Gorgeous Wedding Blooms from Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions

Psst… do you know what we are totally obsessed with? Drop dead gorgeous blooms which beautify tabletops with some awe-inspiring details. Seriously brilliant talent by Chris Crisologo of  Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions. Tabletops never looked so good. Flowers oh-so- pretty that our wedding loving hearts are full of total bliss.  You will have to see for yourself, and see why we have fallen head over heels in love with the style, design, and amazing flowers of Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions.
Trends? Oh yes, that is one more genius detail that Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions does not forget. Talk about your hot trends. We love these five fabulous trends which have “wowed” our minds. Trend Tuesday is looking pretty good right about now. Real good.
  • Organic Summer Bliss: For the eco-friendly minded couple, we utilize locally grown flowers and organic products.  Re-claimed wood containers and natural burlap runner creates innovative perspective and eliminate our carbon foot print.  
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  • Sunshine Sun Kiss: Inspired by the summer sun, your eyes will naturally be drawn to the vibrant shades of yellow.  Pave of different texture of blooms from mini calla lily, cymbidium orchids and roses helps compliment the chevron table runner and napkin.  Natural elements of succulent, lemons and fruitwood chiavari chair give an earthy tone.
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  • Tone on Tone Flower and Linen Look: A rectangular wood container is adorned by rhinestone along with a contemporary style lush arrangements of African violet, aubergine, plum and fuchsia.  Strands of grass frames deep Vanda orchids for an edgy look.  
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  • Green with Glam Look: A trio of shantung celadon square boxes is the start of “Green With Glam”  Cascade of pink mini calla lily, butterfly orchids, and cafe o’le dalias embellish the containers.  Glittery chartreuse New York linen and green wasabi napkins frames the tone-on-tone landscape. 
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  • Tropical Elegance Look: Antique silver swirl vases coupled with metallic silver weave linens creates the perfect pairing for the newly renovated performing arts center.   A “not so expected” tropical vibes takes an artistic form. 
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Paradise Delight creates stylish florals and cutting –edge event designs for discerning clients in Southern California.   By understanding our clients perspective, we create “comprehensive” concepts focusing on “the big picture” to the “fine details.” For more details, visit ParadiseDelight.com


Must Have Wedding Accessories from Lavanna Events

Good morning Sunday goers! It is a lovely one here at BHL, and we have a gorgeous feature today. All we can say is Details Details Details. Yep, it is all about those fabulous, beautiful, and intricate details we love so much. Without it, weddings are a bore right? Who wants that? Not us. We love ourselves all the details we can get. Today, our inbox is filled with the most lovely of details. All courtesy of a pair of amazing and very talented gals from Lavanna Events. They bring elegance, handmade talent, crazy creativity, and oh-so-chic details. Our wedding loving hearts could not be any happier. So before you start your day, grab your morning coffee, and get ready to be inspired!


  • A guest book decorated with flowers. Oh, and these flowers are not just ordinary flowers. No, not at all. Do you see the gold trim around the edges? Oh my! This is a gorgeous one.
  • Ivory & Gold Napkin Ring beautifully decorated with delicate jewelries and accessories. Probably the most lovely napkin ring we have seen. Simply stunning!


  • Table numbers decorated with flowers. How adorable are these? We are thinking that these can be perfect for a garden wedding. Right? Yes, we are thinking it would be just the right touch.


  •  A hand made wedding favor uniquely designed in gold and purple. Each favor holds two to three Jordan Almonds. What an elegant wedding favor. Any guest would feel pretty glam receiving one of these fabulous favors. Just so beautiful.

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  • Lace covered favor box decorated with crystals, and filled with Jordan Almonds. If you love gold, then this is the favor for you. It is the loveliest of boxes, and the lace…oh the lace is just fantastic. Classic.

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  • An elegant and chic tabletop showing off all the beautifullu hand crafted accessories including a customized menu, customized sign, wedding favor, and place card.


  • A close up of the delicate and hand made place card decorated with Swarovski crystals. Just enough bling. Gold and crystals never looked so good on a place card.

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  • Wedding favor bag decorated with Swarovski crystal and  a gold ribbon. Inside? Some delicious candies. Do you see the flower? So pretty!


About Lavanna Events 

We are a devoted team of event designers striving to bring your dream events into reality! Whether you’re looking forward to the most wonderful wedding reception or anticipating a well-orchestrated business event, our designers will create THE unique atmosphere that will truly reflect you and your preferences! We will stay by your side throughout the long and often-winding planning process providing personal and honest advice. After all, planning our own weddings and events was what inspired us to pursue a career in professional event and wedding planning!As the saying goes, “It’s all in the details” and when it comes to details, nothing is more important than the accessories that ornate your special day. Accessories make your special day unique and outstanding​.

We offer our own brand of elegant and handcrafted accessories including wedding favors, invitation cards, card boxes, ring bearer pillows, flower girl baskets, guest books, bridal garters and much more. When it comes to accessories our clients have access to a wealth of options without a doubt!

Custom Florals and Design from Eddie Zaratsian

Psst… do you know what we are in love with right now? Well, maybe not just at this moment, but will probably always be imprinted in our wedding loving minds. Some seriously gorgeous talent which left us speechless. Yep, it is that GOOD! It is the kind of talent that is awe-inspiring and full of beautiful details. Lovely blooms which have dazzled our eyes and cheered our hearts with joy. All courtesy of the very talented and amazing Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle. You will soon see why we have fallen in love with his flowers, style, and design. We kind of want to crawl through the  computer screen and live in the beautiful spaces created by this fabulous floral designer. Amazing images right here. Enjoy!











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About Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle

Eddie Zaratsian has come a long way in the years since he took his place as one of the youngest ever inductees to the American Institute of Floral Designers. The Creative Director of tic-tock Couture Florals has worked with the best of the best in special events like Pauline Parry, Nikki Khan, Mindy Weiss and Marcy Blum. He’s appeared on two episodes of David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding and was named one of the Top 5 International Florists in the Financial Times. Eddie also designed the florals for Oprah Winfrey’s Network, OWN premiere party on New Year’s Day 2011. Eddie has partnered with Restoration Hardware to provide the latest in beautiful arrangements at the Eddie Zaratsian Fresh Flower Boutique in their Beverly Hills and Scottsdale locations. He is also busy creating fresh, new fashion-forward arrangements for celebrity weddings and parties and is working on a book highlighting his incredible work, photographed by Marianne Lozano that will be released in early 2013.

At Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle, customer service is key. Eddie and the team are dedicated to making every customer feel valued and appreciated, regardless of budget. What really sets Eddie apart is his creativity and design range – his ability to understand a client’s image and execute their vision is unparalleled.

Flowers are a feast for the soul and Eddie believes everyone deserves a seat at the table.


Event Design from Celadon & Celery

It is a lovely Saturday morning here at BHL, but before we go out to enjoy this beautiful day, we wanted to share an incredible vendor with some serious skills. We are talking about jaw-dropping gorgeous details, which are beyond our wedding loving dreams. Details, details, details. Yep, and every single detail is a piece of art which is styled so perfectly, we can not believe it is so real. So without further adieu, we like to introduce the fabulous and very talented Celadon & Celery. We hope you have your cup of joe in hand, because it is time for a dose of breathtaking inspiration.

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About Celadon & Celery

Celadon & Celery specializes in the art of design and event concepts, with  attention to quality and detail: combining shapes, materials, textures and innovative aesthetics to create memorable occasions. We offer planning, as well as styling and design: styling is a vehicle to showcase beauty, in hotels, resorts, or private homes–each has their own personality, and the first step is pinpointing the unique intricacies of each location.

The production of putting together events of every scale excites us with all the specifics that go into coordinating the vendors, the venues, the design aesthetics and the details, whether it is local or abroad. When styling photo shoots or locations, the architectural details provide inspiration; we combine items native to the property with props from our creative craft dealers to complement your personalities and any venue.

Our vision is to recreate the space with truly authentic pieces, pushing beyond flowers, fabrics and decor to construct elaborate presentations that are reflective and representative of the time, occasion and season.


Whimsical and Romantic Details from Megan Ondercin Event Design

Guess what? It is another fabulous Wedding Wednesday! I’m talking drop dead gorgeous inspiration and some serious pretty coming your way. I just love when there is beyond amazing talent creating such lovely design that I can not get enough of. Recently, I attended the Unveiled Orange County Wedding Event where I literally had to stop in my tracks, get my camera ready, and take a few shots of the beautiful details.  Who is behind all the uber talented details?   Megan Ondercin Event Design with the help of  Copper Willow Paper Studio got together and created a sweet and romantic space. Want to know the details of what my eyes were so lucky to see? Oh, you will want to grab your morning coffee, (maybe a second cup by now), and be ready to be inspired!

