Lamp Centerpiece DIY :: Los Angeles Event Designer & Event Stylist Louise Georges Yves

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Here is a quick and easy project for DIY brides or for anyone looking to add some serious oomph to their dinner table decor.

DIY Lamp Centerpiece Materials

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Our design was for a vibrant and modern multicultural wedding uniting our Indian bride, Jyoti and our Jewish groom, Larry. We just received the reception photos yesterday, so we’re excited to share the end result of our own personal DIY.

But be creative and make it your own with a lampshade and filler that reflects your personal style. The options are endless!

Cheers,
Emily Louise Jacks
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Supplies courtesy of http://www.homegoods.com, http://www.grandbrass.com and http://www.lowes.com.

Fall TV Inspired Eats & Treats

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With the 2013 Emmy’s just wrapping, we can’t wait to see what the coming weeks’ season premieres and a few finales have in store. From old standbys to a few newbies that have piqued our interest, here is some of what we’re watching.

And why not try on some of these show inspired treats and eats for size?

Breaking Bad
The show’s high school chemistry teacher turned bad keeps us on the edge of our seat. Rock topped cupcakes and test tube shots. So bad they must be good. Finale at our place.
Breaking Bad Treats & Eats

How I Met Your Mother
The mother is finally revealed this season. To commemorate the occasion, we challenge you to try some of these on for fun.
How I Met Your Mother Treats & Eats

The Crazy Ones
The hilarious Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar team up as a funny father daughter Ad Agency duo. Mmm…McDonalds. Yes, I’m serious.
The Crazy Ones Treats & Eats

Masters of Sex
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star in this portrayal of William Masters and Virginia Johnson. If the title doesn’t catch your attention, then maybe these sultry and seductive treats will.
Masters of Sex Treats & Eats

Dexter
Dexter is officially over (sniff, sniff), but we couldn’t help ourselves. Halloween party inspiration anyone???
Dexter Treats & Eats

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images courtesy of http://www.mashable.com, http://www.designyoutrust.com, http://www.theeverylastdetail.com,
http://www.reneenicoledesign.com, http://www.tumbler.com, http://www.fanpop.com, http://www.cbs.com, http://www.frogprincepaperie.com, http://www.etsy.com, http://www.spoilersguide.com, http://www.threadsence.com, http://www.bizbash.com, http://www.tvguide.com and http://www.chatalain.com.

Inspired By Emmy Fashion

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It’s lovely to see the parallels that exist among present fashion, floral and event design. Here are a few of our fashion faves from the Emmy 2013 Red Carpet.

Laced In :: Love that even the guys are getting in on this.
Emmy 2013 Lace
Make Me Blush — From barely there to relatively rose.
Emmy 2013 Blush
Be-Jeweled — Rocking it in Sapphire, Emerald & Ruby.
Emmy 2013 Jewel Tones
Cheers,
Emily Louise Jacks
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist
Images courtesy of E!online, The Huffington Post & Just Jared.

Louise Georges Yves Trend Alert :: Fall Centerpieces

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Just this morning I felt a slight chill in the air — such a treat following weeks of stifling heat. And the perfect inspiration for a post on what’s trending in centerpieces.

As much as we love flowers of all shapes and sizes, we are seeing such creativity in the use of unexpected elements such as fruits, veggies and legumes. Such a perfect fit for the Fall season.

Our Louise Georges Yves styling team has used a variety of seasonal items such as fruit and berries to brighten up our settings in unexpected ways. Check out a few of our LGY designed faves from some recent Vibiana weddings — tangelo filled lamps, a kale infused wreath and a kumquat draped escort card display.
Fruit Centerpieces

And with Fall’s offerings, there is so much to choose from!

