Carissa and Stu gets married!

When my good friend, Carissa, asked us to be her floral designers for her wedding, I was so excited. Carissa has been a good friend of mine since college and she played a huge part in helping me start Chloe+Mint. 

Carissa and Stu are such amazing individuals but even better as a couple. To be honest, we were kind of nervous doing her flowers. We wanted them to love what we created- and thankfully, they did!

Since a lot of their decor were bright colors, we wanted to go with softer tones for her flowers. For the bridal bouquet and bridesmaids' bouquets, we combined garden roses with Juliette roses and ranunculus. And for the men, we went with spray roses with accents of foliage. The centerpieces' main star were the pink dahlias mixed with hydrangeas, roses and ranunculus. Everything tied in together so nicely, we couldn't have been happier!

After setting up, I was able to join Carissa and Stu as a guest and seriously had the time of my life. Congratulations again, Sturissa, we truly wish you a happily ever after!

Amalfi Coast Inspired Photo Shoot

I can't believe it's been almost three months since I've blogged- sorry about that! We've been that crazy busy. As promised, here are the highlights from the photo shoot we did with our real life couple, Jessica and Jordan. 

Our Inspiration: We almost forgot it was the middle of winter. The field of yellow seed plants fading into the sea and the sky at the Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes, California, was the perfect location for us to bring out our vision of an Amalfi Coastline. The blush tones went beautifully with the pastel background tones of the nature that surrounded us. I wanted our photoshoot to have an ethereal feel, which Sally did an amazing job bringing to life. And I am a huge fan of floral designs so we picked an invitation that reflected the coming spring weddings and our real-life flower arrangements. The pieces we incorporated for our table arrangement involved vintage and romantic elements. The table was then tied in with a gorgeous cake with plum grass adorned around it. The dress I picked out for the reception was a romantic dress with beaded and laced sleeves. The dress for the ceremony was a more formal dress that I felt was appropriate with the veil and setting. Our photo shoot is the perfect inspiration for the many spring weddings to come.

Design and Coordination: Chloe+Mint

Photography: Sally Pinera

Florals: Ellamah

Furniture: Mint Vintage Rentals

Table Top: Dish Wish

Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Cake: S'More Sweets

Dress: The Wedding House 

Hair and Makeup: Sharon Y. Park

Invitations: Smitten on Paper

Spring Love Engagement Photo Shoot

When Sally from Reverie Supply reached out to us about partnering up for a photo shoot while she was in town, we were beyond excited! And bonus! Reverie Supply will be moving to Southern California this year and we can't wait to continue building our partnership for many weddings to come.

Fall in love again through the gorgeous pictures we're sharing of our real-life couple, Jessica and Jordan. This engagement shoot is a sneak peak into our beautiful styled wedding shoot that we'll be able to share with you soon! xo

I'm turning 30 and Chloe+Mint is turning 1!

So, I'm turning the big 30 this month~ I always tell my friends "It's easy to remember, it's 1-2-3!"

I was a bit ambivalent about whether or not I wanted to celebrate big. Months leading up to about Thanksgiving time, I was stoked at the thought of hosting a big birthday but I think it's the holidays that kind of makes me a bit drained of all the festivities... 

But I pulled the trigger and I'm having a joint party with a good friend, who is also turning 30 a day after mine. And an added bonus, we celebrated the launching of Chloe+Mint last January on my birthday weekend. So, it'll be great that we can celebrate Chloe+Mint's 1st birthday, too!

We're doing a speakeasy theme- transforming a friend of mine's art gallery into a night full of glitz and fun. We'll have a photo booth with an awesome, gold glitter backdrop and shiny silver mylar balloons to top it off.

We've hired a bartender to offer a few specialty drinks with names that are only appropriate- I'm so into muddled jalapeno drinks right now!

 

 

I've rented this modern-but-still-within-our-theme dress by Milly for only $30 -retail $335 from Rent the Runway. You can rent beautiful designer dresses here for a fraction of the cost.

Below, is my friend's art space in DTLA Flower District that we'll be using. He's offering to rent out his space to folks wanting to host parties or events- email us if you're interested!

Stay tuned for pictures from my 30th birthday!

xo