ROMANTIC LIBRARY WEDDING AT CAFE PINOT

Cute wedding couple kissing, while walking with bridal party in DTLA.
 
Happy Anniversary Elizabeth & Trevor! I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since we celebrated your wedding day at Cafe Pinot in DTLA!
 
Beautiful cream & blush bridal bouquet featuring a variety of garden roses.
 
I loved creating Elizabeth’s bouquet in a neutral cream/blush palette full of fresh local garden roses from Grace Rose Farm. My whole studio smelled delicious!
 
Fun wedding portraits at Oue Sky Space.
 
Groom riding slide at Oue Sky Space!
 
These two were so much fun to work with, and they really took the time to enjoy their wedding day (and ride that giant slide at Oue Sky Space in all their wedding finery.)
Love that!
 
Romantic first look at The Bonaventure, DTLA.
 
Some first look magic at The Bonaventure.
 
Blush and gold bridesmaids with beautiful neutral garden rose bouquets.
 
And talk about #babes- this photo of Elizabeth and her bridesmaids is one of my faves.
 

 
So many beautiful (sparkly) details.
 
Cute wedding details- vows, and sparkley tennis shoes.
 
And these sparkly shoes b/c post-wedding dancing SHOULD be taken very seriously!
 
Cute ringbearer holding romantic bridal bouquet
 
Little man stole my signature move, but I won’t hold it again him.
 
Cute aisle decor and bud vase details at a romantic DTLA Library wedding.
 
More sweet things.
 
Mom walking bride down the aisle.
 
And maybe THE sweetest thing. I love when I get to know my couples’ family and it was so much fun to have Elizabeth’s mom and sister join us on their flower market tour during the design process.
 
Blush + gold bridesmaids with garden fresh bridesmaids bouquets.
 
The lineup.
 
First kiss between a curly willow arch at Cafe Pintot, DTLA
 
These two! πŸ™‚
 
Beautiful desert table with cake, cake pops, and fresh flowers.
 
Library card catalog seating cards for romantic DTLA Library wedding.
 
I had a lot of fun creating this library card catalog seating card set-up- Elizabeth & Trevor chose a different movie quote for every single guest!
 
Romantic DTLA Library Wedding with centerpieces featuring garden roses, vintage books and film reel table names.
 
They combined their love of books with movies and so I created these custom film reel table names to help guests find their seat.
 
Tabletop details including fresh herb sprigs, garden roses, and film reel table names.
 
Couple kissing under cafe lights at romantic DTLA library wedding
 
Happy Anniversary Elizabeth & Trevor! I hope your first year of marriage was fun + fantastic just like you two!
 
 
Venue: Cafe Pinot / Photography: Mike Arick Photography / Planning: Galas by Gerry Events / Floral Design, Styling + Custom Decor: Winston & Main / Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals / TMMPRO: Event Lighting / Band: Lucky Devils



ROMANTIC FALL WEDDING INSPIRATION

Lush and bohemian fall wedding arch
 
I am so damn excited to share this styled shoot with y’all and am totally doing a happy dance over here because it’s featured on Green Wedding Shoes today.
 
Overflowing with lush fall floral inspiration, this was the styled shoot of my dreams. Dream Team. Dream Location. Dream Flowers- fresh, pressed, and dried! And I even got to create an invitation suite!
 
You know what’s missing though? Floral foam! We created ALL this flower magic without so much as a block of that nasty stuff. Beautiful and (more) sustainable FTW. You can read more about my aspirations to green my lil’ floral biz right here!
 
Then check out all the moody magic below, captured by the brilliant Evangeline Lane, head over to Green Wedding Shoes to see even more, and hurry back and hire me to make all your fall floral + paper dreams come true. Deal?
 
Fall wedding invititation suite in burgundy with pressed flowers and custom envelope liner
 
We’ll start at the beginning. I love designing paper goods and especially LOVE when they set the tone for your wedding or event from the very beginning.

Here I used pressed flowers on the individual pieces of the suite, and created a custom envelope liner from a photograph of all the flowers that I pressed.

