Â Boho Luxe Ibiza Wedding Inspiration: Violet, Aqua, White Crochet & Copper
With my recent collaboration with Bonder & Co., THE go-to source for the the go-to source for the luxury lifestyle on Ibiza and beyond, I am so excited to explore a whole new realm of Ibiza wedding inspiration. As an ocean lover and beach bum with bohemian roots myself, I immediately felt drawn to this soulful island.
With a lifelong passion for art, design, entertaining, music and traveling, I am thrilled to bring my designs to white island of Ibiza where I am inspired by the sol y mar as well as the passion for music, architecture and overall love of life which the people of and on Ibiza love to express. Set against the backdrop of the luxury villas that Bonder & Co. proudly offers its clients, we are proud to bring you luxury weddings in Ibiza.
If you donâ€™t already follow Bonder & Co.â€™s Facebook page, DO! They are a must-follow for boho-jetsetter set and lovers of luxury alike.
WARNING: Do not look at these luxury Ibiza villas unless you are prepared to get swept away in a daydream…
Something that inspires me about Ibiza is the way that people seem to float about so effortlessly chic, relaxed yet refined, and bohemian without bore. The perfect balance where style meets soul. With the blue waters, boho appeal, passion for luxury and all things beautiful in mind, I created my vision of an idyllic Ibiza wedding which combines Spanish, oceanic and modern influences for the perfect alchemy of style.
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Education to Destination: Italy Wedding Workshop by Alchemy Fine Events & Claudine Grin at Tenuta di San Giusto
Â Italy Wedding Workshop Student Spotlight: Claudine Grin
One of my favorite part about designing for the Mike Larson Italy Wedding Workshop every year is getting to see how fantastically different each studentâ€™s interpretation of my design work is. Each person, and artist especially, sees life through a fresh set of eyes and that definitely holds true in the case of photographers.
Claudine Grin is a wedding photographer based in France that definitely blew me away with her soft and romantic style that captures light in such a delicate way. Her colors, softness of skin and almost dreamlike quality is one that I absolutely adore. If you are planning a wedding in Italy, wedding in France, or wedding in Europe for that matter, she should be a definite consideration to capture your big day.
See more of Claudineâ€™s photosÂ (along with our next student spotlight star) featured on 100 Layer Cake here!!!
Photography by Claudine Grin
Art Direction, Design, Styling, Flowers & Stationery: Vanessa Van Wieren ofÂ Alchemy Fine Events
The Luxury Villa: Tenuta di San Giusto
Fashion Styling: Stefania Warren
Bridal Fashion & Accessories: BHLDN
Groom Fashion: Zara Men
Bride Model: Carolina Rosini
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A Wine Country Wedding at Hammersky Vineyards in Paso Robles
We are so excited to finally show you a wine country wedding we designed last fall at the beautiful and intimate Hammersky Vineyards. This beautiful setting was the perfect backdrop for Lauren and Mikeâ€™s Provencal parfumerie inspired wedding. With impeccable taste, Lauren and I worked on so many exciting custom designs including waterjet cut copper pieces, custom linens and pillows and many more.
There are so many delicious details and gorgeous photography captured by the talented Lindsey Hahn that we still canâ€™t share them all even with this ultra long post! Please see more details and photos on our features on Style Me Pretty and Style Unveiled!
Lauren from Adornments created one of the most beautiful bouquets I had the pleasure to lay my eyes on! This stunning piece featured a variety of roses, blooms and wild greenery for a textural effect.
Guests were greeted at the ceremony via a custom waterjet cut sign we created and glasses of lemonade and lavender cookies to tie them over until cocktail hour, the perfect welcome to a wine country wedding in Paso Robles!
To decorate the vintage church pews used for guest seating we featured bouquets of red roses tied with vintage lace and custom designed toile pillows we designed with Nena Von.
Guests lovingly tossed wildflower seeds at the couple after they said their sweet I doâ€™s.
For the cocktail hour we presented a fun cheese table served on vintage copper dishes and paired each cheese with unique pairings such as stout beer.
In lieu of traditional tags, we featured etched spoons for cheese markers.
For thoughtful guest gift I designed custom labels to go around Lavender and Verbena French soaps by Mistral and passed them out with jars of golden honeycomb.
For a fun start to the day, guests were picked up from their hotels on the Central Coast Trolley, the perfect start for a wine country wedding.
During the cocktail hour we let guests create their own potpourri sachets by blending their favorite dried flowers and then asked guests to write out their well wished onto squares of fabric later to be made into a quilt.
For a very Provencal style table design we started with long wooden farm tables and layered on our custom designed black toile table runners. From there we presented lush and wild arrangements in vintage French teapots and pitchers Lauren scoured far and wide to find.
