VENUE TYPE: Park

A Peachy Mother's Day Luncheon Party at a Garden Oasis in San Diego
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26920
VENUE:
Barrels and Branches
LOCATION:
Encinitas, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Garden / Greenhouse
Rustic Plant Nursery
Open Air Garden
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever."  - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Mother's Day is fast-approaching and while it's one thing to search for that perfect gift for your lovely mamacita, maybe it's a bouquet of freshly picked flowers, or cooking up her favorite meal to show your endless appreciation for let's face it, the hardest job in the world - it's another thing entirely to BE a mama and feel that the best gift you can give yourself and your littles is finding the time to get together with like-minded lovelies who lift you up.  

We were honored to help the magnificent Isobel Bensch from Bel & Beau in collaboration with the ever-inspirational ladies from Beijos Events find the perfect venue, Barrels & Branches, to host the most beautiful mamas/littles luncheon in honor of Mother's Day! Bel & Beau is a lifestyle brand dedicated to living elegantly. Isobel started her blog originally as a love letter to her son, Holden, and it has since blossomed into a go-to guide for mamas and non-mamas alike for fashion, beauty & adventures in motherhood.  The theme of this beautiful luncheon, captured wonderfully by Kayla Adams is what we all hope our littles will say to us one day "Mom, you're a peach." 

 

Barrels & Branches Mothers Day Event

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Nilaya Hermitage: Wanderlusters Wed in Gorgeous Indian Hideaway Above the Arabian Sea
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26846
VENUE:
Nilaya Hermitage
LOCATION:
Goa
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Field / Forest / Orchard
Magenta & Marigold Marry-Making
Seaside Arabian Nights
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

While minimalism may be a strong trend in both design and weddings in 2016, less isn't always more. India's rich cultural heritage dictates the more color, the more art, the more dancing and the more singing equals the best kind of magical "marry"-making! But, more isn't simply more in the case of Beirut-born couple Narina & Tarak's beautiful I-do's.

With the help of wedding planners Cherry On Top Events, they chose layers of marvelous more in the form of rich marigolds and magentas, colorful string lights, long feasting tables with mis-matched turquoises and pops of prints with dare we say it? A minimalistically "more" touch. The results? A very modern Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at a gorgeous gem of a spectacularly gritty & secret Indian seaside gathering spot, NIlaya Hermitage, in Goa. We had a chance to sit down with wedding photographers, Sean & Melanie Flanigan of A Fistful of Bolts who were on-hand to cpature the explosions of joy that you'll soon see, simply radiate from their beautiful images.

 

Gia Wedding

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Romantic Wedding In A Secret Garden
Jenny Alonzo
REPORT
No. 26832
VENUE:
Chelsea Physic Garden
LOCATION:
London, Greater London
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Garden/Greenhouse
Edwardian-meets-Colonial-meets-boho-garden party
Hidden garden in the heart of bustling London
REPORTER: Jenny Alonzo

“E.M. Forster” … that’s all the bride had to say to the visionaries at event design team, Knot & Pop to let them know exactly the kind of wedding day they should conjure up for this couple. Hannah and Derrick’s love story began in India, and the bride is keen on the Edwardian era, so the event designers created a day they described as: “channeling a sense of Edwardiana, meets wanderlust lovers, meets Colonial style … and a whole lot of elephants.”  The couple wanted to bring the peace of greenery and the outdoors to their wedding to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for their guests. Chelsea Physic Garden was the perfect venue with it it's secluded and magical vibes.

Chelsea Physic Garden is a hidden gem in the heart of London that feels very much like you’ve stepped into the pages of the beloved children’s novel, The Secret Garden. With gorgeous sprawling lawns and an eclectic mix of plant life became an ideal backdrop for Hannah and Derrick’s celebration. Bold coral florals accented with gold accessories and ivory lace helped create a romantic, whimsical tone. Knot & Pop expertly wove elements of the theme throughout the space. 

 

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Birthday Bucket List of the Week: A Glamping Balloon Safari over the Serengeti
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26807
VENUE:
Sabora Tented Camp
LOCATION:
Tanzania
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
A Glamping Balloon Safari and Picnic Party!
Untouched Wilderness of Tanzania
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

This 'Birthday Bucket List of the Week' will take you to new heights, literally. Soar through the skies of the Serengeti with a balloon safari! 

 

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Sloss Furnaces: An Old Iron Industry Meets Modern Celebration
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26727
VENUE:
The Great Sloss Furnaces
LOCATION:
Birmingham
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Historic Building
Rustic Industrial
Old Southern Industrial Factory
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The Grand Invitation of Industry

A historical landmark in Birmingham, Sloss Furnaces presents a massive spread that can cater to large gala events or smaller private affairs. It’s not just one spot for the public to take hold of and fall in love. The little city of steel offers a variety of locations across its sprawling grounds. Historic tours are also available. Head’s up, though, as rumor has it the 40 on-site buildings play home to southern ghosts.

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