Casa Ylang Ylang - A Styled Shoot

Anytime we are asked to participate in a styled shoot, I get giddy butterfly feelings. I love being able to think outside what a client will normally request and have some fun designing paper goods and details that will be memorable. When I was asked to join in on Whimsical, Styled Shoot at Casa Ylang Ylang, you know I was pumped with having a slightly different theme to design to. 

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

The names were handwritten details requested by Erica Rodriguez of Erica Melissa as I would be providing more hand lettered details throughout the shoot.

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Provence Photography

Photo Credit: Provence Photography

Photo Credit:  Erica Melissa

Photo Credit: Erica Melissa

Needless to say that this styled shoot was made of what tropical dreams are made of. Driving up to the venue alone took my breath away. It's quaint and gorgeous features make it a true gem amongst the many venues found in Miami. 

I'm excited to note that this shoot has been featured! 

Click below to see the features:

With this styled shoot, we had something a little different happen. Instead of there just being one photographer, there were over 10 photographers shooting the same imagery. This means we got to have a lot of unique aspects of the same moments. You will also notice when you go down the list that we weren't the only stationers showcased. 24th Avenue Design provided a beautiful watercolor and foil suite that gave a slightly different take on the theme for the shoot.

Keeping this in mind, I wanted to also showcase the individual point of views from each photographer. Click below to see each photographer's favorite shots from this tropical shoot.


Photographer: Erica MelissaAurora Photography, + Gloria Francis Photography (Various other guest photographers were also present and participated in the shoot)

Event Planner & Stylist: Pink Wasabi

Venue: Casa Ylang Ylang 

Venue Coordinator: Melanie Event Design

Florist: Flower Fanatic Miami

Handwritten Invitation Suite + On-Site Calligraphy: Only One Mark, Inc. (Table number, escort cards, chalkboard writing, tropical handwritten suite with vows) 😘 💌 

Watercolor + Foiled Invitation Suite: 24th Avenue Designs

Cake: The Starfish Cottage

Furniture Rentals: Mi Vintage Rentals

Reception Table & Chair Rental: Le Fragole Catering

Bistro Lighting: Eugene Harris

Dress: The Find Bridal / Chic Parisien (Designer: Romona Keveža)

Heels: Ted Baker

Suit: My Grooms Room

Hair: J & A Makeup Artistry

Makeup: Safai Kelly

Jewelry: Pink Wasabi

Table Settings: Different Look Rentals

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Favors: Sugar Fina

Ice Pops: Cielito Artisan Pops

Models: Ariana (Bride) + Khaleel (Groom)

as featured on the celebration society
As featured on The Wed Clique
As Featured On Strictly Weddings

Countdown to Carles - A Longan's Place Wedding

We met Victoria and Andrew at the Rusty Pelican Bridal Show in October of last year. They were enthralled with the idea of having a custom invitation created for their big day. After all, they are also entrepreneurs, have their own printing company, and, yes, designed their own save the date. Although Victoria was very excited to work with us, it was Andrew who I remember was really passionate about how he invisioned the invitation design for his big day. I'm always excited to see grooms take interest in details for the wedding as much as the brides do. I am so happy with how their suite turned out and even more excited with the photos our dear blushing bride, Victoria, shot of our design. 


I am so excited for the both of you as you start this new chapter in life and am honored to have helped with an important detail of that moment.

Venue - Longan's Place

Stationery - Only One Mark, Inc. (US!)

Wedding Photography - Nili Photographics

Photos of Invitation Suite - Victoria Carles (Blushing Bride)

Bridal Gown - Brides of Florida

Hair & Makeup - Beauty by Jaxy


On Cloud Carbonnell - A Thalatta Estate Wedding

I met Stephanie and Christopher at a bridal show held at Thalatta Estate. If you ask me what we spoke about that day, I'll be honest and say I don't remember. I just remember pulling out their entry as the runner up of our raffle from the show and the rest was history. 

Upon meeting with Steph, she had a bunch of awesome ideas and already knew exactly what she wanted her Day of Paper Goods to look like. We worked together to come up with some modern, cute ideas that would highlight her rustic theming and use of the colors Coral and Teal.


Needless to say we were ecstatic to find out that Steph and Chris' wedding was featured on the wedding site, Zola. Click here to see the full feature.

Only One Mark, Inc. on Zola

Venue - Thalatta Estate

Stationery - Only One Mark, Inc.

Photographer - Dipp Photography

Wedding Coordinator - Cely's Events

Makeup - Makeup by Jenny Fro

Hair - Styles for Miles Inc

Bridal Gown - Brides of Florida