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

Ace Props House Elopement - A Styled Shoot

There are so many details to this one shoot that sing by itself...but the painted leather jacket does #slay!!😍  I'm so happy that Christy from Christy V. & Co asked me to join in on this throw back to the glamor of  60's Rock & Roll inspired weddings of the past. Girl, your ideas are magic. 

I'm proud to announce that we have been featured on Green Wedding Shoes!!


To quote the King 🎤...

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
— Elvis Presley

Click the link below to see the full feature!!


Planner - Christy V and Co.

Photography - Andrielle Photography

Video - Esteban Hernandez

Florals - Simple Florals

Furniture + Venue - Ace Props House + Studios

Calligraphy - Only One Mark, Inc. (US!! 😍)

Tabletop - The Mix Dish

Hair + Makeup - Kristen Fortier

Dress - Island Tribe

Head Piece: Julhia Fischer

Bow Tie - TV-Head Company

Cake + Sweets - Elsie's Flour Shop

Models - Elisa + Johnny Lara

Behind the Scenes - Project NM

Ummm...and how could I not share what these moments looked like in action! Click the video below!!👇🏻 

Tropical Garden Romance Styled Shoot

There are always amazing opportunities out there that one just can't say no to. This is how I felt about the Styled Shoot proposed by Priscilla from Events by Priscilla and Erica from Erica Melissa (we've talked about her before...I know you remember). Anywho, it turns out the fabulosity fo the shoot could not be contained and.... WE GOT FEATURED!!

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My heart just may burst. Ok, so make sure to click the link below and check out the full feature.

Vendor Love Logo|Only One Mark Inc

Venue - Samsura Miami | Melanie Events Design

Photography - Erica Melissa

Planning & Design - Events by Priscilla

Floral Design - A Lavish Moment Event Design

Rentals - SLE Vintage and More

Paper Goods & Calligraphy - Only One Mark, Inc. (US!! 😍)

Hair & Makeup - Visions by Daili

Dress - La Vie En Blanc

Suit - My Grooms Room

Cake - Love of Sweets

Bridal Accessories - Champagne and Grit

Models - Laren Bates & Jose Guillermo Rivas

Romantic Oceanside Bistro Engagement

If there is one thing in this world that I am thankful for it is friends who offer opportunities to help us grow. Our friend, Erica of Erica Melissa has an imaginative mind and an awesome eye for detail. She also has a serving heart and kind words that will make even the most reluctant flower bloom.

Christy + Anthony | Romantic Oceanside Bistro

I am privileged and honored that she requested our help with her most recent engagement shoot. This sweet couple's engagement story and the bride's love for adventure was the true inspiration for this shoot. Click the link below for the full story. :D

Vendor Love

Photography - Erica Melissa

Cinematography- Elite Media Concepts

Venue: Black Point Marina

Furniture Rental: SLE Vintage & More

Florals: A Lavish Moment Event Design

Calligraphy: Only One Mark Inc. (Us!!)

Desserts: Le Macaron

As September Rolls In...

As September rolls in, I'm really looking forward to getting out some awesome new designs. We are also excited to be participating in the Thalatta Estate Bridal Expo on Sunday, September 27th. Some of you may remember that our first Bridal show was at Thalatta Estate, where we met some of the best clients we could have ever asked for. :D We can't wait to go again and meet some more fabulous couples and vendors. Come stop by and say "Hi". We promise not to hug you, unless requested. Being outside in Miami weather for a few hours will leave us feeling a little sweaty, but its worth it. LoL

I also started reading a book by Lara Casey called Make It HappenThere has been (and still will be) so much change in the next few months for Only One Mark, Inc. and Gus and I personally. Good and sad (if that makes sense). I have reached the point where you just need an encouraging push to take a step into the unknown. I feel like we are right on the dotted line before some great changes and I can taste it. With that being said, I'm freaking out a little over it. I am definitely someone that has anxiety over change and the unknown. It might be as bad as my fear of the Halloween section at most stores...but we don't have to talk about that at the moment. For right now, just keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I hope to have some great news to share soon. :) Back to the book, I will definitely let you know what I think of it once I finish. So far, I'm liking it.

Make It Happen  by Lara Casey

Make It Happen by Lara Casey

I'm also jumping onto a Calligraphy Bootcamp with Boxwood Avenue! I'm really excited because although I can "sketch" pretty calligraphy on chalkboards and such, I definitely don't consider myself to be a calligraphist. And did I forget to mention that it is completely FREE? Wish me luck as I make time to sit and learn this art method!

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Until Next Time!