December 31, 2010

2010 Wrap Up (Master Bridal Consultant, Gratitude and Animals)

As 2010 draws to a close, I sit here in my cozy home thinking about how grateful I am for everything in my life.

With that said, this year was by not means easy.  For me, 2010 started off with the loss of the love of my life (Corky), and a crushed event industry due the global economic crisis.  Fewer couples are getting married and even fewer companies are having parties.  However, I believe change is the catalyst for greatness, and many great things filled my life this year.  If you're one of my Facebook fans, you probably know that I was recently named the YOUNGEST MASTER BRIDAL CONSULTANT in the WORLD!!!!!
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Friday Flowers: Green Wedding Favors

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December 30, 2010

It's all Relative...Part I

Relationships. You might ask what they have to do with a wedding blog; the answer? Everything

As an event coordination company, we sometimes find ourselves walking a delicate tightrope between keeping our clients happy and maintaining good relationships with our trusted vendors. I believe 100% in going the "extra mile" and asking our vendors if they are vegetarian, so that in the few minutes we have to grab a bite while, they don't end up with just a salad on a workday that often lasts 8 or more hours. I also trust that if vendors have very specific dietary needs, they are professional enough to bring their own snacks. We planners try very hard to balance between our own preferences (I would personally love it if there were a rule that no bar or drink station be more than 50 feet from the CENTER of the dance floor) and our clients' specific requests. 
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December 22, 2010

E-Session: Marcella and Sergio

As 2010 winds down, I'm starting to look forward to all of the inspiring and beautiful wedding's I get to be a part of in 2011.

The first of which will be that of Marcella and Sergio's....their over-the-top February wedding will take place in one of LA's most exquisite Churches and Ballrooms.  Marcella's colors are deep red and gold with touches of black.
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December 16, 2010

Sitting Pretty, Event Chairs

One of the simplest ways to transform an event space is by changing the seating from the standard ‘wedding chairs,’ to seating that truly enhances the d├ęcor.

Some fun examples that have been catching my eye lately;

These Louis "Ghost" chairs create a perfect modern-meets-antique look and allow for endless customization with cushions, name cards - but are stunning on their own. Make sure that linens reach the floor or go all-out mod with Lucite tables and bright pops of color to really wow guests. We've moved! Please join us at: Ariel Yve Design

December 3, 2010

Friday Flowers: Wicker and Roses

I adore garden roses, and chances are you do too if you like my blog.  These images are from a personal flower and wedding cake pairing feature that Martha Stewart Weddings did a while back.  Aren't these peachy blush colors divine?  We've moved! Please join us at: Ariel Yve Design

October 22, 2010

Friday Flowers: Jeff Leatham Floral Design

Wow.  What a busy month it's been.  I'm in the process of re-designing and relaunching my blog.  Wordpress here I come.  I'll let you know as soon as I make the switch.  I'm also in the process of updating my website galleries so be sure to check out as well in the coming weeks.

Anyway, I know I've been anyway for a bit, but here's another lovely Friday Flowers post to tide you over.  

The following images are courtesy of the magnificent floral artistry of Jeff Leatham.  Jeff Leatham is well known for creating the stunning arrangements for Eva Longoria's fabulous wedding and for his role as the Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris.  Yes, Paris!  
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September 17, 2010

Anniversary Cake Cutting Party on Style Me Pretty

Yesterday, Style Me Pretty featured my own Anniversary Cake Cutting Party/Shoot that I styled and coordinated.

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September 15, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Ralph Lauren Outdoor Entertaining

I was browsing the Internet for inspiration for  a photo shoot that I'm styling today, and came across this enchanting image.  It is a Ralph Lauren Outdoor Dinner Party.  Whether it's a stately staged estate scene, or an organic outdoorsy setting.  Ralph Lauren (and his brand stylists), always nail it on the "chic" head.
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September 10, 2010

Brides Magazine and Riedel Crystal Competition

About two months ago I was invited by Brides Magazine and Riedel Crystal to take part in their national tabletop design challenge.

Riedel generously allowed me take my pick from their gorgeous collection.

Once I saw their glamorous pink champagne flutes, it was all over.  I found the perfect product that allowed me to incorporated my signature touch of pink.  With that said, I knew I it would take a lot more than pink champagne flutes to win over America's affection with fierce competition on tap like Sasha Souza and Birch Design Studio.
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September 2, 2010

Beverly Hills Hotel Wedding, Hollywood Glam

There are many, many event venues throughout the world that have stolen my heart, but, there are none quite like the Beverly Hills Hotel.  The Old Hollywood vibe of this "Pink Palace" makes it the perfect location for either a hot Hollywood premier party or an ultra romantic wedding. 

Recently, the Wedding Yentas featured this Hollywood Glam pink, black and white wedding that I produced at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  We've moved! Please join us at: Ariel Yve Design

August 31, 2010

How to Tip Your Wedding Vendors, 2010-2011 Guide

It's no secret that weddings cost a lot (both time and money).  Though the exact reasons for high wedding costs are complex (supply and demand, rent district, payroll, insurance costs, etc.), the vendors that you've hired, and the staff that they've hired, have put tons of hours and energy into making you day as perfect as possible.  To say thank you, it is entirely appropriate to show your gratitude with a tip.  The questions that I'm going to answer today are, which wedding vendors to tip and how much to tip them (if at all).  
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August 27, 2010

Friday Flowers: Todd Fiscus, Romantic Wedding Decor

I had the great pleasure of meeting Todd Fiscus and attending his fabulous presentation at Engage!10.  He's charming, talented and an all around great guy to know about.

Check out one of my favorite wedding designs he and his team created.
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August 26, 2010

Signature Scent Station: How to Make Your Own Perfume

A while back, I wrote this article on signature fragrances for the bride to be for Your Wedding Day Magazine. 

You've probably seen a lot of DIY perfume stations in recent photo shoots featured the popular wedding blogs.

Since I've learned a thing or two about fragrance over the years, I wanted to give you a breakdown of how to create your own signature scent station for your next event or bridal shower (Speaking of bridal showers, be sure to visit the Style Unveiled Blog in a few days for my tips on throwing a fabulous bridal shower)
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August 24, 2010

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding, El Mar Ballroom

It's no secret that I love the Four Seasons Biltmore, and for Danielle and Joel's wedding, I got to combine a number of my passions.  Beautiful decor, great people and of course lots of heirloom jewelry (all of the pieces that bride wore, were REAL family pieces).  A true delight to be a part of.

This gorgeous couple had their wedding ceremony in the Mariposa Garden, overlooking the ocean just before sunset.  We've moved! Please join us at: Ariel Yve Design

August 18, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: White Wedding Flowers for a Malibu Beach Wedding

Over the past 5-10 years, just about every color of the rainbow has been the hot look for weddings.  As of lately, I'm delighted to see a return to the classics.  Lots and lots of romantic, whites creams and ivories.  I love it!

Don't get me wrong, color is one of the most cost effective and fun ways to personalize wedding decor, but there is just something so innately charming to me about an all white wedding.

Check out this gorgeous white wedding ceremony design created by Mark's Garden.
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August 4, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Black and White Wedding

There's hardly anything more chic than a fancy black and white wedding.  I just found this fabulous image on La Dolce Vita and had to share it with you.
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July 29, 2010

Friday Flowers: Billy Balls

Happy Friday everyone!

Today's bouquet feature is all about Billy Balls.  You're probably asking what Billy Balls are.  Get your mind out of the gutter...they're nothing obscene or pornographic.  

They are these darling little round pom-pom-like yellow blooms.  
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July 28, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Cheerful Tablescape

I was doing a lot of research for one of my client's weddings this afternoon and came across these images from a delightfully cheery tablescape that was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs.
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July 26, 2010

Color Trends: Navy, the New Black

I am constantly asked what the current trends are in wedding design and quite frankly, I can almost never give a complete answer.

The reason is primarily because I rarely design weddings to reflect current trends.  One of Ariel Yve Design's "Core Values" is to provide our clients with the best possible value.  In that value, I believe that it's important to design every wedding that we do to have a certain level of timeless elegance (we always aim for our clients' event designs to be relevant 30, 50, 100 years down the road).
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July 14, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Purple Colin Cowie Cake

Many months ago, I blogged about a gorgeous purple wedding that was designed by my industry friend, Colin Cowie.

I couldn't find pictures of the cake anywhere, but was certain I'd have the opportunity to share them with you in the future.  As luck has it, I found this picture last week via the Facebook page of my friend, Jennifer Medley Gillespie (calligrapher extraordinaire).

Here's a picture of the purple wedding cake as well as a few inspirational decor shots.
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July 9, 2010

Friday Flowers: Heirloom Details

Happy Friday everyone!  Can you believe how quickly this week has flown by?

I wanted to share this bouquet that I'd created for Kathy, one of my fabulous Texas brides.  My clients from the Lone Star State are always so nice.  There must be something in the water.

Anyway, Kathy wanted a whimsical bridal bouquet of pink callas, stephanotis, white and roses.  
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July 8, 2010

Ariel's Homemade Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

One of my favorite clients asked me to share my recipe for the Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette that I'd featured in yesterday's post.

The junk that one buys in the store is full of chemicals, sugar, preservatives and other associated nastiness, so I'm happy to share my healthier, tastier option with you.
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July 7, 2010

My Quickie 4th of July Dinner Party

This past Sunday, I'd planned to work on renovation projects at my house, followed by a quiet evening at home with my hubby.

To my surprise and delight, my family's plans changed mid day on the 4th, and they were able to spend the evening at my house.  The only house was a complete construction zone.  With only 5 hours until everyone arrived, we had to jump into time to think.  To avoid the shabby state of our home (drywall debris and exposed wiring), we quickly set up our summer living room rug and dining room table on our back patio.  I created a centerpiece using flowers from our garden, paired with a few items from my "chachkie" collection.  The table was set using my heirloom blue English china and stemware that we'd received as wedding gifts.
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July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th everyone! 

My little town started the festivities a little early, by holding their annual Independence Day Parade yesterday.  Tonight...FIREWORKS!  I absolutely adore watching fireworks any chance I get...and being able to watch them from my backyard in my rose garden is twice as nice.
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July 2, 2010

Friday Flowers: Calla Lily Bouquets

With the 4th of July right around the corner, I can't help but think bright, summery thoughts.  That's way today's Friday Flower segment features fresh and easy calla lily bouquets that I'd created for the summer wedding of a charming Canadian couple named Mira and Jeff.
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June 30, 2010

Summer Eating: Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I recently discovered this fabulously yummy sounding ice cream sandwich recipe (via my foodie mother's Facebook Page) and just had to share it with you.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
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June 23, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Bella Victorian Vineyard Wedding

I just got off the phone with a lovely bride who's looking to plan an intimate wedding in the Napa Valley.  Her laid back style really reminded me of another gorgeous wine country wedding that I'd planned a while back for a sweet-as-sugar couple, Rebecca and John.

Here are a few images from Rebecca and John's wine themed soiree:
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June 18, 2010

Friday Flowers: Brooch Bouquets

When I was at Engage!10 in Grand Cayman, each of the attendees received a stack of brand new bridal magazines.  One my favorites that I'd received was WedLuxe, a gorgeous Canadian bridal magazine. 

Deep into the current image rich issue of WedLuxe, I can across the most enchanting brooch bridal bouquet and just had to share it with you.
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June 16, 2010

Inspiration Wednesday: Bridie and Amy's Wedding

I was just looking through pictures from some of my past events and came across the images from a beautiful same sex wedding that I'd coordinated for a delightful couple named Bridie and Amy.

These two knew exactly what they wanted for their Ojai Estate Wedding.  Classical elegance, a touch of tradition and abundance warmth from their most loved family and friends.

 It was a gorgeous day for two gorgeous girls (their gowns were to die for...stunning!!!).
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June 10, 2010

Delivering Happiness- Review

Wow, Engage!10 was amazing! 

Grand Cayman is such an incredibly beautiful place and the service at the Ritz was truly second to none (the staff gives everyone a seriously awe inspiring level care and attention). 

A few of the highlights from my trip included:

1) Meeting my roommate and now lifelong friend, Kate Bentley of of Happily Ever After Weddings.
2)Having a conversation with Colin Cowie at night on the beach (during a brief tropical rain).
3) Spontaneously jumping into 70 degree waves after dark, with the gorgeous Inside Weddings editor, Miss Marilyn Olivera.
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June 7, 2010

Ariel Yve Design's First Inspiration to Reality Shoot

I'm finally off to Cayman Islands for Engage 10!  I've been waiting for this event for what seems like FOREVER.  I can hardly wait!  Colin Cowie, Sylvia Weinstock and Darcy Miller are just a few of the dozens of power players who are set to present at this exclusive industry summit. 

Anyway, I know I've been away for a bit, but I've been working on tons of cool projects lately.  One of which was a fabulous Inspiration to Reality shoot that I'd designed this past weekend.  Those of you in the industry who know me, knows that I say inspiration shoots are for those who have nothing better to do.  I still mostly stand by that statement, but this shoot was inspired by an entirely new trend that I've been wanting to share with brides....I just had to do it.  You will soon find out what this new trend is : )
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May 25, 2010

Birthday TV Show Casting Opportinities

Continuing my birthday theme this week, within the past few days, I've been contacted by 3 different TV producers who are looking to cast fabulous, chic, unique, outrageous or just plain over the top parties for 3 different TV shows.

One of which is for MTV's "My Super Sweet," which will air in the UK, Dubai throughout Europe as well as a number of other countries.  Their looking to feature amazing birthday parties taking place in the US for people ranging in age from 16-24 years old.  Another one of the shows that I was contacted for was exclusively for kids birthday parties.  The final show is a show looking to cast moms with big personalities who are throwing big (non-wedding) parties of any kind for their kid(s) (any age is OK).
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May 24, 2010

Birthday Weekend Ski Trip

Wow...the skiing in Mammoth this past weekend was spectacular.  Mother nature was even kind enough to dump 6" of fresh powder the evening before our last day at the mountain...nothing better than skiing in pristine fluffy fresh powder. We've moved! Please join us at: Ariel Yve Design

May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday...It's my birthday...I'm going skiing...I'm gonna celebrate..hey, hey!

Ok, so clearly it is my birthday today.  I'm actually not totally hating the idea of celebrating this year.  I feel great about where I am in my life and feel completely blessed to live where I live, do what I do and be who I be (am).

Rather than sulking (as I've so famously done years 18-26), I'm going to enjoy every second of this year.  I'm going to celebrate with a spring ski trip to Mammoth with my family.  I can hardly wait!  The thought of my trip makes all of my busyness this month entirely worth while and entirely manageable.  I'm probably just deluding myself at the moment, but I feel downright relaxed working my 12-16 hour days.

Anyway, I wanted today's post to be light, so I'm going to share a handful of my favorite spring cakes:
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May 13, 2010

Deb and Chris Get Married

This weekend, I'm assisting with fundraising aspect of a fabulously fun charity event.  It's going to be a musical, wedding and fundraiser all wrapped up into one insanely awesome evening.
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Jenna and Robert featured on Style Me Pretty!

This morning I received one of my regular "Google Alerts," but rather than one of the expected updates, I saw that Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog featured Jenna and Robert's perfectly rustic Ojai Valley Inn wedding.  We've moved! Please join us at Ariel Yve Design

May 10, 2010

Ariel Yve Design on Get Married TV

I just found out that a portion of an interview that I did last year for recently aired on TV.
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May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

To my mom, my grandma Sylvia, my grandma Mary and all of my mommy readers....

Happy Mother's Day !
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May 7, 2010

Friday Flowers: Garden Party

Wow!  It sure was a hot day here in Cali. 

Though it's still spring, it feels like summer is right around the corner.  Definitely outdoor entertaining weather....which leads me to today's post.   

If you're like me, you're probably planning to do a bit of entertaining this summer.  Here are a few casual chic outdoor tablescapes to get your creative juices flowing.
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May 5, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Cinco De Mayo!

Ok, so I promised that I'd announce the winner of my Dream Garden Challenge over the weekend, but the winner opted to be the gracious bride that she is, and not take the prize because she already had her veil figured out.  Soooo....that means that I get to hold another contest : )  If you have any contest ideas, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Anyway, today is Cinco De Mayo!  In celebration of the holiday, I wanted to share this fabulously colorful rehearsal dinner created by Sunny from White Lilac Inc. (my favorite OC florist).  The last time I was in Sunny's studio, she was just getting ready to do this event.  She told me about her adventures of going down to a local Mexican market to pick up 100+ cans of beans, so she had the right vases/containers to fit her vision and how the store clerks were giving her the "stink eye."  I guess you had to be there...the way she described it was hilarious : )
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May 2, 2010

Weekend Musings: Vishen Lakhiani

Ahhh, Sunday is here.  The weekend is coming to an end.  I hope that you're ready for next week to begin.

Today's post isn't about my typical frou-frou girly posts.  It is a post about the other side of my personality....a post about business, gratitude, and looking toward the future.

The inspiration for this post came from one of my Facebook friends, Vishen Lakhaini, who just shared these incredible video clips from one of his recent presentations. 

This guy is completely charismatic and passionate, yet grounded.  I was so impressed by his presentation at an event that I attended last year in Vegas, that he has gained a permanent position on my Dream 100 List...a list of my top 100 dream clients.
Whether or not you own your own company, you will gain some sort of extraordinary tidbit to incorporate into your life from the following clips. 
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April 30, 2010

Friday Flowers: Garden Roses

Happy Friday!  I've just returned from picking my weekly basket of roses from my rose garden.

Here's what my plants yielded this week:
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April 27, 2010

Napa Wedding Venue: Auberge du Soleil

Ariel Yve Design now an official Little Black Book member of Style Me Pretty! 

In honor of our new Napa-Sonoma Listing, I've asked Sara, my fabulous Northern California Event Specialist to do a blog post about one of her favorite wedding venues in Napa. 

I am honored to have the opportunity to be Ariel's Northern California assistant.

Event Specialist and today's "featured blogger". Wine Country Weddings have become more and more popular. Not that this is a surprise, given how incredibly beautiful the area is and how many gorgeous venues there are. One of my absolute favorite venues, Auberge du Soleil captures the area's most majestic views, refined service, and fine wine country cuisine.
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April 26, 2010

Ariel's Landscaping Challenge

Between client meetings, I enjoyed a fabulous weekend at home.
I spent Sunday afternoon in my rose garden picking dozens of blush, ivory and hot pink blooms...dreaming about the possibilities for landscaping our lower garden. Our yard is an almost fully landscaped 1/3 of an acre, complete with a huge lawn, boxwoods, roses, citrus trees and even a couple of enormous redwoods.
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April 23, 2010

Friday Flowers: Baby's Breath

Yay! It's Friday and time for a new Friday Flowers post.

Couples are finally beginning to spend again, but budgets are still definitely tight. Thankfully, with an open mind and a bit of creativity, a bride-to-be can have her cake and eat it too (figuratively speaking of course).