You’ll see these pressed flowers, as well as the dried floral styling elements repeat throughout the event- on the day of paper, in the bouquet, in the centerpieces etc.

I love a strong design/theme and it was such a joy to work with Jessica of Art & Soul Events to bring this vision to life.
 
Installation in rustic wheel barrow with cascading fall flowers
 
Rustic Wheel Barrow with cascading roses and fall leaves
 
Jessica mentioned this wheel barrow in our first conversation, and I immediately knew I wanted to create a floral blanket cascading out of it, before I ever even saw the damn thing. Sometimes ya just know.

This turned out exactly how I pictured it, and would be such a cool way to welcome guests, accent a ceremony area, or create a unique photo backdrop.
 
Boho couple pose next to rustic wheel barrow overflowing with fall flowers in shades of blush, gold, and berry
 
See? These cuties knew just what to do.
 
Wedding cake with real pressed flowers
 
And then there’s this sweet thing!

How gorgeous is this cake by Nicole Bakes Cakes, featuring a frosting pressed flower motif, accented by real pressed flowers? Swoon.

Also worth noting- I finally got to meet Nicole, have the boomerangs to prove it, and she is the cutest!
 
The Old Fashioned Caravan, fall cocktail inspiration, bar signage with pressed flowers
 
Speaking of cute- I’m pretty dang sure The Old Fashioned could not get any cuter.
 
fall cocktail inspiration with fresh flowers and rosemary
 
And could this cocktail look any more delicious? Gimme!
 
Fall tablescape set against rustic wooden doors at Stonewall Ranch, Malibu
 
Pretty much tabletop perfection right here thanks to gorgeous rentals from La Pinata Party Rentals and Jessica’s fab design/styling skills!

Also, we should really talk about Stonewall Ranch– this place is gorgeous and has SO many special + different areas/backdrops/photo ops. Just wait…
 
Fall Wedding Inspiration tablescape featuring blush, berry, burgundy and gold flowers
 
Fall floral centerpiece in rich shades of blush, apricot, berry, burgundy and gold
 
I loved designing with blush, peach, berry, burgundy and gold blooms to create these lush floral pieces. My favorite bloom? Probably that foraged + dried + perfectly peachy bouganvillea. Although I’ll never be mad at a Combo rose. (they’re the gold ones)

What’s your fave?
 
Romantic fall floral arch full of roses and dahlias in shades of blush, berry, burgundy and gold
 
And then, there’s this arch + that view in that light. Magic.

It is worth noting that Jessica cried when she saw it, which is like the highest praise a floral designer can get. Tears, people.

Telling you this makes me blush, but holy hell I loved this thing and I am damn proud of it.

The mechanics are really simple- just chicken wire + water piks, then a base of lemon, ninebark, and maple, followed by loads of roses, garden roses, dahlias, and accent blooms in shades of blush, taupe, peach, berry, burgundy and gold. Favorite arch ever!
 
Romantic and Bohemian Fall Wedding Inspiration
 
A quick costume change and that view?
Yes, that’s the fog rolling in OVER THE WATER. Seriously, Stonewall Ranch, that view is insane!
 
Boho Couple at Stonewall Ranch, Malibu
 
See what I mean?
 
Boho Couple wedding portraits at Stonewall Ranch, Malibu overlooking the ocean
 
Pure magic.
 

Go see more over on Green Wedding Shoes! Then come back and hire these talented people:

Venue: Stonewall Ranch / Planner & Designer: Art & Soul Events / Photographer: Evangeline Lane / Floral Designer, Invitation Design, & Stationery Floral Styling: Winston & Main / Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals / Bar & Cocktails: The Old Fashioned / Cake Designer/Pastry Chef: Nicole Bakes Cakes / Hair & Makeup: Makeup & Hair by Jackie Romero / Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride / Dress Designer: Rue de Seine Bridal / Beauty Planning: Elwynn + Cass / Signage: Heirloom Paper Co. / Bride & Groom: Andi & Brett