Featured on Inspired by This!

Over the weekend, a beautiful shoot we designed was featured on Inspired by This blog! This is one of our favorite wedding blogs out there. They not only feature beautiful events, but they also have sections on their blog for business, style, dwell, grow and DIY. It's definitely a fun read!

One of our bride and groom couples for next year, ellery and rarig, graciously modeled in the shoot for us. We are so lucky to have the sweetest (and best looking) clients! We shared more about this inspiration behind this shoot including our design boards and more, on our blog here.

If you're wondering what this gorgeous venue is, it's a newly renovated wedding and event venue in Orange County called the Estate on Second. And after touring and styling it all, it quickly turned into one of our favorite venues in the area! Check out the Inspired by This feature to see the full description of our shoot and more! The entire album can be found in our Portfolio. 


Photography: Kelsea Holder
Event Planning & Design: Lovelyfest
Florals: MV Florals
Cakes & Dessert: Jay’s Catering
Hair & Makeup: Joy Castandeda
Furniture Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Stationery: Aerialist Press
Vintage Tabletop Rentals: Lovelyfest
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Venue: The Estate on Second, Santa Ana, California
Gown (blush gown): Claire La Faye
Reception Gown (two-piece gown): Love And Lace Bridal Salon
Earrings & Necklace: Kendra Scott
Shoes: Steve Madden
Veil: Veiled Beauty from Love and Lace Bridal Salon
The Groom: Navy Lorenzo Tuxedo by Savvi Evening Collection from Friar Tux Shop


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. 

Kauai: Family Vacation + Wedding Venue Scouting

Last month we took a much-needed family vacation to Kauai {as seen on our Instagram}! We've been taking family vacations every year since we can remember, and have been to Kauai a number of times. We love it! It was only last year when we discovered The Ginger Beach House, where we spent 10 days in pure bliss. We had such an amazing time there last year that we came back this year for another 10 days! 

Above are some of the photos we took of the beautiful Ginger Beach House, it's grounds, and the paradise of a beach it sits on, Anahola Beach. This house is seriously one of a kind. The furnishings are top notch, the design is impeccable, and no detail went overlooked. To be honest, our family is pretty critical when it comes to design. It's what we do! So while we were expecting this house to be great, we weren't expecting to be blown away. And there we were, blown away by the beauty and quality of this place! This house is incredible. 

This is Anahola Bay, the crescent shaped beach that makes up the backyard of the Ginger Beach House. In the summer it's perfect for swimming, fishing, and learning to surf. Plus, you can see this view from every room in the house. Every room! We all slept with our doors open to the backyard and the sunrise woke us up every morning. Amazing. Take a look at their website, JB Luxury Properties, to see a fun virtual tour of the entire house!

We spent Halloween on the island {sidetone: we couldn't find a single pumpkin patch, but did see a total of.. 3 Halloween decorations on the whole island} and we decided to dress little Hudson in something fitting! A pineapple, of course. Natalie sewed this adorable felt costume just for him and he fit right in with his buds! We think he knew he was dressed up in costume- he was smiling more than ever and being a little ham in front of the camera! This was Hudson's first real vacation, and Kauai could not have been a better place. See below for some more pictures from around the island!

Not only is the Ginger Beach House the greatest, the owners of JB Luxury Properties are too! Both times we visited, Joe and Beth met us a the house when we arrived to give us a tour {and instructions on how to use all the high-tech equipment}. This time, however, they introduced us to two new rental properties they are building, which will double as wedding venues! This immediately peaked our interest.

Kaohe Sunset View House {photo from VRBO}

Kaohe Sunset View House {photo from VRBO}

One is called the Kaohe Sunset View House, a stunning home on a cliff above Kalihiwai Bay, with equally stunning views. Take a virtual tour of this one, it's unreal.

The other rental/wedding venue they are building is on a huge piece of property in Kapaa, and is complete with an outdoor kitchen and bar! Perfect for a wedding reception. The house is under a grouping of trees and feels so tropical and perfect, we can't wait to relive this through a virtual tour when it comes out on JB Luxury Properties. For now, our iPhone photos below will do!

We are eager to plan and design a wedding in one of these incredible venues. Don't hesitate to contact us if you're interested :) Have a delicious and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!