Trend Spot: Bright Blooms

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With Spring in full swing we’ve had our eye on a hot trend: Bright Beautiful Blooms!!

We adore this look, especially when the weather warms up. Don’t be afraid of color! Be bold! And let us get to work.

This sweetheart table has the perfect balance of mixed metals, eclectic votives and a lush centerpiece. Eucalyptus green foliage filled, surrounded with a variety of dahlias, garden roses, and spray roses , organically shaped, topped off this urn perfectly.

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Our recent Bride’s have taken this Spring look to the next level. With a fresh color palate, and rich, saturated blooms. We are literally eating up this trend.

Simplicity can make a huge impact, just look at this fabulous arch, adorned with coral peonies, blush garden roses and hanging amaranthus.

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Bouquets are such a huge part of your  Big Day and this one deserved a standing ovation, it is absolutely gorgeous! Vibrant pinks popped against the ivory and blush. Such a fresh spring look!

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One of our all time favorite’s is Kat’s Jaw Dropper bouquet. Filled with coral harm peonies, poppies and sherbet dahlias, HEAVENLY.

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We think incorporating color throughout adds so much fun to your space, and demands your guest’s attention.For this wedding we wanted lots of color with gold and cream accents. Sundrop Vintags Rentals has the most amazing collection of  vintage glass goblets, of course we needed to have every color! To keep things from being over whelming we had each table in the same color scheme. Giving the off the tropical modern vibe while staying cool.

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Trust us, you want texture, you want variety and NEED color!

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We loved how Melissa & David weren’t afraid to take color to the next level. Opting for whimsical bright colors for their carnival themed wedding. The bright dahlias, stock, pin cushions and roses against the ivory hydrangea really made things pop!

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When choosing blooms for your big day, keep things bright, and full of texture with a neutral base. Giving you that bold look while not getting lost in all the pretties. We loved springing for bright colors, it truly makes an impact! So excited to see what the Summer will bring 😉

XX,

M

Boho Rehearsal Picnic

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We love a good styled shoot. Not only are we able to work with our fav vendors (shout out to our besties!), but were able to be super creative and help brides think outside of the box, ahem, restaurant in this case. Me being 8 and half months preggo and about to pop, I wanted to get one last shoot in with great vendors. Almost like a baby moon, but for the wedding obsessed.

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La Jolla is know for it’s breath taking views & amazing weather. We wanted to take a break from ordinary and go for a rehearsal dinner OUTSIDE. Keeping things relaxed, laid back, and fun.Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Duo_Seven Stems 30

With floor seating, and mismatched table wear, our rehearsal picnic is what Boho Chic dreams are made of. All under the stars and market lights. Letting the party flow with some glow. SD Social Lights rocked this set up as usual. Thanks Boys!

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Creating a look this effortless is easy when you get great rentals, like we did from Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals. Add in some great decor, like lanterns, candlesticks, amber glass,  mixed metals and of course our favorite, perfect blooms! Our base colors were brown, tan, blus, and creams. Giving us the freedom to add pops of colors throughout without getting lost. This created a beautiful flow that we absolutely adore.

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Opting for floor seating meant taking our table to the next level. Plush comfy pillows surround our perfect tablescape. Mismatched place settings set upon lush greenery. Done & Done.

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Candles, votives and blooms completed the bohemian vibe.

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Eucalyptus and ferns, created a runner, accented with blooms, gave us the perfect balance.

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Our girls at Petals & Stone provided all our models accessories. We cant get enough of her hair piece. Or our model, how gorgeous she!?

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Our favorite part of the shoot was the photo backdrop. Part macrame dream catcher, part photo op, 100% RAD!

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When talking parties, you can’t forgot the dessert. What’s a party without it? Our cake from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, surely didn’t disappoint. With it’s square shape and adorable cactus detail, and macrame details, we were in love!

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When planning your rehearsal or bridal brunch, use the moment to take a break from formal and get outside!

xx,

M

Rentals|Gown|Make-Up|Accessories|Cake|Market Lights – Social Lights|Photographer|Paper Goods| Model – Alex McGraw

LoveFest

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Here is Part 2 of Geometric Goldmine. When weddings are this over the top AMAZING we need 2 posts to show all the fabulous details! From the amazing venue at Temecula Creek Inn, to their adorable Sweetheart Table, this wedding is truly one of our favorites!!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-370

How gorgeous is this wedding party? The bridesmaids wore tea length mint dresses and groom’s dude wore gray fitted suits. A combo everyone loves!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-36608.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-08408.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-367

The bride stunned in an ivory Vera Wang ball gown (who doesn’t?). The groom rocked a  navy suit. They looked amazing together. Such a great match!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-385

Ok, we can’t get over how cute the couples beloved dog was on their big day! A special wagon with tassels was used to transport the adorable pup! So sweet!!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-246

We just love when couples choose to add unique elements to their ceremony. Michanne + Mark chose to incorporate a knot tying ceremony during their vows.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-297 08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-300

