Project OMP

The wedding I worked on 4th of July was a super special one, because Olivia of Zoie Events got married! I’ve been freelancing as an assistant coordinator with her this past year and aside from being an awesome boss and event coordinator, she’s now a sweet friend. 🙂 Olivia married Peter, with whom I went to high school (he was a senior when I was a freshman) so I saw some old friends at the wedding I hadn’t seen in about 10 years!

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Um, gorgeous much?! Photo by Jennifer Fujikawa Photography, via here. Cannot wait to see the rest!! (I also went to high school with Jen..!)

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The wedding was held at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank. The ceremony was outdoors on a beautiful grassy lawn, with an indoor reception in the Polo Room. Some details from the welcome table… all florals and paper goodies and event design by Mai of Bunch Studio (who is unfortunately no longer taking clients). She is one of the most talented people I have ever met… like EVER.

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Guest”book” photo-frame– Mai painted this beautiful LA/SF skyline with watercolors (where P & O are from, respectively)

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The “OMP” of #projectOMP used to stand for “oh my proposal” as Peter was planning his proposal with the help of friends, but turned into “Olivia Marries Peter.” Loved this sandwich board sign at the entrance to the Polo Room, adorned with olive branches, seeded eucalyptus, and tons of other gorgeous greens.

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Hand-lettered place-cards, with a garland of florals and greens with the prettiest blush and peach garden roses

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Some tables had one large centerpiece; others had a collection of various vintage vases like this one. I may or may not have made some of those arrangements. :X I assisted Mai for a couple days before the wedding with florals, and hooooly moly, flower arranging is so much harder than it looks! I really thought I’d pick it up super quickly but the learning curve was steep for me. Which is why I stuck to the smaller arrangements, ha!

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On the bread plates were pairs of coasters with Olivia and Peter’s emblem heat-embossed on the corners. Menu cards were placed on the napkins with sprigs of lavender on top… they smelled so good!

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Loooved Mai’s lettering on this sign (and on the sashes on the back of O&P’s chairs). Awesome foreals.

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Hooray!!! Congratulations, beautiful Olivia (+ Peter, taking this photo)! Love you so much! ❤

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Wedding by the Sea

Hi y’all. Just wanted to share some photos from a recent wedding I worked with Zoie Events at the Malibu West Beach Club. ‘Twas a PERFECT day in Malibu and the venue was right off the water– you could walk downstairs and literally right into the waves! The couple kept the beach-themed decor clean and simple (lots of DIY!), with just the right amount of color and charm.

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Loved this Instax polaroid station! Photos of the guests (taken by one of the photographers as guests arrived) were taped on baker’s twine with gold and white washi tape and added a cute personal touch at the entrance of the venue.

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Unique driftwood placecards designed by the bride

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The bride also made these gold fin table name signs, and floral design was by the amazing Fleuretica. Especially loved all the peonies mixed into the centerpieces <3.

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White linens, white lights, white lanterns, with a pop of color.

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Everything in this photo is gorgeous, especially the bride!

Wedding season is most definitely underway, so more to come. Hooray!

Whale of a Week

Is it already Monday?! This past week and weekend flew by in a blurrr. Early last week, the Everly girls asked me to coordinate their oldest sister’s baby shower (this past Saturday) so it was a week of late nights, crazed DIY-ing, and multiple Joanns/Michaels/Target/Party City runs. I planned the whole thing from start to finish in four days. FOUR days! I hope it’s a record I will never have to beat. It felt extra crazy because I got sick and felt progressively worse throughout the week. Eeeep.

Hopefully I’ll post some detail shots (from a reeeeal camera) soon, but for now, here’s a picture of the dessert table. 🙂 It was whale/ocean-themed so we stuck with shades of mint and light blue, and of course, cute whale motifs. 

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cake from Cakery Bakery, cupcakes from Dots, watercolor banner by Jason of Onigiri Everyday

After Saturday morning’s shower, I freelanced with the Zoie Events team for an event at the El Rey Theater. Kind of random but it was a surprise 75th bar mitzvah-themed birthday extravaganza. I was slated to work from 3pm-1am, but I must have sneezed one too many times, because halfway through, I got sent home sick. :X Ack. I felt bad but also equally thankful…!

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Outside the El Rey. The family put a lot of love into this huge event– hopefully the guest of honor was truly surprised!

Now that I have the full-blown flu, I’m really looking forward to a (hopefully) chill week of recovery. Have a great week!