Romantic + Modern Nut Farm Wedding…

Erica + Shaler’s wedding was held at a nut farm just outside of San Diego, and simply put- it was perfect! I love how effortless and laid back the vibe was while still managing to be beautiful and stylish. From the stunning organically styled bouquets, to Erica’s lush floral crown, to the wooden reception details, to the buttercream cake adorned with succulents, it was all just lovely! Big thanks to Mike from Studio 7 Photography for sending this gem over. 


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Venue: Bates Nut Farm 
Photographer: Studio 7 Photography 
Flowers: Third Bloom
Catering/Food Truck: Urban Eats 
DJ: Dancing DJ Productions 
Cake: Cute Cakes 


Tamar + Rob’s Dana Powers House Wedding…

I am over the moon, like literally floating around in outer space for Tamar + Rob’s wedding at the awesome Dana Powers House in Nipomo, CA. It is so, so, so beautiful- and speaking of beautiful, look at Tamar! Just glowing! (Sidenote: Tamar also happens to be a fantastic photographer who I featured a few years back, here + here.) By the way, last Friday marked Tamar + Rob’s 6 month anniversary, so let’s all wish a very happy belated anniversary to them:)



Here is a bit more about the big day from the bride, Tamar…



“When Rob and I started planning our wedding, we wanted to make sure it felt very intimate, special, personable, and fun. Our idea was that if a wedding was just about us, we would have just eloped. Since our friends and family were all spending time and money to join us, we wanted to make sure it was as fun as possible for our guests.


We decided to find a venue outside of Los Angeles, but within driving distance. We wanted to do this so our wedding would feel like a destination, and also because we were only planning on inviting our very close friends and family, so a smaller wedding would be more possible outside of Los Angeles. Through a mutual friend, we found the perfect venue in a small town called Nipomo, CA- The Dana Powers House. The Dana Powers House is a victorian-looking home which has the perfect garden for a casual shabby chic ceremony. There is also a barn in the back that would be used for our reception. Although we aren’t very rustic in our style sensibility, the chandeliers and antique decor added just the amount of personal style we were looking for. Another major perk of the Dana Powers House was the proximity to the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. It was a hotel we had wanted to stay in for ages, and this was the perfect time. We were thrilled to have almost every single guest stay with us at the Madonna Inn! Anyway,  once we found the venue everything else fell in to place.”


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“We designed tote bags to hand out at the Madonna Inn, which included things like Emergen-C, coconut water, our favorite candies, sake, Pop Chips, and finger monster puppets.”


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“After trying on dress after dress, I wasn’t finding one that was unique or special enough. I did love the fit of a Vera Wang dress, but couldn’t justify spending so much money on one dress. I ended up finding the same dress online on Oncewed.com, used, for a fraction of the price. Then, I had my friend Tashina (an insanely amazing wedding dress maker and stylist who styles many of my photo shoots) use the frame of the dress and rework it to create something very unique. We decided to add victorian lace to the dress to go along with the antique, garden theme of the wedding. Tashina hand-painted lace in different shades of blue and sewed them to the bodice and the bottom of the skirt. She also made a beautiful long sash in dusty rose, to complement the colors of the flowers we had chosen. I found very simple iridescent Brian Atwood shoes to wear on my feet, since I was wearing SO much dress. I wore a necklace from my late grandmother on my mom’s side. I had found a wonderful custom jewelry designer to make earrings for me out of hummingbird skulls.”



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“The invitations and Thank You notes were designed by Rob, who is a creative director. We found an old movie poster and he changed the actors faces to resemble us.”




“We wanted our ceremony to feel very personal, so I had my brother officiate, we wrote our own ceremony and vows, and we had our best friends speak during the ceremony. The ceremony was in the garden of the house and it was so beautiful. My friend Tashina, designed beautiful lace panels for the ceremony.”


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“The reception was so pretty…The barn at the Dana Powers House is gorgeous. It already had a ton of lights and mirrors and vintage pieces, so we just added more of our own personality with the little trinkets and lace-covered vases, and skull bottles we had collected during the year. Tashina and our parents helped us with all the decor. As far as drinks went, we had wine, beer, and our own signature drinks. We had three different food buffets, each with a different type of cuisine: mediterranean, california, and asian.”


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“To enhance the personal feel, we put indoor furniture outdoors, to make it look like there was a living room outside. We used garden flowers that were beautiful but not super polished. We used herbs and lavender to add a nostalgic smell of our childhoods. I was so happy with how everything came out!”


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“We also had a s’mores set up with reese’s cups since they are Rob’s favorite candy.”


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“The cake was absolutely insanely good, and we had little taxidermy mice dressed up as us for our topper. The entire wedding felt so casual and so very “us”. It couldn’t have gone more perfectly.”


