Erin + Chris – Santa Ynez Wedding

Wedding season is coming to a slow end for us as we approach Fall.  Our crazy but fun Spring and Summer we worked with the most amazing couples helping them execute their vision on their most important day to date!   It’s the best part of our jobs seeing them so happy, and having the best time with their friends and family.  Erin and Chris were no exception here. Erin contacted us and from our first conversation I knew she would be a Beijos bride.  Her sense of style and attention to detail was right up our alley and we couldn’t wait to help her design and plan out her day.  Plus she had already picked out her venue, Gainey Vineyard, which is in the heart of one of our favorite places, none other than Santa Ynez.   The light is just super magical against the rolling hills and rows of endless vineyards.

Lovely Photography by Ryanne Bee

Also find it here featured on Style Me Pretty last month!

As a bride, Erin was a master planner. A dream to work with as she was super organized and knew every detail she wanted to execute. With a beautiful venue like Gainey Vineyard on her side, she made plans to make it a super memorable one. Plus, with Beijos to bounce ideas off of and guide her vision, the day was literally perfect. It was overall rustic, which fit the surroundings.

It brought in a pretty dainty vintage vibe in the signage and tabletop but also had a fun edge to it with the catering and band. All of these elements making it very personal to Erin and Chris becoming “The Roses”. The ceremony space was breathtaking underneath a huge gorgeous oak tree overlooking…you guessed it, the beautiful rolling hills and the endless vineyards! How picturesque this place was!

The flowers fit the scene so well too with soft pinks and olive branch touches. The dance party though…wow! Erin was set on her band from the second she got engaged. Flash Plants, the 80’s tribute band was super entertaining, and the crowd was loving it!

From the couple… Before we started conceptualizing the style, we knew we wanted the whole weekend to feel like us, having our personalities and love shine through. We also wanted to give us and our guests a really really really good time and make it a memorable experience! Our ceremony was very personalized, emotional and heartfelt and our reception was just insanely fun! We felt it struck the perfect balance!

Style-wise I feel like, if Joanna Gaines and Kate Moss had a baby, it would be our wedding. The vibe was romantic and vineyard-chic and we had pops of fun, cool personal touches everywhere. We opted for a soft color palette of blushes, pinks and creams, mixing in olive tree leaf green and wood to play up the location, topping it all off with and an eclectic mix of warm metallics and of course touches of rose gold.

The one advice I would give, is to listen to the advice that everyone tells you – coming out the other side, it’s all true! I didn’t want to believe it, but yes, the day flies by; yes, it’s an out of body experience; yes the day won’t be perfect; yes make time in timeline to just enjoy and party and yes, make sure you eat!

Hands down one of the best dance parties we’ve been to at one of our weddings!!  Congratulations Erin & Chris, we will remember your special day always, thank you for letting us share your special day!

Xx Leah


Epoch Productions

Event Planning + Design

Beijos Events

Floral Design

Fleur De Rye

Wedding Dress
Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Show Me Your Mumu

Groom’s Attire, Groomsmen’s Attire

Friar Tux Shop Of Orange


Seaside Ceremonies


Jump On The School Bus

Wedding Venue

Gainey Vineyard


805 Party Pix

Calligraphy on Jacket

Bash Calligraphy

Hair & Makeup Bridal Party

Chiffon Salon


Cowboy Flavor



Mariachi Band

Mariachi Los Toreros

Signage Calligraphy

Perfect Fete

Bride’s Leather Jacket

Silence + Noise


Solvang Bakery

Bridesman’s Attire

The Black Tux

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Old World Hawaiian Engagement Session

I’m so excited to share with you today, Catherine and Sean’s engagement session that took place at Haiku Mill, where Old World meets natural Hawaiian splendor. She is our newest Beijos Bride, and you will definitely want to follow along with this pretty lady and her journey to the aisle! Plus, she is also one of my besties so this story is just that much more special. You will totally fall in love with this story, and the cute couple behind it.

 Cue the romantic movie! 

Photography by Engaged On Maui

Take it away, Cat!

Hi, Guys! My name is Catherine and I’m recently engaged! I live in San Francisco with my fiancé and our two sweet pups. I work in tech and love the hustle and bustle of this town.

