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Erin and Brad are Chicago natives who decided to wed in the Vail Valley, one of their favorite vacation destinations. They were high school sweethearts and have been together for over ten years, so they had a well-defined personal “couple” style, and it was such fun to translate their style into a wedding that was distinctly them. From the birch archway I constructed and decorated as a backdrop as they said their vows, to the carpet of delicate petals on their aisle way, to the whimsical bouquets and boutonnieres, to the highly textural tablescapes, no two alike, this wedding was infused with mountain-elegance from beginning to end. Working with Erin and Brad and Erin’s parents along the way was easy and enjoyable, despite the distance separating us, because truly, these are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Wishing great joy and many more decades of love and togetherness for Erin and Brad!
CREDITS | Photography: Sara Hasstedt | Planning: Frosted Pink Weddings | Floral & Decor Design: Lauryl Lane | Venue + Catering: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado | Invitations: Elizabeth Grace | Band: The Fever | Furniture Rentals + Lighting: Colorado Tents & Events | Linen Rentals: BBJ | Bride’s Dress: Mikaella / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair & Makeup: Weemala Wedding Hair & Makeup.
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When I first met Erin, I knew I was going to have the most fun in the world designing her wedding, and I was absolutely right. She and Andy were easy-going, creative, and game for all sorts of fresh ideas. I felt like I was able to “get their pulse” immediately, and their wedding was perfectly, effortlessly THEM. With the ceremony taking place in an impossibly stunning location in Aspen surrounded by mountains, and the reception in a rustic lodge, with a large range of botanical elements, an ombre color scheme, button and lace details… well, it was bound to be an exceptional event. There were a few stand-outs, like Erin’s crazy amazing bouquet, the ombre floral treatment I created on their ceremony arch, and the ombre ribbon treatments I designed to hang from the lighting fixtures at the reception. Looking back on these photos, I’m reminded of what a wonderful couple Erin and Andy are, and how honored I was to be a part of their unforgettable day!
CREDITS | Photography: Laura Murray | Floral & Event Design: Lauryl Lane | Day of Coordination: Pink Champagne Events | Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone | Hairpiece: Tessa Kim | Makeup: Nicole Soukup | Hair: Salon Rua | Bowties: Made by Bride | Venue: T Lazy 7 Ranch | Catering: Hickory House | Photobooth: Magbooth | Umbrella Rentals: Splendor for your Guests | Invitations: Flourish Letterpress | Calligraphy: Victoria Hoke Lane.
Bridesmaid’s bouquet from Erin & Andy’s August 2012 wedding in Santa Ana, California.
Erin’s bouquet, from Erin & Andy’s August 2012 wedding in Aspen, Colorado.
I love that I can look at these photos and my first thought is, “Oh, that is so Elana.” There is definitely something about my designs that make them mine, but it is so very important to me that I taylor the design of each individual event to my individual clients. I feel like I’ve really done my job when I can look back on an event and see my client’s personalities and aesthetics shining through in my designs.
Floral Design | Styling | Images by Lauryl Lane.
When I first sat down with Amanda and Trevor to discuss their vision for their wedding, I was thrilled to hear words like “Distressed Victoriana,” “high fashion,” “fantasy,” “eclectic,” “grunge” and “haunted.” They described the crumbling estate home of Miss Havisham from Dickin’s classic novel Great Expectations as their primary inspiration, and I was sold! I designed charmingly “overgrown” florals, added trailing greenery to chairs, tables, and the tent structure, brought in massive amounts of ferns, olive trees and other plants, added skeleton leaves to all the arrangements, wrapped the bouquets and boutonnieres in a luxurious French velvet, and draped the lounge furniture in cheesecloth “covers.” The event ended up being a little bit Miss Havisham, a little bit steampunk, a little bit high society, and a whole lot Amanda and Trevor!
CREDITS | Photography: True Photography Weddings | Coordinator: Carter & Cook Event Co. | Floral & Event Design: Lauryl Lane | Venue & Catering: Shady Canyon Country Club | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals & Found Vintage Rentals | Lighting: AK Johnston Productions Design | Cake/Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Hair & Makeup: Toni & Guy | Invitations/Program: Francis Orr
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Choosing favorite bouquets is hard. Each bouquet I design is one of my “babies,” and I adore each and every one of them. But I made myself choose forty of my very favorite bouquets from the past few years to share with you in this little “bouquet roundup.” I’ve arranged them in color-order (of sorts), because I love seeing how different the bouquets can be despite having similar color schemes! Enjoy…Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Kabahead Kreations. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Wesley Chan & Ted Fu. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Summerville & Co. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Sara Hasstedt. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet by Lauryl | Photo by Braedon Photography. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Braedon Photography. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by OneLove Photo. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Sara Hasstedt. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Tom Hunter. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Sarah Yates. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Adrienne Gunde. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Braedon Photography. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Desi Baytan. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Bonnie Tsang. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Desi Baytan. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Richelle Dante. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Michael & Anna Costa. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Alec Vanderboom. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Bouquet by Jenna Hayes. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Victor Sizemore. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Sara Hasstedt. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Desi Baytan. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Jen Huang Photography. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Bonnie Tsang. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Aaron Delesie. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by True Photography Weddings. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Ryan Phillips Photography. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Jasmine Star. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Sara Hasstedt. Bouquet & Photo by Lauryl Lane. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Jasmine Star. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Summerville and Co. Bouquet by Lauryl Lane | Photo by Tinywater Photography.
