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Photographer: Krista Mason Photography / Venue: Howl / Event Coordination: Nicole George Event Planning & Design / Floral Design & Calligraphy: Peony & Plum / Beauty: Kacee Geoffroy Hair + Makeup / Cake: M Cakes Sweets / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Bridal Attire: Claire Pettibone / Jewelry: Yuko Ebina Designs / Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux

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The adventure isn’t over yet!

Since we like to travel so much we thought we would extend our little get away for you into today as well.

Did you see yesterday’s travel adventure to Scotland?!?

Today we’re jetting off to Ireland! YAY!

Ireland is beautiful, but you don’t need me to tell you that, you can see that for yourself

We hit a few more happening downtown areas while in Ireland such a Belfast and Dublin. Those were fun! Let’s say we got all the whiskey we needed there. lol.
Belfast, surprisingly, was one of my favorite spots. The streets and ally ways and the vibe of the bars was fun. It wasn’t on my original list, but I must say I am thrilled that we stopped there, even if just for one night!
Of course I had to have another little impromptu photoshoot with Aldo along my favorite spot, Cliffs of Moher. That view is just something else. Now I see why so many people elope here and get married along these cliffs. It is stunning!
Remember I mentioned my obsession with the sheep? Well I got to hold this little baby lamb. That, honestly, was the highlight of my trip … I know crazy. There is just something different about sheep that gets this silly American girl excited, and no, they are not the same as the sheep we have here. You’ll just just have to go and experience it for yourself and let me know if you feel the same.
While the Cliffs of Moher was my favorite scenic route, a close second is Killarney (Ring of Kerry). I am not a huge fan of bus tours, but this one is a must. The roads are so tiny I have no idea how that bus even fit, not to mention leaving room for another car to drive by. If you decide to go, definitely do a bus tour, otherwise you may get your car stuck. Aren’t these views just breathtaking.

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Ever just sitting at your desk and want to be whisked away to a magical place? Happens to me all the time! Today, we are going to do just that, take you to another place, even if just for a minute! How about a trip to magical Scotland!

I have been completely taken over by the travel bug. You know that feeling, the itch to jump on a plane and explore some place new, new culture, new environment, new views and, of course, new places to photograph.

Oh wait, that’s just me. You probably don’t pick your vacations based on the probability of getting great photos, lol.

It’s summertime, the time when families gather and travel. So I thought it would be a perfect time to share the trip Aldo and I recently took to Scotland and Ireland!

It was amazing! So many amazing views and such a different culture.

I think that is my favorite thing about traveling, getting a glimpse into another life. I mean there is the obvious reason of just getting away from it all and relaxing, but really, I love new adventures. That’s one of the reasons why I love photographing weddings so much. It’s always a new adventure. Combine travel with a wedding for a destination wedding and I would be in heaven.

Today, I am going to take you to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oban, Isle of Skye, Inverness.

Check back tomorrow for a trip to Ireland – Belfast, Gallway, Cork, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney (Ring of Kerry) and Dublin.

Much of our vacation was a road trip through Ireland and Scotland. There were so many sights to see that it was hard to resist and just stay in one place.

There was lots of hiking and exploring with such beautiful views. Cairngorms National Park was breathtaking.
I became obsessed with the sheep! OMG! They were the cutest and filled the land everywhere!
Of course we had a little photo session scheduled for Aldo and I. We decided to shoot around Arthurs Seat and then hike to the peek. Did I mention I did this in my skirt? lol. That was fun!
The Whiskey tasting, man that was a blast! The Scotch Whiskey Experience tour in Edinburgh was awesome!
There were lots of castles to explore and Whiskey to taste!
And the roads, oh man the tiny A roads are rough. Just enough to fit one car over so we were always looking ahead to be ready for that one spot where there’s is a pullout so we didn’t collide. And the sheep think they own the road! It was hilarious!
I think my favorite experience in Scotland was Isle of Skye! I would recommend staying there for a couple of days so you can fully explore this area. There are tons of places to hike and sites see. Sadly, we only got to see a couple. Plus, they have the cutest stores and eateries. It’s a warm welcoming little town.

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I am loving elopements these days! Whether it is just the couple, with a few friends or a small little gathering with your closest friends and family.

Gone are the days when elopement meant running to Vegas and getting married by Elvis. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that if that’s your jam, but today I wanted to share an unconventional wedding inspiration shoot I did with Elegant Ninja that is the perfect elopement inspiration.

