Angel + Tim's Wedding | Sequoia Retreat Center

If you want a wedding in a serene area surrounded by miles of redwoods, Sequoia Retreat Center is a perfect location.  The drive is a bit of a trek through windy narrow roads, but once you arrive you are just in awe of the beauty of the gorgeous grounds.  I hope you enjoy these pictures of Angel and Timothy's wedding shot by Nima Salimi!    

Month of Coordination: Harvesting Love Events
Hair/Make Up: Nikki Ngo

Gloria and Jonathan's Saratoga Wedding

It was music to my hears to hear guests say, "This is SOOO Gloria," as they were entering into the reception space.  At that moment, I knew our team of vendors did a killer job at nailing down exactly what Gloria and Jonathan had in mind for their special day.  

The bride's vision was to incorporate peach, mint, and gold as their color scheme, along with some whimsical touches to give it a flair.  One thing that was an absolute must for Gloria were the vintage tea cups.  I have to be honest, I was a little hesitant at first, but it ended up being a perfect personal touch to the whole decor.  If you are looking for a vintage feel with a whimsical touch to your big day, check out Gloria and Jonathan's wedding below.  

Event Design: Harvesting Love Events
Photography: Daniel Kim Photography
Florist: Flowerstory
Hair/Make Up: Aimee Lam
Invitations/Escort Cards: Bride
Ceremony: Los Altos United Methodist Church
Reception: Saratoga Country Club
Chivari Chair and Linen Rentals: A Party Place

Pottery Barn Inspired Mood Board

This mood board was inspired by one of my May 2015 clients who is having a Pottery Barn inspired event.  I am loving the lace, whites, navy, and classy rustic appeal that this bride has picked out.  What about you?


Photos Credit: Florals with Plating-Style Me Pretty, Dessert Bar- Twiggs Floral Studio, Gazebo-Style Me Pretty, Elegant Barn- Lane Dittoe, Menu-Elizabeth Anne Designs, Navy Suit-Once Wed

Elegant Redwood Forest Photoshoot

One of the great things about being an event stylist/planner in the Bay Area is that there are an array of choices of natural landscapes.  I was approached by Arnau Dubois to do an elegant styled shoot in the redwood forest and I couldn't refuse.  We were fortunate enough to have the Sequoia Retreat Center host our shoot and it was just the perfect place.  Here are some pictures of our shoot captured by two great talents, Arnau Dubois and Megan Tsang.

Event Design: Harvesting Love Events
Photography: Arnau Dubois Photography and Megan Tsang Studio
Flowers: Flowerstory
Cake: Kaycakes Bakery
Model: HMM Models
Hair/Make Up: Styles by Ann
Venue: Sequoia Retreat Center
Wedding Dress: Jin Wang Bridal
Tableware: Stuart Party Rentals

DIY Copper Vase

Photo via This Love of Yours

In my organic botanical shoot, my focus was to incorporate a lot of copper elements.  This shoot was a bit tricky because anything made out of copper seems to be extremely expensive.  Of course I had to have copper vases which were inspired by this Pinterest picture I found.  I did happen to find some all the way in Europe, but I didn't want to pay over $100 for just one shipping!  Instead of getting actual copper vases, I decided to make my own.  The copper material was inexpensive as well as the glass vase.  Plus it only took me five minutes to do each vase.  Happy crafting!    

2) Measuring Tape
3) Exacto Knife
4) Glue Gun
5) Cardboard or Cutting mat for cutting
6) Round Glass Vase

1) Measure the height and perimeter of the vase with measuring tape.

2) Use a ruler to draw out where you will be cutting.  Use an exacto knife to cut the copper metal sheet.  Optional: If your copper metal is crinkly, use the ruler to smooth it out.

3) Make sure the copper metal sheet wraps around nicely around the vase.  It's ok if there is some extra that wraps around.

4) Carefully glue the copper metal sheet tightly around the vase.  Make sure you don't put a big glob of glue or else it may show.

5) After gluing, hold the copper metal sheet down for about 10 seconds to make sure it's glued on.

6) Put a plant or some nice flowers in it and make it look pretty!

Photo Via This Love of Yours