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

Collaborations Across the Central Coast

We are so fortunate to live amongst so many talented wedding vendors here in the central coast of california. There are photographers, planners, designers, florists, and wedding vendors galore, and we love collaborating with as many as we can! 

Our vendor friend, Kelsey, of A Lovely Creative, asked to use our tabletop goods for two photoshoots earlier this year, each at gorgeous venues with incredibly talented photographers- what could be better?

These first photos above are from a shoot at Greengate Ranch (a venue close to our hearts!) with photographer Jen Rodriguez. Our vintage glassware, wood chargers, crystal salt cellars, and teak & brass flatware look perfect on the dining table amidst Wilder floral co.'s gorgeous blooms. We are overjoyed with the photos we got back from this shoot, and can't wait to share more once the feature goes live! We really can't get enough of that horse, either. Such a beauty!

The next styled shoot, pictured above, was photographed by Cameron Ingalls out at the Justin Winery in Paso Robles, California. It looks like a french chateau and lends a romantic, european vibe to any event. We are more than obsessed with this centerpiece by the talented and local florist, April Flowers, and are fortunate to have our tabletop goods among the beauty! 

Pictured here is our ornate gold flatware, gold chargers, crystal champagne coupes, and gold-rimmed wine glasses. All available to rent for up to 200 guests! And that beautiful calligraphy is done by Rosey Calligraphy (on the mini cakes, too!).

So thank you to all our vendor friends across the central coast. None of this beauty would be possible without everyone's constant collaboration and endless creativity. 

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Today we are excited to unveil all the photos from our Biddle Ranch styled shoot up on Green Wedding Shoes!

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

We have been waiting so patiently for this shoot to be published, and are so excited the day has finally come. This shoot was a labor of love, and we had the opportunity to put together a wonderful team to execute the design. . 

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

We first blogged about our inspiration for the shoot, here. There is no shortage to the amazingness that can be created at this venue. It's the perfect blank slate to create upon and is great for brides of all different styles, which is why we love it. 

We can't wait to design a real wedding here, but for now, enjoy the photos of what it could be. We hope these images inspire brides to take advantage of natural beauty and to think outside the box of a typical wedding. 

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

And yes, one half of Lovelyfest (Stephanie) is modeling in these photos with her boyfriend, only because the models couldn't make it last minute- it goes to show how much magic Cameron can create behind the lens!

Vendor Love:

photography: Cameron Ingalls // venue: Biddle Ranch Vineyard San Luis Obispo, California // design + coordination: Lovelyfest Events // florals: Adornments // gown + jewelry: BHLDN // makeup: Danielle Roberts // hair: Brit Tarr // cake: Paper Cake Events // linens: Modmix Studio // robe: Plum Pretty Sugar // invitations: Bliss and Bone // chairs: Classic Party Rentals