Lovelyfest Tabletop Rentals

If you're a Lovelyfest bride, you know that about 90% of the fun decor and beautiful objects at your wedding came straight from our inventory. We have an extensive collection of carefully curated items that we love to use at all of our weddings. 

Because each wedding is unique to the couple, we don't like to use our items in the same way at every wedding. We are constantly adding to our inventory, but for now our favorite items include our gold candlesticks, our vintage water goblets, wine glasses and champagne coupes, and our gold flatware (both modern and ornate), all pictured below.  

We recently had the opportunity to showcase some of our rentals in a styled shoot with some amazing wedding vendors here in the central coast. Kelsey of A Lovely Creative designed a shoot at Greengate Ranch that turned out just beautifully, as seen in the first photo above.

Some of the tabletop rentals Kelsey used were our water, wine, and champagne coupes, our teak and gold flatware, and our wood chargers. We love how this shoot turned out and can't wait for brides to be inspired! All the dreamy photos are by Jen Rodriguez and the full album can be seen on Magnolia Rouge.

Wedding Welcome Bags for Outta-Towners!

Wedding welcome bags are such a treat for out-of-town guests, and today we're going to show you how we prepared some for our most recent wedding!

Our bride and groom live in Texas, but their family and friends live in every corner of the world, including Korea and Australia. Palm Springs was the perfect destination for everyone; easy to get to and a warm relaxing getaway. So when our bride suggested having a full wedding weekend (including a bridal shower, men's golf, and a post-wedding brunch), we knew welcome bags with weekend itineraries were a necessity! 

The itineraries that we made (above) described in detail where and when every activity was taking place, both in English and Korean. That way the guests weren't calling our bride and groom to figure out where they needed to be! Itinerary items included: Golfing, bridal shower, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, welcome drinks, the wedding celebration, and the after-party brunch!

We wanted to pack the bags with fun Palm Springs-inspired goodies and also some things that might actually come in handy in the desert! We included waters, sunscreen, a Palm Springs city guide, lemon heads, mini California oranges, and a fun pool float along with the itineraries!

We packed it all in simple brown paper bags (sturdy yet inexpensive), added the prettiest gold-flaked tissue paper and tied it up with a custom little monogram tag of the bride and groom's names. 

The bride's brother delivered all the bags to the guests in their hotels and they were a hit! Everyone was on time to their activities and we even saw guests using their sunscreens during the hot ceremony :) It was so fun putting together these bags- they were perfect for all the guests and didn't cost a fortune!

Retro Pastel Wedding Shoot

A few months ago, Kelsea Holder {a local San Luis Obispo wedding photographer} got in touch with us about wanting to do a styled shoot. We immediately agreed- have you seen her work?! The only setback was that the three of us just had way too many creative ideas bouncing around. We like to do wedding shoots that inspire brides for their own weddings and also to show what we are capable of. After much thought and deliberation, and tons of emailing back and forth, we finally nailed down a theme- Retro Pastel! 

We were inspired by the works of photographer Gray Malin, glam retro style, and summertime's big skies and poolside days. Kelsea fully understood exactly what we were thinking, and even bought professional backdrops for the shoot that really took it to the next level. Her style is editorial and refined, and she captured our vision perfectly. 

We set up a dining table, sweets table, ceremony, bar, and even had Bon Puf come up from LA to share her sweet cotton candy treats with us all! Our models were completely adorable together, and we're hoping to plan their wedding in the near future ;) 

Hoping this shoot inspires brides to have fun with their wedding and that pastel colors can be used at any time of year, for any celebration!

Can't wait to share where this shoot will be featured, and keep checking back to see it in our Portfolio!

Featured On... Hostess with the Mostess!

We are so excited to see our styled Engagement Party shoot up on Hostess with the Mostess today! They are actually announcing a revamp of their blog today- starting with our shoot! The blog is now focusing directly on it's readers and making the wonderful world of parties more accessible! HWTM will not only give you tons of fun ideas for your next event, but they'll be posting more and more DIY's so you can actually recreate all the lovely things you see!

So when they asked us to make a DIY for our plexiglass signs, we were all for it! These signs are seriously so easy to make, and really make an impact. They photograph great and really give a unique look to your party! Plus, it's super easy to erase what you've written (just a little Windex & paper towels do the trick) just incase you make a mistake.

Pop on over to the Hostess with the Mostess blog to see our full DIY and more { beautiful photos taken by our friend and photographer Cameron Ingalls }