My Tastemaker Tips Featured in the New Issue of The Knot: Southern California – On Newsstands Now!

Brian Worley008 (3)Hey Ya’ll,

Did you know that one of my favorite wedding websites,, also publishes a gorgeous n’ glossy magazine? In fact, I’m featured in the current issue of The Knot: Southern California (on newsstands now through August 2013) and you can find my advice, along with a few other industry experts, in the STYLE section, in an article called, “6 Ways to Style Your Wedding”.

Brian Worley007The photography that accompanies the article is really cute. I hope you’ll pick up a copy the next time you’re out! Here’s a sneak peek at the rest of the feature…

Brian Worley013Brian Worley018Brian Worley019Brian Worley020You’ll have to buy a copy of the magazine to read my advice, since the text is a bit too small to read here! I just wanted to give you all a heads up and give you a feel for the layout of the feature. Make it a great day, everyone!

Traveling for the Holidays? 3 Mags to Snag for the Journey!

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I contributed to a bunch of fantastic publications this month, and I’d love for you to snag yourself a copy to read during your holiday travels! So, check out my featured commentary below, then be sure to look for each magazine on newsstands or online for your laptop or tablet all month long.

416244921_370Screen Shot 2012-12-11 at 3.34.44 PMIn Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, I commented on new wedding trends, like how the royal wedding and Downton Abbey have created a resurgence of interest in the pastoral charm of english gardens and wide, stately lawns.

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Screen Shot 2012-12-11 at 3.14.26 PMI also offered up my advice on creating a green event by giving guests the freshest food, and sticking to what’s locally grown in order to support the local community and help to reduce the carbon footprint of your wedding.

2012-11-29@00.33.292012-11-29@00.31.31In this month’s First for Women, I’m giving seasonal tips for creating stunning holiday floral arrangements. My main advice being, don’t be afraid to mix textures this season! Try velvety crimson roses paired with star-shaped paperwhites. Add evergreens and berries as filler to put a cheerful seasonal twist on any bouquet.

2012-11-28@23.14.33Screen Shot 2012-11-28 at 5.08.14 PMInside this month’s Entrepreneur magazine, I’m talking “Party Protocol” for all of you attending holiday work parties. The main thing to remember here, is that while it may seem like a relaxed atmosphere with all of the free alcohol, drinks and food, decorum is still very important. People are watching… people like your boss. So respect yourself and others and be sure to stay on your best behavior. You’ll thank yourself come 2013.

Screen Shot 2012-12-11 at 4.16.02 PMAlso, a wedding I coordinated earlier this year is being featured on The Wedding Click HERE, to see all of the stunning photos from Taylor and Matt’s wedding at La Cuesta Ranch, in San Luis Obispo, CA. Let me know what you think of the flowers and decor, since those were all my doing!

Lastly, thank you for taking the time to check out all of my recent press, I really appreciate all of your support. It’s been fun looking back on everything I accomplished in 2012… I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds!

Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary: My Centerpiece Design as Featured by California Wedding Day Magazine!

Hey Ya’ll,

I recently teamed up with my friend Mona Davis of Love Love Flowers to create a centerpiece for California Wedding Day magazine.

Photo by Hayley Young for California Wedding Day

The inspiration for our beautiful creation (above) came to me while roaming the aisles of my local Target, which happens to be one of my favorite places to shop for inexpensive yet chic and stylish decor—in addition to Z Gallerie.

Sneak peek behind the scenes of our photo shoot… more photos on Monday!

*** Check back on Monday morning to see our design come together in my behind-the-scenes photos from the day of the photo shoot. ***

It brings me so much joy to take ordinary household objects and re-purpose them in order to create extraordinary designs.

I try to look at items on the shelf as something beyond their intended use…

For example, I bet you’d never guess that all of the gorgeous flowers in the middle of our centerpiece are actually arranged inside of an inexpensive wooden wine rack!

Photo by Hayley Young for California Wedding Day

This is another design by Jennifer Rothfield of Belle of the Ball Designs as featured by the magazine…

Photo by Hayley Young for California Wedding Day

And the lovely design above by Kristeen Labrot Events with Primary Petals was also included in the spread. Side by side, I think that all three of our designs create a romantic and rustic vibe that’s perfect for a fall wedding or garden party.

Which centerpiece is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below and look for this month’s California Wedding Day on newsstands now!