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Edgy Glam Alice in Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

I love Alice in Wonderland and have been wanting to do a styled shoot around this theme for a long time.  I especially love Tim Burton’s re-make of this classical movie & decided to do a styled shoot that focused on the more edgy side of Alice in Wonderland.  I mixed in elements of glam as well because that is my aesthetic & I also wanted to show real brides how they can use this for their own wedding in real life too.

I chose the Hudson Loft as the venue because I wanted to give it a more editorial, modern look and the sleek loft style backgrounds at Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles fit perfectly.  They also have so many different rooms available that allowed me to create totally different looks in each space too.

The color palette I went with was a mixture of pinks, red, black, gold & greenery.  I mixed in a lot of black elements throughout the shoot to give it more of an edgy vibe.

For the ceremony, I had Letters to You create a large laser cut calligraphy sign of a Lewis Carroll quote “Every adventure requires a first step” & had Scarlet Blushes put garland vines around it as the centerpiece of the space.  I wanted to create a whimsical garden in the middle of this modern loft, so I had With Love Graciela create these super fun paper flowers to go down the entire aisle & to complete the look I used MTB Event Rental’s gorgeous gold infinity chairs for seating.

For the escort table, I used our Florence console table & had these pretty gold pearl knobs from Anthropologie as the name card holders.  I had Letters to You write another quote on this black petrified wood cheese board from West Elm and it looked so beautiful with everything.

One of my favorite settings was our gold bar cart where the cake was displayed.   Scarlet Blushes did an amazing job with creating this floral chandelier installation & the cake that Sweet Nothings Cake Shop made was to die for!!

For the reception table setting, I used the black petrified wood cheese boards from West Elm as chargers & vintage gold and white dinnerware from Otis and Pearl.  Each place setting had mini cakes topped with caramel & flowers by Sweet Nothings Cake Shop and blush chiffon napkins from A Ribbon’s Nest.

For the groom’s outfit, I wanted him to wear something more fun & non-traditional, so I found this beautiful floral blazer from Asos and he wore his own black pants, shirt and shoes.

The bride’s 1st outfit was a mix of a white lace dress from Chicwish & a custom tulle skirt made by me.  I added a pink leather belt with a rhinestone bow to give her a sweet, but edgy look.  I had Ashley Herron do her hair with lots of long flowing waves with half of it up in a high pony tail with a black silk ribbon bow from A Ribbon’s Nest and for makeup, I had Cecilia Soto create a soft neutral look.

For her 2nd outfit, I created this super fun cage dress that gave the shoot a more whimsical feel.  A nod, to when Alice falls through the rabbit hole and everything turns into a fantasy adventure!  Also, I had her hair and makeup changed to go with it as well, so Ashley pulled her hair back into a messy low bun & Cecilia gave her a smokey eye and darker lipstick.  It’s hard to believe, but I actually made this dress out of white poster board paper, I also added boning at the waist area in order to hold up all the flowers I put on it.  It took many hours to create it and even more hours of re-adjusting and fixing it, but in the end it was all worth it when I got the pictures back from Mark Martinez Photography, who did such an awesome job of capturing everything!

This styled shoot was a dream to work on and I have to thank all the amazing vendors that were involved, they really brought my vision to life and I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.

Click here to see the beautiful video by Fancy Fox Productions!

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Planning/Design & Rentals: Oh So Pretty Events & Rentals | Photography: Mark Martinez Photography | Florist: Scarlet Blushes | Venue: Hudson Loft & Hudson Twenty | Paper Flowers: With Love Graciela | Cake: Sweet Nothings Cake Shop | Table Top: Otis and Pearl | Calligraphy Signs: Letters To You | Hair: Ashley Herron | Makeup: Cecilia Soto | Models: Marissa Hofmann & Wesley Johnson | Custom Tulle Skirt & Cage Dress: Oh So Pretty Events & Rentals | Floral Blazer: Asos | Ribbon & Napkins: A Ribbon’s Nest | Linen & Furniture Rentals: MTB Event Rentals | Macarons: Bottega Louie | Videography: Fancy Fox Productions | Paper Goods: Four Things Paper

