This wedding gave me all the feels! Call it my 30 week pregnancy hormones in 90 degree heat at the time, but no really, this wedding was STUNNING in every way! Jen, the bride, had thought of every detail and it was utter perfection!
From Jen’s dress to the color palette to the venue, I couldn’t have dreamt for a dreamier backdrop for vows to be exchanged!
Last month I had the pleasure of hosting my first workshop in my studio! It’s always been a dream of mine to gather women together to craft and bond and learn from each other. Every one has such an amazing story to share and we are all on this journey together, so why not grow together! And I’ve always thought life is just better when we do it together. So drawing community together through workshops was something I have been brewing for sometime. It just gets crazy to fit it all in with a toddler, weddings and events that are already booked, and pregnancy! But luckily with all the holidays coming up, I was able to host one that was sure to get us in the festive spirit! And what better way to test out my first workshop, than on my church’s Moms Group.
This venue and this couple was just pure magic! For my non-local San Diegean brides, I have to work with them over the phone and I don’t meet them usually till their big day, so sometimes we take longer to communicate styles and inspirations (thank God for Pinterest right?) but for Jenn, I knew after the first phone call! Her kind and trusting personality came across immediately and I just loved working with her on this all whites and greenery magical wedding!
Her style was very clean, romantic, modern with a touch of whimsical.
There’s something so magical getting married under a giant tree with string light, surrounded by the people that love you and with warm summer breezes in the air. This little venue is tucked away in the side streets of Pasadena called Happy Trails Catering that offers the warm backyard feels of their space to get hitched.
For Chrislynn and Scott’s wedding I used a soft, dusty lavender palette, complimenting that with a dusty blue from blue thistle, dusty rose from quicksand roses, mint from dusty miller, and grey from silver bruina balls to neutralize the tones even more.
If you ever meet Hannah, you will immediately be drawn to her personality and after 5 minutes of talking to her, you’ll feel like you’re talking to one of your best friends. All of our meetings have been twice as long because we just had so much fun talking about wedding, flowers, and life! Hannah is also a professional personal trainer/weight lifter and competes competitively. So don’t mess with her, the girl’s got guns!
What a fun wedding to be apart of when you just adore the couple as much as I adore Andrew and Jeanette! Both are coffee connoisseurs and amazing creatives! I love how they focused on a couple key pieces of their wedding to be the statement: the ceremonial arbor installation and Jeanette’s dress!
This has to be the biggest bridal party I’ve ever seen! But that is such a reflection of who Andrew and Jeanette are as people and how they are amazing friends and the value they put in their community. Love it!
When I first met Allie, I was immediately drawn to her energy! She is just so sweet and spunky and I loved it! Later I found out that she worked for Young Life which I absolutely love! Young Life has made such an impact on so many of my friends growing up, helping them in tough situations in life. So I admire that Allie was a Young Life leader and loved the impact that I know she made on so many lives!
One of the things that I love to do is travel. So much so that I even get so excited to eat at the airport even though my husband tells me how awful and low quality airport food is because it is provided by a generic company not by the actual restaurant. I don’t care! And even the $10 chex mix (and I don’t really like chex mix) tastes so good! Does anyone get excited about the airplane food too? Like the mini peanuts and pretzels or if you’re doing an international flight, the small tv tray of food? Ha! No one? Just me? Ok, cool.
I’ve been beyond slacking on sharing these amazing weddings that I’ve been doing! It’s a combination of pregnancy lazy (I just want to sit on the couch and eat ice cream), the summer heat, and exhaustion from chasing after a toddler who just doesn’t have a stop button. Needless to say, I’m sorry! But here I am! And I’ve got to share this amazing wedding that took place at the bride’s parents’ estate. Raven is apart of a well known family here in San Diego where her family owns Hanger 94 (an action sport shop in East County San Diego) and her brother in law and dad started The Salty Crew which has blown up like crazy! Not to mention, this family is all about family, which what I admire about Raven and her family the most! They are all so close and tight knit and I love it! So when I had met with her initially for her floral consultation, I loved that her mother and sisters were all there!
I absolutely loved dreaming up this winter jewel toned palette with Raven. She wanted to keep things classy with black gowns for the bridesmaids and black tuxes for the guys. Adding pops of deep red, dusty blues, and varies tones of fuchsia pinks that brought out the rich jewel tone colors for this evening wedding.
You guys! How is it already June and I’m finally getting around to sharing my winter/spring weddings? I still have so many weddings that I need to share with you all! This particular wedding at the Hudson Loft located in the heart of downtown LA is just one of my favorites!
Katherine was so fun to work with, so organized and she thought of every detail! And I mean…EVERY detail! Her artistic side really emerged through the fun citrus pops in her wedding color palette along with classy boho details down to the rugs that she walked down to meet her groom. I absolutely loved the modern vibe of a rooftop wedding overlooking the LA sky scrapers! So before I keep babbling on over all the swooning details, let me just share the amazing moments of this wedding!
There are so many good details to this wedding and I’m so happy to share them with you!
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed “floralizing” this wedding!
Photography: Birds of a Feather
Coordination: Orange Blossom Special Events
Rentals: Archive Rentals
Venue: Hudson Loft, Downtown LA