Hosting a Dinner Party on a Budget

DIY, events, lifestyle

This past weekend I hosted a dinner party that doubled as a “Sip ‘N See” for my best friend Melissa.  For those who don’t know what a “Sip ‘N See” is, it’s a little post baby shower. So you can SEE the baby while SIPPIN’ on some champagne to celebrate the momma and babe! My friend Melissa just had her third daughter, Lucia Rey and she is absolutely perfect!


Jonathan and Camille: Martin Johnson House


It’s finally cooling down here in San Diego and it’s actually a very rainy day here.  I have the buckets out to catch as much rain water to save for later (because we’re in a drought and all) to use on our trees. I love working on my computer on rainy days and nothing is more fitting than sharing this wedding in La Jolla from a couple months ago when there was that torrential down pour with the full works: thunder and lightening! The thunder was so loud it set off car alarms in my neighborhood! Anyways, this was my first wedding that I’ve done where I got rained on! I was stressing for my couple that day and for my flowers too! But as I arrived at Hotel La Jolla to deliver the personal flowers, neither the bride or groom looked worried! They were so calm getting ready and they focused on what was really happening: they were about to marry the love of their life!

So I’m so excited to share this beautiful rainy wedding with you guys. And whether it rains or whatever may happen on your wedding day, just remember, that’s just a little part of the beginning in starting the rest of your life with someone you love! And in the end, you’ll laugh about it and share the stories with your kids and family and realize that there are so many elements that are out of your control, but what you can control is your outlook and perspective on that day.



Catherine and Mark: Ruffles and Blush OC Wedding


I’ll always remember this wedding because it so happened to be on mine and David’s 5th wedding anniversary.  Some of my friends thought I was crazy for taking on a wedding when I should be celebrating my own wedding day but what better way to celebrate love by floralizing a wedding that is filled with love and is made of love? After talking to Catherine for the first time on the phone, I knew that she was just the sweetest and I had to do some of the florals for her special day. Also, her wedding coordinator happened to be my childhood friend and I couldn’t pass the opportunity to work with her and see her! Well, here is a small glimpse of Mark and Catherine’s beautiful and love filled wedding day!

Catherine + Mark Wedding 5

Catherine + Mark Wedding 3

Gather the Makers: Makers Meet on State Street


You guys!! I am beyond excited…no…STOKED to share this special dinner event with you.  I was asked to do florals for a very special dinner event and to collaborate with the incredibly talented Farra from Hostess Haven and let me tell you, it was a dream come true!

Since I’m no writer, I’m just gonna copy and paste what the Village Magazine wrote about this event, because it couldn’t have been said better:

“The vision was clear. Makers, doers, shakers; originators and artists of all kinds, side by side in a moment to celebrate and spread brand integrity and authenticity.  This is Gather the Makers.

[…] We shared a table with the most inspirational and wonderful people.  It never ceases to amaze me and warm my heart to watch a room shift and the warmth change when people are honest and open and willing to share their heart.

Thank you to all of you beautiful Makers who came […], and to everyone who made such a lovely night happen.”

Not your Average Baby Store

Not your Average Baby Store