Exquisite Pink and White Wedding Decor Details

March 29th, 2011

Details. Details. Details.  There is no better way to create a truly unique and unforgettable event than paying special attention to adding exquisite details that your guests can discover throughout the day.

During the recent Soolip Bridal Event in Orange County, California, the team at Karen Tran Florals showcased their talents by creating this stunning table top using a palette of petal pink, ivory and touches of sherbert hues.  At first glance it is of course beautiful… but it’s the second, third and fourth glances and the discovery of countless details that will keep your guests talking for days.

Floral designs were displayed using boxes in several shapes and sizes wrapped with scrumptious silk and then adorned with anything from rows of blush toned ostrich feathers, vintage crystal brooches and my personal favorite, little handmade rosettes carefully constructed from frayed dupioni silk.  Gorgeous!

Simply Posh Design contributed couture menus to this lovely display using ivory silk pocket boards enhanced with handmade embossed mother-of-pearl paper, double faced satin ribbon and layers of shimmering card stock complete with swarovski crystal embellishments.


Setting the Gold Standard — Linda and Steven’s Grand Del Mar Wedding

March 17th, 2011

For most girls, finding the ideal spouse can be a real challenge.  Not for Linda Wang.  She met her beloved Steven at the age of 14 and has been happily in love ever since. With more than a decade of dreaming about her ideal wedding, Linda’s vision was clear — GOLD and GRAND!

It wasn’t long after Linda and Steven entered the gorgeous Grand Del Mar Resort during a bridal show and stumbled upon an opulent gold and ivory table top vignette designed by Karen Tran Florals they knew they had found the perfect place and perfect event stylist to manifest their dream wedding vision into a reality.  In no time, Linda and Steven assembled what they affectionately referred to as their “dream team” including the always stylish Catherine Bachelier-Smith of CBS Weddings for their event coordination, the sharp lens of Aaron Feldman from True Photography to capture the day and yours truly from Simply Posh Design to handle all their stationery needs.

To set the tone for this Grand Affair, I worked closely with the couple to design a custom wedding monogram which would be used in all their paper goods — beginning with a gorgeous save-the-date bedazzled with a dozen gold swarovski crystals sent to their guests.   Next, we designed a luxurious wedding invitation bringing back their monogram and adding handmade papers and an ornate crystal brooch.  Menus, escort cards and darling favor tags were designed to complement their style and we then reintroduced their monogram as the focal point gracing a large custom dance floor.

Karen Tran Florals created a truly majestic ceremony and reception by designing breathtaking large scale floral arrangements in hand painted glass vases adorned with strands of shimmering jewels and large crystal brooches, sumptuous gold linens, bejeweled napkin rings, gold leafed baroque table signs and then enhanced all the decor by incorporating the soft glow of candlelight housed in stunning glass vessels.  Bravo Karen!

Heartfelt Thanks to Linda and Steven Chan for the opportunity to contribute to this amazing night.  I love you!

White and Silver Winter Wedding Wonderland — a Royal Wedding at the US Grant Hotel

March 1st, 2011

Inspired by the soft hues of twilight against a blanket of freshly  fallen snow, this magical winter wonderland wedding day was born.

Last week happy couples from far and wide made a trip to the historic San Diego U.S. Grant Hotel to attend their 2011 “Royal Wedding” Bridal Show in which top professionals in the wedding industry were asked to design their own version of a royal affair.  Our team, led by Karen Tran Florals and Crown Weddings transformed the space into a modern day Camelot using a palette of crisp white, glistening silver and exquisite crystal details at every turn.

Simply Posh Design was delighted to contribute all stationery items including a couture bejeweled wedding invitation and luxurious menus with large crystal brooches fit for a King and Queen.  In addition, many guests left with a special gift designed by Simply Posh inviting them to Dance, Laugh and Love  during their entire wedding day by hiring a perfect team of wedding professionals to handle their event from start to finish which highlighted the talents of Crown Weddings, Karen Tran Florals, Simply Posh Design and Pam Scott Photo.

Orange Crush – A Modern Twist to Retro Design

February 16th, 2011

Dig this Daddy-O.  Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places.  In this case, fabulous event stylist Aileen Tran drew her inspiration from the color orange, a love for modern design and the spirit of 1960′s pop culture.

Juxtaposing hard and soft, warm and cold, Aileen brought white fur, luxurious dupioni silk,  vintage mercury balls and sleek glass canisters to her design to compliment the vibrant orange roses, ranunculas, white orchids and tulips bursting from stark white vases.

Simply Posh Design created the reception stationery.  Drawing  inspiration from David Adler prints and fabulous frocks once worn by 1960′s supermodel Twiggy,  two bold geometric patterns were developed as menu backgrounds to add a little panache to each place setting.

And let’s not forget the hip dessert lounge Aileen designed featuring a clear acrylic bar, canisters of calla lilies and assortment of white and silver candies to delight in as a sweet treat to end the night.

Thanks to Pam Scott for capturing the cool vibe of this design.