Wedding Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House

I first came across the Annenberg Community Beach House earlier this summer when I was looking for a splash pad where I could hold my youngest son’s first birthday party. The Annenberg Community Beach House would have been so awesome, but it would have been a logistical nightmare, trying to hold a party in Santa Monica, more than 30 miles away from where we live.

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Centerpiece ideas: Branching out

When I helped my brother with his wedding at the Huntington Beach Hyatt, his design partner Sophia mentioned to me just hot branches are when it comes to floral design and wedding decorations. I never thought about it before, but my mom often used willow branches in her arrangements. And branches can be used in so many ways.

My brother had me tie dendrobium orchids to several of the branches of this manzanita tree, which was custom made. I think it turned out nicely.

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