Sean and I met at our old job; we were co-workers, in fact, he sat bird’s eye view of me for 2 years. So I’d say he was hard to miss. The engagement! Before I can gush about that, let me take you back a bit. Once upon a time, I was looking through a bridal magazine (as one un-engaged person does) and stumbled across a photo of a place that looked like a dream. I cut the image out, tucked it away in a notebook, not taking note of where the place was and not until the digital era came along did I find out that the magical place was Haiku Mill in Maui. Fast forward, to one of our trips to Maui- I found out that Haiku Mill offered agricultural tours and signed us up. Unfortunately, the day of the tour, we encountered some traffic and missed the beginning of it. We were able to walk the grounds where I fell even more in love with the space. Needless to say- this was not the day we were engaged. 
Fast forward again to 9 months later, Sean and I have headed to Maui again. Unbeknownst to me, my sweet boyfriend had a surprise plan to propose to me at the very place I have dreamt of getting married, Haiku Mill. He conjured up an elaborate lie convincing me he had been introduced to the owner of Haiku Mill and set up a private tour for us. Little did I know, he was scheming to propose. At one point during our “tour”, the gal showing us around disappeared to turn on some chandelier lights, and the next thing I know I turn around and Sean are on his knee! I couldn’t believe it! I had the surprise of my life. A few moments later I noticed from the corner of my eye a photographer that he hired to capture our special moment. He did so good! I will forever cherish these special moments!
 And the ring…I mean, it’s beyond anything I’ve ever imagined! It’s absolutely stunning. I catch myself gazing at my hand. It’s so sparkly, I can’t stop looking at it. Baby did good. REAL good.  The venue is, of course, Haiku Mill in Maui. It’s the dream becoming reality.

Parting words from the bride to be…

Maui is Sean and I’s happy place. My hope is to share our sentiments with our friends and family and that they all experience the same joy and happiness the island brings us. We are over the moon to have all of our loved ones join to see us through the next chapter of our lives.



Beijos Bride 



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By on August 28, 2017 in BEIJOS BRIDE, Engagement Session


Lana & Michael’s Historical Spanish Wedding

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!  I couldn’t think of a better day to feature my sisters beautiful Spanish inspired wedding, also featured on Green Wedding Shoes today too by the way.  Check out the feature here.

Photos by Megan Welker

Starting with moments after their first look in this pretty historic hacienda

Her bouquet was bananas, but what would you expect from The Bloom Babes??

I’m flashing back to last Fall when I was helping my sister plan her big day looking through all of these beautiful pictures.  Back then we were meeting on a regular basis dreaming up all of the fun details.  Even though I do this for a living and manage multiple weddings at a time, it’s pretty special to see your little sisters vision come to life.  A time of planning and executing I will never forget, only to get a perfect day as the end result.  Plus a happy new couple and a new member to our family.

Some of my favorites of the pretty flower girl…but I’m a little biased!

Bloom Babes did a perfect job with the florals as per usual…love working with those babes!

They got married at the coolest chapel in Downtown Santa Barbara. El Presidio de Santa Barbara Historic Park.  So much history in the prettiest little town.   Just what my sister had been envisioning for her day.  Here’s our dad waiting to walk his last daughter down the isle.

This is the coolest picture, I just love Mariachis!!

Let’s parade over to cocktail hour, shall we??

And the escort signage from Blot and Dot, one of the favorite details…

And some more killer reception details…

This is my favorite part of designing, the TABLE!!  From picking the flowers to the table number detail, the signature wine glass to the place card and don’t forget the favor…and wait the napkin!!  All of these little things are carefully thought of, and rightfully in it’s place.  It’s a beauty to see it all come to life.  These table essentials all work together creating a story of uniqueness and beauty,  and all the while going along with the theme of the event.

These paper flowers hanging along side the lights came out so good!!

Maracas at the table for the celebration.

And little tequila shot favors for the guests to take home.

Circa Vintage Rentals helped us design this cute lounge

Guestbook table

And the history of two families becoming one

On to the sweet heart table…

These florals!!

Now on to invite suite details… Um Meghann Miniello, your so good!

Her details…

The gorgeous bride

And his details…

The handsome groom

Let’s jump back into these two for their killer couple shots during cocktail hour, these are some of my favorites!!

I think these two will make cute babies….

Congratulations you two, now let’s meet the fam…

All of the adorable nieces and nephews.

And our little fam bam

One day I’ll tell you the story behind this outfit my dad chose.  Let’s just say he likes to stir the pot!! haha

Now let’s party!!

Cheers to you Mr. & Mrs. Beal!!

We can’t forget about these gorgeous and yummy cakes from Beverly’s best!!

Let’s boogie..

Best dancer of the evening hands down…

It’s been a pleasure to share this special day with you.  Hope you enjoyed peeking into it!!

Xx Leah

Venue: El Predidio Chapel & Casa De La Guerra  // Photographer:  Megan Welker @meganwelker // Design & Coordination Beijos Events @beijosevents // Videographer:  Amari Productions  @amariproductions // Hair & Make Up: HIkari Murakami @hikarimurakami  // Floral:  Bloom Babes @bloombabes // Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals @circarentals  // Classic Party Rentals @classicparty // Letter & Grain @letterandgrain // Otis & Pearl  @otisandpearl // Music: Mariachi Camarillo // DJ: AMS Productions  // Dessert:  Beverly’s Best Bakery @beverlysbakery // Photobooth:  Anna Delores Photo Booth @annadelores // Signage:  Blot & Dot @blotanddot // Invitations:  Meghann Miniello @meghannminiello // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show me your Mumu @showmeyourmumu // Flower Girl Dresses: Posh Peanut @poshpeanut // Groom Suit: Macy’s // Wedding Gown:  Marchesa @marchesafashion // Paper Flowers: Paperwhite Designs Etsy  // Favor: Viva La Press Etsy  // Paper Table Numbers: Calavera Press Etsy // Bride & Groom Sign: Duo Studio @theduostudio

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Beijos Bride- Bridal Fitness Routine

HI Friends!

