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Coastal Wedding InspirationPhotos by Sally Pinera
as seen on Style Me Pretty

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Last fall, the lovely Sally Pinera invited me to come prop style the still life elements on her California wedding styled inspiration editorial shot in the stunning Morro Bay. For the invitations and floral details, I used a soft blue linen layered with white gauze to create a perfect seaside feeling backdrop. Sally brought great shells, loose sea salt, and amazing invitations written on capiz shells by The Little North Sea Studio. I layered the invitations and then drifted a trail of salt throughout the scene. I used the same idea, the trailing salt, at each place setting as well. For the boutonnieres by Poppy Design Co.,  I layered a piece of coral over a handmade soft blue ceramic charger from The Ark.

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kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sally Pinera | Wedding prop stylist Photography: Sally Pinera | Styling: Kelly Oshiro | Floral Design: Poppy Design Co. | Wedding Dress: Camille Wynn | Hair + Makeup: Jess Wilcox | Calligraphy: The Little North Sea Studio | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Venue: El Matador State Beach | Tabletop: Flowerwild | Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Valentine’s Day
Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for Mon Soleil Weddings as seen on 100 Layer Cake

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For this custom editorial for Mon Soleil Weddings, I was inspired by the concept of intersecting circles, or how two individuals, overlap and become one during the marriage ceremony. For the color story, I naturally looked to Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, and chose the classic combination of pink and red. I added in hints of salmon, peach, and burgundy to add a little sophistication and depth to the palette. To incorporated the circle motif and the colors, Chasing Linen, the invitation designer, used circles of pink and red to symbolize the two halves of the couple. And at ceremony, I made floating floral circles with the two center circles perfectly intersecting right above the couple as they said “I do.”

For the bride’s bouquet, I couldn’t help myself, and I made it slightly heart-shaped and arranged the flowers to modulate from red to pink, left to right. And for the bride herself, it was all about that slinky, silver, Versace dress from Gossamer. Paired with traditional pearls and insane ruby drop earrings from 33 Jewels, the look was decidedly sexy. For the groom, I chose a dapper black suit by Stitch & Tie  and designed a burgundy boutonniere of chocolate cosmos and astrania.

On the table, La Tavola Linen’s luxurious light pink velvet linen provided a neutral background to pop the intense red in the flowers. I used three brushed gold trays to create a “runner” on the table to hold centerpieces, pillar candles, bud vases and loose blooms. For the floral arrangements I used red ranunculus, light pink nerine lilies, burgundy and pink orchids, upright burgundy amaranthus, calla lilies, and peach hyacinth. All were arranged in simple white, matte, pottery containers from Porch. For the menu, Chasing Linen silkscreened the text on to the actual napkins. And a subtle circle pattern on the plates and charges from Theoni Collection further drove home the circle theme.

For the wedding cake by Lele Patisserie, I made a circle topper out of simple gold wire from the hardware store. I simply wrapped the wire around a water bottle and used needle-nose pliers to twist the ends off. Then I accented the cake with more pink nerine lilies and red ranunculus.

Finally, the couple made their getaway in a chic, silver, Jaguar. You can see more of this shoot on 100 Layer Cake right here.

Photography & Cinematography: Mon Soleil | Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks | Stylist, Production & Floral: Kelly Oshiro | Hair & Makeup: Chateau Belle | Paper: Chasing Linen | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Tabletop: Theoni Collection | Table & Chairs: Town & Country | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Dress: Gossamer | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Jewelry: 33 Jewels | Tuxedo: Stitch & Tie | Containers & Trays: Porchkellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographerskellyoshiro.com | Photo: Monsoleil Weddings | Wedding Stylist for Film PHotographers

French Garden Inspired Wedding
with Ivy DetailsPhotos by Laura Murray

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It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with a bride with good taste, and this bride, Sara, had that in spades. She wanted her wedding to have a French feel, but not formal or stuff. She knew she wanted to incorporate a soft gray blue as a accent against green and white. Early on, I suggest ivy as a theme as it means “wedding fidelity” and also grows throughout Holman Ranch, the wedding location.

Ceremony design was kept understated, with Mandolin Flowers creating a simple circle of flowers that appeared to be growing naturally (when actually they covered up an unattractive low wall). Afterwards, I had them moved to the reception to mark the entrance.

Cocktail hour was held on the patio and the groom started the party off by sabering open a bottle of champagne with a vintage sword (does it not look like a princess bride sword?). Seating cards were setup in this area on a large linen board from Restoration Hardware that I accented with a simple ivy garland. Fleur de Lis pins added that French feel.

At dinner, Sara wanted one pretty head table with high end tabletop rentals and plush chairs. I suggested renting from The Ark, an LA based fine tabletop rental company. Since we needed only 20 settings for the head table, I picked up items in LA as I was using the Ark for another project. Ivy was used as loose runner on her head table, and as organic accents on her french upholstered chairs. Mandolin Flowers created three dramatic arrangements in footed stone containers and featured peonies and garden roses. I added in bowls of blackberries (a blackberry season salad was on the menu) with hints of ivy for additional decor and as a snack for guests. Guest tables, in contrast, were kept simple with basic place settings and a lemon leaf garland with pillar candles for decor. I loved the final look for both tables, and let me say this was a VERY budget friendly way to design the reception.

Afterward guests moved to the barn area for dancing and cake. I brought lounge furniture with me as well, this time from Barn Relic. I loved the petite Poet Table we used from them for her cake table. The cake itself, I decorated simply with white spray roses and ivy and placed it on a square silver Restoration Hardware cake stand. Special thanks to Laura Murray for capturing the day and referring me to style this wedding. You can see more right here on Style Me Pretty.

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Photography: Laura Murray Photography | Stylist: Kelly Oshiro | Event Planning: engaged & inspired | Floral Design: Mandolin Floral | Wedding Dress: Berta | Invitations: Alley & Co. | Catering: Paradise Catering | Hair + Makeup: M.U.A.H. Makeup And Hair | Venue: Holman Ranch | Head Table Rentals: The ARK | Lounge Seating Rentals: Barn Relic | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals