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

Ellery + Rarig are Engaged!

Ellery and Rarig are one of the sweetest couples we've ever had the chance to work with, and we are so fortunate to be planning and designing their wedding exactly one year from today! The two will be getting married at Firestone Vineyards next summer, with photographer and friend Alexandra Wallace capturing the day. 

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With their wedding almost exactly one year away, the two kicked off their wedding planning season with an engagement session at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez. Alexandra did an amazing job with the photos. They are romantic, light, ethereal and capture the romance between the two. We cannot get enough!

We are already having such a great time envisioning the day with these two, and even had a chance to stop in on Ellery's dress shopping experience. We won't give away any hints to what she chose, but let's just say Rarig is going to be speechless! 

The Sunstone Villa is simply breathtaking, and provides the perfect backdrop for this engagement session. Looks like something straight out of Europe!

Thanks to the lovely vendor team who put together this entire shoot. And if you haven't already, check out Alex Evans Makeup Artist. She is the one responsible for enhancing Ellery's natural beauty with soft and effortless makeup. Sometimes we find ourselves scrolling through Alex's Facebook and Instagram looking at all her clients' before and after photos. She's one amazing artist and is extremely talented at what she does! 

Vendor Love: 

Photography: Alexandra Wallace

Makeup: Alex Evans Makeup Artist

HAir: Ana Garcia Cheadle // The hair Lounge

Venue: Sunstone Villa

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. 

Design Board // Biddle Ranch Wedding Shoot

Whether it's a styled wedding shoot or a real wedding, inspiration strikes us in the same way. We'll brainstorm together during a walk outside, start pinning beautiful images on Pinterest, and then make a mood board that encompasses our ideas. After we're happy with the design board, we'll send it to vendors to give them an idea of the overall look. 

These boards were the inspiration behind our most recent styled wedding shoot. It took place at a new VRBO and wedding venue called Biddle Ranch Vineyard in the Edna Valley. We are still obsessed with the look of these boards! We were going for a romantic, organic, modern and updated vineyard feel with gorgeous bountiful florals and stunning natural elements to make the venue shine.

Our design boards are used to convey a mood, and we don't copy the images in them exactly. We actually had to nix our bougainvillea idea completely (even though it is very prevalent in the boards) because it was not in season during shooting. Laurel from Adornments Flowers, who designed along with us for this shoot, exceeded our expectations tenfold. See a few sneak peeks on our Instagram of Cameron Ingalls' photos, as well as one of our favorites below..

Stay tuned for a full feature in the next few months, we can't wait to share the entire thing!