I can’t believe I never shared the images from this fantasic event with you!  Awhile back the incredible Jaime from Wild Heart Events asked us to design a table for their epic Jam Event in Santa Barbara.  The greenhouse venue was to-die for and all the vendors that Jaime gathered together were amazing.  We had access to some of the best rentals and decor which makes our job pretty easy!  We were paired up perfectly with a Woodstock-theme and created a peace sign centerpiece, floral placemats, flower crown and boutonniere place cards and a crazy, flower explosion guitar.  Flower power to the max!  A BIG THANK YOU to Borrowed Blu for letting me borrow her awesome dip-dyed napkins!

See more from this phenomenal party on Green Wedding Shoes!  Pretty sweet that our instagram shot of the table got a shout out on Vogue.com!

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photography: Willa KvetaPoiema PhotographyKristen Bienke // location: Private Orchid Greenhouse near Santa Barbara, California // coordination, design + host: Wild Heart Events // lighting + installation: Bella Vista Designs // accommodations: The Goodland Hotel & El Capitan Canyon // dj: Dart DJs // acoustic artist: Holly Foster // band: Tony Matrimony and the Dearly Beloveds // rentals: Ventura Rental Party CenterElan Event RentalsScout Rental Co.Milk & Honey Farms Vintage Rentals // vintage glassware, plates + sliverware: Otis & PearlBorrowed Blu // transportation: Bills Bus // valet: Blue Star Parking // confetti ballon bar: Confetti GramNo Frills Events // temporary tattoos: My Tat // craft beer: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co // wine: Firestone Vineyards // cold pressed juice: Juice Ranch // bar tending service: Simply Cocktails SB // margarita cart: Rasta Rita // taco cart: Rasta Taco // apps + short ribs: Catering Connection // organic salads: Sustained Harvest Farms // donut bar: Pure Joy Catering // cupcake + champagne bar: Coveted Cakery // invitation design: Jamie Ellen Paperie // custom signs: Michael Matheson // photobooth: Witty Booth // hair + makeup: Shanna Spencer Style // linens: La Tavola Linens // stagecoach table: Oak Barrel & Bloom // coachella table: Ella & Louie // riot fest table: Coco Rose // burning man table: Tenley Erin Young // woodstock table: Sweet Emilia Jane // entry and lounge florals:  Rowanoak Designs

A couple of months ago we were beyond honored to be asked to join a stellar crew of vendors at the West Elm and Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Party they held in the Beverly Hills store.  Of course, being paired up with our favorite Little Branch gals is always a treat but to also share the store with Bash Please, Moon Canyon, Primary Petals, Firefly Events, Shindig Chic and so, so many more amazing, talented people.  I LOVED our set-up and I hope one of you lovelies hires us to recreate this for a wedding because it’s so much fun!  The inspiration board we were given was based on West Elm’s summer catalog which had a Joshua Tree meets Moroccan vibe.  Hello so up our alley!  See more of Mary Costa’s photos on GWS!

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Last spring we were lucky enough to be a part of an epic DIY wedding at the Moniker Warehouse in San Diego.  Not only were the bride and groom uber-creative and talented (they designed and produced most of the decor for their modern, bohemian, industrial, camping-inspired party) but the team they put together was pretty much the dreamiest – PowWow, MIHO, Let’s Frolic Together, Mostra Coffee.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Venue:  Moniker Warehouse / Church: The North Chapel at Liberty Station / Ceremony Backdrop, Lounge Area Design and Rentals, Glassware Rentals: PowWow Design Studio / Catering: MIHO / Coffee: Mostra Coffee / Photographer: Let’s Frolic Together

We were so excited when Katherine and Ricardo asked us to help design and coordinate their vibrant, fun and elegant wedding in Balboa Park.  It was such a nice departure from the neutral palettes, as lovely as they are, that we’ve been seeing so much of recently.  The tone and vibe of this awesome party definitely matched the decor with a musician-led parade through Balboa Park, phenomenal cocktails and beer from Blind Lady Ale House, delicious food from The Vetted Table and a no-holding-back dance party.  Tucked away in the Spanish Village Arts Center we felt like we had been transported to a vibrant South American or European city and the night was truly magical.  And, of course, as always, Studio Castillero’s photos are to-die-for.  The Bride and Groom’s beaming smiles throughout the evening were the best part of the entire event!

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Design Concept, Coordination, Vase, Decor and Arch Rentals, Chalkboard Calligraphy: Sweet Emilia Jane / Photography: Studio Castillero / Ceremony Venue: SD Museum of Art Sculpture Garden / Reception Venue: Spanish Village Arts Center / Catering: The Vetted Table / Bar: Blind Lady Ale House / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / DJ: Pacific Entertainment / Musicians: Stefanie Schmitz / Floral Design: L&S Design / Hair and Makeup: Anchor Artistry / Photo Booth: Pixter Photo Booth 

  • Mary Costa Photography - May 8, 2015 - 8:41 am

    You do such incredible work! What gorgeous colors! I love the orange name cards!! Do you happen to know who made the bride’s dress? It’s amazing!ReplyCancel

I met the gorgeous Jelynn at this wedding where her company Mostra was serving up delicious brew.  A few months later we were at her own beautiful wedding in Palm Springs.  It was one of the hottest weekends ever at the oh-so-cool Colony Palms Hotel but no one seemed to mind….especially when a pool party broke out at the end of the night starting with the bride and groom!  Encarnacion Photography went above and beyond (jumping into the pool themselves) to capture every moment perfectly!

