The Love & Splendor Workshop- Part 2

fresh apple bar

If you caught Part 1, our first feature on the Love & Splendor workshop, you’re ready to check out Part 2, Angel’s farewell dinner, which is brimming with steal-worthy details for incorporating into your wedding or event! Or if you’re a new wedding creative, trying to break into the industry, we hope this two-part feature gives you lots of insight into what goes into a wedding workshop and all the benefits to be had from attending one :)

Angel’s workshop, photographed by Ryan Ray, shared invaluable styling + design insight with her attendees. Angel tells us, As a grand finale to my first Love & Splendor workshop, I invited guests and some of our speakers and collaborators to join me for dinner at a secret location.  I didn’t reveal the dinner location until the night of the event itself, and provided direct transportation for my attendees to keep the excitement high.  With the help of The Venue Report, I landed on The Washbow as the perfect backdrop for this celebration.  This modern gem in Culver City has a sprawling indoor space that is an ideal blank canvas for any event.  For my more intimate event, however, we kept the festivities outside in their beautiful urban garden.  There is a striking metal “pergola” that exists on-site at the Washbow that was perfect for hanging charming bistro lights, along with foliage draped chandeliers from JL Designs.  It set the tone for the romantic autumn feel I was hoping for, inspired by a magnificent mountain lodge.

vintage lounge

red candles

red floral centerpiece

vintage lounge

I embraced a jewel-toned palette of mostly oxblood, burgundy and crimson, with texture everywhere, from wooden tables and chairs, to fabrics like wool, tweed and velvet, to sprawling fall foliage used alongside the most sumptuous blooms of the season.  Once again, Carissa from JL Designs made the perfect collaborator as she brought my visions to life.  I especially loved her use of dramatic amaryllis and whole pomegranates in her design.

fresh apple bar

fresh apple bar

fresh apple bar

fresh apple bar

red tablescape

Casa de Perrin’s tabletop wares stole the show in a variety of textures: walnut florentine chargers as a base, white collection china, gold flatware and a mix of red and cut crystal goblets for an extra pop on the tables.  The look was unabashedly luxurious while still feeling accessible.  The table had a warmth to it.  I set each seat with a wooden box filled with curated treasures like a travel candle and beautiful matches, my homemade gluten free granola, handmade Malvi marshmallows and Solstice Canyon almond butter.  It was a final opportunity to spoil these precious new friends.

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hanging greenery chandeliers

red tablescape

woven chargers

hanging greenery chandeliers

red florals

love and splendor workshop

Heirloom LA blew us all away with a phenomenal family style meal featuring all the best the season had to offer: a red grapefruit salad with speckled lettuces, fresh figs and sunflower seeds; grilled coho salmon and crispy pork belly served alongside roasted root vegetables and a warm sunchoke salad. It was easily one of the most wonderful meals I’ve had, thanks to Chef Matthew Poley and his incredible team. I loved looking up and down the table, watching new friends share and indulge in this meal together. It was magical. Desserts were provided by Sweet and Saucy Shop + Sweet Lucie’s (my favorite ice cream, hands down), and guests mingled and hopped into the fun Flipbooth until we had to say farewell.

cocktail apps

coupe drinks

This workshop looks like it was not only so beneficial, but SO much fun! We can’t thank Angel of Love & Splendor enough for giving us this peek into what attendees who are considering a workshop can expect – and for inviting Jen to speak to the attendees also! And, of course, those who aren’t attending a workshop in the future, but are looking for a dose of design inspiration instead, it delivered BIG time!

Hoping to attend the next L&S workshop? You’re in luck because Angel has just finalized the dates for her 2nd workshop, September 14th-17th in San Luis Obispo! For more details about attending or working with Angel for your wedding or event, stop by her website today!

photography: Ryan Ray // venue: The Washbow Culver City, California // event planning, design + styling: Love & Splendor // catering: Heirloom LA // florals: JL Designs // furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // tabletop rentals: Casa de Perrin // linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // lighting: A Rental Connection // ice cream cakes: Sweet and Saucy Shop x Sweet Lucie’s collaboration // ice cream: Sweet Lucie’s // photobooth: Flipbooth LA // hair + makeup: 10.11 Makeup // calligraphy: Anne Robin (placecards and menus) and Miss Multee (signage) // venue scouting: The Venue Report

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFound Vintage Rentals, Casa de Perrin, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Heirloom LA, and JL Designs are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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The Love & Splendor Workshop – Part 1

Delft Pottery Inspiration

We’ve been completely loving watching the rise of the wedding workshop. Attending one would be such a valuable learning experience for vendors trying to gain industry knowledge and to carve out their own piece of the wedding pie! And for brides, grooms + wedding lovers everywhere, the inspiration + eye candy these workshops produce is so much fun to see!

