, Elizabeth Messina. Have you ever seen anything like this? The vibrant colors paired with crisp whites, the simplicity but sheer extravagance, the sophistication but complete whimsy. I love it. Love it.

Lisa has been sweet enough to share a few more details about this gorgeous wedding...

This wedding was held at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. Betty and Josh were a delight to work with and both had an extremely clean and simple aesthetic. They originally came to me with a pink and brown color scheme. Josh wanted to add a little pop to the standard pink and brown combo - and came up with the turquoise "twist". I loved the idea and ran with it.

We implemented a few key turquoise statements that really made a wonderful impact on the overall look of the event. Dodie from Brassavolas Floral Design had custom turquoise wax candles poured for us which added a great blast of color to the tables. For smaller accents, we brought it turquoise Hanah silk ribbon (my absolutely favorite comes in the most extraordinary colors). As the main statement, I found amazing vintage turquoise vases that my dear friend Lewis at Barker Decor Service helped me rig above the dance floor to create an insane glass jar "chandelier". We hung a hundred or so jars with fishing line and placed LED lights in them. During the day the jars had a magnificent glimmer in the sun -- then as the sun went down...the LEDs came to life. Under the four oaks at Saddlerock, it was simply gorgeous.

I wish I could take credit for bringing the zebra in...but that is just one of the built-in benefits of getting married at Saddlerock! For the tables, we did a mix of rectangular rustic wood tables (a nod to the outdoorsy nature of Saddlerock) and simple round tables as well as square tables. On the wood tables, we did a runner of pink taffeta. On the squares and rounds, we used full length brown taffeta linens and full length pink taffeta linens (from my favorite Tabella Design, of course). The florals and decor on the tables were intentionally minimal. We made choices that were low profile, but high impact. The girls at Wiley Valentine helped finish the tables with beautiful sleek menu designs with pink, brown, and turquoise ink.

We all loved the simple yet elegant vibe of the event and the fantastic color combination just made us smile!

Thank you so much, Lisa, for taking the time to share all of these great ideas with us! This wedding sounds completely amazing...I only wish I could have seen it in person!