The Big Day: Tracy & Taylor

To say that we have been dying to share the inspiration behind Tracy & Taylor’s wedding would be a HUGE understatement! Their vintage inspired pearls & lace wedding went down this past weekend at Ponte Winery in Temecula and it was such a beautiful day filled with so much happiness & love! It was definitely a day reflective of the couple in every way…

From the very beginning of the design process Tracy & Taylor had a special request for us, to make sure we included their nickname, T&T dynamite. We had SO much fun incorporating this element throughout the day and cannot wait to share more on that! Can you guess from the inspiration above some of the ways we brought that detail in?

This fabulousness was all made possible by the uber talented vendors whose labors of love were apparent on the big day. The gorgeous flowers by Modern Bouquet, the incredible custom paper goods by Pitbulls & Posies, the to die for delicious cake from Sweet & Saucy, swoon inducing vintage glassware from Casa de Perrin, and even more vintage goodies from Found Rentals! Of course, the night would not have been complete without the musical talents of Matt Commerce and the guys at Injoy who kept the party rocking!! Dying to see all of the stunning shots the Swoon by Katie team captured!

Snapshot Love: Tracy & Taylor

There is no other way we would rather end our week than by highlighting a very special couple of ours on today’s snapshot love. We have had the privilege of working with this couple for over a year  now and we can honestly say Tracy’s sweet as pie emails will be sadly missed from our inbox after their wedding next weekend. Tracy is one of those people that makes you feel like you have been best friends forever from the very moment you meet her. To complement Tracy’s sweet disposition is Taylor, who is such a gentleman and one of the most gracious guys around. On top of all of that, these two just adore  the heck out of each other! We think you can see that in these stunning engagement photos taken by the phenomenal Swoon by Katie , who we just can’t get enough of! We were even lucky enough to get to be a part of this special day and do a little styling for this great shoot, at the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano.

We told you they were pretty darn adorable! We promise you will be seeing tons more of this very cute couple right here. Did any of you catch the little sneak peak we snuck in of where these two will be getting married next weekend?

Behind the Scenes of B & A: September

Hey Beaus, we thought it would be fun to show some snaps of  happenings from this month- projects, goodies, events, you know the usual! Hope you enjoy these little bite-size Beau & Arrow sneaks on this lovely Wednesday!

1. The never ending scale project 2. Gorgeous flowers from Modern Bouquet at Swoon by Katie‘s Baby Shower! 3. Stripey straws & sequins, does it get any better? 4. Yup, we got a fun Palm Springs wedding this weekend 5. Two Rubies Card from our paper product shoot with Joielala 6. Fringe! 7. Soooo many golden hangers 8. Edward Sharpe Lyrics 9. Paper flowers & pinwheels from a wedding earlier this month

We would love to see any fun projects you are working on this fall- instagram pics welcome!!

California Dreaming

Still beaming after our beautiful feature on 100 Layer Cake yesterday!! Thanks so much to everyone who left us a sweet little comment. We wanted to share more of our favorite images and all of the wonderful talents involved on our blog as well. Just wanna give everyone who collaborated with us a BIG hug! Hope you enjoy our take on California Dreaming….

{Photography: Swoon by Katie, Florals:Root 75, Paper Elements: Pitbulls & Posies, Tabletop decor: Casa de Perrin, Cake & donuts: VG Bakery, Popsicles: Viva Pops, Table/Chairs/Cake plates: Moss Vintage Rentals, Make up: Brides by Brittany, Hair: Jillian Rae, Bride’s dresses: Stone Cold Fox, Ties: Speak Louder on Etsy, Skateboard calligraphy: Wendy Ware,  Venue: Bandy Canyon Ranch}

California Dreaming Featured on 100 Layer Cake!

We’re over the moon excited to be featured on one of absolute most favorite wedding blogs this morning! Remember these California inspired boards we posted a couple of months back? Well, head over to 100 Layer Cake to see them come to life and check out all of the gorgeous images and amazing creative minds who collaborated on the shoot! Big thanks to Katie from Swoon by Katie for capturing all of lovely images!

Check back right here tomorrow to see more of our favorite details & all of the crazy talented vendors who were involved!

Friday Feature: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals

We knew from the second Melissa suggested meeting at Ponce’s that we were going to like her. What’s not to like about the interior designer turned owner of Pow Wow Vintage Rentals? She’s one of those girls who just oozes cool. And that is exactly the type of lady you want scouring and collecting one of a kind, unique rental pieces! Every project Melissa works on she infuses her eclectic style in it. We’ve gathered some of our favorite images showcasing Pow Wow’s rental goods!
Love the playful patterened pillows lining the brown wooden Pow Wow benches! We would love to enjoy a ceremony set up just like this. Plus, we die for that gorgeous altar!
The stunning and infamous peacock chairs (Rue Magazine shoot, anyone?)- Melissa has four in her collection to rent out. Talk about some grand seating for the sweatheart table! Love the lattice Melissa creatively used on this tablescape.
I think our hearts beat a little bit faster every time we spy pics of this fabulous shoot from Sitting in a Tree & Sweet Emilia Jane. Melissa worked her magic on this shoot as well, supplying all the gorgeous gypsy worthy pieces.
Love that Pow Wow offers those beyond rad moroccan lamps- so fun and we can envision so many different places to use them!
From rugs, to pillows, to plates, to antlers- Pow Wow has you covered for any and all bohemian accessories you might need. Pretty smitten with those amber plates. Very stunning and impactful on this darker table set up.
 {Images shot by Swoon by Katie, on Green Wedding Shoes}
 Ohh la la! Another favorite set up of ours was this dreaaamy lounge Melissa concocted for The Dream Bridal Event at Luce Loft this past spring. Pink & gold- it has our name written all over it!
The moroccan day bed is hands down one of our most favorite pieces in Pow Wow’s collection. The gold coffee table and those gold wicker side tables are high up there on our list of must use as well.
 Love that she can rig a beautiful light set up anywhere!  We want to see more original lighting ideas like this one at weddings.
 {Images shot by Luna Photo, on LuxeFinds}
If you couldn’t already tell, Melissa is one crafty lady! Check out the aisle runner she made out of dyed sawdust for a recent wedding. Uh-mazing! And pure genius!! She will craft fabulous fun things like this, as well as, custom wedding signs for your big day. Check out the Pow Wow Facebook page to see more images of this crazy cool aisle and of course more behind the scenes and inventory pics!
We could not be more excited to be working with Melissa this wedding season and can’t wait to share all of the goodies that are in store! So looking forward to seeing how Pow Wow continues to grow and beautify weddings one piece of unique furniture at a time.

