Monday, February 17, 2014

EARTHLY PARADISE + Wedding Inspiration

Claire Pettibone is one of my favorite designers and this season's gowns have my head in the clouds.

This Ethereal wedding inspiration board was created in her honor. 

You can find all of these images and their sources at Angela Saban Design on Pinterest

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Shabby Chic+ Bridal Shower

Sharing some quick photo of a Shabby Chic Bridal Shower from this past weekend, cake by Angel Cakes Bakery.

The combination of gold and shades of pink are a really great way to add some glamour and "grown up feeling" to an event that can often feel more like a baby shower, when using pink.

Most of the props, stands, vases, linen and lace were provided by Angela Saban Design Rentals.  It only took about an hour to get this layout set up and ready for the guests.  The bride's sister did a great job with the Monogram board on the back wall, the bride was thrilled to tears!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WEDLUXE feature + Lindsay & Brad

Lindsay and Brad's love is as true as it comes.  And today their gorgeous wedding was featured on WEDLUXE.  I have been following the WEDLUXE blog for several years, and was just itching for an opportunity to design a wedding for a Canadian couple right here in sunny Arizona.

The first time Lindsay and I spoke on the phone, I knew we were going to create some magic together.  We both loved WEDLUXE, and the luxurious weddings and vendors featured on the blog every week.  Then, I met her family, and Brad, and fell in love with this couple.  Lindsay's impeccably good taste made my job so easy.  She knew what she wanted, blush pink everywhere, mercury glass, vintage touches, sparkle, bling,  delicious food and a luxurious wedding shared with their closest friends and family.  The best part was that she trusted me to craft a day to be remembered.

The Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale was the perfect venue for this magical evening.  I will remember this one forever, and I am so thankful to Brad and Lindsay for making me a part of their perfectly lovely day.  Special thanks to Diana Elizabeth Photography for capturing the magic in her own very special way.

Venue: Silverleaf Club 
Event Designer: Angela Saban Design
Floral Design: The Garage by Ivy
Stationery: By Invitation Only
Bride’s Dress and Belt: Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Veil and Hair Accessories: IHeartBride and Erin Cole Couture Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Makeup: Lizzy Marsh
Hair: Vonn Wynn
Eyelash Extensions: Wink Facial and Lash Bar
Gluten-free Wedding Cake: Angel Cakes Bakery
Catering: Silverleaf Club
Officiant: Matt Nathanson
Ceremony Music: Apperson Strings
Reception Band: Mancini Entertainment
Flower Girl Dress and Belt: Fattie Pie
Reception Backdrop: Angela Saban Design
Transportation: The Driver Provider
Linens: La Tavola

Friday, July 26, 2013

Translating Styled Photo Shoots into a Real Wedding Part II

As a bride to be, the first thing you may do is hit the Internet.  You start surfing wedding blogs like The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled and then you discover Pinterest (if you haven't already).  Then, you are bombarded with the most gorgeous styled photo shoots, glam weddings and luxury like you have never seen before!  It can be overwhelming, especially when you start trying to describe "the look" that you want to vendors, florists, or even your fiance.  You may get "that look" from him, the look that says....are you crazy? 

Well, you're not crazy!  And neither am I.  I loooooove the luxury look, but realism soon takes over, and putting the luxe look together becomes a bit harder than imagined.  So, what I do is break down the elements, the unique elements that really get noticed.  The elements that take up the most real estate in the room on the table and in pictures.

So, here we go.  Remember our LUXE wedding from my last post?
Let's start with the flowers.  Anemones and roses, gorgeous!  These, of course are huge arrangements, which could be scaled down, or even include more greenery and less flowers, or maybe include less expensive flowers like white tulips, hydrangeas and white stock.  If you really love her bouquet (who doesn't) then splurge for yourself, and make the other arrangements smaller and with more economical flowers.
 Another beautiful and economical flower to add?  Daisies, same colors, still gorgeous.
 Next up...the table.  This Luxury look owes it's beauty to simple layering of crisp linen and of course, that beautiful chair treatment.

For the floor length linen on the table, use your venue's white standard linen, or if you're all DIY, rent solid white polyester linens to the floor.  Then top it with a LINEN overlay. 
I found one at La Tavola Linens , this is their Tuscany white Linen and a hemstitched napkin.
The charger is a pretty standard silver beaded charger, a more economical choice is a simple clear glass, a silver coated plastic charger (Cost Plus World Market is one source for these), or no charger, just the gorgeous napkin and a beautiful sprig of greenery or white flowers tied with natural string or white ribbon.

On to the gorgeous chair treatment.  The flowing chiffon chair cover is topped with vines and puddles on the floor for that luxurious feeling.  This look can be achieved in several ways, depending on your budget, and craftiness.  Chiffon fabric can be purchased locally (here in Phoenix) for $3.00 to $5.00 per square yard, and a standard chivari chair would take about two yards to drape over and secure the vines on top with ribbon or natural string.  Not complicated, I will be posting a tutorial next week to show you how!

I found two very pretty covers at Classic Party Rentals...not as ethereal, but many venues offer white chair covers as part of their standard decor package.

Remove the sash and add the vines, or leave the sash on and tuck in greenery and a flower.  Don't want to spend the money on this chair treatment for every guest chair?  How about this treatment on the head table only, or even better, splurge on your SWEETHEART TABLE. One of my favorite options for couples, a sweet spot to be together after your vows are done and the party begins.
This simple elegant table, loaded with flowers, silver vases and candles, puts you and your groom front and center of all the attention.  Need more?
Have a great weekend, and come back next week for more...vases, urns and that glorious backdrop for the ceremony.  Can't wait!