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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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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The Latest Shoot!

Here are the pictures from our latest photo shoot in case you missed the posts on our Facebook! Marisa and I  had that “creative itch”, and what better way to do that, then re-create a whole wedding…. for fun! So we went to work brainstorming and getting crafty with wood pallets and, voila’! ENJOY!! ( We certainly did!)

The arch Marisa built and stained turned out better than I could have ever have imagined it! She is SO crafty and I am SO thankful to have her has my partner…in crime ;)!

Thanks to the lovely and TALENTED Megan Young of Megan Young Graphic Design & Photography, we were able to have her work with us and be a major part of our photo shoot! She is so great to work with and I can’t wait until our next project!

We wanted to keep this project very organic and chose flowers that were very earthy. Using flowers such as Kale, air plants, acacia, hydrangea with roses and Spanish moss, I think we accomplished it beautifully!

The bridal bouquet is a combination of all the lovely flowers we used. Adding in succulents to keep with the organic theme. Using lace to wrap, I think this might be one of my favorites, I’ve ever made! It was just so sweet and smelled amazzzzzzing!!

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Every groom needs to match his bride, so I decided to give our imaginary groom plenty of options to choose from. I just love how these came out! How awesome is the mint in there!?

Its come to my attention that flower crowns are becoming an up and trendy thing for some brides, so with this opportunity to do whatever I wanted, I decided to make one and model it for you personally… HAHA!

And no wedding is complete without a centerpiece to place at all your tables for your lovely guests, to finish it off we created a beautiful arrangement in an awesome tin container. Did I mention how lovely everything smelled?!

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Finally, if you happen to be in the area, Dana Point CA, March 23rd from 3-6pm we will be hosting a Bridal Tea Party to show off more of our lovely work as well as other local vendors. If you are looking for something fun and unique to add to your special day come check out what these wedding professionals have to offer!!

We’d love to meet and inspire you!

Purple Cray

Purple. Purple. PURPLE!!!

It seems that 2012 was all about the color purple and weddings all over were blowing  it up!

Here are a few of our favorites from last year.

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This bride loved purple and let us incorporate shades of maroon and fuchsia to really add a great contrast with the purple Orchids and lavender roses. I absolutely LOVE all the purple orchids in this wedding!! A beautiful bouquet for a GORGEOUS bride!! 😉

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Have I told you I love orchids? These purple mokara orchids were incredible! I want to scream with joy when I look at these boutonnieres!!

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An elegant and eye-catching arrangement for the check in table. The purple hydrangea was insane! Love the dusty miller and curly willow.

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For another purple wedding of ours, we got to incorporate the blue tones. Adding peacock feathers to the mix for that cherry on top effect!

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The purple, which look like a bright blue, anemone’s are one of my favorites and really popped in these bouquets!

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We incorporated maroon in this wedding. To help save on cost, because we all have a budget,  (and I probably shouldn’t be telling you, oops)  we substituted maroon carnations (Yeah, I said it. Carnations.) for a few dahlia’s and BOOM you still have a beautiful centerpiece and nobody knows, except you. So hush! Haha

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Small With A Big Impact!

I’ve posted on here before about boutonnieres, and have shared my mixed feelings when it comes to making them. Needless to say, I still have a love/hate relationship with them, but they end up looking so gooood that I  definitely feel they’re needed to add the final touch to any special occasion! I’ve also added some corsage’s that dressed up all the lovely ladies in the wedding party! Lately a lot of the little guys I’ve been making have had a very earthy, picked out of the garden, or barn vibe to them. (You’ll see what I mean,ENJOY! ) I love sharing creations to help inspire and direct someone planning an event, it helps you to see what you like…and dont like!

I was fortunate enough to be part of an industrial photo shoot and this one was funky with tools! A washer was added to fabric leaves, ranunulus buds and filler. COOL!

This boutonniere had a very ‘picked out of the garden’ vibe! It had the herbs to give it a fresh aroma and the burlap ribbon to add a country edge to it!

To stay in the country, here is one that was made out of wheat, rosemary, and some wax flower. It definitely screamed barn wedding!

This one might be my favorite! It just looks so happy and makes me smile! Yellow Ranunculus, billy balls and chamomile with filler!

Making a 2nd appearance on the blog scene, is a boutonniere that I made for our 2nd photo shoot! I love using lavender. Rosemary makes for a great green filler too. I used Scabiosa buds to garnish!

Yellow and white are just so adorable together! Especially with the burlap, I feel like I’m in the country! Lisianthus and billy balls with filler make for a sweet boutonniere (or can multi-task for a mothers corsage! Just had a bow and ta da!

Speaking of corsage’s, I think its time to introduce our first one to the post! This is a wrist corsage consisting of a garden rose, dahlia and seeded eucalyptus with a burlap bow. It was pretty massive, but I still love the way it looked! (And grandmothers typically like a bigger corsage, so splurge!)

Another type of corsage is a pin on. This one has everything in it and looooks gooood! Wheat, succulent, lavender you name it! It’s got it! Lace ribbon to finish it off.

Here we decided to keep it simple with just ranunulus and greens. Lace to finish!

Kids also get to dress up for special occasions and if your little guy is in the wedding he gets something too! This looks big, but it’s just a mini succulent for the ring bearer!

I hope this helps you get a better idea of how creative you can get with your boutonnieres and corsages!

Happy Creating!

Boutonnieres are a funny thing!

Boutonnieres are what men wear during a wedding to accent their attire and tie it all in with the wedding flowers. They are so little, yet make such a big impact, especially in pictures. Making them is always something I dread, because there is normally like 100 to make for every wedding I do, haha, but I always love the outcome and how they look when we finally pin them on the groomsmen! There are so many different ways you can make them! You can get really funky and creative and add things like feathers or buttons to make them really stand out, or you can keep it simple and be the final touch to the wedding. Here are some boutonnieres I’ve done throughout the years!

 

Feathers are so fun!! And there is SOO many cool colors and a variety to pick (hehe) from! This boutonniere doesn’t even have any flowers in it, talk about hardy and long-lasting!

Succulents are one of my favorite kind of boutonnieres! They are so fun and literally from the garden! There are so many different kinds to choose from and they mix well with other flowers!

 The curled bottom on these two boutonnieres are very traditional, my own personal opinion about them is that this style is out dated. But if you like it, we’ll do it!