Bridal Beauty Bar

We had the craziest Friday here at found. In the morning, we loaded up Gunther (our beloved truck) with tables, chairs, desks, frames and accessories for a shoot with Green Wedding Shoes, JL Designs, MaeMae Paperie, Wildflower Linen and photographer Stephanie Williams at 12:30 in San Juan Capistrano, which I was beyond excited about! Meanwhile, my son was going to make his acting debut in a classroom play back in Fullerton at 1:30 pm.  We unloaded the truck in record timing and got back on the road with only 20 minutes to get back to Fullerton for the play. A fire drill at the school bought me some time. I frantically texted and called Joel, who was also rushing over after his own shoot. I parked the truck at the school and bolted for the classroom. I couldn’t have been any luckier; as I hit the door, my son started to read his first line. The smile on his face was worth every ounce of stress leading up to that moment.

The play was a success, but the Bridal Beauty Bar event at the studio was starting in just three hours. Back in the truck, I rushed to Studio EMP where the lovely Lindsey Longacre of LVL Weddings & Events was preparing for the party. Vendors were arriving and setting up their various stations throughout the studio.

The Studio was bustling Friday night with brides-to-be and wedding industry experts. Found collaborated with LVL Weddings & Events and Lisa Moon of Lisa Moon Events to host a beauty night for our brides, which showcased the work of various vendors- from hairstylists to musicians. Wine and champagne provided by Soquel Vineyards flowed as brides-to-be munched on a beautiful spread artfully arranged by 24 Carrots Catering & Events. Larrissa Rehder, Inviting Occasion Inc., stopped the show with her floral arrangements and installation. Her awesome installation comprised of books, birch wood flowers, ribbon, twine and candles hung from the ceiling. Guests were also wowed by her display of bridal bouquets and a centerpiece made of balsa wood, hydrangeas and peonies.

Make-up artist Lisa Nickerson and hairstylist Kristine Moon consulted with brides-to-be throughout the night.  Local business Lux Salon offered up bridal looks using their Aveda products.  Guests left with updos and potential make-up looks for their big day. Throughout the night, Denny White showcased his singing and piano skills with covers of current and classic songs. Summit Event Catering tried a new special treat for the event- brownie pops. Their dessert station featured brownies, chocolate dipped strawberries and the popular chocolate dipped brownie pops, which were all amazing.

We wrapped up the night with a raffle, in which various vendors donated stationary, bridal hair pieces and free hairstyling services on your wedding day. Our first bridal event was an incredible success and I was so excited to co-host with LVL Weddings & Events and Lisa Moon Events.  Thank you to all the vendors and guests!

Other vendors included, Inga from CHI, Shae Z Couture, and My Fit Life

 

 

 

 

Found’s First Engagement Shoot

This shoot was awesome. Alexia and Luciano are an amazing couple and I was so excited to style their engagement shoot that my hubby Joel(Studio EMP) shot.  Joel and I drove around Temecula with the couple in tow looking for the perfect winery. We finally stopped off a little spot off the side of the road. I had spoke to Alexia on the phone and thought I should take a few props and a few props turned into many. I had loaded up a truck full of furniture and accessories. Alexia was really gun ho about the shoot. I was so pleased to be present for the 3 1/2 hour shoot because the couple was just so down to earth. Alexia is so genuine. I turned to Alexia’s soon to be mother in law, who was also at the shoot, and told her, “Alexia is so absolutely beautiful,” and she replied, “inside and out.” Alexia and Luciano truly are so kind; I can’t wait to see their wedding photos!

 

 

 

 

 

Featured!

We’re so excited to have been featured on the following blogs! Thanks for all the support and be sure to take a look around all these amazing blogs.

 

Jeni along with other wedding industry professionals collaborated to stage the historical Casino San Clemente, which will soon be the newest beach wedding venue in North Beach. Check out the final look featured on The Wedding Chicks blog.

 

 

LVL Weddings & Events featured part of Jeni’s collection on their blog.

 

 

Check out a few of Jeni’s pieces on Lindye Galloway Events blog.

 

 

Jeni was also featured on The Wedding Chicks a few weeks ago.

 

 

The Carriage House Co. fell in love with found. Check out Jeni’s pieces on their blog.

 

 

Take a look at Jeni’s feature on the Art with Nature Design blog.

 

 

 

Check out Jeni’s feature on Alliwell Studios blog.