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July 15, 2013

The Knot Mixer at Chuck Jones Center

The Knot teamed up with 24 carrots, Intertwined Events, and a ton of other wonderful vendors (see list below) to put together this retro Andy Warhol themed mixer for all the industry friends.  The custom pop art dance floor and white lounge seating with neon pops all looked great inside the blank palate of the Chuck Jones Center.

We personally loved this theme and are crazy about the mini coke bottles and pizza boxes we used for the tray pass items.

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tuna tataki tartar in an edible cone

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watermelon feta salad with lemon drizzle

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creamed tomato basil soup

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mini sliders with coca cola

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mini pepperoni pizza

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fried chicken & waffle taco with a crispy waffle taco shell, maple syrup, and slaw

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spiked dragon fruit shave ice

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gorgeous cake by Christopher Garrens

Plan & Design:  Intertwined Events
Venue: Chuck Jones
Catering: 24 Carrots
Floral: Inviting Occasions
DJ: Honored Occasions
Photo Booth: Smile Lounge PhotoBooth
Linens: La Tavola
Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Stationery: Pitbulls & Posies
Dance Floor: Platinum Pro
Desserts: Simply Sweet Cakery, Sidecar Doughnuts & Christopher Garren Cakes
Video: Perryfield Films
Live Entertainment: John Nguyen
Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy Hair & Makeup
Photographer: Allison Maginn Photography

 


June 27, 2013

A Match Made in Eden

Sundie and Jason chose to tie the knot amidst the natural beauty of Rancho Las Lomas, which perfectly fit their theme, “A Match Made in Eden.”  You’ll notice apples in the décor throughout their wedding, from the floral arrangements to the  guests’ place cards that were written on leaf-shaped paper and attached to apples.  We particularly love how they’re both radiating with happiness, along with the ombre floral aisle and the bubbles after the ceremony.

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Floral Design: Inviting Occasion
Photographer: Barnet Photography
Coordinator: Events by Evelynn
Videographer: Alan Larsen Films
DJ: Elevated Pulse
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage
Bride’s Gown: Lazaro from Mon Amie Bridal Salon


June 26, 2013

Summer Salad in a Jar

One of our favorite ways of serving salad is in mason jars! It always adds a fun touch to the first course, rather than your typical plated salad.  Below, find the recipe to our mixed greens with lemon fennel vinaigrette.

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/3lb Mixed Greens
  • 20ea Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 4oz Toasted Sliced Natural Almonds
  • 4oz Golden Raisins
  • ½ ea Sliced Cucumber (hot house)
  • 6oz Pitted Kalmata Olives
  • 6oz Goat Cheese (crumbled)

Lemon Fennel Vinaigrette (makes 8oz)

  • 1oz Toasted Fennel Seeds
  • 2oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3oz Honey
  • 2oz Canola or Salad Oil
  • Salt Kosher – to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper – to taste
  • ½ ea Shallots
  • 1ea Garlic Clove

 

Process vinaigrette ingredients in the blender until completely smooth, (there should be no shallot, garlic, or fennel seed chunks) and adjust seasoning as needed.  Once all of your salad ingredients are in the jar, drizzle with vinaigrette and serve! You can also pour the vinaigrette into a cruet and have guests dress their salads to their liking.


June 25, 2013

Two Veterinarians Tie the Knot at Rancho Las Lomas

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Amanda and Hays say it was love at first site when they toured Rancho Las Lomas.  Both being veterinarians, they loved the animals, nature, abundance of trees, and overall rustic feel of Rancho.  They brought in furniture from Found Vintage Rentals to compliment the vintage look they were going for.  They also had unique accents throughout the venue including an old library catalog drawer that they used for the place cards, scrabble letters for signage, a framed chalkboard program, and an array of mismatched plates, silverware, and even tables. We loved how the cake by Simply Layered mimicked the bride’s gorgeous dress.  Another fun fact- Andrea and Hays were the first couple to have their ceremony on the stairway underneath the lush trees… it was so perfect that it’s been a favorite amongst couples to follow.

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Photography: Braedon Photography
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Wedding Coordination: Lindsay of LVL Weddings & Events
Floral Design: White Lilac, Inc.
Officiant: Greg Mohr of You May Kiss The Bride
Cinematography: Plug Wedding Films
Cake: Simply Layered
Invitations: Chatham & Caron
Band: Jordan Music Entertainment
DJ: DJ Tasos
Vintage Rentals: Found Vinage Rentals
Lighting: The Event Company
Linens: La Tavola
Bride’s Dress: Amsale
Hair + Makeup: Flawless Faces

 

 


June 12, 2013

Gretchen & Cory

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Through Gretchen & Cory’s wedding, you can see what is most important to them – their family.  It’s truly beautiful how they incorporated all of their closest people into their special day.  Gretchen’s father played the ceremony music, which included songs from their favorite movies (since they’re both in the industry). There were also many special moments throughout which were in honor of Gretchen’s mother, who passed away 1.5 years prior to the wedding.  The cake was modeled after her favorite game, “Plants vs. Zombies.”  Cory’s two little girls were also rocking pink highlights in their hair in honor of their grandmother who had passed from breast cancer.  Gretchen says, “Besides marrying Cory, I was also marrying his two little girls.  It was very important to us to incorporate the girls into the ceremony. I had vows especially for the girls and they each got a necklace with their names written on it with my pinkie print engraved on it.”

As far as the décor, they wanted to stay true to the rustic style of Franciscan Gardens, but also to incorporate bright and playful colors to go along with their “bubbly and colorful personalities.”

We really loved that every detail of this wedding meant something special to the couple. They had a romantic, intimate wedding and we were so glad to be apart of it all!

p.s. – Be sure to read their “Save The Date” card for their love story!

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Photography: Leila Brewster
Venue: Franciscan Gardens
Floral Design: Pixies Petals
Cake:  Charm City Cakes West
Desserts:  24 Carrots + Sweet & Saucy Shop + Deluscious Cookies
Catering: 24 Carrots
Stationery: Bride
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia
Hair Accessories: Lucia Bella
Bride’s Hair + Makeup: Hair Comes the Bride
Band: High Resolution Productions