Amazing what a few suitcases, frames, and books can do to accessorize a space…
Found pieces at the wedding: Clark Black Farm Table, Set of 5 Medium Frames, Large Frame, Set of 5 Frames (small & medium), Vintage Books (set of 5), Wilson Suitcase, Harold Camel Suitcase, Gianna Brown Suitcase, Mildred Sriped Suitcase, Ethel Small Striped Suitcase, Sabrina Armchair, Harrisonburg Mirror, Tanner Beige Suitcase and Tabletop Easels
- Photographer: Photography by Charise
- Venue: Ebell of Long Beach
I love how soft and elegant this wedding is. What a perfect way to end a very busy (and extremely hot) week…
The Found pieces at Mira and Kevin’s wedding were the Althea Metal Arch, Miller Sofa Table, Charleston Buffet Cabinet, Louis Gold Chair, Longfellow Beige Settee, Hugh Chicken Coop, Cassidy Side Table, Grant Industrial Cart,Townsend Gingham Armchair, Townsend Gingham Chair, Salem Painted Trunk, Dante Upholstered Ottoman, Geraldine Beige Couch, Felicity Coffee Table, Jocelyn Tufted Cushion, Pillow, Haven Pillars (set of 3), Haven Urns (set of 3), Vintage Books (set of 5), and the Niagara Donation Box
Hope you have a fantastic weekend and don’t forget about our sale tomorrow if you are in the are stop by!
Coordinator: Kristin Ramsey at Joy de Vivre
Venue: Twin Peaks Ranch
Photographer: Brion Hopkins Photography
So, So, SO honored to have our Indiana Jones Inspired shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes today! I was a little nervous about this idea when Josh from Casa De Perrin contacted me about the concept….but we worked hard to pull it off, and I couldn’t be any more proud of the end result. I love working on shoots with my hubby…he so good! And there is no doubt that wonderfulness will happen when Honey & Poppies and Pitbulls and Posies are on board. Check it out…
Read the whole story on Green Wedding Shoes. It’s a good one, I promise!
Moral of this shoot: Inspiration can be found anywhere…you just have to be open to the idea of something different.
Hope you enjoyeed!
The Found pieces used in the shoot were: Farm Tables, Wooden Crates and boxes, Trunks, Bottles, Suitcases, Frames, Wooden Chairs, Globes, Industrial Carts, Trays, Doors, Arnold Farm Table, Henrietta Burlap Chair, Bennett Dining Chairs, Ian Hanging Candelabra, Burns Ladder, Bessie Shoe Shelf, Cobble Shoe Shelf, Lorely Gilded Box, Locke Demijohn, and Vintage Books (set of 5)
Check out more from this shoot on Green Wedding Shoes
- Photography: Studio EMP
- Tabletop & Precious Metals: Casa de Perrin
- Vintage Furniture & Decor: Found Vintage Rentals
- Florals: Honey & Poppies
- Stationery: Pitbulls & Posies
- Venue: Found Vintage Rentals Warehouse
We put this event/shoot together in the fall of 2010 and I still love it just as much as when we first started conceptualizing it. Here’s a short video to get started….
As told on Style Me Pretty:
Join us as we tell a tale of romantic meets bohemian. Set amidst the gardens of a 1924 mansion, the inspiration for this rehearsal dinner photo shoot (conceptualized by LVL Wedding & Events, Found Rentals, Inviting Occasion, and Hitching Post PR) incorporated a love for reading and for writing. Think, a la Shakespeare.
Create a place for guests to feel comfortable, like an inviting living room. Conversations will grow beneath these gold chandeliers and around the refurbished red velvet wingback chairs, gold armchairs with grain sack upholstery and rolled arm couches. Vintage books, glass candles embraced in novel pages, antique picture frames, worn-in leather luggage, and oversized pillar candles dotted with champagne cork flowers and strung wine corks adorn the mantel while a cascade of book pages and roses flow out of the fireplace.
