Real Wedding by Oh How Charming!
May 27, 2008

I have so many more pictures from today's real wedding to share with you...let's get right to it. The images, all shot by the incredibly talented Cheri Pearl, speak to just how lovely this wedding is...


As usual, Lisa Vorce (the creative force behind this amazing wedding) has been sweet enough to share all of the perfect little details with us...

I know I say this about all my weddings - but this is truly one of my favorites! My clients - Gillian and Tim - were so great about letting me do my thing. They were also incredibly resourceful and brought some amazing new vendors to the table which I'm delighted to share with your readers.

Gillian and Tim wanted a chocolate brown and white wedding. My original design inspiration started with a simple chocolate brown & white honeycomb pattern. I added the chartreuse green element to give everything a little pop of color. I asked Mindy at Cotton Idea Studio to create simple boxed invites. We used chocolate brown box mailers from Paper Source and Mindy created a very crisp white letterpressed invitation with the honeycomb pattern letterpressed in chocolate brown. Everything was tied together with a chartreuse grosgrain ribbon.

The honeycomb motif was subtly carried throughout the wedding via several decor elements. Barker Decor showcased the honeycomb pattern on a custom high gloss white dance floor with a thick chocolate brown border. The honeycomb pattern was applied in white on the brown border section which was absolutely stunning. Mindy incorporated the honeycomb pattern on the menus, table numbers, and hanging escort cards, and Amy at Vanilla Bake Shop did a brilliant job of incorporating the pattern into Gillian and Tim's cake. favorite honeycomb touch...the patterned flip flops I found at Old Navy. They were absolutely perfect and provided the ladies with a much needed break from their high heels.

The wedding took place at -- Vibiana -- which is a beautifully restored former Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. It brings 35,000 square feet of gorgeous architecture and was a dream to light. Barker Decor Service did the most insane lighting. It was breathtaking! Curtis at Classic Party Rentals provided the beautiful wood tables and all the modern china and glassware. Amy at Hidden Garden created exquisite floral arrangements for the different types of tables. My favorites were the stunning dogwood centerpieces! The tall blooming dogwood arrangements combined with the low clean wheat grass arrangements were such a perfect combination.

For added interest and color - I had the custom lantern structures built. I needed something quite large for some of the tables, as the ceiling at Vibiana is extraordinarily high. The lantern structures were the perfect fit. They provided height, interest, and a sensational glow later in the evening.

More images and details to come! And, if you haven't already, check out my guest blog over at Design*Sponge where you can get a sneak peak into Lisa Vorce's a-a-amazing home!