I got in touch with Laurel from Esla Events and we partnered up to produce this spring inspiration shoot. Our theme: Love in Watercolor. Our goal was to create something unique and fresh. We were getting a little tired of the vintage themes that have been popping up everywhere. The idea was to create an urban romantic look that was light, colorful, and dreamy.

Image courtesy of Esla Events

I thought of "watercolors" when I saw my little Natalie's abstract artwork. After tossing a few ideas around with Laurel, she put this inspiration board together and we got to work on all the design details. We were trying to go for a versatile look that would look great as an engagement party or an actual wedding reception. 
The ideas flowed like crazy! We got a huge canvas and painted some watercolor accents on it, which served as the table cloth. I've been itching to use those super stylish ghost chairs, so when the furniture rental company gave us the go signal, it spearheaded the use of more clear accents. For the flowers, I went with my favorite lush and romantic blooms - English garden roses (aka cabbage roses) in modern square vases. Laurel created pretty custom "brush stroke" print details and lots of cute props and signs. She crafted the entire custom cocktail bar, which included a memorable trip to Home Depot and a few hours of sawing in the back yard. 

We were so lucky to gather a great team! Blueprint Studio Collection provided the furniture, and we couldn't be happier with their generosity and great service! Victoria Toda did a fabulous job on our debut models' hair and makeup. My dear friends John and Julie Pellegrini were naturals in front of the camera. We're eagerly waiting for photos from the super talented Rizza San Agustin of RizzaRiz Photography. In the meantime, here are some photos I took during the shoot.

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Concept development, design and styling: 
Esla Events | Planning + Design and Therese Jacinto Design
Floral Design: Therese Jacinto Design
Furniture Rentals: Blueprint Studio Collection
Menu Development: Chef Jen Gerodias Slagle
Hair and Makeup: Victoria Toda
Photography: Rizza San Agustin
Models: John and Julie Pellegrini
Location: San Francisco, Private Residence