Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Daughter's Wedding

What a wonderful day, November 1, 2013.  The weather was perfect and everything was set for the wedding I was most looking forward to out of the 49 others I provided flowers for last year.
I hope you enjoy a few photos that were not in our Green Wedding Shoes feature, The Grovers Blog post or anywhere else.  These are some private and special moments that I'd like to share with you from Sydnee and Sam's magical day.  Special thanks to Troy & Aimee Grover for the amazing photos.  Also, my friends at The Villa, you know who you are!!  Aaaannnddd of coarse my fabulous staff, Randi and Susan (and special guest Annie).  Thank you, thank you for helping me so much with this one!

First up, the little details that inspired this wedding.  Vintage brass animals and containers, amber, green and brown vintage glass, wood, moss, blush and burgundy tones, unique flowers, pods and greenery.

Before we got dressed I took Sydnee around the courtyard to show her the tables that we had both carefully shopped for and styled with lots of love and thought.  We were both so happy with the way it all turned out and she got exactly what she wanted (of coarse)!

What a dress, right?!?!  It's a WooToo by Waters.  "Olivia" in Oatmeal.  The perfect blushy/tan princess cut.  Sydnee had originally thought she wanted a lace bohemian style dress, but when she tried this one on, we looked at each other and knew that was it!

Working in-between getting ready.  Next up is Sydnee's first look with her Dad and brother Isaiah.  What an emotional moment!!

Mr & Mrs Samuel Craig Nelson!

Sydnee's wonderful Nelson Family!!  She is very lucky to have 
married into such a great and close bunch.

Me and Sydnee.  Below, my family.

Story behind this photo….On our wedding day, one of our funny groomsman put this on the bottom of  David's shoes, so it seemed appropriate for David to carry on the tradition.

Father/Daughter dance to "Brown Eyed Girl".  I'm standing next to my dad watching.  

THIS GUY…Thank you Troy and your beautiful wife Aimee for being there to capture the day!

Next week I'll share some other fun details. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Industrial, Quirky, and Fun Wedding Inspiration

We've been lucky enough to visit to some new industrial-style venues in the last few months---and we are in love and inspired! These venues tend have the coolest quirks that would inspire any designer's imagination. Can you guess what inspired this whole board? That awesome Pepsi lighting fixture!
Photo credit (top left to right): Bon Bon Studio via The Sweetest Occasion; ring by Lolide on Etsy; Holly Schumacher Photography via Phoenix Bride and Groom; Wildflowers Photography via Wedding Chicks; Designer Lesley Frascogna, Photo by Rylee Hitchner via The Full Bouquet; Our Labor of Love By Heidi via Ruffled Blog; Kate Murphy Photography via OnceWed; Alders Photography via Ruffled Blog; Lauren Fair Photography via Wedding Chicks; Chair by Wretchedshekels on Etsy; Ring by Stonebrook Jewelry on Etsy; Katelyn James Photography, Miv Photography, Anna Kuperbuerg via Style Me Pretty

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Organic & Garden Inspired Wedding

Allison and Adonis wanted a warm, inviting wedding that was inspired by wildflowers and an array of colors. When we discussed her bouquet, Allison told me she wanted minimal flowers with lots of greens and things "that you would see blowing in the wind on a hillside." What a great description! Enjoy this fun and whimsy-filled wedding at Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano.

All images by Brothers Wright Photography at

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Classic Wedding with a Rustic Flair

The first thing we noticed when we entered The Villa San Juan Capistrano was that the couple had rented the most STUNNING natural wood tables. No tablecloths required here! This wedding might just be one of our top favorites of the year. We loved the mix of rustic details with fresh greenery galore, and classic white/ivory flowers. Some of the arrangements didn't even have flowers! Cathy, the bride had a beautiful vision of organic, full greenery with very classic florals. Check out the rest of the photos from this stunning wedding we are calling "classic with a rustic flair."

All of these gorgeous photos were taken by Erich Mcvey Photography. It was our first time working with him, and we would gladly do that again! See his website here. Thanks Erich!