Let’s talk arches. Not all arches are created equally. Check this beauty out.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-215

Adorn with roses, dahlias, airplants, succulents and draping with silver dollar eucalyptus and green amaranthus, this arch is by far one of our faves. The deep blush and pop of coral added a dramatic and romantic element to their ceremony.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-214

Can you just take a look at their LOVEFEST sign? Ok now check out the Stone House behind it. So pretty + fun!!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-316

We created an amazing dessert display. Seriously, who doesn’t love doughnuts and mini treats? Simple, elegant, with just enough flair.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-169

08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-165Adding unexpected design elements is must when pulling together your big day. We chose to spruce up the Stone House’s adorable hutch and  dusted it with greenery + dahlias. Adding photos of the couple and their pups, was such a great way to showcase their LOVEFEST!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-170

We love a good cocktail as much as the next lady, and the couples bar surely didn’t disappoint. With custom cocktails, drinks were flowing!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-192

Two words: Table Decor. We love a good tablescape. With a navy as a back drop, mismatched settings, and custom wine glasses, guests were more than impressed.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-319

Mixed table top decor is a must when you have a large guest count, keeps it fresh, fun and grabs everyone attention to details.

How pretty was the couples sweetheart table? We loved the gold leather Mr&Mrs. The modern chairs truly popped of the rustic reclaimed wood table. Such a great combo.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-434

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08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-431Lovefest is definitely one for the books. With great decor, amazing detail and a whole lotta love, wedding dreams come true!

xx,

M

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Geometric Goldmine

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We’ve got 2 confessions to make. Confession #1: When weddings are this epic, it takes two posts to show how amazing it is. Confession #2: Geometric design makes us squeal like school girls. Well, lots of things actually make us squeal but Michanne and Marc’s modern geometric wedding is definitely up there. Weddings this detailed are always fun to blog about because they are oozing with inspo.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-368

From their adorable doughnut bar, to their shaved ice truck, and one of a kind guest book, this wedding is sure to please.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-426

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Their perfect mint, navy, with pops of coral color palette really allowed each detail to shine. We just love the doughnut bar. The couple opted for doughnuts from their fave local doughnut shop. Guests loved the change from typical mini desserts. Yum!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-422Keeping things fun and light the couple made, yes maid! The custom corn hole game made for their Big Day. Guests played a game while enjoying cocktail hour & signing their custom Star Wars movie poster, so the couple could sneak away.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-192

08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-213What better way to steal a moment alone with your groom than with your very own shaved ice truck. SO cute.08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-416We can’t get over all the geometric elements to this wedding. From the pyramids lining the aisles, to guest tables littered with geometric vessels the modern vibe was in full swing. Clean straight lines and a crisp color palette really showcase this modern wedding. How fun are these details?!08.15 Marc & Michanne_Wed-218
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The guest table blended the couples color palette & theme effortlessly.

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Taking a chance on a fun & unique theme truly pays off . When you bring together modern decor and fresh colors, the details will speak for them self.

xx,

M

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Charmingly Chic Estate

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Weddings are super fun and full of love. But these two radiate love and happiness. Maybe it was their ear to ear smiles or stealing quick looks, but these two couldn’t keep their hands off each other. Just the way we like it!

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Chelsea + Scott’s wedding truly warmed our hearts. Seeing a mother’s love for her son and a father’s love for his daughter blend together in one day is truly a magical moment.

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From her amazing dress to her perfect bouquet full of dahlias to their seemingly effortless ceremony, Chelsea + Scott’s wedding was one our faves.We loved how their ceremony + reception all took place at her families Fallbrook Estate. The home was beyond beautiful and it was nestled in the s mountains surrounded with ridiculous views. This kept things super intimate.

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Chelsea had a vision of “Rustic chic” mixed chairs with accents of black, white and taupe.  Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals and Design, helped create the perfect space. Creating an effortless rustic look for the day. A clean color palette of black, ivory & cream kept things clean and simple. Perfect.

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Having a solid color scheme and natural wood, gives the space an eclectic feel without being over whelming. Don’t be afraid to mix it up.
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There’s always a little chuckle when we go over the Timeline, on  how little time the guys need to get ready. Scott won the award. The guys played golf all day and were onsite 1 hour till Ceremony, took 20 minutes to get ready. Literally! With time to spare. We caught them enjoying the calm before the storm. Guys are so lucky!

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We went with our favorite local boothers,  Mobile Photo Booth. Fun, vintage, and pretty booths. Yep, I said it, pretty and their booths are just that. If you haven’t checked them 0ut, you need to. They are always smiling, have the best vibes and make the booth more than just a booth.

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Props like mustaches and giant lips never disappoint.

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We designed the bouquets in blush and ivory tones, with lots of textured greens. Adding to the overall design and complimenting the Bridesmaids mixed dresses. Keeping them the same draws attention without competing with the overall look.

