[real weddings] A Dazzling Los Angeles Wedding Celebration


Time is flying by, the 2019 wedding season has already begun but I had to share a few inspirational planning photos from this 2018 southern California Wedding Reception. These photographs by Jason Q Tran are stunning…I was super lucky to be a part of this very talented vendor crew:

Photography by Jason Q Tran Photography
Cocktail/Reception: Vibiana
Wedding Coordination: Sassy Girl Weddings & Events
Floral Design Reception: Bebuds Florist
Reception Stationery: Papercake Designs

Beautiful purple lighting illuminates this elegant styled reception room by wedding planner Sassy Girl Weddings at Vibiana, Los Angeles.

A Margarita Toast favor with seating card

Escort tag with favor toast
We combined their wedding favor ‘Margarita Toast’ with the escort tags! These were printed on labels & adhered to straws, which were then attached to each bottle.
Marble Table Number Card
Each framed table number card listed a personal note about the couple.
Marble Cake Menu
I love that the Wedding Cake matches the purple marbled stationery design I created for the couple! The wedding Menus were laid out at each place setting.
Congratulations ESTRELLA + ESTEVAN  •  8.10.18

[Real Weddings] A Romantic and Glamorous Wedding Reception

casa del mar wedding
Photography by Sun & Sparrow

Congrats to Michelle & Raphael, married on August 22, 2015 in Santa Monica, California!
STD_postcardMichelleUyen, from Sassy Girl Weddings, first asked me to design their Save the Date postcards incorporating blush & gold colors. For the reception at Casa Del Mar, we needed glamorous stationery to complement the venue and the couple’s romantic theme. Below are just a few stunning photos [by Sun & Sparrow] showcasing not only the escort, table & menu cards printed on soft blush metallic finish paper with dark gold ink accents, but some incredible inspiration of Uyen’s wedding planning expertise!

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single-layer escort tent cards
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2-layer table tent cards

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tall menu cards

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Monogram floor lighting
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Sweetheart table
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7-tier wedding cake

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[real outdoor wedding] destinee & seth

Congrats to Destinee & Seth, married October 6, 2012 at Villa Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara, California! *shot by Wendy K Yalom photography

glamour red silver & white

We created various reception stationery pieces for their big day; table & dessert tents, cocktail & dinner menus for frames, escort tents + seating cards for the place settings, along with welcome cards & thank you tags… all customized to match their invitation design. I really enjoy seeing that it all came together beautifully! (with thanks to their inventive event planner, Freida, too).

wedding glamour red silver & white

hollywood glamour red silver & white

*thanks wendy for uploading these stunning photos via two bright lights

[wedding reception stationery] periodic table theme

Creatively Fun Update:  I wanted to quickly showcase another example on how you can customize your “periodic themed” reception stationery!  Tami sent me her invitation to design from (on left), so I could easily customize her table cards & escort tents to match! 

Wedding Reception Periodic table cards


Congrats to Carolyn & Justin married April 13, 2011!
{thanks for sending me these lovely photos}

reception table cards

They chose to personalize my periodic table escort & table cards for their wedding reception. I love these images they recently sent to me by Cindy Guessford photography.

wedding reception escort cards

wedding periodic table card

* check out clare & steve’s original periodic table to see how this design was customized by changing the colors & fonts!

[wedding stationery] naomi + keith in beverly hills

Congrats to Naomi & Keith, married on September 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA.
I was privileged to design their wedding reception stationery, which included the ceremony programs, edible favor labels, escort cards and table number tents. Their photographer, Heather Kincaid, recently sent me a few photos of these creations that were shot on the big day.

wedding table tent

Edible Favor Labels

ABOVE   we customized two different labels for the edible favors {yummy Key Lime & Boston Cream macaron’s from sweet & saucy shop}

BELOW  The leaf graphic was printed in different colors for the escort tents, to show each guests entrée selection

Wedding Escort Tents

*venue:  Bel Air Bay Club
*wedding coordinator: Sassy Girl Weddings 

[real wedding] grace + leo

Congrats to Grace & Leo!
Married July 2, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

I’m so happy I can finally showcase this unique wedding invitation suite along with the awesome photography from grace & leo’s big day! {my favorites are shown below by brandon kidd photography}

We first designed their 
eye-chart save the date postcards, {which we also used on their escort tent cards, shown below}. The personalized monogram was based on the Ishihara color plate! This was a very difficult design process for me, but one I DO NOT regret 😉 especially since they added the monogram to their cake {by Scrumptious Wedding Cakes}!  We slipped the RSVP & Wedding Map enclosure cards behind the tall, 2-layer invitation and added an orange grosgrain ribbon to hold it all together. Of course we had to add the matching all-in-one guest /return address label wraps to the outer orange envelopes! fun-fun!

The wedding reception stationery matched the invitations, but we added blue card stock instead of the peacock color for the layered ceremony program. Also shown above is their square menu fan with eye-chart escort & table number tents below.

[bilingual wedding suite] aileen + phil

Congrats to a super sweet couple, aileen & phil… married March 19, 2011!

These are my most favorite wedding day photos, shot by the awesome jason q tran photography {thanks aileen for sharing! and for bringing your invitation to be shot professionally on your big day…makes me smile :}

Wedding Invitation suite

wedding ceremony details

Wedding reception design details

* find out more about the custom designed bilingual invitation suite we created from a previous post.
* more photos at jason’s blog post.  Also, posted on STYLE ME PRETTY !

*wedding planning by sasssy girl weddings

wedding day photography

[real wedding] kathleen + raian

tracy kumono photography

Congrats to Kat + Raian, married December 18th, 2010.
& thanks to uyen @ sassy girl weddings for asking me to design their wedding stationery!

square pocket wedding Invitation

The full invitation suite was truly unique & colorful, incorporating navy, eggplant & fuchsia. first the save the date cards {I posted these a while ago here}. for the invites we wrapped lace, which kat picked out herself, vertically around the cover of the pocket folder. we also added embellishments like the square name tag to the front cover, and a ghosted swirl graphic on all insert cards.  paper: metallic stardream quartz + iris blue

wedding enclosure cards

*check out my favorite wedding day photos below, shot by tracy kumono photography

wedding day photos by tracy kumono

wedding day photos by tracy kumono

*reception stationery: I picked up the design from the invitations for the escort & table tents, we even added the fuchsia lace to the table cards {another reason why it’s always good to purchase more yards than you need  😉  I love how all these small details bring together the colors beautifully; linens, flowers, paper & candy bar too!

wedding day flowers

wedding cake & candy bar

wedding day photo booth

*see more photos from their big day at tracy’s blog.

[wedding reception stationery] mai + john

Congrats to Mai + John : married on July 24, 2010.
wedding photography

Mai was super thoughtful to share photos of the table & menu tent stationery I designed for their reception. Everything looks beautiful, I’m sure also thanks to the assistance of Uyen at Sassy Girl Weddings.

birds reception stationery green

And how gorgeous is Adrienne Gunde’s photography…see more of her work on her blog & website (I love that we both chose the same flash website template from bludomain…a random & fun tidbit 😉 But seriously, I really do enjoy seeing these professional photos of the stationery on the big day, so thanks again all you brides, photographers & planners for sharing. It really does make this behind-the-scenes paper gal happy.