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The Black TuxSet Design & Prop Styling for Wedding Products

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I recently had the opportunity to work as prop stylist and floral designer for wedding company and the uber cool tuxedo rental company, The Black Tux. My girl Annie Cavallo, handled the bridal styling and I handled the set design for all the faux wedding elements. Above, is the couple leaving “ceremony.” I designed a moody purple, black and white bouquet for the bride and a variety of boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. My favorite scene to prop was the cake cutting scene with a dummy cake from Lele Patisserie that I decorated with maidenhair fern and hellebore.

Photographer: The Collaborationist

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The Principles of StylingHands-On Styling Workshop

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This past March I had the pleasure of teaching my first styling workshop. I lectured about how I put together an editorial shoot and create the prop list. I also talked about how I art direct shots so it feels real and authentic for both lifestyle and wedding editorials. Then students had the opportunity to style their own shots at our “styling stations” and apply what they learned. Caroline Tran was on hand to shoot student work and capture this editorial. Solstice Bride provided a classic ballgown by Delphine Manivet and then a elegant sleeved gown by Elizabeth Dye.

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Photography: Caroline Tran | Styling, Floral & Production: Kelly Oshiro | Location: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Editorial Table: Joy Proctor | Tabletop Rentals: The Ark | Ribbon: Tono & Co | Hair & Makeup: Janet Villa | Dress: Delphine Manivet & Elizabeth Dye from Solstice Bride | Jewelry: 33 Jewels | Video: Lola Video | Chairs: The Tent Merchant | Candles: Creative Candles | Glasses: Pretty Vintage Rentals | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Paper: Written Word Calligraphy

Real Wedding: Rustic Elegance at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse

Today I’m showing one of the last weddings I did as an event designer. The couple chose the stunning (though logistically difficult) Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse. The bride was very feminine, and the groom a contractor and was a “guy’s guy” so our goal with the wedding design was to play off and combine the two, all the while keeping the design in a rustic elegant sphere.

For the bride’s bouquet I used a mix of cafe au lait dahlias, garden roses, scabiosa and dusty miller. The groomsmen wore succulents wrapped with torn linen and leather cord.

For the ceremony, the groom built the arbor and Town & Country installed a custom walkway that I stained to match the wood columns. We offset the strong wood with feminine flowers, blue hydranga being the bride’s favorite.

The invitations by Copper Willow featured letterpress and fine twine.

For dinner we did 5 different tabletop looks. For table numbers my assistant Molly and I made upolsetry tack numbers. For the napkin treatment, leather cord was tied in a feminine bow. Rustic wood tables were set with a custom runner of soft blue silk. Wood stumps added to the country vibe and made the silver mercury glass containers seem all the more elegant.

For the lounge I used so many awesome pieces from Found Vintage Rentals and I paired it with Town & Country’s candle wall to make it feel more intimate while not losing the beautiful view. A literal cheese cake served as dessert. To see more of this wedding hop on over to Style Me Pretty.

Flutter Workshop: The Art of Arrangements

I was super honored to teach Flutter magazine’s first ever workshop, The Art of Arrangements with some of the most stunning seasonal fall flowers from Fabulous Florals (which PS sells to everyday floral enthusiasts not just florists). Joel Serrato came out and shot the fun on FILM and, of course, a little champs was involved. Le Petite Chef made a spread of bite-sized lady like treats including pumpkin whoopie pies (yum). I demostrated a basic taping technique, explained how to use foliage to create the initial shape of an arrangement, how to build and place flowers for maximum effect.  Then everyone got to work playing with flowers. I pulled a variety of china, flatware and glassware from Town & Country Event Rentals and then each student got to design their own little tabletop setup. For my setup, I went with a more modern vibe and used velvet midori ribbon as an accent. It was so much fun to meet so many awesome ladies and play with flowers! And stay tuned, I’ll be teaching another intimate workshop soon…

Photography: Joel Serrato

Flowers: Kelly Oshiro

Food: Le Petite Chef

Flowers provided by: Fabulous Florals

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals

Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes

Ribbon: Midori

HOSTED BY FLUTTER MAGAZINE 

One Bouquet Recipe Three Ways by Holly Chapple

Also in this current issue of Flutter is a bouquet story I styled with Holly Chapple‘s beautiful bouquets that she taught as part of Florabundance Design Days. She created one floral recipe and arranged the flowers in 3 different styles, a loose cascade, a traditional dome shape, and a loose organic shape. I styled the model with a taupe dress from Lovely Bridal LA and jewelry from Sophia Kaman. This was shot on location at Lotusland by my girl Lacie Hansen. Enjoy!

Photography: Lacie Hansen

Floral Design: Holly Chapple

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Mag

Dress: Lovely Bride LA

Jewelry: Sophia Kaman

Location: Lotusland

Model: Hello Gorgeous

Hair and makeup: Chateau Belle

 

 

 

Color Palette: Lady-like Satin with a Touch of Pink & Yellow

Satin is such an classic texture, I love the shimmer and instant glamour it brings to a room or wedding. For a bedroom design, I could see layered satin bedding with a hint of lace and cream furniture with gold details. For a wedding, satin linen could be overlayed with delicate lace, and elegant cut crystal containers would hold soft pink and yellow blooms. Would you consider this soft, and somewhat, girly palette?