Aria’s Safari First Birthday!

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Guys! You all are gonna freak out over this first birthday party. It is so cute and chic and fun that I wish it was my party! This little girl for sure is so loved and surrounded by the sweetest and most supportive family!

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Sweet little Aria turned ONE and she had the most epic first birthday party ever! She had a fun little safari jungle theme. The florals that I picked were touches of tropical with the sword ferns and proteas but I also wanted to keep it soft and feminine with garden roses.

It’s a short and sweet post but the details are all impeccable. Happy Birthday sweet little Aria!

 

XO

Esther

Photographer: Evelyn Molina
Website: http://www.evelynmolina.com/
Instagram: @evelynmolinaphoto

HMU (not pictured) for the mama: Cindy Tran
Instagram: @_noirbeaute

Cake/Desserts: Peggy Liao
Website: http://www.peggyskitchensd.com/
Instagram: @peggyliaocake

Name Sign: Happily Ever Etched
Wesbite: https://happilyeveretched.com/
Instagram: @happilyeveretched

Coordination: Eugenia Bhang
Instagram: @euggg

Venue: The Point
Website: https://www.gettothepoint.io/
Instagram: @get_to_thepoint

Sadie + Ty’s Garden wedding at the Thursday Club

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I’m so happy to be sharing this sweet young couple’s love and special day! Seriously, going through their photos gives me the butterflies because you can just see the pure joy and love on their faces!

 

I absolutely love Sadie’s dress and that subtle train with the double open lace back is just so sweet.

 

Gahhh, look at Sadie’s face. She makes me want to get married again to my husband. That first time seeing your best friend at the alter and ready to pledge your life to him is moment that needs to be captured for forever.

 

Friendsgiving in Ojai

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Friends + Thanksgiving.

Friendsgiving.

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Last November, my family and I spent a week with our close friends in a magical house in Ojai before the big Ventura fires took it away. But I’m grateful for the memories and these incredible pictures that Todd Pinckney took.

I look back on our trip to Ojai with friends and I feel so much gratitude towards them for their friendship and their faith and support in me and my family. For most of them, we’ve been doing life together for over 12 years and now growing families together is just so special to witness. God has created us to desire relationships and crave community and to have one like mine is just gold.

Jane and Justin’s Franciscan Garden Wedding

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As this holiday season is quickly approaching us and wedding season is slowing down, I love using this time to reflect on all the amazing clients I got to work with and weddings I got to be a part of through florals. It’s truly amazing how faithful God has been in this little flower journey of mine. Through this, I am blown away by all the incredible people that has been put in my path. I’m just grateful. So very grateful. And this wedding is one of them.

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Jane and Justin’s wedding was back in March at the Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano. The color palette we went with was an earthy spring tone. Lots of muted and soft citrus and blush. We wanted to give it a very romantic spring vibe.

Holly and Matt’s Emerald-White Temecula Wedding

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I had the privilege to work with Holly on her stunning wedding vision to make a white and green wedding shine like a jewel! She wanted an elegant affair of deep emerald jewel tones paired with crisp white and cream along with subtle pops of copper tones to have a modern lush feel amongst the vineyard meadows in Temecula.

I am detailed oriented so when I see the vision and style carried out in little details, it makes my heart so happy! Jordan, the photographer, is just a magician with that camera of hers. She too, has a detailed eye and she didn’t miss anything! As a florist, to have someone capture every detail and flower that I’ve intentionally put and placed, makes my work feel so loved and seen.

Ashley and Bobby: Circle Oak Ranch

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When I first met Ashley and her mother, Wendy, I wanted to be a part of their family! I love their trust and mother-daughter bond, that even when Ashley had to move across the country in the middle of wedding planning when her soon to be husband was re-stationed for the military, her sweet mother took over and helped with the rest of the wedding details. It was truly so special to work with them both.

Ok…let me tell you about my love for orange mock. I feel like you never know exactly when it’s going to come back in season in the early summer time but when it does, it’s gone before you know it. It’s such a beautiful floral foliage that has such a short season so you better believe it that when it’s here, I’m using it as much as I can. Ashley’s bridal bouquet’s main ingredients were the orange mock and the white alabaster garden rose paired with the fruiting blueberry foliage–another amazing season greens with actual premature fruiting blueberries and of course white peonies (another bridal favorite that has such a short season)!!

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Monique and Corey’s Modern Downtown Central Library Wedding

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It’s been a minute since I’ve shared my recent work.  It’s been such a busy 2018 so far and I can’t believe it’s already half way over! I am so happy to share Corey and Monique’s wedding that was held in the heart of downtown at the Central Library.  What I love about this space is all the modern and clean lines. We played off the building structure and masculine texture to soften it with the florals.

Chic Jungle themed Baby Shower for a Sweet Boy to come!

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To change things up a bit and to break up the wedding posts, I’m sharing a fun little baby shower that I did last year! The hostess + my friend + photographer Kelsey, thought of this fun jungle theme for her sister in law. I wanted to be sure to incorporate chic and modern elements to it without it feeling like it’s been over done.

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The black and white pops really added a clean touch to something we also wanted to feel wild.

My favorite part about doing anything tropical is that each leaf is so big and vibrant and textural, you really don’t need to go crazy with it. I mixed all sorts of palms and tropical plants to create texture and interest. we added the pops of metallic next to the black and white to really make the greens stand out.

This is Kate and she is the sweetest and prettiest mama to be! I’m so happy for their family to bring in a cute little addition! Congrats on your baby boy Kate!

XOXO

Esther

 

Photography: Kelsey Lauren Photography

Catering: Continental Catering