A Minimalistic Affair

Featured Wedding and Reception

March 3rd, 2018

Hotel Valencia, San Jose

Don’t worry we will be there, rain or shine. Rain is considered good luck for weddings and it sure was for our stunning bride and groom. Less is more was the motto for this event, we dressed the outdoor ceremony area with florals in coral hues and splash of hot pink, finished the setup with a clear tent whose ceiling was adorned with market lights.

Romantic touches were added to the surrounding space with floating Lilies. The bride and groom vowed to each other in front of ombre floral garlands in orange and fuchsia palette hung over a waterfall fountain. The aisles were decorated with petals and rustic lanterns gleaming in flickering candle lights.

The reception was held in the ballroom filled with soft blush hues reflected in florals to the walls. The guest tables were covered in rose toned satin fabric adorned with blush and ivory floral halos inserted around a melting candle in a clear holder, adding a glow to the room.  

The couple sat as Mr. and Mrs. in front of a sparkling backdrop finished with a long cascading floral piece on their sweetheart table.

This intimate affair was filled with a room full of love with a splash of elegance in design and decor

Here is a glimpse of our design and decor:

Aman & Navneet

Wedding and Reception Feature

2/23/2018 and 2/24/2018

At Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose and Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

Pastel hues with hints of sparkling silver were the color palette for our gorgeous bride and groom. Designing Aman & Navneet’s events were one of our favorites this year, thus far. Who doesn’t love a couple who knows exactly what they want?

For the wedding, we designed a whimsical yet glamorous sweetheart table at the luncheon with suspended roses and greens. The tables was adorned with pastel rose linens and complemented with classic style floral arrangements in blush pink, ivory, and purple hues.

The color palette followed into the reception the next day while we brought the outdoors indoors. A twelve-foot hedge wall carried their initials A & N with florals across the top and finished the look with scattered roses on the entire wall. The grand ballroom was covered in lit candelabras with cascading florals on half the tables, while the other half took on a classic style floral centerpiece finished in silver antique urns.

The guests enjoyed libations and hors d'oeuvre in the cocktail area with ceiling height draping and lounge seating.

We were honored to be a part of Aman & Navneet’s decor and enjoyed their unique sense of style.

Here is a glimpse of our design and decor:

Participating Vendors:

Ceremony Venue –Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose

Reception Venue – Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Wedding Photography by Brian MacStay Photography, with contributing photographers Michelle Davis and Duy Ho

Mehndi by Neeta Sharma of Mehndi Designer

Ceremony wedding day of coordinator – Archana Ganjam of Akrisha Events

Turbans – Rupinder Mangat of Apna Virsa Turban Service

Cinematography – byDesign Films

Design, Florals, Rentals, Lighting – Sania Birla of Sabadecor Rentals

Caterer Wedding & Reception – Rangoli India Restaurant

DJ – DJ Hans of Wicked Entertainment

Horse for Baraat – Vintage Carriage Company

Transportation – United Coach Tours

Bridal hair & makeup – Martha Tafoya of Beauty Innovations

10 Bridesmaid Gifts, Under $50.

Lets not waste time and dive straight into it. Here is a list of affordable and quality gift list for your ride or die gal pals: 
Secret Message Mug: $21.90
I think it’s safe to say, we all start our day with coffee or tea. (How else would we get going anyways?!) Your favorite morning beverage will not only be super cute in this secret message mug- but your bridesmaid will also feel like your number one! 

Personalized Gold Stripe Tote: $20-$39.95
Throw it in the bag! Another useful gift go-to.
This personalized shiny glam bag goes with everything, including the bliss of the big day. Don’t underestimate the extra stuff you’ll need, water bottle, makeup bag, even an extra pair of shoes! This tote can carry it all-and shows what party you’re apart of! 

Pashmina Wrap: $48
Having a beach or an outdoor wedding? This pashmina wrap is a great accessory for your bridesmaid's dresses. Available in five colors, they not only make a perfect gift for the wedding but can be re-used as a neck scarf with almost anything in their closet. 
It can be dressed up or dressed down. 
This universal gift will never be out of style and always be part of your bridesmaid's closet.

