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I may be just a little late (okay, try like 10 months late) to posting this. But it’s never too late to show off some of my absolute favorite wedding inspo, so here it goes friends!

Emily from the Bloombabes came to me with this amazing idea to use a Greenhouse for a style shoot. Her vision was to incorporate insane florals, a photographer to die for + models so stunning it made my heart flutter. I couldn’t say no!

We quickly put together an insane group of wedding vendors that made this vision come together in a matter of days. I curated a look incorporating jewel tones to compliment a soft + romantic floral color palette, using an agate charger, matte black plates and deep purple + silver glasses. We wanted the greenery of the greenhouse to really pop so we kept the florals in a soft palette. Our model wore a very simple wedding dress from Archive Bridal and showcased a hair + make up look that was to die for. Seriously, jaw dropping. We frolicked through the aisles of the greenhouse and had the best day ever!

They say good things come to those who wait (so the waits over now, haha!)… To see the full feature, check it out on Green Wedding Shoes here!

Link: https://greenweddingshoes.com/pantone-2017-color-of-the-year-greenery-wedding-inspiration/

 

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Photography: Kara Donovan Photography

Venue: Leucadia Nursery

Design + Coordination: Kelsey Rae Designs

Beauty: Katie L’Heureux

Dress: Archive Bridal

Florals: Bloombabes

Rentals: Witty RentalsHostess Haven

Calligraphy: Bevy and Brine Calligraphy

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meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective) Modern Greeks often use this to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be.

Ilyssa + Kyle Meraki, two of the sweetest souls ever. I met with these two initially over Skype (thank God for amazing technology these days!) as they were living up North and I’m based in Southern CA. I knew in that first conversation I was going to just adore them!

They shared their sweet love story + filled me in on their vision for the big day, to include: Succulents, Literature, Greenery, Contemporary Art, Blush Lace, Sage, Romantic Details, Welsh Corgis, and Star Wars. I was intrigued.

And boy it did not disappoint one bit. Complete with Sand Troopers guarding their first look + the entrance as guest’s walked in, all the way down to the collected books on each table, no detail was missed by these two. They brought their closest friends + family together and danced the night away!

Congrats I + K, I love you both!

xo

Kelsey Rae

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Photography: Allie Lindsey Photography

Videography: Jeremiah Idema Videography

Venue: Green Acre Campus Point

Design + Coordination: Kelsey Rae Designs

Hair: Jessica Tyransky Hair + Makeup 

Makeup: Jessica Bergthold

Desserts: Bang CookiesThe French Gourmet

DJ: Pacific Entertainment

Florals: Modern Bouquet

Rentals: Abbey’s Party Rentals

Calligraphy: Amy Cash

Transportation: Masterpiece Limo

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Brigitte + James’ wedding at Temecula Creek Inn was a beautiful day! (Even if it was one of the hottest weekends of the year!) Kelsey + I joke that we somehow attract lawyers because this was our third wedding of the year where at least one of the pair was a lawyer!

Brigitte + James had so many fun personal touches throughout the evening like jenga, personalized corn hole, tables named after adventures they had been on together, personal succulents for each guest + an adorable choreographed first dance!

They had a great dancing crowd too (our fav!) + the amazing Brian Stodart kept the guests on their feet the entire night! Their desserts also didn’t disappoint as they had donuts AND cake, a couple after my own heart for sure!

Working at Temecula Creek Inn is always such a blast + we wish Brigitte and James so much happiness together!

xo

Courtney

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Photography: Michelle Kyle Photography

Venue: Temecula Creek Inn

Design + Coordination: Courtney with Kelsey Rae Designs

Beauty: Vanity Belle

Music: Brian Stodart

Photo Booth: Nina Gallery Photo Booths

Cake: Susie Cakes

Videography: Lovestyle Films

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Mimosa’s, a gorgeous beach setting, brunch food (my fav!) + one beautiful couple… Ashley + Ben’s wedding at L’Auberge was a dream! Ashley reached out to me to help plan her seaside affair + I jumped on it in a heartbeat! Not only was L’Auberge on my dream list of places to work at, the fact that Ashley wanted to incorporate a boho style, with my favorite blue color palette, was almost too good to be true!

We got an early start to the day, as it was a brunch wedding! I didn’t know I could be that much of an early morning person, but as I showed up with my Starbucks in hand and saw the perfect beach gloom overhead, I knew it was going to be the perfect day.

Ashley got ready with her sweet little pup by her side. The first look was a dream + the vows they shared were just so special! They welcomed their guests to the rooftop deck at L’Auberge for the most amazing brunch celebration.

Seeing the love these two share is the reason why I do what I do! I wish so much love + happiness to Ashley + Ben!

xo

Kelsey

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Photography: Plum & Oak Photo

Venue: L’Auberge Del Mar

Design + Coordination: Kelsey Rae Designs

Beauty: Jerelynrox Makeup

Florals: Bloom Babes

Bride’s Gown: BHLDN

Music: JP Hennessey

Rentals: Hostess HavenCC Vintage Rentals, TBD Rentals

Transportation: Rolls Livery

Cake: Little Cakes

Officiant: Pastor Mike Mitschke

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When Sara first reached out to me to help with the design of her wedding, I gushed hard. She’s a coordinator herself, so you imagine how honored I felt that she wanted to bring me on to help marry both her + her future hubby-to-be’s styles together. And the fact that her style was on trend + super rad, was just an added bonus. I literally hit the jackpot with these two.

You can imagine my surprise when I found out that Tony was more drawn to a traditional look, with draping and blush flowers + Sara was drawn to industrial modern, mixed metals + moody tones. Quite the stark contrast. I really tried to bring these two styles together with hints of softness in the draping at the ceremony site and touches of lighter florals to contrast the moody tones happening in other parts of the design.

The end result… perfection.

I grew to love these two so much. Sara is insanely talented herself + has THE best taste ever. A recipe for a good coordinator.

S + T, I wish nothing but the very best for you two! Thanks for letting me play a small part in your insanely dreamy wedding!

xo
Kelsey

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Photography: Elizabeth Lauren Photography

Venue: Galway Downs

Design: Kelsey Rae Designs

Favors: Cravory

Music: Austin Murray Entertainment

Florals: Sweet Stems Florist

Rentals: Witty Rentals, Madam Palooza, Rustic Events

Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booths

Cake: Laura Marie’s Cakes

Videography: Jay + Mack Films

Bride/ Coordinator: 9 Twenty Eight Events

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