Show big creativity in the smallest details

Show big creativity in the smallest details

from the Fall 2006 issue of Weddings in Style magazine

At his recent wedding, musician Justyn Wilson honored his late father, Beach Boy Carl Wilson, by asking Lisa Gorjestani of Details Event Planning in L.A. to order guest towels printed with the lyrics of a song his dad co-wrote. While most couples display their names or monogram on paper goods, Gorjestani suggests following Wilson and bride Britta Nicholaysen’s lead by picking a song or poem. To keep the words from overwhelming, limit them to 25 or less, she says. – A.G.

A verse from “Heaven” in brown ink on disposable paper guest towels, $152 for 400; Gorjestani recommends ordering approximately four towels per guest.

Shea Curry & Justin Levy


from the Spring 2007 issue of In Style Weddings magazine
written by Kwala Mandel ~ photography by Isabel Gomes and Lawrence Gund

Cultures collided when Shea Curry, of Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement wed Justin Levy, producer of the NBC show Friday Night Lights. Guests at the nuptials received Red Sox hats (a nod to Levy’s Massachusetts roots) while also getting their fill of pralines, grits and mint juleps, all staples of Curry’s native Mississippi. “Most of the Yankees at the wedding didn’t know what a mint julep was,” recalls Curry, who appears in the upcoming film Georgia Rule. As with any good union, though, the couple agreed to compromise somewhat. “Lobster corn dogs,” says Levy. “North meets South.”

The pair first met five years ago, when Curry asked Levy to dance at an L.A. nightclub. (“I’m impressed when I see a guy who can dance,” she says.) In 2005 Levy made his biggest move ever, with an elaborate plan to propose on Curry’s birthday. But after picking up the 2-carat diamond, he recalls, “it was burning a hole in my pocket. I couldn’t wait.” So Levy went home and popped the question that very night.

Soon after, the couple secured their dream wedding venue: Rancho del Cielo, a Malibu house where they would exchange self-written vows (Levy pledged not to leave his socks on the floor). For the first dance, to Lighthouse Family’s “High”, the newlyweds defied convention by inviting all their guests to join them. “We wanted it to be everybody’s night,” Curry says, “not just our own.”

Curry, in a pale pink gown from Clio Designs from Beverly Hills, and her bridesmaids carried gerbera daisies in various hues.

The reception area for 170 guests was decorated by Lisa Gorjestani of Details Event Planning in L.A. with paper lanterns and vintage tablecloths.

Each tier of the Cake Divas confection featured a different floral motif to match the table decor.

Curry’s Georga Rule and Princess Diaries 2 director, Garry Marshall, entertained with jokes.

Actress Rebecca Budig sported a paper parasol, one of many provided for guests.

The first course: chilled cucumber soup.

Jennifer McGarigle of Floral Art in Venice, California glued baby chrysanthemums to foam cutouts of the couple’s first initials, which were affixed to their chairs.

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