Stems began designing this magical cliff-side ceremony and tented dinner reception eight months prior to the November event. From numerous sketches and concepts, Stems composed a look beginning with an all white and green, heavenly ceremony, and transitioned it into a midnight blue, white and gold cocktail celebration. Blossom filled colossal iron urns on the cliff’s edge consisted of hydrangea and lilies while panicles of ethereal orchids danced in the ocean breeze. Guests toasted, dined and danced into the star filled night, and received a sweet ending to a wonderful celebration.
The great lawn was filled with eclectic lounge furniture in gold, silver and champagne that we hand-selected, piece by piece. Mounds of fashionable pillows were laden on ottomans and sofas for the guests to relax and enjoy the California autumn sunset. Large golden Manzanita branches were dripping in strands of white orchids and glowing with hanging vases of candles.
The tent entrance was treated with sheer fabrics and amber up lights, a beginning to a magical dinner reception in warm and inviting grand style. The stark white tent was transformed by lining the ceiling in sheer fabric billows with golden lights tucked in behind the treatment to glow through like soft sunshine. Side lights and amber up lights completed the look by striking all angles of the walls and ceiling. Instantly, this white vinyl room became a welcoming, private party.
Tables laced in gold silken linens were kissed with romantic and dramatic floral displays bursting in reds, wines and bronzes. Tall trumpet vases and low gold trophy bowls spilled decadent natural blooms onto petal-laden table tops, amid the glow of dozens of votive candles.