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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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By on May 5, 2017 in BEIJOS BRIDE, BEIJOS WEDDING, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, STYLED BY BEIJOS, Uncategorized, WEDDINGS

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Chicas de Mayo

Every year we style a Cinco de Mayo tablescape, and this year we did it again!  What can we say, it’s a holiday and we can’t help ourselves.  This week we’ve gone over style and food, now we have to add in the table of course!  The Otomi print was the main inspiration along with the perfect girl’s day out, what I like to call Chicas de Mayo!  

Lucky me got to shoot at the incredible Puesto in downtown San Diego, such a fun spot for Cinco de Mayo.  It’s the perfect spot to meet up with your girlfriends for some margaritas and delicious food!  Any chance I have to get out with my girlfriends, I jump at it!  It’s not often that we can all get our busy schedules together, it’s like finding a unicorn to make it work, but when we do it’s always amazing.  So for this shoot I knew I had to make it all about girlfriends and having fun with them for such a fun holiday.

Speaking of girlfriends, my friend Julia from San Diego Songbird and Gunn & Swain helped me plan this fun shoot and styled the wardrobe for our models.  Always fun collaborating with that babe!  Back to the Otomi…. I love that print and have been a fan of it since Leah’s wedding.  She got married in Cabo and had that print on her tables, so I will forever associate it with Mexico and how fun it is!

Let’s get started with the amazing photos by Amy Lynn Photography

Call me old fashioned, but I like to start these posts out with the invite.  This one is beyond gorgeous and I’m in love with all the color!  Taryn of Twinkle & Toast is one of the prettiest hand calligraphers I know, she designed this one.  It’s styled with the cutest Otomi cocktail stirrers and acrylic place cards by The Roc Shop, which you’ll see through-out the shoot.  These girls work so well together and everything they touch is magic!

There are so many things about this table that I love… The flowers by Wallflower Inspiration are beyond gorgeous, she had just the right amount of Mexican flair mixed with bohemian goodness.  The pops of color, the limes and those peonies are beyond amazing.  She even added little pots of succulents and brought some fun straw flowers for me to use, which I am now obsessed with!

Don’t you just love the way the Otomi is carried on with the place cards and the menu?  I’m so in love with them and would be so so happy to have a margarita at this place setting!!

Whenever I get ready for any gathering there are two online shops that I look to…  One is Gunn & Swain who has my favorite blankets and home goods.  I used their amazing Cocoa Beach blanket as a runner to anchor the table and their serape pillows.  I also love The Little Market, their amazing creamics, glassware and baskets are also a must have in my home.  They are great for entertaining and although they are printed, you can really make them work for any occasion!  We have used The Little Market for every Cinco de Mayo table we’ve designed and styled.  It’s really easy to see why when you see these images.

Again, these flowers!!!  Swoon….

Now let’s get this party started and get our lady friends involved!!  I love having shoots with people in them, especially FUN people like these gals!  Our beautiful models for this shoot were Bianca of Bink & Boo and Sunny & Cheer, Sam of Little Petunia Consulting, Merrill of The Melideos and Esther of Wallflower Inspiration (our lovely florist).

Julia of Song Bird San Diego styled the ladies in vintage dresses by Sunny & Cheer and the pink fiesta dress by Gunn & Swain.  All of the gorgeous jewelry is by Hand Meets Sky, are you as in love with that turquoise as I am?!  And the lovely Emily Holliday did the hair and makeup, making the ladies even prettier. 

I don’t know what I want more… The turquoise ring or the margarita!

How bout’ these cuties at the bar?!  Heeeeeeyyyyy….

You know who is always invited to our events and shoots?!  The little chicas… And Miss Perry is the ultimate cutie!

Here’s some of her and her Mama…

Now, like I said, I’m traditional so I like to end with dessert… I basically like to end every day with dessert so may as well end this post!  Hey There Cupcake is one of the best in desserts, they have so much creativity and everything tastes really amazing.  I told them about my Otomi print inspiration and what they did really blew me away.  I mean, look at this spread!!

The cake is beyond amazing, and I love the flowers that were added!

How cute are these little llama cookies?!  I mean the fringe…  I think they’re my favorite cookie I’ve ever seen!

It’s just so good!!!

Now, you know these babes had to enjoy those sweet treats!!

