A Galentine’s Wine & Cheese Night with the Best Babes

I’ve got the ultimate girl’s night out for you today with this Galentine’s wine & cheese night!!  Every girl needs a good night out with their best babes near Valentine’s Day… Certainly it’s a day of love with our men, but we’ve gotta recognize the other great loves in our lives…  Our girlfriends!!!  Because without them, where would we be?!  And for some of us, we’d rather be with our ladies than our men most days, ha!

I wanted to style and design a fun Galentine’s Night for my best girls!!  Lucky for me they are all talented fellow vendors so we got to have lots of fun and make the night extra pretty. The party was held at The Ma’amsion – aka the new amazing studio owned by Jesi of Jesi Haack Design, Carissa of JL Designs and Erica of 1011 Makeup.  I had a vision of pinks and mustard yellow for the colors and went from there!

Obviously a good girls night involves some key elements – wine & food.  That’s why I opted for a wine & cheese night!  Of course we reached out to our friends at One Hope and Smoke & Brine to make this idea a reality.  They made our dreams come true with this one, some of us had a little too much fun!  And by some of us, I mean me, hehe…

Keep scrolling to see all of the magic, or head to Green Wedding Shoes where it is also featured!

Photos by Pearl & Ash Photography

First things first, this stunner of an invite by Poppy Jack Shop.  She got the colors I wanted right, mustard yellow and pink!  Love that combo so much, and I know you will too once you scroll through these photos…

The gorgeous florals are by Rooted & Wild.  Yep, that talented lady who just showcased a DIY floral arrangement on the blog earlier this week!  Indeed, this lady knows what she’s doing in the flower department.

Equally amazing as the florals – the insane balloon installation from Wild Child Party.  Jolie, my friend and owner, was a guest and really brought it with the most amazing girly pink balloon arrangement!

The pretty tabletop pieces were from L’entramise, and the gorgeous table runners are from Party Crush Studio.  I also bought and stained individual boards and had the talented Courtney from Poppy Jack Shop add her calligraphy to each making them place cards.  Such a fun way to personalize something for your guests and a sweet gift for them to leave with!

Clearly, we had One Hope, which never fails to get us nice and toasty… Perhaps some of us a little too toasty, haha!

We didn’t have any fun at all… None, I swear!!

Feast your eyes on this beauty!  Smoke & Brine knows how to create a whole lot of pretty!!

Last but not least we got to enjoy the prettiest and yummiest treats brought by Melody, owner of Sweet & Saucy Shop all on the prettiest bed of pillows from Found Rentals! Sweet & Saucy Shop’s desserts are equally yummy as they are unique and beautiful.

Ultimately I think we all need girl time, it’s so important to have a good squad of babes on your side.  Without a doubt, these girls I get to call my friends are some of the best!



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She’s Magic, That One! – An All Glitter NYE Bash

In the midst of all this fun holiday content, we had to throw in some glitter for New Year’s Eve. Believe it or not, it will be here before you know it. We love throwing and creating magic when it comes to New Years Eve celebrations. And well, this one is pure magic. New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating the new year to come, and when it comes to little girls… the only way to celebrate is with lots of candy, sparkles from head to toe, and glitter dance parties. 

As we say goodbye to 2017, we are so excited to see what 2018 will bring us. We head into a full list of pretty we want to create, and we know that we can’t make any of that happen without the creative vendors we work with. A big thank you to all the vendors that we call dear friends and let us create and inspire. 2018, we are coming for ya! 

Want more glitter and sparkle? Head on over to 100 Layer Cake-let!

Photos by Julie Cahill

This little par-tay was all about glitter and sparkles, and it’s in every detail, cause what little girl doesn’t love sparkle? New Year’s Eve is all about letting it all out, and oh boy did these girls party it up! Every bash starts with the announcement to let you know of the fun headed your way. Our pal, Meghann Miniello created some magic of her own with this vintage vibe invite. And check out her mirrored signage as you read thru the post!

Now, let’s talk table decor, shall we? I had this idea about confetti filled placemats when I was dreaming up this shoot. The Confetti Bar, made exactly what I was thinking, and it makes the table sparkle, don’t you think! Confetti filled placemats for 2018? I think so!

If you’re looking for a place that you can create custom and personalized table decor and everything party wise all in one shop, then Beau-Coup is the place to find it all. I love this online store as they are very affordable and you can get large quanties.