Today, we’re sharing a peek at the Love & Splendor workshop – held at The Ace Hotel in downtown LA – which is sure to inspire couples who are planning a day with a timeless, fresh feel! Angel of L&S teamed up with Ryan Ray, who beautifully captured the setting she styled. Read on for lots of details about her inspiration + the other creatives involved, And check back in a bit, too, because we’ll be sharing a 2nd part of the workshop and it has a totally different feel!

Delft Pottery Inspiration

Delft Pottery Inspiration

Angel says, I have always been enamored with the simple and lovely look of Delft pottery.  I’m drawn to the fresh shades of blue and white, as well as the floral and pastoral scenes that frequently adorn traditional Delftware.  For this part of the workshop, I wanted to give my attendees a peek at my design process, from inspiration to execution.  I started with a vision of a modern Delft-inspired tabletop, juxtaposed against fluffy white blooms, verdant greenery and natural textures.  Together with Carissa from JL Designs, we brought together a special table that balanced a classic European look with a modern twist.  Vessels of acacia wood and collected vintage Delftware brimmed with monobotanical arrangements of textural white blooms.

Delft Pottery Inspiration

Delft Pottery Inspiration

Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals provided the perfect foundation with her blue vintage rug, farmhouse table, and mismatched wooden chairs. Casa de Perrin brought in their jaw-dropping Blue Fleur de Lis chargers and Blue Garden Collection china, which were simply made for a table like this.  Their teak flatware and cut crystal glassware kept things light and clean. Linens from La Tavola Fine Linen  in my favorite shade of blue also created an ideal match to the busy patterns found in the tabletop wares.

Delft Pottery Inspiration

Delft Pottery Inspiration

It feels like you are looking at a painting! So pretty, right?!

painted macaroons

Delft Pottery Inspiration

Delft Pottery Cake

And the stunning,  hand-painted cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop was a seriously perfect fit!

Stop back by in just a bit for Part 2, which features a 2nd location and rich berry-based palette!

photography: Ryan Ray // venue: The Ace Hotel Los Angeles, California // table design + styling: Love & Splendor // florals: JL Designs // furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // tabletop rentals: Casa de Perrin // linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // cake + macarons: Sweet and Saucy Shop // escort card artwork: Julie Song Ink

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFound Vintage Rentals, Casa de Perrin, Sweet and Saucy Shop, and JL Designs are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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Grand Teton, Wyoming Wedding: Rachelle + Brian

Grand Tetons wedding

Doesn’t it seem like wedding locations + backdrops just keep getting better + better? Today’s breathtaking celebration, held at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, is one very perfect example of that statement. Encompassing such a rustic, nature-filled feeling, Grand Teton was just right for these two, Rachelle + Brian, who met in Wyoming and wanted to share the perfect vibes of the peaceful surroundings with their guests.

Rachelle says, Brian and I met while I was passing through Jackson, Wyoming on a road trip. It was fate that we met then and there and Jackson has always remained a magical place for us. Being able to finally show that to our friends and family was the most important part. We met in a pizza place called Mt. High Pizza Pie – which is where we held our welcome dinner to really take everyone on the journey.

Thanks so much to Iris & Light for these amazing photos and congrats to R + B on such a stunning day!

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons postcard

american flag socks

fist look

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Rachelle’s effortless J.Crew dress was such a perfect choice for the setting!

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

J.Crew Wedding Dress

rustic little ones

Grand Tetons wedding

Processional: The Scientist – Coldplay (Performed Live by Three Piece Orchestra)

Recessional: At Last – Etta James (Performed Live by Three Piece Orchestra)

First Dance: Be my baby – The Ronettes

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

gray bridesmaid dresses

Grand Tetons wedding

Overall, having our wedding in Jackson where we met and fell in love was the most magical thing. All we needed for our standing ceremony was each other and the Tetons in the backdrop - so simple. Seeing our family and friends come together for the wedding was amazing and one of the best memories. No drama! Everyone had a great time, we were so sad to see everyone go.

Grand Tetons wedding

wedding party

Grand Tetons wedding

bride and groom with dogs

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

moose ranch

barn reception

US seating chart

barn reception

cowboy boot garland

The reception barn had such a great, country feel! We’re willing to bet all the guests had such a great time.

chalkboard sign

barn reception

yellow thank you note

family photos

hay bale lounge

barn entrance

barn reception

homemade pies

airstream with bunting

Don't lose sight of the real purpose of this day. If you're not enjoying every second of planning out the rest of your life with someone, you're doing it wrong!

photography: Iris & Light // ceremony: Mormon Row, Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming // reception: Moose Creek Ranch Victor, Idaho // event design: Bride // event planning: Hillary Munro // florals: Bride, Bridesmaids + Bride’s Aunt // wedding dress + shoes: J.Crew // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Bride // groom suit: J.Crew // videography: Tom Littlejohn // paper goods: Bride // catering: Chippy’s Kitchen // pies: Mothers of the Bride and Groom // rentals: Signature Party Rentals // officiant: Caleb Mercado – Brother in Law of the Groom // music: Teton Strings, Judd Grossman

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJ. Crew is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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