Friday, March 23, 2012

Casa Romantica & Utterly Engaged ~ Part I!

Erica from Twin Events and I collaborated on a spring time photo shoot for Utterly Engaged which was featured this week in their March 2012 "Colours of Spring" issue. It was an honor to be part of such a gorgeous publication and we had a lot of fun putting this shoot together!! There were so so many wonderful photos taken by the incredible Lane Dittoe that I'm going to cover the shoot in a three part blog post, so be sure to visit again next week for the second installment. 

The idea behind the shoot was a different take on bridal showers. Along with dinner overlooking the ocean and a flower bar to create meaningful arrangements for the bride to be, we included a spa day with some cake and cocktails! The photos in Part I are from the "spa" session. The shoot took place at the beautiful Casa Romantica in San Clemente, CA and we had the girls relax in the Griffin Family Fireside Patio.

We went with a jewel toned color scheme of dark pinks and purples. I found gorgeous double petaled anenomes at market along with sweet peas, hyacinth, pieris, phaleanopsis orchids, and these awesome variegated purple hydrangeas. 

I love decorating cakes and I definitely had a field day with this one. I wanted to cover the gold foil plate the cake was placed on and once I started I had a difficult time stopping. Ha! Along with some of the flowers mentioned above, I included ranunculus and lisisanthus. 

Erica of Twine Events worked with Erica Beukelman of 1011 Makeup to create personalized beauty treatments for the girls to take home with them. Amber Moon of Pitbulls & Posies designed all the paper-goods for the shower and had such a cute theme with "Diamonds on the Inside" that she carried throughout the shoot. 

Here are some shots of our gorgeous models for the day. I especially love the bride-to-be's dress, she looks amazing in it. And their hair and make-up were perfect. Erica and her 1011 Makeup team did an fantastic job!

You can view the editorial in Utterly Engaged's newest magazine by clicking this link below. Our feature starts on page 98 but be sure to read the whole issue as it's full of gorgeous springtime beauty!!

Thanks for visiting and look back next Monday as I'll post Part II of this Bridal Shower Shoot! Happy Friday and have a great weekend! 


Vendor Credits

Photography: Lane Dittoe Fine Art Photography -
Venue: Casa Romantica -
Planner/Stylist: Erica EspaƱa –
Stationery: Amber Moon –
Hair & Makeup Artist: Erica Beukelman/1011Makeup –
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals –
Antique Rentals: Your Rustic Wedding –
Florals & Styling: Nancy Teasley -

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