A couple of weeks ago we headed down to San Juan Capistrano for one of the most killer weddings + dance parties we have ever coordinated. I knew this was going to be a good time since the bride is friends with this awesome couple (who had their own dance party to rival all dance parties) and this group did not disappoint. They danced their little hearts out until the wee hours of the night but could have easily gone until the break of dawn! Not only was it one spectacular party but the setting was nothing short of romantic. Serra Plaza is a little hidden gem with beautiful backdrops and a phenomenal staff. I can’t wait to be able to work down there again! Christopher Todd Studios’ amazing photos were recently featured in Style Unveiled + I just had to share them here. How adorable are these two??? They are so in love and so sweet!
We filled the fountain with ferns + flowers. I love how it turned out. Her bouquet is one of my favorites that I’ve ever made too with garden roses, dahlias, calla lilys + feathers. Traditional but with a touch of boho!
Amber + Mark wanted elegant but bohemian so we filled vintage amber + brass pieces with lush, vibrant blooms and feathers. The bouquets were repurposed at the head table. Serra Plaza’s collection of amber votives fit right in!
Coordination + Florals by us!
I tell ya…when you get to work with your best friends and favorite vendors at a wedding some serious magic happens. This past weekend we created a dreamy, vintage-y, beach wedding for one of the sweetest couples I’ve worked with yet and we got to party with our besties Captured by Aimee, The Little Branch and PowWow.
We also met some new friends who I hope, hope, hope we get to work with again and again and again. Bryan at Pacific Entertainment might be my new favorite DJ. He blends great tunes and exceptional emcee-ing like I’ve never seen before. He made my job so much easier, has an all-around great attitude (seriously he’s the nicest guy!) and kept the dance floor full all night long! And the big hit of night had to be The Vintage Vault – a photo booth like no other! This adorable husband and wife team designed and built a genius photo booth set up with props and fun backdrops. We love them! Come to every wedding please!
iPhone photo taken by me
How genius is Brandon Kidd? Not only are he and his wife freaking adorable and so much fun to work with but their photos are just about the prettiest around. I am hardcore drooling over the images he took of Fern and Jeff’s wedding. Here are a few of my favs!
Venue: Calamigos Ranch
Planner + Designer: Sweet Emilia Jane
Floral Design: The Little Branch
Rentals: This and That Vintage Rentals
Hair Pieces: Ban.do
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang
Cinematography: Crescent Bay Films
Invitations and paper goods: designed by the Bride
Cake and Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Music and Lighting: Renowned Events
Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about getting to share this AWESOME wedding with you. When Fern asked me to help her create + plan a modern, fairy-tale, Marie Antoinette-inspired wedding at Calamigos Ranch I’m pretty sure my answer was “UM, YES, PLEASE”! Fern is a super-duper creative gal so she wanted to craft a lot of the pieces herself like the invitations, escort flags + paper flowers. But I couldn’t resist creating some elements myself like from bright, bold, pom arches to french signs.
Here’s the inspiration board I made as part of our Design Blueprint…
And, big surprise, my absolute favorite table from the inspiration shoots we did with Captured by Aimee has to be the bohemian look. My awesome assistant, Melinda, helped come up with the concept and design elements for this one and I just love how it all came together. I love the rich textures, colors….it’s just gorgeous! Make sure you check out the feature on Style Me Pretty California too!
I am so excited to see Emma + Mark’s Condor’s Nest Ranch wedding featured in Mariée magazine! You can check it out on page 19 of their latest issue online. I would definitely not be opposed to designing some weddings in France so if anyone overseas is reading this feel free drop me a line!!!
PS: Anyone want to translate for me?