My favorite images of 2016

My favorite images of 2016

This year was an amazing year! It was my first entirely full season of weddings with Spreading Lovely, and I couldn't be more excited to share some of the highlights from my client's weddings and styled shoots! After such a positive year, I am looking forward to 2017 to collaborate with more amazing teams of vendors to create some beautiful memories with, and amazing photographers to capture these moments forever! 

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Kiira & Daniel's Backyard Wedding

Kiira & Daniel's Backyard Wedding

Of all the weddings I have seen and been a part of, Kiira and Daniel take the cake (okay pie!) of being the most invested physically into their day and the design.  They took it upon themselves to personalize every detail that could be made their own.  They met almost 7 years ago at UCSD engineering, and as engineers now, it goes without saying they are extremely creative and go-getters.  When I had our first video call with them - I instantly knew these two would create the most fun wedding - their guests were blown away!

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Rachel & Chris' Triple S Ranch Wedding

Rachel & Chris' Triple S Ranch Wedding

Not much can beat wine country in the summertime, and Rachel and Chris' August wedding at Triple S Ranch in Calistoga was no exception! These two are some of the kindest individuals I've come across and they are both exceptionally clever - they're scientists and engineers.  Talk of being an astronaut in their household is common language, but despite their amazing careers, they are incredibly compassionate people.  Foregoing a traditional registry, they made a donation to Planned Parenthood instead.  

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How to Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

How to Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

When I began the search for a wedding dress, I really had no idea what to expect.  As a planner, I focus on the logistical side and design aspects of putting together my client's weddings, but generally do not advise my brides on which dress to pick (trust me, you look amazing in every dress! I would be so unhelpful!). I had gone with my sister wedding dress shopping, but still, to be on the "trying on" side would be different than sitting and watching someone come out in new dresses every five minutes. 

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