Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Morgan & Stefan - Malibu/Santa Monica wedding

Every cloud in the coastal sky parted for this amazing couple on a gorgeous day in July. Morgan and Stefan were all smiles from the day we met them to the day they said "I do". Brought to us by the lovely Cassandra Santor, every detail was perfection. We all just swooned over these two and insisted on making sure everything was perfect.

Although Chicago is where they will plant their roots, they held their wedding ceremony in the gorgeous chapel at the place where they met and fell in love, Pepperdine University in Malibu, followed by a stunning reception at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

One of the best bouquet hand off's ever.... Morgan cried, then I cried, then Cassandra cried....

Then onto the Fairmont Miramar where the festivities continued at the venue's new Santa Monica hotspot The Bungalow.

And into the reception...Soft, romantic, pillowy blooms of hydrangea, "cafe au lait" dahlias, "Juliet" garden roses, and orchids overflowed from milky white vesels both high and low. Candles lit up the tabletops while crystal chandeliers glistened from above.  



Event Coordinator: Cassandra & Co.  |  Photography: The Youngrens  |  Florals Design: Lilla Bello |  Ceremony Location: Pepperdine University  |  Reception Location: Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop  |  Reception Lighting: Peterson Lighting  | Make up: Katy Holland
Hair: Salon HG  | DJ: 123 DJ's Dubgypsy | Rentals: Luna Party Rentals  | Stationery: Kasey Hamel 
Dress : Serendipity Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses : Amsale  | Wedding Invitations: Invitation Solutions Transportation: Exquisite Transportation  |  Wedding Videography : Threaded Films

Monday, February 27, 2012

Origami Dreamin'

It's hard to not smile as this whimsical new trend is delicately making its way in weddings and magical fĂȘtes across the land! Origami, a traditional japanese art form which started in the 17th century, is now becoming reinvented as a true modern art form. The crane in particular, is believed to bring good luck & happiness for those that receive them - so why not have hundreds of them fluttering around on your wedding day??

Do not misunderstand, we are in no way suggesting that such delicate little beauties can replace your fresh florals, but we are slightly giddy at the thought of blending the two mediums, playing on the bright delicious colors and patterns and really elevating the entire experience! 

Whether incorporated into your escort card display, added as a fluttering chandelier over your tabletops, or tucked inside each napkin treatment, these little jewels will be the talk of the party.

OK, ok, so this next bit of images may not exactly pass as "origami" but we couldnt stop oodling at this amazing feature by Green Wedding Shoes where the winter vibe was captured in an awning of...wait for it...marshmallows. Sigh....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love is in the air....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Friday, Dec 16 - "30 Open Doors" Holiday Art Walk

Take care of that holiday list while sipping a cocktail, listening to some amazing music and gazing at art! We are thrilled to be participating in an amazing holiday art walk here at our new home, Bergamot Station.Stroll through dozens of art galleries, grab some grub off some of L.A.'s best food trucks and make sure to stop by Lilla Bello Studio (F1b)!

We have a gorgeous array of holiday gift items: scented candles, organic cotton wreaths, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, glassware & tabletop accessories, rustic lanterns, and more! Maria Valentin of Figmint Design will also be here introducing her exclusive line of couture letterpress stationery and accessories (her holiday designs are to die for!).

Live music performance by Joseph Eid - don't miss him! (F1b)

And lastly, don't forget to bring your donation of unwrapped kid-friendly art supplies or toys for the "Spark of Love Toy Drive". Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lilla Bello - Figmint Design anouncing....

We are pleased to announce that Figmint Design is now sharing gallery space with  Lilla Bello Studio’s fine floral boutique, at Santa Monica’s legendary art complex Bergamot Station. Lilla Bello is a boutique fine floral design firm, dedicated to the highest quality, innovative concepts and lush designs. Together, they form a synergy of event styling expertise that is customized to your exact vision and sentiment.

“I knew when I created this space that it was always going to embrace more than just my own creative team. I saw a dance happening here; a ‘reception’ if you will, of the most talented event artistry that I know. But more than that, a place where our client feels at ease, guided and understood.” 
Toby Kassoy (founder, Lilla Bello Studio)

So DREAM in fragrance, DREAM in color, DREAM of the moments that will continue to make you smile long after the last candle is blown out!  Figmint Design’s graphic design, custom letterpress stationery, and couture paper luxuries embody influences from fashion & textiles, interior design & architecture, pop culture, and fine art. They will transform your sentiment to paper in ways you never could imagine possible.

“I love the magic that happens when a vision is translated into reality through design, art, color, shape, and texture. The entire creative process is one that is personal, fun, and exciting. From concept inception and material selection, to project execution and presentation, the individual spirit of each client is the heart and soul of each design. We don’t just design stationery, we brand your event with artisan infused details that reflect you“.
Maria Valentin (founder, Figmint Design)

Located in the west coast's largest art gallery complex, Lilla Bello and Figmint Design come together to offer pristine event artistry that is personal, warm, unique and detail oriented. Event planners all over the city are invited to bring their clients in, take advantage of the private meeting room, and join in creating the ultimate event experience for their clients.

Make an appointment to view our portfolio and see samples of our fine florals and couture correspondence.
CONTACT: Lilla Bello Studio : 310.453.3311
CONTACT: Figmint Design : 818.207.8986

Photo Credits: Letterpress RSVP Card by
Figmint Design / photo by Maria Valentin, Florals & Event Styling  by

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall in Love....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring...It's Christmas!

'Tis the season for holiday parties - and lucky us, we have the best clients that allow us to flex our holiday mistletoe! Here's a taste of one of our favorite installations of the season.

Nestled in the Pacific Palisades (and with the rain not letting up here in Los Angeles), we adorned the entryway foyer with red ilex berries which stood in Japanese style vases, surrounding a magnificent display of 'winter wonderland' white florals: pillows of white hydrangea and roses with touches of magnolia leaves, berzilia, hypericum berry, and silvery dusty miller.


Inspired by only the finest pages of Sunset Magazine (and the latest episode of Brothers & Sisters) our client Gail mentioned her love for magnolia leaves and winter whites - and we took it from there! Both the mantle and the dining room chandelier were the centerpieces for the evenings' festivities. Using fresh holiday garland mixed in with some rustic magnolia, we adorned the fireplace mantle, accenting the needles with several varieties of white orchids - perfect for welcoming Santa down any chimney!

The chandelier, also draped with mixed holiday greens, created a visual floating wreath. Strategically placed fresh orchids evoked that hint of winter white as the sweet smell of Christmas air filled the room!

Wishing you all fresh blooms in your stockings this year! 2011...here we come!
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