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Last spring, I had the chance to work on a project for El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, alongside a super fabulous talented team: Jen Huang, 1011 Makeup and Anna Le Pley Taylor. One of the elements we worked on styling was a surprise birthday party, which we are so excited to share with you today! More to come from this super fun collaboration!

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang
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Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Photography: Jen Huang // Styling: Summer Watkins // Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup // Flowers: Anna Le Pley Taylor

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Simplicity and nature come together in today’s inspiration shoot by Jack & Hannah Film & Photography. An outdoorsy couple is the perfect pair for these ideas, and we love the natural raw elements that keep the look organic. With calligraphy and design by paperweight and florals by Native Poppy We couldn’t help but share this refreshing take on a rustic wedding. The golden colored grass, the asymmetrical arch, and wooden elements are the perfect way to exude a beautiful style without distracting from what it’s all about–your love for each other!

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity
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Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Wedding Blog Nature and Simplicity

Vendors: Jack & Hannah Film & Photography // Calligraphy and Design: paperweight // Floral: Native Poppy // Gown: Houghton NYC from The Dress Theory // Desserts: Sweet Lydia’s

If there’s anything we know about southern women, it’s their flair for hospitality! This bridal shower is no exception! We love the idea of the bride herself inviting her attendants-to-be out for an intimate luncheon to celebrate friendship. Asking your bests to be in the bridal party is a perfect chance to toast them all (and how cute are those sweet gifts, with paper goods by Ink Nashville)! This fete at Riverwood Mansion, shot by Photographix and styled by Commerce Street Events is as summery as it gets, set in the garden and decorated with pops of red thanks to flowers by Brocade Designs. Bright ideas from Catering & Events by Suzette include a seasonal menu, and fresh strawberry popsicles served in champagne that make for a festive affair! We are absolutely in love with this idea! Anyone else think they would consider hosting a mini luncheon for your bridesmaids-to-be so you can ask them in style???

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
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Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Wedding Blog Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

 

Vendors: Photography: Photographix // Event Styling and Production: Commerce Street Events // Venue: Riverwood Mansion Nashville, Tennessee // Florals: Brocade Designs // Catering: Catering & Events by Suzette // Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids of Nashville // Rentals: Music City Tents & Events // Vintage Rentals: Stockroom Vintage // Paper Goods: Ink Nashville // Runners: La Tavola Fine Linen

The lavender fields of Woodinville Lavender Farm in Seattle are just so beautiful, we’re pretty sure they are the stuff of dreams. When you add to that a wispy white tent, design details by Pink Blossom Events, blooms by Fena Flowers, a gown by LaineeMeg and plenty of farm to table details, it’s absolutely beyond! We are so excited to share these images with you shot by Katie Parra Photography.

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas
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Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Woodinville Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas

Vendors: Photographer/Art Director: Katie Parra Photography // Design/Coordination: Pink Blossom Events // Venue: Woodinville Lavender // Floral: Fena Flowers // Rentals: AA Party Rentals by Cort // Paper Goods: Sally of La Happy // Wedding Cake: Hey Sweets! // Rose Gold Wedding Rings, earrings, and necklace: Green Lake Jewelry Works // Models: Molly & Josh Jackson // Gown and Veil: LaineeMeg // Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison // Lavender Cocktail: Kaspars // Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables // Puppies names are Basil and Wilfred (The lab is Wilfred and the retriever is Basil)

Blueberry hues and oyster shells. An unlikely combo, yet a surprisingly lovely pair. Whether the sea is nearby, or simply close to the heart, the details allow one to feel as though the saltwater beckons. The bride wears a simple dress and carries a delicate rainbow of blues. Wild ocean-hued floral arrangements are paired with muted gray oyster shells and Russian olive sprigs and loosely arranged as a table runner. The oyster shells proudly stand in as salt and pepper cellars. A simple cake atop a distressed metal stand is adorned with blueberries and conveys as much elegance as it does the simplicity of seaside living. The scattered blueberries are a darker version of the lovely pearls oysters gift to us. In a thoughtful gesture, hand-written thank you notes from the couple are left in anticipation of each guest. Lovely, no?

Erin Kate Photography gifts us with both images and styling, with flowers by Soil & Stem and a sweet cake by Tulie Bakery.

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration
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Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Vendors: Photography & Styling: Erin Kate Photography // Floral Design: Soil & Stem // Cake: Tulie Bakery