Especially little Perry, seriously love this cutie!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Viva la Chicas de Mayo!!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on May 3, 2017 in CELEBRATIONS, CINCO DE MAYO, STYLED BY BEIJOS, STYLED SHOOTS, TABLESCAPES

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Edie Turns 5 with Tea & Belle

It has been a while Beijos Blog readers, and it’s feeling so good to write on here and share my daughters 5th birthday party with you all!  You can also find it here on 100 Layercakelet featured yesterday. 

As you know turning 5 is kind of a big deal, and even though I like to celebrate every year, this one had to be a memorable one. Adding to the pressure, Edie was insistent on a tea party!  She was also super excited to see the upcoming live action Belle movie that came out around her birthday, so she decided she wanted a tea party with Belle. Yeah, no big deal…make it happen mom!  Long gone are the days where mommy gets to choose the theme.  So  I had to put my Beijos hat on for this one and make it the way mommy wanted it, but also make her the happiest little girl in the world on her 5th birthday.  And it was pretty cool to see!! 

All photos by the lovely Heather Kincaid, at the cutest mama kiddo concept restaurant Au Fudge in Los Angeles.

Let’s start with the invites…

Meghann Miniello did an awesome job.  In fact, she knocked it out of the park with the doilies and the transparent yellow envelopes.  Man I’m a sucker for a good invite!!  Knowing Belle’s colors are red and yellow, I wanted to spin it up a little and make it a variety of pinks and yellow instead, haha.  I like the flow of those colors way better.  Plus they mix better with the metallics I was planning on integrating.  Then I found this magenta velvet ribbon and it added the perfect royal finishing touch! 

We had the party in the creative space at Au Fudge, which is a really pretty room! It connects to pretty cute tree house the kiddos were in most of the time, which allowed the mama’s to mingle and the kiddos to do their thing… get wild. I mean, I love this place, can one be open in every county??

Can we talk about this balloon install from Wild Child Party next please??  I called Jolie, because she’s been showing off her talents with balloon design and I asked her if we could do Edie’s name.  Let’s just say she’s pretty much amazing!

Jolie’s shop also provided the pretty pink table top. 

Loved tying in the magenta ribbon again here on the table.

Every little one had a personalized little tea cup at their place setting, hand written by Meghann Minniello

 

I wanted all the girls to have a little bouquet to take home and the boys an boutonniere of course!

Can we talk about these flowers?? Rekindle Creative is a pretty talented group!  I told them my vision and they got it plus added their own creative spin which I love!  All the shades of pink….heart eyes!!

The Cake was pretty and yummy might I add thanks to the pastry chef at Au Fudge

Cake topper by our girl Nic Roc Designs

More magenta ribbon on our little favors also integrating Belle’s hospitality “Be Our Guest”

This is my favorite picture of the birthday girl!!

The whole fam bam here to celebrate Edie!!

 

Little miss center of attention, and I think she liked it!

Now let’s get to tea time!

Cousin besties…

This avocado toast…let’s just say I dream about it!

These bouquets were killer… 

Then we surprised her with…Guess Who??!!??

The excitement on her face was magic!

She sang, did story time and painted their faces.  Belle was pretty much a must have at a princess tea party right??

BPIC (beijos partner in crime) and our Beijos family.

These girls are my heart…

All the little beauties doing their princess pose!! Yes, even Court and Levi!!

 It makes me so happy to see these little girls love each other like this.  Their mama’s have been friends for a lifetime!

Time to blow out the candles and call it another year Edie boo.

 Happiest 5th Birthday little love, I still can’t believe you are 5!!  Mama loves you will all of her being.

Xx Leah

Special Thanks to all of those who made Edie’s 5th Birthday nothing short of perfection!

Photography: Heather Kincaid Photo / Design & Styling: Beijos Events / Venue: Au Fudge / Flowers: Rekindle Creative Co. / Invitation & Calligraphy: Meghann Minniello / Cake Toppers: Nic Roc Designs / Balloon Install, Tabletop: Wild Child Party / Edie’s Dress: Little Ladies Boutique / Belle: Party Princess Productions

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By on April 28, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, KIDS, LIFESTYLE, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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Palm Springs 40th Birthday Party

When one of your favorite “friendors” asks you to help style and design her 40th birthday party in Palm Springs, you say YES!  Carlie Statsky is one of the most talented photographers we’ve been lucky enough to work with.  She was actually one of the very first photographers we collaborated with for a styled shoot when Beijos was in the beginning stages.  We’ve always loved how sweet and kind she is and have admired her beauty and generosity.

