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

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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