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.
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.
I’m back at it! Finally after some time away from blogging about weddings, I have a good one to share! This year already has been so incredible working with creative brides who have a great vision but also trusting my work to deliver their vision for their amazing day!
Linda and Justin are such a sweet couple and it was such a pleasure meeting with them and dreaming up their wedding day! I loved their venue in the heart of downtown San Diego in an old historic hotel. The bricks and court yard along with the stormy clouds mixed with the twinkle lights all paired for the most perfect ambiance for this intimate wedding.
From her dress to her ring to her style…Linda is a pure classic and timeless lady through and through!
You guys! Family style dinner is my favorite. There’s something about breaking bread and sharing a good conversation with new and old friends that just warms my soul. Family dinners to me is such an intimate form of quality time spent amongst loved ones. I can’t wait for my son to be a little bit older where the chaos of feeding a toddler is a season of the past and cultivating fun and stimulating conversations is created.
it’s all in the details.
Ok, so this wedding may be one of my favorites that I’ve done. From the authentic fiesta pots and vases from Mexico to the rustic adobe bricks of the venue and down to every single vibrant color that I got to play with for florals. It was so fun! When Hannah and I first met to talk about her wedding we drafted a completely different style and concept. Then one day she messaged me to meet again because she had changed her wedding theme/style. I was so intrigued to what she had changed it to and then when she showed me some pictures of fun tiles and vases that she and Brandon had picked up from their day trip to Mexico, I was sold! They wanted their wedding to be a fiesta celebration and I couldn’t wait to get started on their florals! I really am so lucky that they gave me a lot of creative freedom to run with this because I just couldn’t wait to play with all the colors that I had in mind. So without further ado, I’m just gonna let these pictures speak for themselves.
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
Kelsie and Tucker have a crazy love story. I’ve actually known Kelsie for a little bit and met her at a Bible study at a home where her (at the time unknown to us all) in-laws hosted. The Dunns (Tucker’s family) and the Harpers (Kelsie’s family) have actually been long time family friends for generations! As I was told, Kelsie and Tucker actually played together when they were really little but life, school, etc kept them apart for awhile and they kept missing each other during family function. Until finally they met and dated a few years ago and in that moment it was clear to them both that they were meant to be and an engagement and getting married was a no brainer. Two families’ dream to have this union to happen did and they couldn’t be more thrilled for this sweet couple. I have yet to meet Tucker still, but knowing Kelsie and Rick & Mary Beth (Tucker’s parents) I know he is an amazing guy for this special and beautiful lady! I honestly couldn’t be happier for you both! Here are some beautiful images from their wedding day! It was such a blessing to be a part of their day through florals!