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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 Palm Springs Destination Wedding

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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

{San Juan Capistrano Wedding}

Erin and Ben’s San Juan Capistrano private estate wedding was such a beautiful event! Erin’s grandfather’s estate, perched on a hilltop avocado orchard overlooking Orange County and the ocean, was the perfect backdrop for their big day, there is something so special about getting married at home. Erin is one of the most sweet and thoughtful and HAPPIEST brides I have ever met! A pure joy to work with every step of the way! Thank you to Acres of Hope Photography for these gorgeous images that let us relive the day once more!

 

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Vendors: Ceremony & reception venue: Private Estate, San Juan Capistrano, CA | Wedding planner: Katie Webb, Intertwined Events | Floral designer: Aly Morford, The Vine’s Leaf | Catering: Country Garden Caterers | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | DJ: Stephen Shanahan, Honored Occasions | Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy | Hair: Cheryl Walker, Daniel Paul Salon

Meet Maria

At the beginning of this year’s wedding season I was on the hunt for an outrageously talented as well as super excited new team member to add to the mix.  I was looking for someone passionate and ready to learn everything that there is to learn about this crazy industry.  I wanted someone with their own sense of creativity, someone who would learn from me, but also be able to put their own spin on things.  I found my girl! Maria is her name and Weddings are her game.  Maria is part of the design process as well as the event set-ups here at The Vine’s Leaf, but she will also be a weekly contributor to the newly remodeled blog! She will be posting on whatever it is that is inspiring us over here,  whether it’s a fun Lover.ly Board, a recent wedding that we have done or our most coveted bloom of the moment.  So here she is FOLKS…the amazing Maria Melissa!

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I remember when I was the one reading blogs like this. The young dreamer at my laptop waiting to see what The Wedding Chicks were going to post next, clicking from vendor to vendor and planning weddings in my head. I was the girl with the parents that had the big expectations of me going to Med School or becoming a Lawyer.  At the time, a free lance creative style job was not in the cards, so I never considered the wedding industry as a career for me.  It was always a big dream, a “What if?” type of thing, until I decided to just go for it, 100% and to never give up or look back.  Which is exactly why you are reading this today :)

As a kid, I was a hopeless romantic. Every two week high school “relationship” excited me at the beginning and broke me when they ended. And with every new boyfriend came a million new weddings planned in my special “Future Weddings” (notice the “s” at the end of wedding) folder on my computer’s desktop. Planning weddings for myself was not only a hobby of mine but a way to bring hope to my kindred spirit after a break up. They included everything: vendors, venues, flowers, accents, accessories and a dress, a Vera Wang that I’m still in love with today. I was such a weird kid! I took a floral design class as a last resort my senior year in high school. I figured it would be easy and that there would be no way to fail it; I was partially right. For me, designing was a piece of cake– others in my class suffered. As big headed as I can be in my mind, I wondered how something so easy for me could be so difficult to others. Either way, from that point on I was smitten…my passion for weddings paired with my new found love of floral design had created a lover of all things beautiful…I fell head over heals in love with the wedding and floral industries, immersing myself into every aspect.

After multiple attempts at pursuing some sort of college education that I was interested in and passionate about, I moved to Texas to attend Wedding Planning classes (and partially to run away but that’s another story). Soon I realized after shadowing my teacher/wedding planner that though wedding planning was amazing, I wasn’t as passionate about it. I knew I wanted to work in the wedding industry but I didn’t know exactly what my role would be.  All the while, I still continued to follow wedding blogs and continued making floral arrangements as a hobby.

As funny and ironic as life is, I found The Vine’s Leaf and Aly when she became a Handpicked Vendor on The Wedding Chicks years ago; I swore to myself that she was the florist to bring life to my many weddings I had planned for myself. After randomly responding to her search for an intern, here I am now, The Vine’s Leaf’s new(ish) intern! Every day of work with Aly is amazing. She’s constantly challenging me and preparing me for nothing less than the best. I’ve learned so much in these short couple of months and can honestly say that I enjoy looking at my work B.A. (before Aly) and finding things I could have improved or done differently. My dreams are coming together piece by piece and way faster than I’d anticipated. And although I’m very much still following wedding blogs and planning a million weddings for myself, it’s such an awarding feeling to know that I’m now also writing behind the blogs I used to follow.

I look forward to chatting with you, entertaining you and hopefully inspiring you along the way!

xo, Maria

 

 

St. Regis Wedding

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Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Lindye Galloway Events 

 Photographer: Gabriel Ryan Photographers

Reception Venue: St. Regis Monarch Beach, CA

Cinematography: 618 Studios

Rentals:Chiavari Chairs 4 Rent

Photo Booth: Photo Works Interactive

Hair & Makeup: Lashes to Locks

DJ: Eric Trine

Officiant: OC Wedding Vows

Ceremony Musicians: Jessica Haddy

Photographer: Gabriel Ryan Photographers

{The Grand Del Mar}

Matt + Navi were married at The Grand Del Mar in Del Mar, Ca.  Navi loved the Pink Peonies so we used them everywhere that we could! Her Bridal Bouquet as well as her Bridesmaids bouquets were enhanced with creamy white feather accents to create a unique and soft look.  The room for the reception was filled with golds.

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Matt and I got married in May 2010 at the Grand Del Mar Resort in Del Mar, CA.  We decided to use our wedding planner’s recommended vendor for our flowers because we knew her endorsement of a vendor came highly regarded.  That is what led us to Aly over at The Vine’s Leaf.

“Going into our initial meeting, all I knew was that I wanted to somehow include pink peonies in the wedding.   She listened to my ideas and started off by showing me a portfolio of past events she had worked on to give me some ideas then had great suggestions based on the look I wanted.  More than anything I wanted my wedding to be elegant and classic with some vintage inspirations.   She was able to help me visualize this without being pushy, we had a great collaborative first session.  She worked with my budget without compromising the look I was going for and in the end, I received bouquets that included fresh and lush peonies and garden roses for the bridal party and my bouquet had full, pink peonies with ivory feather accents, absolutely gorgeous!   The centerpieces were held in an elegant gold colored candelabrum and consisted of various pink toned peonies and beautiful garden roses.  These centerpieces were dramatic, full and the focal point of the room.  Looking back on 

our big day, my husband and I loved all of the flowers, but our centerpieces – in particular – were in a class all their own. A number of people told us they were the most elegant arrangements they’d ever seen.

Throughout the process Aly was very professional, reliable and a real pleasure to work with.  On the day of the wedding she was in and out and had everything perfect and waiting for us.  I would highly recommend Aly to anyone.  She did a fantastic job and exceeded all of our expectations !!!”

{Photography by AV Photo | www.theweddingphotog.com}

{Constance Curtis Events | www.constancecurtis.com}