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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

Our Dream Team

True Photography | Sweet and Saucy Cakes | ReUp Designs | St. Regis Monarch Beach |  My Girls on Film Studios | The Mission

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

Colorful Wine Country Destination Wedding

K+A_BannerImage@sevenstemsKat + Andrew were SO much fun to work with. Being in Texas, they were planning a destination wedding, and what better place to plan one than in San Diego’s own wine country? Temecula is known for its gorgeous year round weather, and perfect pallet for design. Making each wedding unique.

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The couple wanted to keep things classic with tones such as ivory, creams and blush with pops of color. We went with coral, hot pink and rose gold. With peonies being the bride’s favorite, we knew this color palette would be the perfect match.  Making  Ponte Winery stand out and a match made in heaven.

A vintage chandelier adorn with bright blooms set the tone during the ceremony, and white hobnail jars rounded the look nestled along the aisle, creating a classy yet rustic feel.

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You can never go wrong with mixed length dresses, especially in blush tones. This is definitely one of my favorite looks.

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Geronimo balloons are my absolute most loved detail to incorporate. And the ladies over at Paper Fox LA created a custom garland from our color palette. RAD!

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Keeping with our seamless look and fun details, the tablescapes were kept subtle with pops of bright pinks and oranges.  The head table didn’t disappoint with LOVE all around.

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This dessert display took the party to a whole new level! Sprinkles cupcakes, Cakes to Celebrate and Botegga Louie macaroons, in rich jewel tones topped off the night! Yes, please!

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With the bride and groom being together for over 10 years (OMG!) before tying the knot, this wedding was the perfect way to show how fun love can truly be.

XO,

M

You can see the entire gallery Featured in Wedding Chick’s HERE!

Photographers: Vera in August
Venue: Ponte Winery
Coordinator & Flowers: Seven Stems Floral Design & Events
Beauty: Beauty by Stacey Triplow
Rentals: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals
Cakes & Catering: Cakes to Celebrate & Bottega Louie
Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth
Wedding Dress: Anne Barge

 

 

 

 

Champagne & Chandeliers

Champagne and Chandeliers was hosted by the Coronado Marriott, to celebrate 2014. Yes I’m totally late posting this, but I think worth the wait. We were lucky enough to be apart of the planning and design process. The oh so talented, True Photography was behind the camera and captured the night seamlessly. Coronado Island is the perfect getaway, If you haven’t been, take the day off, disconnect and get down there! You should definitely consider your next event here. It has the “Destination Wedding” vibe without the price tag. lol

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I can’t even handle how gorgeous the entrance was, paired with the winter night and up lighting, it was a match made in heaven!

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The tent was completely transformed into this amazingness, it’s ok to stare, seriously, we get it.

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With design this immaculate, I think simple and clean is the route to take. Simple florals were scattered throughout the event.

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Life is SWEET!

 And what better way to party than with, Flour Power and Cravory Cookies
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Cheers to the Coronado Marriott, thank you for creating such an amazing venue, team and experience for our clients!

XO,

M

 

 

 

Boho Chic

Bohemian. Boho. Organic. Freshly picked. We love it all! There is something about that messy perfect look that captures our hearts. Today’s Bride no longer strives for that perfectly round bouquet. The wilder the better,and we couldn’t agree more. Does it mess with our heads during the creating process? 100%!  Well thankfully San Diego Style Weddings liked our what they saw, and hand-picked our styled photo shoot for their January cover. Pretty AMAZING! The fabulous Temecula Creek Inn provided us the perfect backdrop. Here’s a collection of our favorite shots.

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this dream a reality, cheers to 2015!

XO,

The Dream Team

Furniture provided by: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals Gown: Dreamers and Lovers Hair/Make up: Beauty & the Beach Bridal accessories: Petals & Stones 

Gorgeous cake: Sweet Layer Cakes Paper goods: Take Note Creations Photographer: Clifton Photography

Save me some Cake

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Exquisite Bouquets, The fashion show!

  Not only did we create for The Exquisite Launch Party, we were invited to participate in their fashion show we said, “YES!”

The lovely ladies walked around the Launch Party wearing some gorgeous wedding gowns and carried our custom bridal bouquets. Each one in a different style to show variety and cater to every type of bride.

Ombre is must! We went from the pale tones to hot pink all while keeping it romantic with a touch of silver dollar eucalyptus.

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Not all brides gravitate towards the blush tones, so for this next bouquet we used dark purple and burgundy tones accented with ti leaves. Using purple hydrangea, black calla lilies, roses, dianthus and dahlias. OoOH lala!

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I’ve noticed a lot of brides are leaning towards an earthy more organic approach to weddings. And this bouquet screams all that! Made of natural green foliage, curly willow, parrot tulips, cotton, succulents and garden roses. Simply stunning!

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And last, but not least, our peach dream team. A gorgeous flower crown accompanied by a matching sherbert colored bouquet. Using Juliette garden roses, dahlia, parrot tulips, roses and freesia. Perfection!!

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As always, it was a pleasure to design and create these unique bouquets, I hope you find something that inspires you to think outside of the box and go big with your own bouquet!

 

 

Thank you Next To Me Studios & TRUE Photography, for the Fabulous images!

And to our amazingly talented hair and make up team; My Girls On Film & Hair by Lindsey Neavitt , you girls rule!