I'm heading to Palm Springs this weekend for a "Baby Moon" with the hubs and I am so pumped! I can't wait to get there! It's pretty obvious that I have Palm Springs on the brain because not only did I create this Palm Springs Wedding Inspiration Board, I also am talking about it in my guest post over at The Collection Event Studio! I love how this part of California manages to feel retro and modern all at the same time. The inspiration board above is all about color, whimsy and a little bit of that mid century vibe. LOVE.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of the amazing fundraiser for Reclaim Childhood at The Social Beauty Co. It was an amazing night of talented, independent women raising money to empower young girls through athletics. I can't express enough how impressed I am with my friend KK with all she has done for these children. She is such an inspiration! Check out more on the organization in the video below.
There were delicious appetizers, a fantastic raffle set up and tons of opportunities to pamper yourself! The raffle included a styling session with moi, along with goodies from The Social Beauty Co, Sarah Jenks, Stiletto and Spice, Tulita Health, among others! Also, my favorite jewelry designer Margaret Elizabeth was there showing off the most beautiful jewels! To see more on the event, check out her personal blog here. Loved seeing some of my favorite friends (pictured below in this silly Iphone photo) as well as helping to raise money for this important cause!
Are you going through holiday withdrawl as well? I totally miss the holiday cheer and the New Year's Eve outfit planning! Luckily our "Surprise! We Eloped! New Year's Eve Party Shoot" is helping us get our holiday fix. On Tuesday we were featured on The Collection Event Studio's blog (after already being featured on Style Me Pretty) and if that doesn't satisfy you there are also tons more glittery goodies in our styling section. We just can't get enough of these amazing images by Scott Andrew Photography! Love the above photo of the gorgeous Lindsey of L'Relyea Events getting those candles lit! This photo shoot was something special and I just adore how much love it's getting all over the web!
Venue: El Dorado Hotel
Photography: Scott Andrew Studio
Concept Design and Fashion Styling: Head Over Heels with Melanie
Planning and Event Design: L’Relyea Events
Makeup and Hair: Betten Chaston
Floral Design: EV Floral Design
Paper Goods: Fly Away Design
Cake Design: Sweet On Cake
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Selected Jewelry: Details by Candace Egnew
This wedding is extra close to my heart. Renee and I have been the best of friends since she moved down the block in third grade. There is something extra special about seeing a person that you have seen grow up reach such an exciting milestone. I absolutely loved being a part of it. Not only as a stylist, but as Maid (well... I guess I'm a Matron of Honor but really, who is ever going to call themselves a matron?!) of Honor. As you will see in some of these pictures, if you ask me to be your Maid of Honor, you better believe I'm going to be there every step of the way to help you! From holding her train, to touching up her lip gloss, to switching out that cocktail for water every once in awhile, I was ON IT! I felt so honored to be there, which is clearly evident from my excitement in these photos!
All Photos by Ahlin Photography
Renee and Alexi's wedding was the quintessential Orange County wedding. Besides using all local vendors, they also really focused on highlighting the beauty of the California coastline. From the green and blue color palette to the casual yet sophisticated fashion. This wedding was a beach wedding done right! Also, can we talk about what a gorgeous couple they are? Ahlin Photography did an amazing job at capturing their easy going, fun and adoring love for each other. The extremely talented makeup and hair team was Tanya, Crystal and Merrily of A Little Touch of Heaven Skin care and Makeup Boutique. Andie of Savvy Flowers and Events did a wonderful job of completing the tables for a unique reception look (as well as stunning bouquets!) with their gorgeous blooms. This was one of those weddings that had it all. A breathtaking couple, perfect weather, a personal ceremony and incredible family and friends that knew how to party! Congrats Renee and Alexi! So happy for you both!