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A Day of Play

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Theres nothing better when you can get your girls together for a fun shoot and I was lucky enough to get all of my fav’s in for a little shoot at the shop. Sarah Ellefson the photo master was behind the camera. I love Sarah so much, she just makes your day so easy and you feel so comfy in front of the camera. We even snuck in some headshots. We had Lacey from 805 Make-Up come in to paint some faces. Lacey is so incredibly talented so the direction was basically do whatever. Full trust to make our new model friend Sandra glow.

I really just wanted to show off some headbands I have been cranking out for fun and most importantly that pressed flower veil. For flowers, I have been loving on the dried flower and grass trend real hard. I have been collecting different small textural flowers — mainly A LOT of limonium — and different dried grasses. The day before I scavengers the hillsides of Ventura for tall grass. SO MUCH TALL GRASS. I loved the result and have a feeling these pieces are going to be a focal point of the shop for a long time.

Jason + Lindsey 4.20.19

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Rustic Boho

Circle Bar B Guest Ranch | Goleta, CA

Day of Coordinator: Vibe Tribe Events | Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes | Cheese Boards: C’est Cheese

Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals & Party Pleasers | Band: The Academy | Venue & Catering: Circle Bar B

Transportation: Jump on the School Bus | Photo & Video: I Heart My Groom

There’s a certain level of kitch that comes with having a 4/20 wedding. One is having a lot of fun with the hashtag (#packabowlforcole & #coleymatrimony) and two is full creative freedom to play into it. Luckily for me, Jason and Lindsey are one of the most fun couples I know and their wedding day did not disappoint.

We started off the planning process with the general theme of boho fun meets rustic eclectic. We wanted a lot of color, cactus/succulent vibes, crystals for the rock nerds, and a hint of DIY. Basically, we lived in my aesthetic happy place. Our main flowers were: dried grasses, protea, amaranths, poppies, peonies, combo roses, fiesta carnations & blue thistle to tie the batiked napkins/table runners into the party.

For ceremony we wanted to keep that glorious creek overlook the star of the show. That floor arch was one of my favorite pieces to create to mark the ceremony space in addition to the gorgeous rug and lanterns from Party Pleasers. Lindseys bouquet was a Pink King Protea and coral charm peony party. Jason bout is now forever going to be called a “Buddonniere” (zoom in wink wink).

Cocktail Hour was full of family nods. For hightop tables we used small olive wood bowls and ikebana style arrangements to add color. For this portion of the night, Lupin was our main ingredient which was Jason’s Grandmothers favorite flower. Luckily for me it was peak season and it grows wildly in the hillsides above the shop. 10/10 would 6am hike for lupin for you two again.

Reception is where we had all the planning fun. The Sweetheart table is always my favorite. We did one long large arrangement flagged with large crystal clusters with a huge leaf detailed macrame backdrop. The peacock chairs rented from Party Pleasers was the ultimate perfect detail. For the head tables, we had two long rows of the most beautiful ranch style tables. We did large dough bowls in the center of each table and clusters of crystals, cactus arrangements, and cactus table numbers trailing in between each arrangement. It was so gorgeous. For circular guest tables, we did arrangements in small dough bowls that guests could take home at the end of the night.

It was the perfect day captured so amazing by my girls at I Heart My Groom. Thanks Ladies for the amazing photos (as always!).

Geoff + Melissa 4.6.19

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Rustic Romantic

Le Sangreal | Malibu, CA

Coordinator: Festive Event Planning | DJ + Lighting: Vox DJs | Video: My World Productions

Rentals: Ventura Rentals | Catering: Valle Fresh | Hair and Make Up: Cheek to Cheek Artistry

Photography: Chris and Jenn Photo | Desserts: Missy’s Cupcakes & Churro Man

Texture, anemone and jasmine was the name of the game for Geoff + Melissa for their big day this past April. It’s one of my favorite months for weddings in terms of seasonal availability. Spring time, the flower world is your oyster. For them we wanted to play up local rustic vibes with foraged olive, lavender, jasmine and pampas grass. We then added smaller textural flowers like misty blue, wax flower and astilbe. We still wanted to keep it blushy neutral so we added quicksand roses, carnations and anemone for that tiny pop of color.The venue, Le Sangreal is so gorgeous that we didn’t want to take away from the Malibu Hillsides that were so full of color bouncing back from the recent fires. Plus those views!

Ceremony we kept is simple with two large arrangements in wood bowls on wood pedestals with a light sprinkling of petals down the side of the aisle. We later repurposed those on the sweet heart table.

For the reception that was located on the main lawn we did a mix of vintage bottles on half the tables and small arrangements in low wood bowls. The Father in Law made the table menus that were so cute and festive for the taco dinner. Each place setting we swagged with foraged lavender that we tucked into the napkins on the bamboo plates.

Megan Macias of Festive Event Planning was running the show which always makes my day such a joy and so so easy especially when I am recovering from a broken wrist (!).

Josh + Maegan 10.20.18

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Modern Beachy

Rincon Beach Club | Carpinteria, CA

Coordination, Catering & Desserts: Rincon Events | Signage: Brown & Co

Design, Florals & Calligraphy: Fleur de Rye | Photo: Wonderfully Created

Meet Josh and Maegan! These two cuties are dear friends of mine and I could not wait to create the perfect day for them. They love the beach and the outdoors so when they booked the Rincon Beach Club for their venue I instantly knew what to do.

For the theme, we went with a modern beach vibes. We kept the colors muted with whites, cremes, blues and light silvery greens. We utilized a few types of eucalyptus for the greens with baby blue eucalyptus being the star of the show. To give us a hint of under the sea vibes, I used anemone (see what I did there), blue thistle, orchids, love in the mist and fluffy garden roses. We really wanted to focus on texture.

For the reception, I wanted to play a little harder into the shell vibe thanks to Sea Things Ventura for a wonderful local sourcing help for this. For cocktail hour, I built mini flower arrangements into barnacles. For table numbers, we lettered locally caught abalone shells and for the bride and grooms place settings, we lettered clam shells. I had my friend Heather of Brown & Co whip up the FIND YOUR SEAT signage which we ombred blue to match the color scheme and used the groom’s vintage surfboard for the seating chart.

It was such a dream of a day start to finish.

Justin + Sara 10.6.18

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Ojai Vintage Boho

The Morgan House | Ojai, CA

Photo: Teri Kramer Photography

On the prettiest day in October Justin and Sara tied the knot at the Morgan House in sunny Ojai, CA. The Morgan House is quickly becoming one of my favorite wedding venues in Ventura County. Tucked into the rolling hills of Ojai the property features a killer hillside ceremony spot, a modern modern and a beauty of a man made lake for all your photo ops.

I originally met Sara at a wedding she was coordinating back in 2014 were we became the fastest of friends. Flash forward for wedding planning for her, we settled on a vintage meets boho meets Ojai vibe for her big day filled with color, crystals, and lots of hand made touches. One of which was that to die for triangle arch built by Justin himself. We wanted a lot of dried elements- pampas, palms, painted ferns - mixed with the fresh flowers to really pop the neutral colors against.

Inside for the barn reception we kept the tables simple with olive branches, candles, bud vases and crystals.

Once of my favorite pieces for them was Sara’s hair piece full of brown lisianthus, hellebore, berries, and pops of crystal points for extra sparkle. For the bouquet we did a mix of Koko Loco Roses from Grace Rose Farm, Patience Garden Roses, and Quicksand Roses for the focal point. We then mixed in lots of greenery and smaller textural flowers like scabiosa and anemone for darker pops.

Just like these two, it was perfect.