With apples turning their full hue, who can resist?
Apple Centerpieces
Pumpkins, squash, and gourds provide eclectic shapes and a neutral palette to complement a variety of decor styles.
Fall Centerpieces
Or how about figs, blood oranges or persimmons for their gorgeous pigments and unexpected shapes?
Fruit Centerpieces
Can’t get enough of Fall’s beautiful and bountiful? Visit http://www.farmersmarket.com to find local markets near you or check out some of our favorite Southern California markets to find your own fall harvest inspiration.

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market :: by the beach, rain or shine, Sun. 8-12.
-1037 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades, 90272

Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles :: an oldie but goody, open daily.
-6333 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles

Larchmont Village Farmers Market :: added bonus of cute boutiques, Sun. 10-2.
-209 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles

Santa Monica Farmers Market :: check out the food tent, Wed. & Sat. 8:30-1:00.
-On Arizona between second and third

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images courtesy of http://www.jenwillphoto.com, http://www.vibekedesign.blogspot.com, http://www.dreamywhitesonline.com, http://www.marthastewartweddings.com, http://www.bhg.com, http://www.sbchic.com, http://www.stylemepretty.com and http://www.1827photography.com.

Fall in Love With Color

With September coming in and the first few sights of fall not too far away, our Louise Georges Yves team has some thoughts on how you can embrace Fall’s inspired pops of color. The seasonal color palette released by Pantone is a splendid array of vibrant jewel tones contrasted with subdued nature inspired neutrals.
Pantone Fall 2013
So how can you add those beautiful hues of blue and green for the fall? You could set the stage with a Mykonos Blue hued invitation suite, complement your table with an Emerald Green napkin or accent your outfit with super cute peep toes.
Blue & Green Wedding
What about those punchier oranges? Try a pop of clementines, an unexpected petticoat underlay or the idyllic ceremony spot with nature providing the perfect Koi colored backdrop.
Orange Fall Wedding
Are you drawn to deep reds and purples? Check out these bold statements — larger than life geronimo balloons, a swirling Sambaesque petal design and chic lounge furniture in a near perfect match to Acai.
Red & Purple Fall Wedding
With so much beautiful color to choose from, we’re really falling for Fall!

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Designer

Pictures courtesy of Invitation Crush Bliss Bloom Blog, I Heart Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Bee, Brigettelilana.blogspot.com, Karen Sawyer Banks
& Hire Elegance

Let Your Candlelight Shine

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There is just no such thing as too much candlelight and it’s one of the most economical ways to transform an event space.

So why not check out these unconventional candle holders for some event design inspiration?

Creative Candle Holders

1) Get a natural glow with these organic displays.

2) Who says tiered stands can only be used for dessert?

3) Nestle candles among dried goods such as beans, berries, rice or seeds.

4) Fill a Bundt tin with water, foliage and flowers and freeze!

And a few faves from our Louise Georges Yves styled events.

Candles

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Design, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images courtesy of http://yesbride.com, http://www.etsy.com/shop/WorleysLighting, http://norskeinteriorblogger.blogspot.com, http://nnekasaran.blogspot.com, http://shabbynest.blogspot.com, http://leschosesdemarie.blogspot.com and http://www.astridmueller.com

Louise Georges Yves :: Fresh Floral Accessories

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Who says corsages and boutonnieres are the only way to go? Fresh floral accents in different forms such as jewelry, hair accessories, and dress accoutrements can keep your look fresh and unique.

The Louise Georges Yves Event Styling & Design team has gathered plenty of floral accessory inspiration from the subtle to the more daring.

