{Venue} Bella Collina

Last year I had the pleasure of attending an event at Bella Collina in San Clemente thanks to Mary Lallande of Jay’s Catering.  I loved this venue!  It’s in San Clemente for couples in the OC it works out perfectly.  If you don’t live in the OC, it still might be perfect venue for you.  I’m telling you it’s gorgeous!

Pictures taken by Bobby Brown, who is also an amazing photog!  So what do you think?  I love this space.  It’s even more breathtaking in person!

Modern Stripes Wedding Inspiration

R + A

Black and white stripe fabric, black striped fabric, black stripe…, $12
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Made for a couple tying the knot in November.  Their venue has a lofty, barn feel with brick and textured wood which was loooove-ly!  Last minute changes have caused them to change venues!  Now we’re working on something new for them and excited to see final results and how similar or way different it’ll be to this board!

Ranunculus Love

We posted on pretty peonies here, but these are also one my personal favorites!  Ranunculus!  They’re in season right now but will be gone soon, closer to end of May here in Los Angeles. 🙁  I wish they were around year long!  They’re gorgeous as you can see below.


Never seen this hue at the flower market but you bet your little pennies if I ever come across these, they will be wiped out by moi!

 Via Etsy
They’re perfect in bunches. mixed, and even singled out!  In a bouquet?  *drool*

Definitely one of my favorites!  Do you love them as much as I do?

Real Wedding: Catherine + Erik

I have not had the privilege to work with Tec Petaja yet but I’m hoping too soon!  I am in love with his style and what he captures!  You can see for yourself why I love his stuff….here:

 The light is just magical!

The love, so intense!

Her dress is pretty perfect too!

A beautifully captured wedding in France by Tec Petaja.  Click HERE to see more!

More Wedding Statement Necklaces Part II

We blogged about wedding statement necklaces here and traffic picked up, so we’re having a second round of gorgeous wedding statement necklaces.  Ready for this amazing line up?

These first 2 are Kate Spade.

I love when there’s a bold accent somewhere!  Looove!

via Postcards and Pretties
Love this bib by Kenneth Jay Lane via This Next.  I must say Neimann Marcus has so many great options! 
Oscar de La Renta
I’m also in love with this one from Kendra Scott.
Which one’s your favorite?

Anniversary Inspiration

As usual, I was on my fav site, Pinterest, looking for some inspiration and I ran into these cute anniversary ideas.

Each anniversary take a picture of you and your husband holding a picture from the year before.
Isn’t this such a lovely idea? Imagine all the great memories it’ll bring every single time you look over your anniversary pictures. 🙂

via Pinterest

Then if you’re planning to renew your vows on your 10th anniversary you might be interested in this beautiful idea. You put love notes and a bottle of wine in a box, have it sealed and enjoy on your 10th anniversary. Absolutely love this idea, don’t you?

via Pinterest
Happy Wedding Wednesday Everone! See what inspires us, follow our boards if you’re not already on Pinterest! 🙂

Real Wedding :: Rhia + Allan!

Here is my favorite shot from a wedding I helped Eva, a good friend, owner of the The Wedding Pantry and OC planner, coordinate.

All along the planning process, Allan was super quiet (not entirely out of the ordinary) but on the day of the wedding, he completely blew us all away.  As the music for the first song started, he got the mic from his brother and started singing away.  Such a sweet moment(and yes, I did get teary-eyed)!  Visit Justin Element for more shots and Still Moments Studio also did am amazing job!


Rhia + Allan || 11.11.11 Wedding from Still Moments Studio on Vimeo.

Congrats again Rhia + Allan!  Such a fun couple!

Statement Necklaces for Your Wedding

I love the thought of chunky necklaces for your wedding day!  I have a little collection myself.  Here are some favorites I’ve found around the web.

 Both are Vera Wang for Kohls
This one is from Stella and Dot.
Lulu Frost bling!
Kenneth Jay Lane
This Roberto Cavalli is amazing but pricey!
I just love this one!  If you’re not afraid of that pop of color this is perfect from Mixit.
Via Jason and Anna Ball
See, statement necklaces look beautiful!  This image is one of my favorites.  Love it or hate it?