Garden Wedding Soirée

This weekend we did an absolutely lovely wedding for Don & Julie. Not only were they a gorgeous couple (and so sweet too), but their Hollywood Hills home provided for the most perfect backdrop to their dream garden wedding. We adorned the front gate in flowing ivy, with bright bursts of firey orange and crimson red roses. As you enter into the courtyard, the ceremony site awaits. The spanish style home already had tons of natural foliages and bougainvillea, so we just went with it, and matched the Chuppah structure to blend in as if it had grown there itself! OK so the huge piles of red & orange petals might not have grown like that….

Thank you to Maria Gibbs Photography!

Following the ceremony, guests are led down to the lower garden area, where 100 family members and friends gather at long banquet tables. To keep with the theme of an intimate home celebration, guests dined family style on gorgeous tables of golden shimmery linens, gold trimmed china, and amber goblets! The florals were simple but packed a punch with green hydrangea, summery dahlias and firey roses. The delicious fare was created by the talented folks of The Kitchen For Exploring Foods out of Pasadena. Check back soon for professional pictures!


Toby Kassoy, was born and raised in Southern California. In her college years she went up to Eugene Oregon, where she first fell in love with floristry. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she spent 8 years working in the Entertainment industry, while all along, flowers were always tugging on her heartstrings. In 2004 she decided to leave her corporate job and open Lilla Bello, aptly named after the beautiful lilac bushes she remembers outside her kitchen window in Oregon.

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