More from The Knot…

I shared a sneak peak from the newest issue of The Knot last week, but I just have to share a little more from the rad cover shoot with Elizabeth Messina. I absolutely love how it turned out and am so excited to have been a part of the cover shoot with such talented collaborators. 

The pieces used in the Fall 2012 cover shoot for The Knot were the Fauna Mauve Chair, Deconstructed Chairs, Flora Gold Chair, Susaphone, French Horn, Chaise, Powell Gold Nesting Table, Silver, Josephine Coral Chair, and the Campbell Iron Bed 






The Luminous Portrait…

I was so excited when Elizabeth Messina asked if I would like to be a part of her book signing, celebrating the launch of her book, The Luminous Portrait! What an honor! I am so happy to share with you the outcome….which I couldn’t be happier about.
Check out more of the event from the feature on Wedding Chicks

Thank you so much for bringing me in on this beautiful event, Elizabeth, I am so grateful.



The Knot…

If you have not picked up a copy of newest issue of The Knot — Do it! It is full of so much beauty and inspiration! I feel so honored to have been a part of the cover shoot and spread with the amazingly talented Elizabeth Messina. Here’s a sneak peak….

 Check out even more from the The Knot shoot featured on Snippet and Ink, Grey Likes Weddings and 100 Layer Cake






Ruche Lookbook…Enchantment

I thought I would start off this gloomy Monday morning with the beautiful Spring Lookbook from Shop Ruche. I am always honored when they use our pieces for their lookbooks and amazed by the concepts and creativity that play out so beautifully on every page. Every last one of these gorgeous pictures (taken by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Messina)  puts me in a trance!

Check out the entire lookbook at Ruche and watch the video from the shoot

 Shop Ruche has become my favorite place to shop! I am so lucky that their warehouse is here in Fullerton so I get to pick up my pretties within a day or two of placing an order :) Spoiled!!! If you haven’t already, you should check them out! They really are just as fantastic as the pages of their lookbooks make them seem!

Happy Monday! Let the crazy week begin!


The Found pieces used were: Quibley Cream Desk, Temecula Gold Tray, Adonis Gold Tray, Nelson Yellow Wire Chair, Kimber Floral Chair, Rosa Yellow Chair, Silver (set of 5 pieces),  Powell Silver Nesting TablesTable LampMarvel Mustard Settee, Laporte Pink Bed, and Pemberly Tricycle







We love to camp. Tent camping. Roughing it. No showers for days, cooking meals over the fire, snuggling in the tent with the fire crackling outside while you try to fall asleep; camping. We love it all. Joel and I actually camped on our honeymoon (13 years ago). We drove up the coast of California, camped in Big Sur and continued up to some of the most amazing towns along the coast of California. I can honestly say that the fancy hotels in Carmel and Monterey paled in comparison to the serenity and intimacy of snuggling up in a tent next to a creek in the middle of the woods. Heaven.


So, when I was asked by Brooke Keegan to be a part of this Glamping shoot, I was thrilled. My mind started spinning with ideas. I thought about what I would want my tent to look like if we were to take it up a notch or two (thousand) and glamp it up. Linen, doilies, and lots and lots of down feathers :)


I had a very large stash of doilies from our window display from Christmas at the studio…(sorry for the iphone pics-it’s all I had)




So, along with my amazing seamstress, Trish, we turned those doilies (and a lot of different shades of linen) into the tent below.



I put a mattress in it with a feather bed on top and of course a down comforter, and lots of down pillows. Oh yeah, and a few poufs to set your things on after a long day of hiking ;)


Do notice the reclaimed wood beams inside the tent. I used a total of three…One on the top, and two on the sides….what do you think?






I love detail shots! It is so hard to see all of the little parts of every set up….but pictures like this help pull it all together.




Molly and Max had just gotten married about three weeks before this shoot….they are absolutely perfect!




I covered a little fold up stool with a piece of a crocheted blanket for the s’more station.






I love this cake that Melody made. That girl has mad skills….Antlers, on a cake? So rad!!!



I picked this old Peanut scoops up a while ago…perfect for the trail mix bar, right?






Sweetheart table.





I brought a drafting table for the sign in table….and a bed spring for the place cards…I think they worked out well. But when Wiley Valentine makes the paper goods…they could be put on just about anything and look amazing.





My reclaimed wood benches for the ceremony seating….







I have had this bed for some time and have yet to be able to use it for anything. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to throw it in the middle of the field, put some side tables next to it, more down comforters and pillows & if the tent wasn’t comfy enough, then why not just sleep under the stars! Wouldn’t that be so awesome?




I wanted it to look like a real bedroom. Outside. Accomplished?




Molly and Max were so awesome!



Jessica Claire did an AMAZING job on the pictures (no surprise there).


Holly’s flowers were so soft and delicate….perfection! It is always a pleasure to work with her.


Brooke did an incredible job pulling it all together and making it happen.


It was an honor to work with this team…I am humbled and thrilled to be a part of such an amazing shoot. Thanks to the whole team:


Design + Coordination: Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events / Photography: Jessica Claire / Floral Design: Holly Flora / Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine / Hair: Brenna Bidegain of Tiffany Monday Beauty / Make-up: Lettie Mix Make-up / Cake + S’mores Bar: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Models: Molly and Max / Venue: Orange County Wilderness Park


Check out the Post (along with even more picutes on Style Me Pretty)


thanks for sticking through this whole post…