Exquisite Weddings Launch Party

Let the “flowers do the talking ” is the goal when Michelle and I participate in any event. When the Exquisite Weddings Magazine email came for their Fall launch party, we were excited for the opportunity to show who we are. With the theme being”Glamour through the Ages”.

Our vision was to have a family room, mantel, couch, coffee table the whole shebang! When it comes to having our ideas come to life, it typically involves me with a hammer and nails. I’ve become quite the carpenter and tackling a living room set up was on the top of the to-do list. Thankfully the men in my life, my husband and dad know its coming and lend me a helping hand. Not so much willing but that’s another story. 🙂

As party favors for the brides to be, Michelle hand crafted these glitzy boutonnieres.


These cuties also came with a %15 OFF Coupon!! Did you get one??


After a couple of bumps in the road, or should I say thick carpet, we finally got the mantel level and flower frame up! A huge shout out to our new friends: Half Full Photography for saving our life, thank you for the shims!

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The fabulous furniture was provided by, Concepts Event Design. They were so helpful and every piece was gorgeous. We cant wait to collaborate soon.

Launch Party

Garden roses, hydrangea, kale, hanging amaranthus and gold curly willow made up our table centerpiece. Accented with an over flowing amount of pearls, this beauty grabbed your attention!



Another fun feature was a bridal bouquet. Brides were able to hold and pose for pictures with it….and yes….they are heavy!

Bridal Bouquet

The frame is filled with china mums, roses, dahlias, lisianthus, kale and gold Curly willow:



Thank you Exquisite Weddings for a great time and to everyone who helped us put this collection together!

Antique Love Photo Shoot!!

During the summer, we had the opportunity to put together a fabulous photo shoot with some wonderful professionals, Studio Carre’ photography and Cynthia Zatkins Events. Our theme was antique love and this is what we came up with. Our spread in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine wasn’t able to show all the lovely details that went into this, so here we are to re-examine them for your viewing pleasure, ENJOY!

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Marisa and I knew we wanted something to create a more dramatic effect while still maintaining the romantic feel of the shoot. We came up with this structure built of birch branches, covered it with curly willow, passion vines, hanging crystals and pearls. We also found these fantastic hanging votives and filled them with our theme flowers.

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 It was all set and ready to shoot, until we all noticed this empty “hole” in the center of the hanging décor/votives. Michelle on site with no tools, minimal supplies “MacGyver’s” this little a bird nest, flower ball, gem. I think it might be my favorite part!

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We used rope to tie the birch branches together and also used it to hang the structure from the tree. La Jolla Women’s Club let us use their location and if you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it. Their gardens are just beautiful!!

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Peonies, garden roses, mint leaves, hydrangea, mokara orchids and budlia were just a few of the beauties we incorporated.

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We used bud vases, mercury glass, a terrarium and antique candle holders to add to the theme. Each filled with something special! Lavender, succulents, curly willow the list goes on and on!

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 Our colors were melon and cornflower blue. Its hard to find blue flowers that will work with you, not against you. And thankfully, we found this gorgeous hyacinth! It was just the right touch to bind all the textures and colors together.

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 Fresh Invitation Studio created this wonderful dinner menu and “thank you” note to compliment our theme!

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 All of it together, just melts my heart! It’s so precious, sweet, and inviting!

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 For the special bride and groom, flowers were added to decorate their chairs. Ribbon and lace were used to tie on the beautiful florals and passion vine.

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  What better to way to finish then with our gorgeous bouquet!

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Thanks to every one who helped make this photo shoot a huge success! We appreciate all your hard work! Looking forward to the next one! 😉

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A Coastal Wedding

Earlier this year, we got the pleasure of working with a wonderful bride who envisioned a beach themed wedding. Her colors were ivory, tan, accents of teal and we incorporated sand and shells.  This wedding turned out gorgeous!


Her bridal bouquet was made up of garden roses, white lilies, calla lilies, spray roses, dahlias, mini cymbidium orchids and was wrapped in teal ribbon. Her bridesmaid bouquets were all simple and elegant fluffy dahlias.


I just loved her choice of dresses for her bridal party! They all looked stunning! The weather that day was incredible and their beach side pictures in Laguna Beach show it!


Nothing says “beach” more than sand and shells! Which were incorporated throughout the wedding. Check out the cocktail tables, simple and very budget friendly!


Another great display of the sand and shell centerpieces with a great DIY chalk board made by the bride created an inviting welcome table.

I love rectangle tables for weddings, and thought the layout turned out great!

Using a combination of vases filled with the brides favorite flowers and sand and shells, it definitely created the ultimate coastal wedding!


Look at these fluffy dahlias, I cant get enough of them!! Stunning!!


With teal accent throughout, in the ribbon on the vases and submerged crystals, the cake also had pops of the bright color. A unique starfish topper finished off the cake and completed this coastal wedding!