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Florals Almost Stole The Show at this Garden Estate Wedding…

The coral, pink and cream flowers at this garden estate wedding are guaranteed to make your Pinterest boards bloom. But they aren’t the only pieces of this pretty puzzle that are giving us major heart eyes. From the lining of the invitations with a sketch of the balcony that the Groom proposed on in Barcelona (props to A+P Design Co.) to the al fresco feast for the eyes designed and coordinated by Honeycomb Affair; it’s all so, so good. Kristina Adams captured it all and our Vault is where the beauty begins!


From Honeycomb Affair…. It was such an incredible honor and joy to work with Genevieve and Thomas to create an extraordinary wedding day that they called perfect! I met Genevieve and Thomas almost nine years ago while we were attending Loyola Marymount University. I have had the privilege to witness the wonder of their love story unfolding over the years.

Genevieve and Thomas had a vision to create a timeless and elegant garden soiree that was both fun and memorable for their guests. The ceremony was held at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Pasadena and the reception took place at a private estate in Sherman Oaks, California. The Bride wore a beautiful Watters Gown and the Groom was in a custom Franc Milton Tux, which included their wedding date sewn into the jacket lining.

From the time Thomas proposed in Barcelona to the wedding day, the couple was mindful of all the details that went into creating this celebration. The couple arrived at the reception in a classic red 1964 Cadillac, that belonged to the Bride’s grandfather. The lining of their invitation suite included a sketch of the balcony that the Groom proposed on in Barcelona. The Groom built custom wood signs that were adorned with delicate calligraphy by Alley and Co., and the couple built a wood bench that they had guests sign for their new home!

However, the most important part of the couple’s wedding day was sharing it with family and friends. The couple wanted to create a space that invited their guests to enjoy warm conversation and a night of dancing! We created an intimate space with twinkling market lights, candlelight and garden inspired floral arrangements. The couple selected a soft color palette of whites, blush and greens with subtle gold accents. The night included a live band, heart felt toasts, a special father-daughter dance and ended with lots of dancing. It was a delight to work with Genevieve and Thomas throughout this process and to have Kristina Adams Photography there to capture the many special moments.

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Photography: Kristina Adams | Coordination: Christy Villasenor | Event Design: Christy Villasenor | Floral Design: Christy Villasenor | Wedding Dress: Watters | Invitations: A&P Designs | Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Catholic Church In Pasadena | Reception Venue: At Home | Makeup: Kat Laskey | Hair: Jamie Gonzales | Calligraphy: Alley & Co. | DJ: Allyance Entertainment | Band: Lounge-o-rama | Groom's Attire: Franc Milton | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Bridesmaid's Pajamas: Plum Pretty Sugar | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Premiere Party Rents | Valet: Hollywood Hills Valet

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Urban Watercolor Inspired Shoot

Now this is what we call a wedding inspiration! Combining ethereal watercolor hues with contrasting urban elements, Luna de Mare Photography has captured it all to share. From the Seniman Calligraphy, to the high fashion details, we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault!

From Luna de Mare PhotographyThe inspiration and concept were drawn from the watercolor Ink skirt created by the designer. We wanted to incorporate the tones and moodiness of the Gown and use it in contrast with the softness and tones of the florals in season, and build a traditional table scape in an industrial space. We then decided to use an intricate set with a floral installation as a backdrop to juxtapose against the stark loft which offered a blank canvas to play with. Creating movement and playfulness was key in order to produce a high fashion modern look, while still maintaining a soft aesthetic.

Tones were played off each other, rather than trying to keep it all cohesive. Peaches and pinks were used against hues of Indigo. The textures of concrete, marble and linen were used in combination with food and florals, and used to soften and compliment. Industrial meets High Fashion with a relatable flair.

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Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Chiali Meng | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Private Loft | Agency: Osbrink Models | Creative Direction: Luna de Mare Photography | Floral Design, Creative Direction + Design: Jenn Sanchez Design | Model: Theresa Murphy | Ribbon + Runner: Silk & Willow

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Party Like You’re On Vacay with this Mexican Inspired Fiesta

This taco tuesday themed party thrown by Archive Rentals will have you feeling like you’re sipping a marg on the shores of Tulum. Key ingredients include blooming bougainvillea, colors that aren’t afraid to be bold and a killer menu filled with (you guessed it) seasonal margaritas and tacos. Get inspired to throw the summer fiesta of your vacation loving dreams with even more from Stewart Uy right here.

Backed by the Hollywood Hills, Archive’s first ever Cocktail Conference made its debut. Designers, photographers, and floral guru’s alike gathered together for a Taco Tuesday inspired fiesta.

This summer party was a chance for industry professionals to get together and swap secrets (the cocktails helped with this!) Cocktail Academy mixed up seasonal fruit margaritas that paired perfectly with El Chavo’s authentic street Tacos.

Inessa Nichols and her team blew us away with her vibrant summer florals, which set a perfect mexi-tropical vibe. Spirits were lively as guests ate gourmet churros while playing life-sized Jenga and Corn Hole.

Dancing was a must! Spinning a mix of mariachi with classic vinyl, The Flash Dance made it impossible not to move to his funky groves. Ten o’clock came too early and guests were chanting for “one more song.” In harmony with this event’s impeccable style, photographers Stewart Uy & Connie Chang captured it all in the best of ways.

Archive’s authentic yet modern furniture set the perfect ambiance for this festive night out. Rose gold flatware and chairs set a romantic tone across the space while colorful pops from authentic Mexican pillows completed the palette.

The unique assortment of lounge furniture + an eclectic array of accessories accented the venue’s vibrant colored walls. If it weren’t for the Hollywood hills backdrop, one would think this party was set in Tulum.


Photographer: Stewart Uy Photography | Florist: Inessa Nichols | Food : El Chavo | DJ: THE FLASHDANCE | Bartender: Cocktail Academy | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Restaurant : El Chavo