Sneak Peek: California Dreamin’

You know how we said we weren’t ready for summer? Well, we lied…we’ve just been harnessing all of that summer energy into our California love inspired shoot! We’re headed out the door to Bandy Canyon Ranch for some epic fun, but wanted to leave you with a looksy of what’s been inspiring us! Check our twitter feed for more sneaks too!
All the fabulousness is thanks to Casa de Perrin, Pitbulls & Posies, Root 75, and of course Swoon by Katie Photography! Love those ladies & man xoxo

It’s Cookie Time! Scout’s Honor Photo Shoot

Seems like it was just yesterday that we were putting the final touches on this shoot. Almost 4 months later and after it’s been featured on Green Wedding Shoes and The Party Press blog, we decided we better share our favorite shots! We get so giddy every time we look at pictures from this one, so you would think we would have had this up asap!  To be honest I think we just didn’t know where to begin. We got SO many amazing pictures back from Katie Scott of Swoon by Katie. Seriously every thing this lady shoots is gold. See below.

The tablescape was definitely a labor of love. We spent hours spray painting the mini lanterns and the canteens, which were camo print in a previous life, and sewing the pink ribbon around the canteens. We also had to remove all the  labels from the glass Strabucks frappuccino drinks that were used as milk milk bottles- but it was all worth it to see it come together!

The lovely ladies over at Blush Botanicals created the most stunning centerpiece for the table! They totally got the vibe we were going for and nailed it. They put together the dreamiest arrangements…..

The table wouldn’t have looked so flawless either without the gorgeous linens provided by Wildflower and the Chiavari Chairs from Allie’s Party Rentals. These details definitely helped create the overall vision.

Can we talk about how awesome all of the paper elements are!? Posh Paperie is amazing to work with- so creative and so enthusistic! Still obsessed with the invites and of course the little mini Beverly Hills esque dessert markers! We die!

Seriously all of these girls are already stunning, but we were so lucky to have  10.11 Make up & Hair  there to get them camera ready. They worked their magic and made the girls look flawless. Love how natural and radiant they all look- check out that killer hair!

Our Bridal Survial Kit read “always be prepared” and was stocked with mini tools for mini emergencies! Safety pins, bobby pins, hair spray, lint roller, breath mints, sewing kit, lotion, eye drops, blotting tissues, band-aids, you name it we had it!

We can’t sing Stevi from Hey There! Cupcake’s praises enough! She is a true artist! If you can dream it she can make it out of cake. Annnd make it taste amazing too! We had “Scout’s Honor Strawberry” cupcakes, “Do-Si-I Do” peanut butter cupcakes, and mini Smore’s cupcakes, in addition to the Girl Scout sash inspired cake! Her attention to detail is unparralled. Love the subtle trefoil pattern on the cake.

Moss Vintage Rentals really helped set the scene with all of their vintage books, dinnerware, and cake plates. Love the table we got to borrow for the dessert station! It was perfect and we couldn’t help thinking it would make an amazing sweetheart table too!

Let us remind you that it was not Girl Scout cookie season when we did this shoot and there were no Samoa’s to come by! Luckily, the kind people of VG Donuts & Bakery  helped us create these delicious homemade versions of the cookie.

Still obsessed with the vintage Girl Scout camera we scored on ebay! Too cute for words….

Big thanks to our wonderful models! We adore you for braving that cold December day and rocking it in the spring outfits we put you in!

Friday Feature: Swoon by Katie

Today we are honored to feature our dear friend Katie Scott and her phenomenal photography company Swoon by Katie.  We must warn you that we are completely obsessed with Katie and all of her work and pretty sure that you will be too after this post. As you can see from her work in the pictures below every image captured by Katie seems to be bursting with sweet emotions of love and happiness. You truly feel as though you have been given a front row seat into each couples special day. Of course we can’t talk about how stunning Katie’s work is without mentioning she is one of the sweetest gals in town.

How cute are these two!

We just can’t stop swooning over this beautiful moment captured by Katie!

You may also recognize Katie’s work from when we were so lucky  to collaborate with her on our girl scout photo shoot a few months back, we have a few other great projects in the works with the wonderful Katie so keep an eye out.

Check out more of Katie’s work and her blog over at her beautiful new website Swoon by Katie where you can enter to win an iPad 3!!! Yes you heard that right Swoon by Katie is giving away a iPad 3 to one lucky winner.

So what are you waiting for? get over to her site and enter to win!

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