Happy Friday! Today we have a refreshing take on design inspiration for you from our good friend (and crazy talented event planner), Barbi Walters of The Lynden Lane Co. What better way to ring in the weekend than by setting those inspiration boards aside and rolling out the bar-cart?
“With the temperatures in Los Angeles on the rise, we’re excited to bring you Summer Wedding and Entertaining Tips! One of our favorite ways to begin designing your fete, wedding, or summertime soirée may not be what you’d expect. We always opt to pick a signature cocktail and glassware, and go from there!
In our minds, there are three standout summertime cocktails that are ideal foundations for your event design and aesthetic. Before you plan your summertime soirées, try deciding which of the beverages below sets your heart aflutter:
- Lavender Lemonade
Each drink—while all delicious—signifies a certain style and décor. Once you determine your drink, let’s get started on your design!”
A Champagne Toast
“Do you have visions of cut crystal champagne coups? Well, we have visions of a black tie affair. For all things design and décor, we envision candelabras galore, and gold foil accents to compliment your letter-pressed gold foil invite. Definitely opt for a harpist for the ceremony, and an orchestra for the reception. With these details in mind, your wedding will be classic and timeless, just as you always dreamed of, we’re sure!”
Fields of Lavender
“Or is Lavender Lemonade more to your liking? For a lavender lemonade inspired occasion, we love vintage glassware. A little tired of looking at mason jars? Vintage glassware can be so tasteful, and so refined! Cover your tablescape with votives and candles to create an aura of intimacy and romance. We’d love to hear a string quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour!”
A Gimlet more your style? For starters, definitely choose a classic martini glass. A gimlet-inspired affair suggests a James Bond-inspired night. Opt for a sleek bridal gown, a bold lip, and a sequined heel—time to get classy! We’d expect mid-century lighting, sleek velvet couches, and gold geometric containers. Add chandeliers, a living wall, and greenery into your décor for a sophisticated look. This design aesthetic is perfectly fit for a night under the stars on a rooftop.”
Lavender Lemonade Vendors ~ Coordinator: LVL Weddings & Events | Styling: The Lynden Lane Company : Sargeant Creative | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Alcazar, Palm Springs | Hair: Alltressedup Blowdry & Beauty Bar | Florals: Keith J. Laverty Floral | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals, Classic Party Rentals, La Tavola Linens, Dish Wish | Bride’s cake: Exquisite Desserts | Cocktail Photographer: KT Merry | Cocktail Creation: Soiree Center | DJ: Dart DJ’s | Calligraphy: KaKalligraphy | Photo Booth: DG Event | Videographer: Emotion Picture Studio
Champagne Vendors ~ Photography: Erin Hearts Court | Ceremony: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church | Reception: Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara | Planning: Champagne Taste | Event Styling: The Lynden Lane Co |Floral Design: Keith J. Laverty / Cinematography: Artisan Production Films | Macaron Favors: Pistacia Vera | Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura | Calligraphy: Blooming Quill | DJ: Redshoe LA | Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals | Lighting: Shine Lighting | Draping: Finishing Touch Weddings | Linens: La Tavola | Transportation: Classic Motoring Car Rentals | Live Wedding Painter: Rich Flynn | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair: Beauty-Full by Molly | Makeup: Julia Hiles | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss + Armani | Handkerchief: Linen Whites
Gimlet Vendors ~ Photography: Nate Goins Photography | Cocktail Photography: KT Merry | Cocktail Creation: Soiree Center | Pre- Ceremony: The Culver Hotel | Ceremony & Reception: SmogShoppe | Florals: Fantasy Florals | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals, Casa De Perrin | DJ: RedShoeLA | Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop