The Big Day: Victoria & Ryan!

We just got back from quite possibly the most beautiful place we’ve ever been- Whistler, British Columbia! The fact that we not only got to go to this insanely gorgeous locale, but also to design & plan a wedding there was a dream come true.  When Victoria & Ryan first approached us they wanted a beach wedding and were looking at local spots in La Jolla for a summer 2014 date, so you can imagine our surprise and excitement when they let us know that they were changing scenery and moving the wedding up a whole year.

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The wedding took place at North Arm Farm, which had the most breath taking mountain views. The couple loves rich, vibrant colors, so Celsia Florist incorporated bright hues to the bouquets, tablescape, and stunning arbor to pop against the natural scenery. We selected deep blues and aqua greens in the linens to complement the surrounding outdoors and to also make a splash in the barn that was used for the reception.  Whistler Cooks whipped up the most delicious and refreshing summer fare, while Ruckus Deluxe had the guests rocking late until the night.  We can’t wait to share the photos from Robin O’Neill, but in the meantime, you can take a peek at our instagram shots below!

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Special thank you to Ashley from Spread Love Events for assisting us for the day. She is simply amazing!

Are Tiaras the New Flower Crowns?

We’ve been seeing a new crop of dainty and darling tiaras taking place atop heads in high fashion wedding editorials and we want to know what you think of the trend. Would you rock a bejeweled crown or a tiny tiara to add a whimsical touch to your wedding look? We personally love the unique element it adds (there’s a tiara out there for all personalities!) and have rounded up our favorite crowning moments to draw inspiration from…

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Tell us in the comments below if you can get on this regal headpiece bandwagon. If so, which one above is your favorite!?

Snapshot Love: Raqel & Madison

Well, you may have already seen some sneak peeks of this beyond cute couple’s wedding on our instagram, but their engagements shot by Logan Cole were just waaaaaay too epic not to share. This is why we love Logan. So not true, we love him for many reasons!

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Yup, we warned you. Pretty epic. When life hands you rain, you make pretty pictures. Stay tuned for more  of this adorbs couple’s wedding!

Having a ball with Bouts!

These days weddings are all about standing out, going against the grain, and pushing the envelope. One way to keep with tradition while standing out from the crowd of wedding guests is a lively Boutonniere. The perfect finishing touch to the quintessential wedding suite is a stunning poise pinned perfectly to your lapel. Bridal parties these days are getting a treat with a wide verity of funky and fun boutonniere’s rather than our parents boring old spray rose and babies breath. Below are some of our favorite out of the box bout beauties.
soft boutsBouts can still be soft and subtle while still standing out, you can do so by choosing a funky structured flower in a muted color palette. Or pairing a fluffy white ranunculus with some interesting greenery.

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If your more into a natural look with a bit more of a masculine feel than dessert flowers are probably the bout for you. Succulents and cactus are some of the bests ways to create this look with a fun textured style.

color bout3Lastly a little pop of color never hurt any attire, pair a solid colored suite with a fun pop of red, pink, yellow, or orange and everyones eyes will be on you for the best dressed gent in the room.

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What’s your favorite poise for a bout?

Friday Feature: Inbal Dror

Looking back through old family wedding photos, you can definitely say that weddings have evolved over time. Some may argue that they are more of a big production nowadays, while others might rebut that they have become more of a casual affair with less traditional styles of tying the knot becoming increasingly popular. No matter which way you look at it, think we can all agree that the dress is still a big deal. So big of a deal in fact, that we’ve recently became enthralled with the over- the- top glamorous designs of Israeli dress designer, Inbal Dror. Even if you’re not normally a fan of show-stopper gowns or long princess trains, these dresses will tug at your inner tiara wearer.

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The Big Day: Joanna & Adam

Okay, we did it again! We went to Palm Springs and forgot to give you a sneak peek of the wedding before it went down. Hopefully this fun and fantasmical  inspiration board will make up for it!? For Joanna & Adam’s big day we brought some whimsy to the desert. A Tim Walker inspired affair complete with stripes, polka dots, floating balloons, pastels and cacti a plenty! What made the day even more perfect were the lovely vendors who made it all possible….

