Friday, December 24, 2010

A Mini Blogging Vacation at Floral Sense

Wow! What a year!!!
I am so truly grateful for all the amazing things that have happened through Floral Sense in 2010 and I am squealing with excitement for what 2011 has to bring. While we will still be busy servicing throughout the rest of this year, I will be taking a mini blogging break until January.
Enjoy your holidays with your family and friends.
We look forward to sharing another amazing year with you!! See you next year!

Truly Yours,
Joanna

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Peppermint Inspired Stylized Bridal Photoshoot

With Christmas just around the corner, I have a little treat for you! Here's a little taste of the holidays in all its peppermint wedded bliss that we shot a few months back in preparation for the season! If you know someone who is planning to have a wedding around Christmas-time, I hope this gives them a few ideas for their own special day.

Since peppermint was the inspiration point for this shoot, I really wanted to exhibit a Winter Wonderland feel with colors bursts of glittery red and modern peppermint accents. And just a little tip for any design schemes: keep the color palette simple and play up textures as much as you can! Enjoy!
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Credits:
Co-coordination: D. Park Photography and Floral Sense
Photography: D. Park Photography
Art Direction, Event and Floral Design: Floral Sense
Hair and Make-up Artist: All Made Up Team
Bridal Accessories: Petit Plume
Linens, Furniture and Venue: Fusion Linens
Paper Creations: Typologie and Co.
Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baccarat Party Picture Details

By now, you've seen a bunch of pictures of this FAB event from Tuesday night at Baccarat in South Coast Plaza. And if you've been keeping up, you already know that the turn out was amazing with over 250 guests including some of Hollywood's own. I was lucky enough to have my friend Drexelle of D Park Photography come and snap some great photos to share with you. AND, Alexander Avina, the amazing photographer for The Examiner was kind enough to do the same! Thank you so much to both of you! Watermarked images by D Park Photography and non-watermarked Alexander Avina.

I'm a sucker for the details of any event so here they are in all its glory! Enjoy!
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All floral designs were kept simple with Black Magic, Black Bacara and Hearts Roses in Baccarat crystal vases.
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Champagne and wine were served in gorgeous Baccarat stemware.
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The lovely Drexelle of D Park Photography:
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A few of the gorgeous ladies of our planning committee:
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Marisa Kenson and her team stylized me in one of her very own dresses. Love! A special thank you to Paul Mitchell for hair and make-up for us and our lovely models!
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Of course, no outfit is complete without a little Baccarat crystal.
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And just a little something for the wonderful women who I worked with to put this glittering evening together!
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It was truly a night to remember!
Yours truly,
Joanna
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baccarat Party at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA

Today's the big day! Come join us in celebration of Baccarat's new jewelry line So Insomnight at 6 PM to 8:30 PM in South Coast Plaza right inside Baccarat for a full red carpet treatment!

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We have many special guest: the Real Housewives of OC, Michael Costello from Project Runway, Aubrey O'day including a special performance by pop violinist Josh Vietti!

AND, if you get lucky enough, you could win some great gifts from Anqi, Charles David and Floral Sense (to name a few).

Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

ISES Orange County December Meeting - Greening Your Event at Classic Party Rentals in Santa Ana, CA

Aside from the fact that I love a good party, I love a Green Party even more! Classic Party Rentals in Santa Ana hosted the most recent ISES meeting with a lovely irresistible organic twist. Of course, all tables, organic linens, stemware, silverware and chargers were provided by Classic.
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Florals were beautifully designed by Sussanna of French Buckets.
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Food catered by Primal Alchemy Catering with produce grown from their own garden!
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Desserts by Simply Sweet Bakery were gluten free. The salted caramels were certainly the coveted sweet item of the night. And yes, I took the last one without shame.
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Classic Party Rentals also provided these goody bags for each of the guests filled with treats including a reusable cup!
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Holly Thach, General Manager to the Santa Ana Classic Party Rentals location, presented. And I truly appreciated the fact that Classic continues to make baby steps towards sustainability. It can initially be overwhelming trying to implement changes. But it all starts with baby steps.

You wanna learn an interesting fact I learned from Holly?
It takes less energy to wash 14,000 glasses than it takes to make one plastic cup. Wow!

Its a bit disturbing to know that so much energy is expended into making a one-time use cup.
This creates even more reason to rent. Especially at Classic, you have an incredible menu of options to fit any occasion and make it your own.

Just look at these gorgeous products! The possibilities are endless.
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Here are few sample tablescapes from their showroom:
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This is Cynthia Bower of Classic! She's one of the sweetest people you will ever meet!
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I feel truly blessed to be around such amazing people:
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Thank you ISES OC for another successful event. And a special thank you for presenting an opportunity for showcasing a Green Event!