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
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!
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.
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!
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!! 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
When I first met Jane, I immediately loved her gentle spirit and kind heart. The more we talked about floral decor, the more I realized how much she just trusted me to just do my thing because all she had on her mind was being married to her love. I do love working with brides who have every detail of their wedding day planned to the T, but there’s something so special about being the visionary for the bride and surprising her on her wedding day with florals that are better than she had dreamt of. Of course Jane had an idea and expectation of what I was creating for her, but I wanted to do more for this sweet bride! She was so sweet and gracious in the whole process and it was an honor and delight to have been apart of their wedding day through florals! My favorite part was when I was setting up for her reception, she had snuck away from the pictures and guests to come see the magic of the set up during the cocktail hour. She just stood there looking so elegant and stunning, and just gazed at everything come together for hers and Kevin’s special day. Here’s a little snippet of their stunning backyard wedding.
Friends! I am so excited to finally share Andrea Van de Vort’s beautiful maternity pictures. Andrea is a good friend of mine and so when she told me she was pregnant soon after I had Ben I was beyond the moon! She asked me to create a beautiful boho tropical flower crown for her shoot and of course I named it the ‘island goddess’ which was so fitting for her. I had to wait to share a full post on her shoot because we had found out that a big blog: Inspire by This wanted to feature Andrea! So finally I now get to share these amazing photos! These photos are unreal! My favorite is how every single one of these pictures look like they should come right out of a magazine! Stunning! I hope you find them as captivating and beautiful as I did!
I’m so thrilled to share this rich and romantic wedding held at the North Chapel in Point Loma and reception at the Thursday Club that overlooks the ocean. Can you ask for a more dreamy wedding? The shades of plum gave the wedding a luxurious touch but having it at the Thursday Club gave it that airy and vintage touch as well. Sarah and Michael are such a stunning couple and I’m so thrilled to share a small piece of their special day! Special thanks to my friend Garrett Richardson, one of the photographers from Clove and Kin for taking these stunning photos! It’s always a dream to work with great artists!