Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Magical Wedding at Beverly Hills Hotel

The Crystal Garden - Romantic and Gorgeous

The Crystal Ballroom - Dramatic and Elegant

The Eight Tiered Sylvia Weinstock Wedding Cake

We planned a gorgeous wedding at The Beverly Hills Hotel this weekend. When guests walked down the grand staircase which was covered in hydrangeas and roses they had a glimpse of the beauty to follow. The Garden was breathtaking in romantic shades of vibrant color. Crystal chandeliers and clusters of delicate flowers hung from the trees. The bride walked down the aisle to the theme from "Legends of the Fall" played by an orchestra featuring a baby grand piano. The Crystal Ballroom was transformed into a magical setting with Magnolia trees, a round white dance floor, breathtaking flowers, and heirloom silver candleabras. The bride enjoyed playing dress-up in two custom Oscar de la Renta gowns and a hand embroidered silk gown that was patterened after her grandmother's gown. Guests enjoyed a multi course meal followed by an eight tiered Sylvia Weinstock Cake flown in from New York. Long after the band finished the after party continued in The Crystal with D J Johnny Knight.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Delightful Dahlias

Dahlias are one of the most spectacular flowers. They come in vibrant colors and can be as small as two inches around to as large as a foot in diameter. There are over 36 species. Most flowers only have two sets of chromosones but Dahlias have eight sets which accounts for the multiple varieties. They grow well in a sunny, warmer climate and prefer soil with sand mixed in. Dahlias will add color to your garden and can last up to a week when cut. They are in seaon now so hurry and pick some up at your local farmer's market. These are from Montecito Flowers on Coast Village Road in Montecito.