Friday, October 17, 2014

Harvest-Inspired Engagement Party Shoot

Fall is my most favorite time of the year and after the summer we had, I have been anxiously awaiting that perfect autumn weather. So when Heather of Petals and Stones messaged me about with the idea of doing an autumn farm-to-table shoot, I couldn't be more excited! This entire team did an unbelievable job and I'm just so excited to share the images from this shoot! Oh, and don't forget to check out the lovely video Miguel Garcia Studios created - it's pretty darn awesome.

About this shoot: "My husband and I love to relive memories of our local grown inspired wedding, and brewery rehearsal dinner 14 years ago! I might go so far as to say we were a little cutting edge ;) After picking up my vegetable basket from the farm I popped over to the Ecology Center to buy some locally made jam… And once again I was so inspired by the space and what they are doing to educate our community on the impact that we have on our world, check them out here! I thought, if my husband and I were to do it all over again this is the place we’d want to celebrate! The Ecology Center is such an amazing venue for an engagement party or rehearsal dinner! We made use of all the nooks and crannies the property has to offer! Amy of All in the Detail Design came along side me to bring my vision to life! We imagined lush farm to market flowers, vegetables and pumpkins, a harvest inspired menu, super unique cake and a craft beer tasting fit for a foodie couple!" -Heather of Petals & Stones

Farm to Table // Southern California Bride shoot from Miguel Garcia Studios

Vendors: Photographer: Tiffany Amber Photography* | Venue: The Ecology Center | Event Coordinator: All in the Detail Design* | Jewelry & Creative Director: Petals & Stones* | Cake: RooneyGirl BakeShop* | Videographer: Miguel Garcia Studios* | Catering: Jay's Catering | Furniture Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Stationery: Lucy Celebrates | Florals: Enchanted Fine Florals* | Bridal Boutique: Love & Lace Bridal Salon* | Beverages: Left Coast Brewery | Hair & Make-up: Beauty and the Beach

["*" denotes Southern California Bride Top Wedding Vendors]

    
   
    
 
[Important note: The Ecology Center does not host weddings. However, they can host small events.]

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Luxe Wine Country Estate Wedding Inspiration from Michelle Garibay Events

When I saw the images from shoot shared by two of SCB's talented top wedding vendors, Michelle Garibay Events and RooneyGirl BakeShop, I just knew I had to feature it on SCB. The table elements have been previously featured in San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, so be sure to check it out if you have a chance!

What I love most about SoCal is you have so much all within driving distance. You've got your mountains, the desert, the beach, and you've even got your vineyards. All these places have gorgeous venues so there is something for everyone. I totally love what Leah Marie Photography along with Michelle Garibay and their team did with this shoot. She showed us that vineyard weddings don't have to be vintage or rustic in theme. They can be elegant and luxurious - just like this shoot and I love that so much! 


About the shootThe inspiration behind this shoot is the premise that the Temecula wine region is more than just wine or rustic-themed weddings. The destination has shown tremendous growth – in appeal and overall offerings - attracting a more trend-setting couple who wants a boutique feel, an amazing food and wine experience and exceptional service.

Exclusive wine country estates are the perfect backdrop for a personalized and lavish wedding with no detail left out - an over-the-top invitation sets the tone for the event, an elegant estate, sweeping panoramic views, a beautifully hand-crafted cake, an inviting champagne lounge, luxurious linen and lush, dramatic florals - top it off with a regal horse and a luxury getaway car and you have an unforgettable experience for all of the senses.

Vendors: Photographer: Leah Marie Photography | Event Planner/Design: Michelle Garibay Events | Florals: RSVP Events Floral Studio | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Jake Duke | Linens: Designer Specialty Linens | Gown & Accessories: Jaime Elyse Couture | Tux: Friar Tux | Stationery: Paper Villa | Cake: RooneyGirl BakeShop | Hair & Make-up: Marjorie Horn, Michele Von Entress, Steve Romero | Videography: Ashley Nicole Video Productions | Venue: Gershon Bachus Vintners in Temecula

   
Michelle Garibay Events and RooneyGirl BakeShop are members of our Top Wedding Vendor Guide. 
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