Jenica + Kevin’s Secluded Garden Estate Wedding

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My favorite part of working with florals are the varies color palettes that I get to explore.  Jenica + Kevin’s wedding was in the Fall and we used a lot of warm and moody tones to reflect the season. We kept with the gold and marsala burgundy hues, while mixing in with textural sage greens.  When I first met with Jenica, I was immediately drawn to her attention to detail. She has such a great artistic eye and I knew that we would be able to work so well together!

 

Half way into her wedding planning, she moved half way across the globe to Asia and so we were communicating and chatting remotely, but mostly through emails. But her vision for her wedding stayed consistent and clear.

 

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.

 

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

Wallflower Workshop: DIY Dried Wreath

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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.

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Bevin and Allie’s Bernardo Winery Wedding

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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!

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Raven and Alec: Winter Love

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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!

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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. 

Linda and Justin: Horton Grand Hotel

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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.

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From her dress to her ring to her style…Linda is a pure classic and timeless lady through and through!

Gather the Makers: Makers Meet on State Street

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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

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