No party is complete without flowers. We love them; you love them. They are a must. And, Jennifer from Busy Bee’s Floral Design created her own magic with this natural color toned arrangement for the table. 

Every party needs SUGAR! The table and floors were filled with it! You bet they got their hands on all that Marini’s taffy and gemstone rock candy from Lucitini Cakes. And the sugar doesn’t stop there. Fresh caramel apples from Marini’s Candies were the cherry on top for these ladies. All this sugar naturally led to a dance party!

Tu-tu cute!

A little girl needs a little sparkle right? Madison from Beauty by M, came and dolled up these girls, and I have to say I was a bit jealous I didn’t get any glitter. Every little girl’s dream wardrobe right here! A wardrobe rack filled with endless glitter dresses and rompers from Rainey’s Closet for the girls to pick from. Totally jealous again! These TuTu de Monde dresses are so dreamy, but they can be a little bit of an investment for you. But, Rainey’s Closet rents out all this pretty plus more for any special occasion. Genius idea!

I mean CMON! Dying! 

Gunner + Lux Disco Dance Club Necklaces and Custom Headbands from David and Leanna completed this New Year’s party attire. 


We ended our little bash like every New Year’s Eve party should end, in full floral + glitter bomb. I think these girls could have spent all day throwing glitter and flowers in the air. So fun! And kinda hilarious, when we told them they could do so. All girls looked straight to their moms for confirmation that this was ok. 

“So you are saying its ok to make a mess?”

Yes, little one. It is! 

She’s magic, that one! 







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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!!!



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A Rehearsal Dinner Inspired Table at Brick & Laurel

I recently teamed up with a really amazing group of vendors to create a rehearsal dinner inspired table.  It’s so often that so much focus is placed on the actual wedding that the rehearsal dinner becomes an afterthought.  From my own experience, the rehearsal dinner was one of the best parts of my wedding weekend.  It was intimate with the ones I love and more low key, but still a great party.

One of the main problems with the rehearsal dinner is finding the right place to host it.  Restaurants can seem like a good idea but the feel of them is often cheesy or not the style we desire.  That’s one of the many reasons I fell in love with Brick & Laurel, an amazing rental space in San Diego.  It is the perfect size for a small party and has the best vibe of brick industrial walls that are just asking to be prettied up!  I think it’s the perfect space to host a rehearsal dinner or even a birthday party or shower!!

Lucky for me Sarah, owner of Catalina Neal, also owns Brick and Laurel, so I was able to utilizee her amazing floral skills as well.  She even offers that as part of a package when renting out the space, genius right?!  Our vision was a pretty Winter to Spring tablescape that was as welcoming as it was sophisticated.  The feel is light and airy with some coziness oozing off of the brick walls.  I added in a few of our other favorite vendors and the party was complete!

Keep scrolling to see more of these beautiful images the Dulcet Creative ladies took of our rehearsal dinner inspired table.  You can also see it on The Fashionable Hostess Blog today as well!

First let’s show off what the lovely Taryn from Twinkle & Toast created for us…  Even though the wedding is the main event, that doesn’t mean the rehearsal dinner doesn’t deserve it’s time to shine!  She deserves a pretty invite too, and this one is just so good with all that combo of amazing colors!

That gorgeous combination of dark and light colors was the ideal contrast for our Winter to Spring inspiration.  I carried it over to the beautiful table.  It’s elegant but warm and inviting at once.  The perfect place to celebrate something so important but still having that relaxed vibe letting the actual wedding shine.

I especially love the softness of the vintage lace tablecloth compared to the industrial metal chairs and brick walls.  And can we take a second to talk about that greenery install Catalina Neal created?!  It really makes it feel like Spring is in the air!

The gold wire chairs are from Pow Wow Design Studio, can I have those in my home please?!

All of the gorgeous tabletop items are from my girl Farra at Hostess Haven.  She is always adding pretty pieces to her collection, and these new grey ceramic plates are brand spanking new!  Aren’t they the prettiest shade?!  They would make just about any table and color scheme look amazing!  And those pretty place cards are done by the talented Twinkle & Toast again!

Last but not least, I always love having One Hope Wine at any event I host and a rehearsal dinner would be no exception!  Their wines are so yummy and also give back to multiple charities which I of course love!

So much pretty in one place right?!  I love how this rehearsal dinner inspired table came to life.  Proof that the rehearsal dinner can be just as thought-out and gorgeous as the wedding, well almost ;)





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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 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!!!



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