Feeling the Vacation Vibes

Since we're just re-booting our blog, we're taking this time to go *back* in time, and revisit some designs we never shared on here! 

The first we'd like to share is our All-White Mexico inspired shoot, which seems oh so perfect to bring back as the weather warms up and we start dreaming of far-away vacays. 

We designed this shoot with Tulum in mind, using worldly furniture from Elan Event Rentals, a gorgeous Rue De Seine wedding gown from Moondance Bridal, and natural accents to bring the design all together. The shoot took place at the Dos Pueblos Orchid farm, a venue a little North of Santa Barbara, that feels like another world! 

What we love about this shoot is that we pushed ourselves to design around white and neutrals. Typically we use a lot of color in our designs, but we absolutely LOVE how the different tones of white look with the natural wood accents, and the greenhouse venue itself. With enough texture, simplicity in a color scheme completely works! We have a few weddings later this year that are based on a white palette, so keep checking our Instagram for updates on those. 

And a huge thank you goes out to Style Me Pretty for featuring this fun shoot. We are so happy that SMP is continuing to thrive as a blog, as it's been a favorite of ours forever. 

Photography by Jen Rodriguez •  Florals by Stella Bloom  • Design by Lovelyfest

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

 

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!