Megan Ondercin shares all the magic behind the design at the Unveiled Wedding Event…

I wanted to incorporate a few trends of 2013 into my booth decor at the Unveiled bridal show; mixed metallics and peach/coral hues.  This combination created such a warm and inviting space. I wanted it to evoke a romantic sunset mixed with some harder, slightly masculine touches.  I glued pennies to glass vases to create my own unique floral container.  I also wrapped copper and gold wire around the napkins, center vase, and coral water goblets.  The ribbon backdrop created such a whimsical tone that really added that “wow” factor to the space.  Then, again, mixing the soft romantic elements to the harder, more bold tones, I layered the paper medallions over-top of the ribbon backdrop.  Each medallion was spray-painted to give the look of metal without the weight of an actual metal disc.  I also kept the metallic theme going by spray-painting the handles of each piece of flatware.  Copper isn’t often used, so I’m trying to take it mainstream with this display!  Gold is everywhere, and is definitely a major trend in 2013.  So, I kept that in play while introducing copper, gold’s lesser used cousin.

One of my other favorite components were the menu place mats.  Menus are an important part of a wedding, so I wanted to use it in a fresh, new way by printing it on a paper place mat.  With the help of Copper Willow Paper Studio, we were able to create something that really helped pull everything together. The glass plates were also a custom creation.  I took glass dinner plates and, using painter’s tape, created a different striping pattern on the back for each setting. Then, before letting the spray paint fully dry, I pulled the tape off so that it created a rough edging to the stripe. 

The last show-stopper that I’m quite proud of is the custom sewn table runner with coordinating napkins. Coming from a fashion background, I love browsing fabric stores.  I went in with a specific vision of what colors and pattern I wanted and found this gorgeous cotton print. The print is modern, yet funky and cheerful.

My giveaway was a card with a single penny glued on and the famous bridal phrase “something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue….and a sixpence in her shoe.”  That last part of the saying often gets dropped out.  Since I incorporated pennies in to my design, I wanted it to carry-over as a minor theme to my giveaway.  The saying states that if the bride puts a penny, or ‘sixpence’, in her shoe it will bring good luck to the marriage. It was a hit with the guests!

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A few words from Megan Ondercin about  Megan Ondercin Event Design

A Southern California based event planning company focused on weaving unique designs elements to create a breath-taking event. Bringing together innovation, style, personality, and beauty for one unforgettable occasion is what we’re all about.

What I offer to brides and grooms:

Every couple is unique, therefore we strive to make every wedding just as unique by focusing on specific aspects that reflect the couples’ personalities.  Design is our passion, so we don’t just plan – we conceptualize, fabricate, and develop every aspect of a wedding.  From sewing napkins, creating custom-made backdrops and tablescapes, to selecting music and lighting to coincide with the natural ambiance of the venue.  Our primary focus is constant collaboration with the bride and groom and attention to the finer elements.

In addition to design and planning, we also offer wardrobe styling.  Megan, the owner, worked professionally in the fashion and entertainment industry as a wardrobe stylist and costumer.  Our expertise with fabric, drape, fit, and color provides a unique skill-set for our clients.  Both brides and grooms can get a professional’s input on how to look their best on the big day.  We even work beyond the engaged couple, by helping the rest of the bridal party, parents, or even Grandma find something fabulous!


How to choose a dress for the Mother of the Bride

Your wedding day is a special day where you share your love with your closest friends and family. This is also a very special day for the mother of the bride, who wants to feel and look beautiful. What is the best way to find that perfect dress for her? Here are some tips:

  • Brainstorm session: Sit down with your mom and just talk about the wedding. The colors and design of the wedding, the style and colors of the bridesmaids dresses, and other bridal party attire. You want to make sure that she is fully aware of what the overall look you are going for. This is also the time where she can share with you her ideas about the dress.  Once ideas are shared and there is a vision for the dress, the shopping can begin!
  • Shopping: Its nice if you can accompany your mom for her dress shopping day. This way you can see what the dresses look like, provide your thoughts, and also support her at the same. Make it a mother-daughter day!
  • Color: Find out what color your mom likes to wear. The mother of the bride does not have to match the bridesmaids with their colors. However  you want to choose a color which will look good on her skin tone. You want to stay away from white, ivory, cream, or any color which would look to close to the bride’s dress. You do not want to be upstaged by your mother. She can still look lovely, and stunning without having to take away from your big day. It is important that your mother feels beautiful! Just make sure the color does not totally clash with the colors and overall theme of the wedding. So if you are going for a vintage romantic look for your wedding, probably want to stay away from bright colors. Maybe a soft pink or soft yellow color would work best.
  • Style: What style is going to work best?  If the wedding is formal, a long dress is best. If it is a day time wedding and informal, the dress can be two piece top and skirt. Your mom needs to feel comfortable, and herself when she wears this dress. So if she normally does not wear strapless dresses, then maybe its best not to try this style on. However, sometimes you can add a little jacket or shawl, which can work too. Try on various styles and see which one your mom feels most beautiful in. It is your day, so you also need to feel comfortable with her style.