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Lora and Gary : A Sleepy Hollow Wedding

November 30

Years ago I started researching a place to spend Christmas with my family. Somewhere in driving distance so lots of people could attend, somewhere beautiful, in the open, but that still held that feeling of home. I stumbled upon Figueroa Farmhouse and fell in love! So when Heather from Amorology Weddings asked me to be a part of Lora and Gary’s wedding and told me where it was I was overjoyed! This venue is gorgeous – a farmhouse, rolling hills, sunset views and beauty as far as the eye can see. Not only is the venue amazing but Lora and Gary’s vision was so unexpected and so fun. They wanted a beautiful elegant event but with touches of their favorite stories and shows – Twilight, Sleepy Hollow and True Blood. It seemed like a challenge, but with Heathers ideas and lots of fun design elements we made it all happen! The wedding was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes – see lots more photos here!

The invitations were created with burnt edges which Lora placed inside books and mailed to each guest. One of my favorite pieces from this wedding was the welcome book. Lora and Gary are from the UK so everyone traveled from out of town. The welcome book had all the details for guests staying at the farmhouse, events and even a farmhouse map to help them find their way around.

Guests found their way to their tables with curled tags displayed on pumkpins. Designs and decor had fun elements of the dark stories with crows, poppy seed favors and their favorite quotes from each story. But the decor was still strikingly feminine and beautiful at the same time to balance out the eerie touches.

Event Coordination : Amorology Weddings
Photography : Brandon Kidd Photography
Florals : Flowerwild
Venue : Figueroa Farmhouse 

Exquisite Weddings Fall/Winter 2015

November 20

I was so excited to be a part of an amazing photoshoot put together by Luxe Events and featured in the newest Exquisite Weddings Magazine. The scene was set on the beach at La Jolla Shores with a table filled with vintage bottles, seashells, and gorgeous florals by Root 75. If you don’t know me I am slightly obsessed with seashells, bottles, vintage salt and pepper shakers and any tiny antique object that seems to hold stories in its worn edges and chipped paint. So this table was filled to the brim with details I love. I was excited to add a few finishing touches from invitations with vintage stamps and velvet ribbon to curled menus and a gold leafed directional sign stuck in the sand.

There are two things I love to make – custom wedding maps and gold-leafed signs. This map was short and sweet but a perfect addition to the invitation suite to help the guests find their way down the path to the beach. And this sign – I just love how it turned out. I gave the wood a vintage white wash and then hand gold-leafed the bride and grooms names on the wood.

Twinkle and Toast added her gorgeous calligraphy with love letters and place cards.

All the gorgeous details were captured by Shewanders Photography
April and Aaron : A colorful wedding at Cal-A-Vie

August 16

April and Aaron’s wedding took place at Cal A Vie – have you seen this venue?? It’s up in my neck of the woods and it is gorgeous!! They have a beautiful 400 year old chapel from Dijon, France. It was the perfect setting for this colorful wedding for April and Aaron of True Photography. April is an amazing watercolor artist and designer herself so it was fun to collaborate with her and the Amorology team on the day of paper products. Her color palette was full of reds, corals, pinks, bright green, aqua and gold! This combo was so much fun to work with.

April and Aaron Wedding

Guests were greeted by an avocado and a homemade guacamole recipe at their seat!

Wedding Sign in Table Signage

There were touches of watercolor and summer throughout in custom signage. I love this one “A life without love is like a year without summer”.

Wedding Flag Escort Cards

My favorite part of this wedding was the escort card display! I created colorful flags in various shapes and designs with each guests name and seating assignment. Mixed in were solid and striped hand gold-leafed flags. It added such a fun touch of vintage glam and worked perfectly with the vintage boat that Amorology displayed them in.

Badminton Wedding Sign

Cake and cookie wedding signage

The wedding was also featured in the latest issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

April Aaron Exquisite Weddings Magazine Feature

April Aaron Exquisite Weddings Magazine Feature

Be sure to check out their wedding video too by NR3 Video Productions – it shows why such a colorful wedding was a perfect fit for these two!

All photographs by True Photography

Exquisite Weddings Magazine Spring 2012

May 7

I had several fun projects in the recent issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine on newsstands now! There are a few real weddings, and some fun photoshoots that I will share with you over the next few days as they all deserve a little more of a story. A few of them are below to start things off. I designed the pink banner on the back of the trolley for the staff photo and some sweet signage for the gorgeous candy table shoot created by Christina from A Sweet Addition – have you seen her candy buffets? They are amazing!

Exquisite Weddings Magazine Spring 2012 cover

Exquisite Weddings Magazine Spring 2012 Staff Photo Banner

A Sweet Addition Candy Buffet Photoshoot Exquisite Weddings Magazine Spring 2012

Featured : San Diego Style Weddings

October 18

I’m excited to have 3 projects featured in the new issue of San Diego Style Weddings magazine! Be sure to pick one up so you can see all the pretty details!

A tabletop full of gorgeous colors, carousel horses and pretty signs. Amorology Weddings asked me to create the custom paper details for this lovely display. It all came together so beautifully!

Jenna and Nick’s gorgeous winery wedding was also featured in this issue. They both share a passion for wineries which translated into every detail on their wedding day.

Jami and Eric’s vintage affair at the San Diego Botanical Gardens was filled with paper! Every detail from the invitation to the “sweet nectar” banner over the drink table was handmade to represent the couples love for nature and sweet details.