12 11, 2020

California Chic: Wedding with an Elegant European Flair in the Santa Ynez Valley

By |2020-11-12T17:04:19-07:00November 12th, 2020|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

Chic California Bride

Elegant and timeless. A European flair. A hint of California Chic. 
With a dollop of sheer loveliness, this Style Me Pretty feature- showcasing a wedded affair at Kestrel Park in the Santa Ynez Valley and planned by Event of The Season -is the definition of “California chic” and we’re here for it. The couple exchanged vows underneath a blooming floral arbor by Camellia Floral Design …all captured by Taryn Grey Photography.
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Chic bridesmaids
Chic California bride
Chic California wedding
See the full gorgeous feature over on Style Me Pretty!
27 12, 2019

Fresh and Natural Bridal Hair and Makeup | Style Me Pretty Feature

By |2019-12-27T13:38:57-07:00December 27th, 2019|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

Fresh faced and fancy free is all beauty with this glowing bride in the latest Style Me Pretty feature. With hair and makeup styled by TEAM’s Mar (hair), Marla (makeup) and THM Hair Extensions, the result is a naturally luminous bride, an intimate wedding (with a star appearance from the couple’s pup!) at a gorgeous go-to California location…

From the bride… On weekends we enjoy exploring California and checking off activities and places from our bucket list. When it came time to choose a venue for our wedding the oceanfront of Santa Barbara seemed like the perfect fit.

See the full feature HERE!

Photography: Jenny Quicksall | Planner: Kathryn Rataczak | Florals: Mulberry and Moss | Venue: Ritz-Carlton Bacara


25 10, 2019

Ethereal Wildflower Themed California Wedding

By |2019-10-25T17:44:21-06:00October 25th, 2019|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding, Uncategorized|

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

An ever-perfect California wedding…and its bride…is featured on Style Me Pretty. Read below for more details and scroll for all the beauty…

The joy and cheerful spirit of [this] whimsical celebration at Kestrel Park is jumping off our screens! Leave it to TOAST Santa Barbara to completely wow us with their unique take on the couple’s “wildflower” themed wedding. From the invitation suite by PS Paper to the towering trellis covered in climbing blooms and greenery – every detail of their day was curated to perfection. Get your pinning fingers ready and head on over to the full gallery — captured by Tenth & Grace!

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

ethereal wildflower themed wedding- style me pretty - TEAM Hair & Makeup

See the full feature here!

Hair and Makeup by TEAM’s Marla

24 02, 2017

A Modern Gilded San Francisco Wedding

By |2017-02-24T12:27:36-07:00February 24th, 2017|Featured, Real Wedding|

   Modern Gilded San Francisco wedding / Team Hair and Makeup

Modern. Classic. Magical. Gilded in gold. Call it what you will (because all of this is true). But have you seen how darling this couple is? The sweetest love birds with expressively free-flowing happiness…wouldn’t you agree? Another beautifully captured wedding, photographed by Jose Villa, featured on Style Me Pretty. And with San Francisco as the backdrop to their James Leary Flood Mansion venue, well ok then… Modern, Classic, Magical, and Gilded it is.

Modern Gilded San Francisco wedding / Team Hair and Makeup

And naturally, we’re loving this shout-out from the stunning bride,

Mar from Team Hair & Make-up is seriously one of my favorite persons…ever! If you ever get the chance to work with her she is amazing and will make you laugh tons!”

Day made.

Modern Gilded San Francisco wedding / Team Hair and Makeup

Modern Gilded San Francisco wedding / Team Hair and Makeup

See so much more from this wedding over on Style Me Pretty. You’ll fall in love, too.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography |Wedding Coordinator: Kristi Herrmann | Wedding Dress: Olivia Couture | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Grooms Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen’s Attire: Zara | Wedding Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion

7 02, 2017

The Moody Elegance of a Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

By |2017-02-07T01:54:17-07:00February 7th, 2017|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

We all know how exceptionally romantic rainfall can be. We watch as star crossed lovers dance, sing (and ultimately kiss) along the cobblestone streets of Paris in old movies. Couples huddle close under umbrellas. Skip over puddles. Get drenched in the rain. It’s all in good fun, of course; the sentiments of poets and seers have long believed Spring showers are luck charms. They cleanse and refresh for new beginnings. So you can imagine the drizzling enchantment of this floral and candlelight infused Carpinteria, California wedding.

This take from event designer TOAST Santa Barbara… They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, so when you live in California where there’s a never-ending drought, it must mean something extra special to get that day full of drizzle! Stephanie and Kevin wanted a day that would feel unique to them and their style as a couple and to create a warm and fun atmosphere for their guests. They decided the incredibly beautiful Villa Sevillano would be the perfect place to host their friends and family. With its lush gardens and Italian architecture, it set the tone for an elegant and intimate weekend.

