Want ideas for a creative way to help your guests interact or get acquainted? So did Brides.com. Check out my tips in the article here>> http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2015/08/introducing-wedding-guests-to-each-other.html
Recently I had the pleasure of styling The Cheese School. The further I dug into the concept, I really wanted to utilize different vibes within the space. I created a moodier and more ambient space for the back room. See below.
I've been working with this couple for over a year and their wedding is finally nearing. They recently took their engagement photos in San Francisco. That red dress is everything. Walking them through their wedding will be a joy!
PHOTOGRAPHER BrittRene Photo
As a wedding planner I spend much of my time searching and scouting all of the best restaurants as well as venues when I plan a wedding. One of my dearest friends is now running an amazing new restaurant in the heart of Tulum, Mexico, which I am happy to share here! It is excellent for a dinner rehearsal, brunch the morning after, or anytime!
Canopia is a fairly new concept on the road to that leads to all the boutique hotels and restaurants by the beach. It is a place that, from its inception, was created with nature in mind. From the thick tree canopy (where the restaurant gets its name from), to the limestone wall that envelops the property, to the natural local wood accents on the tables, kitchen and bar. Amidst the tables settled on limestone pebbles soil, there are trees that intersect and come out straight from the restaurant floor, giving the impression that you are in the thickness of the jungle.
Based on the concept of our green surroundings, we developed our menus with a philosophy of balance and the use of the most natural, freshest ingredients. For daily brunch, there's a chia pudding and bircher muesli right next to organic framers eggs and local Yucatan dishes such as huevos motuleños. Our juice and smoothies menu is extensive and diverse, made with local and seasonal ingredients.
For dinner we serve mexican craf beer, organic wine and mezcal, fresh squeezed juices in lieu of sodas, organic local cornish hen, oven roasted catch of the day and several other dishes that are vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.
The cooking styles and influences are very eclectic and international, thai curries share room with chana masala and local achiote. We cook all of our dishes either grilled, broiled or with avocado oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and ghee.
Canopia is a unique concept in Tulum, the menu changes with the seasons and the dishes are healthy and well balance, along with a harmonious blend of nature and minimalistic modernity.
Today, the US Supreme Court ruled Same-Sex Marriage Legal in all 50 states. As a long time supporter of Same-Sex weddings (and having planned many of them) this news rings loud and clear to all who feel the same! In honor, here's a few of the weddings I have planned over the years. All of my love, support, and joy to all the future same-sex couples out there for this accomplishment!
A few months ago we packed up the car and road tripped it to Big Sky, Montana. Yes, you read that right, we drove. With team in tow, flowers, and all of our props, we headed to the snowy mountain top for a very full 48 hours of shooting. This was one of my very favorite properties to style. I love the rustic and understated elegance of the venue and of Montana. We actually had so much fun exploring and driving all over Montana, we all felt like we did not have enough time there. Check out some more photos below of what we did with Lone Mountain Ranch. Also check out Britt's mom's amazing hand knit blankets at Platypus Perspective, I can't get enough of them.
BTS Video by Spyndrft
A while back I wrote a guest post about finding locations for your destination wedding. Today, I came across it again and it made me feel a bit nostalgic. So, here it is again for your viewing pleasure!
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PHOTOGRAPHER Danielle Poff | Florals Thistle and Honey | DESIGN + CONCEPT Buzzworthy Events | VENUE Annadel Estate, Sonoma | VINTAGE PIECES Pieces by Violet | CALLIGRAPHY Aubriana Kasper, The Bloomery Co. | HAIR + MAKEUP Katie Nash Beauty | INVITATIONS + MENUS Forever Heyday | POET Ryan Ashley | SHOULDER CHAIN Nous Savons | TATTOOS Flash Tattoos
The IKO has just made it's debut. I could not be more excited about it!
The IKO is a pop up space that we built for a wedding design competition that I competed in, back in February 2015. It is a rad multifunctional space that has endless uses. We have set it up as an indoor lounge and also brought it to the beach for a boho wedding ceremony. Ideally, it is a statement piece for weddings and events. It can be outfitted for glamping, a lounge, a bar, a ceremony, a vendor tent, a pop up wardrobe, an art installation, a cake room, and many more creative uses. We can create a village of them and can also create a larger size. Please email me for more information at email@example.com.
The IKO is available for rental nearly anywhere in California. They (we can build more than one upon request) can be rented for virtually any events, music festivals, workshops, retreats, and more. If you have a request for somewhere outside California, we would love to chat with you about your request. We will work with you to make it happen. We are excited to see what others do with them!