Natural Springtime Wedding at The Villa

With Springtime coming up more quickly than we even realize, we thought we’d start this year off with one of our favorite weddings from last year! We’ve already mentioned before how much we love working at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano and we’ll say it again; WE LOVE IT! It is such an inspiring venue for a wedding and we always love being able to play off of it’s natural beauty in creating the florals for this venue. Katie + Chris’ Wedding is a prime example of how we accented the venue’s beauty with the natural look of ivory blooms, an array of natural greens, and the simplicity of succulents.

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Venue: The Villa, San Juan Capistrano / Photography: Leah Lee Photography / Florals: The Vine’s Leaf / Catering: Iva Lee’s / DJ: DJ Divel Entertanment

Summery California Backyard Wedding

We’ve been featured on The Wedding Chicks!!

We absolutely loved designing the florals for this bright, citrus colored, summery back yard wedding! Not only was it a beautiful California day, the colors, flowers, and decor were just so perfectly the epitome of California that if we didn’t already live in California, we’d totally be jealous of anyone who does! And not to mention, we got to work with LVL Events; it’s always amazing, we love them! The bride was able to hold her ceremony and reception at her aunt’s house in Beverly Hills and we were beyond thrilled when we arrived to set up; the views of Los Angeles were amazing from where we were! Thank you, Kristen and Tristan for allowing us to be a part of your big day!

From the Bride on the Wedding Chicks Feature:
Our vision was a classic, fun California Summer Beverly Hills wedding. I wanted to do something bright, playful, with a mix of rustic and modern touches. I wanted it to seem a bit mid-century modern Beverly Hills, too. I wanted people to feel immediately comfortable and happy when looking at the decor. My husband and I had been together for such a long time that all of our guests essentially knew one another, so I wanted to promote mingling whenever I could. That’s how we designed the general flow of the ceremony and feel.

The colors were like nothing I’ve ever really seen and it gave off this energy that reminded me of Miami/Los Angeles in the summer. With the help of all my incredible vendors, I was able to incorporate what I thought were disjunctive ideas into a cohesive vision that complemented not only the space, but my husband and me, us as a couple.


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And for future brides, we think Kristen summed this up perfectly: 

In terms of things I would have done different, there really aren’t many. I’m sure many brides say this but I would have slowed the day down. I would have taken notice of all the little things I spent so much time putting together, building, staining, designing, etc. I would have appreciated the guest table more, I would have eaten every appetizer we put out, I would have looked closer at all the flowers on the tables, I would have taken a close look at the cake. I felt like the day was such a whirl that I would have liked to have a snap shot of all these different little things in my mind!

To see the full feature, head on over to- The Wedding Chicks Blog!

Location: Beverly Hills, CA / Photographer: Adrienne Gunde / Wedding Planner: Heather of LVL Events / Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf Custom Blooms / Catering: 24 Carrots / Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop /

Playful Coral and Turquoise Wedding

We had the pleasure of designing a fun, colorful, wedding with one of our favorite planners, Courtney from CCS Designer Events. Thank you, Kate Noelle Photography for sending these photos to us so quickly!

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Congratulations Stefanie and Enzo!

Venue and Catering: Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach / Event Planner: Courtney Broadhead, CCS Designer Events/ Photographer: Kate Noelle Photography / Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf/ DJ: Elevated Pulse / Vintage Rentals: Found /

New Life . New Beginnings



How I have missed you all! I am writing this little blog entry today with a very full heart that is in the state of major transitions.  As some of you may have noticed or heard over the past few months, there have been many changes happening in my life and the business,  with a big move, a new pregnancy and a very busy season filled with an amazing amount of weddings, that I have felt so very blessed to have been a part of.  In early August, we found out that we would be expecting our second little bundle of joy, Olivia Rose, who is planning to arrive into our world mid march of 2014.  With this new little piece of our lives starting to develop, I started to reevaluate where I was at in my life, what kind of mother I was being to my sweet little Ella and what kind of mother I would be to our newborn baby.  I felt a major pull in my heart to make some big changes to adjust to this precious growing family of mine.

This dream of mine, of being a business owner, an entrepreneur, has been with me since the very young age of 5 (or at least as young as I can possibly remember!).  It has been such an experience to grow this business, to watch it start up from a dream, in the most difficult economy conditions most of us have ever seen, into a real and tangible reality.  It has been incredibly rewarding, fulfilling, emotionally and mentally challenging, downright exhausting, and completely uplifting, all in one big huge bundle.  I will always be forever grateful for the relationships that I have made, the experiences that I have gathered, the knowledge that I have gained, and the strength and perseverance that I was blessed with to make this all happen.  With all of this being said, you are probably wondering what on earth I am getting at here.  With all of this (and way more) going on in my head and my heart I have made the decision to pass the baton of The Vine’s Leaf.  I wish I could thank each and every person who has ever been a part of my experience for anything and everything that they have ever done, from every friend and family member (most specifically and especially my husband) who has had to talk me off a ledge at difficult times, to every employee who has been there for me along the way helping with the workload, to every wedding professional that I have made a personal connection with, to every Bride who has trusted me and my team with her most precious vision, to every wedding blog who has so graciously featured our work.  There are so many people that I am incredibly grateful for their help in the building of this incredible business.  May these relationships continue to flourish in the capable hands of our new owners, whom you will very shortly meet. I hope to be seeing you all in the very near future!! It has been incredible!!

With Much Love,




We are Tari & Anne Lilly… the newest members of The Vine’s Leaf team!

Creative soul-searching prompted a divine meeting with Aly which ultimately led us to The Vine’s Leaf. The path was prepared and the timing was perfect for us to be involved. Inspired by the exquisite details of The Vine’s Leaf, we knew we found our platform to build upon!

There is so much exciting news to share, but first and foremost we want to say that maintaining everything that you have come to know and love about The Vine’s Leaf is our top priority. The design team has remained intact and will continue to deliver the same unique style and thoughtful inspiration in all of our wedding day decor!

We are beyond thrilled for the Morford family as they embark on their next chapter and feel blessed that our paths crossed.

Our new studio in Huntington Beach is sprouting all kinds of creative seeds of inspiration and will allow us to offer new forms of Vine’s Leaf loveliness in the near future. Check back for details!

We love everyone we’ve worked with and met so far and can’t wait to meet the rest of you!

Cheers to 2014!!

Tari & Anne 

Viceroy, Palm Springs Wedding Featured in Destination W

We were super excited to see Part 1 of Jen & Ed’s Viceroy, Palm Springs wedding featured in Destination W Magazine’s Fall 2013 Issue, alongside LVL Events and Braedon Flynn. We cannot wait to see what’s in store for Part 2 of the feature!

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Palm Springs. Long tables. Chevron runners. Gilded succulents. Romantic blooms. Stay Tuned!

Venue: The Viceroy, Palm Springs/ Event Planner: Lindsay Longacre, LVL Events/ Photographer: Braedon Flynn/ Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf/ Paper Goods: Cheer Up Cherup/ Music: Henry Streek Martinez/ Bag Piper: Captain MacLeod/ Dress: Elizabeth Filmore/ Hair: Leilani Hailey/ Makeup: Lauren Feist/