**Rental items used**

Dessert Tray in White and Gold DotsWhite and gold dotted golden base cake standLarge Glass Box Museum Artifact Davinci CodeGlass Box-Small Museum Artifact Davinci CodeWhite Porcelain Gold Accent TeapotLove Marquee Lights Rental Letters Love Signitalian style console table wood top scroll design ivory legsClassic French Royalty Chair Off White Ivory

Popup Dinner-Santa Monica Pier

Imagine thousands of people coming together all dressed in white to eat and drink, to let an evening spontaneously unfold & to dance as the stars come out.  That’s what a pop up dinner event is all about and once a year, Handmade Events hosts it at a secret location in Los Angeles.  They provide the setting, tables, chairs and entertainment…all you need to do is show up dressed in white with an amazing picnic, wine, bubbly and table decor.

I’ve attended this event for the past 2 years and this year I thought it would be fun to get a few people together to collaborate on a table & of course to have an amazing evening with great company as well.  The location of this year’s popup was the Santa Monica Pier and our table design was an inspiration of my recent honeymoon to Bali.


We went with a neutral palette with accents of gold and added pops of color with beautiful floral.  As the sun was setting and the candles were glowing, our Bali inspired table transformed into this super romantic dinner party for 6.



Thanks to these lovely ladies & my husband for bringing my vision to life and being a part of such a fun night.  It was truly a magical evening and we definitely had the best table there 😉

XoXo, Anna


Concept & Design: Oh So Pretty Rentals & Event Styling, Erin Hansen Events & Designs | Photography: Handlebar Studios | Foral Design: Here Come The Blooms | Rentals: Oh So Pretty Rentals & Event Styling | Catering: Simpang Asia | Dessert: The Trim Tart | Menu: Erin Hansen Events & Designs | Sponsors: Handmade Events, Chloe Wine Collection, Glaceau Smart Water

**Rental items used**

Large Table White Tablecloth Fabric

White and Gold Dots Dinner PlateDecorative Glass Hurricane Shape CandleholderOrnate Glass Jar CandleholderWooden Candleholder Set

How To Style Your Own Party

Styling a party at home doesn’t have to be difficult, it can be as simple as making floral arrangements for your space or creating a focal area such as a beverage station or dessert table.  The idea of decorating might be overwhelming for some people because they’re not sure how to put their ideas together to create a cohesive look, so in this blog post I will give you 5 simple steps for styling your own party.



Figure out the main concept and idea you want for your party.  For example, for this dinner party that I hosted for my Husband’s family visiting us from Holland, I wanted to create a beverage station by using our Quinn console table as the main focus piece.


Step 2

Pick your color direction.  In this case I actually picked up the flowers first, you can never go wrong with white hydrangeas and I just loved the pop of bright green colors from the mums & daisies.  I got all the flowers from my local Trader Joe’s and they ended up determining my color scheme, which I was very happy with because it was perfect for a nice summer party.


Step 3

Find matching accessories to go with your color scheme.  You don’t want to go too overboard with matching everything to ONE color because that would be an overkill.  For example, because I already had my flowers and console table picked out for this party, my final color scheme was going to be white, natural wood, gold/antique brass & bright green.  So to keep with the pops of green color I chose bright green straws, San Pellegrino sparkling bottled water & minted lemonade in our glass drink dispenser.  Clear glass will always work with any color choice and it will help to break up a matchy-matchy color story too.

Step 4

Layering!  What I mean by that is adding extra dimension to your pieces by using another core color fabric or linen.  For example, I used a white napkin draped over our wooden crate and it added a nice pop of white between the wood pieces.


Step 5

Tie it all together by having an anchor piece.  An anchor piece can be anything like: balloons, signs, paper tassel garlands, etc.  For this party, I DIY’d this paper tassel garland because I already had the tissue paper and the colors matched perfectly with my color scheme.  It was a little time consuming but super easy to make, check out this tutorial if you want to try it yourself!  By stringing it up from one side to the other side, it defines the space for the beverage area and really completes the whole look.


I hope these 5 simple steps have given you inspiration for the next party you host.  Just remember to be creative, have fun and your party will be fabulous & Oh So Pretty! 😉

XoXo, Anna

**Rental items used**

Wooden brown Console Table Quinngold glass mercury candleholders
Wooden Crate box sizecategory template