This group of ladies have been forever friends, and are gorgeous inside and out.

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The night ended in the way is should, mini pies, cupcakes, cocktails and dancing! Jays Catering never disappoints with all their yummies. Guests had a blast all night!

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From charmingly sweet details to a night full of dancing & laughter Chelsea + Scott’s wedding was epically perfect! All you need is love rings true when you blend the perfect mixture of love, happiness, & family.

Xx,

M

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Mission Basilica

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What’s more timeless than classic whites, blushes and navy? NOTHING! Now pair that with the breath taking backdrop of Mission San Juan Capistrano.  And you’ve literally found the perfect wedding!

You know when you see two people just SO in love you can just feel it? That’s Jeannie & Chris. Two people destined for love. Jeannie and I met over Chai for some good girl talk, oohing and ahhing over her beautiful custom ring, that stud muffin fiance of hers and wedding planning. Did I mention The Chair? It is my very favorite, I am serious, you need one. Make a day of it, swing by the local gem of a coffee shop, Hidden House Cafe.  Grab one and walk over and tour The Mission. You wont regret it! Ok, back to these love birds, Jeannie wanted an everlasting romantic feel with some added bling. We went with luscious blooms, peonies, garden roses, hydrangea and topped it off with some perfect white phalenopsis orchids. DREAM come true!

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The Ceremony was full of tradition, beauty and history. Be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor, it’s ok, we wont judge you.

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The traditional Catholic ceremony was full of meaning for the couple. But really, we can’t get over how gorgeous the chapel was!

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The Mission is a breathe taker, not only for what it represents but the insainly beautiful backdrop it provides over time. I am serious when I say, The Mission is my favorite location. The images are always breathtaking.

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I cant even handle what a picture perfect couple they are, he’s tall and handsome and she’s drop dead gorgeous!! Jeannie kept it simple with an ivory satin fit + flare dress with beaded details and Chris in his GQ, slim cut navy suit.

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Seriously, how are they not on a cover of a magazine?

 

The dinner party was held at the one and only St. Regis. Keeping with their classic and traditional style, their decor was simply stunning! With blush blooms in clear glass and towering centerpieces, the tables were sparkling. Dozens of tea lights and candles set the romantic tone for the evening.

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The blooms add just the right touch, to an already perfect cake. Sweet, romantic, and timeless. The details always set the tone.

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When it’s everlasting love, ordinary just wont do. Romantic, dreamy, and just the right amount of luxe. Jeannie + Chris are a perfect 10.

Xx,
M

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Embracing Winter

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While we LOVE planning and floralizing weddings there is something special about styled shoots.  Maybe its the freedom in design, or coming together with vendors you have yet to work with. Either way, they’re even better when we do them with friendors. We LOVED being able to squeeze this one in with Abby, from Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography. Before her journey to Ireland in 3 weeks. We were at coffee two weeks prior, you know daily convo. kids, husbands, Brides and the ooh we should do a shoot! In Lake Arrowhead, YES! We grabbed our kids, husbands and headed up the mountain for a day of creating, designing and fun! We decided on two looks, one crisp white winter and the other a warm rich marsala and rose gold. Welcome to our Love Elevated.

So, here is our 1st look, creams, ivory, silver accents and lots of organic greenery. Could not be more in love!

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Fresh mountain air, all white inspirations, and an organic mix of greens . Simply…Gorgeous!

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As always Petals and Stones added just the right amount of treasure to our beautiful Bride.

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During the shoot, Heather and I spotted this little gem and had to add a Ceremony site. Surrounded in a variety of greens, we knew we could make it something worth while. The simplistic greens paired with the glass orbs, was pretty magical.  And the cross, well that was the jackpot! Between Heather balancing on the rail, me hunting greens, 5 kids running wild and The Mr. trying to keep the candles lit, it was a pretty awesome day.

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Annnnd here is look 2, ENJOY!

 

This look makes our heart skip a beat. Chic, subtle details, rich colors. Baby, we don’t mind the cold when this styled shoot warms us up!

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Can we please talk about her dress? A touch of Kate Middleton with a hint of Pippa! I mean you can’t go wrong with back detail like that. LOVE. The “groom” holds his own in a casual understated vest with jeans. Perfect California dressy.

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Blush and marsala are a match made in Heaven. I adore this combo. Add a rose gold leaf brooch to top this beauty off , perfection!

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Naturally, this blushing bride is smitten with Rose Gold pieces from Petals and Stones 2016 collection. Her loose up-do hairstyle created by Beauty and the Beach with the hair comb was an absolute show stopper. You need these girls on your team asap.

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Whether you’re choosing rich vibrant colors, or crisp cleans whites, the beauty of the mountain back drop is always sure to please.

xo

M

Photographer:  Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography and Design
Gorgeous gowns provided by: Ferndales Bridal Hair & Make up: Beauty and the Beach
Jewelry: Petals and Stones Floral Designer: Seven Stems Floral Design & Events

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