Sneak Peek at My Costa Rica Trip and Photo Shoot


A teaser of what’s to come from our ‘Destination I Do’ photo shoot in Costa Rica.

Hey Y’all,

I’ve been so busy with work I haven’t had a chance to post any snapshots from my trip to Costa Rica here, although you may have already seen some on my social channels.

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As I said in my initial post about this trip, the people that I had the opportunity to travel and work with on this job were a real ‘dream team’. Our photographer, Laura Grier from Beautiful Day Photography, posted a collection of her snapshots (mostly us having a great time, a few of the design process and photo shoot) and you can check them out, here:

As you can see from the photo gallery, we had a blast together. The photo shoot turned out even better than we expected, but it will have to remain under wraps until the the special issue of Destination I Do magazine comes out. I’ll be sure to keep you posted! Have a fantastic weekend, everybody!

Yin and the Yang: Design No. 7 from My Hotel Del Coronado Photo Shoot

Hey Ya’ll,

I’m back with design No. 7 from the photo shoot we did at the Hotel Del Coronado (click HERE to see all of my other fabulous designs from this shoot!).

I love to design a wedding using bold and powerful colors; especially colors that may find themselves on opposite ends of the color spectrum but still compliment each other and make a statement that will not go unnoticed.

I designed this reception space in the hotel’s Crown Room with the masculine and feminine in mind, or as I like to call it, the Yin and the Yang.

Utilizing strong wood tables with a sapphire and french blue textured runner from Wildflower Linens, along with modern ceramic vases and monochromatic flowers, we lead the eye down a path of movement and punctuated beauty.

To represent the YIN, round tables draped in dramatic Fuchsia linen from Wildflower are adorned with silver mercury glass vases and intense monochromatic pink shades of flowers that evoke intense passion!

What do you think of this design? Let me know in the comment section below.

Decor Photography: Sean Twomey – 2me Studios (
Model Photography: Anthony Elgort – AE Weddings (
Design: YourBASH! (
Linens: Wildflower Linens (
Lighting: PSAV and Daylight (
Menus/Name Cards: Jennifer Sbranti for Hostess with the Mostess (
Florals: Floral artist Mona Davis  (
Furniture: Hire Elegance (  Milano Chairs and Couches
Furniture: AB Elements ( Wood Tables and Bars
Dance Floor: Platinum Pro (
Chairs & Chargers: Raphael’s (

Geometric Pop: Design No. 5 from My Hotel Del Coronado Photo Shoot

Hey Ya’ll,

I’m back with another fabulous design from our Hotel Del Coronado photo shoot!

La Tavola’s Deco Robin’s Egg linen is fresh, young and vibrant, so it was the perfect juxtaposition against the Pacific Ocean’s landscape and the historic architecture of the Hotel Del Coronado.

The modern and simple lines accented in graphic and effervescent blue, citron green and coral are inspired by summer’s ripest fruits like limes, papaya, oranges, melons and the cooling, yet refreshing color of ice.

This wedding will make you smile, maybe even giggle while you take in the long robins egg blue boxes full of colorful mounds of floral texture as they cascade down the glass top tables and are flanked by lime green Chesterfield couches. It creates a whisper among the guests and can stand alone without the assistance of lighting to make the colors pop.

Sunbeams danced off of the whimsical bold colors under the pulsating sun. All in all, I think this wedding makes a statement and sets a trend all its own… it’s pure geometric pop!

P.S. The ‘Hostess With the Mostess’ blog did a feature on this wedding design as well, check it out by clicking HERE.

Design: YourBASH!  (
Linens: La Tavola Linen (
Menus/Name Cards: Jennifer Sbranti for Hostess with the Mostess (
IZZE: Jeremy ( Place Cards attached to bottles
Florals: Floral artist Mona Davis (
Furniture: Hire Elegance (  Milano Chairs, Acrylic Tables, Benches, Cubes, Couches and Coffee Tables
Chargers: Raphael’s (

My First Attempt at Cake Decorating!

Hey Ya’ll,

Today I’m sharing a photo of my very first attempt at cake decorating! What do you think of my little white creation?

I love trying new things, so when the professional cake decorator at the Hotel Del Coronado offered to let me decorate one of their cakes for our big photo shoot, I jumped at the opportunity.

Do you have any fantastic cake decorating tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

For more of my recent posts about cake, be sure to check out my “March Wedding Series”, particularly, HERE and HERE.