Palm Springs Wedding || Featured in The Knot Southern California 2013 Magazine

So honored to be featured in the latest The Knot Southern California 2013 Magazine for Dana & Joel’s fresh, organic, contemporary wedding in Palm Springs, California with creative geniuses Fiori Fresco Special Events, photography by Samuel Lippke Studios, and videography by Elysium Productions, along with Classic Party Rentals and DJ Mike Soltani!

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Montage Laguna Beach Wedding || Amy & Jeff || Photography by Gabriel Ryan

It was important to Amy & Jeff that their wedding reflected their history as individuals, and their history as a couple, which we did just that! Amy & Jeff decided on a color palette of orange and aqua. They had met while attending Oregon State (go Beavers!), and actually during their college football game, so they LOVE Orange! Amy & Jeff selected the Montage Laguna Beach as their wedding location, and fell in love with the pattern in the fence gates, proving you can find inspiration anywhere. This then inspired them to bring in the motif in their invitations and stationary designed by Amy’s brother in law, the wedding cake design. We brought in the motif through the custom pillows and napkin treatments as well. Amy grew up on the beach in the Oregon Coast where there is a lot of driftwood, so to pay homage we incorporated driftwood and grape wood elements in their ceremony & reception decor. It was a perfect day, full of sunshine for their Oregon guests. The beautiful photos were by Gabriel Ryan Photography and amazing floral design by Nisie’s Enchanted Florist.

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Year One Film for Connor || by Elysium Productions

My nephew just celebrated his 1st birthday on March 23rd, and his parents (my sister and brother in law) threw a fun filled birthday party for him. At the party, we premiered this year one film… produced by Elysium Productions. There are so many milestone moments in life, and your child’s 1st year birthday is certainly a major milestone. This film is such a beautiful way to capture this special time.

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San Diego Wedding || Cortnie & Donny’s Film Highlights || by Elysium Productions

We were ecstatic to show the gorgeous feature of Cortnie & Donny’s wedding in Brides Magazine in our last post: (see here) , and here are the highlights from the wedding, so beautifully captured by Elysium Productions – and using film!

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San Diego Wedding || Featured in Brides Magazine || Photography by Jose Villa

We are so ecstatic to be able to share Cortnie & Donny’s Wedding featured in the April/May 2013 edition of Brides Magazine! It was one of the most amazing experiences working with Cortnie, who is absolutely the most talented & creative event designer I know, owner of Canvas & Canopy Events, but it was truly an honor & very humbling to be entrusted by Cortnie & Donny as their wedding planner.

We love the description from Brides Magazine: “A Shore Thing.. this San Diego event designer and her singer beau put a new spin on the classic beach beach with a castaway-style winter ceremony and personalized details featuring silhouettes, chinoiserie bears, and quotes from Dr. Seuss”.

The details in the wedding were infinite… and will require a separate post to go through, so stay tuned! But we wanted to thank all of the fabulous event professionals who provided their services to make Cortnie & Donny’s wedding “completely magical”!

Event Designer: Canvas & Canopy Events
Photographer: Jose Villa Photography
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Dress Designer: Joan Shum Brides
Hair & Makeup: Alexis K Brows
Floral Design: Studio Fiore
Specialty Linens: Wildflower Linen
Catering: Toast Catering
Mixologists: Snake Oil Cocktail Co.
Cake: Cupcakes Couture
Vintage Table Settings: Casa de Perrin
Vintage Furniture: Found Rentals and Urban Barn
Modern Furniture: Hire Elegance
Custom Wood Pieces: The Timber Library
Music: DJ Michael of the Flashdance
Officiant: JP Reynolds
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Invitations: Printed Palette Ink
Hand Made Paper Goods: Momental Designs


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Parker Palm Springs Wedding || Ann & Nick’s Same Day Edit Video

Ann & Nick celebrated their destination wedding at the Parker Palm Springs over the President’s Day Weekend. Here is their Same Day Edit video by Studio 205 Films – we can’t wait to share photos from their wedding by Jose Villa!

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Montage Laguna Beach Wedding || Helen & Jackson’s Same Day Edit by Elysium Productions

Helen & Jackson celebrated their wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach, Studio Restaurant. Here is their Same Day Edit by Elysium Productions!

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Featured on Style Me Pretty || Nicole & Matt’s Classic & Timeless Wedding

Always exciting to share that we’ve been featured in Style Me Pretty !
See Nicole & Matt’s very gorgeous classic, timeless wedding:

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/02/27/pasadena-ballroom-wedding-from-the-special-day/

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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Wedding || Jane & Frank || Photography by Christine Farah

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Downtown Los Angeles Wedding || Jana & Andy’s Same Day Edit || by Elysium Productions

Every wedding is of course very special to us, but Jana & Andy’s wedding dear to our hearts because Jana is from The Special Day family. She was our first ever intern while she was still attending Cornell University in their Hotel Management, Events Program. We are so proud of her as she is now the General Manager of one of L.A.’s prominent restaurants. It was truly an honor to be able to help Jana & Andy with their amazing wedding that had touches of Old Hollywood Glamour, Classic & Chic styling.  Jana’s Vera Wang gown was breathtaking, and the decor at the Majestic Halls (a historical building in downtown Los Angeles that used to be a bank, and with a bank vault still!) was awe-inspiring thanks to Nisie’s Enchanted Florist, G2 Audio & Lighting, Arriba L&H, and Town & Country Rentals. Of course the food was hands down delicious since the catering was by Contemporary Catering – as expectations were high from our foodie couple (after all Jana is a restaurant GM!). As always, Elysium Productions always tells the story of the wedding day as it unfolds… in Jana & Andy’s same day edit…

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