Wedding Design: A Multicultural Fusion of Love

A modern day fusion of cultures while showcasing design perfection. Thrilled to share this wedding! – David Merrell. When Niki and Erik approached wedding planner Kerrie Underhill (Platinum Weddings by Kerrie) they initially had some pretty distinct ideas about the color palette for their wedding. Their choice of coral and gray with shades of white mixed in […]

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Miami Events

Miami Events: Tropical Paradise Meets Urban Lifestyle

Miami/South Florida is a worldwide gateway for visitors and locals alike. A fusion of large urban city with many cultural influences, fast paced lifestyle, a vibrant cultural arts and music scene, burgeoning tech and entrepreneurial hub and of course a tropical, fun party atmosphere. Miami serves as the ideal environment to inspire exciting wedding and special event […]

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Vision Event Co.

Top Tips on Capturing Insta-worthy Wedding Photos

DesignDawgs recently caught up with Daniela Grafman from Vision Event Co., a unique entertainment and event planning company based in New York City. The company has consistently produced and coordinated several events, which called for top notch entertainment captured with high quality images. Due to Grafman’s experience, we felt she would be one of the best […]

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Mixed Seating

Mixing Things Up With Mixed Seating

This season it is all about mixed seating. Wedding trends have been known to come and go throughout the years and return with a slightly different twist. In 2016, here is one trend that is mixing things up by mixing and matching seating in a different way to enhance the guest experience. Many event producers have begun using […]

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ABC Orange County Trendsetter Awards

The Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County Chapter Trendsetter Awards were held on December 15, 2015 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Orange County, California. The Trendsetter Awards is considered the favorite night of the year among members of the Orange County Chapter. AOO Events and AOO Floral worked with planner Kerrie Underhill and all the […]

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Santa Barbara Weddings

Santa Barbara Weddings

This beautiful wedding held at an estate in Montecito, an upscale town next to Santa Barbara,  California, embodies what we all conjure up in our imaginations when we hear the words “Santa Barbara weddings.” Like the city, Santa Barbara weddings are both stylish and casual, timeless and yet modern. David Merrell Lead DesignDawg The coastal […]

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wedding gown

Design: The Wedding Gown

When it comes to designing a wedding, the event team has its mandate, and the bride has hers — the wedding gown. On a recent rainy morning in Los Angeles, Jinza Couture Bridal hosted a small gathering of top wedding planners and media to show off its spring line of exquisite dresses. Newly opened in […]

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san diego destination wedding

San Diego Destination Wedding

When Oscar De las salas and Gary Jackson decided to get married at Centennial Park in Coronado, California, they wanted their San Diego destination wedding to underscore their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and continents. Like their different styles, energy and talents, they wanted their wedding to reflect the balance they had discovered with each other in […]

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Wedding Trends by David Merrell

Four Wedding Trends by David Merrell

Weddings are all about making dreams come true. Included in that process is the ability to suggest fresh ideas that will create memories of a lifetime. Since we’re right at the start of an exciting 2015 wedding season, this is the perfect opportunity to gauge this year’s most exciting trends. 1. The Non Traditional Wedding Out with […]

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mauve and gold wedding

Mauve and Gold Wedding: Vizcaya Dream

By Jessica Zeidler Rojas Vizcaya, with its classic Italian villa architecture, view of Biscayne Bay and close proximity to Miami, has become a popular and magical event venue for weddings. Built in the early 1900s by James Deering, the vice president of International Harvester, it took more than a decade to build. The construction involved […]

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wish upon a wedding

Wish Upon a Wedding: Blissful Ball

Founded in 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances. The Wish Upon a Wedding Southern California 2015 Blissful Wishes Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel Century City, raised funds to continue this work. With 150 guests in attendance as […]

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12 ideas for spring events

12 Design Ideas

A Designer’s Dozen of Egg-ceptional Ideas for Weddings and Events! Spring is a time of renewal and seeing things differently. Here are 12 design ideas so egg-ceptional, we know they will stay fresh long after the expiration date. 1. Sweetness. This engagement shoot by photographer Brian Leahy, wedding planner Holly Stein, M.A. of Simply Sweet […]

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Rainy Wedding Day

This is the latest in our Designer’s Notebooks series in which designers turn back the pages of their “notebooks” to revisit their favorite events, or in this case, their award-winning events. This wedding just won the Special Events magazine 2015 Gala Award for Best Wedding, Budget $1,000+ per guest. By Lynn Fletcher One of the […]

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