19 05, 2011

A Secret Garden Wedding: Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

By |2011-05-19T08:06:28-06:00May 19th, 2011|Featured|

A Secret Garden Wedding



Remember this beautiful secret garden inspiration board from a few weeks ago? Well, Lavender & Twinecontacted me the day that went up asking me if they could turn it into a real shoot and I’ve been dying to see what they came up with! They didn’t disappoint and I think there are lots of great ideas for your own “secret garden wedding.” What do you guys think – anyone want to run off and elope with your honey in a secret garden now!? 🙂

romantic wedding bouquet

bride with a hat

Love her bright red lips and pretty bouquet by Bella Raines Garden Studio.


wedding in a garden

If you love this location, the Lavender Inn in Ojai, CA is available for weddings and would make the perfect setting for your own garden wedding.

wedding in a garden

bride in a hat

garden wedding

How adorable are the vintage key boutonnieres!

vintage key boutonniere

romantic garden wedding

romantic garden wedding

romantic garden wedding

romantic garden wedding reception

romantic pink wedding cake


Big thanks to all the talented vendors for sharing this shoot with us today!

Photographer: Lavender & Twine // Reception Venue: The Lavender Inn // Floral + Event Design: Bella Raines Garden Studio // Dress Designer: Saja // Cake Designer: Jana’s Creative Cakes // Hair & Makeup: Jenny Barrett for TEAM Hair & Makeup // Equipment Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center// Caterer: Seasons Catering // Invitation Designer: InspiraDESIGNS // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux// Jewelry: The Black Spot Books

19 05, 2011

Ramin & Sharon Real Bacara Wedding Video Featuring Studio:Red & La Fleur Weddings & Us!

By |2011-05-19T01:00:34-06:00May 19th, 2011|Real Wedding|

Check out this same day edit from Studio:Red. We loved being apart of this La Fleur Weddings, Beautiful Bacara Wedding this past weekend! Such a heartfelt, beautiful capture of their day! And check out Rachel Wall of TEAM airbrushing the Bride! She did such a beautiful job on hair and makeup!

Santa Barbara, California :: Ramin & Sharon from STUDIO:RED on Vimeo.

16 05, 2011

Biltmore Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks!

By |2011-05-16T08:38:13-06:00May 16th, 2011|Featured, Real Wedding|

May 13, 2011
8MM Wedding Film By Joel Serrato

We are unbearably excited to share with you this lovely film by Joel Serrato Films. Of course, it is breathtaking beautiful and filled with all the glamour one would expect from an 8mm wedding film. Anna and Robert loved everything vintage and had their hearts set on having a vintage-themed wedding.

anna & robert from joel serrato on Vimeo.

To View Entire Gallery Click HERE

13 05, 2011

Ashley & Michael Santa Ynez Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty! Part II

By |2011-05-13T11:30:54-06:00May 13th, 2011|Featured, Real Wedding|

Santa Ynez Wedding by Jose Villa + Jill La Fleur + Joel Serrato, Part II

May 12th. 2011 by Abby Larson | 4 comments
I’ve always said that one of the best decisions I ever made was hiring a cinematographer to film my wedding. I still pull it out time after time to relive the day, to see our moment in a way that is so incredibly tangible. So real that it seems like I’m right there in that pretty white dress all over again. So every time we get a video to accompany a real wedding feature, we smile. And if that film happens to be from Joel Serrato, well. That smile turns into a school girl crush kind of happiness.

ashley & michael from joel serrato on Vimeo.

See what I mean? Beyond. Beyond. Beyond gorgeous. Before we jump into our buying guide, I had to share with you one more set of images from Jose Villa. We get pretty wrapped up in the details here on SMP, as we’ll always be a blog that focuses on the design and the inspiration behind all of the perfect little touches. But these images completely reminded me that sometimes the most beautiful details are the little moments of love, of beauty, of pure art behind each and every photograph.

Click here to see the entire image gallery!

From Jill La Fleur… I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country, Santa Ynez, CA…the wine country region of Santa Barbara County. People come from all over the world to visit this area for it’s perfect climate, rolling hills studded with oak trees, incredible sunsets and of course the wine and wineries!

