Posts Tagged ‘grace ormonde’

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.

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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.

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2012 Fall Winter NYC Bridal Market

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

New York. The capital of everything cool.

I had to pleasure of returning to the Big Apple to photograph and film for Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine. Here is the highlight film I produced that documented a weekend with Grace.

Below are screenshot photos from the video.

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Le Thai Drunken Noodles

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Noodles!

In a recent trip to Las Vegas for some editorial photo shoots, I Yelped a Thai restaurant and came upon Le Thai. It was a tiny joint that looked like a strip club from the outside.

The place was modest, but the taste was anything but that. I ordered drunken noodles and Julie ordered garlic fried rice with a “Ladyboy Cocktail” to wash everything down.

When asked how spicy, I said four on a scale of five with five being the hottest. The kind server noted that food cannot be returned if inappropriate to taste. I heeded the warning and chose a level three spicy. She smiled in agreement.

A level three spicy was delightful. Any more would have made the searing pain unpleasant. I was so enamored with the flavors that I wolfed down Julie’s bowl as well before returning to Grace Ormonde‘s Las Vegas party.

Lover of food,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. Sorry for not posting adequately. I’ve been busy.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

The Plaza New York and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

“If this goes through, Lawrence, I guess they’ll have to shave a few hours from afternoon tea,” giggled Grace.

The air was filled with romance drawn from scenes of The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and other Greats walking through the same opulent lobby. The Plaza Hotel is the quintessence of elegance, which was the perfect pairing for Wedding Style Magazine’s New York party on October 15, 2010.

Ed Libby tweeted, “The who’s who of what’s what in NYC are here!!” I couldn’t agree more – I did a lot of gawking, stalking, and paparazzi-style shooting. Overall, I am humbled and honored that I had the opportunity to partake on this memorable event at such a landmark location.

“I have never seen the Palm Court look so sexy,” was Grace’s opening line. And it was welcomed with unanimous laughter.

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This beautiful table set was put together by Ed Libby (recently worked on Lala’s wedding) and Roberta Karsch!

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The following table was produced by Golf from Tantawan Bloom.

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This wonderful centerpiece was also by Ed Libby.

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“Say Yes to the Dress” Star Randy Fenoli and publisher Grace Ormonde!

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Pablo from Nuage Designs, Roberta Karsh and Ed Libby!

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Here is one of my paparazzi shots of Sylvia Weinstock – the queen of cakes!

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Mike Colon and Yanni Tzoumas were chatting it up with the Wedding Style Magazine team.

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Others who attended included Colin Cowie, Reem Acra, Ines Di Santo… I was a little star-struck to say the least. Unfortunately, I did not get photos of everyone. It was probably because I was eating…yummy!

The evening proceeded with lots of wine and wonderful conversations. The next morning, I decided to do a little pigeon feeding and HDR fun. Since the Apple store was not too far from The Plaza, I couldn’t resist.

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Afterward, Yanni, Grace, Tracy, Mike and I went to a few fashion shows for Bridal Market. That was fun!

Yours truly,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. I have been to New York over a dozen times now and I keep FORGETTING to eat a street vendor hot dog!! Until next time…

Boston Mandarin Oriental and Wedding Style Magazine

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

I just flew in to Providence, Rhode Island the night before, so my inner clock is still not synced.

It was raining. I stole a glance at my watch and realized that it was time to go. I travel so much, I decided to get a nice wrist watch that had dual times. My girlfriend bought it for me as part of her retail therapy. I didn’t complain. She thought of me!

It takes quite a while to drive from Providence to Boston. Factoring in rain and potential accidents, incalculable. I was getting anxious.

“Grace [Ormonde]! Yanni! Let’s go!” I yelled. Paula, Wedding Style Magazine’s finance manager, was with me.

“Let’s go first,” Paula said. She’s quite talented. She put on makeup while making preparations for the Wedding Style Magazine party hosted at the gorgeous Boston Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Boston Mandarin Oriental Hotel
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 0219

Okay set! The address was in the GPS.

I was responsible for the marketing and launch of the book parties. This was part of the grass-root campaign for Grace Ormonde’s new book. For this event, I was going to photograph a bit and record video the rest of the time.

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Wow! On the right was Grace. On the left was the wedding designer for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding!

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The evening ended with a random photo shoot and posh burgers for dinner…

Ciao for now,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. Shooting video in the rain was wicked!