Friends + Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!!
This Spanish inspired wedding at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano is soft, cozy, dreamy, and romantic!
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.
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.
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!
Photography: Kelsey Lauren Photography
Catering: Continental Catering
There is so much to love about this wedding and I cannot not share all this amazing goodness.
I had worked with Desiree over the phone for her whole wedding, as I do with most of my out of San Diego clients, but immediately when I chatted with her, I loved her heart and vision.
Happy New Year friends!
This coming year brings a lot of amazing weddings for some incredible couples. But before we jump into the new year too quickly, in the coming weeks, I want to share some of my favorites of 2017 that I haven’t already!
Guys, where do I even begin with this couple? I’ve never been more obsessed and in love than with these two. They have an incredible love story that is filled with heart ache, redemption, faith, pure friendship and love. I wish I could share the details of their journey but it’s not my story to tell but to tell only of their first day of their forever together in these pictures.