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Hummingbird Nest Ranch Rehearsal Dinner

Jana and Michaels wedding weekend was amazing. They wanted to host a welcome dinner that would be so different from their wedding the next day. Since their wedding was going to be soft and romantic, they wanted the rehearsal dinner to be vibrant and striking. We went with a long “floral runner” down the center of the tables accented with metal lanterns and candles for a warm glow. The rehearsal dinner is such a perfect opportunity to just relax and enjoy your closest family and friends before the big day, so something special with it. This gorgeous dinner was featured over on Grey Likes Weddings, so head over there to see even more eye candy!






Planning and Design: Chic Celebrations // Photographer: Brittany Rene // Floral Design: Lauryl Lane  // Linens: LaTavola Linens // Rentals and Lighting: Town and Country // Flamenco Guitarist: Brandt Jacobus  // Catering: Contemporary Catering

Charley’s 1st Birthday

I cannot believe that my tiny assistant is already A YEAR OLD! This year has been such a whirlwind and I have been lucky enough to spend most of it with this little lady. Charley, you are such a sassy little girl and I love watching you grow, play and develop your own personality. Being your momma is the best, hardest, funnest (is that a word?) job in the whole world.

For her first birthday party I wanted something she could walk around and watch. She isn’t the greatest swimmer yet, so the pool was out (had I known it would be 104 that day – I might have rethought that). We decided on lawn games and lunch. We had beanbag toss, lawn tic tac toe, bocce ball and giant jenga. Instead of goodie bags, I wanted something that the kids (and adults) could hang on to. A caricature artist was perfect! We had so much fun, can’t wait for next year. For more pictures than these ones, check out Krista’s site.


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Thank you SO SO SO SO much to my friend Krista Mason, who came to celebrate Charley and take these amazing pictures. I can’t thank you enough for the memories. xoxo

Cupcakes: Sweet and Saucy // Tables,Umbrellas and Chairs: Classic Party Rentals

Featured On: Green Wedding Shoes

We are so excited to be featured on one of our absolute favorite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes, today!! Such a fun (and delicious) shoot to collaborate on, and this team was seriously amazing. Head over to GWS to see all the pics, but here are just a few of my faves.

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Planning and Design: Chic Celebrations //Photographer: Lane Dittoe // Venue: Shade Hotel // Desserts: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach // Vintage Furniture and Props: OC Propgirl // Stationery: Mintwich Design // Flowers: Joanna Park of Floral Sense // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

 And a HUGE thank you to Be Inspired PR for producing such an awesome shoot!!

Featured on: Grey Likes Weddings

Katie and Ben’s colorful wedding was featured on Grey Likes Weddings today! You can check it out here and I will be posting more pictures this week.

Featured On: Snippet and Ink

I had such a blast at Gavin Wade’s Talkshop last year, so when Gavin and Erin asked me to style it again this year I jumped at the chance. The last workshop was in the spring, with this one in Autumn I found the perfect inspiration. Naturally, Jaclyne at Heavenly Blooms did a great job with the flowers. The wood planterbox was filled with coffee roses, hydrangea and balsa wood flowers. With the bouquet she added skeleton leaves, which added such a whimsical touch. The shoot was featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs, Snippet and Ink! Head over there to check out the feature.

All photos courtesy of Gavin Wade Photo

A huge hug and thank you to the team …

Venue:  Strawberry Farms Golf Course // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Floral Design: Heavenly Blooms // Styling and Coordination: Chic Celebrations // Flatware: World Market

Heavenly Holiday Shoot

I know, it’s been a while but I am so excited to share a holiday shoot I was a part of back in December. When Jaclyne with Heavenly Blooms asked me to be a part of it, I was thrilled. Not only because I love working with her, but also because of this amazing inspiration board we found on Snippet and Ink.

I am so happy with the way everything turned out. This was a creative team I could only have dreamed of working together with. Everything came together so seamlessly and it was truly a collaborative effort. The shoot was featured in two parts over at Hostess with the Mostess, you can check out the entire shoot there. But below are just some of my favorites.


Again, thank you so much to the wonderful team that helped pull all of this together!!

Concept and Floral Design Heavenly Blooms // Fabulous Photography Drew B // Styling Chic Celebrations // Stationery and Paper Goods TomKat Studio // Desserts Sweet and Saucy Shop // Linens and Glitter Stools Glow Concepts // Venue Summit House in Fullerton

Featured on: Style Me Pretty

A few months back my friend Maria Carmel, who is an AMAZING photographer introduced me to the guys over at Franklin+Gower. Their stuff is so great, they really bring customized grooms style to a whole new level. The three of us got to chatting and wanted to put a fun, chic shoot together that would really showcase the Franklin+Gower look to brides and grooms. Everything came together flawlessly and  Style Me Pretty loved the images as much as we did. They featured the shoot yesterday, so Exciting!!

A private beach in Malibu was the perfect location for the look we wanted to go for – calm and neutral, with pops fuchsia. I tried my hand at florals on this one, and had a lot of fun doing it. I mixed ranunculus (one of my all-time favorites) and succulents with sola wood flowers for a fresh feel that would last in the summer heat on the beach. A burlap runner down the table was accented with large coral pieces, vintage books, old lanterns and small accent floral arrangements with gorgeous amaranthus dripping down. Succulents in small galvanized metal pails acted as place cards. Our ceremony alter was made of bamboo posts, draped in chiffon with tiebacks made up of more of that gorgeous amaranthus. Our groom and groomsman wore sea-foam green slim fit trousers with a green and white patterned side-stripe and a coordinating pocket square, with a navy blue blazer.Our brides dress was by Alix and Kelly and the bridesmaids dress was by Thread Bridesmaid. They each carried bouquets of ranunculus, succulents and solidago (green filler) tied with burlap.

Check out the gorgeous images that Maria captured…

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