Hello and welcome! My website has been under construction for quite some time and I am so excited to finally have the opportunity to share it! Building it has been a labor of love and I have so much appreciation for Julie Chalker of JAC Design Studio who helped make my vision a reality. With my new website comes this brand new blog which is where I will be sharing some of my favorite inspiration, featured events, planning tips, DIY projects and other lovely things I think you might enjoy!
Today I’m delighted to kick off this new blog by sharing our most recent feature! A few months ago I designed a styled shoot at Cielo Farms, a gorgeous outdoor venue in Malibu, and yesterday, it was featured on 100 Layer Cake. I had the privilege of working with an amazing team of vendors so everything came together really beautifully. Please see the bottom of this post for a full list of vendors.
The concept for this shoot was a mix between French country and bold Californian glam. We chose Cielo Farms as the location for this shoot because it is such a unique and beautiful outdoor venue. Nestled in the Santa Monica mountains and surrounded by vineyards, the view is breathtaking and oozes romance! When designing the details of this shoot, we knew we wanted to convey a sense of cozy elegance and celebratory romance. The 2016 Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, were the inspiration for this shoot; however, we wanted to incorporate complementing shades of pinks and yellows to showcase the bright colors of summer.
Details of the invitation suite were carefully curated to ensure it highlighted the designs of the shoot. We chose to use the Serenity blue with simple clean font and calligraphy, with watercolor flowers– a little foreshadowing of the florals that will be used. Other details included a 2.5 carat emerald cut ring surrounded with pave diamonds in a blush pink jewelry box, and a pair of ivory jeweled bridal shoes. The intimate ceremony was set up with a charming collection of cozy benches, vintage chairs, and love seats. A handcrafted wooden arch was decorated with big beautiful blooms arranged in an organic, whimsical fashion. The bride carried a beautifully arranged bouquet of anemones, bright colored garden roses and peonies. The bouquet was tied with striped black and white ribbon to complement the striped runner of the dining table.
The dining table was draped in a simple white linen and topped with a black and white canopy striped runner. There is something so classic about black and white stripes and we felt it fit in so beautifully in this vineyard setting. Each place setting was unique thanks to a delightfully mismatched collection of vintage dishes, glassware and flatware. The table was adorned with a plethora of bright and colorful flowers including peonies, garden roses, and anemones all nestled in white ceramic vessels. We showcased a collection of amazing food and beverage items. A gourmet coffee bar whipped up a variety of hot and cold drinks which were not only delicious but also quite beautiful! Gorgeous appetizers were delicately placed on silver platters and a colorful salads and gourmet entrees were plated. The entrees were complemented with Cielo Farm’s wine, the venue’s private label. The dessert bar included a variety of sweet treats and featured a beautifully hand painted three tired wedding cake topped with rice paper flowers.
And what says more California glam than a vintage Rolls Royce car for the bride and groom?! We chose to decorate the two toned getaway car with lush florals and a beautiful brush lettered sign. You can visit 100 Layer Cake to see the original feature; however, I can’t help but share a few photos here as well. I hope you enjoy them!