Archive for the ‘Published’ Category

Hudson River Editorial Photo Shoot

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Cannot wait for spring and summer to return. Editorial shoot for @wedding_style. #tbt

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Wedding Editorial at The Plaza Hotel

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Editorial Photo Shoot at the Plaza Hotel for Wedding Style Magazine

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Brooklyn Bridge Morning Fog

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Published: Love Table

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Who said that you cannot find love?

Royal Cakes in Glendale (Los Angeles) designed and produced this tabletop with large floral paper mâchés that crowned the centerpiece. Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine asked me to capture its essence.

The only test of my skills was making the transparent chairs visible. To do so, I added just a splash of light on their legs.

love wedding table

grace ormonde wedding style magazine 2012 FW cover

Published: Chelsea Piers New York Wedding Table

Monday, January 21st, 2013

New York. What can I say? Everything about the city excites me.

I had the honor of working with Grace Ormonde in Chelsea Piers, New York for her 2012 Fall / Winter Wedding Style Magazine. This photo was quite a challenge. In order to properly compensate for the background cityscape, I had to light the foreground appropriately. In normal circumstances, that is easy. However, this beautiful white and orange table top has a sheen that reflected artificial lighting in the most unflattering way.

After about two hours of struggling, this centerpiece became a full spread when it was originally supposed to be printed as a vertical single page.

chelsea piers wedding picture

grace ormonde wedding style magazine 2012 FW cover

Published: Ed Libby: The King of Design

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

“You need air, water and someone to love you; everything else is an option,” concedes designer Ed Libby. Yet, this master of combining diverse and complex elements to create stunning installations is quick to insist that celebrations should be fully loaded. “Life is such a struggle on every level for everyone,” Libby says. Times of intense emotion, of togetherness, of rapturous joy “are far too brief” and infrequent. Celebrating these moments
“on a grand and spectacular level is incredibly important,” he contends. So, when his event designs leave guests agog and asking, “Why?” he invariably responds: “Why not?”

It’s the answer family members might have heard had they asked Libby why, as a child, he’d “make something out of the box,” and ignore the amazing present inside. “I was creating things from a young age. I was definitely born to do this,” Libby says. He wasn’t introduced to the events industry, however, until he took a job as a flower shop driver, while studying art and business. Now, 27 years after establishing his own floral design firm, Libby credits clients with catapulting his career. “Each client entrusted…

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Cheers to you good friend,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. This photo was taken at Ed Libby’s home in Hollywood Hills. It was only after a couple of martinis did we get the shot. What a fun afternoon!

Published: A Great Empire is Like a Great Wedding Cake

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

Left: Chocolate fondant featuring a blue floral-bird design. NancyKay’s Confections Beverly Hills, CA; Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography Los Angeles, CA

Right: Ivory buttercream and fondant with confectioned bling rosettes. NancyKay’s Confections
Beverly Hills, CA; Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography Los Angeles, CA

great wedding cakes

Published: Mondrian Hotel Wedding Photo

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

Monochromatic table featuring oranges in various forms coiling down the center paired with botanicals and gilded cakes set atop glass pedestals.

mondrian hotel wedding photo

Location: Mondrian Los Angeles West
Hollywood, CA; Table and Floral Design: Ed Libby &
Company, Inc. Los Angeles, CA and New York,
NY; Ghost Chairs: Roberta Karsch-Resource One, Inc.
Reseda, CA; Table Setting: Classic Party Rentals El Segundo,
CA; Candlestick Holders and Vases: Luxe Event Rentals
Los Angeles, CA; Cakes: Vanilla Bake Shop Santa Monica, CA;
Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography
Los Angeles, CA

Published: Enchanted Garden Wedding

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

Enchanted garden tabletop featuring driftwood furniture punctuated with hand-painted fern pattern.

enchanted garden wedding photo

Location: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Pasadena, CA; Table Design and Linen: Revelry Event
Designers Los Angeles, CA; Floral Design: The Hidden
Garden Floral Design Los Angeles, CA; Table, Chairs
and Bench: Hire Elegance for Revelry Los Angeles; China: Hermès
at Gearys Beverly Hills, CA; Glassware: Juliska at Gearys; Flatware:
Arte Italica at Gearys; Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting
North Hollywood, CA; Photography: Lawrence Chan
Photography Los Angeles, CA

Published: Ultimate Wedding After-Party

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

Ultimate after-party featuring white leather sofas, handmade flower walls, tree trunk coffee tables and regency bar.

ultimate wedding after party

Location: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Pasadena, CA; Event Design: Revelry Event Designers Los Angeles, CA; Floral Design: The Hidden Garden Floral Design Los Angeles, CA; Furniture: Hire Elegance for Revelry Los Angeles; Barware: Baroko by Artel; Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting North Hollywood, CA; Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography Los Angeles, CA

Published: Glass and Yellow Rose Pomander Balls

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

Glass and yellow rose pomander balls suspended above arrangements of cymbidium orchids, succulents and hydrangea.

langham huntington hotel wedding photo

Location: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Pasadena, CA; Table and Floral Design: Shirvan Design Los Angeles, CA; Table and Chairs: Luxe Event Rentals Los Angeles, CA; Table Setting: Classic Party Rentals Culver City, CA; Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting North Hollywood, CA; Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography Los Angeles, CA

Published: Garden Terrace

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

White linen with black pleated edges showcasing arrangements of calla
lilies, lilacs, anemones and miniature boxwood hedges.

langham hotel garden terrace

Location: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Pasadena, CA; Table Design: International Event Company,
Jonathan Reeves Beverly Hills, CA; Floral Design: Mark’s
Garden Sherman Oaks, CA; Linen: Roberta Karsch-Resource One, Inc.
Reseda, CA; Chairs: Chameleon Chair Collection Torrance, CA; Table
Setting: Classic Party Rentals El Segundo, CA; Photography: Lawrence
Chan Photography
Los Angeles, CA

Published: “A Royal Flush”

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

Black and white décor inspired by Hermès featuring a mirrored tabletop with monochromatic centerpieces surrounded by Pasha chairs.

langham hotel pasadena wedding photo

Location: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Pasadena, CA;
Table Design and Linen: Revelry Event Designers Los Angeles, CA;
Floral Design: The Hidden Garden Floral Design Los Angeles,
CA; Table and Chairs: Hire Elegance for Revelry Los Angeles; China: Hermès at
Gearys Beverly Hills, CA; Glassware: Muriel Grateau at Gearys; Flatware: Robbe
& Berking at Gearys; Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting North Hollywood, CA;
Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography Los Angeles, CA