Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A + B Wedding | Kohl Mansion | Featured on Ruffled Blog

As soon as Yelena from The Stylish Soiree sent me over her design concept for this wedding I knew it was going to be jaw dropping amazing.  The details this wedding had were just amazing.  My favorites though include this gorgeous paper runner that Yelena made for the dessert table and the arch I made for the ceremony.   Yelena gave me a general idea of what she was envisioning for the arch and she let me do my thing (which I love).  She gave me the green light to be creative and I loved how it all turned out.

And this bouquet...OMG it was filled with all the flowers I love.  Peonies, garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, succulents, artichoke, millet, billy buttons, privet berries, scabiosa pods, calla lilies...just to name a few.

And here is the arch I made with plum branches and some other foliage.  

The table runner that Yelena made of The Stylish Soiree.  So beautiful!!

Photography: Em the Gem
Event Designer and Wedding Planner: The Stylish Soiree
Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals
Make Up and Hair: The Glamourist
Table Linens: La Tavola Linens
DJ: Spintronix
Florals: Huckleberry Karen Designs

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Berry + Gold Photo Shoot

When Amanda of One True Love Vintage Rentals asked me to be a part of this shoot there was no doubt that I wanted to be a part of it.  She sent me visions of gold, glitter, berry colored flowers, talked of a whisky bar and a dessert table.  Who can say no to that?  And to top it off, it was going to take place in these ruins at Kunde Family Estates located in Napa Valley region.  No words can actually describe this place - it's jaw dropping amazing.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks and you can see more here at Green Wedding Shoes.

 This was styled by Amanda of One True Love Vintage Rentals who also happened to launch her new sister site called Amanda O'Shannessy Creative today!


Photographer: Gem Photo
Venue: Kunde Family Estates

Creative Direction + Design + Styling: Amanda O'Shannessy
Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals

Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen
Fashion Styling: Head Over Heels with Melanie

Hair + Make-up Artist: Priscilla Francine Make-up
Desserts: Sift Bakery

Calligraphy + Letterpress: Little Miss Press

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

S + Y Wedding | Clift Hotel | San Francisco

This all started with a friend names Sue.  She got married two years ago at The Mountain Winery.  You can see her wedding here.  Sue found me through Sarah who recommended me.  Sarah was not engaged at the time but followed my blog (which makes me love her to a thousand pieces).  So of course when it was time for Sarah to get married, she contacted me and I could not refuse.  Especially when she told me her vision of babies breath puff balls that she wanted.  And to put the cherry on top, she told me that Vero of Vero Suh Photography was her photographer.

Side story: Vero was kind enough to allow me to shadow her for a wedding.  The story is long and really meant for another post but let me tell you...these photographers work hard.  It was 100 degrees out and we were all melting but Vero had a smile on her face the whole time.  Amazing!

Photographer: Vero Suh Photography
Venue: The Clift Hotel

Monday, November 19, 2012

Burlap + Lace | Photo Shoot | Villa Montalvo

Here's a peek at a photo shoot I worked on a couple of months ago for Ceremony Magazine.  I liked the idea of combining burlap with lace.  I had an upcoming wedding where we would be using a lot of mercury vases and candles combined with lace accents.  I used that wedding as an inspiration to create my version of burlap and lace.  And if you aren't a big fan of babies breath - maybe you will be now.  There is something so simple and elegant when you take a bunch of babies breath and put it together.   They look like puffs of clouds.  I would very much like to make a big pillow made of babies breath and stick my baby girl on it and take a picture.  Now that would be a vision.  Okay - enough daydreaming and on to the pictures.

I saw the lace cap overlay and chair covers on Wildflower Linen blog and fell in love.  I love the little bustle and skirt for the chairs and the bow.  I love the bow.

Venue: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
Tabletop Rentals and Chivari Chairs : Classic Party Rentals
Linens: Wildflower Linens
Chair Covers: Wildflower Linens
Table Top Decor: West Elm, Pottery Barn and Huckleberry Karen Designs Vase Collection
Flowers Used: Babies breath, ranunculus, roses, dusty miller, Queen's Anne Lace, Astilbe, football mums, freesia

Thursday, October 18, 2012

L + D Wedding | Flood Mansion

Lindsey came to me with a clear vision.  She wanted something romantic with soft muted colors in shades of cream, blush pink and lavender.  We brought in hints of gold with the candelabras and I wish I could have captured just how beautiful the room looked.  I was running around like a mad person setting things up so I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the bride's bouquet which is a shame cause it was gorgeous.  Crossing my fingers that her photographer will share one with me later on.  I did have some time to snap some images of the details.