a sassy urban bridal shower

A few months back I decided to embark on the journey to design my first styled shoot. My lovely friend Cris had just gotten engaged and I wanted to have a little get together where my girls could dress up, get her did, makeup done, have funky hair, take lovely photos and have the opportunity to be showered in glitter! Just picture a rooftop view of the LA skyline, bright colors, sparkles and happiness! 
It was a beautiful day, and a whole lot of fun! Please enjoy a sassy urban bridal shower!

But the best part about this day was that the soon to be groom would surprise cris at the end and we would celebrate with a sunset, food and fun! Congrats Ryan and Cris!!

But without my lovely team, this all wouldn't have been created! 
Thank you so much ladies for believing in my vision to create a look for the off beat bride!!
Oh and did I mention we also had a video to document the day?!

Photographer: Martina Micko Photo
Videographer: Reinna Sherie
Event Design & Vintage Rentals: Sparkles and Vintage
Makeup Artists: Karissa Trujillo & Davi Mak 
Hair Artist: Sarah Segura
Wedding Belts: Something Treasured
Florals: Winnie of Florunique
Bakery: Cake Bakeshop 
Location: Downtown LA

the upholstery collection

One of our favorite collections here at Sparkles and Vintage is our upholstery collection. These are the pieces who define SAV, show you our sense of style and they each have their very own name. Whether they belonged to the old woman who never sat on them, just to admire them from afar, to the family heirloom that just took up too much space in the garage… All of our pieces have a story, and when they travel to your event, they become apart of your story! We will travel near and far to rent out these lovely pieces, because they really are the "babies" of Sparkles and Vintage.

Currently we have (4) arm chairs, (1) settee, and (2) ever so gorgeous sofas…Let's meet them shall we?

When will we be gathering new pieces? We are always gathering new inventory. The more events we have, the more inventory we purchase. 

If you want to the insider's scoop, and want to see our pieces as we purchase them: 
follow us on instagram @sparklesandvintage. If we buy, we post! It's almost as if you are there shopping with us! How fun right?! 

If there is something you are looking for, just ask! I'm sure with enough time, we will be able to find the perfect piece for your event! And who knows, we may just even name him or her after you! 



love, lace & lampshades

Today's wedding was all about love, lace, & lampshades!

A vintage inspired wedding in sunny Mission Viejo, Ca! For Leslie & Jose, we design a custom lampshade installation for their ceremony/reception. All the lampshades pictured were recovered & redecorated in all cream hughes by yours truly! It was a super fun project decorating, and sparkling them, but especially gathering all of the lampshades of different shapes & styles over the past few weeks! Vintage decor will always have a special place in my heart, so I don't mind searching high and low for beautiful pieces!

This was our first ceremony backdrop installation we've ever done and quite frankly, I have to say this is my favorite design of 2013!

With a wedding of 130 guests, we designed, styled, placed, cleaned and recovered the items at the end of the night. In between the ceremony and the reception we relocated the lampshade installation to the reception space to behind the main feasting table for romantic and illuminated ambiance. So so happy with the way this design turned out for this lovely couple! It was a beautiful day and a stunning evening, and a wonderful way to close out our final wedding & event of 2013! Please enjoy!

The Ceremony

Custom Design Lampshade Installation

The Reception

Leslie & Jose's Reception Decor

Place settings for 130 guests

Relocated the piece indoors to the reception

From a guests point of view
That's a wrap! See you in 2014!