January 2013


Guess what these two love birds did, they decided to elope! Pictured below are all of the beautiful details of Polly and Warren’s beautiful nuptials. They married on a private estate in Joshua Tree, California. I love the bright and sunny colors that the couple chose! La Tavola Linens provided the sparkling gold table cover, wedding design and planning was by Kristeen LaBrot Events and the beautiful floral design was done by Primary Petals. Photographed by Jose Villa. Get inspired!

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What makes this shoot one of the most romantic and whimsical shoots to date is by far the dress, it gives the shoot a fairytale style in a non traditional and unusual way. There are NO tiaras here, just layers upon layers of tulle. Captured so perfectly by the one and only Jose Villa, it proves — as usual — to be imaginary and magical. And I am excited to share that it was chosen to be pictured on the cover of Style Me Pretty Weddings! Enjoy all of the lovely details below.

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It’s almost February, time to return to a little romance. How I long for Spring — which will bring back some favorites such as pale blush colored peonies, breakfast in the morning light and the flutter of skirts and dresses.  But above all else, I crave the warm sunshine and long San Diego beach days. Until then, I’ll wrap myself in light neutrals and perfectly pretty shades of petal pink.

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I am so excited to finally start posting all of the weddings that were shot in 2012! There are some great ones to come so stay tuned! This wedding is so beautiful, it has such a rustic and naturally romantic feel to it. An outside wedding, set amongst a backdrop of rolling hills and breathtaking vineyards is, in my opinion, a little slice of Heaven. I’ve always wanted a secluded and intimate wedding of about 50 or so people, so that I can make every detail spectacular without spending the cost of a new home! I think that is why I love this wedding so much, it had a very personal and intimate setting.

Temecula, California is a great option for San Diego brides who want the vineyard ambiance at half the cost of traveling to a destination such as Napa Valley. Your guests can opt to stay in a room at one of the many gorgeous resorts {South Coast Winery is my favorite} or drive the 40 minutes back into San Diego. Win Win! Jose Villa is one of the best photographers on the planet and as usual, his work was flawless.

Congratulations to Brianne and Brien, may you live happily ever after.

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Photography: Jose Villa/ Wedding Design: Alexandra Kolendrianos / Floral and Event Design: Mindy Rice / Venue: Sunstone Winery / Invite Design: Lazaro Press and Design / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone / Bridesmaid Dresses: Stone Fox Bride / Catering: Duo Catering and Events / Music: The Blue Breeze Band / Wedding Cake: Decadence

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I had the pleasure of working with Kristi and Travis last year — one of the most gorgeous couples I know, inside and out — and was honored to share in their beautiful Orange County wedding {pictured below}. Couture Makeup broke a personal record and beautified all 14 girls in one {very long} day! The girls were already impossibly gorgeous so they were a really easy and fun to work with. I go way back with a few of the bridesmaids, I did several of their weddings in the past, which is how I met the gorgeous bride Kristi! The bride and groom (as well as most of the guests and bridal party) traveled from Scottsdale, Arizona for this sunny California destination wedding that took place at the St. Regis Hotel and Spa.

Everything sparkled, from the white sequin covered linens to the vases filled with white hydrangeas and garden roses {provided by Green Fresh Florals of San Diego}. Coordination on the day of the wedding was provided by Details Details, but for the most part Kristi designed the wedding herself!! {with help from Couture Makeup}. Kristi wore a stunning mermaid dress made by the amazing Vera Wang, while her bridesmaids shined in long flowing black gowns. Each carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas. I loved her color choice of black and white.  It is the ultimate pick for a classy and timeless event. No cost was spared putting together this extravagant party, which celebrated the union of two beautiful souls in perfect harmony and love. By far, it was my favorite wedding of 2012. Congratulations to the bride and groom, I love you both.

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