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Wedding Inspirational Shoot at Bottle Tree Ranch

For my very first styled photoshoot, I wanted to do something unique that represents me, as a stylist/planner, and something very close to home. I grew up in south OC near Laguna Beach so I grew up next to the beach every summer. Summer time meant two things; brunch and beach. Nothing was more perfect then getting together with friends for brunch and then heading off to the beach for the rest of the day. About two years ago, I moved to the Inland Empire and the scenery is completely different. It takes about one hour or more to get to the nearest beach and it's just so hot during the summer months. Driving down the 91 and 15, all you see are hills and at times, it's all brown. It is definitely a different scene then driving down PCH. I wanted to incorporate the desert and beach in one shoot.

I came across Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch and I instantly fell in love with the place. Elmer spent over 15 years building all the bottle tree's. He took junk/trash and made it into art. If you're lucky, Elmer will be there to greet you. He is so sweet and we are so glad we were able to shoot on his property.

I wanted to incorporate bright and bold colors that represented summer! I chose the color orange to represent the sun and shades of blue to represent the colors of the water. I love how the couple is surrounded by different colors of glass bottles and its as if they’re in their own world. I want readers to see this shoot as an inspiration that you can have some of your favorite summer activities incorporated into your own summer wedding. This shoot goes out to all my fellow brunch and beach lovers!

A BIG thanks to all the wonderful vendors that took part in this shoot. Thank you Michael Ryu for the amazing photos! 

The Cream Event

March 9, 2014

I had such a blast this past weekend at The Cream Event, hosted by the lovely ladies of Bash, Please. It was held at The Book Bindery venue and it was such a gorgeous space for a wedding showcase. With high ceilings and wooden beams, the room was filled with amazing vendors like Bon Puf, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Smilebooth, A Charming Occasion, Flipbooth, Paella Project, and many other fabulous vendors. Here are a few pictures from the event!

This amazing design by  A Charming Occasion  and florals by  Botany Flowers

This amazing design by A Charming Occasion and florals by Botany Flowers

Such a relaxing space created by  Shelter co  and  Brown Paper Design

Such a relaxing space created by Shelter co and Brown Paper Design

Breathtaking hanging arrangements by  Sitting in a Tree Design  and florals by  Siren Floral co

Breathtaking hanging arrangements by Sitting in a Tree Design and florals by Siren Floral co

Another amazing display by Sitting in a Tree Design and Siren Floral co

Another amazing display by Sitting in a Tree Design and Siren Floral co

Loving all the bright colors! Design by  Pow Wow  and florals by  Honey and Poppies

Loving all the bright colors! Design by Pow Wow and florals by Honey and Poppies

Delicious cheese platter provided by  Room Forty 

Delicious cheese platter provided by Room Forty 

Such a unique way to serve nachos! Good job Room Forty!

Such a unique way to serve nachos! Good job Room Forty!

Love this idea! Snap. Share. Print.  Insta Party Box

Love this idea! Snap. Share. Print. Insta Party Box

Lovely display by  Green Wedding Shoes 

Lovely display by Green Wedding Shoes 

Thank you  Meghan Sadler  and  Grey Like Weddings  for this custom calligraphy art! 

Thank you Meghan Sadler and Grey Like Weddings for this custom calligraphy art! 

What a beautiful set up!

What a beautiful set up!

Gorgeous dishes by  Dish Wish

Gorgeous dishes by Dish Wish

Only some of the delicious sweets from  Sweet and Saucy Shop

Only some of the delicious sweets from Sweet and Saucy Shop

Just some of the tasty cotton candy flavors  Bon Puf  spun that night

Just some of the tasty cotton candy flavors Bon Puf spun that night

First time trying paella, and it was super delicious, thanks to  Paella Project

First time trying paella, and it was super delicious, thanks to Paella Project

Ended the night by getting complimentary manicures by the ladies of  Olive and June 

Ended the night by getting complimentary manicures by the ladies of Olive and June