This last Thursday evening, Jobyna’s Bridal at The Americana at Brand hosted what was to be “An Engaging Evening” unlike any we’ve seen in awhile. Seldom does one witness the faces of Ines de Santo of Jobyna’s Bridal, Wedding Style Editor-In-Chief Grace Ormonde, Nicole Hirsty of Cobalt Events, & of course tic-tock Couture Florals’ own Eddie Zaratsian sitting on a panel hosted by The Bridal Bar’s Harmony Walton; handing out tips and talking about what’s what in wedding trends. Eddie’s pro-tip? Your bouquet is an accessory to you and your dress. Let’s say that again. Your bouquet is an accessory to you and your dress. It is not the star of any show and should not be overpowering. Carefully consider size and style – not only in terms of what you like – but in terms of what you’re wearing and your own shape.
And in terms of our fabulous panel of friends? Grace Ormonde was on hand, signing copies of her new book “being in love never goes out of style.” and Nicole Hirsty was giving design tips while Ines Di Santo talked about the part that little girls (and grown up girls) dream about…the dress. Roberto of Roberto Photo also had a few tips, sharing tricks on how to stand to look your best in every shot.
And when the panel broke, the guests of this invite-only event stepped into the gorgeous lantern lit garden for a fashion show from Ines Di Santo’s collection while enjoying h’ors d’oeuvres courtesy of Tres LA.
Design magic was done by Cobalt Events’ Nicole Hirsty, who brought together an incredible group of vendors to create the perfect ambience. The design of this Engaging Evening comingled the modern flavor of tufted glass top bars in white leatherette with the super-romantic floral designs E created using antiqued silver containers with very natural, loose arrangements of white hydrangea, roses & greenery and settings of mercury glass votives set on mirrored trays with ornately carved silver sides.
It was such an amazing group of professionals to sit on a panel with and an equally incredible group of guests. We had the best time and definitely look forward to seeing everyone again soon. Oh, and an extra special thanks to the fabulous panelists and Nicole Hirsty of Cobalt Events for all of her hard work in putting such an incredible event together.
Photos Courtesy of Rhonda Couchigian and RayeC Marketing.