Handmade Silk Bridesmaids Robes: $16
Getting ready doesn’t have to feel frazzling with your girls! Keep everyone feeling relaxed and beautiful in these floral silk robes! With multiple colors and floral designs your bridal party will be glamorous. And this is yet another, reusable gift! I mean, why not feel glamorous getting ready every morning? :) 

Swig Wine Tumbler: $19.99
What’s better than wine?! Well having a classy personalized tumbler with your name on it! While the rose gold is a stunning color, these are handmade and can be made in any color with any name or message. Did you notice the lid? Hello convenience for on the go! These tumblers are not only limited to wine- they are double wall vacuum sealed so the beverage inside will stay hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours! Love this practical keepsake! 

Personalized Power Bank: $33.00
I know so many people whose iPhone is ALWAYS running low on battery life! But no need to stress about your smart phone or other devices running low with this battery pack! Plus, any message or name can be engraved. This ensures your party won’t be dealing with extra cords or worrying about limited outlets on the big day. Keep your bridesmaids sleek and savy with this one! 

Bridesmaid Candle: $16.99
Scent has such a huge impact when we remember something special. Keep the nostalgia of your wedding going and the homes of your bridesmaids invigorated with this eco soy candle. It is handmade and infused with the highest grade essential oils. You can also specialize your order to have gold foil font, and a special message on the back. Save yourself some gift wrap! This candle also comes in gift packagaging- It is wrapped in a natural linen gift bag with jute drawstring and rustic wood gift tag engraved 'Bridesmaid.” Sentimental and scent worthy! 

Personalized Stemless Glasses:
Whether you’re having mimosas or a mojito in this elegant glass, your bridesmaid will always remember the celebration! This company offers a wide variety of fonts, colors, and like the image above- two tone font colors. It is also made with weather resistant vinyl, so the name or message will always stay! This gift is useful and sweet- cheers to that! 

Handmade Soap/ Spa Gift Set: $29.00
Help relax and revive your lovely ladies with Little Flower Soap Company’s natural soaps and salts.
This gift set includes a variety of spa products, including refreshing grapefruit bath salt and arnica muscle rescue balm. Wedding planning, and events can keep us on all the go, but with this kit your bridesmaids will be reenergized for days to come. 

Amethyst Crystal with Air plant: $24.00
This is quite a magical gift! The crystal (you can choose amethyst, citrine, or quartz) is accompanied by a live air plant. It is extremely easy to maintain and can be used as a paperweight or decor anywhere. Let this gift be an analogy for your friendship: it will flourish for years to come! Plus, this gift includes a personalized message card. All your bridesmaids will feel like real gems with this one.

Dainty Gold Heart Bracelet: $42.00
Show your bridesmaids just how much you love them, with this simple 14k gold filled enamel bracelet. There are a variety of colors you can choose for the center heart (ivory, pink, purple, black and blue.) This accessory is dainty enough to be worn as an everyday piece. This gift is classy and beautifully sentimental. 

Centerpieces Take Center Stage!

Whether your center pieces are solely floral, candlelit or they incorporate unique trinkets- let your centerpieces take center stage! The personal touches of a centerpiece can take your tables from simple to SWOON! ✨
Saba Decor had the pleasure of celebrating Jesse and Aman at their beautiful wedding venue; Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz. While the views of the Santa Cruz Redwoods were quite incredible against the morning fog, as the day progressed the sun peaked through and further made their Outdoor Mandap ceremony a sight to see. For that, we created an arch which included orange silk brocade draping, and strings of orange hued carnations. It perfectly complemented the other natural aspects of the venue, including the seascape view in the distance. 
As we made our way inside for the reception, the room was bursting with natural light, and quite special centerpieces. 
Each table had a soft pink and cream hued floral halo to complement its center. Alternating, in the center of each floral halo we added a glass candle votive and tea-light. While the other tables were adorned with golden Manzanita trees. To add warm and whimsical lighting, each tree held suspended glass globes and were also adorned with a tea light candle. 
As the night progressed, the tables were shining and the branches of the manzanita trees casted little shadows against the glass wares and plum table linens. 
The best part about these centerpieces was the combination of each aspect of the piece. The incorporation of fresh florals, golden manzanita trees and unique hanging glass globes to show off the tea-lights.
So, for your next event let those tables shine! Add your personal touches, and don't be afraid to switch it up by alternating your decor from one table to another. You'll love what you see! ✨

Whimsical Wedding at Gardens at Heather Farms!

Congratulations to Ramya and Owen! 
There is something to be said about having an outdoor ceremony and that is how absolutely whimsical it can be! The Garden at Heather Farms has magical grounds, with forest like lush trees and plants. Their wildlife reserve makes an exceptional venue for an outdoor garden themed wedding.

Our weekend was filled with gorgeous floral arrangements from The Floral Loft, which was incorporated into Ramya and Owen’s first ceremony. Talk about flower power! On a beautiful lush lawn overlooking the main fountain, our wooden Mandap set up was quite enchanting. Hanging lanterns lined the vibrant red carpet which led up to the stage, where strings of ombre pastel carnations hung from each post. The center of the Mandap was lined with traditional handcrafted chairs and accessories for the bride and groom. As Ramya and Owen completed their Hindu nuptials, our team for prepping for the grand finale, reception. 

The whimsical feeling was going strong, with the soft pink uplighting and blush pink sequin covered head table, the room was bursting with beautiful pink hues. We  added crystal chandeliers in between the gold sequin glamorous draping to tie the magical feel. Each table was covered with blush pink tablecloth and was complimented by rustic flower centerpieces, provided by The Floral Loft. 

As the night went on the room was dazzling with sparkle and romance, while the guests laughed and danced the night away. It was the perfect scene as sweet stories of the bride and groom were shared with the room. 

Congratulations to Ramya and Owen, and thank you for having us design and decorate a milestone in your life. 





2017 Wedding Decor Trends

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely 2016 and are ready to rock 2017. We sure are. 
As we wrapped up 2016 we noticed a lot of trends that overflowed in 2017 and we love that they did. So, lets run through all 2017wedding decor trends that you will be seeing more of as we dive into this year. 
1. Greenery
We love working with green centerpieces or arches etc. it a great twist to the classic floral pieces. Greens are working their way in to 2017 and we are so excited. 

2. Barn
Now barn weddings never go out to style and we are glad they are here to stay this year. Stay tuned for our barn weddings this year, we have plenty coming your way. 

3. Vintage
We all need something old on our BIG day. So, why not incorporate it in our wedding decor as well? We say, "YES!" Use Vintage accents in your centerpieces or cake table; you can be very creative with this one. Have one those grandmas' old tea set's lying around? Toss the lid and decorate it with fresh spring blooms and you are all set. Simple and chic.

4. Watercolor
As we love the season of Spring, watercolors make a great invitation, bridal bouquets, and more. If you can't pick a color for your wedding, this one is for you. Use watercolors to be playful with your color palette and you cant go wrong. 

5. Neutrals
Now you may think Neutrals is playing it safe, but it sure does make a stunning lifelong decor. You can look back 20 years from now and neutrals will never go out of style. Its perfect for a classic wedding decor. 

6. Boho
Are you the care-free/adventurous bride? Well then, this style is just for you. Blend your style into your wedding decor, use colors, hammocks, lanterns and ground seating for this very comfortable and welcoming scene. 

7. Forest
Calling our nature-lovers! Looking for an outdoors, whimsical wedding, look no further. Check out your neighborhood park for a wedding area that's idea for a minimal outdoor wedding. Use nature as our backdrop and the greens to complete your tablescape. 

8. Fairytale
Do you believe in happily ever after? So do we! This is your year to make your dream wedding come true. Don't hold back, this year go all out with your fairytale dream wedding. Currently trending. 

9. Tropical
This makes a perfect destination wedding, you don’t even have to try hard. Use your view to make your dream wedding come to life. 

10. Metallic
Last but not the least. This one is quickly becoming our favorite trend of 2017. We love sparkle and what better way to tone it down than metallic. This is a great way to incorporate sparkle in your decor but with subtleness. 
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