Most of the brides that I meet with these days still have dreams of grandeur, which often include the use of tall lush topiary arrangements. As you know, these dramatic centerpieces aren't cheap.
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April 21, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Colin Classic

Wow, I can't believe that it's already Wednesday again! This week and last, really flew by.

Anyway, first off I want to welcome all of my new followers. You're the best of the best and I truly appreciate you! If you think that any of your friends might might like my blog as well, I'd appreciate you sharing a link with them : )

Next...the task at hand. A new Wednesday Inspiration post:
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April 20, 2010

San Francisco Bridal Shower Venue Idea

There's hardly anything more thoughtful that you can do for a bride to be than to host a beautiful (and tasteful) bridal shower.

If you're in the San Francisco area planning a bridal shower, children's party, birthday luncheon or some other party to honor a special lady in your life, you have to check out Crown and Crumpet Tea Salon. They specialize in super chic, fun and stress free tea parties for sophisticated busy women.

Check out their delightfully girly decor:

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April 15, 2010

E-session- Kristen and Ivan

Here's a gorgeous engagement session shot by the uber talented Chris and Erinn Austin of White Haute Photography, of my even more gorgeous clients, Kristen and Ivan. This couple is so fun and in love. I absolutely adore these two!

Anyway, Kristen hired me for her wedding this Fall in Northern California after seeing my work at her best friend's wedding last fall in Santa Barbara.

I can't wait for this couple's big day!
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April 14, 2010

Springtime in New York

Happy hump day! As promised, here are a few photos and highlights from my recent trip to NYC. I have to warn you...after seeing the following pictures you just might want to schedule a trip to the big apple next spring.

Favorite Venue
I know, when you think of New York, you think of bustling streets, busy subways and towering sky scrapers...right? Depending on where you go, it can look like this. I give you the incredible Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

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April 11, 2010

Weekend Musings

Ah...I love spending lazy weekends at home. Though I absolutely adore working weddings on the weekends, but I love nothing more than to spend quality time with my hubby and puppy (he's really 4, but little enough to be a baby).

Yesterday, I did a bit of spring cleaning and Joey cleaned up our entire garden (HUGE job!). I always feel so much lighter and free to dream when my surroundings are clean and uncluttered...don't you?

Anyway, today with my new liberated perspective, I've been perusing the Internet for some design inspiration for a few of my upcoming interior design projects that I'm working on. Here are a few of my favorites via

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April 6, 2010

Lace Inspiration (Back from NYC)

Yay! I'm finally back from a fabulous trip to the East Coast. I'll be sure to create a post about the highlights from my trip soon. Here are a a few hints about what I did while I was away: Cherry blossoms, calligraphy and amazing food. OK, on to today's post...
I'm always so inspired by designers and company's who are willing to think outside of the box.

I just discovered these imaginative wire lace installations created by DEMAKERSVAN (aka, Lace Fence).We've moved! Please continue being inspired at: Ariel Yve Design

April 2, 2010

Friday Flowers: More New York Flowers

To continue with last week's Friday Flowers theme, I wanted to feature the work of another one of my favorite NYC floral designers...Mr. Ed Libby (you might remember him from the Kimora Lee special, "Party Fabulous"). We've moved! Please finish being inspired at: Ariel Yve Design

March 26, 2010

Friday Flowers: From New York with Love!

