by Audrey
06.30.16

Pastel Watercolor Themed Bridal Shower - Skybox Event Productions - smitten-mag.com_0258

We love this soft hued watercolor inspired bridal shower.  Here’s how designer, Ashley Ham of Skybox Event Productions came up with the inspiration:

I wanted to capture the essence of spring and summer for this shoot by using a soft and feminine pastel color palette. The muted tones also played nicely with my watercolor theme; a representation of my love for art and painting. The shoot was focused around some of my favorite things to do during this season – indulging in a decadent dessert, sipping a refreshing cocktail, and most of all, enjoying it with some of my favorite girlfriends. To create a whimsical table setting befitting a bridal shower, a garden tea party, or a special birthday, I focused on flowers, desserts, cocktails, and table décor that tied in well with my theme. I also added a few personal touches for this shoot, which included hand dying the table runner and painting the ribbons used on the wine bottles.

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Italian Palmoa Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1.5 ounces Campari
  • 1/2 ounce pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 6 ounces chilled Italian orange soda
  • Pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Pour tequila, Campari, simple syrup and all the fruit juices into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Add in the orange soda and strain over a glass with ice.
  3. Add the pinch of salt and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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Campagna di Padova
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 3-5 Raspberries and Mint leaves
  • 1 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Pour Bourbon, Aperol, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Cover and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mix into a couple of glass
  4. Garnish with raspberries and mint on the top

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Lemon Drop Martini
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Vodka of choice
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 2 ounces Coconut Water
  • 2 ounces Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Pour Vodka, Triple Sec, Coconut Water, and Lemon Juice in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Cover and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mix into a couple of glass
  4. Garnish with lemon

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Photographer: Adrienne Gunde Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Skybox Event Productions | Venue + Cocktails: The VENUE by Three Petals | Event + Floral Design: Three Petals | Linens: Luxe Linens | Invitations & Stationery: The Paper Lab | Desserts: Beverly's Bakery | Hair + Makeup: e2beauty | Models: Jessica Kim, Jordana Hazel + Megan Welker

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by Audrey
06.29.16

Beach Bridal Session Hawaii Wedding - Studio 3511 Photography - smitten-mag.com_0233

Sorry for the brief hiatus, we were vacationing in Hawaii, and it was every bit as breathtaking as these images would imply.  The serene turquoise waters splash against rocks and sands a multitude of hues from talc soft white to rich lava black.  It’s a magical place for a destination wedding with it’s year-round idyllic temps and picturesque backdrops.  Need to get married closer to home?  Completely understandable, but consider a fabulous honeymoon to Hawaii, and bring your dress along for some after wedding bridal portraits.  Doing bridal portraits after the wedding is even more fun, as it’s not as important to keep your dress pristine.  So if a hem should dip in the salt water or snag on the rocks, no problem.  Images like these are way more fun than a preserved gown.

NOTE: unless you already live on the islands, leave your four legged friends at home.  Hawaii has super strict rules and quarantine for our animal friends so they can be sure to keep their beautiful isles rabies free.  But this local pup is adorable in a festive floral collar.

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Photographer: Studio 3511 Photography | Location: Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii | Cake Baker: A Cake Life | Bride’s Dress: Baci | Floral Designer: Designs by Hemmingway | Invitations & Stationery: Emily Rose Ink | Ribbon + Linens: Silk & Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Bride’s Dress: WYLDR

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Our First Lifestyle Issue

by Audrey on 06.15.16

in Behind the Mag

by Audrey
06.15.16

We’ve always had an eye for beautifully styled weddings, and now we’re showing off the pretty before and after the wedding… life.  Our lifestyle issues will be biannually and take you inside homes with style, parties of all sorts, tasty recipes, DIYs, gardening, family ideas… pretty much everything to live in truthful style.  We hope you enjoy our inaugural issue and all its bright colored fun.  xo

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Elopement a la Johnny and June Cash

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The story leading up to this Johnny and June elopement is pure romance.  The groom is a musician from England, and the bride is from Chicago.  She started following him on Instagram.  Then after lots of talking, Skyping and few trips to the UK, he came to the States just two weeks before they got married, […]

A Real Wedding in Barnett Vineyards

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Photographer: Tara Welch Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Barnett Vineyards | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Officiant: Audrey Ward | DJ: Boutique Wedding DJ | Flowers & Decor: EV Floral Design | Catering: Perfect Endings | Transportation: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation | Hair + Makeup: Belle of the Ball