Featured: Vintage Styled Shoot – Love and Lavender

Featured today on Love and Lavender!  This was such a FUN DIY vintage styled shoot with a great group of wedding professionals on a Sunday afternoon in Half Moon Bay.  Below are the details of the shoot, submitted by Carleigh, photographer extraordinaire from Sweet Poppy Studios:

“Hi there! One lovely day a couple of months ago several of my favorite wedding vendors here in San Francisco and I got together to create this very fun DIY wedding shoot with a dress that I found on Craigslist.  Yes, Craigslist.  It caught my eye and just days prior I had been talking with a few friends about how much we loved mint colored details.  A few emails later we all jumped into action making our vision come together.

About the Vendors:  Kristen Calderaro is fantastic at makeup.  Elisa Bunnell from the W Salon, blew us away with her skills with hair.  Bonnie Harper with One World Designs made a beautiful hair piece and jewelry choices and Laura Sabahi with LS Blooms still has me drooling over the flowers.  Jen’s Cakes was gracious enough to provide a perfect cake with mint accents…it was stunning!  We cannot thank the Half Moon Bay Methodist Church enough for sharing their venue with us for this – http://www.cumc-hmb.org/ and we also must thank Rick Sigman for allowing us the use of his Chevy Truck.  It really was the finishing touch!

About the Details:  We wanted an old fashioned feel to accompany our dress and church, so the favors are jars of jam with material tied over the lid with string. Also, we have a little sticker identifying the flavor.  A very easy and cute way to dress up a jar!  The guest book is a cork pinboard with material covering the cork.  The Guests wrote little notes on the tags and placed them up on the board with a pin.  The garland on the back of the truck was made with old cans, some mint paint, and some twine.  It was such a fun project.  For extra color we added some cloth strips tied to the twine.  It was easy to attached and remove, by tying the edge of the twine to the inside of the truck bumper.  It was so fun to do!”

Featured: Hot Pink and Neon Wedding Ideas

I was recently asked by The Makeup Dolls to participate in a styled neon shoot…and it’s featured on the Wedding Chicks today!   Take a look at these beautiful photos by Jennifer of  A Girl and A Camera Photography….model Kendra’s hair and makeup by The Makeup Dolls….neon invitations by The Aerialist Press….all styled by LVL Weddings & Events.   Neon pink hair accessories by One World Designs.   Thank you to a great team of vendors…we love neon…and glitter!

Photographer: A Girl and A Camera 
Venue: Green Oaks Creek Farm & Retreat
Flowers: The Petal Company
Makeup & Hair: The Makeup Dolls
Cake: Filigree Cakes & Pastries | Facebook
Dress Designer: Haute Bride
Bow Tie: Intwined Bows
Jewelry: Vici
Hot Pink Hair Accessories: One World Designs
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Model: Kendra Rae

Valentine’s Day Feature: GreenWeddingShoes.com

Soooo excited!  Many thanks (and hugs) to Indiana and Violet of The Makeup Dolls who used my Misty Rhinestone Headband and Pink Mum Hair Flower for this beautiful photo shoot!  This Valentine’s Day Elopement is a romantic styled shoot that Frances from Charmed Events Group dreamt up for the occasion.  AND…thanks so much to Gladys Jem Photography for the AHHH-MA-ZING photos!  See the full post on Green Wedding Shoes…enjoy!

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Vendors:  planning, design, custom paper goods and hand-crafted items: Charmed Events Group // photography: Gladys Jem Photography // floral design: Poppy’s Petalworks // hair and make-up: The Make Up Dolls // venue: Nimitz Mansion in San Francisco, CA // catering: Monica Hobbs Catering // desserts: Sweet Luna Desserts // linens: Napa Valley Linens // rentals: Hartmann Studios // wedding dress: Amsale // bridal accessories: One World Designs