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Modern Sparkle Wedding at the Rosewood Menlo Park...Featured on Wedding Chicks!

We had a really pretty wedding featured on Wedding Chicks last week.  Cathy and Chhy are a modern couple that love glitz and glam.  They were originally inspired by the movie, The Great Gatsby, and loved the feeling of throwing a glitzy bash.  Inspired by metal tones and sparkle, we set out to create a modern, one of a kind design for the couple and the result was a true reflection of who they were as a couple:  modern, fun, sparkly and glam!  See the feature on Wedding Chicks here and scroll on for our commentary of their day!

All I can say about the ladies is that their shoe game was strong!!  And as a shoe lover myself, I loved it!

All I can say about the ladies is that their shoe game was strong!!  And as a shoe lover myself, I loved it!

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Coco, their pup, was the ringbearer of the day...and he did a fantastic job!

Coco, their pup, was the ringbearer of the day...and he did a fantastic job!

The biggest secret to finding gorgeous dresses for your maids, is to "rent the runway", I always suggest this to our brides that have designer taste!

The biggest secret to finding gorgeous dresses for your maids, is to "rent the runway", I always suggest this to our brides that have designer taste!

Cathy wore a Hailey Page gown and I loved the back of the dress!  She tried on what seemed like more than 100 dresses and this modern piece was the perfect fit!

Cathy wore a Hailey Page gown and I loved the back of the dress!  She tried on what seemed like more than 100 dresses and this modern piece was the perfect fit!

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Cathy and Chhy's ceremony is one of my favorite designs that we've created because it's just so modern and fun!  She loves mirrors so we created lots of signage on decals that we put on mirrors.  For the ceremony, we created a wall of tassels (per Studio Mucci) and hand crafted geometric cages that hung from aisle chairs with blooms inside, accented by more tassels!  I loved that the couple trusted us with our vision for the ceremony, it was truly spectacular!

Another fun element of the ceremony?  We created a confetti bar for guests to create their own confetti bag with.  The guests congratulated the couple after the "I Do's" and the image captured by U Me Us Studios is one in a million.

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This image captured right here?  #priceless

This image captured right here?  #priceless

For Cocktail Hour, we used a lot of geometric shapes as a motif and created a wall of hanging geometric shapes with guest names.  To bring the design full circle, we provided triangles for guests to sign on to create a geometric art piece as a memento of their wedding day and the special people that celebrated with them.  I love creating custom ideas like this and seeing them come to life is extra special!

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The reception was filled with creme and blush blooms draped in pearls and lots of sparkly linens!  One of my favorite things about their reception was the dessert bar that we created with marquee lights...and more tassels of course!

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The evening was made complete with a sparkler exit....I do love a good sparkler exit!

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This is my attempt at making a heart with my sparkler....had to include this one in this blog post =)

This is my attempt at making a heart with my sparkler....had to include this one in this blog post =)

Thank you Cathy and Chhy for allowing us to plan and design your super fun wedding!!  We had a blast!

Vendors of the Day:  Planning, Design and Stationery:  Charmed Events Group, Photography:  U Me Us Studios, Venue:  Rosewood Menlo Park, Floral Design:  Poppy's Petalworks, Desserts:  Pretty Please SF, Linens:  La Tavola, DJ:  Spintronix