Happy New Year! Being that it is “goal season”, I think blogging has hit everyone’s top of the list for 2017. Or maybe just me.. Either way, here I am! I have decided to blog about each of my weddings, the amazing brides I get to work with, the wonderful and supportive vendors, and my growth throughout each wedding. With this 2017 goal now being out and in the open, I can’t wait to show you this wedding at the Lombardi House!
One wedding that I have been so excited to blog about, is Brina and Spencer’s wedding at one of the most beautiful locations in Los Angeles, The Lombardi House. Situated in the heart of Hollywood, this prime venue is the perfect mix of rustic and modern. With the main space being an original refurbished stable and barn, this indoor event space is perfectly placed to provide the most stunning indoor *all white* venue. And if the barn isn’t enough, the outdoor space provides an amazing open setting to cater to each of your guests needs. In addition, the venue offers a handful of catering vendors available for your couple to decide what truly fits their taste.
Now onto the wedding! When the bride and her planner reached out to me, I knew this wedding was going to be special. After much decision, I decided to meet them in person to discuss the details of what they were looking for. (I don’t typically meet my brides and grooms in person.)But boy, am I glad I did. With lots of moving parts, every piece had to be hand calligraphed, digitized, laser cut out of wood, and then painted with the perfect blush to meet the brides amazing taste!
One of my favorite pieces was the large backdrop behind the couple when they said their “I do’s”. They also used it in their reception area, which I absolutely loved. The blush really stood out amidst all of the greenery.
Another special touch, was the “Cheers” bar sign that I created. It added the sweetest amount of “cutsie” while sitting upon the rustic bar. And the guests just couldn’t get over how special it was. It also reinforced the blush lettering throughout the venue.
And I mean, who doesn’t love the bar? It is basically the central focus point for every single guest in attendance. Making it the life of the party with the gorgeous florals and the pineapples throughout, really added to the decor of the venue.
When the bride originally mentioned laser cut ideas, the “thanks y’all” piece was the first thing she asked about. Brina is living in Texas with her now hubby, Spencer, and one touch that she really wanted to reinforce was her Texas lovin’/ southern personality. With this, she decided to include a “thanks ya’ll” on each place setting. You heard that correctly… 150 laser cut wood pieces that I had to personally paint. Ahh! What a project that was. Would I do it again, ABSOLUTELY. Look at how dang cute they turned out.
Check out these gorgeous vintage doors and vanity from Pretty Vintage Rentals. I mean, seriously?? Writing on these doors was a breeze when they look as pretty as they do. Over 150 names, labeled under each table. If I were to recommend one thing, I would tell brides to organize under letters rather than table number. It really assists the planner (and your guests!) day of in finding your sear quickly and headache free!Let’s all just eat cake for breakfast. New 2017 motto. Who’s with me??
And a HUGE shoutout to all of the amazing vendors:
Photography- James and Jess
Florals- Wild Flora Design
Venue- The Lombardi House
Calligraphy- Kelly Patrice
Rentals- Pretty Vintage Rentals