In honor of my current stay in the NJ/NY area, I wanted to post the work of one of my favorite NYC florists...Mr. Preston Bailey.
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March 23, 2010

New TV Show Casting

Here's info about a new and exciting wedding TV show that's casting for couples. They're looking for LA area couples with budgets ranging from about $30,000 to $50,000, who are flexible in terms of their wedding date/schedule and have yet to book their location and key wedding vendors. We've moved! Please read the rest of this post at: Ariel Yve Design

March 18, 2010

Our Feature on

I just found out that The Knot is featuring the ceremony aisle design from one of my fabulous '09 clients' wedding. Definitely a lovely surprise! We've moved! Please enjoy the rest of this post at: Ariel Yve Design

March 16, 2010

Tips for Reducing Worry and Stress

Planning an event can create cause unwanted stress. Today's post (written by my friend/officiant extraordinaire, Dr. Kimber Lee Wilkes) features great life advice that will help you refocus and redirect your energy in a more positive and effective way:

Worrying can be thought of as "negative fantasy" - thinking about bad things that might happen. You can easily learn to get your thinking more under your own control. Consider with me what people worry the most about: We've moved! Please continue reading this post at: Ariel Yve Design

March 13, 2010

Association of Bridal Consultants SEO Workshop

To all of my LA based event industry friends...I wanted to let you know about this fabulous website design/SEO workshop that's coming up on Monday. If your schedule permits, this promises to be an event not to be missed. Plus, Wolfgang is catering, so the food is bound to be amazing.

March 12, 2010

Friday Flowers: JL Designs

For today's Friday Flower segment, I wanted to highlight a tremendously talented Orange County floral designer....Carissa Jones of JL Designs.

Her chic sensibility enables her to turn the ordinary into something extra special.

Check out this outrageously gorgeous petite pink arrangement that she created as a part of her 2010 Valentine's day collection. We've moved! Please continue being inspired at: Ariel Yve Design

March 11, 2010

TV Show Casting

Hey brides and grooms to be!

I was recently made aware of this TV wedding show opportunity and wanted to share it with you. We've moved! Please finish this post at: Ariel Yve Design

March 10, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Stage Receptions

Though cavernous and unconventional, with a bit of imagination a theater can make for a most extraordinary reception space.

Theaters are grand, dramatic, acoustically ideal and equipped with enough rigging points to make any event designer blush. We've moved! Please finish being inspired at: Ariel Yve Design

March 3, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Fuchsia Fever

Happy hump day!

I'm so excited to share today's post with you. These images are from a gorgeous fuchsia, purple and silver wedding that I'd planned/designed a few months back at the Four Seasons Biltmore, in their newly renovated La Pacifica Ballroom (Coral Casino). The bride loved fuchsia, the groom loved purple and both loved how the combo looked when paired together. A dynamic duo indeed.
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February 26, 2010

Friday Flowers: White Wedding Flowers

Nowadays, color seems to be all of the rage. I must say that color is a great way to add drama to any event, but nothing is quite as serene as creams and whites.
White can be classic, modern traditional, whimsical...basically anything you want it to be. We've moved! Please finish being inspired at: Ariel Yve Design

February 25, 2010

Captured Cinema 50% Off Special

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Captured Cinema team. They're highly professional, nearly invisible and the finished product....astoundingly beautiful. We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish reading this post.

February 24, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Margaret Braun

As I scour the Internet for inspiration for today's wedding cake and event design meetings, a little voice keeps telling me...don't forget to blog. In the spirit of the creative process, I figure, why not do both at the same time? We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish reading this post.

February 17, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Ravishingly Ruched

Ruffles and feather's and sequins, oh my!
This week's blog post takes layering of colors and textures to new heights. To create drama and interest for your event, you'll think about colors...but textural contrast is equally important.

Here's an example of how to incorporate texture into a focused color scheme (pairing simple clean lines with ravishingly ruched textures): We've moved! Please savor the rest of this post at: Ariel Yve Design

February 12, 2010

Friday Flowers: Valentine's Day

I can hardly wait for Valentine's of my favorite holidays of the year. Not for the roses or candy, but for what it represents. New love, old, love, love for a friend, love for your significant's a celebration of love in every form. We've moved! Please enjoy the rest of this post at: Ariel Yve Design

February 11, 2010

Valentine's DAY for $100 (or less)

Valentine's Day lands on a weekend this year, so why not make a full day out of this special holiday? We've moved! Please enjoy the rest of this romantic entry at: Ariel Yve Design

12 Bridal Bloat Busting Tips

Here's part three of our four part bridal body/beauty series, from our guest blogger and professional nutrition guru, Sheri Lynn of Genesis Transformations.

February 10, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration: Pastel Valentine's Day

I've been seeing loads of red Valentine's Day decor (which I love), but I wanted to mix it up and create a softer, more romantic V-day inspiration board this week.
We've moved! Please finish reading this post at: Ariel Yve Design

February 5, 2010

Friday Flowers: Nancy Liu Chin

Everyone knows I love everything fancy and frilly. Surprisingly, cleaner contemporary designs have been catching my eye lately.

Check out this clean yet classic feasting table design created by Nancy Liu Chin. We've moved! Please finish this entry at: Ariel Yve Design

February 4, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Bride (Not!)

Continuing on with last Thursday's blog post, today's post comes to you from our fabulous guest blogger, Sheri Lynn.


There are two popular routes to ‘fast’ weight loss. The first one is fasting and the second is diet pills. Both can turn you into Bridezilla! We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish reading this post!

February 2, 2010

Ariel Yve Design Wedding Planning Giveaway

I LOVE love...don't you?

In honor of Valentine's Day, I am going to be doing a Day-of Wedding Coordination Giveaway (approx. value, $3,500). We've moved! Please finish reading this post at: Ariel Yve Design

January 29, 2010

Friday Flowers: Tea Tin Centerpieces

I'm working with a lovely couple who want an eclectic, beautiful, yet uncomplicated wedding.
When I first met with this easygoing pair, an image of this tea tin centerpiece popped into my mind: We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish reading this post.

Ariel Yve Design, Napa Wedding Planner

Remember this Inspiration board that I posted a few months ago? We've moved! Please finish being inspired by this post at: Ariel Yve Design

January 28, 2010

5 Tips for Brides-To-Be to Lower Stress and Drop Weight

I'm always looking for ways to help keep my life balanced and well rounded, and I'm sure you are too.

That's why today's post is coming from a fabulous health and fitness expert named Sheri Lynn (who happens to also be a family friend).
Her knowledge about the human body and how it reacts to stress, fitness and nutrition is downright mind boggling.
We've moved! Please finish reading this post at: Ariel Yve Design

January 25, 2010

Ariel Yve Design Code of Ethics

I recently came across my company's internal Code of Ethics that I'd created a while back. I've never shared them with the public before, but I figure their daily application can be infinitely magnified if I make them known.
Ariel Yve Design's Code of Ethics: We've moved! Please finish reading this entry at: Ariel Yve Design

January 22, 2010

Friday Flowers: Red Roses

Today, I'm working on details for the wedding of one of my fabulous 2011 clients. She wants her February '11 wedding to be rich, romantic and oh so red.

Some of the details from her day include flamenco dancers, tapas during the cocktail hour, long dining tables and thousands of lush red blooms...all set come to life in one of LA's grandest historic landmarks. We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish this post.

January 18, 2010

First Wedding of 2010

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Anyway, just yesterday...8 days after my first wedding of the year, I received an email from the videographer (Kelly from Captured Cinema) that my client's wedding highlight movie was already complete.

January 15, 2010

Friday Flowers: Blue and Yellow

Royal blue and canary yellow are such bold, unapologetic colors. When paired together, the result can be electric. Here's an innovative design that showcases this dynamic duo in high style.We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish reading this post!

January 4, 2010

Cherry Blossom Wedding

I recently came across this stunning wedding on Brian Dorsey's blog and just had to share it with you. What could be more suitable than to to kick off this fresh new year with a post featuring fresh and fabulous pictures?
I am totally obsessed with blooming cherry blossom branches, the color pink and of course The Plaza Hotel in NYC...this wedding is pure perfection! We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to view the rest of this stunning event.

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