Gemstone Place Cards

A few weeks ago, photographer Alexandra Wallace approached us to see if we could make some place cards for a shoot she was working on. We absolutely love making place cards, and any type of event signage, so we jumped at the chance!

 
 

Alexandra was working with some amazing fellow central coast vendors and we couldn't wait to see what they were dreaming up. The team consisted of Alexandra, Gusto on the Go, Copper and Crystal, and Eden Floral Designs.   

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Above is the Pinterest board that the team had put together, which we fell in love with! All the color, flowers, fruit and texture give us heart eyes all the way. We decided a natural texture would go with this shoot, as opposed to a paper or acrylic option, so we picked out the prettiest colored gemstones we could find, complete with gilded edges, and got to work!

We chose gemstones in a blue and pink palette, cut out names in gold foil in a fresh, modern font, and they were off to the shoot! We are so happy with how they came out, and they looked right at home with the other details in this Floral Bridesmaid Brunch shoot. 

Even though we just contributed a tiny detail in this shoot, we love it all the same - these vendors did an amazing job. See more on Green Wedding Shoes!

Keeping it Fresh

As we continue reflecting on past work we've done, we couldn't help but stop by this Citrus Inspired shoot we collaborated on with photographer Lindsey Gomes at the most beautifully intimate venue, Hammersky Vineyards. Citrus is a great natural accent piece for styling! 

We have always loved citrus as an accent, but we really wanted to make it the focal point of this inspiration shoot. The color palette consisted of orange and peach, combined with a pale romantic blue. These complementary colors worked perfectly together against the green backdrop of Hammersky and with the rich greenery in the floral arrangements. Eden Florals created the most stunning table arrangements and bouquet, and we tried our hand at floral design with creating a faux greenery and floral backdrop for the cake. 

As you can tell, it wasn't the brightest summer day, but the table setting alone creates a fresh, summery feeling. Using Anthropologie plates and glassware, the table had a farm fresh yet luxurious vibe.

The cake table was possibly our favorite part! The cake, by Christina Bonnet was so adorable and just had a slight blue marbling to it. And our fun triangular shaped backdrop turned out to be the perfect frame for this sweet cutting cake. And yes, we cut into it and it tasted just as good as it looked!  

Thank you to an amazing team of vendors on this shoot!

Design: Lovelyfest

Photography: Lindsey Gomes 

Florals: Eden Florals

Cake: Christina Bonnett

Rentals: All About Events

Beauty: Blue Bird Salon

Venue: Hammerksy Vineyards

Back to blogging

Hi friends!

It's been a while since we've blogged. Our last post was 10 months ago - almost a year! Not only have we been busy planning and designing weddings and events, but we just haven't prioritized blogging like we used to. Back in the day, we'd post every time we received a wedding album, or were featured on a large scale wedding blog or magazine. But once we realized a shift was happening, from Blogs to Instagram, we decided to go the easy route and just focus on upping our Instagram feed. It seemed to be a great platform for us, and our followers grew! Apparently less words, more photos is the way to capture an audience ;) 

 
 The two of us at a recent party we planned at Halter Ranch for The Wedding Standard!

The two of us at a recent party we planned at Halter Ranch for The Wedding Standard!

 

All that to say, we have decided to bring back the blog! There are certain things we can't post a ton of on Instagram, one of which is our design boards. We love sharing these as they're a little peek into how we go about the design process for events. We love seeing what inspires others so we want to do the same for you. Plus, if no one ends up reading our blog, we can always use it to reminisce!

One of our major goals of this year is to blog more and keep you updated on everything that's happening in the world of Lovelyfest. And if you don't follow us on Instagram, do so now! We post daily and give a lot of insight into our events, behind the scenes, and even some of our personal lives. We had such a fun year of designing and planning various events, and we wanted to share some highlights below. Thank you for following this journey with us, we cannot wait for some amazing 2018 weddings! 

xo Natalie & Stephanie