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

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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thumb_IMG_1311_1024Chelsea is a DIYer. She nailed each project with time to spare, all signage, tassels even the centerpieces! She is Superwoman.thumb_IMG_1361_1024

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!

So. Much. Fun.

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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

Photographer | Rentals | Photo Booth | Cake + Mini Pies | Market Lights + Dance Floor | Beauty | Wedding planner|

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

You can see the full gallery and feature on, Mountainside Bride