Inspiration Archive

Color Palette Inspiration

Do you remember this shoot we did a while back for Franklin + Gower? We had such a huge response when it was featured on Style Me Pretty and still get questions about it. I love the color palette of the shoot. It was so fun and the pop of coral was perfect for the chic-beach look we achieved.

beach wedding color inspiration

Photo by Maria Carmel

Color Palette Inspiration

I’m loving the color palette of this bouquet and how, even though it has NO gray in it whatsoever, it totally compliments the bridesmaids dresses. Stay tuned for more from this amazing wedding, I’ll be posting it this week.

Photo Ashley Rose // Floral Design Heavenly Blooms

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.

manhattan beach wedding venue, chocolate inspired party






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!!

Laguna Beach Wedding

When I met Katie and Ben, I knew I had to work with them! Their personalities were exactly what they saw for their wedding – colorful. Katie wanted a wild but refined look throughout the day, and the dream team we pulled together did exactly that. The amazing Lauryl Lane took Katie’s ideas, ran with them and designed florals that blew me away. Katie has been involved with The Girl Scouts almost her whole life and now works with their corporate offices full time, so she wanted to incorporate their famous cookies into her menu. Melody at My Sweet and Saucy made an amazing cake display featuring each cookie dusted with edible gold. Thank you so much to Braedon Photography for these gorgeous images.

This picture totally captured Katie and Ben. Thank you so much guys, for letting me be a part of your special day!

And thank you again to this amazing team of vendors:

Photography: Braedon Photography // Floral Design: Lauryl Lane // Cake: My Sweet and Saucy // Hair and Makeup: Nicole Deanne // Custom Invitations: Wiley Valentine // All other paper goods: Bride and Groom // Venue and Catering: Aliso Creek Inn // Rental Items: Classic Party Rentals

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

‘Tis the Season…

…for absolute gorgeousness. Even though we seem to be having a heat wave here in SoCal, I am still SO feeling the holiday spirit. The tree is decorated and most of the shopping is done. Now all I need to do is get everything wrapped up. I am loving these seasonably chic gift wrap ideas. I hope mine can turn out nearly this gorgeous.

Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE almost anything that involves kraft paper.

Look at what simple tape with a lace motif (Get some here and here) or some raffia and a sprig of pine can add to a package.

Photo found on Flickr