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!

Marbled By the Sea: Featured on Ruffled!

Our Marbled By the Sea Shoot was featured on Ruffled Blog yesterday! We designed this shoot around a beautiful invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas; their Gilded Marble invitation. This invite has a deep, rich yellow hue with the most gorgeous marbling we've seen. 

We talked all about our inspiration for this shoot over on Ruffled, so be sure to check it out! And as always, we couldn't have pulled it off without an amazing team. This one just happened to be all-local vendors that we love!

Vendor Love: 

Photography: Alexandra Wallace

Design + Tabletop Goods: Lovelyfest

Florals: Precious and Blooming

Cake: Papercake Events

Vintage Furniture: Embellish Vintage Rentals

Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas

As always, we create design boards before every creative project, whether it be a wedding or a photoshoot. Above is our design board for this seaside shoot, showing our overall vision and inspiration for the aesthetic of the shoot. We're proud to say the end result was even better than what we imagined!

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.

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.