and I’ve finally stopped dancing around the living room because Waterside Cottages is being published and will be in bookstores by July, I’d like to take you on a little tour.
The wedding took place at the legendary Parker hotel.
Originally Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, the Parker hotel was converted by Merv Griffin into a luxe hideaway for Hollywood VIPs.
Today, it exudes retro glamour recently reinterpreted for today’s LA hipsters.
The contrast between the desert terrain...
and the hotel’s thirteen acres of landscaped gardens is dramatic.
Set like jewels into the landscaped grounds,
there are outdoor seating areas,
cool places to grab a quick snack or a light lunch,
and a discreet army of staff to cater to your every whim.
The Parker's lobby is a feast of iconic retro gems, such as this egg chair...
and assorted Mid-Century modern furnishings in a rainbow of colors and textures.
Check out their glass collection!
The wedding was no less colorful!
The ceremony was held at sunset under a canopy of silvery olive trees and paper lanterns.In keeping with the hotel's retro vibes, the bridesmaids all wore vintage flower pins in their hair.
Each one was different.The yellow and orange metal flowers were echoed in the wedding party's bouquets.
(behind Jessye, the bride's sister, her stepsister Abby tweaks her husband Sean's hair--see my Sept 24 post for a peek at their NYC wedding)
The table centerpieces reflected the citrus shades color scheme.
And remember that army of staff that I mentioned? When no one was looking (between courses), they decorated the trees with lemons, fragrant blossoms and moss!Hope you've enjoyed the party. Next up, a behind the scenes look at one of my favorite romantic LA shops.