Category: Decor and Style

Destination Wedding : Heidi & Jason Part 2 featured on Style Me Pretty

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Couldn’t get enough of Part 1! Don’t fret we have lots of gorgeous ceremony and reception details to share with. This romantic tropical Playa Del Carmen Destination Wedding was definitely a highlight for us in 2014. The combination of the gorgeous backdrop of Viceroy Rivera Maya, custom driftwood pieces with calligraphy by KAKalligraphy and mercury glass candles this wedding was all romance. Have a look at the full affair captured perfectly by Brandon Kidd Photography. Photography: Brandon Kidd...

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Maui Montage Tropical Wedding Inspiration featured on 100 Layer Cake

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With LVL’s recent expansion to the Hawaiian Islands we were beyond excited to create this Maui Montage Tropical Wedding Inspiration photo shoot.  Creating this fabulous production team was the best part!  We had the opportunity to work with the best of the best on the island of Maui including The Montage’s newest property at Kapalua Bay and the uber talented destination wedding photographer, Brandon Kidd.   We also were so impressed by up and comer Christina Hartman with Wildheart...

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WanderLOFT: The Debut of Loft on Pine

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It is near impossible to fit all the amazing details of this California Chic Grand Opening Long Beach wedding event space,  Loft on Pine  so were not even going to try.  We were honored along with the army of talented vendors in assisting our dear friend and owner Mary Lallande in showing off her hip new event spot in the heart of Long Beach. Were going to let the photos taken by Joel Maus & Lorely Meza for Studio EMP...

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Real Wedding: Wendy and Alan featured on Style Me Pretty

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We will never get enough of the gorgeousness that happens when you combine a sweet couple, a sunny day in So Cal and one of our favorite venues! Wendy and Alan wed on Cinco de Mayo and used the holiday as inspiration. Their special day started at the lovely Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church, their reception took place at Franciscan Gardens  with 24 Carrots Catering & Events. This lush outdoor venue was the perfect backdrop to...

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Real Wedding: Matt & Paul featured on Green Wedding Shoes

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We are excited to share with you Matt & Paul’s celebration, featured first on Green Wedding Shoes. The day was a scorcher (over 100 degrees), we started early and ended in the wee hours of the night. It was well worth the heat of the day to watch these two wonderful guys surrounded by their family and friends. The love they have for each other and all of their guests is really what made this day...

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LVL’s WEB showcase at the Waterfront Hilton, Huntington Beach

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LVL had the wonderful opportunity to dress up the WEB (Waterfront Event Boutique) for the entire month of May!  Thanks to Next Exit Photography, you can view all the details here if you don’t have a chance to check it out for yourself over before June hits.  Huge thanks to Adrienne of The Bloom of Time for donating a new fresh centerpiece weekly, to Signature Party Rentals for the ghost chairs, glassware, dishes and silverware, to...

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Look of Love: Bridal Event

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California Wedding Day magazine hosted “The Look of Love, Orange County”, at the uber chic Chuck Jones Gallery for Creativity in Costa Mesa, CA. The event was designed and customized to give brides resources, information and inspiration like no other. I was on hand as one of the panel wedding planners to provide insight and helpful tips for couples planning their big day. Among the talented groups showcasing their areas, we were honored to team up...

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LVL’s New Office by Lindye Galloway Design

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Thanks to the artistic eye of Lindye Galloway Design,  LVL has a refreshing and beautiful new space to call home.  Now located in San Clemente, Team LVL is loving the transition into our enchanting office space which features a custom built moveable wall that allows our clients to sit for meetings in our lounge space, meanwhile, on the other side, everyone else can be working away on details for upcoming weddings.  A special thank you to Jen...

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Wizard of Oz Birthday Party

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We absolutely love a party with a great theme! This Wizard of Oz birthday bash was magnificent and a fun way to celebrate Matthew’s 4th Birthday. Inviting Occasion pulled out all the stops and carried the theme through every detail – complete with a yellow brick road! Special thanks to Amy of Signature Celebrations, Jay’s Catering, Mission Visual, Cinderella Cakes & Signature Party Rentals. Enjoy & we hope this inspires you for your next party!  

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I Do How To: DIY Gold Glitter Heart Garland

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New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and what better way to ring in the new year then with a DIY tutorial on gold glitter heart garland.  Making this décor is so simple you will wonder why you don’t make your own garland for all the amazing parties you throw. First let’s go over what you will need.  A whopping 4 materials… Gold glitter paper (purchased at Michael’s Arts & Crafts) you will need multiple...

