Katie + Keith's Engagement Session- Temecula, CA

Temecula Wedding Planner It was New York City, in the midst of Central Park, where Keith got down on one knee and asked Katie to spend the rest of her life with him.

She said yes!

And that left me with the lovely honor of collaborating with Plum & Oak Photo and Carla Kayes Floral Design to put together a beautiful picnic set up in the midst of the rolling hills of Temecula. It was pure love and bliss for Katie and Keith, and #ThePrettyProject. Congrats on your engagement, you two!

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XO // Kelsey

Alyssa + Todd's Engagement Session- Temecula, CA

When Elyse of Plum & Oak Photo shared the engagement session for Alyssa and Todd, I knew that she had captured it perfectly! Alyssa told me she had decided on Ponte Family Estate as her location for the shoot and I knew it was going to be amazing. Ponte holds such a special spot in my heart as I worked there for several years and it continues to be the premier wedding venue in Temecula Wine Country. Ladies, if you have not chosen your wedding venue yet, you do not want to miss out on this stunner! San Diego Wedding PlannerNow back to Alyssa and Todd... I am fortunate enough to have learned their story over time. I tend to have a few too many coffee dates and email chains going with my brides, so when they open up to me about their story, I just can’t help but get a little giddy inside! These two met at church and brought their beautiful son into this world. They are truly a beautiful family inside and out. Alyssa and Todd are tying the knot this July in San Diego at the Bali Hai Restaurant and I get to be apart of this special day! Can it be summer yet?

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And I do not want to leave out who did Alyssa’s beautiful hair and makeup- Stacey with Beauty by Stacey. I met Alyssa through Stacey, as she assists her on wedding days. The wedding world is a small one but the fact that Stacey put Alyssa and I together, was perfection.

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You also do not want to miss the full feature on August Willows!

Congrats on your engagement Alyssa and Todd!

XO // Kelsey

Elyse + Jake's Engagement Session- De Luz, CA

Temecula Wedding Planner Elyse is bubbly and sweet, with beauty that radiates inside and out. Jake is easy to talk to and one of the nicest guys I have ever met. They complete each other.

So when I came across their engagement photos recently taken by the super talented Kandis Marino, I knew I had to share them with you all! I cannot wait to coordinate and style the heck out of their wedding in San Clemente on May 2nd!

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Elyse may be my better half with our business ventures and #ThePrettyProject, but I'm preparing myself to share her with Jake soon… I cannot be more happy for the both of them!

XO // Kelsey

Introducing #ThePrettyProject!

Temecula Wedding Planner Today is the day! The day I get to finally introduce #ThePrettyProject- A wedding and lifestyle collaboration between Plum and Oak Photo and I, showcasing all things pretty! This may even include a little champagne, gold glitter and sparklers! We cannot wait!

#ThePrettyProject blog series will feature the best of the best in the industry! Elyse and I love our local vendors and want to share their talents with you too! After all, they are some of the most amazingly talented people we know!

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We’ll bring a fresh look on trends that are… well trending. We won’t just stop there, we’ll start our own trends too! We’re just like you, with our newsfeeds full of wedding and lifestyle blogs and our purses filled with wedding magazines. We are challenged to bring something new in the midst of the creative world!

#ThePrettyProject: Pretty inspiration for the creative folk and those that want to be.

We would love to connect with you on instagram! We may even post a sneak peek of our first pretty feature: A Pretty Donut Bar. You can find us at @elysewhall and @kelseyraedesigns! Don’t be shy, leave us a little dancing-girls-with-bunny-ears emoji and say hi!

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We welcome #ThePrettyProject with open arms and hope you do to!

XO // Kelsey

Carli + David's Engagement Session- La Jolla, CA

“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

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When Carli and David came to me saying they wanted to take unique pictures not just at the beach, but in a cute little town setting, I knew La Jolla Shores would be the perfect spot! With its quaint and colorful buildings and close proximity to the salty ocean waves, I knew without a doubt this would be a hit. With David being from Colorado and Carli from Temecula Wine Country, they strived to get something different, and that was certainly accomplished with the talented Elyse Barton of Plum & Oak Photo behind the camera!

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I could not be more excited to be a part of my sister’s wedding day this upcoming July at Wiens Winery! Enjoy these sweet, genuine and authentic engagement photos- I can’t stop smiling seeing the love portrayed!

They trusted me with a paint brush and some wood to create signs that enveloped their love for Christ and love for each other. 1 John 4:19 was an easy choice as it simply states the foundation of love.

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They did not want to miss out on showcasing their playful side and love for vans shoes. Not to mention that Carli has to stand on her tip-toes to reach David! Such a fun portrait of their personalities!

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In just 6 months Carli is going to be a married woman. I am excited to see what God has in store for her and David and their fun-filled future ahead of them!

XO // Kelsey