The great thing about elopements, you can focus on what’s most important to you and your fianc√©. From your location – either local or a dream destination – to your outfits, traditional or not, and to your decor and party, big or small, lots of details or a simple small dinner … the options are limitless and you can do whatever makes you two happy.
I will say, and yes I know I’m biased, but the one thing that remains most important is your photography. No matter how elaborate or intimate your wedding is, you will always want to cherish those memories for years to come. You still need someone proven, someone committed to giving you a fantastic experience. When you look back at your investment, you’ll know every penny was well spent.
The Elegant Ninja said it perfectly: “We believe every bride is unique and should be able to express themselves through event design. This shoot was aimed to appeal to the unconventional bride; A bohemian rockstar bride inspired by private beach home sunsets. Here, an intimate pre-wedding euphoria gathering is paired with a twist on the traditional bride and groom. We brought this masculine/feminine Malibu winter look together by using a variety of complementary textures, cool & calming celestite, & a pop of marigold.”
Let this non conventional elopement inspire you for your wedding, elopement, or even your next party!
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Vendor Credits:

event planning: The Elegant Ninja //  floral design: Poppy Design Co. // wedding dress: Alexandra Grecco // jewelry: Courtney Bensik // hair: Hair by Nikki and Katherine Barber // makeup: Lexi Kleyla // wedding cake: M Cakes Sweets // Ribbon: Silk and  Willow // Calligraphy: Bohemian Ink // furniture: Justin Michael Patterson

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It’s summertime and we thought we would finally share this 1 year old beach session with you! It’s pretty dang cute! I love the beach attire and the vibe of just a day at the beach with these guys! How adorable is this little guy in his hat! Too cute!

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You got engaged, found the perfect venue, and hired all the top vendors! Your dream wedding is coming along beautifully. However, now it’s time to register for your wedding and you have no idea where to begin or what you should register for. How are your guests suppose to buy you gifts when you have no idea what you even want or need?
Don’t fret, we partnered with Ro & CO Events to provide a bit of extra help in the registry department. Ro and Co Events has compiled an in-depth resource guide with tons of registry guidance. You can download it here.
Check out some of this season‚Äôs hottest tabletop pieces to add to your wedding gift registry. These pieces are so hot that even if you’re already married, you’ll want to add them to your collection. Ro and Co Events styled them up with the help of Rebelle Fleurs for some amazing inspiration.
 
Get ready to throw the hottest dinner party with these items.
Heath Ceramics is a favorite with their amazing base foundation pieces. We all need that base palette to start. Then your color and style options are endless.
 
How about these West Elm salad plates? They could pair with so many base color dinner plates from white to cream to grey. I am obsessed with these and need to add them to my own collection.
 
For that touch of metal, how about these beauties from Amazon? They add elegant class with a touch of sophistication and style.
 
Can we talk about this gold-rimmed pink stemware from Anthropologie? This is a must for your registry, without question. I mean, look at these stunning pieces.
 
These marble and wooden bowls from Target are perfect for that little extra touch. They sure do add that final bit of detail for your practical and decorative uses!
 
Well, now I am off to do some shopping, how about you?!?!
Concept, Design & Styling: RO & Co. Events // Floral Design: Rebelle Fleurs // Photography: Krista Mason Photography // Linens: La Tavola Linen

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Summer is officially here and we thought we would kick it off with this neon pool party first birthday Anne Robin threw for her little one, Theo. Theo has always been full of smiles, so they wanted it to be super fun and play up those bright, cheerful vibes, as you’ll see in all the photos. This party was so much fun! The ideas can work for any kind of pool party!

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VENDORS: Photography: Krista Mason Photography / Planning, Calligraphy, & Invitations: Anne Robin / Laser Cuts: Amber Moon Design / Custom Donuts: SK Donuts

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As many of you know we love our cocktails around here. In fact, most of our clients do as well. So much so that they incorporate a signature drink or two as part of their wedding or event.

But, did you know that one factor in how well your cocktail is made is the ice?!?!

Wait what?!?!? Yup!! Mind blown!!

How did I find out this amazing little tidbit? Well, we partnered with Cocktail Academy and Penny Pound to create the beautiful herb-infused block ice and delicious cocktails. Ro and Co Events beautifully designed these delicious set-ups.

So, want to know how you can upgrade your ice to enhance your cocktail experience? Try incorporating floral and herbal elements!

Of course, we recommend leaving it to a professional like Penny Pound! They have specialized tools to cut their cubes with laser precision. However, if you want to give it a go for yourself, head on over to Ro & Co Events. They’ll show you all the steps you will need to make your ice the talk of the party.