She reached out to us last year saying that she was ready to start planning her big 4-0 and had her heart set on Palm Springs… We knew it was a match made in heaven right then and there.  She gave us a little inspiration of what she wanted and we created a mood board that we all fell in love with… Add a few of our favorite vendors to the mix and this party has become one of our favorites.  Plus, it was at the Junipero, one of the most amazing spots in the desert.  Keep scrolling to see Carlie’s White Hot Party and how she celebrated her 40x around the Sun….

This party was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday, head on over to see more… 

All of the gorgeous photos are by Jenn Rodriguez, we love what she did!!!

And can you believe this babe is 40?!?!

Let’s start with the pretty invite by Meghann Miniello, who you know we love, but is also one of Carlie’s personal friends!  We worked off of a blue ombre theme inspired by the vibe of the Junipero which you’ll see below…  We love everything Meghann did, just look at those amazing blue palm frond cocktail stirrers!!  And just wait till you see the place settings…  Miss Meghann was not only involved behind the scenes but she got to be in on the fun as a guest!!  You’ll see her in a few photos below, she’s the gorgeous prego!!

There is our gorgeous table!!  I’m so proud of this one!  When in Palm Springs you must go modern and that’s just what we did, with a slightly tropical touch!  Like I said, I was inspired by the venue, the Junipero and a photo of a blue smoke bomb I saw on Pinterest.  It all canon balled from there and resulted in this beauty!  I reached out to my girls the Bloom Babes who never disappoint and really nailed it with a simplistic take on the tropical trend.  I love the way they incorporated palms, white florals and succulents.

Meghann handmade each and every place setting so the slight ombre effect was seen down the entire table.  We took that to the gorgeous glassware from Hostess Haven as well.  And how perfect are those dip dyed napkins from their amazing collection?!  They completed the place setting!

How cute are those little dip dyed tassels that Carlie’s other talented friend Julie Howard, owner of Shop Leo Kids, created.  When you have that many talented friends you better hit them up for a party like this!!!

Just so you can see what I’m talking about when I say that this place inspired me…  It not only inspired me to design this party but it also inspired me to take a vacation!!  Now I just have to find a free weekend…

We loved this little lounge area the Junipero has that overlooks the pool, so the Bloom Babes jazzed it up a bit!  How fun to sit around the fire pit enjoying your friends with a cocktail in hand…. Carlie, we are definitely copying your whole party FYI!!!

The One Hope wine & champagne was flowing, Stephen Lee created the most amazing Asian infused dishes and Beverly’s Bakery nailed it with the most gorgeous cake!!  The birthday girl looks as happy as can be, which is exactly what we wanted!

Here’s our gorgeous birthday girl with her hunk hubby Gabe and all of her close friends… We love that smile and that girl, she’s truly one in a million!!!  Here’s a little bit more from her….

“All I wanted for my birthday was to be warm with a bunch of my nearest and dearest, so Palm Springs seemed like the perfect place to go. After researching airbnbs in the area I fell in love with The Junipero, (from the Desert Collective) especially since we could rent out all of the rooms and have the whole place, (and pool) to ourselves, (all 13 of us!) We used the style, vibe and colors at the Junipero as the inspiration for the party, incorporating lots of whites, blues, greens and some bright yellow too. Jacquelyn and Leah from Beijos Events did the most amazing job designing and planning the whole event, and went above and beyond in creating the look and feel that I was dreaming of. I feel so lucky to have some ridiculously talented friends like them, as well as a bunch of others who not only contributed their creations to the event, but were also there to celebrate with me too. Meghann Miniello, (the beauty sporting the cutest baby bump) totally outdid herself making the watercolor invitations and menus, the acrylic signage and place cards, the gift prints that say ‘I love you more than Palm Springs’ (on one of my palm photos) and the cutest custom laser cut palm swizzle sticks, and Julie from Shop Leo made the rad dip dyed tassels at each place setting. The Bloom Babes brought the modern boho vibe to life by adding greenery and texture to every space, and I love how they even wove palms into the outdoor furniture. :)”

“We arrived that afternoon to see everything all set up beautifully, then got dressed up in shades of white and started the celebrations by popping the champagne and taking photos around the property with Jen, (that lady is truly as talented as she is sweet and she gave me the best birthday present a girl could ask for with all of these amazing tangible memories to keep) before heading out to the desert for sunset with some white smoke bombs that the boys had fun with. One of the highlights of the day was when we were chasing the setting sun and arrived at this spot in the desert covered in white windmills just as the light was glowing from behind the mountains and we just started walking towards that dreamy light! After sunset we headed home for dinner. Jaime from The Junipero recommended that I reach out to Stephen Lee for catering and he came up with the perfect asian-inspired menu for a warm Palm Springs night. We topped the night off with a delicious lemon cake from Beverly’s Bakery for desert, and then jumped in the pool and stayed in there for hours. It really could not have been a more perfect way to start my new decade of life. A huge and heartfelt thanks to everyone involved – you managed to make turning 40 a positive thing and a whole lot of fun!”