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These are our lousy instagram photos above, but we can not wait to see the real deal from the oh so rad Jessica Claire!! That floral goodness you’re eyeballing above is all from Isari. They even polka dotted the little cacti for us!! One of our absolute favorite details was the paper goods from Color Me Carla. Fab and perfectly fitting with the theme linens from La Tavola, and Los Salazar Mariachi to set the mood whilst guests dined on fine fare from Border Grill. Perfection! Wait, perfection was truly the shaved ice from Hula Girls at the end of the night. Mmmm! Loads more pro photos to share and all the juicy details, so stay tuned….

Behind the Scenes of B&A: May

Happy Tuesday Beaus! Know you’ve been seeing a TON of our Big Day posts, so we thought it was about time we gave you a sneak peek of what our May looked like-through the eyes of our instagram.

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All photos by yours truly except for Top Left & Bottom Left are Logan Cole and Middle Bottom is one of our lovely interns, Justine Breen! Flowers seen in photos all done by the lovely Root 75. Love those gals!

The Big Day: Alison & Shaun!

We are beyond excited for this weekends Luce Loft wedding in Downtown San diego for the happy couple Alison & Shaun! This couple had our hearts when they told us their color palette of pale pink, nudes, white and dove gray.  These stunning colors helped to soften and luxe up the unbelievable industrial loft space that they chose for their venue. We absolutely adore Alison & Shaun’s design style of a little bit of modern mixed with subtile elegance but not in a stuffy way! Take a look below for some snippets you may see at their actual big day!

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Not only are we beyond thrilled for this happy couple to get married and for the beautiful design elements, we cant wait to work with some of our favorite vendors again on this wedding. Luce loft will help to set the parties fun and funky ton and get the guests oohing and awing! Of course there will be no short supply of stunning Root75 flowers all around the venue, we just cant get enough of those ladies. To add to the fun guests will be served out of the awesome curiocity food truck and drink the night away with cocktails by Kevin’s bartending. All of the stunning photo’s will be captured by the one and only Logan Cole who can’t take a bad photo if he tried and even his iPhone instagram photo’s are better than any photo we could ever take with a couple thousand dollar camera. Awesome tunes will be supplied by the always amazing injoy entertainment.  And last but certainly not least Poetry booth will have guests snapping fun photo’s all night long!

The Big Day: Kelsey & Stephen

With wedding season in full gear, we unfortunately got just a tad bit behind on our Big Day posts. That being said, this past weekend’s wedding was one that could not be missed! The beyond darling couple, Kelsey & Stephen, were married on Saturday in a sweet ceremony in Rancho Santa Fe, with the reception and party following just a few more windy turns down the road. The stunning couple wanted to create a romantic springtime affair for all of their friends and family to enjoy. As you can see below that’s just what we did with this dreamy peach, mint, and cream color palette that is soft, simple, and sophisticated.

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Fortunately for us we got to work along some of our most favorite vendors! No party can begin without the perfect  “location, location, location.” Well, this wedding definitely wasn’t lacking in that department with the amazing Santaluz Club as the backdrop. Of course to beautify the stunning draped tent we had to enlist the lovely and talented ladies of Root75 to help make this board a reality. We also would never be able to share with you all the day’s events, decor, couple, and family without the remarkable photography work of the husband and wife duo Chadwick and Jenika of Studio Castillero. And last, but certainly not least, the affair would not have also been a non-stop dance party, if it wasn’t for the amazing DJ team of Injoy entertainment who supplied tons of fun and tunes. Thank you to everyone who made this amazing couple’s wedding a dream come true!

The Big Day: Raqel & Madison

You’ll be seeing a lot of these posts in the upcoming weeks, but boy are we excited to share all about the weddings we’re working on! Most of these we’ve been planning for many many months, however every once and a while a dream wedding rolls around  that makes you say “sure, we can plan that in less than two months.” Best decision we made- Raqel and Madison are sweeter than apple pie and are the coolest kids you will meet.

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They selected Marvimon House as their wedding venue for it’s charming quirkiness & quickly formulated an amazing color palette based off of their favorite colors, which also happened to be existing throughout the space. The day will include inky blues, lush greens, cinnamon and coffee accents with beautiful blush pinks. Both being huge flower lovers, you can bet we’re going to hang a garland wherever we can. Can’t wait to see what those crafty Root 75 gals come up with! We’re also excited to be working with LaMill for a fun coffee bar to nod at their first date. If there’s coffee…count us in!

Can’t wait to share the photos from Logan Cole and the wedding film from Brinton Films of their big day. As always, stay in touch with our instagram for sneaky peeks!