We know you want us to share some of these cocktail recipes right?!?! Never fear, we love sharing! Head on over to Ro & Co Events to downloadable the recipe.

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Ahhh! This sweet couple had the most beautiful wedding at Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica ! I adore them!
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Goli + Maciej came to me via Details Details and we hit it off right away. I love when that connection between myself and a client is so strong! That is when you know you have found the perfect client and photographer match! After all, it’s crucial that you choose the right photographer to go with your perfect guy and your amazing day.
And amazing day it was! From the first look at the beautiful Fig tree of Fairmount to the gorgeous traditional Iranian Aghd ceremony with a “sofreh” it was a perfect day for Goli and Macieji! With Goli being Persian and Maciej Polish, it was sure to be a happening party. And the guests did not disappoint!
Oh did I mention that Goli and Maciej originally planned to elope and at last minute decided to have a local wedding, planning everything with Kristi of Details Details in just a few short months! Pretty amazing huh?!?! Only working with highly professional teams can one make that happen and still have a stunning and smooth event.
Here’s some pictures from their beautiful day!
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They are just too cute and I am so happy for them! OMG! How cute is their first dance! And Goli’s reception dress!
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The dance floor was bumping and everyone was dancing the night away.
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VENDORS:
Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica / Traditional Aghd Sofreh: Asaneh Sargordan / Event Planner: Kristi Lee of Details Details / Hair and Makeup: Le Atelier Xavier / Wedding dress: BHLDN Adalynn Lace Dress / Flowers: Butterfly Floral and Event Design / Officiant: Golnar Djahanbani / Music: DJ Payman / Ceremony MC: MC Tehran / Wedding Cake: Sweet Lady Jane 

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It’s such an honor when a fellow vendor asks you to be the photographer for their Malibu elopement! I am always humbled by the love and support of the people I admire most!
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Lina, with A Stunning Affair, is one of these amazing people. I have had the pleasure of working with her on several occasions. Her style, vision and personality are top of the line! We have become good friends since first meeting in this industry in 2011!
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It isn’t easy finding friends in this industry and I am lucky to say I have found a few. Lina is one of the first people that welcomed me with open arms as I was trying to make my way into a new market. Another super supportive person is Susan who just happens to be the ever so talented florist for Lina’s wedding! Susan is also a dear friend to Lina and I as well. So you can say dream team for sure!
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Ok … ok … enough about me and these wonderful ladies. Let’s dive into this gorgeous elopement at Malibu Rocky Oaks, a private estate overlooking the hills of Malibu. OMG! I love this venue and I know you will too once you take a look at it! The views, the sunset, the stone, but phew those stairs! I got my workout for sure, but oh so totally worth it! I mean look at those breathtaking views. Not a bad place to work if you ask me. Stairs included!
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They had their ceremony on the helipad, where a view of a semi-circle garland of eucalyptus and olive branches adorned with colorful roses, dahlias, peonies and amaryllis intermixed with candles made this small elopement complete.
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Let’s talk about this ring! Stunning right? It may have been months and months and a few trips DTLA to find this one of a kind gem, but it was worth it! Lina got the rock of her dreams!
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Following the ceremony,¬†guests¬†were invited¬†for dinner at¬†Malibu Caf√©¬†where they enjoyed an amazing meal with good company in a casual,¬†yet beautiful,¬†outdoor setting. “We really wanted our reception to feel¬†relaxed¬†and were fortunate enough to create this look¬†with¬†long rectangular tables¬†complete with¬†eclectic rustic chairs.”
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And those vibrant floral arrangements from Peony and Plum combined with the linens from Luxe Linens and dishes from Pretty Vintage Table was a perfect complement to the relaxed and elegant setting Lina was shooting for.
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For all you dog lovers, how cute are these place cards of Lina and Hanz’s little Yorkshire¬†Terrier puppy, Molly. You know I am a sucker for puppies.
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And then there is this sweets table! So cute!
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Lina wanted a simple, romantic, easy going wedding to celebrate with her closest friends and family and that is exactly what she got! Aren’t they sweet?
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VENDORS:
Wedding Venue: Malibu Rocky Oak / Reception Venue: Malibu Cafe / Florals: Peony and Plum / Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table / Linens: Luxe Linens / Stationery, Menus: Calligraphy Katrina / Pup Silhouettes: Factory Enova / Desserts: A Sweet Design

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