Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Wedding Inspiration Shoot

It’s about time I finally shared this gorgeous inspiration shoot designed and executed by my friend, and insanely talented photographer, Tonya of Tonya Joy Photography. She should really go into the event styling arena as she has such a gift for beautiful and romantic details. She put this shoot together as part of her photography workshop last year sometime… I don’t even remember when it was – although it was sometime during the late spring/early summer. I just remember it was a beautiful day with many lovely ladies shooting Tonya’s inspired setting. I spent the afternoon sitting in the shade having great conversations with the mom of one of our gorgeous models. It was a lot of fun and I’m excited to see what Tonya comes up with next. No doubt it will be extremely feminine, highly romantic, and on the softer side of the design spectrum.

I went BIG with these arrangements. A cascading bridal bouquet, an abundant centerpiece, and other fun details you’ll see in the photos. I love this soft spring palette, especially with all the spring flowers I got to work with, garden roses (some from the actual garden), ranunculus, columbine, gloriosa lilies, grape vine I cut from down the street, peonies, etc. Making that bouquet almost took down the vases in my studio, it was so big.

I hope you enjoy these photos! You can also see more on 100 Layer Cake as it was featured there last year, which is always such a treat. :-)

2 OakandtheOwl _Spring Wedding

3 OakandtheOwl_Peonies and Ranunculus

4 OakandtheOwl _ Garden Style Florals

4 Garden Style Floral Design

5 OakandtheOwl_ Spring Invitation Suite

7 OakandtheOwl_ Vintage Pressed Glass Goblets

8 OakandtheOwl_ Kirstie Kelly Wedding Gowns

9 Spring Garden Wedding

10 OakandtheOwl_ Cascading Bouquet

11 Pink Bike Wedding Prop

12 OakandtheOwl _ Pink Bicycle

13 OakandtheOwl_ Kirstie Kelly Wedding

14 OakandtheOwl _ Film Photography

15 OakandtheOwl_ Cascading Garden Bouquet

Vendor Credits

Photography & Styling: Tonya Joy

Venue: Lemonia Grove private estate in Corona, CA

Hair & Makeup: Nicole Deanne

Floral design: Oak and The Owl

Invitation Design: Rachelle from Wiley Valentine

Furniture & China: Vintage / Glassware, Silverware, & Cake Stand: Layla Grayce

Cake: My Sweet and Saucy

Dresses: Kirstie Kelly

Headpieces: Lacielle Roselle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding

I considered myself incredibly lucky last year. I had the opportunity to work with the BEST brides. Women who had impeccable taste and trusted me to do my thing. Not only did this bride and her groom do the same, we had a great time working out the design of all the details together. They were so awesome. They came up with the ideas, ran them by me, I helped come up with ways to make them work better if there were kinks, and the two of them designed and hand-made the most fun, stylish, and original wedding. From the DIY invitation suite, to the gold painted animal escort cards, I loved working with Carol. I wish there were more events for us to do together. I also loved that this wedding was another chance to work with one of my fave’s, Lane Dittoe. His work is always so beautiful. Once again, I had a hard time cutting this post down, there were so many gorgeous photos to choose from. So have fun with all the eye candy. Lots of soft blushes and peach, with stronger punches of coral with those amazing coral charm peonies, all at the relaxed and super pretty Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

You can see more photos from this wedding, as well as a fun description from the bride and groom on Style Me Pretty.

1 Oak and the Owl _ Blush and Peach Flowers

2 Oak and the Owl _ Custom Wedding Invites

3 Oak and the Owl _ Claire Pettibone

4 Oak and the Owl _ Queen Anne's Lace Gown

5 Oak and the Owl _ Custom Wedding Invites

6 Oak and the Owl _ Garden Style Bridal Bouquet

7 Oak and the Owl _ Claire Pettibone

8 Oak and the Owl _ Garden Rose Bouquet

9 Oak and the Owl _ Peach Bridesmaid Dresses

10 Oak and the Owl _ Coral Charm Peony

11 Oak and the Owl _ Santa Barbara Historical Museum

12 Oak and the Owl _ Aisle Decor

13 Oak and the Owl _ Aisle Treatment

14 Oak and the Owl _ Santa Barbara Historical Museum

15 Oak and the Owl

16 Oak and the Owl _ Wedding Pergola Design

17 Oak and the Owl

18 Oak and the Owl _ Organic Floral Design

19 Oak and the Owl _ Lane Dittoe

20 Oak and the Owl _ Lane Dittoe

21 Oak and the Owl _ Film Photography

22 Oak and the Owl _ Gold Animal Escort Cards

23 Oak and the Owl _ Signature Drink

24 Oak and the Owl _ Garden Style Design

25 Oak and the Owl _ Cocktail Hour

26 Oak and the Owl _ Coral Charm Peony

27 Oak and the Owl _ Peach Amaryllis

28 Oak and the Owl _ Garden Style Design

29 Oak and the Owl _ Sweetheart Table

30 Oak and the Owl _ Anthropologie Plates

31 Oak and the Owl _ Sweetheart Table Design

32 Oak and the Owl _ Santa Barbara Historical Museum

33 Oak and the Owl _ Coral Peach Wedding Flowers

34 Oak and the Owl _ Custom Menus

35 Oak and the Owl _ Santa Barbara Wedding

36 Oak and the Owl _ Garden Style Design

37 Oak and the Owl _ Dessert Table

38 Oak and the Owl _ Custom Dessert Table

39 Oak and the Owl _ Garden Roses

Vendor Credits

Photography: Lane Dittoe 

Florist: Oak and the Owl

Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals

Linens: La Tavola

Caterer: Lorraine Lim Catering

Coordinator: Lilly Tokuyama

DJ: Jack Hou, TMMPRO

Makeup + Hair: Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design

Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone

Bride’s Veil: Esther Wu, friend of the bride

Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN + Anthropologie

Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth

Groom’s Tuxedo: Indochino