Ashley and Phillip’s Wedding Calistoga, CA | July 19, 2014

There are just some couples who are contagious to be around and display a kindred love toward one another in every moment they share.  This is certainly the case with Ashley Lazar and Phil Kovats.  We had the extreme pleasure in designing, coordinating and doing the florals for this dynamic duo for their October vineyard wedding held in Calistoga.

When I first met Ashley in 2008,  I was working as management in a small children’s boutique where she was our district visual manager.  I remember spending hours with Ashley merchandising and styling the displays and learning her tricks of the trade , many of which I still use today.   Because we were both perfectionists to a T, it was a given that we put our heads together when planning her wedding.   Since both Ashley and Phil lead very busy lives in Los Angeles where Ashley is a general manager of a high end boutique and Phil, a sound director they wanted to plan a wedding getaway for their guests in beautiful wine country.

Hans Fahden vineyards became a beautiful and secluded backdrop for an intimate wedding of 60 close friends and family.  Ashley walked down the aisle in the most exquisite Amasale gown escorted by her Mother and brother and carried a bouquet wrapped in handwoven Ikat fabric with a very special locket given to her by her maid of honor that held a cherished childhood photo of she and her father, who was smiling down from heaven. Guests  found themselves completely immersed in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a glass of wine at a tasting bar, a sweet and savory spread of locally produced cheeses and homemade tapenades from Elaine Bell Catering  and a fun welcome table that transformed into a “watercolor station”.

Ashley and Phil dined with their guests amongst the glow of candlelight in a wine cave and because they share a love for music, they danced the night away in a room glowing in pink!
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Photography: Jo Ann Manolis

Event Design, Florals, paper goods: Type A Society

Venue: Hans Fahden Vineyards

Catering: Elaine Bell

Hair and Makeup: The Makeup Dolls

Kelly Moore

Luke and Katarina – Alexandria, VA | September 05, 2015

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My favorite part of wedding planning is having the opportunity to be a part of creating a day that reflects the unique story of each couple I work with. There are few couples that I have felt more connected and a part of their story than I had with Luke & Katarina. Katarina had been a dear friend for a few years before she and Luke began to date. Getting to know her and her desires for her future husband over the years made watching this couple unite in marriage that much sweeter, seeing Luke as wonderful provision for all of her past expressed hopes. Together they are a perfect balance of loyal, kind-hearted, faithful, and insanely fun to be around.

When we began planning their wedding day, they expressed that creating a sense of connectedness amongst the attendees was their main priority- wanting everyone to feel like one big family. I loved that vision, and really kept it in mind as I helped guide decisions for all the decor elements and flowers. Their day started out with a beautiful outdoor ceremony, dawning gardens in the background- and moved on to a cozy reception in a tent overlooking the Potomac River. Their tables were covered in grey linens with jasmine vine and garden roses, and the tent was covered in long strands of vintage string lights. The food was definitely a hit of the evening, as people could not stop raving about it. The evening came to a close with a killer party and dancing to some great tunes. We here at the Society wish nothing but the best to this fantastic couple and we were so grateful to be a part of making their wedding day a success.

Photography by: Sam Hurd

Floral and Styling by: Type A Society- Veronica Rogers, East Coast

Planning by: Rex and Regina

Venue: River Farm in Alexandria, VA

Calligraphy by: Meant To Be Calligraphy

Catering by: Main Events Caterers

Make Up by: Sarah Patch Make Up

Hair by: Hair by Giselle

Dress by: Mikaella // Love Coutoure Bridal

Veronica Rogers