A classic twist on the traditional corsage — a delicate floral bracelet.
floral bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Bold and beautiful floral crowns with unconventional blooms and foliage.
floral crown
If statement jewelry is what you’re after, check out these lovely necklaces and rings.
bold flower accessories
Or perhaps you are looking for something a bit unexpected?
floral accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images courtesy of http://www.mayesh.com/, http://poshbykat.com, http://Ruffledblog.com, http://fionaperryfloraldesign.tumblr.com, http://flowerona.com, http://trends4ever.com, http://ashleynicole.ca, http://weddingchicks.com, http://www.amoderngarden.com & http://www.polkadotbride.com/

Louise Georges Yves Trend Alert :: Muted Metallics

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Shimmery Metallics have once again made their way across the runway, but rather than the bright shine we’re used to seeing for fall and the holiday season, this season’s metals are toned down and a bit more subdued.

metallic fashion

Feeling inspired, our Louise Georges Yves styling team decided to take this trend of dusty, muted metals and create a concept board of sorts just for you.

What bridesmaid wouldn’t want to don a metallic dress?

metallic bridesmaid dresses

Add some metallic to your fall tablescape with these painted pumpkins.

pottery barn metallic pumpkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Deck out your dessert bar with metallic candy and treats.

metallic candy bar

Update your floral by painting them in metallic hues.

metallic floral

Dress your table in pretty platinum linens.

platinun linen

Add metallic icing, toppings, or ribbon to your cake to give the final touch!

metallic cake

Here’s to adding a little glam to your upcoming fall events!

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images courtesy of http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/autumn-winter-2013/ready-to-wear/laurel, http://www.greylikesweddings.com, http://www.potterybarn.com, http://www.jgrace.com, http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/its-a-cinch-and-musings-on-martha/, http://www.lvlevents.com and http://www.100layercake.com

DIY :: Wine Bottle Table Number

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Last night we had one of our favorite couples over for wine and this morning we awoke to a few empty bottles and a bit of a headache, but it seemed like the perfect time to post this DIY tutorial on creating wine bottle table numbers!

Step 1: Place the Bottles in warm water to soak.
Step 2: Use the Label Scraper and Goo Gone to remove the label.
Step 3: Place the stencil on the bottle and apply paint.
Step 4: Step back and admire your handy work

DIY Wine Bottle Table Numbers

Wine bottles have such a wide array of colors, shapes, and sizes that it should be a snap to find one that fits the design of your wedding or event. And if you are lucky enough to live near a vineyard or perhaps a local wine bar, you can probably ask for a couple of cases of empty bottles at no charge. Ours are actually port bottles from Ponte Winery in Temecula and I just love the added impact of the wax dripping down the neck.

Can’t get enough D I Wine? Then check out these!

Darling little planters
Wine Bottle Planters

A gorgeous wine bottle runner
Wine Bottle Runner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A whimsical hanging display
Hanging Wine Bottle Display

Eclectic tiki torches
Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images via www.upcyclethat.com, www.happymundane.com, www.elizabethannedesigns.com and www.bobvila.com

Style Inspiration :: Urban Industrial

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Not a fan of blinged out ballrooms? Feeling like you’ve seen one too many mason jars turned rustic country centerpiece? Well, my lovelies, you happen to be in luck!

The “Urban Industrial” or “Industrial Chic” trend that’s growing in popularity strikes a perfect juxtaposition between urban grit and casual chic. Inspired by industrial warehouses, artist lofts and city streets, this theme could very well be the spark you need to create a space with just the right dose of grit and just a hint of glam. And to help get those gears turning, our Louise Georges Yves event design team has curated an assortment of inspirational images.

Industrial Chic Wedding

You won’t find any ruffles and lace here and that’s bound to put a smile on many a groom’s face. By personalizing cool, alternative venues like city rooftops, modern galleries, or funky warehouses, you can create a truly unique aesthetic for your upcoming nuptials.

Urban Wedding Decor
With masculine and feminine undertones, brides and grooms can easily find some common ground — of course you just want to make sure it’s a gritty asphalt street or a polished concrete floor 😉

Cheers,
Emily Louise & The LGY Team
http://www.louisegeorgesyves.com
Los Angeles Event Designer, Event Planner & Event Stylist

Images via creative emporium, style me pretty, green wedding shoes, rocknroll bride, apartment therapy, pacific weddings and angela blake photography.