Tuesday, April 24, 2012

{Kris + My Phuong... Griffith Observatory Engagement}

Love is such a beautiful gift. 
Kris and My Phuong have found it! We adore them! Their love is authentic and sweet with lots of laughter and joy!! Plus, they love to travel...a couple after our own hearts! We had so much fun going to all the fabulous locations they picked out. They were our tour guides and amazing company as we had an adventure in LA. First, the "500 days of Summer" park!! Wow! I adore the movie and when My Phuong suggested it...I was gitty!  Second, Griffith Observatory!! Wowza! 
My Phuong and Kris glowed as they toured the classic beauty!! 
And the absolute best part we got to share in these fun moments with K+M who are just...well...amazing! 
 Kris and My Phuong!! 
We can't wait for your wedding!

 Glowing!!









 Such a sweet moment...
 and some laughs never hurt :)...


















 I told you they glowed!! Are they not the cutest! 
xoxo

Monday, April 23, 2012

{Musing & Insights...encouragement}

Hello and happy Monday!! Today, I wanted to encourage you to keep going, keep creating, keep thriving, keep living, and keep going after the things you love, live your passion! 
Sometimes, we get burned out or feel like we aren't good enough. 
Well, I am here to tell you...YOU ARE!
My husband and I often listen to Ira Glass...(love his work) and we are inspired! 
So, here is a new way to seek inspiration via NPR and a little reminder to keep going and have fun while your at it :)...


xoxo

Saturday, April 21, 2012

{Jimi + Heather} Sneak Peak

Hello my lovelies!! Pheeeew... what a fabulously busy month :)! My how I have missed you! What is new? How is life? Great I hope! We have been loving all the lovely couples we are meeting and Heather and Jimi are just...well fantastic!! We are smitten! Without further ado...
Meet the amazingly adorable Jimi & Heather!!
 This is just a sneak peak at their fun and free spirited Engagement Session. 
Many more photos to come soon and lots of joy to share with you all! 
We left grinning from ear to ear and our hearts warmed by Heather and Jimi's adorableness! 
So much love!! 
Stay tuned for more sessions soon.  





xoxo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

{The Not Wedding 2012}

Where to begin?! The Not Wedding event was more than just a "Faux Wedding to inspire Real Brides"...it was an amazing gift! The team of vendors who participated in this event were incredibly kind, amazingly talented, and super awesome :)!! Parker and I had soooooo much fun seeing all these fantastic vendors at work and getting to know them :)...
Thank you to everyone involved!!! We truly truly are incredibly grateful to do what we do and for you!!

Here are a few of our faves...enjoy! 
Check out all the amazing vendors info at the bottom of this post...
Meet our stunning Not Bride Brittney!!!
 Kaylee is one of our lovely Not Bridemaids!! Love this photo!!
I am smitten with this beautiful lace wedding cap by Fine & Fleurie!!!
 I am smitten with these gorgeous blooms by Ashley Elizabeth!! FAB!!!
 April is beautiful! One of our Not Bridesmaids :).
Hair by The Lab A salon...uber amazing!!
Make-up by talented Couture Make-up!!

Lovely vintage pieces by Teal Green!! Adore!!
 Another beautiful bridesmaid attire by Core Bridesmaid Couture...so unique and cute!!


 Work it!!! So chic!!










 One of a kind dress by the lovely The Little White Dress!! Love!!
 The Sunday Sweet provided all the yummy, delicious, and fabulous desserts that I could have eaten all of :)...her desserts taste like heaven!!! 




 A big thank you to all the floral vendors...you are amazingly talented!! 
I adore you all...Stems & Ashley Elizabeth!! Fantastic!!! 

 Dear Lola Letterpress is amazing!! Love their designs!!!




Need some music...the Firefly Quartet is awesome!! Also, SOS Entertainment did an excellent job with the lighting and DJing :)!! So fun!! Everyone was dancing by the end of the night :)!! 








 Incredible catering vendors!! WOW!! 





 A lot of fun to be had at The Mobile Photobooth!!! Truly, one of the best ideas for a wedding!!!



 Brittany and Kevin!!! You are a bunch of awesome!! 
We had a great time and are soooo glad we met!! Muah!! 





 A special thank you to Krystel of Couture Events for coordinating the entire evening and our fun retro inspired loft Engagement!! You are a true gem and it was such a blast working with you!! 
 A special Thank you to Callie and Michal for putting this all together!! Also, congrats on your baby bumps!! You are adorable! If you lived in California I'd definitely want to take photos :)...

 Ashley Elizabeth Floral Design and Styling - Floral Design: Bouquet, Boutonniere and Tables 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18

Buzzy Craftery - Invitations and Programs
CalNaturale - Wine
Continental Catering - Catering: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Vodka Soup with Homemade Potato Chips
CORE Bridesmaids Couture - Bridesmaids Attire
Couture Events - Wedding Coordination, Event Design & Engagement Photography Session Coordination and Styling
Couture Makeup - Makeup
Dear Lola, Modern Letterpress - Invitations and Menus
Exquisite Weddings Magazine - Media Partner
Fine and Fleurie - Accessories
Heirloom Gatherings - Catering: Moroccan Carrot Salad & Roasted Beets, Haricot Verts and Frisee Salad
Hybrid Photography - Photography
Little White Dress - Wedding Dress
Mala Hyder Photography - Photography
Mobile Photobooth - Photobooth
Natalie Bray Photography - Photography and Engagement Session
Patricio Esquivel | Enchanting Events - Catering: Hibiscus and Basil Lemonade, Caesar Salad, Street Cones and Kebab Trios & Floral Design: Tables 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 20
Song Bouquet - Custom Music: The First Dance
SOS Entertainment - DJ/Emcee, Lighting and Sound Solutions
Start Marriage Right - Marriage Resources
Stems Design Studio - Floral Design: Tables 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19
Teal Green Design – Vintage Rentals
The Firefly Quartet - Live Music
The Lab A Salon - Hair Styling

The Sunday Sweet - Desserts 

 WOW!! What an incredible adventure!!
 Thank you to ALL the vendors who participated!!
 You are amazing!! Thank you to our media partner the uber inspiring...Exquisite Wedding Magazine!! Pick up your copy today...they just released the new Spring edition!! 
Happy Tuesday!!