Since we headed out to Joshua Tree a couple of weekends ago for an awesome autumn desert wedding I thought it would be appropriate to share this fun and fabulous desert wedding from earlier this year. Anna and Max are a creative, talented and incredible couple that I just adored working with on their modern DIY wedding at 29 Palms Inn (LOVE this venue!). One of my absolute fav photographers, Fondly Forever, was there to capture every perfect moment. The bride and groom handcrafted everything from the invitations to the dip-died tablecloths. I love that Anna wore the beaded Mara Hoffman bustier (a favorite from our tropical shoot)!
This pastel-hued vineyard wedding has everything – it is elegant, romantic and personal, has the perfect setting, and the most adorable couple. We feel so honored that we got to play a small part in what was a beyond epic day. The team that day at Saddlerock were top-notch and every detail just perfectly executed. We always love being at the dome at Saddlerock Ranch and this is one of our all-time favorites! See more on Green Wedding Shoes!
photography: J Wiley Photography // venue: Malibu, California // planning + design: Sweet Emilia Jane // florals: The Little Branch // band: The Class // design + lighting: A Rental Connection // cake + sweets: Cake & Art // hair + makeup: Lauren Bracco // dress: Carol Hannah from Lovely Bride // suit: J.Crew // shoes: TOMS // tie: The Tie Bar // rings: Vintage 1920’s, National Geographic // handmade wooden placecards: old end-posts on the bride’s fathers vineyard in Sonoma // paper goods: Devon Worthington Home // bartending: Red Clay
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.—Barbara De Angelis
We joined forces with some of the most fabulous vendors in the biz – Whiskers and Willows, Type and Title, Pow Wow, Borrowed Blu, Thorne Artistry, Dress Theory and Beauty by Stacey – and the result was pure magic. The inspiration came from the above quote as well as all that woo-woo stuff I love. You can see so much more on 100 Layer Cake today!
Photography: Whiskers and Willow Photography / Location: Eucalyptus Grove in San Diego, CA / Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florist: Little Fox Flower Shop / Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Stacey / Calligraphy & Stationery: Type and Title / Wardrobe Styling: Thorne Artistry / Rentals: Pow Wow Design / Tabletop: Borrowed Blu / Dress: Jenny Packham from The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Gabby Bella & Erin Egelston / Model: Becka Palter / Film Lab: The Find Lab
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!
photography: Willa Kveta, Poiema Photography, Kristen 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 Center, Elan Event Rentals, Scout Rental Co., Milk & Honey Farms Vintage Rentals // vintage glassware, plates + sliverware: Otis & Pearl, Borrowed Blu // transportation: Bills Bus // valet: Blue Star Parking // confetti ballon bar: Confetti Gram, No 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!
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!
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!
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
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!
The amazing same-day edit from N Compass Cinema was such a treat to watch that evening!