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Brown and pink wedding invitation suite

Autumn Elegance at Hartley Botanica

Autumn Elegance for Fall Weddings in Southern California


Brown and pink wedding invitation suite


You Never Forget Your First

This project will always hold a special place in my heart. It was my first collaborative shoot and I met vendor professionals who have become some of my favorite friends. The grounds were stunning too! Hartley Botanica is a glorious garden wonderland complete with rainforest feels and cool, neutrals all across their grounds.


The Custom Suite

The backstory for the couple made the creation of this suite even more special. They’d married quickly and never had a chance to celebrate their wedding with a full ceremony, so this shoot gave them a change to bring their wedding dreams to life. With the fall theme, I knew I wanted to introduce neutrals into the suite and accented it with brown ink for the custom calligraphy on the envelopes. Ya’ll know by now that wax seals are my jam, so of course I added one of those. The icing on the cake is the e.e.cummings poem, “I carry your heart with me.” If you haven’t read that poem, run, don’t walk. It’s the perfect dedication for the bride and groom who are madly in love.

Brown and pink wedding invitation suite

Brown and pink wedding invitation suite


All the Elegant Details

In addition to creating a one-of-a-kind suite for Christian and Mercedes, I was also able to make them custom table numbers, bespoke place cards, bride and groom vow books, guest favor boxes, and individual menus. I kept everything in the neutrals palette with little pops of gold to add depth and gravitas.

Tan and pink wedding vow books

Menu close up

Table setting


Handmade box with pink ribbon and gold wax seal

Bride reads her vows

Close up of vow book


Brilliant Collaboration

If you think those details are stunning, wait till you see what the rest of the team worked up. I am truly honored to have worked along side such gifted, creative friendors! Take a look at what it looks like when everything is brought together:



Bride and groom kiss


Sweetheart table

Close up of wedding ring

Bar drinks

Place setting

Close up of vow book

Bride reads her vows

Flowers on green couch

Bar drinks

Close up of groom

Close up of bride



The Team:

Wedding Planner – @cbeventplanner
Decor Stylist – @loveandlegacyscv
Venue – @hartlybotanica
Lead Photographer – @italiarose_photography
Second Photographer – @christineliphotography
Videographer – @pjdrahman
Makeup  – @lilimakeupartist_84
Hairstylist  – @style_me_xochi
Stationery – @taylor_design_studio
Signage – @shescloudy_calligraphy
Florist  – @sunday.republic
Cake – @teehancakedesign
Wedding Dress – @aw.bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses – @shoprevelry
Menswear – @friartux
Mobile Bar – @happytrailsbarco
Event Rentals  – @247events
Lounge Rentals – @papillonrentals
Party Supply – @backyardbevy
Bride – @mercedestorresviotti
Groom – @christianjames_official
Bridesmaids – @bmdunphy12
Mother of the Bride – @campbells0005


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