First Anniversary >> Kayleigh + Brett

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Happy Easter and first anniversary to my sweet clients and friends, Kayleigh and Brett! I can't believe it's already been a year since coordinating their gorgeous wedding with Happily and seeing their amazing story featured on Inspired By This. Whew, time flies!

Not only are Kayleigh and Brett two of the nicest people you will ever meet, but Kayleigh is truly an inspiration. She has overcome physical battles that many of us never have to imagine dealing with. It was so incredible to watch her push her limits each day during the planning process (she is an avid health/fitness blogger!) and to see her so joyful and carefree on her special day.

This wedding was soft, elegant, romantic and so much FUN. There were so many wonderful personal touches that made their day memorable and unique. During the ceremony, the officiant had the couple place their vows in a “treasure box” with a bottle of wine. On their 10 year wedding anniversary (or if they ever feel like giving up on their marriage), Kayleigh and Brett will open the box, share a glass of wine, and remember their vows. Another sweet moment was during the reception when the couple said thank-you to all of their guests before cutting the cake. When it was Kayleigh’s turn, she read Brett a journal entry she wrote back when they first started dating, which promised that she would sing to Brett on their wedding day (if they in fact ever got married). Kayleigh then sang “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson in front of her new husband and all of their loved ones! I am so grateful that my clients were able to fully enjoy every minute of their special day and wish them many more happy anniversaries to come!  

Photography: Kevin Le Vu
Florals: White Lilac
Calligraphy: KA Kalligraphy
Hair and Makeup: Brie Does Makeup + Hair

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!