For those brides who love the classic look of a black-tie affair but want a little more pizzazz, this wedding is perfect for you! From the ultra-chic wedding invitations with black and gold trim, to the black striped table linens with shimmering gold accents, bow-tie napkins around sparkling gold chargers, abundant white florals, gold brushed wedding cake, and a lovely couple so much in love and dressed perfectly on point, this day had all the makings of one stunning and swanky soirée.

When Carly and Jeff asked for us to design the invitations and stationery suite for their incredibly stylish and glamorous day, we jumped at the chance. For out-of-town guests, we designed a “Welcome to the OC” note from the Bride and Groom — which included a lovely welcome from the couple and an itinerary of the wedding festivities — to go along with the welcome gift bags they put together. To complement the entire look, we created a custom monogram of the couple’s initials to appear on the programs and signage we put together for the big day. We also loved designing their striking seating chart display with a playful sentiment from the Bride and Groom — “You Can Find Your Seat Here But Your Place Is On The Dance Floor”.

Carly and Jeff could not have chosen a more perfect venue than the Fashion Island Hotel for their wedding celebration. The ceremony was exquisite in the hotel’s Ballroom, clean and elegant in all ivory and gold tones. The enchantment of the evening continued as guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in the lush setting of the Cabana Terrace before moving into a completely decked out Ballroom of black and gold for the reception, softened with ivory draping and warm amber lighting. The chiffon draped twinkle-light backdrop behind the crisp white band stage was absolutely elegant, blending perfectly with the seamless white dance floor that was topped with Carly and Jeff’s monogram. The end result was nothing short of dazzling.

And last but not least… because our lovely Carly would admit to being “addicted” to coffee and “in love” with yummy cereal, we created a late night snack station with her favorite cereals and of course gourmet coffees with all the trimmings. We designed more fun signage go along with each station, as well as custom monogrammed coffee cup sleeves. And because Jeff went to UCLA, their love is definitely “Bruin”!  No detail was left untouched for this fabulous fête.

Venue/Catering/Bakery – Fashion Island Hotel | Contact: dejones@islandhotel.com
Florist – Tustin Florist | Contact: henry@tustinflorist.com
Photographer – Adrian Jon Photography | Contact: adrianjonphotography@gmail.com
Hair/Makeup – Dolled Up OC | Contact: dolledupoc@gmail.com
Ceremony Musicians/Band – Essence Entertainment | Contact: mike@essenceentertainment.com
Rentals/Lighting/Gold Sequin Linens – Impulse Event Lighting | Contact: raul@impulseeventlighting.com
Linens – Signature Party Rentals | Contact: drainach@signatureparty.com
Rental Settee at Sweetheart Table – Sweet Salvage Vintage Rentals | Contact: marnie@sweetsalvagerentals.com
Bride’s Dress – Eddy K from Mary Me Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire – The Black Tux
Invitations/Programs/Stationery – Agape Planning