Posted by: loveandsplendor | April 27, 2011

angela & james – 8.15.10

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a lovely week.  I cannot believe it is already Wednesday night — life has been a blur since last Thursday, when I headed to New Mexico for another client meeting.  I will write more about my trip soon, but today I am thrilled to share some absolute wedding gorgeousness, courtesy of the one and only Elizabeth Messina.  This wedding was featured today on Inspired by This, the fabulous blog by Be Inspired PR.  Make sure to check it out!

Last year I had the pleasure of planning an elegant and unabashedly romantic wedding at Saddlerock Ranch for Angela and James, who reside in New York. Although Saddlerock often lends itself to more rustic-feeling events, Angela really desired a soft and feminine feel for her wedding.  With the help of an all-star cast of vendors, I think we were able to achieve this beautifully.

A blush-tinged palette of neutrals set the stage for the day, in shades of pink, peach, soft gold and a dusty sage. White Lilac did the most incredible job with the florals, which were lush and textural, overflowing from a collection of mercury glass containers mixed with large tabletop lanterns.  To set the mood at the reception, abundant candlelight was utilized on the tabletops and grand chandeliers were suspended in the trees overhead.  I loved the juxtaposition of the natural, organic feel of Saddlerock and the luxe feel of the décor, which included over-the-top linens from La Tavola and carefully selected vintage pieces from {found}.  Elizabeth’s photography was the perfect complement to the feel of the day; her ethereal images immediately transport me to all the loveliness of this very special celebration.  It was an absolute delight working on this wedding and I am so thrilled to share it with all of you!

angela & james: thank you for allowing me to share in the beauty of your day.  your love is truly inspiring.  miss you both!!  xoxo

{ the dream team }

Venue: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Wedding Planning & Coordination: Angel Swanson, Events of Love and Splendor

Floral Design & Décor: White Lilac

Catering: Huntington Catering

Band: The Buzzcatz

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Lighting: Lighten Up, Inc.

Linens: La Tavola

Vintage Rentals: {found} vintage rentals

Calligraphy: Xandra Zamora of XYZ Ink

Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier “Camelot”

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  1. wow, what a stunning bride! and that honey just pops on those tables. another lovely wedding!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!! Saw your link on FB and couldn’t resist looking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents – you’re incredibly gifted and it’s inspiring!!!

  3. Every detail is perfect! Just stunning.

  4. LOVE this! keep up the great work, Angel! :)

  5. I saw these on one of my friend’s facebook pages last summer and i should have known you were behind this! SOOOO GORGEOUS!!

  6. Gorgeous!

  7. Things I love about this wedding: Color, flowers, venue, little honey bottle, vintage clocks, gorgeous bride, lace table runner (is it from the same store we went in DT?), and the photographer. Last but not least the super duper talented L&S ladies. xo

  8. you do such a great job everytime Angel!

  9. […] Hanbok. And I am dying for it. The lush layers that give true bridal essence are just beyond-words. Angel Swanson flawlessly designed this event and the capturing of it by Elizabeth Messina couldn’t have […]

  10. Lovely photos! Especially the picture of the wedding dress hanging on the tree. :D


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