Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Today our Gal Pal Campfest at the Tinkertin Trailer Co. Trailer Pond is featured up on Green Wedding Shoes! We put so much love behind this shoot and are so excited to finally share it!

Of all the details we made for this shoot, this balloon installation was definitely a highlight. Balloons aren't the easiest to work with, and that proved to be especially true over water, but we did not give up and are so pleased with how it came out! It added such a fun touch to the pond that really gave that 'bachelorette party' vibe!

This campsite full of restored vintage trailers from Tinkertin Trailer Co. is the most perfect venue for a bachelorette. You can make it as camp-like as you want, but for us, we made it girly, fun, and comfortable! With acrylic invitations, abundant florals, a mandala selfie wall, the most plush and stylish lounge, acrylic mandala place cards, and of course gorgeous bridesmaids, it all came together so wonderfully. We are so thankful to all our vendor friends who helped us put this shoot together. Our designs would be nothing without you all!

Design: @lovelyfest 

Photography: @kelseaholderphoto

Florals: @noonansdesigns

Models: @meggoleggos25 @bri_ashbarnes @allisonlouisekeil

Hair and Makeup: @makeup_amanda

Venue: @tinkertintrailerco Trailer Pond at @altacolina

Furniture Rentals: @avenuetwelverentals 

Rentals: @allaboutevents 

Desserts: @papercakeevents

Clothing: @shopblackwater 

Catering: @fieldtotableevents 

Linens: @modmixstudio

Beach Towels: @vagabondbeach

Featured on: @greenweddingshoes

 

California Wedding Day Best of 2017 Winners!

We are so excited to announce that we won BEST Event Design at the California Wedding Day Best of 2017 Awards

We were so honored to be nominated for this category, which was voted on first by the public, then by our vendor peers, and lastly by the magazine itself! Once we got to the final four, we were invited to attend the awards ceremony in downtown LA, at the beautiful Vibiana

This night was one for the books! A bunch of our vendor friends from SLO drove down the coast to attend this party, and it was so fun to celebrate with them all (see photo above!). There were four areas that rounded out this Best of Awards: San Luis Obispo County, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Ventura County/Santa Barabara. It was so fun to cheer on vendors who won from all these different areas. But it was especially fun to cheer on vendors from our little small town of SLO! And it was no mistake that we were THE loudest area by far. We love each other so much!

Above are some moments from when we won, it was such an honor to be up on that stage. All the late nights, long hours and FUN that comes with planning weddings. We absolutely love our jobs and love creating beauty for our couples. There is nothing better!

Thank you California Wedding Day!

Best of 2017 Winners Event Design: San Luis Obispo County

And for more information about the winners in the event, check out the latest issue of CWD: Summer 2017 on stands now!! 

Stephanie + Jared featured on MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS!

Today we are SO incredibly honored and excited to have our wedding featured on

Martha Stewart Weddings!!

If you don't know by now, Lovelyfest is made up by two sisters. Me (Stephanie) and my older sister, Natalie. We have been designing weddings now for exactly four years- our anniversary was yesterday! And one of our biggest dreams came true; we got a wedding featured on Martha! And not just any wedding, but my very own wedding day, when I got to marry my best friend. 

To read more in detail about our big day, and where we came up with our wedding design, head over to the Martha Stewart Weddings blog! The editors at MSW asked us to describe our day in detail and they did such a fantastic job of putting it all together.

Our friend Mirelle Carmichael was there to capture our whole day (a lot of it with film photography, too!) and we are beyond impressed with her skills. Each photo she took is intentional, detailed, and captures all the emotions of our day. We will cherish these photos forever. We've posted a few here, but to see the full album from our wedding, head to our Portfolio! Please excuse us for the excessive amounts of photos. When you receive thousands of photos back from your photographer, it's tough to narrow it down! And for a full list of vendors who made our wedding special, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

We've thought about sharing more about the planning process behind our wedding, which we might do so here on the blog in the future (if we get any requests!). But for now, we'd love to share one planning decision we made that we will never regret. And that is hiring a videographer. Cameron Ingalls is not only one of our good friends, but he is an amazing photographer and videographer! We hired him on to do our video and we are so glad we did. See for yourself, below!

Vendor LOVE (and we mean it): 

Design: Lovelyfest @lovelyfest

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael @mirellecarmichaelphoto

Videography: Cameron Ingalls @cameroningalls

Coordination: Karson Butler @karsonbutler 

Florals: Katie Noonan @noonansdesigns 

Catering: Field to Table @fieldtotableevents

Cake: Papercake Events @papercakeevents

Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige @misshayleypaige from @jlmboutique

Tuxedo: The Black Tux @theblacktux

Hair: Victoria Connolly @victoriaannconnolly 

Makeup: Amanda Olson  @makeup_amanda

Save the Dates: Cass Deller @cassdellerdesign

Invitations: Lovelyfest + Minted @minted

Linens: La Tavola Linen @latavolalinen + Mod Mix Studio @modmixstudio

Vintage Furniture: Embellish Vintage Rentals @embellishvintagerentals

Rentals: All About Events @allaboutevents + Central Coast Tent & Party @centralcoasttentandparty

DJ: Manuel Barba @musicabound

Pianist: Kevin Fox @kevinfoxpianist

Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party @foryourparty

Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar @plumprettysugar

Bridal Robe: Cloud Hunter Co. @cloudhunterco

Classic Car: Classic Motoring Car Rentals

Jewelry: BHLDN @bhldn + Kendra Scott @kendrascott 

Venue: Private Estate