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2013 Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald

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Pantone recently announced the “it” color for 2013.  Do you know what it is? Emerald! This rich, jewel toned color can bring pops of personality to any wedding.  Here at LVL, we wanted to show you a few of our emerald inspirations that we would love to incorporate into a couple’s special day. Emerald vases // Drink stirrers // Aqua & emerald invitation suite Emerald green barn // Peony bouquet // Emerald patterned fabric Emerald, Gold...

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Shakespeare In Love Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

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You may recognize this shoot from Style Me Pretty: Shakespeare in Love Rehearsal Dinner – we are thrilled SMP shared this with their readers. We were honored to be a part of the team of vendors to bring you this whimsical, romantic, and book-themed inspiration for the all too overlooked rehearsal dinner. Traditionally a rehearsal dinner follows the ceremony rehearsal the day or two before the wedding, with guests including the bridal party and close family....

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Surf and Sand Photo Shoot

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This gorgeous, beachy shoot will make you fantasize of summer and sunshine! Inspired by Indonesian ikat prints, hints of India, Morocco, the Mediterranean, and a little bit of Hawaii. This photo shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks – Multi Cultural Beachy Wedding. We were so excited to be a part of this colorful inspiration shoot with the uber-creative stylings by Larissa of Inviting Occasion and Jeni of Found Vintage Rentals. We also simply adore the Surf and Sand Resort, an ocean...

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I Do {How To’s} : Custom Wooden Wedding Signs

  We have received so many compliments on our custom I Do How To’s signs that we had to share this great resource. This Postmoderne shop on Etsy is where we found this idea. We love the sign’s Terry creates and asked she help us with fun signage for our I Do How To’s. We could not have been more pleased with the results. These super cute signs have been featured on The Bride Suite, and...

I Do {How To’s} : Custom Wooden Wedding Signs

  We have received so many compliments on our custom I Do How To’s signs that we had to share this great resource. This Postmoderne shop on Etsy is where we found this idea. We love the sign’s Terry creates and asked she help us with fun signage for our I Do How To’s. We could not have been more pleased with the results. These super cute signs have been featured on The Bride Suite, and...

I Do {How To's}: Wedding Dress Hangers

You have found the perfect dress.  The order has been placed, it has been altered and pressed and now it is ready for the big day. Wait not yet! You are missing one thing. The perfect wedding dress hanger for this perfect gown. Bridal salons often hang the dress on a plastic hanger,  though practical it is not beautiful.  This detail often gets overlooked but can play such a cute, creative or personal role in your...

I Do {How To’s}: Wedding Dress Hangers

You have found the perfect dress.  The order has been placed, it has been altered and pressed and now it is ready for the big day. Wait not yet! You are missing one thing. The perfect wedding dress hanger for this perfect gown. Bridal salons often hang the dress on a plastic hanger,  though practical it is not beautiful.  This detail often gets overlooked but can play such a cute, creative or personal role in your...

I Do {How To's}: Mini Dessert Station

When thinking about desserts for your wedding do you picture the gorgeous four tier white wedding cake or a table of mini sweet treats?? Traditionally, wedding cakes are the dessert of weddings. We all know you are not confined to traditions.  Both are excellent choices, but if you are leaning towards the mini sweets table, this blog post is for you! We love dessert stations because they are the perfect alternative the the traditional wedding cake,...

I Do {How To’s}: Mini Dessert Station

When thinking about desserts for your wedding do you picture the gorgeous four tier white wedding cake or a table of mini sweet treats?? Traditionally, wedding cakes are the dessert of weddings. We all know you are not confined to traditions.  Both are excellent choices, but if you are leaning towards the mini sweets table, this blog post is for you! We love dessert stations because they are the perfect alternative the the traditional wedding cake,...

I DO {How To's}: Choosing your color palette

We find some brides know exactly what colors they want to incorporate into their wedding design but then the other half tend to be overwhelmed by the millions of colors there are to choose from. So we have come up with some simple strategies to help make your wedding planning a little less stressful! YOUR WARDROBE: Open your closet doors and check out your own wardrobe to see if there is a color pattern that surfaces....

