Inspiration Archive

My Valentine

We are working away in the office getting ready for date night. But a few of the pretty things we are looking at are helping the time go by….



As much as the holidays make us want to snuggle up on the couch, things haven’t slowed down yet. The last wedding of 2013 was perfect and we are ready to get going on 2014. Follow us on Instagram @chicwedding to see what we’re up to!




How perfect are these harvest baskets that the amazing Urban Palate sent out?! There was a homemade cookie butter that we finished off in about a day! Delish.


The last couple weeks have been so much fun! We are prepping for a super gorgeous wedding in Palos Verdes (more to come on that one), and had one of the most beautiful weddings ever last weekend.



Yes, that is a tequila station with limes for guests as they left the wedding. Amazing!!


Words of wisdom. It is so easy to get caught up in the stress, but just remember that there are always better things waiting.


Whew, these last few weeks have been a whirlwind. If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few. xoxo


We had the most amazing floral preview with Aly of The Vines Leaf, can. not. wait. for this wedding!!


Not a bad view for a days work. Casa Romantica is such a gorgeous venue.


We are designing a very special wedding, and the ceremony is taking place in an abandoned greenhouse! Can’t wait.



It’s been a fun couple of weeks! Here are a few of the lovelies we’ve been snapping…


An envelope of gorgeous goodies arrived from the talented Victoria Hoke Lane


Obsessed with my new Starbucks mugs!! I think I may have started to drink even more coffee because of them.


Food for Thought…

Color Palette Inspiration

The color combo that Joanna used in the bouquet for our Chocolate Inspired Shoot is beyond amazing. The mix of color and texture helps this color combo cross over from season to season. The deep purples contrasted against the soft blush – gets me every time.

wedding bouquet color palette inspirationPhoto: Lane Dittoe // Bouquet: Floral Sense

Calligraphy Crush

Is it just me, or does opening the mailbox to seriously gorgeous handwriting brighten any day?! I think calligraphy adds such a romantic touch to anything. Aside from an invitation, even a smaller piece like an escort card or favor adds such a personal touch. There are some seriously talented calligraphers out there and styles can range from the classic romantic to the fun and whimsical. There is definitely a style for every occasion and every budget, and it’s a bonus that you will make someones day when they get their mail.

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Calligraphy: Jill Velez // Photo: Chris Todd Studios

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Calligraphy: Betsey Dunlap // Photo: Heather Baker


Calligraphy: Chic Celebrations Bride // Photo: Gavin Wade