Ashley and I were Chi Omegas together at The University of Tulsa and reconnected in Southern California through the Los Angeles Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter. When Ashley and Tinoush were engaged, I was pretty thrilled to be asked to design their elegant/romantic/preppy wedding. With soft, textural florals in bright hues of pink and orange, tropical foliage, navy and white striped grosgrain ribbon, green apples accents, brightly colored paper lanterns and loads of candlelight, I think we were able to achieve everything that they hoped for. Their wedding was full of fun and laughter, just like them!
CREDITS | Photography: Victor Sizemore | Floral & Event Design: Lauryl Lane | Venue: Verandas | Catering: New York Food Company | Cake: Lido Bakery | Wedding Dress: Lazaro (Kleinfeld’s New York, NY) | Hair & Makeup: Tara Reyes for Yana Beauty Studio | Invitations/Program: The Inviting Place
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Laura and David are public defenders in New York City who came out to Cherry Valley, California for their wedding at Highland Springs Resort. They were such a fun, laid-back couple, and I absolutely loved the experience of designing for them. My goal with the floral decor was to play to the natural setting and the spring season, so the flowers included lavender, clematis, fern, dusty miller, succulents, garden roses, peonies, sweet peas, ranunculus, spray roses and passion vine. Among the lovely, personal details in this wedding: a simple birch chuppah adorned with floral nosegays and green moss, tree stumps lining the aisle way covered with carpets of moss and mason jars full of romantic floral arrangements, cocktail tables treated with fresh green moss, candles in mason jars, and lots of fragrant dried lavender, a floral head-wreath of thistle, waxflower and statchy for Laura’s sister, Allison. The tented reception site held a mix of long feasting tables, square tables, and round tables. It felt very homey and relaxed, and I had such fun decorating each of the tables with assorted containers full of flowers, birdcages filled with moss and candles, birch tree slices, and little birdies that Laura had collected in the months leading up to the wedding. I am so grateful to have these beatiful pictures to look at… they bring back nothing but good memories. Laura and David, I love you two. I wish you all the best in your married life. xoxo
CREDITS | Photography: Desi Baytan Photography | Floral Design & Event Styling: Lauryl Lane | Event Coordination: Platinum Lining Events | Venue: Highland Springs Resort | String Quartet: Naples Chamber Ensemble | Reception Music: Warren Priske | Lighting: The DJ Company | Videography: Inland Empire Video & Photo | Bride’s Hair: Melody Ranchunok | Bride’s Makeup: Amy Clarke | Officiant: Dr. Linda Trott | Table Numbers and Place Cards: DIY by the Bride.
Jaclyn & Paul were married on Saturday, April 30, 2011– the same day that Prince William & Kate Middleton were wed, an ocean away! The Royal Wedding was on everyone’s mind and lips, and I’ll admit I got pretty swept up in it, too. But Jaclyn & Paul had booked me a year previous, so my anticipation for their wedding was much, much greater! The style of their day was cheery, chic, romantic, fashion-forward and french-inspired. The ceremony was outdoors on the lawn with Malibou Lake as the backdrop. Inside the clubhouse, the reception hall was pure magic. The bright yellow and muted pinks, lavenders and whites popped exquisitely against the soft grey backdrop that the room provided. A long built-in counter became a beautiful focal point, treated with large sprays of forsythia branches, glass bottles and apothecary jars filled with flowers, and a multitude of candles. Tablescapes were created with clusters of distinctive containers, many of which were collected by Jaclyn. I added in my own milk glass and other unique metal and glass pieces. The arrangements were wild and breezy, with a “french garden” feel. Fresh green moss was spread around the containers, along with votive candles. A truly unforgettable event and très romantique!
CREDITS | Photography: onelove photography | Floral & Event Design, Styling: Lauryl Lane | Day of Coordination: Lisa, Stephanie Grace| Venue + Catering: Malibou Lake Mountain Club | Cake: Susie Cakes Bakery | Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Makeup: Fiore Beauty| Invitations: The Bride.
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