A Sweet Surprise >> Reveal Party

I am so excited to finally get the photos from our baby reveal party up! One of my dearest friends, Robyn Tiffany of Lil Bird Memories, captured the event and it was so fun to find out that we're having a boy among our closest friends and family in our own backyard. No one knew whether pink or blue filled the confetti poppers until it was time for the big reveal! How? Since I was 17 weeks pregnant at the time (normally you can't find out the sex of the baby until 18-20 weeks), we decided to do a chromosomal blood test and have our doctor directly email a confetti popper company, Thimble Press, with the results. From there, the confetti shipped to us directly, and we didn't even open the box until minutes before it was time to pop! 

The adorable invitations were designed by the amazingly talented Cassie of Peanut Press, our top go-to graphic designer at Amorology. Nancy from Oak & the Owl provided the gorgeous blooms, which I placed with vintage plates from Borrowed Blu, Abbey's wood farm tables, and my mom's vintage silverware and champagne coupes. We also created a pregnancy themed bar complete with "paternity pints" and an array of "maternity mimosas": cranberry craving, prenatal pomegranate, grandma's grapefruit, bumpin' berry and obstetric orange. With a delicious spread of Sprinkles cupcakes and homemade brownies, our "sweet surprise" party will always be one of my favorite pregnancy memories. We simply cannot wait to meet our baby boy!

Amanda + Brad >> Engaged

Loving this woodsy engagement session that just came in from Leif Brandt Photography! Amanda and Brad are the coolest - super sweet and easy going - a wedding planner's dream! I'll be coordinating their day next month for my client Happily at Temecula Creek Inn's new reception space, Stone Meadows. It's going to be a simple, all-white wedding with touches of natural wood and green foliage. The winery's rustic atmosphere fits perfectly with this couple's laid back personality and love for the outdoors (they even took these photos while camping at Palomar Mountain)! Stay tuned for more camp vibes this fall!

Lauren + Brett >> Engaged

Lauren and Brett's big day is fast approaching with just a month to go! I am so excited to coordinate their Temecula winery wedding as a planner for Amorology and to share their Seaport Village engagement session from Anibaldi Studio with you all today. When Lauren and I did our site walkthrough together, I noticed that she was taking notes on a University of San Diego notebook. I asked her where she went to college, and little did we know we actually graduated from USD in the same class! It's always so funny when you realize what a small world it is. Their engagement photos are bringing back such sweet memories of my own engagement session at USD and Seaport Village almost 3 years ago. I couldn't be happier for these two and am so grateful to have met them. Cheers to one more month!

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