For a unique take on the traditional menu I created a letterpressed and laser cut menu and then bolted them onto cut sheets of copper we had made.
For a fun twist on the standard bar we created another fun waterjet cut copper piece to hang behind a vintage armoire. To keep in line with our French country perfumerie inspiration we hung racks of dried flowers from the signage and backlit it for a warm glow in the evening.
To create a unique photo opp backdrop we designed a very Victorian inspired cameo design with Mike and Laurenâ€™s initials and framed it in toile curtains for guests to pose in front of.
For a French country style dessert bar we had Two Little Birds Bakery whip up some delicious pies, cookies and pomegranate panna cottas we presented in vintage cut crystal glasses.
To keep guests cozy in the brisk valley air we offered spiked white hot chocolate served in cups wrapped in custom designed toile print we create fro the couple.
Event Design & Planning by Alchemy Fine Events
Photography by Lindsey Hahn
Flowers by Adornments
Catering by Trumpet Vine
Venue Hammersky Vineyards
Cake & Desserts by Two Little Birds Bakery
Brideâ€™s Gown by Lela Rose
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Art Deco Wedding in Santa Monica
After a bit of a blogging break we are back!Â We have been doing more than our share of globe trotting lately designing weddings, workshops & events from Italy to Ibiza to Miami and back again and are very excited to kick off our blogalicious fasting with this colorful Art Deco Wedding. We were so excited to design this fabulously bold and daring fete for our dear friend Ren and her darling hubby John. ‘Dharma & Gregâ€™ as their friends jokingly call them, are the epitome of the free-spirited boho wild child meets the traditional buttoned up good boy. Opposites attract in romance and in this case, the bold splashy designs mixed with a classical charm and romance definitely started a love affair as well.
For the Butterfly Big Top invitations we designed bold striped and art deco influenced geometric designs printed on a suede textured paper for a fun tactile element. Crystal Kluge adorned our black envelopes with beautiful whimsical white calligraphy and topped each envelope with our custom designed matching stamps. Renâ€™s Miu Miu rhinestone encrusted heels were to die for and were the perfect bold splash to complement the customized etheral boho gown by Allyson Simone. When Ren & John first rekindled their romance he took her on a date to Palos Verdes where they stumbled upon the most magnificent church she had ever seen. She decided then and there that that was where she wanted to get married. Several years later her dream came true. The Wayfarers Chapel, designed by Frank Llyod Wrights Son, Llyod Wright, is designed with an art nouveau style and features architecturally lined windows opening up to pine trees and endless views of the pacific ocean. Johnâ€™s mother offered up precious pieces of lace from her own wedding gown which we used to make a heart-shaped ring bearer pillow along with the silk ikat fabric from the reception decor. Los Angeles based designer, and friend and guest of the brides, Yana K, created custom designed bridesmaids gowns in a bevy of colors and styles to allow her leading ladies to wear a gown of their own style and hue. The bold & colorful bridesmaids all donned art deco necklaces gifted to the lades from the bride. These gorgeous beauts also happen to be my friends from junior high! Having a former fashion model as a bride sure doesnâ€™t hurt for incredible photos! For a fun and dramatic seating card display we created a 13 ft tall installment of colorful ribbons and bold plexi-glass letters spelling out FOREVER. To customize Renâ€™s dress Allyson Simone added butterfly sleeves onto the spaghetti strap gown. Such a fun and unique look in a sea of strapless gowns! Each centerpieces was a different color combination to match the three different silk ikats we used for custom table linens. Each napkin was also adorned with handmade rhinestone encrusted napkin rings.
To create a stunning art deco cake I illustrated a design inspired by this art deco Hoover building in LondonÂ for Cupcakes Couture which they then transformed into a delicious work of art! For a stunning backdrop I created a geometric design of round and square mirrors suspended on thick black ribbon. To stay in theme with the geometrical feel of the evening I also created a custom designed table linen with baguette rhinestones to match the napkin treatments.
When Ren & John had a chance encounter years after their brief high school romance he sent a darling letter to her parents home in hopes of reconnecting with her. We blew up this letter onto a 10 ft tall heart and displayed a large R + J = HEART in the lounge where guests could read his sweet words.
Michael Antonia of The Flashdance kept guests on their toes all night!
Event Design & Planning by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Wedding Photography by Luna Photography
Invitation Photography by Scott Lawrence
Invitations by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Ceremony at Wayfares Chapel
Reception at The Annenberg Community Beach House
Catering by Urth Caffe
Mixology by The Martini Shop
Ice Cream by Sweet Lucies
Cake by Cupcakes Couture
DJ by The Flashdance
Videography by Shark Pig
Brideâ€™s Dress by Allyson Simone
Brideâ€™s Shoes by Miu Miu
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