The Pretty Project Workshop // Pretty in Pink // Malibou Lake Lodge

September 9, 2019

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I am so excited to share all the PRETTY from our 2nd Pretty Project Workshop – Pretty in Pink – featured on Green Wedding Shoes! This day was an absolute dream!

Always looking to break the wedding boundaries, we wanted this project to relate not only to the modern bride, but the fashion icon who loves to take risks. Nicole, with the Bloemist Floral Design, came to the table saying “I’m feeling bubble gum pink you guys!” And we were all in with the theme! Literally, every detail was dripping in pink.  

Last year we hosted 25 attendees, featuring 3 workshops teaching all our skills in the industry. This time around we mixed it up a bit, allowing photographers to come and capture all the styled behind the scenes moments. The attendees perfected their photography skills along with practicing flat lays, capturing motion, and learning how much goes into organizing a styled shoot.  

#makeitpretty19 was our favorite one yet! So many incredible vendors came to play. 

*Onyx and Redwood Events who we’ve always admired, came from Santa Barbara bringing her styling game adding those extra edgy touches to our design.

*Lovli handpainted tapestries stole the show with over 400ft of custom made fabric for our project. Draped across the ballroom ceiling with floating baby’s breath felt like a Madonna meets Prince dream. The fabric was also featured in the dessert backdrop, tablescape, sweetheart bar, and boat scene. Insanity! LOVLI, is mother-daughter team from Southern Alberta, Canada. Nicolette and her daughters create one of a kind, hand dyed fabric art for event decor and brand environments.

*Midnight Confetti alongside Forrest and J dreamt up the epic mirrored details and some new designs incorporating embossed suede into the tablescapes.

*The Lounge was Pretty in Pink provided by Party Pleasers.

*Custom dessert backdrop created by Forrest and J was executed with the help of Love This Way LA. Floating shelves held all the Pretty sweet desserts from Sugar Crush Sweets and that floating tiered cake! Tickling us pink all over. 

*A new take on the sweetheart table from Forest and J. Why not post up at the bar all night long and mingle with your guests.  

*Couture gowns from Galia Lahavs new collection featuring an embellished RTW flower for our final look. 

*Our friends with the Typsy Gypsy Wandering Bar made an appearance in all the pink goodness. Nicole with The Bloemist decked this baby out giving us so many pretty feels.

 * Our finale is what every girls pink dreams are made of. A pink row boat nestled beside the lake felt as if it was floating on a pink cloud. This was our most ambitious shot- it took 5 girls towing it down a driveway, myself propped on the stylists shoulders to get the shots, and 2 men to help is lift it over a private gate. Anything for the shot!

*Kelly Balch captured all the fun that day in the video above!

Workshop: The Pretty Project Workshop
Photography: Wisteria Photography
Design + Styling: Forrest and J
Floral Design: The Bloemist 
Venue: Malibou Lake Lodge
Styling Asst + Tabletop Stoneware Rentals: Onyx & Redwood
Videography: Kelly Balch
Model: Emily O’Dette
Specialty Rentals + Tabletop: Party Pleasers
Pink Row Boat: Prop Heaven
Custom Tapestries: Lovli
Custom Desserts + Cake: Sugar Crush Sweets
Laser Cut Goods + Signage: Midnight Confetti
Horse Trailer Bar: Wandering Typsy Gypsy Bar
Dessert Backdrop Wall + Neon: Love This Way LA
Hair + Makeup: Blushing Beauty
Gowns: Galialahav
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Veils + Bridal Hair Accessories: The Veiled Beauty
Vow Books: Claire Magnolia
Rings: Local Eclectic
Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box
Film Scans: Goodman Film Lab



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