Hanna and Reece celebrated their nuptials on a crisp spring day in April at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado. I just absolutely adore the color palette Hannah chose of cobalt blues, dusty shale and a touch of lavender. We had such a blast designing a classy and elegant celebration!
Andrea Soorikian Designs provided lush hand-tied bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. I just love how they look with those beautiful J.Crew gowns. Hanna also had the most beautiful cameo pin from her grandmother that was attached to her bouquet as a keepsake for the ceremony.
We worked with Little Bird Creative to create a custom invitation suite inspired by Ikat patterns with punches of cobalt. We were able to save a little mula by only having the main invitation letterpressed and the rest of the suite flat-printed. I think it looks absolutely beautiful, don’t you?
Hanna and Reece love to concoct fabulous cocktails together when they host dinner parties and serve unique creations. Recently, Hanna tried her hand at a handmade passion fruit sorbet. We challenged the Four Seasons to serve a creative cocktail inspired by this. During our tasting, we sipped on an unique champagne cocktail where they infused a passion fruit sorbet with spicy chiles and then served it in a tall glass of local bubbly. I must say the result was fantastic; a little sweet with a little heat and they looked adorable with the cobalt stripey straws.
The reception was elegant and joyous with traditional touches. I love the simple beauty of this cake by Maggie Faralla. The spring blooms were the perfect accent to the clean lines of the fondant. My favorite tradition was the reception attire. Hanna swapped out her ivory sash for a black one and Reece changed into an ivory dinner jacket. They looked so snazzy!
To continue their appreciation for good sips, Hanna and Reece hosted a Scotch and Bourbon Bar after dinner. They also offered their guests petit jars packaged with a few of their favorite beverages. There was a beautiful French Earl Grey Tea, African Coffee Beans and a red chile infused drinking chocolate mix from local chocolate house, Kakawa. Yum!