Another amazing SmogShoppe wedding coming your way!  Here are a few of my favorite Kari Kochar photos that were featured on 100 Layer Cake today!  This was definitely one of the best weddings everwith Whoa Nelly! Catering, Cake Monkey Bakery and DJ Lady Sinclair.  Such an awesome round-up of vendors and a truly magical night!

Photographer: Kari Kochar / Wedding Coordinator + Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Caterer: Whoa Nelly! Catering / Wedding Cake: Cake Monkey Bakery / Hair & Makeup: Susie Chhuor / Officiant: Teddy Chao (friend) / Rentals: Premiere Party Rents / Venue: Smog Shoppe / Videographer: Clint Gage (friend) / Valet: Jeffery Valet / Alchohol & Beverages: K+L Wines / DJ: DJ Lady Sinclair / Musicians:Angelica Strings / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo / Birdcage veil: Sara Gabriel / Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade/ Bride’s rings: victorian antique from Bell and Bird / Bride’s purse: borrowed from maid of honor / Bridal and Bridesmaids Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Bridesmaid’s dresses: their own / Groom’s ring: etsy / Groom’s Suit: Prada / Groom’s tie: Hugo Boss / Groom’s shoes: HELM Boots / Groomsmen’s suits: their own / Groomsmen’s shirts and ties: Banana Republic

I have SO many weddings from this past year to share with you.  Some of them are waiting to get featured but this little beauty was published on Ruffled a little while ago.  Frances and Patrick are two of the loveliest people I’ve ever met.  They are so nice and so perfect for each other.  I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them and loved getting a holiday card from them just the other day (hi guys!).  Katie Osgood (another awesome person and obviously talented photog…I was SO excited to meet her) was there to capture their eco-friendly, DIY wedding at one of my all-time favorite venues – SmogShoppe.

Wedding Venue: The Smog Shoppe / Wedding Photographer: Katie Osgood / Second Photographer: Mike Lee / Event Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane / Wedding Dress: La Sposa / Bride’s Hair: Jaclyn and Vincy Wu / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Coralie Beatrix / Wedding Flowers: Bride’s friends / Wedding Caterer: Thyme Cafe and Market / Wedding Cake: Susina’s Bakery / DJ: DJ Phil Barbb / Table Settings: The Vintage Table Co. / Stationery: Victoria Vu of Paper & Type / Calligraphy: Maureen Koo

Of course, I hope that you all have a MERRY and BRIGHT holiday this year but I’m kind of digging the idea of a dark and moody winter wedding or holiday dinner party.  Black sequins, midnight blue, gold and pops of coral and peony pink.  Check out the pinterest board for all the credits!

  • beau & arrow - December 12, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    Oooh! This is SO gorgeous and such a unique idea and color palette. Love it-thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 14, 2012 - 3:14 pm

      Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

Did you catch our latest feature on Green Wedding Shoes?  My favorite floral ladies over at The Little Branch asked me to help out with the design and planning of this adorable winter table inspiration.  I had been wanting to do something with wool and wood and this was the perfect opportunity.  I made the super cute and oh-so easy napkin rings from old sweater cuffs!  The square, wood chargers were one of my favorite elements.  I stained precut wood from Michaels.  Easy!  I love how effortlessly elegant it all looks and so cozy!  Perfect for a holiday party or Christmas dinner!

Photographer: Annie Edmonds from The Little Branch / Planner, Stylist + Stationery: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florals: The Little Branch / Linens: La Tavola / Glassware: Town and Country 

A client recently asked me for flower girl dress recommendations that are under or around $50.  Ever since becoming a mommy I’ve become a wee bit obsessed with the baby + kid sections at Target, Gap and H+M.  Right now, or after the holiday when the sales start, are great times to hit the stores because the party frocks are in full effect!  Here are a few of my favorites…

Flower Girl Fashion


































1+2. Target / 3+4. Gap / 5+6. H+M

My bestie + wedding photographer extraordinaire Aimee asked me to put together a Design Blueprint for her best friend in Florida who is getting married next year and I liked it so much that I had to share it with you.  I have to admit that sometimes I’m afraid of too much color.  I tend to lean towards soft, romantic colors or neutrals with pops of bright hues but I love a challenge so I jumped at the chance to create this colorful mood board for Tina and Matt’s modern beach affair.  I can’t wait to see Aimee’s photos!  Check out my pinterest page for credits and loads more photos.


This past August I had the great pleasure to witness the marriage not only of two of the nicest people I’ve ever met but two of the nicest families! I was also lucky enough to work with my best friends in the biz – Captured by Aimee, The Little Branch and PowWow – plus gain some more friends like Bryan from Pacific Entertainment (LOVE him!). Deborah and Richard shared a magical, intimate, gorgeous day at The Sunset in Malibu and here are a few of my favorite photos from Miss Aimee.  See the rest on Style Me Pretty!


 Wedding Photography: Captured By Aimee / Ceremony: Westward Beach in Malibu, California / Reception: The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu, California / Event Design + Planning: Sweet Emilia Jane / Floral Design: The Little Branch / Wedding Cinematography: Walter Pawluk Wedding Videography / Desserts: SusieCakes, Brentwood + Bridesmaids / Wedding Invitations: Minted / DJ: Bryan Thrane ofPacific Entertainment / Event Rentals: Elegant Designs / Vintage Rentals: Pow Wow / Photo Booth:Vintage Vault / Wedding Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Makeup: Ana Martinez / Jewelry: Vintage by Eisenberg + Weiss / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew

  • ashleigh - December 6, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    i got married at the sunset restaurant! it was amazing and i still loved our modern decor. but dang! this prettiness makes me want to have a redo exactly like this! those doors on the beach! PRICELESS!ReplyCancel

  • naomi - December 11, 2012 - 6:58 pm

    Gorgeous wedding! I love Melissa of Pow Wow!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 14, 2012 - 3:14 pm

      She’s seriously the best!ReplyCancel

Here’s a little peek at the SmogShoppe wedding we coordinated + did florals for this past spring. Kari Kochar’s photos are gorgeous and I can’t wait to share the rest!






















Speaking of gorgeous, coming up on November 24th we have a wedding at the spectacular Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County.  We are doing design, florals and coordination for this one and we’re looking for a couple fabulous interns to help us execute everything the day-of.  If you have an interest in floral design, event planning and event design you will definitely want to be a part of this wedding.  Plus Rancho Las Lomas has tigers!!!!

Please email me if you’re interested at