31 07, 2017

Elegant Ojai, California Spring Wedding Inspiration

By |2017-07-31T14:28:28-06:00July 31st, 2017|Featured, Real Wedding|

elegant springtime wedding

Imagine being swept up in an atmosphere of pastel, Spring blooms for days, and sweet love. Feelin’ it? Now go ahead and dive into this lovely Ojai, California wedding celebration orchestrated by XOXO Bride, with florals by Idlewild, beauty by Mar, and photographed by Anna Delores for Style Me Pretty.

From the Photographer… Southern California couple Lauren and Justin chose the picturesque Ojai Valley Inn as the setting for their elegant April wedding celebration. Fluffy spring blooms by Idlewild Floral and a jaw-dropping reception setting were upstaged only by Lauren’s stunning long-sleeved illusion neckline Monique Lhuillier gown.

elegant springtime wedding

elegant springtime wedding

Enjoy more from this Ojai Valley Inn wedding here!

31 07, 2017

Claire Pettibone’s California Dreamin’ Bridal Collection

By |2017-07-31T14:02:55-06:00July 31st, 2017|Featured|

 Claire Pettibone's California Dreamin' Bridal Collection

Daydreaming breezy lace gowns, wildflowers in abundance, that sunshine glow at the heart of California sea and landscapes…get ready for some serious jaw-dropping beauty from Claire Pettibone’s ethereal new California Dreamin’ bridal collection.

From Claire Pettibone… I love the eclectic style and freedom we have in California. Designing this collection of gowns inspired by my home state, I wanted to keep the dresses feminine but with a relaxed, easy vibe. The bohemian look has always been a favorite of mine…I was raised by artist parents, so it must be in the genes!

For this shoot, we headed out to a Malibu ranch for a quintessential day in the sun. We kept the styling to a bare minimum, just natural beauty and a few fresh picked wild flowers were all we needed.

Effortless beauty is something I think we all try to emulate. Like, “yeah, I woke up like this.” Coachella, Laguna, Carmel…these names just conjure a certain vibe that sounds like a really great party, a wedding that you wouldn’t want to miss!

 Claire Pettibone's California Dreamin' Bridal Collection  Claire Pettibone's California Dreamin' Bridal Collection

Want to see more? Peep the entire feature, with beauty styled by Cici from TEAM and photographed by Lucy Munoz, over on Style Me Pretty!

20 07, 2017

TEAM Spotlight / Primary Stylist and Hair Educator Kita M.

By |2017-07-22T11:13:21-06:00July 20th, 2017|Spotlight|

TEAM Primary Hair Stylist and Hair Educator

Welcome to our TEAM Spotlight series, friends! Here’s the scoop: Each month, we’ll be featuring one of our amazing Primary Stylists and showcasing their beautiful and remarkably skilled hair or makeup artistry, respectively. We’ll begin with Kita, one of TEAM’s Primary Hair Stylists, as well as our Hair Educator. With her creative drive and keen eye (and quick wit!), Kita has been invaluable in her work styling brides and runway models, alike. Here she talks about her dream wedding destination and what she would tell her 13 year old self…


Flutter Mag Editor's Santa Ynez butterfly wedding

What do you like best about the age you are now?
I have perspective and a little wisdom; I am comfortable with myself.  It hasn’t always been fair or easy but I am a survivor and I am proud of that. At this point it’s much easier to see it this way than it would have been 10 years ago.
Makeup's spotlight on Style Me Pretty
What advice do you wish you could give your 13 year old self?
Okay… this is a hard one because I would like to give my 13 year old self a lot of advice and maybe even a smack on the back of the head…. In all seriousness though I think I would tell myself: “Buy a lot of stock in Apple, Amazon and Google.”
What is the most exciting thing about your work industry?
I love my industry for so many reasons – we meet so many awesome and dynamic people! One thing  I especially enjoy is working in new places and crossing paths with people I may not have otherwise.  Not to mention that being part of someone’s wedding day and helping to create a lasting memory for  them is an enormous honor – I bear this in mind and it keeps me humble and thankful.        
bridal hairstyle
Your favorite on-site wedding location is…
OKAY — loaded question! Everywhere we go is beautiful but personally I am partial to places with natural and historic character and beauty.
bridal hairstyle
When you’re not working, you love to do…the most.
Be with my family.
anne barge fashion week - bridal hairstyles
Go-to song/TV show/movie…
Go to song: These days is, “Got Me Wrong” by Alice in Chains…. or anything 90s really. Though sometimes I am really into “Careless Whisper” by George Michael
Go to TV show: Arrested Development or Forensic Files
Go to movie: Death Becomes Her or Point Break
happy bride
If you could work on any wedding anywhere in the world, what would it be?
Ireland or Scotland
bridal photography
Thanks so much, Kita! We love your wonderful work ethic and your always spot-on sense of humor!
xoxo TEAM
[photo credits: 1/ 2 / 3 / 4 / 5/ 6 /7 /8 /9 ]
20 07, 2017

Engagement Session Destination / From Texas to California

By |2017-07-20T09:44:07-06:00July 20th, 2017|Engagement Session|

WHY IT PAYS TO TRAVEL FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION: Santa Barbara, California / photography by Rebecca Yale / TEAM Hair and Makeup

We may be a little biased, but Santa Barbara, California is one of our favorite destination spots. Not least of all for engagement sessions, as its well-equipt with some of the most romantic settings in which woman, man, or wild beasts roam. This from photographer Rebecca Yale, as featured this week on Style Me Pretty…

Alex and Chris came all the way from Texas to California to photograph their beautiful Spring engagement session in the beautiful rolling hills of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. Alex chose four incredible outfits, a mix from casual to gowns to perfectly suit the gorgeous backdrop of Central California. We began the session in the Santa Barbara botanical gardens exploring the redwood grove and fields of white flowers. Next we headed over to Santa Ynez to photograph in the beautiful Sycamore Allee among the giant live oaks at Kestrel Park.

WHY IT PAYS TO TRAVEL FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION: Santa Barbara, California / photography by Rebecca Yale / TEAM Hair and Makeup

Hop over to Style Me Pretty to scroll through their beautiful gallery of images from this shoot!

17 07, 2017

Bacara Resort Wedding with a Lovely Blush and Peach Color Palette

By |2017-07-17T20:01:15-06:00July 17th, 2017|Featured, Real Wedding|

  Bacara Resort wedding with a blush and peach color palette / photographed by Michelle Beller + beauty by TEAM Hair & Makeup

You’ll really want to have a peek into this lovely Bacara Resort wedding, as featured on Carats and Cake; whose color palette was the perfect dose of blush and peach, mixed with cream… and the natural beauty that is the desert meeting the California coast. The result is breathtaking…

Bacara Resort wedding with a blush and peach color palette / photographed by Michelle Beller + beauty by TEAM Hair & MakeupBacara Resort wedding with a blush and peach color palette / photographed by Michelle Beller + beauty by TEAM Hair & Makeup

Photography: Michelle Beller Photography
Floral Design: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Event Design: XOXO BRIDE Events
Beauty: Mar  using THM Hair Extensions in color Marla
Bride’s Dress: Ines Di Santo

17 07, 2017

California Dreaming Sunset Engagement Session

By |2017-07-17T20:03:02-06:00July 17th, 2017|Engagement Session|

California Dreaming Sunset Engagement Session / Jose Villa photography + TEAM Hair & Makeup

This magical California-dreaming sunset engagement session will uplift your soul. We promise. And,under Jose Villa’s lens, how could it not? Santa Ynez is often a no-brainer when it comes to capturing exquisite natural beauty as backdrop to love. And that golden hour light? Yes, please! See for yourself…

California Dreaming Sunset Engagement Session / Jose Villa photography + TEAM Hair & Makeup California Dreaming Sunset Engagement Session / Jose Villa photography + TEAM Hair & Makeup

Want to see more? Peep the feature over on Style Me Pretty!

[Beauty: Mar using THM Hair Extensions]

3 07, 2017

Colorful and Environmentally Conscious San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

By |2017-07-03T18:36:56-06:00July 3rd, 2017|Featured, Real Wedding|

colorful and environmentally conscious San Ysidro Ranch wedding

We here at TEAM believe that enhancing a bride’s unique natural beauty allows for her most luminous self to emanate. It’s really our stylists’ sole purpose when working with brides and, too, runway and fashion models alike. We all glow when we are confidently who we are. Case in point, this lovely bride (above) and her colorfully designed wedding with an environmentally conscious theme. Here’s what their event designer Alegria by Design has to share about this charming fete, as featured on Style Me Pretty

For Julie and Peter’s Santa Ysidro Ranch Wedding, it had to be romantic, casual yet refined, with the vibe of their free spirits woven throughout every decision and detail. As an ecologically minded couple, it was decided that as little paper as possible was to be used. Hand-lettered monstera leaves for menus and lemon leaves for escort cards were created by Santa Barbara designer, Sophia Uretz of Sophia Loves Letters.

For their wedding ceremony in the round, floral designer Michael Mantalos of LouLoudi Design Studio created a distressed birch canopy with natural grapevine woven throughout as a focal piece. The canopy was then laden with herbs, garden roses, and abundant field flowers spilling and climbing throughout. Lavender plants and distressed clay pots with flowering annuals finished off the magical garden design. An ombre petal carpet in blues and purples covered the ceremony floor.

After enjoying cocktails in the ranch’s citrus and herb garden, guests were welcomed to an intimate dinner in the hydrangea cottage and inner courtyard. Feasting tables of bright blue mandala linens and fragrant garden roses greeted guests, while hypnotic sounds of Brazilian jazz filled the night air. 

Dreams do come true!

See more of this colorful wedding, with floral design by Louloudi Design and photographed by Jake and Necia Photography, over on Style Me Pretty.

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