Oh… my… goodness… I can’t believe my big day is almost here! Eek! I have exactly 17 days, 10 hours, 14 minutes, and 19 seconds till I become Mrs. Ajlouny. I’m just guessing… ha. I was chatting with you a couple weeks ago on my diet plan, and today I’m sharing with you the exact exercise routine that I do. It will have you in tip-top shape! If you stick with this routine, I guarantee you will see results, and you will feel so good. Results are obviously the goal here, BUT the ultimate cherry on the top is how you feel. Nothing feels better than to be the best healthy you before you become a Mrs. or Mr. Plus, it’s a stress reliever too. So here we go! Also, go at your pace if you don’t do this often.

Photos by Yasmin Sarai

Easy Circuit Workout Plan

This is a 5-day routine that is designed to burn fat and build muscle.

Useful tools:
Timer – Stopwatch, smart watch or mobile phone timer
Yoga/Workout mat
Weights (if you have them)
The beautiful outdoors



Day 1




Drink Water! Drink Water!

Day 2



You got this!

Day 3



Your feeling good, ladies! Remember drink water! and lots of it!

Day 4


Feel those thighs getting tight!

Don’t forget to stretch at the beginning!




Day 5


Best of luck ladies!



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By on September 19, 2016 in BEIJOS BRIDE, FITNESS


Beijos Shower- Tropical Brunch

My little sister is getting married!! Yay!!!! I could not be more excited for her, and not mention all the fun I get to have planning all the festivities! When it came to styling and planning her shower, I knew that I wanted to do something that was budget friendly and it had to be tropical. Since we were little, we always spent our summers somewhere tropical. Our family loves everything tropical so I knew this would be a hit for my sister and all her very special guests. Enough chit chat let’s get to it!

Photography by Yasmin Sarai

This tropical brunch is also being featured on Inspired by This today!





Throwing a shower can start to add up, and before you know it… well your broke. You don’t have to spend a fortune on design, stick to a couple of details. I used my budget on the main elements like flowers, food + drinks, and some decor details.

The biggest thing that you can’t put a limit on is flowers. This makes any party look good. It’s a must in our books. You can totally do it yourself, although with planning the shower yourself it sure does help when you have a florist in your corner. We had Ali from Wild Child flowers that came in and killed it!







The tables were a challenge for me. I wanted to keep with the budget but wanted them to look perfectly tropical. An easy and cheap way to add detail and color are placemats. Simply just get an image online and print on a thick card stock. On top of the placemats, I used a wooden charger and a clear plate that had each guest’s name on it. I used a food safe marker and bought the clear plates at the dollar store. Add a flower on each plate for a wow factor. Little details like this will go far with your guests.




All these ideas you can do yourself too! Ali used various clear bottles at each table and used tropical flowers, blush and coral hues of garden roses, and greenery. We used round tables which were a nice change of the usual rectangle tables you see a lot.


Another budget-friendly aspect was the signage. I used acrylic signs and white chalk marker, this way you can re-use the signs again.










Now food tables need some love too. Tropical fruit and flowers in wooden bowls were added to the food and dessert table to give the tables an organic tropical vibe. I just love this look!

Now for the yummy part… Dessert!









Hilary from The Sugar Studio did a passion fruit cream that was out of this world! Toasted coconut on top was the cherry on top! No party is complete without cake either. Our local bakery, Susie Cakes made a pink funfetti cake which is the bride’s favorite. I added flowers for a pretty touch.

Don’t forget, a mimosa bar is a must for a brunch shower. My dad built the bar, and he did such an impressive job! A fern garland was added to the bar to add some tropical detail.










No mimosa bar is complete without our favorite champs from One Hope Wine.









Rose gold pineapple tumbler from was perfect for this tropical party.




A special appearance from the cutest little flower girls!

It was such a special day for my sister and our family, and we can’t wait for the big day!


Styling/ Beijos Events 
Photography/ Yasmin Sarai
Passion Fruit la Creme/ The Sugar Studio 
Acrylic Signs/ Meghann Miniello  
Glassware + Flatware/ Danny Thomas Rentals
Napkins + Chargers/ Hostess Haven
Rose Gold Tumblers/ 



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By on September 13, 2016 in BEIJOS BRIDE, BRIDAL SHOWER, STYLED BY BEIJOS, Uncategorized