I DO {How To’s}: Choosing your color palette

We find some brides know exactly what colors they want to incorporate into their wedding design but then the other half tend to be overwhelmed by the millions of colors there are to choose from. So we have come up with some simple strategies to help make your wedding planning a little less stressful! YOUR WARDROBE: Open your closet doors and check out your own wardrobe to see if there is a color pattern that surfaces....

Grey Likes Weddings Feature!

We could not be more excited to have been featured on Grey Likes Weddings. Summer, blog author and stylist offers inspiration and amazing resources to all her readers and we are so happy to be a part of such an awesome blog!  To read the full post click here!

For Those About To Rock

Today’s inspiration comes from our good friend Denny White Music who had an AMAZING performance last night at The House of Blues in Anaheim. So ladies, let it all go and get a little funky. Yes…that’s right it is time for a Fun & Funky Friday post.  This post is for those who truly want to create unique vibe to their wedding by literally rocking out with their family and friends. We love a couple who...

Summer Lovin'

Summer is officially here, friends! There are certain things that we think of when reminiscing about fun summer days and cool nights of our younger years, and we love it when brides play up their summer weddings with bright colors, refreshing drinks, playful dresses and sweet treats. To tip our hat to the lovely summer months ahead, we have for you a little pop of all of our favorite summer inspirations just for you! Enjoy! {Photos}...

Summer Lovin’

Summer is officially here, friends! There are certain things that we think of when reminiscing about fun summer days and cool nights of our younger years, and we love it when brides play up their summer weddings with bright colors, refreshing drinks, playful dresses and sweet treats. To tip our hat to the lovely summer months ahead, we have for you a little pop of all of our favorite summer inspirations just for you! Enjoy! {Photos}...

Green Wedding Tips

Everyone is going green these days and making an effort to be more mindful of the environment. Going green doesn’t have to be just in your daily activities and lifestyle, it can also transcend over into planning or even attending a wedding. With that in mind, we’d like to share an article by our friends from Celebrate Green. They give great ideas and tips on how going green can be budget friendly as well as earth...

The OC Bridal Beauty Bar

LVL Weddings & Events was proud to co-host the first ever Orange County Bridal Beauty Bar. Co-host Jeni Maus of Found at Studio EMP and many other local vendors came together to give back to brides and treat them to a delightful evening filled with goody bags, hair and make-up makeovers,  live music and much more. Guests who attended were able to mix and mingle with hosting vendors to sample their great products while also getting...

Lost? We Have the Place to be Found

We’ve got an extra special treat for you all this week. LVL Weddings & Events cannot even begin to express the love we have for our dear friend, Jeni Maus, and her unique vintage rental decor items from her shop called Found. We absolutely fell head-over-heals with what Jeni does for anyone looking for a special, antique item. Her amazing finds are one-of-a-kind and will knock your socks off! So what exactly is Found you ask?...

Glam Up Your Wedding

The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your wedding and  LVL Weddings & Events knows it can be a bit overwhelming when choosing theme and color ideas. To help you get out or stay out of a decorating rut, try thinking outside the box. By adding simple, special touches you and your guests will appreciate and always remember your stand-out wedding by taking these ideas, courtesy of the Wedding Channel, to glamorize your big...

The Fabric of Our Lives

LVL is always looking for new and inspiring ideas for weddings and we fell in love with this organic décor idea using real cotton in place of flowers. Kristin and Brandon’s wedding, featured on Green Wedding Shoes, was absolutely picture perfect (the groom is a photographer by the way) with their rustic and organic feel. Using raw cotton as a main décor and floral idea created an elegant and gentle effect – perfect for an outdoor...

Edible Butterflies

For a whimsical touch to your wedding, adding these edible accents to your element will make your wedding take flight! We adore these edible butterflies from Etsy’s seller, SugarRobot. Each butterfly is so lifelike and completely edible! Adding one of these precious butterflies to a cupcake or to accent a large cake would look fantastic. And what’s even better, is that 20 butterflies are only $8.95! These are cute and so affordable…we like!

A Fresh and Fun Yellow Wedding

The lovely weather we had last weekend in Southern California is just making us itch with Spring Fever! The season is just around the corner and we are already excited for the bursts of bright colors that will be popping out all over. One of the colors that always to comes to our minds when we think of spring is, of course, a bright and sunny yellow. To give you a little bit of Spring Fever...

