hollywood glamour | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL

Its not every day that we create designs for a wedding that Gavin Newsom officiates- but then again, this wasn’t your everyday client. Blair and her mother Angela had style and sophisticated taste. They wanted the special day to be one of old Hollywood glamour created with an understated sophistication.
The ceremony was at the SF City Hall. Blair didn’t want the traditional urns and pedestals that most brides love. Rather she has hoping for more of an architectural focal point. We twisted branches and added phaleonopsis orchids creating two grandiose one of a kind florals. Pomanders of wood flowers hung from the guests chairs. And the grand entrance to the event was two smaller versions of the central focal points.

Blair looked stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gown. We created a bouquet to work with the ruffles in her gown. She brought in a torn page from Bride and Bloom magazine of a bouquet she loved that had broaches and feathers during her first consultation with Asiel. I blushed as I mentioned that it would be easy to work off of seeing as how I made the one in the magazine.


Our cocktail room at the Asian Art Museum was at the top of a marble staircase. We set it with smoke tinted candle-walls, plexiglass tables for the guestbook and placecard, and hand crafted centerpiece art forms. We wanted the guests to feel like they were in an elaborate design but not overwhelmed by fluff. It was warm but crisp.


With an all star team around us we created an unforgettable event. Each centerpiece branch was hand created to look like a bonsai sculpture in a timeless mercury tone. We hunted down branches that grow around rocks to have abnormalities. That is one of my favorite things –abnormalities. They were attached to custom bases and adorned with silver magnolia leaves, fresh gardenias, and small crystals. Asiel Design created custom smoke mirror tops to set on Wildflower linen’s beautiful drapes. This gave a magical reflection and stepped closer to interior design. Got light highlighted each centerpiece making it sparkle. Classic Party Rental provided all table top table settings. We paired black, white, silver and gold in a fresh classic style. Looking for understated elegance we stayed away from Baroque or heavy metals. Paula LeDuc created extraordinary delectable’s that stole the thunder from the china.


Perfect Endings created an ethereal masterpiece. We didn’t want it to sit on a typical table so we created a table from an urn and glass table top. We lined the cake with gardenias at the base to soften it and create a merging of the two art forms.


Blair and Keith were darling as they charmed their guests with love and poise. They danced the night away.


The wedding can be found in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style (spring/summer 2010) on pages 212-215.

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We believe design begins with a relationship of trust with your wedding planner and event designer. When choosing an event designer or a wedding coordinator, we believe that you should feel listened to, understood, and guided through the process in a way, which helps you achieve a look and feel that is personalized to your style. There should be a connection with the designer’s work, esthetic, and a comfort-ability with the professionalism of the company they represent. Mutual respect between the client and the wedding coordinator or event designer is the foundation to a successfully designed event. We believe it is the client who holds all the secrets to their design – what they like, what excites them, and the message and experience they desire to convey throughout their event.
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