Tobi + Gina were married at SmogShoppe, a hip and unique wedding venue, in Culver City, CA! Their guests enjoyed fresh wood fired pizzas, drank delicious craft cocktails, and danced the night away.Read More
Flora Farms is what wedding dreams are made of. The venue is so gorgeous it feels like you have died and gone to heaven. As I walked through the venue I was picturing all different kinds of weddings in their beautiful space. I can imagine something traditional and classic or even super hip and boho-chic. You could have a casual garden-style wedding or even a formal affair. The Flora Farms Wedding options are endless.
If you are searching for the best location for a destination wedding in Mexico, you will definitely want to consider Flora Farms. The staff is lovely, the food is AMAZING, and the setting couldn't be more beautiful!! And while you are at it, please hire Art & Soul Events to plan your wedding at Flora Farms!Read More
Art & Soul Event's 2016 Wedding Planning Year-In-Review! A highlight reel of our Bold, Rebellious, and Creative Wedding Planning clients! Our planning adventures have taken us all the way up to the Sequoias in the Santa Cruz Mountains, through the sleepy wine towns (North of Santa Barbara) in Los Alamos, and down into the boulder coves of Joshua Tree. We have planned, designed, and/or managed magical weddings in amazing locations; including a forest, a motel parking lot, private estates, an avocado orchard, the high desert, and in some of our favorite Southern California wedding venues.Read More
Art & Soul Events designed and planned a moody and romantic cocktail party inspired wedding at Seventh Place, a new venue in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Think graffiti walls, bold and textural floral design from Foxtail Florals, and an eclectic Thrifted Sister lounge. Photography by Jes Workman!Read More
Courtney is a fashion blogger (Pretty Little Fawn) and she wanted a laid back, stylish, & fun wedding that reflected her down to earth vibe. I was thrilled to team up with Photographer Gaby J and Floral Designer Flora Pop to bring Courtney's vision to life! We served wine and beer on tap, chilli + cornbread for cocktail hour, and artisan grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup for dinner. And for dessert we served an assortment of mini donuts from Donut Snob. See all vendor credits at the bottom!
Photographer: Gaby J • Planning /Coordination: Art & Soul Events • Floral Designer : Flora Pop • Catering : The Blue Light Speak Cheesy • Rentals : Love More • Picnic Tables : The Riverbed Farm • Donuts: Donut Snob • Large Macrame: Laura Stewart Design • Dress- Vintage: Gossamer • Hair + Makeup: Chanel Marshall • Jean Jacket: JN by JN LLOVET • Bride's Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell • Engagement Ring: Satomi Kawakita Jewelry • Band: Lauren Wolf Jewelry • Groom's attire: Zara • Groom's Shoes: Urban Outfitters • DJ: DJ INTURN
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!
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Evangeline + Evan were married May 14th, 2016 at a private estate in Encino, CA and everyone wore white. Evan surprised Evangeline with a first look guitar serenade. We had a welcome party cocktail hour before the ceremony and then all guests paraded over to the ceremony area with Evangeline's mother and brother leading the way singing and strumming along to "Going to the Chapel". We served a delicious boozy punch, the wedding was overflowing with delicious food from Gjusta Bakery (served family-style) under the stars, and for dessert we had a paletas cart.
The ceremony backdrop was a custom planet made by Laura Stewart Design and the gorgeous florals were by the fabulous Of the Flowers! She transferred the 50 ft garland that framed the ceremony planet to the dinner table and surrounded it with black candles and a variety of fruit instead of flowers. We rented the handmade tables, chairs, and fur throws from The Wooden Palate and the beautiful china and glassware were rented from Fern & Bone! It was such an amazing day and I am so happy that Evangeline and Evan chose me to be their wedding planner. I loved helping them bring their magical and moody vision to life!
Photographer: Levi Tijerina • Planning /Coordination: Art & Soul Events • Florist : Of The Flowers • Dishware: Fern & Bone • Catering (drop-off): Gjusta • Bartender : Black Label Bartender • Tables & Chairs: The Wooden Palate • Planet: Laura Stewart Designs • Invites + Menus: Evan Carter • Napkins: DIY by Evangeline + Evan • Paletas: Si Paletas • Cocktail Hour/Dinner Service: Melissa Sanchez • DJ: Liz Ladoux • Hair + Makeup: Amber Rose • Wedding Dress: Odylyne the Ceremony • Jumpsuit: Asos • Dressing Gown: Karen Thomas of the Dress Theory San Diego • Suit : J Crew • Groom's Shirt: Noose & Monkey •
I thought it would be fun to share some highlights from 2013 Wedding on my anniversary today! Our ceremony was at the historic El Presidio Chapel, and our reception was at El Paseo Mexican Restaurant in Santa Barbara!
We hung Day of The Dead papel picado across the restaurant and each table was decorated with sugar skull table number holders, baskets of Mexican piñata candy, ceramic sugar skulls, mini-maraca escort cards, serape table runners, flower box centerpieces and potted succulents. I hand-painted a canvas guestbook, a sugar skull piñata card box, and a custom ring box. The guests danced the night away and it was an unforgettable & soulful event! Read more deatails on Offbeat Bride!!!