Ann’s Mint, Pink + Gold Bridal Shower Brunch…

Remember last month when I posted about the incredibly awesome company Bloominous  and how I’d be using their new Party Pop collection for a bridal shower I was throwing soon? Well, today I am going to share that shower and those beautiful Bloominous blooms with you! As I’ve mentioned previously, one of my very best friends in the world, Ann, is getting married next month and I’m lucky enough to be her maid of honor. I was so, so, so excited to host Ann’s bridal shower at my house at the end of May along with her other lovely bridesmaids. I came up with a fun design based on her mint + gold wedding color scheme. I added in some pops of varying shades of pink, a little confetti, and voila!
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We had an “advice for the bride-to-be” station where the guests could leave their advice and wishes for Ann on cards that she could keep as mementos. For a fun activity that also served as guest favors, we had a custom DIY fragrance bar that was so much fun!


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We had a great brunch menu including a a bubbly bar with assorted juices and berries, a mini mason jar yogurt parfait station, salads, mini frittatas + more.  I also made some watermelon mint infused water that was seriously delicious and refreshing! It would be perfect for any upcoming party this summer.

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Ann loves tropical flavors and macarons, so I combined those loves when choosing the desserts from the ever wonderful Sweet and Saucy Shop. We had a coconut passionfruit cake that was seriously to die for, and a selection of strawberry and pistachio macarons.

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The beautiful bride-t0-be with her bridesmaids. We had such a good time showering and celebrating this babe!


And lastly, one more big, huge thanks to Bloominous for the stunning flowers! They arrived quickly, packaged up with care, and included easy to follow directions. I put all the centerpieces together the day before the shower, which left me plenty of time to do the rest of the decorating, cooking and cleaning. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to DIY flowers for their wedding, a shower, or any other occasion! They have multiple collections to choose from, so there is something to fit every aesthetic.




Now, the countdown to the wedding is on:)



Jenna + Eric’s Rustic Handcrafted Military Wedding…

First of all, I can’t believe it’s already June!!! Where did Spring go? Time is really flying by this year, flying by so quickly that it seems nuts that this wedding I’m going to share with you today took place almost a year ago!


I worked with Jenna + Eric on designing their wedding from the very beginning of the process, soon after they were engaged. They only had several months to plan their wedding, and Jenna wanted tons of detail, so there was a lot to get done in a short time. Luckily, Jenna and her Mom are very crafty and were able to bust out tons of the handmade details we came up with very quickly. The venue was The Stonehouse at the beautiful Temecula Creek Inn, which was the perfect setting for the rustic feel Jenna had dreamed of.  There was lots of burlap, lace + mason jars, with pops of turquoise and orange.


There was a freak thunderstorm mid set-up on the day of. That paired with 100 + degree temps made for a bit of a stressful moment for everyone, but luckily the rain and thunder died down just in time, and the wedding went off without a hitch! It was a pleasure working with Jenna + Eric, and I’m excited to share their big day with you:)




Below are a few photos I snapped on my iPhone during set-up…






Lastly, here is Jenna + Eric’s wedding video if you want to see a bit more…




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Photographer: Brightwood Photography
Design + Styling: Melissa Elise Event Design + Styling
Venue + Caterer: Temecula Creek Inn
Hair + Makeup: Bethany Ruck
Cake: Le Petit Kupkak
Cinematography: WickFilms
DJ: Brian Stodart
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Enchanting Blooms
Bride’s Boots: Ariat
Stationery: Sea of Love Studios 
Bridal Party Favors: Mason Jar Cookie Company
Cake Topper: April Hiler Designs
Bridesmaid Dresses: Macys