I’m super excited to blog about this amazing shoot we did with talented CJ Thomas Photography and our AMAZING dream team of vendors at Quail Haven Farm. Coming up on Cinco De Mayo, I wanted to do something that was bold and colorful, a bit different than the lighter colors of spring. Fox Floral Design provided the gorgeous, bold flowers for the shoot. We used Cedar & Pine Event’s farmhouse tables and benches – and boy are they gorgeous! Sidenote: since the shoot, they’ve also created belly bars to match this existing set – you guys have to check them out. Cheri’s Vintage Table provided colored glassware for a pop of color to pair with her lovely plateware and vintage silverware. I was really excited to go dress shopping for the shoot. The dresses at D’Angelo Couture are absolutely beautiful. The dress used at the shoot was custom designed by the owner, Diane D’Angelo, and was taken to NY Bridal Fashion week just two days after the shoot to be worn on the runway (how cool is that!?). The cake and dessert bar was custom designed by none other than the talented Jenny Williams of JennyWenny Cakes. To keep with the Mexi-Cali theme, the cake incorporated elements of Mexican culture, including sugar skulls (Día de Muertos) and paper picados. Jenny also created cinnamon flavored macaroons, sugar skull cookies and Mexican wedding cookies for the dessert bar as well. Special shoutouts to Friar Tux (groom’s tux), Dalana Rattler (makeup), and I Invite You (paper goods and paper picados – the paper picados were a fun and playful addition to the sweetheart table).