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The amazing same-day edit from N Compass Cinema was such a treat to watch that evening!

Wedding Coordination and Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Venue: Colony Palms Hotel / Cake: Nina Marie Designs / Videographer: N Compass Cinema / Coffee: Mostra Coffee

Not only do we love planning and styling your events but we also love peppering each party with beautiful, unique decor.  Over the years we’ve curated a small collection of pieces that are available for rent even if we are not coordinating and designing.  When the delightful Rachel of One Part Gypsy asked us about borrowing some of our pieces for her wildly romantic Palm Springs wedding we immediately knew it was a match made in heaven.  Our rattan peacock chairs and brass lanterns were the perfect pairing for her elegant, moroccan-inspired fête in the desert.  We absolutely love how she styled everything!  See more on 100 Layer Cake.

Our collection doesn’t end with lanterns, either.  We have candles, vases, cake stands, signage, frames, structures and backdrops…and we love creating custom pieces too!  So definitely give us a ring if you want to rent anything!

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Photographer: Fondly Forever Photography / Venue: El Cielo Estate / Event Coordinator: Twine Events / Event Design: Bride Rachel of One Part Gypsy / Personal + Chuppah Florals: Madison Workshop West: / Tabletop Florals: One Part Gypsy / Hair: Allison Zarrabi of Shear Insanity Salon / Makeup: My Girls on Film Studios / Invitation Designer: One Part Gypsy / Cake: Jamaica’s Cakes / Catering: EAT Marketplace & Catering / Rentals: Signature Party RentalsSweet Emilia Jane, & One Part Gypsy / Officiant: Agnostic Weddings / Ceremony Musicians: The Get Down Boys / Reception DJ: JP Mcleod / Bride’s Dress: Custom / Shoes: Ivy Kirzhner / Headpiece: Hushed Commotion / Custom Ring: One Part Gypsy / Other Accessories: Accents Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Custom from Evolution of Style / Shoes: Cole Haan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Caletto Mini by Nightcap Clothing / Bracelets: The Neshama Project in Venice

We don’t really have anything to complain about weather-wise in Southern California but I know some folks are looking longingly out there frosted windowpanes and dreaming of brighter, warmer days.  Hopefully this tropical-inspired wedding shoot we designed last Spring will be just the thing to heat things up.  We built the table ourselves with mid-century modern hairpin legs that went oh-so-well with our Palm Springs abode – The Amado.  If you are visiting Palm Springs try to snag one of these rooms.  It is such an incredible spot.  And if you’re getting married in Palm Springs it would be the perfect wedding party hangout or rehearsal dinner compound.  We also handcrafted the tulle skirt to pair with Mara Hoffman‘s stunning bridal bustier and hand-painted bells for the escort cards (one of our favorite bohemian details!).  This shoot was just bursting with creativity from the talented minds of Jen Plus ColourThe Little Branch, Papermade Design and Cucina Coronado.  And, of course, Ashley Kelemen Photography‘s images are, like always, beyond dreamy.   A lot of these shots have been making the rounds on Instagram and Pinterest too and we couldn’t be happier!

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Photographer: Ashley Kelemen Photography / Coordination & Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Venue: The Amado / Hair & Makeup: Jen Plus Colour / Florals: The Little Branch / Paper Goods: Papermade Design / Cake: Cucina Coronado / Wedding Dresses & Jewelry: Rent The Runway / Bridal Bustier: Mara Hoffman/ Bridal Skirt: Sweet Emilia Jane / Model: Jenna Coy

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this wedding with you yet!  It is too good to keep hidden away for this long.  This wedding was filled to the brim with rad details….details almost as rad as the creative, smart, cool couple for whom we made them.  Suzana and Frank are just the ultimate dream clients.  They wanted something fun, quirky, colorful, stylish and vibrant…the perfect mix of their personalities.  And the fun didn’t stop with the details….oh no we had a mariachi band, a taco cart, Pharmacie cocktails, a delectable Whoa Nelly feast and, of course, a crazy, fun dance party with Haute Mobile Disco.  Such an awesome night!  Big thanks to Grey Likes Wedding for feature Chris Howard‘s stellar photos!

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Vendors: Photography: CHRIS HOWARD // Planner and Designer: SWEET EMILIA JANE // Caterer: WHOA NELLY // Beverage Service: PHARMACIE // DJ: LADY SINCLAIR for HAUTE MOBILE DISCO // Florist: THE LITTLE BRANCH // Makeup: DELILAH BEAUTY // Mariachi: MARIACHI MEXICO DE NOCHE // Rentals:CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS and ARCADIA // Linens: LA TAVOLA // Transportation: COOLRIDE // Valet:JEFFREY VALET // Venue: MARVIMON

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