Design a warm and welcoming dinner atmosphere where guests can eat, drink and be merry. The goal is to have the evening less formal and save more intricate designs for the following night, while still setting the mood and keeping with the feel of the weekend. A weathered cupboard door announces the oversized menu, replacing traditional individual menu cards. You and your love can take your seats in a navy blue wingback settee at the head of the table underneath the pergola. Iron and wood architectural doors designed with hanging books that spell out a love sonnet frame the backdrop for the picture perfect event. Centerpieces were created using a Remington typewriter, deconstructed books and pages, feathers, glass orbs and a variety of Roses, Hanging Amaranthus, Poppy and Scabiosa pods, Magnolia leaves, Dinner Plate and Pom Pom Dahlias, and berries. Family and friends gather on assorted antique wooden chairs around the grey farm table where they feast under the stars served family-style on bronze and pewter pieces.
Gathering guests in an intimate, less formal environment allows them to get to know each other and connect so that when the wedding day comes, the ice is broken and they can get down to business – celebrating you and your love.
Check out more pictures on Style Me Pretty!
Found pieces used: Ingalls Grey Table, Frederick Brown Chair, Jones Wooden Chair, Hanson Brown Chair, Hobbes Wooden Chair, Laura God Candelabra, Louis Gold Chair, Pedersen Gold Couch, Vintage Books, Schubert Blue Settee, Green Fortune Teller Chair, Syracuse Teal Doors, Bannerton Wooden Doors, Clevenger White Table, Coolidge Farm Table, Queen Mary Green Chair, Langley Letter “N”, Tuttle Wooden Letterpress, Remington Typewriter
- Rentals, Décor, and Event Design: Found Rentals
- Floral & Event Design: Inviting Occasion
- Planning & Coordinating: LVL Weddings & Events
- Catering: Colette’s Catering Extraordinaire
- Paper Goods: Sayeh Studios
- Venue: Muckenthaler Mansion
- Photography: Studio EMP
- Video: Crescent Bay Films
- Music: Denny White
- Producer: Hitching Post Public Relations
I received the sweetest thank you card from Christen yesterday, so I felt it only appropriate to blog her wedding. We had such a great time styling this beautiful back yard celebration right on the Balboa Penninsula. Isn’t it just lovely?
It is always such a blessing to receive compliments and thank you cards from former brides. I just had to share a bit of Christen’s sweet note:
“Thank you so much for making my wedding day more than I dreamed of. Your attention to detail and all of the generous time and effort you put into our special day was as if it was your own. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your energy and talent…”
Words like this remind me how foruntate we are to work in an industry that is centered around making a bride and grooms’ day come to life just as they envision it….and more so, if we are lucky!
Thank you Christen for the kind words, it was a pleasure to work with you!
Found Pieces at Christen and Scott’s Wedding: Cobble Shoe Shelf, Geraldine Beige Couch, Hendrickson White Chair, Marie Claire Green Chair, Salem Painted Trunk, Adele Cream Side Table, Rosa Grey Chair, Chapel Round Side Table, Kendra Wingback Settee, Townsend Gingham Chair, Townsend Gingham Armchair, Oxford Brown Trunk, Madison Square Side Table, Madison Round Side Table, Hawking White Table, Althea Metal Arch, Danni Reclaimed Industrial Bench, Hardy White Folding Chairs, Danielle Grey Couch, Dante Upholstered Ottoman, Gregory Wingback Chair, and Cassidy Side Table
- Photographer: Skye Blue Photography
- Coordinator: Laura Smith
- Video: Elysium Productions
- Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
I wanted to start this week off with a beautiful wedding shot by the amazing, Jose Villa, coordinated by the super fantastic, Angel Swanson, and located at the killer San Ysidro Ranch……Does it get better than that???
This was an absolutely beautiful wedding, and I am so blessed to have been a part of it. It is always an honor to work with such talented people in this industry, and sweet couples like Ingrid and Howard just make it all the more fun!!!
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