Happy New Year and Five Year Anniversary

We helped so many awesome couples have their dream weddings this year and I wish that I could share every single one with you but, unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer since some are awaiting publication on our favorite blogs.  BUT not only is this a celebration of a new year it is also our big Five Year Anniversary! Over the next few days we’re going to be sharing some of our favorite weddings and photo shoots from the past five years!

Our first wedding!  Erin and Chuck got married at the lovely Dana Powers House.  Erin created all the beautiful decor and designs herself and we set-up and styled everything on the day-of.  We also made the cupcakes….hence the SWEET in Sweet Emilia Jane.  These two just had gorgeous twins and we couldn’t be happier for them!

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Photos by Corbin Gurkin.

  • Rose Mary Talavera - January 2, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Beautiful in every aspect!ReplyCancel

Come Intern with Us!

Winter Intern

Photo by Ashley Kelemen

It’s that time of year again!  We’re decking the halls, getting our nog on and….hiring a Winter Intern!  yay!  If you love all things weddings, design, organization and good times then come join our team.  Must be available to come to our Pasadena studio 1-2 times a week to get the studio Wedding Season ready, research, craft and prepare for the first few weddings of the year.  We’ll get started after the New Year!

Please email us your resume and tell us a little bit about yourself!

Real Wedding: Lauren and Adam at La Valencia in La Jolla

Lauren and Adam were married last spring at La Valencia in La Jolla on the most beautiful, clear day.  It was a day full of love, joy, laughter and lots and lots of dancing!  Lauren is one of the sweetest brides I’ve ever met and I was so thrilled to give her design guidance throughout the planning process for her modern meets rustic meets beach-side wedding, create luscious, organically modern floral arrangements and help bring all the details together on the big day!  The photography husband and wife duo, Brett & Emily were so great to work with and their photos are stunning!

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Coordinator and Florist: Sweet Emilia Jane / Photographer: Brett & Emily Photographers / Wedding Venue: La Valencia / Hair and Makeup: Thorne Artistry / Chair Rentals: Event Party Rentals / Wedding Band: The Kicks

Aimee and Dorian’s Bohemian Anniversary Shoot

I was so honored when two of my favorite people – Aimee and Dorian - asked me to help style their anniversary shoot.  We wanted to create a warm, whimsical, bohemian love nest using their beloved Vanagon as the centerpiece to really set the scene.  With lots of cozy layers, patterns and texture and, of course, these two gorgeous love birds, the sunset shoot was so beyond romantic and totally magical.  The delightful and darling Ashley Kelemen, who is the rock star behind the lens,  created something truly special for these two (plus bitty baby!).  These photos are a dream!  Check more out on Ashley’s blog and Wedding Sparrow!

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Photography: Ashley Kelemen / Hair and Makeup by Melissa Edwards

  • Ashley Kelemen - November 22, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    Teaming up with you to photograph these two is basically a dream. Thanks for everything <3ReplyCancel

Real Wedding: Abigail and Kenan at the Figueroa Hotel

Oh, where do I even begin with Abigail and Kenan?  These are two of the most beautiful people – inside and out – that I have ever met.  There is no doubt that they are insanely gorgeous but they are also so sweet, kind, generous and thoughtful.  We had such a blast coordinating their wedding and I was beyond honored to design their personal flowers.  When Abigail told me she wanted something unique, bold, bohemian and modern my heart fluttered with excitement.  This was so up my alley and I am crazy about how her bouquet turned out.  The Figueroa Hotel with all its quirkiness, charm and out-of-this-world Moroccan-inspired interiors was the dreamiest of venues and so perfect for this super fun-filled evening.

And, of course, onelove photography can do no wrong in my eyes.  I always love working with Sara and her team of stellar photographers.

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Abigail left me the sweetest review on Wedding Wire too!

“Emilia is a true gem. She served as our month of coordinator and handled all of the logistical, floral and decorative elements of our wedding. We can’t say enough about working with her – she handled everything throughout the process so calmly and professionally – everyone that interacted with her amongst our friends, family and vendors commented on how wonderful she was. She has excellent taste and style, and went above and beyond to add unexpected and beautiful details throughout our event.”

Venue: Figueroa Hotel / Photographer: onelove photography / Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop / Coordination and Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Entertainment: Transglobal Entertainment

Romantic Photograph Wedding Invitations

For our photo shoot invitations we really wanted to showcase the dreamy surroundings of our Temecula venue.  The photographs by the  fabulously talented Miss Ashley Kelemen of the luscious rolling hills were the perfect backdrop for our suite and I imagine that guests would be so excited knowing they were headed to such a beautiful setting after spying these stunning views.

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This was quite an easy project and one that would be so simple to recreate for your own wedding if you have a camera and an itsy bitsy bit of design know-how.  Give your guests a glimpse of what they can expect at your upcoming nuptials with a snapshot of your beautiful wedding venue or the city where it will be held.  A city skyline or a beach at sunset can set the tone for a fun, destination wedding!  We used photos for both the Save-the-Date postcard and RSVP card with the invitation.

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Take a good camera along to one of your venue visits and keep your eye open for either a great view or perfect detail.  The key is to make sure there is a good amount of space – as in the sky in our photos – to put your text.  If your photographer is coming along for a site visit anyway maybe they’ll snap a photo or two for you!

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Once you get your photos home just upload them into your preferred design software program.  Photoshop or something fancy like that is good but you can even use something simple and user-friendly.

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Find a pretty font…there are plenty of great free options out there.   I used Jellyka Delicious Cake.  I love the look of the white text against the romantic, Wuthering Heights-esque sky.

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Print it on the front-side of your Save-the-Date, Invitation  or RSVP Card.  See…easy peasy!

Don’t forget to see the whole inspiration wedding shoot on Style Me Pretty!

Tuscany in Temecula Inspiration Shoot

A few months ago I got to work with a DREAM TEAM in Temecula on one of the prettiest inspiration shoots.  The new vineyard-setting venue in Temecula was the perfect backdrop for our Italian-inspired romance with whimsical florals, elegant place settings and a color palette that I am totally crushing on right now!  Check it all out on Style Me Pretty!!!

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Romantic Al Fresco Wedding
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Vintage White China

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Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Design, Florals and Paper Goods: Sweet Emilia Jane | Wedding Cake: Stevi Auble | Catering:roomforty | Hair and Makeup: 10.11 Makeup | Grooms Attire: H&M | Bridal Gowns: Kirstie Kelly | Tabletop Rentals: The Vintage Table Co. | Furniture Rental & Set Styling: Pow Wow | Model: Bride: Christina Riddell | Model: Groom: Ian Riggs | Photo Assistant: Captured by Aimee | Venue: Private Estate

Runners Up

A couple of months ago I made three bouquets for an adorable bride of mine to choose from on her wedding day.  The best of the bunch was chosen but I still love the two runners up.  Luckily favorite friend and photographer, Captured by Aimee, was there to snap these pics!

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This sweet, at home wedding will be featured on Style Me Pretty soon so I’ll get to share the winning bouquet with you then!

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