Platinum Opulence - by Stems by MG | Gacitua & M. Gacitua

Updated: Aug 31


This Stems by MG Styled Shoot was an inspired idyllic romance dripping of elevated elegance with an incensed drive to produce a modern, highly sophisticated Wedding Reception with minimal concern to cost. Conceptually, the color palette needed to exude elegance and White, Platinum/Crystal tones and a touch of Champagne were the inspired colors to convey the mood. The dinnerware is Waterford—White with Platinum etching set on Silver Chargers; Platinum rimmed Glassware by Lenox; Flatware is Stainless Steel by Villeroy & Boch, provided by Star Fleming, Napkins are Cotton with Platinum plaid etching. Superlative cake design from Cakes by Holly, Stationary/Invitation/Menu Card by Carciofi Design, Elegant Table Number design from Fran Johnson House and Exquisite Chairs by Chameleon Chair Collection, and the space draped by Ian Johnson and his team finished off the Reception look.


The table decor—romantically dressed with two Crystal Candelabras, Platinum toned candles, each flanked by two cylindrical vases in Silver bearing White Dahlias and White Tulips, center to these is one large Floral Arrangement of White Columbian Proud Roses, off-white Spray Roses draped with White Phalaenopsis Orchids set atop a white/silver striped vase by Stems by MG. The table number is Glass with silver lettering/etching is from Fran Johnson House. And, to complete the decor, hanging center is a Chandelier by Possini Euro Design of glittering crystals to deliver elegance and grandeur— striking LED chrome and crystal pendant light, it is laced with elegance and energy efficiency and features beautifully arranged crystal strands and droplets--the exquisite pendants offer a blazing shine and eloquently lights the space. The backdrop for most of the photography is an elegant Flower Wall of White Hydrangeas, Roses, Daisies and Phalaenopsis Orchids, produced by the Stems by MG Floral Team.


The shoot features model brides wearing Bridal Gowns by two labels under one Design House, Gacitua Bridal— M. Gacitua and Gacitua from Designers Mauva Gacitua, Starr Fleming and Gloria Spring. The gowns range in prices offering highly fashionable and glamorous pieces for the price conscious Bride and the Bride with no price concerns. Currently, the gowns can be found on line at www.gacituabridal.com @gacitualm.gacitua. For the Shoot our team of collaborators and vendors approached the day with focussed efforts on bringing out the best features of the Event Design and the Concept conveyed by Stems by MG. The gowns worn by models Kayla Jones, Or Morsekhai, Rita Lefevre and Giselle Culpepper highlighted all the elegant design features the Designers Mauva, Starr and Gloria intended. Fashion Stylist Mauva Gacitua was all aboard the glamorous train and styled the gowns/dresses accordingly, with delicate pearl beauties by A. Sangster Designs and crystal/glass/cz jewelry pieces by Joan Boyce provided by Mauva Gacitua, Hair by CG Hair-Crystal Givens, assisted by Andrea Williamson captured the true elegance of Bridal Hair and Makeup by Kayce-Kay Cunningham, Charlotte Salem and Alice Lacara finished off the looks. Some of the designs were topped off by a Champagne Fascinator and a White Fedora provided by Mauva Gacitua, a Dior Veil from Starr Fleming and an Original Blue Polka Dot Fascinator Designed by K. Johnson. The Brides carried beautiful Bouquets--Holland’s delicately layered Verona Tulips, garnished with California’s Green Celosia and a Lavender Rose Bouquet with accents of Green Celosia both wrapped in Satin ribbons and adorned with crystal pins .


Photographer and Videographer team, Bethany and Daniel Wu captured the day’s production like pros, focussing on the elegant features of the designs and all the styling that went into highlighting this new Bridal Gown line. The close-up photography of the models’ beautifully coiffed hair, ultra glamorous makeup and fabulous jewelry made this shoot a perfect symbiosis of talents coming together. They were very artful and skilled at capturing the Event Decor, bringing the concept to fruition.


~Mauva Gacitua of Stems by MG and Gacitua/M. Gacitua


Collaborators Company/Individual Instagram


Event Decor, Styling and Planning: Mauva Gacitua & Starr Fleming -- Stems by MG @stemsbymg @mauvad @starrfleming


Floral Production: Stems by MG @stemsbymg


Photographer/Videographer Daniel & Bethany Photography @bethany.wu


Bridal Gowns/Dresses: Gacitua and M. Gacitua @mauvad @starrfleming


Bridal Gown Stylist : Mauva Gacitua @mauvad


Menu Card/Invitation/Program : Carcio (Caroline Britton) @carciofi.design


Cake : Cakes By Holly @cakesbyhollyk


Draping: Ian Johnson, Kameisha Johnson @idalejohn @kjphd Delories Johnson, Thomas Johnson @thomas.johnson._


Chairs : Chameleon Chair Collection @chameleonchaircollection

Headdress Starr Fleming, Mauva Gacitua @starfleming @mauvad

Blue Fascinator: Design by K. Johnson @kjphd

Hair Stylists: Crystal Givens - CG Hair Studios - Stylist @cghairstudios

Andrea Williamson - Assistant Stylist @andrea.jw67


Make-up: Makeup By Kayce - Kay Cunningham @makeupbykayce

Charlotte Salem @charlottesalem

Alice Lacara

Jewelry: A.Sangster Designs @a.sangsterdesigns

Jewelry: Joan Boyce jewelry Provided by Mauva Gacitua @joanboyce

Models - Giselle Culpepper @gisselculpepper

Or Morsekhai @ormordekhai

Rita Lefevre @ritaamarrie

Kayla Jones @sunbeamsmiles


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