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White & Colbalt Styled in the Forest

Remember this inspiration board that I designed as a guest post for my friend’s blog, Coco and Mingo?  It was a crowd favorite, for sure, so when Evelyn Eslava Photography hit me up about bringing it to life, I simply couldn’t resist. Evelyn is a phenomenal photographer whose work has a slight aire of mystery to it, which I love.  She definitely tells a story with her imagery, but always leaves something unsaid; like a book that you want one more chapter in.  It’s fabulous thing … to leave you wanting more.

Nicole of Soil & Stem is the talent behind the gorgeous florals.  Her philosophy and heart when it comes to her floral design work is inspiring.  Plus she’s the sweetest person you’ve ever met.  The team was small for this shoot, which fit the whole concept beautifully – just enough pretty without being overdone.  And a little white room in the forest – why not?

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Concept & Styling by me  |  Photography by Evelyn Eslava Photography  |  Florals by Soil & Stem  |  Gown from Alta Moda  |  Invitation by Antiquaria  |  Hair & Makeup by Cali Stott |  Location: Millcreek Canyon

Olive Branches & Obscure Villages

village-olive-branchEven though their roots are found in ancient Greek mythology, olive branches and their symbolism have become deeply planted into Western culture.  Olive branches symbolize peace and love and are widely used in wedding bouquets, garlands and backdrops.  With their abundance, you think we’d be tired of them, but just the opposite seems true.  We are more and more enamored with them and I’m happily riding the “I love olive leaves” train with everyone else.

Image credits:  mountain home  |  cake  |  bouquet by The Southern Table |  place setting  |  church pew garland by Santa Barbara Chic  |  bride

 

Geometric Influenced Wedding

hints-of-geo I have so many boards that need to be shared.  So many projects that I’ve been working on that all started with a board.  Every well-designed thing begins with some sort of vision.  I just happen to use a board to layout my vision.  Don’t you love the fire escape stairs overflowing with foliage?  The think I love most about this board is the sharp, straight lines (crystal, invitation, stair railings and the sides of that fabulous black vase) that pair so well with the uneven and draping florals.

Image credits:  fire escape florals by Meade Wenzel photographed by Greer G Photography |  crystals  |  centerpiece  |  invitation  |  Sarah Seven gown

Classic Black, White & Gold Wedding Inspiration

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The day after Labor Day officially signifies the end of the loose summer schedule and I happily shift back into a routine.  Currently, I’m working on a wedding suite with the requirements of classic and minimal.  I’m struggling a bit with the design because the traditional notions of classic wedding invite aren’t really up my alley.  I do love a good challenge, though, so I’m anxious to get the ideas going.  Whenever I am stumped, I design an inspiration board for the wedding that my invitation could be heralding.  I love the clean lines in the dress and cake in this board, so my lettering and font selection will be clean and void of swirls and swashes.  I definitely want the design to be interesting, though, so some kind of variation is needed.  The jury is out on adding a floral element.  If I do, it will be for the envelope liner.  What do you think?  What does classic + minimal say to you?

Credits:  invitation  |  bridal hair accessory photographed by Orange Photograpie  |  bouquet photographed by Greer G Photography |  cake by Roxanne Floquet photographed by Catherine Mac |  chapel photographed by Megan Dandeles |  gown

Sun-kissed California Wedding

Nothing signifies the closing of summer to us inlanders more than a sun-kissed California wedding.  The neutral palette against the greens is one of my favorites, all beautifully captured by Emily Susan Photography.

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photography by Emily Susan Photography  |   florals by MFG Floral Design and Events  |  dress from Alfred Angelo Bridal  |  alterations by Elyse Reuben Custom Couture  |  cake by MFG Floral Design & Events  |  catering by Polly Hartvigson  |  rentals from Abby Rental  |  ceremony: LDS San Diego Temple