Desert Wedding Venue Crawl: Rimrock Ranch, ACE Hotel, Parker, & Korakia Pensione!

When the Thrifted Sister girls tossed out the idea of going on a desert wedding venue crawl, I couldn't turn them down! Claudia, Nikki, Crystal, and I packed up the car and hit the road for the desert! We met up with the fabulous Alissa, of Alissa Noelle Photography, in Palm Springs and she documented our adventures!

We started our crawl at the beautiful and serene Korakia Pensione. We were given a tour of the enchanted grounds and then took a few quick snaps under the beautiful bougainvillea. It's one of my bucket-list dream venues. Call me?! 

Next, we headed over to the ACE Hotel to get the party started! We ordered a few rounds of delicious grapefruit margaritas and grabbed a booth in the Amigo Room. Then we headed out to the "wish you were here" sign where Alissa gave us an impromptu "lifestyle" posing class. That girl sure knows how to work her cute little bod. I quickly learned, that in order to take a good picture, you will likely look ridiculous in the moment. My biggest posing lesson of the weekend was... when in doubt, look at Claudia! Claudia taught us the hair swing, boomerang strut, and how to throw a peace sign when you don't know what to do with your arm. 

Next up, we headed over to Norma's at the Parker Palm Springs for a late lunch. Luckily for us, Crystal was pregnant and willing to be our designated driver for the weekend. We ordered another round and then took a quick  tour of the property at sunset. 

We then jumped in the car and drove to Pioneertown in the high desert. The awesome new owners of Rimrock Ranch, Eric + Gwen, welcomed us into their home with tacos and wine! After we had dinner and settled into our rooms, we all met around the fire to make s'mores and drink wine! I can't think of a better way to end our amazing day. A few of us got up to watch the incredible desert sunrise before we had coffee and hit the road. 

I'm so thankful that Nikki, Crystal, Claudia, Alissa, and I said yes to this adventure. I hadn't been on a girls trip since before Jordan was born. I didn't even know how bad I needed that time to be an adult and have some fun! Big huge thanks to Alissa Noelle Photography for capturing our desert venue crawl! 

HoneyBook parent appreciation party hosted by Art & Soul Events at The COOP LA!!!

As a mama and a creative entrepreneur, I know how hard it can be to attend networking events when you have childcare conflicts. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a HoneyBook parent appreciation party at The COOP! The COOP is an awesomely fun play and party space for kids and adults. The owners, Lucinda & Juliet, created a space that adults enjoy hanging out in as much as the kids do. Every nook and cranny of the COOP is super stylish. They have free wifi, a full espresso bar, and magazines for the parents to enjoy. And for the kids, they have an enormous ball pit, a 2-story curly slide, a super cool rope climbing tunnel, and a bounce house!

It was so fun to spend the day with creatives that I admire while really getting to bond about parenthood. The kids had SO MUCH FUN!! Thank you HoneyBook for empowering me to plan this special day. You have my heart because you care so deeply about your creative community.

HUGE thanks to Julie Shuford Photography for capturing the day, Florals by Isabelle for the beautiful blooms, and to The Coop!

ps. Yes, I did cry during my honeybookhq Snapchat takeover when I was recapping the day.

That's my babe Jordan Olivia

That's my babe Jordan Olivia

The Ruby Street- LA's Rad New Wedding Venue!

At The Ruby Street not a detail has been missed! Originally built in 1895, The Ruby Street has undergone a complete restoration and is available for weddings, parties, and special events. The interior space is over 4,000 square feet and it also has a huge outdoor area and deck.

Check out Heather + Jacob’s Celestial Cocktail Party Ruby Street Wedding!

Mandee Johnson Photography

Mandee Johnson Photography

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The rental rates vary depending on the day of the week and number of guests. The site fee includes a 12 hour rental period (11AM-11PM), use of their sound system + projector, indoor/ outdoor furniture, a private bridal suite, office w/wifi, outdoor bar, and stylish custom wood tables+ chairs to seat up to 200 guests!

A wedding coordinator/planner is required to manage the event and Art & Soul Events is thrilled to be a preferred planner at The Ruby Street! Valet is required for parties over 30 and they have an agreement with a lot nearby. And one of the biggest perks is you can bring in vendors of your choosing!

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Photographer: Rad + In Love

Photographer: Rad + In Love

Email me at info@artandsouleventsla.com for rates or additional info. I'm happy to connect you with the owners. Most pictures have been taken on my phone, unless otherwise noted, please excuse the lower quality:)

Art & Soul Events is a Los Angeles based full-service Wedding Planning & Design Studio. Planning & Designing Stylish, Fun, Out-Of-The-box Weddings + Events for the Bold, Rebellious, and Creative, in Southern California and beyond! 

Art & Soul Events + Of the Flowers fall wreath workshop through the lens of Elizabeth Burgi Photography!

Thank you to all of you lovely ladies and gentleman for coming out to our mixer at One Roof to meet new friends, make a fall wreath, have a yummy bite, and sip sangria! It was so fun to get to know you and see the huge variety in your creations. Here are some of the festive photos captured by Elizabeth Burgi Photography

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Thank you to Danielle, of Paper Palate, for making delicious mini lemongrass chicken bah mi sandwiches and a yummy fall faro salad. 

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Huge thank you to the awesome girls of Border Grill for hooking us up with super tasty sangria!  

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And most importantly, thank you to Of the Flowers, owned by the rock star floral designer, Felisa, for bringing so many unique and beautiful materials for us to work with. It was so cool to watch your demonstration and then see everyone's creativity come to life!  

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There I am giving a quick thank you to our sponsors and attendees.

There I am giving a quick thank you to our sponsors and attendees.

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Check out these fabulous action shots! 

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Here are some of the fantastic wreath creations! 

 

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Thanks for coming. I hope you all will come to the next one!