August 29, 2008
We celebrated our 15th anniversary for Mark’s Garden this July and things just keep getting more eventful.
A major highlight was doing the wedding of Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi. It was beautiful and elegant for two women of wonderful personal taste. We designed a lovely antique look that we will use as inspiration in some of our upcoming floral designs this fall and winter.
August was busy with many other gorgeous weddings including those we designed for Billy and Janice Crystal’s daughter Lindsay in Beverly Hills and for Ivan and Genevieve Reitman’s daughter Catherine in Montecito. There were also several weddings at the Crystal Ballroom and Garden at the Beverly Hills Hotel including Maggie Ney & Kirk Prestegard, Vinka Pasos & Marc Ferrell, Jennifer Loucheim & Evan Richler and Danielle Levovitz & Michael Rebibo. For Jill Thompson & Nick Mc Laren we traveled to Bacara in Santa Barbara. For Christine Silka & Kevin Eberly, we traveled to the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlsbad. Tanya Milner and Caleb Watts were married at Hotel Bel Air. Leslie Lauten was married at the famous Tony Duquette Dawnridge Estate. Svetlana Kulazhenko’s 35th birthday was a fabulous Moulin Rouge theme also at the Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom with another party the following night at her Beverly Hills home.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES Business Section published a profile on us Sunday August 24th. It prompted some very nice phone calls and letters. Thank you.
In New York for the Gift Show in August we discovered some fun new items. Watch for the unusual look we have chosen for our winter holiday season. We also took time out on that trip to do a live interview about our new book FABULOUS PARTIES on the Martha Stewart radio channel. We also traveled to San Francisco to appear on “View From the Bay” on KGO-TV to talk about summer entertaining.
Watch this space for future news from The Garden.