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Venue: Dana Powers House
Dress: Vera Wang + Miss Tashina
Wedding Styling: Miss Tashina 
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Band: Sista Monica Parker 
Reception DJ: Kris Zaycher
Catering: Sea Shanty 
Cake: Cake Cathedral 
Bouquets: Lori Boe Floral 
Photo Booth: Bluebird Photo Booth 
Makeup: Erica Davidson 
Hotel: Madonna Inn 


Julie + Mike’s Breathtaking Villa Wedding…

Julie + Mike’s Orange County wedding is the perfect example of how simplicity can be stunning. I am seriously swooning over here! The photos by Studio 7 Photography literally blew me away, and everything from the flowers, to the venue, to the color palette are pure perfection. I just want to crawl into these photos and stay for awhile, don’t you?



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Photographer : Studio 7 Photography 

Venue : The Villa 

Coordinator : Sandy Shirgaokar

Makeup : Stacey Craven 

Hair : Sarah Ramirez

Videography : Charles Amante 

Florals: Floral Occasions 

Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery 

DJ: Omer Saar 

Officiant – Adrian Hex


Handmade Hummingbird House Wedding…

I am loving the colorful + cheery mix of florals in Charles and Sarah’s wedding at the Hummingbird House in Austin, TX! This was a real family affair with the whole bridal party being made up of siblings, and their adorable niece Bijou serving as flower girl. Sarah was a crafting queen making all the details herself! The whole lovely day was captured by their wonderful photographer, Katherine O’Brien Photography.


Photographer: Katherine O’Brien Photography
Caterer: Royal Fig Catering
Floral Designer: La Fleur Vintage
Reception Venue: Hummmingbird House
Dress Store: Unbridaled
Cake Designer: Sugar Mamas Bakeshop
Videographer: The Wedding Theater


Northern California Winery Wedding…

This gem of a wedding was sent over by the talented + wonderful Abi Q Photography, and I am utterly smitten with it! Andrew + Nicole make such a gorgeous couple and are clearly crazy in love with one another. While I do love me some good details and styling, what I love even more is a wedding that radiates love and joy. Abi hit the nail on the head with this wedding, truly capturing the emotions of the day. Absolutely beautiful!!!


Photographer: Abi Q Photography
Venue: Casa Real Livermore
Bride’s Dress: Lazaro
Bride’s Veil: Tessa Kim
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Suzi Chin
Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker
Florist: Kathy Gress
Cake: Primrose Bakery
Hair + Makeup: Sherrie Long


Liz + Colby’s Utah Wedding…

I’ve got a super duper awesome wedding to share with you today! Liz + Colby are such a gorgeous couple, and I’m just crazy over their Utah wedding. My favorite detail has to be the ripped fabric garland that seems to stretch for miles around the reception space. It adds such a sweet softness that I adore. And let’s talk for a minute about the caramel corn in lace paper cones- adorbs! Their talented photographer, Brooke of Blush Photography , was on hand to capture every last lovely moment of the day!

I couldn’t help but share a few of the absolutely drool worthy images captured during Liz + Colby’s formal portrait session before their wedding. Just goes to show, a little rain never hurt anybody:)

Lastly, be sure to check out Liz + Colby’s wedding highlights video by Davey Orgill of Pointe Digital


Photography: Blush Photography
Videography: Pointe Digital, Davey Orgill
Reception Venue: Private Acreage
Florist: DWF, Candice Ruiz
Hair Stylist: Katie Carver at Essensual Hair Design
Invitations: Designed by Lifestyle Crafts, Produced DIY
Cake: DIY by Sister-in-Law
Cake Topper: DIY
Jewelry: Shane Co.
Bride’s Dress: Custom by Danielle’s Bridal Salon
Bride’s Veil: DIY
Groom’s Tux: Macy’s
Rentals: Diamond Rental
Vintage car: Private Owner


Grey + Yellow Walnut Grove Wedding…

Ahhhh, it’s Monday once again. Why is it that Monday always seems so long, and Sunday always seems so short? Life can be so cruel! Enough complaining though, I have something that is brightening my Monday, and I hope it will do the same for you. Jasmyn + Matthew’s gorgeous walnut grove wedding, sent over by JL Photographers. This wedding makes beautiful use of one of my favorite colors combos, grey + yellow! It’s bright, fresh and cheery, and I just love it!


Photographer: JL Photographers
Venue: Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch
Event Planner: Mia Bella Weddings & Events
Event Designer: Dream Events
Hair Stylist: L.A. Beauty Squad
Caterer: Command Performance
Bakery: For Heavens Cakes
Paper Goods: Gray Cloud Print
Musicians: Christian Thierbach IV
Cinema and Video: Godfather Films
Dress Store: Mary Me Bridal
Veil: Unveiled Bridal Designs
Rentals: Mr Anderson’s Benches
DJ: Final Touch Entertainment