Carlie’s beautiful dress is by Spell and her hair and makeup was by Kelly Jones Makeup & Hair

As Carlie said, this group took full advantage of their time and headed out for a sunset photo shoot at the windmills in Palm Desert… These shots are so amazing and such a great way to ring in your 40th year!!!  Well played Mrs. Statsky!

BABES!!!

Love this lady so much!!!

Doesn’t get much better than that!!!  Happy Birthday Carlie!!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on April 26, 2017 in BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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Girly Galentine Playdate

You know we couldn’t let a holiday go by without throwing a par-tayyyyyyy!!!  Valentine’s Day deserves lots of love and that’s what this girly Galentine playdate is about!  I gathered up the ultimate girl squad for this shoot and the cuteness enthused.  The best part was that all of these girls had the best time together and it was so fun watching them play!

 The adorable clothing line Stella Phoenix is what inspired me to throw this little party.  I saw an image of their amazing collection and knew it would be the perfect attire for Valentine’s Day.  The pieces were even cuter in person, I swear!!  Being a mom to two boys this was my chance to go all out girly and I loved every second of it!

This party is also featured on 100LayerCakelet today!

All photos are by Dulcet Creative

Now are you ready for the ultimate girliest playdate you’ve ever seen??  Because I don’t know if you can handle the cuteness…  Let’s start with the amazing balloon install from Wild Child Party complimented by the beautiful flowers by Of the Flowers and the gorgeous rentals from 6th and Detroit…  Giving me all the Valentine’s feels…

Meghann Miniello created the sweetest invite that would make any heart flutter… I carried on the cute acrylic heart theme to the table as well.  Playing with all of this pink was way too fun!!  We threw floral confetti by The Confetti Bar around and the girls had the best time doing it!

The table had a mix of wooden plates from The Little Market, amazing paper tabletop goods from Wild Child Party, and the pop of acrylic pieces from Meghann Miniello.

I layered bright pink Gunn & Swain blankets and pillows with some white mud cloth Boho Pillows

Now for the cutest girl squad you have ever seen… I seriously want to be them when I grow up!  These girls have more sass and more confidence than most adults I know!  We could all learn from their girl power!

Iris & Zooey

Perry & Edie

Rylie & Lucca

And of course this cutie, Avalon

I think I was just more in awe of how adorable these girls were and how much fun they had together.  Aren’t our girl friendships the best?!  And you can see how evident that is at even this young age!  Makes me so grateful to be a girl and get to share this love with my fellow ladies!!

Cute XOXO balloons from North Star Balloons

Like we said, Stella Phoenix is what really inspired the shoot with their adorable collection, but our buddies at Little Style Collective styled the girls up right!  They threw in some fun sunnies, jewelry, bags and shoes that completed each little gal’s get up.  We also had fun with some ban.do tumblers, party straws and sunnies too!

There’s that amazing acrylic magic from Meghann Miniello – All the Heart Eyes!!

The girls got spoiled with the sweetest cookies from Parchment.  We love everything she creates because she puts so much detail into each delicious cookie!

All I know is these girls were made to party… They had so much fun sitting around acting like grown ups, whilst stuffing their faces, haha!  My kind of girls!!!

So we loved this peacock chair from 6th and Detroit so much, along with the insanely gorgeous floral garland Of the Flowers added to it we dubbed it the Princess Chair!  Each girl got to sit in the chair and do their own Princess pose… I can’t make this stuff up people… Please god, let me talk my husband into having a girl!!!  I was the biggest tomboy ever growing up but I love seeing this stuff!!

Avalon marches to the beat of her own drum!  And since she was the littlest at the shoot, she wanted the littlest chair… And trust me, you don’t want to argue with this one!

Here’s just a bunch more photos because, well, the cuteness…  The adorable princess star wands are a new addition to Gunn & Swain’s site and they’re only $10 a pop!  Trust me, big hit!!

And that’s a wrap!  I’ll seriously be dreaming about living in this pink girly wonderland the rest of the day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on February 14, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, STYLED BY BEIJOS, STYLED SHOOTS, VALENTINE’S DAY

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