Featured on Inspired by This!

Over the weekend, a beautiful shoot we designed was featured on Inspired by This blog! This is one of our favorite wedding blogs out there. They not only feature beautiful events, but they also have sections on their blog for business, style, dwell, grow and DIY. It's definitely a fun read!

One of our bride and groom couples for next year, ellery and rarig, graciously modeled in the shoot for us. We are so lucky to have the sweetest (and best looking) clients! We shared more about this inspiration behind this shoot including our design boards and more, on our blog here.

If you're wondering what this gorgeous venue is, it's a newly renovated wedding and event venue in Orange County called the Estate on Second. And after touring and styling it all, it quickly turned into one of our favorite venues in the area! Check out the Inspired by This feature to see the full description of our shoot and more! The entire album can be found in our Portfolio. 

VENDOR LOVE: 

Photography: Kelsea Holder
Event Planning & Design: Lovelyfest
Florals: MV Florals
Cakes & Dessert: Jay’s Catering
Hair & Makeup: Joy Castandeda
Furniture Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Stationery: Aerialist Press
Vintage Tabletop Rentals: Lovelyfest
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Venue: The Estate on Second, Santa Ana, California
Gown (blush gown): Claire La Faye
Reception Gown (two-piece gown): Love And Lace Bridal Salon
Earrings & Necklace: Kendra Scott
Shoes: Steve Madden
Veil: Veiled Beauty from Love and Lace Bridal Salon
The Groom: Navy Lorenzo Tuxedo by Savvi Evening Collection from Friar Tux Shop

 

The Design Process: Meeting > Brainstorm

Today we're beginning a new series on our blog where we share all about our design process for weddings! From initial meeting to dream wedding and all the details in between.

Scout Coffee in San Luis Obispo

Scout Coffee in San Luis Obispo

First we're going to share about a lovely couple who will be getting married in 2015 at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard in San Luis Obispo. This place is gorgeous and we couldn't wait to hear all about the bride and groom's wishes for their big day. We met the two over a cup of coffee and began discussing their dream wedding! We are hired on as their Design + Month-Of Coordinators, and are already getting seriously excited for next year. 

I mean, how cute is this coffee shop?

I mean, how cute is this coffee shop?

Immediately after the meeting, we began brainstorming ideas {the men in our lives are not the biggest fans of hearing wedding talk all day, every day, but we just can't stop}. After hearing snippets of what the bride loves, what the groom hates, and simply getting a general idea of their taste, we make design boards to convey the mood/colors/design of their wedding.

The first page of this couple's first design board. 

The first page of this couple's first design board. 

We use Pinterest, our own portfolio, and vendor websites to curate these boards. Pinterest is so great because you can type in a few words of what you envision, and scroll {sometimes for hours} down until you find just what you were thinking! We never copy things exactly as we see them on Pinterest, and that is never our plan. These photos are just to give our clients an idea of the overall mood we envision for their wedding! We love to use actual photos from rental companies and linen companies to show clients what they would get in terms of flatware, linens, chairs, etc.

A look at our portfolio.

A look at our portfolio.

It is a tad bit scary clicking send once we create our boards- crossing our fingers that they will love it! Usually they do, but if not, we take suggestions and change up the boards as much as needed. These are made to reflect the style and personality of our couples {just as their wedding will}, and it is important that they are perfect! Fortunately, our bride and groom were happy with this board, making our design process even faster. Can't wait to share more next week!

Green Wedding Shoes Feature

Once again, we are so excited to announce that some of our work has been featured on a favorite blog of ours! Our Parisian Vow Renewal Shoot was posted on Green Wedding Shoes this morning and we couldn't be more thrilled!

This was our very first inspirational shoot and had so much fun with all of our fabulous vendors and gorgeous models. Everything came out just as romantic and Parisian as we had imagined. Check it out by clicking the photo below!