Indigo Blue & White Wedding featured in Bridal Guide!

I’m very excited to share with you the recent feature we had in Bridal Guide for an indigo blue & white travel inspired photography workshop we designed for Jessica Claire that was also featured on Style Me Pretty seen here. Make sure to hop on over to the Style Me Pretty feature to see all of the fun dessert tags, menus and other travel inspired graphics we designed for it!

Frank Sinatra’s World on a String and the bygone era of dressing for dinner, such as the elegance seen on the Titanic, was the inspiration behind this indigo blue and white wedding.

Design, Styling & Graphics by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations (under Lollipop Events & Designs)

Photography by Jessica Claire

Flowers by Isari Flower Studio

Cake by Erica O’Brien

Furniture Rentals by Luxe Event Rentals

Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Special Thanks to Leila of Inspired PR

We’re so excited to finally be able to share our La Vita Bella styled shoot with you all which was posted yesterday on Style Me Pretty. This was the first designed shoot that we did after branching off independently and really wanted to showcase a style that was ‘me’ post-Lollipop. No more DIY, no more crafty, no more Anthropologie inspired… I love modern, I love glam, I love rustic and I LOVE finding ways to bring them all together in unique ways. Paula Luna is a goddess of light and her work was such a compliment to my designs.

La Vita Bella- Design for A Modern Luxury Beach Wedding

Mid century Italian glamour was the inspiration for this romantic seaside shoot designed by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations. With images of the Italian Riviera in my mind I wanted to create a setting that combined the clean and chic style of mid century modernism with the allure of Italian opulence.

We started the setting by layering a koa wood rug and cowhide onto the sand to create a platform for the white leather high back and Mies Van Der Rohe chairs. The soft grey of the sand was brought onto the table through the flannel linen for a neutral and rich palette to design upon. We laid a grey sun bleached plank of wood down the table and topped it with hollowed out rough wood logs, delicate cut crystal and silver cups to mix textures and colors in. Sunset colored blooms ranging from russet orange to ballerina pink were used including pops of indigo and green for contrast.

Silver, gold and copper ornate plates were stacked high and topped with precious covered arbutus fruits to offer guests a palette cleanser before they dined.  For a modern take on a place card we layered geometric cut copper onto wood with each guests name burned into them then wired them around napkins with copper wire.

The menus offering an Italian feast featured geometric cut outs to see through to the rustic wood planks they were nailed upon with copper nails.

Isari Flower Studio located in Solana Beach, North County San Diego right down the street from me is such a talented team of florists that explores texture with wildflowers, succulents and even proper garden roses. I adore working with them and their creative ideas!

A vintage cocktail set stating ‘You, Me and Ours’ sat atop a mirrored end table for an adorable way to tempt guests to a pre-dinner nip.

A mirrored end table offered stacked cake plates and napkins next to the gold and silver decadent cake designed by Erica O’Brien.

For a play on geometric shapes and textures for the wine bar we created a wall of classic cement screen blocks with flower installations fading in color from eggplant to pumpkin to celery. Terracotta pipes were stacked and staggered to create a unique wine rack and house surprising air succulents.

After we shot the modern beach wedding we moved the table designs to the Exquisite Weddings magazine launch party where we also got this gorgeous photo taken by Aquario Studio.

Design & Stationery Design by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Flowers by Isari Flower Studio
Photos by Luna Photo
Cake by Erica O’Brien

Furniture Rentals

Isari Flower Studio Grand Opening

If you are in the Southern California region please don’t miss Isari Flower Studio’s grand opening of their new Solana Beach studio this Thursday January 27th! Tons of the best and brightest in the San Diego wedding and design industry will be there including Provence Bride who will be showcasing some of their new 2011 fashions. Come out and say hello!!

Thursday January 27, 2011

414 North Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075

6:30 - 9:30 Pm

RSVP to [email protected]

Mind your manners with these stylish Bridal Thank You Cards

During the process of your wedding you are so grateful for all of your friends and family that go out of their way to assist you in planning, stand by your side and lavish you with registry gifts to help start you and your fiance’s life together.  With the gracious bride in mind, we designed these custom illustrated blind letterpressed Bridal Thank You Cards featuring stylized doves and birds with colorful envelope liners. With a rich and thick feel to them, saying ‘Thank You’ to your guests just got a lot more stylish.

Thick cotton paper was used for an ultra deep impression and rich feeling texture.

Envelope liners are available in tangerine, lilac and mint or can be customized to your own wedding colors or patterns.

Photography by Katie Neal

If you forgot to order your Thank You’s along with your wedding invitations, let Alchemy customize our cards and colors for your Bridal Thank You Cards. Also, if you live in the San Diego area stop by Provence Bride to purchase them in person while shopping for your wedding dress or other gorgeous bridal accessories.

Egyptian Wedding Fashion…. to walk down the aisle in Egyptian style.

Today is the last, but definitely not least, installment in our Art History for Brides’s Egyptian series that is being featured on Style Unveiled. Bringing in elements of these opulent fashions and designs would definitely make for a bold style statement for your wedding day fashions.

Egyptian fashion usually consisted of a papyrus fabric sheath in white or dyed in jewel tones and featured ornately decorated collars of jewels, golds, feathers and beads. We suggest a style as stunning as the last dress designed by Alexander McQueen with champagne silk, silvered feathers and jewels.

Dress by Alexander Mc Queen, top right necklace by Kenneth J Lane, bottom left necklace by Claire Deve, bottom right necklace by Iradj Moini

If you don’t have an ornate neckline fake it with a gorgeous jeweled bib necklace on top of a simple strapless or one-shouldered sheath. You can also bring an Egyptian flare into your wedding day fashion with jeweled gold sandals such as these by Rene Caovilla. Don’t forget to bring in their high praise of animals with gorgeous baubles such as this scarab ring (scarabs were highly prized symbols in Egypt!) or a classic Bvlgari snake cuff.

Shoes by Rene Caovilla, Scarab ring by Iraj Moini, bottom left necklace and earrings by Rachel Leigh

Get Cleopatra’s regal style as shown by Elizabeth Taylor. Just tone down the makeup for your romantic and softer wedding day version.

Whether you exude the presence of Cleopatra dripping adorned with jewels or infuse elements of their style into your tablscape décor, the ancient Egyptian’s definitely provide wedding worthy inspiration we could all take a note from.

Greco Roman is next on the list for 2nd installment in the Art History for Brides series so make sure to look out for it coming soon on Style Unveiled!

A Cleopatra worthy Egyptian Wedding Invitation

Today we’ll be posting part 2 of our Egyptian Art History for Brides series. For this ancient art genre we created an ultra luxurious Egyptian wedding invitation featuring pyramid inspired stepped shapes, rich black and opulent gold. Egyptian style was highly revered by the Art Nouveau genre which was also infused into this custom design.

This trifold designed invitation features a pyramid cut closure with a gold lotus flower design and is tied up with an attached silk gold ribbon .

Stylized lotus flowers form a delicate frame around custom designed fonts and romantic script.

A gold ribbon holds the RSVP in place and on display inside of the invitation.

Don’t miss part 3 of our Egyptian series coming next with Cleopatra worthy style tips.

Photography by Katie Neal

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