"The Beautiful Wedding" Bridal Show

Come visit LVL Weddings & Events, Cinderella Cakes and Flower Fusion at The Hyatt Regency Irvine this Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 11-4pm.   We will have delicious wedding cake, a handy gift and awesome discounts for all the wonderful brides out there!! click here to pre-register “THE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING” BRIDAL SHOW at THE HYATT REGENCY IRVINE” 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, California 92614 Sunday October 4th, 2009 from 11am to 4pm

“The Beautiful Wedding” Bridal Show

Come visit LVL Weddings & Events, Cinderella Cakes and Flower Fusion at The Hyatt Regency Irvine this Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 11-4pm.   We will have delicious wedding cake, a handy gift and awesome discounts for all the wonderful brides out there!! click here to pre-register “THE BEAUTIFUL WEDDING” BRIDAL SHOW at THE HYATT REGENCY IRVINE” 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, California 92614 Sunday October 4th, 2009 from 11am to 4pm

Cake Pops R 2 Die 4!

How many times have you gone to a wedding and said to yourself…I just want a bite of the cake to satisfy my sweet tooth.  Just a Bite Cake Pops are just the answer. Not only are they the cutest things ever they taste amazing!!  I met with Mindy Himmel, Owner of Just a Bite and got to try MINT, CARROT CAKE and GERMAN CHOCOLATE. I was so surprised at how moist and flavorful they were....

Candy Buffet in…Jordan Almonds out

I love the idea of a candy buffet because it is a great way to add style and personality to your event while getting your guests involved.  More and more companies are offering custom candy stations such as Candee by Sandee based in Orange County. Sandee customizes each candy station based on the event colors and theme to the audience and event purpose. Mention my blog and you will receive a 10% discount off of a...

My Jones Wedding Favors!

Making your own custom myJones is quick and easy.  All you need is a photo and a quote for the back of the label. Start your order here, online, and for just $29.99 + shipping for a 12-pack (or $16.99 for a 6-pack) we’ll deliver a case of of your favorite Jones Soda flavor with custom photo and quote directly to your door.

Candy Buffet

picture compliments of www.amyatlasevents.com No matter how old we get there’s something about candy that makes us feel like kids again. Put a spring in your guests’ step by giving them a candy buffet.  I mean who does not have a sweet tooth!

Chameleon Chair Collection

Chameleon Chairs, LLC offers an expansive line of chairs and barstools and is the perfect compliment to any style or decor as you can see from the picture above! All of their chairs are ergonomically engineered for comfort and style. You can check out their collections at www.chameleonchair.com.

Another Genius Product by C&M

You know that we love to entertain here at C&M… If you are anything like us, then you’ll love some flowers on the table to make an even prettier presentation. And whilst vases are a dime a dozen, this is quite the exception. A super slim aluminum vase held in place by a super thin magnet plate hidden under a table cloth, all you need to do is arrange them nicely, add some flowers and you...

Another Genius Product by C&M

You know that we love to entertain here at C&M… If you are anything like us, then you’ll love some flowers on the table to make an even prettier presentation. And whilst vases are a dime a dozen, this is quite the exception. A super slim aluminum vase held in place by a super thin magnet plate hidden under a table cloth, all you need to do is arrange them nicely, add some flowers and you...

Lounge Appeal

If you are looking for a more urban, chic, modern feel to your wedding or event try renting lounge furniture. Lounge Appeal rents high quality lounge furniture for weddings & special events. They are currently running a special in Orange County and LA. Recieve 15% discount off of their retail price rentals. Please refer to code LA15 when placing an order. So get ready to take your event to the next level. Give it some Lounge...

Waxy, Waxy

RS. Wax Co. specializes in wax luminaries which can be used for all types of weddings and events. The luminaries come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and you can even customize your own logo on them. I also love the fact that the owner named the company after his wife (yes I am a sap but then again it serves me well in my profession).

Happy 4th!

Celebrating Idependence Day is always a fun summer time event. I found some really cute decoration ideas you can make yourself from Martha Stewart. Here are just a few! My personal favorite are the cupcakes.

Wine Glasses Are Not Just For A Good Pinot

I came across this great versatile and inexpensive centerpiece idea which could accent any type of style. Use a wine glass as a tealight or LED tealight holder, place a mini lamp shade on top and voila you have a decoration piece for any wedding or event. Check out Charles & Marie a great online store with tons of great ideas and really cool lampshades!