25 10, 2012

Fal, Rustic Barn Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks!

By |2012-10-25T10:48:11-06:00October 25th, 2012|Featured|

Fall Themed Wedding Ideas

There are a ton of reasons to love fall; hot chocolate, crisp weather, the changing of the leaves and of course fall weddings. Since the season is in full swing, we thought it was only appropriate to share all of Carolyn and Ryan’s fantastic fall themed wedding ideas. Held at the one and only barn wedding venue in Orange County, Strawberry Farm, the couple added a touch of western style to complete the look.

Wheat bouquets and boutonnieres, Cinderella pumpkin escort cards and an over the top fall themed dessert table are just a few of the fall themed wedding ideas you will find. You can see way more fun details in the full gallery here. All photographed by Orange County wedding photographer  Ashleigh Taylor Photography.

From The Bride
Hi Y’all! My name is Carolyn and I am the quintessential DIY bride.We got married at Strawberry Farms and Golf Course– it was the best of both worlds, the golf course for him and the big red barn for me. Our menu was southern food turned up a notch… we had wood smoked BBQ chicken, collard greens with fried pancetta and lobster mac ‘n cheese with truffle oil!

Half The Fat Dessert Table:
As for dessert, well you guessed it, I did it myself, with the help of my amazing culinary team. I just so happen to own my own bakery,
Half Baked Co. where we bake everything with half the fat, calories and sugar, but all the great taste. The dessert bar featured a variety of Fall themed goodies for the dessert bar from chai tea cupcakes to chocolate dipped pears to pumpkin spice cupcakes in mason jars and festive caramel apples. We also did a variety of cake pops, oreo pops and smore’s marshmallow pops that were displayed on moss covered tree stumps for a rustic feel, as well as hot cocoa mason jars with monogrammed stickers.

We displayed all the cupcakes on one of our disposable cupcake towers, which we ribboned with chocolate colored satin for a touch of elegance, as a more cost effective and trendier option to a big tiered cake. Then for the top tier of the tower we had a small old fashioned frosted 6” cake with a birds nest and 2 wooden loved birds that we found on Etsy and etched “Love” on one and “Birds” on the other as our cake toppers.

More About Half Baked Co.
Where we bake with half the fat, calories and sugar but all the same great taste!  We use only the finest ingredients in our deceptively healthy baked goods, such as whole wheat unbleached flour, applesauce in place of half the oil, almond milk instead of cream and lots of other healthy baking alternatives to give you the healthiest and yet best tasting product possible.  We carry a wide variety of vegan, gluten-free and reduced sugar options to cater to your every dietary need.

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Venue: Strawberry Farms
Makeup & Hair: Team Hair + Make Up
Cake & Dessert Bar: Half Baked Co.
DJ: Ovation Entertainment
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka

3 01, 2012

Featured on Wedding Chicks!

By |2012-01-03T15:39:36-07:00January 3rd, 2012|Featured|

January 3, 2012

Elizabeth Messina Bridal Session

The wedding has passed and as much as you loved your wedding photos, you are wanting a little something more. Something intimate with just the two of you. Seems like the perfect excuse to capture your love one more time.

That being said, enjoy this ever so beautiful day-after bridal session captured by one of our friends and favorite photographers Elizabeth Messina. Of course, their are so many more lovely photos in the full gallery that you can peruse by clicking here.

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Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Hair & Makeup: Mar R of TEAM Hair and Makeup

23 08, 2011

Boudoir Session Featured on Wedding Chicks!

By |2011-08-23T14:31:57-06:00August 23rd, 2011|Featured|

August 23, 2011

Nymph Boudoir Session From Team Hair and Makeup

TEAM Hair and Makeup paired up with Lacie Hansen Photography to shoot this nymph-like fairytale Boudoir Shoot. Captured at sunrise while the mist still lingered in creamy white lingerie. To see the entire boudoir session click here.

From: TEAM Hair and Makeup

Everyday on my way home from work, I drive by this beautiful forest that looks like something out of a nymph-like fairytale; ancient oak trees dripping with moss, the ground floor covered with ivy. This is originally where I got the inspiration for this shoot Boudoir Shoot. So often, Boudoir Shoots tend to be over the top and too dramatic, and with this shoot I really wanted to explore a side of Boudoir that hasn’t been done before. I wanted to spin the concept of this shoot into something soft, feminine, natural & organic, and bring a more ethereal quality to the images. We decided to shoot at sunrise when there is still a little mist in the air right outside my backdoor in Montecito, CA.

For the lingerie we choose all whites & creams with flowing, chiffon, silk & lace. For the makeup we wanted it look very natural- just woke up in the morning, dewy look, and for the hair we created soft, gentle waves. We wanted to make sure that she looked like she fit in with her surroundings; soft &organic and focus on bringing out the beauty of what it is to be a woman. I had a great time working on this shoot and our photographer, Lacie Hansen did an excellent job capturing exactly what I had envisioned & thank you to my girls at TEAM for making this shoot come to life!

Photographer: Lacie Hansen
Makeup & Hair: TEAM Hair and Makeup

24 03, 2011

Jose Villa 1-Day Workshop

By |2011-03-24T08:04:32-06:00March 24th, 2011|Photo shoot|

Recently we had the opportunity to do the hair and makeup for Jose Villa’s 1-day workshop at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse. Below are some of my favorites images from some if the students! Hair and Makeup by: Rachel Wall & Janeena Merricks of Team Hair and Makeup

‎{ Jose Villa workshops } –http://www.josevillaworkshops.com/
{ Planner/Stylist } Jill La Fleur –http://www.lafleurweddings.com/
{ Flowers } Kate of Flower Wild –http://www.flowerwild.com/
Joel Serrato Films – http://joelserratofilms.com/
{ Hair and Makeup } TEAM –http://www.teamhairandmakeupservice.com/
{ Dress } Claire Pettibone –http://www.clairepettibone.com/
{ Hair Accessories } Lo Boheme –http://www.loboheme.com/
{ Paper Goods } Paper and Thread –http://paperandthreadblog.com/
Richard Photo Lab – http://www.richardphotolab.com/
{ Journals, Charm } Palomas Nest –http://www.palomasnest.com/
{ Cake } Erica O’Brian Cake Design –http://www.ericaobrien.com/
{ Vintage Bed Springs } Avec Moi Decor www.avecmoidecor.blogspot.com/
15 12, 2010

Featured on: Wedding Chicks

By |2010-12-15T09:30:35-07:00December 15th, 2010|Featured, Real Wedding|

We were featured on Wedding Chicks for a wedding we did hair and makeup for at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch. See below to view Wedding Chicks post on this beautiful shabby chic inspired wedding!

We have a splendid wedding to share with you today from Amelia Lyon Photography. Whitney and Steve were married at, Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California. This lovely venue features 10 different locations on property to hold your event, from cobblestone courtyards, olive groves and pool side patios to large fields able to accommodate well over 500. We love that there is a secluded original 1920s ranch house, known as “Sitting Bull”. Utterly charming! This is a must see venue!

To see all of the images click here.

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