If you’re cold and already sick of shlepping your giant Winter coat all over the place like we are…you’ll love the escape factor that is written all over this next lovely feature. Designed by our sweet and crazy talented friend Jill La Fleur, with perfect photographs by Simply Bloom Photography, this little number will take you someplace far away where pretty Romona Keveza gowns blow perfectly in the wind and TeePee’s on the beach are the new must have.

Before we release the reigns though, we wanted to take a minute to remind all of you aspiring event designers out there that Jill, the design guru herself, is hosting a workshop on the beaches of Maui in just a few short weeks where she’s gathered the best in the biz to teach you how to really launch your brand the right way. Yours truly will even be doing a skype workshop. And lucky for you, she’s made some last minute room for a few more warm bodies. Hurry though, the spaces are sure to go soon!








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From Jill of La Fleur Weddings… When Simply Bloom approached me to style their Photographer’s Workshop on Oahu, I was excited and honored to be a part. We had done some beautiful work together before and we work so well together.  They have such a lovely softness and femininity to their images that I decided to create my inspiration around the soft colors that I love and that they show off so well.  I wanted to make sure they were able to capture that while still using the beautiful surroundings at Makapu’u Beach on Oahu. I decided to go with light pink and tourquoise blue as the main colors with elements of seafoam green, natural palm, natural coral and blue glass thrown in. With the help of Yvonne Design, I envisioned and then created a large tee-pee on the sand with a pink and ivory honeycomb fabric and had a low table inside of it with an intimate table setting and long cushions on a woven rug topped with comfy pillows. I wanted to create a romantic, intimate space for a small wedding party to celebrate a private beach wedding or vow renewal.  I introduced elements of the sea that included sea fans and turquoise sea glass. The place cards and menus were created by Chelsea Petaja and attached to beautiful individual shells on woven shell and palm mats.  The flowers were soft, fluffy texture in blushes, sages and creams colors. I had a blast working with the local couple from Oahu that even brought along their restored ’64 VW bus as a prop for our shoot!  My favorite was the seafoam green colored Ramona Keveza gown that just seemed to flow right into the sea itself…the color was perfect!  Paired with handmade jewelry from Maui, the bride was stunning!  The groom wore a simple JCrew casual linen pant and crisp white shirt…perfect for a Hawaiian beach wedding.

Planning + Styling: La Fleur Weddings / Photography: Simply Bloom Photography / Florist: Yvonne Design / Dress: Romona Keveza / Hairpiece: Mignonne Handmade / Hair and Makeup: Jacque Rojas /  Invitation Suite + Calligraphy: Chelsea Petaja

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