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Shade Hotel Shoot

The Shade Hotel is such a cool and stylish luxury hotel in Manhattan Beach and it was the perfect place for this shoot. Aaron Young shot all the goodies you’re about to see and it all couldn’t have happened without the amazing Constance Curtis!

We had two floral concepts going on, and these upcoming pictures are the first concept.. A little bit of romance mixed with a lot of pretty in muted tones, all carefully designed with blush garden roses, lavender roses and ranunculus, ivory hydrangea and lisianthus, with touches of gold.

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We then swapped out the arrangements with our second concept.. Something different. Still pretty, still romantic, but a lot more bold!

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And now for the pretty little details… berries, gilded fruits & succulents, wax dripped candlesticks, crystal decanters, and lets not forget the gorgeous chevron table runners!

These color of these blackberries are an amazing contrast to the rest of the table.


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We loved working with Constance and Aaron!

Shoot Location: Shade Hotel / Event Design: Constance Curtis Events / Photographer:Aaron Young Photography / Floral Design: The Vines Leaf / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals /



Spring Engagement Session featured On Grey Likes Weddings!

Spring has sprung in today’s gorgeous engagement session shot by CHRIS AND KRISTEN PHOTOGRAPHY. Tasha and Eli chose a wildly romantic location and some fresh blooms created by THE VINES LEAF for just the right amount of seasonal inspiration for their engagement session. We made sure to ask Tasha and Eli the story of how they met and their proposal, which we know you’ll love, so keep reading as you obsess over their images. Seriously. How is this loveliness possible?

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

And do you remember how you two met?

At a casting the night before Valentine’s Day. He struck up a conversation asking if I had a recommendation for a costume shop of sorts where he might find some ‘Buddy Holly’ style jackets for his band, who were doing a 50′s sock-hop themed show the next night. I told him a few places to check out, and then he was like, “If you’re not doing anything tomorrow night, you should come.” And I said, “Perhaps.” And he was like, “Give me your number and I’ll text you the flyer.” And I started to give him my number, and he heard the area code, and he said, “859? Are you from Kentucky?” And I said, “Yes.” And he said, “Me too!” So then I was a little intrigued. And the bar where he was performing the next night was in my neighborhood, so I decided to go. And the rest is history!

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Tell us your proposal story!

(Told from Tasha’s perspective…) We were visiting Eli’s family at his Kentucky farm. That’s his father’s land, and his grandfather’s land before that, and his great grandfather’s land before that. We thought we’d drive out to the lake and go fishing. Eli planned a picnic… Bottle of wine and wicker basket and checkered blanket and all. (And don’t forget that we met at a casting where we had to go on a pretend picnic!!) He was super nervous but I had no idea why, until he pulled my ring out of his pocket and got on one knee. We were both in tears. It was the happiest day of my life. We ran around the fields like two giddy little kids screaming we’re getting married, we’re getting married. It was magical.

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography

Wedding Blog Chris and Kristen Photography


Palm Springs Destination Wedding

Elisa and Komron held a destination wedding in Palm Desert, California, that can only be described as glamorous, elegant and sparkly! Wedding planner Kelley Lee Gin mixed modern and feminine style to make the day really shine. On keeping with her vision, florist The Vines Leaf used gold and silver vessels to hold fluffy flowers, including antique hydrangeas, garden roses, ranunculus and anemones. The couple also set up a cigar and scotch lounge outside for the men! But our favorite part about this gorgeous wedding is that the couple included their dogs, Moose and Bailey, in the wedding ceremony—and brought out the most adorable puppies during cocktail hour for guests to play with! Ashley Rose Photography snapped pictures of all the snuggle-worthy pups—and all the perfect details—for us to enjoy!Elegant Black Wedding Party Outfits 1

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Elegant Wedding Seating Area

Dog Ring Bearer

Puppies in Weddings

Elegant White Wedding Centerpiece

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Bride Groom and Dogs Cake Topper

Photography – Ashley Rose Photography \ Venue and Catering – Mission Hills Country Club \ Floral – The Vines Leaf \ Planning and Event Design – Picture Perfect Events by Kelley Lee Gin \ Stationery – Ceci New York \ Calligraphy – Karin Gable \ Bakery – Over the Rainbow Cupcakes \ Rentals – Found Vintage Rentals \ Linens –Wildflower Linens \ DJ – Red Shoe LA \ Lighting – G2 Audio and Lighting \ Gown – Winnie Couture \ Jewelry –Kate Spade

{On to Baby Feature of Handmade Head Wreaths}

See the Full post on On To Baby!!

A little post to honor this Indian Summer-like weather for today.  I wanted to share with you these beautiful Photos from Steph Anderson Photography. Steph has been a friend of mine almost from the very moment that I can recall having friends as a child.  We grew up together in San Clemente, and she carted me through my shy elementary school days, onto my awkward middle school days and then of course to my rebellious high school days where we became serious partners in crime! We are now refined and respectful Wives and Mother’s with blossoming families.  We have grown in life together, the two of us, and now we have officially come together to bring you this beachy and fresh maternity shoot.  She asked me to create head wreaths for Ashley and Emianna…whatever I wanted to make! So I came up with these little lovelies, a personal favorite of mine so far.  Steph captured Ashley and Emianna just perfectly, their easy casualness, their sweet playfulness…love the warmth and comfort that emanates from these photos.  Steph has a serious talent for fresh and beautiful family photography, seriously…check.her.out. Steph, Ashley and Emianna, Thank you for these BEAUTIFUL photos and for being your fabulous selves!

And a little note from Steph herself, on the inspiration behind this session:

“Ashley, daughter of famous longboard shaper Bill Stewart, is expecting her second baby girl in November. I really wanted to do a bohemian/beachy maternity shoot with Ashley and her look-alike 3 year old, Emianna. I knew I wanted white dresses and beautiful flower headwreaths. I also wanted to take the pictures at a place that had meaning to Ashley. Trestles was the perfect spot… the best surfing beach in San Clemente with a beautiful, tree-lined trail. Aly from The Vines Leaf made the most beautiful & delicate flower wreaths for both of them to wear. Ashley wore a bathingsuit cover-up by L Space and Emianna wore a darling dress from Zara. It turned out exactly as I had hoped and that belly of hers is just too perfect for words!!!”

{Manhattan Beach Engagement Shoot}

Here is a fun photo shoot that I worked on with Constance Curtis Events in Manhattan Beach  We used beautiful rustic elements like an old farm table with mismatched vintage chairs from Ribbons and Rust and mixed them with a flowing linen backdrop that created a perfect Ocean vignette.  We used simple hydrangeas, viburnum and kale set in vintage milk glass.  The Shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty a few weeks back…here is a small snippet from Constance herself! Read on for all of the details…

“When Kara + Jason were first engaged, I wanted to gift them with something special. With the help of my fabulous and very talented vendors, I was able to create an engagement shoot and inspired engagement party that symbolizes them as a couple. As a planner, when creating a wedding or any event, it’s important to get to know the couple and create something that is unique for them. My overall vision for this shoot was earthy meets clean lines and crisp white color on a sandy beach that captures both Kara’s style and the great memories we have together.”

Signs and graphics:
Chanel Schafer Visual and Graphic Design

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table on the beach

Production + Design: Constance Curtis and Candace Amoia of
Constance Curtis Events
Aaron Young Photography
Ribbons and Rust
The Vines Leaf
Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach