We here at Team never tire of being a part of your special and meaningful life celebrations. It allows us to do what we love and we are incredibly grateful. Add to this features in magazines we adore and, well, we’re beyond delighted… every single time. Have a whirl at this issue of Flutter Magazine, where we styled the hair and makeup for sweet bride, Christine. A darling Santa Barbara wedding…
From Christine, “I was inspired by a combination of my love for Florence and Father of the Bride. I wanted rich, romantic hues paired with feminine and delicate touches. I also knew I wanted lots of flowers and candles. I envisoned a romantic, classy, intimate setting and Tory brought it to life.”
Photography: Joel Serrato
Floral Design: Heirloom Design House
Venue: San Ysidro Ranch
We are beside ourselves with this feature in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings / The Style Issue! It was an honor to do hair and makeup for this gorgeous and joyful multi-cultural wedding; the bride, Hana, in a word…stunning. The couple’s story is one to behold…
It’s not surprising that Olu Ajijola, a cardiologist, and Hana Malek, then a trauma nurse, first met in an intensive care unit. It was 2009, and Olu, newly arrived in Los Angeles from Boston, came to Hana’s ICU to consult on a patient; he quickly found excuses to return to “check on him.” “I thought she was beautiful, and her eyes really struck me,” he recalls. The two had their first date three weeks later and were soon a couple.
Other events at an ER two years later turned out to be just as fateful. Hana had suddenly become ill and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. “Her voice on the phone, scared and sounding poorly, was one of the hardest things I’ve ever listened to,” says Olu. He rushed to see her, and they exchanged a wordless hug. “It felt like an eternity,” says Hana. “We’d known we loved each other, but we hadn’t made the leap to feeling we wanted to end our lives together. That night started us on the path.”
The two wine and nature lovers found the perfect venue in the Vintage Ranch, 200 miles northwest of their home in L.A., with its views of rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards… Few knew that Olu had carried that idea even further, engraving lines from Hana’s electrocardiogram into his ring to have her heartbeat always near.
Photographer: Patrick Moyer
Event Design: Venues Event Design
Floral Design: Oak and the Owl
In a most spectacular sharing of two cultures merging in wedded union, this bride and groom do it right. Seamlessly blending Mexican and Arabic traditions with culinary delights, special dances, music and-of course- style; love couldn’t help but nestle in.
Photographer Luna de Mare offers this lovely perspective, “Located along the Central Coast of California, Sunstone Villa & Winery in Santa Ynez is the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. The peachy hues of French limestone, and lush grape vines in the vineyard offer a beautiful landscape as a setting for an al fresco experience. Melva & Ali chose to incorporate both their cultures into a blended affair, featuring Mariachis and Arabic Dancers. Their Ceremony took place at the Villa’s two giant Oak trees, with cascading Florals and Olive leaves in front of their closest friends and family, with a nod to both cultures.”
See how this heart-filled celebration, featured on Style Me Pretty, delights the senses.
Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Videography: Cana Family | Event Planning & Design: La Fleur Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Gown: Ines Di Santo | Invitations:Beacon Lane | Shoes: Emmy London | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Haute Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Groom’s Attire: Dolce & Gabbana | Groomsmen Attire: Michael Kors| Venue : Sunstone Winery & Villa | Bridal Salon: Lovella Bridal | Groom’s Shoes: Prada | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: The Booth & Bus Co, | Rentals: Archive Rentals
Chris and Tenny’s California vineyard wedding epitomized all the key elements of a knockout celebration. The exquisite scenery. The ravishing dress. The smiles for days. The abundant emanating joy. And the hair. Oh the hair…
Photography: Mike + Rachel Larson
Venue: Sunstone Vineyard
Event Designer: Toast Santa Barbara
Beauty: Makeup- Nicole / Hair- Kita for TEAM
Fresh from a feature on Aisle Planner, this darling wildflowers and deep gem-tone inspired palette against a serene natural landscape make for a stunning and charming wedding…
“The beautiful bell sleeves on Alyse’s swoon-worthy gown offer a sophisticated take on a classic 70’s silhouette, while bridesmaids donned in the dreamiest shade of saturated sapphire we’ve ever laid eyes on. From the couple’s wildflower-cloaked arch to an aisle adorned in eye-catching textiles, everything about this one will have you dreaming in flower power.”
Via Aisle Planner
Photography: Jenn Emerling
Venue: Sunstone Winery
Wedding Planner: LVL Events
Wedding Dress: Designed by the bride and Odylyne the Ceremony
Floral Designer: Keith J Laverty
How can one possibly recreate the sun and the sky for a starring role into a wedding color palette? These images with notes of peach, light blue, and hints of sea foam, photographed by Jose Villa, show you just how it’s done. Joy Proctor shares the inspiration behind Paola and Jon’s exquisite Sunstone Winery wedding…
Paola was inspired by the natural beauty of the Sunstone Villa and chose a color palette of warm sunset tones of peach and light blue to compliment it… A large wooden board with light blue seating charts greeted guests as they made their way into the reception on the lawn. Guests sat at wooden tables covered in lush floral arrangements with beautiful hand dyed sea foam runners.
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Visit Style Me Pretty for even more stunning captures from this beautiful celebration.
Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Kelly Kaufman | Hair + Makeup:TEAM Hair and Makeup using THM Hair Extensions in color Indra | Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa |
The couture wedding and event artistry behind Flutter Magazine keeps us swooning issue after issue. And upon catching this feature in their botanical inspired Issue No. 9 … well, cue butterfly giddiness. Paired with photographer Corbin Gurkin, floral designer Nicolette Camille, our very own TEAM (using THM Hair Extensions in color Marla) , and a fairytale location (Jardin de Buis), this dream team of visionaries came together, as the magazine shares, “to celebrate you with flowers and lots of them!” Have a look…
Check out more in the always stunning Flutter Mag !
In this Style Me Pretty feature, we get a peek into a glamorous wedding… with a modern twist… and a touch of magic. The go-to California favorite, Ojai Valley Inn, set the stage for a picture perfect celebration. The bride shares how they incorporated lovely and sentimental details to further enhance its magical outdoorsy theme:
Although we wanted to have our reception indoors to avoid any nighttime noise restrictions, we really wanted the ballroom to incorporate many of the natural elements that make Ojai such a gorgeous place. Our florist, Camille, did an amazing job of coming up with fun ways to do this, from draping greenery from the chandeliers and bringing in large, beautiful olive trees and various shrubbery to frame the dance floor, to using lush, neutral florals with different textures in planters behind our furniture vignettes. Additionally, since we had opted for black tie attire, we wanted to combine a few traditional elements like my mom’s silver platters on our escort table and gold-rimmed glassware, with more organic components such as long wood tables, and small arrangements of fruit on the tables. And our wedding planners were 100% right that having great lighting was key to highlighting these details and completely transformed the room to give it a magical, outdoorsy feel.
Photography: Heather Kincaid | Cinematography: Red Carousel Films | Event Planning: Park & Grove | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Hair + Makeup: MakeupByMar using THM Hair Extensions in color Emma + TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: Anne Jones | Lighting: Lighten Up | Band: DeBois Entertainment | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire:The Black Tux | Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Flower Girl Dresses: Olivia Kate Couture | Invitations + Stationery: Papel Paper & Press | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Stage Drapery + Skirting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Wedding Dress + Veil: Ines Di Santo