Happy Earth Day! Every day when we go to the market, the most colorful flowers come wrapped in the black and white newspaper that generally just ends up in the recycling. Recently, we thought we’d reuse and repurpose before we recycled and so we created a super cool window display at the shop using newspaper from the flower market - woven together, folded, susepended - you name it!, macramé plant hangers handmade by our fabulously talented designers, large pieces of driftwood and succulents. Kris Kan came over and took photos. Feel free to stop by tic-tock, see it in person, peek your head in and come say “hi!”
Remember when Earth Day wasn’t even really a thing? Well, at this point - the day before it arrives - it almost seems like it’s always been a day we mark every year. Recently we were having some fun at the shop, going through things, digging around and generally making an adventure of “what do you think we might find”? If you’ve ever been to the shop, looks can be deceiving when it comes to space. We have all sorts of storage space and hideaways (not to mention a warehouse where we keep fabulous things for events.) Part of what is great about this is using things for, well, things they aren't intended to be used for!
We had so much fun and so loved the things that we found and what we created using items that we reused and repurposed that we called Kris Kan over to take a few photos so that we could share them!
One of the things that is the most fun about creating an event all our own is being able to work with so many of our fabulously creative friends, then bringing everyone together and, well, introducing them to our other fabulously creative friends. That’s also something that we love about this blog, being able to share things we love with people all over and introducing our friends out there (you!) to our friends over here (Sherry!). Sherry is the creative mind behind Creative Works Designs, which specializes in creating incredible special, unique, creative invitations for any reason you can imagine to celebrate. We love working with Sherry at every opportunity and look forward to sharing some recent work we’ve done together soon. Then again, maybe you’ve already seen it…
Built in 1906 and originally called the Hotel Wentworth, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is one of the most luxurious hotels in Southern California. While many of Southern California’s fine hotels provide spectacular ocean views, the Langham boasts of the most picturesque view of the gorgeous San Gabriel Mountains you’ll find in any suite. Over the years, we’ve had the great pleasure of creating floral designs for events at the Langham that are as beautiful as the hotel itself and very soon, tic-tock will be hosting an event of its own on the Langham’s exquisite property.
When Young-Song Martin made her departure from the world of fashion and started Wildflower Linens – she set out to change the way that tabletops were designed and bring fashion from the showroom to the ballroom. It’s simultaneously difficult to believe that she hasn’t been doing this forever and that she’s accomplished so much in only ten years. She has truly changed the way that linens and chair covers are perceived, the way tabletops are designed and the way that fabrics and textures are incorporated into the landscape of an event design. With the creation of Wildflower Linens, Young brought event designers an entirely new realm of inspiration and each year she continues to introduce some of the finest and most awe-inspiring new linens and chair covers that the special events world has seen. These are some of our favorite shots of recent work we’ve done with Young and you can see more of her work in the beautiful galleries on the Wildflower Linens website.
When the Orange County Register held a contest giving away a $150,000 wedding at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, they chose our amazing and accomplished friend Kathy Nosek of A Divine Occasion to make it all happen for winners Peter and Ivy. With only three months to plan and elements like lounge décor, catering, cake, bouquet and (gasp!) Ivy’s dress all being decided by voters at different times, it was not an endeavor for the faint of heart. Of course Kathy was up for making this magical day a reality for this couple and, no, we didn’t do the flowers on this one. We just wanted everyone to know how amazing we think Kathy is – not only for this feat – but for all of the wonderful things she has accomplished over the years. You can read her Q&A with the OC Register here, the full photo gallery of Ivy and Peter's wedding here, see the tic-tock feature on Kathy here and check out Divine Occasion's website here. (phew! that was a lot.)
Photographs courtesy of Jim Kennedy.
When we got the call from designer Jessica Marx to create florals for the video she was working on for Priscilla of Boston's Spring 2011 campaign, we couldn't have been more thrilled. We just love designing for a set and seeing the finished product come to life. Jessica designed a gorgeous space and a very beautiful, tender video was created - so perfectly capturing the sweet moments and emotions of a new bride. We are so honored to have been a part of this and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
After a rainy day cancellation, Unveiled made it happen on (and on a Monday no less!) We made lemonade from lemons on the rain day, stopping for brunch with our friends Christy from Junebug Weddings, Harmony from The Bridal Bar, the fabulous Fantasy Frostings and Shira Savada of Martha Stewart Weddings. When Monday rolled around we headed back out, this time to Beverly Canon Gardens and the Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills for an evening of food from Wolfgang Puck Catering, Bouchon Bistro, 24 carrots, champagne by Moet and Chandon and delicious desserts from some of our favorite purveyors of sweets. We had a great time creating pieces for The Bridal Bar and Classic Party Rentals and wanted to share the gorgeous photos by Beautiful Day Photography.