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

#ThePrettyProject- A DIY Donut Bar

Temecula Wedding Planner There are certain things in life that just get me way too excited- the taste of anything chocolate, the building music in my pure barre class, the anticipatory feeling of a new travel adventure… and the fact that our very first feature in #ThePrettyProject is published on my all-time favorite blog, Style Me Pretty today!! But really, nothing beats Style Me Pretty!

I am still trying to figure out if this is real life.

You do not want to miss all the pretty on SMP here!

When Elyse Barton of Plum & Oak Photo and I came together to create #ThePrettyProject we had high hopes for it! We simply wanted to bring our fresh style and ideas to the masses. With a blanket laid out in a grassy field, we set to work creating a dreamy, affordable Donut Bar for any occasion. (And don’t think we weren't sneaking bites of anything!)

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Here are all the items you will need to make this delicious setup come to life:

  • A throw blanket- We suggest a fun color and found ours at Target!
  • Plain or lightly glazed donuts (homemade or store-bought, 2 per person)
  • Mismatched china including bowls, cake stands, plates and platters of various sizes and heights. We went thrifting at the local Salvation Army store and found our gems!
  • Your favorite toppings (we used rainbow sprinkles, M&M's, shredded coconut, crushed Oreos, and melted semi-sweet chocolate… but we could have gone on, and on, and on…)
  • Seasonal flowers and greenery of your choice- Take a jaunt to your local farmers market- reasonable prices and amazing flowers- win, win!

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What better way to eat donuts than in a picnic setting? We couldn’t imagine it any other way. We carefully curated our mismatched pieces and filled a vase with eucalyptus and ranunculus we sourced locally. The colors popped and the toppings were so fun to play around with!

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We suggest creating name cards for your toppings too! This is where you can have as much fun with it as you want! Because in our case, “Donuts- They Solve All of Life’s Problems!”

And pretties- we’ve created a template for you to make your own name cards too! You can find the templates here and here!

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So we hope this encourages you to shop inexpensively and locally and create the donut bar of your dreams!

#ThePrettyProject: Pretty Inspiration for the Creative Folk and those that Want to Be

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