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

Sweet, isn’t it?

See more this fresh and elegant wedding over on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Lacie Hansen |Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Venue: Villa Sevillano | Brides shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: South Coast Jewelers- Custom Ring | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup using THM Hair Extensions in color Nicole |Event Planing, Design and Floral: TOAST Santa Barbara | Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

23 01, 2017

Enchanting San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

By |2017-01-23T11:52:18-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

Enchanting San Ysidro Ranch wedding feature on Style Me Pretty

There’s a reason why Ysidro Ranch, nestled in the Santa Barbara alcove of Montecito, is a wedding destination hot spot…the charming landscape enchants.  World renowned for its storybook elegance, it’s top on wishlists.  And time and again, Style Me Pretty selects the créme de la créme from it. Like this romantic alfresco wedding…

From the Bride… We envisioned our wedding to be modern, traditional and elegant. We chose the San Ysidro Ranch for it’s storied history, privacy, romantic, intimate and scenic location. Because only our immediate families were in attendance, we opted for a formal and elegant affair serenaded by an acoustic duo under the stars. We enjoyed a caviar and champagne cocktail hour, followed by a fine wine pairing and a five course dinner with accompaniment of amuse bouche and an intermezzo.

It was truly an affair to remember from the exchanging of our vows on the lower lawn, to the decadent sit-down dinner, chandeliers hanging from the branches above us creating a whimsical setting. The enchanting glow of the candles, lavish table settings, aromatic fragrance from the lush floral arraignments complimenting the aroma of the fine cuisine. Laughter coupled with the cheers and speeches and background music creating a magical evening to remember. We are exceedingly happy and pleased that our dreams were executed so flawlessly.

Enchanting San Ysidro Ranch wedding - Style Me Pretty feature

See more on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Michelle Beller | Event Design: La Fete | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Hair and Makeup: Nicole (makeup) + Mar (hair) TEAM Hair and Makeup | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch |

9 12, 2016

2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire / Style Me Pretty Features Mar

By |2016-12-09T13:08:41-07:00December 9th, 2016|Featured Press, Makeup, Makeup Tips, Spotlight|

2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire / Featuring TEAM's Creative Director, Mar, on her tips and tricks for hair and makeup styling - photography by Matthew Ree

It’s Friday, folks! And our very own Mar is heading up today’s Instagram Takeover on Style Me Pretty. She’ll be offering tips and tricks for hair and makeup styling, based on her feature in SMP’s 2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire (soooo good). Here’s a sneak peek into her tips for smoky eyes + crazy, fun hair…

Consider natural tones when applying “smokey” eyeshadow colors to your eyes. We like less smoke and more lashes – we LOVE fun and flirty false eyelashes! This is the key to this soft, yet dramatic, look. THM Hair Extensions were added in for the tousled “down do”. We waved the hair with a one-inch iron, wrapping wide pieces around the barrel and then allowed the hair to cool before literally tossing her hair up and down! Pin the sides up and you have some sexy waves, which will stay out of your face throughout your wedding. Or use the volume and texture to create an amazing braided updo for later (dancing time?!).

See a whole bunch more over on Style Me Pretty!

26 11, 2016

Elopement Inspiration Feature on Style Me Pretty

By |2016-11-30T14:12:15-07:00November 26th, 2016|Featured, Featured Press|

Elopement inspiration photoshoot via Style Me Pretty

Nothing says fun loving quite like a good old fashioned elopement. And Santa Barbara, California -a top destination hot spot for all things weddings and secret rendezvousing – is the perfect place to do an elopement right. Take this inspiration photoshoot, where we teamed up with photographer Lacie Hansen and Bluebird Productions to bring you this visual delight, as featured on Style Me Pretty

Elopement inspiration photoshoot via Style Me Pretty

Elopement inspiration photoshoot via Style Me Pretty

From Bluebird ProductionsInspired by the colors of the American Riviera and the desire to have a perfectly intimate elopement that could then be shared, a fabulous group of vendors crafted the ideal elopement. The elopement consists of experiences at the Santa Barbara courthouse followed by a tour around town, dinner and cake in a romantic courtyard and a sunset toast on the beach…Bright and cheerful flowers decorate the intentionally set table to compliment colors of the areas surroundings and add a bit of “pop” to punctuate the celebration.

Elopement inspiration photoshoot via Style Me Pretty

Peruse the full feature over on Style Me Pretty. Definitely a stunning show of color and inspiring possibilities…

28 09, 2016

Inspiring Arabic and Mexican Multicultural Wedding

By |2016-09-28T11:59:58-06:00September 28th, 2016|Featured, Real Wedding, Spotlight|


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.

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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





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