This wedding was at a beautiful winery in this valley, Foley Winery, and the couple chose one of the most beautiful times of the year to have their wedding here…in October. This is harvest time here when the grapes are full on the vines and the sunsets fill the sky with oranges and yellows each evening. That’s where the term Harvest Moon comes from! Ashley & Michael love this area, in fact they moved here since their wedding, and so they decided to embrace the colors of the sky and the season in their wedding, which is what I loved about planning their wedding so much! The colors in their photos and film just remind me of the beautiful sunsets of this area and we incorporated lanterns, wine barrels, rustic farm tables, vintage fruit crates and lots of colorful floral to really pull together both the location and the season. And to keep the beautiful scenery and starry sky in our sights all evening, we rented a clear tent to bring in the amazing views all night!

I think these amazing photos and this romantic film capture it all! Congats to Ashley & Mike…best wishes for a colorful, beautiful future together and welcome to paradise!

Event Planning & Design: Jill La Fleur /Wedding Photography: Jose Villa / Cinematography: Joel Serrato/ Wedding Venue: Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery / Lighting: Ambient Event Design /Floral Design: Camille Panzarello of Modern Day Design / Mar Romero of Team Hair & Makeup / Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Music: Jon Harris of JSH Music Productions / Wedding Cake: Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections / Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Perry Ellis / Wedding Invitations: Jessie Zinke of Zinke Design
Joel Serrato Films, Jose Villa Photography, La Fleur Weddings & Events, Ambient Event Design, Modern Day Design, Monique Lhuillier and Zinke Design are members of our Little Black Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
Monique Lhuillier and J.Crew are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen,click here.

13 05, 2011

Ashley & Michael Real Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty Part 1!

By |2011-05-13T11:18:56-06:00May 13th, 2011|Featured|

Santa Ynez Wedding by Jose Villa + Jill La Fleur + Joel Serrato, Part I

May 12th. 2011 by Abby Larson | 10 comments

You guys know what tends to happen to me when I get my hands on a Jose Villa wedding. I turn into a five year old who just took her first steps inside a candy store. Giddy, flustered, squealing here and there for no particular reason. Well, that’s exactly what I did when I opened my email to see this gem of a wedding sitting there all perfect and pretty. Then I saw the vendor list…Jill La FleurJoel SerratoModern Day DesignTeam Hair & Makeup and that five year old inside of me? Well, let’s just say that I had to put her in timeout to calm her down. We’ve got a full day of gorgeousness for you from Jose and crew and we’re topping off everything with an incredible buying guide. Because let’s face it, not everyone can have Jill La Fleur and Modern Day Designs craft your wedding! So without further blabbing, let’s get started. Oh and you can click here to see even more.
fall wedding by jose villa

fall wedding by jose villa

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Click here to see the entire image gallery!

9 05, 2011

Flowerwild Photo Shoot with Jose Villa

By |2011-05-09T11:15:23-06:00May 9th, 2011|Photo shoot|

A few months back we teamed up with Kate of Flowerwild Designs & Jose Villa Photography. The shoot took place at Kate’s workshop which showcased some of her amazing floral designs. We wanted to keep the hair and makeup clean, elegant & timeless. The emphasis on the eyes, with a light brown shimmer swept across her lids, long beautiful lashes & nude lips. I loved the hair accessories! The pink hat & the headband with real berries-love!

5 05, 2011

Deanna & Soren Real Wedding at Canary Hotel

By |2011-05-05T10:20:30-06:00May 5th, 2011|Real Wedding|

Here are a few shots from Deanna & Soren’s beautiful Santa Barbara wedding at the Canary Hotel. Enjoy!

Ceremony: Santa Barbara Courthouse
Reception Location: The Canary Hotel
Photographer: Cameron Ingalls, Alex Creswell
Bakery: Montecito Confections
Floral Design: Louloudi Design
Hair & Makeup: T.E.A.M Hair & Make-up
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Ceremony Music: Michael Guten, michaelgutin@hotmail.com
Reception Music: Vroomz
Officiant: Santa Barbara Classic Wedding, Patrice Handley

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