eden is the beautiful & talented woman behind the socially conscious eco friendly green & simply amazing design company END DESIGN….i was blessed to have her as the designer for the lovely napa workshop…..she & i spent months on the phone planning & discussing every detail of the workshop….she is simply a creative genius…i felt as though she stepped inside my head & made my dreams come true….eden created the most lovely garden of eden….and was so gracious and kind….

eden explored countless antique stores to collect the amazing array of decor….from a three foot tall statue of the virgin mary….bird cages…an antique type writer….a gorgeous vintage green velvet couch….a stone bird bath….a sixteen foot feast table hand made just for the workshop….stunning florals….mercury glass vases & candle holders….and countless other beautiful antiques & details…she did everything with such grace…her long blond hair & infectious laugh followed her every where she went….she created such amazingly beautiful decor….she is truly lovely…such a talented designer…it’s perfect that her name is eden…she is a  walking garden…


END DESIGN is a california based company….and was named one of the best florists in the country by elegant bride magazine….eden has an incredible team & they literally create magic….all the while being an environmentally aware green design company…it was such an honor to have eden be part of a lovely workshop…..her creativity is equal to her loveliness….for more info visit END DESIN…..

wishing everyone a lovely day….may rain caress your cheeks in your very own garden of eden….xoxo

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a week ago today i had the privilege of spending the day with a group of
very talented photographers….it was a lovely day….here are the websites of
the napa attendees….it was an honor to have them all at a lovely workshop











over the next few weeks i will be showing images and featuring some of the talented
collaborators that made this day in the napa valley such a wonderful experience….i also
want to give a special thanks to kristen loken, who although is an amazing photographer 
worked tirelessly throughout the day as my assistant….she is wonderful in every way…

…….check back soon & often to see photographs of all the loveliness……

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fairylovethis lovely fairy bride & groom photo is just a little glimpse of an amazing fairy
wedding created by floral designer tricia fountaine….and yes, the owl is real…. 
the beautiful  fairy wedding will be featured, in it’s entirety, next week….xoxo

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oh, how charming!
lisa vorce is such a talented designer & event planner….every
wedding i’ve had the opportunity to photograph with her is just
stunning….and each event has it’s own unique personal style 

the couple got ready in their beach front home & exchanged vows at an intimate ceremony in malibu

the day was full of laughter and sunshine & every detail had such a charming personal touch

keep an eye out…this  wedding will be featured in the beautiful magazine the bride & bloom soon!

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today is a lovely day…..

elizabeth messina is honored to be hosting a lovely workshop at the simply beautiful kenwood inn & spa…..the twelve attendees will spend the day in napa valley….this intimate workshop was planned with great detail by elizabeth and an incredible group of artisans….the day will be full of stunning decor…a feast fit for kings….gowns….photographs….laughter & loveliness…and so much more….these are some of the wonderful collaborators for the first ever lovely workshop…..


event planning: www.rosemaryevents.com
event design & florals: www.end-design.com
cakes: www.cakecouquette.com
chocolate: www.cocodelice.com 
concepts & invitations: www.chewingthecud.com
cinematography: www.blissvideoproductions.com
venue: www.kenwoodinn.com 
gowns: www.kirstiekelly.com
headpieces: www.twigsandhoney.com
photographs: www.elizabethmessina.com

 lovely21a lovely workshop with elizabeth messina

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albumswedding albums are such a beautiful way to tell the story of your day…..it is important that an album is a mixture of the beautiful moments between you & your groom as well as some of the special details (that took so long to pick out before your wedding)….the final product should convey what it felt like to be at your wedding….so that someone (perhaps your very own child someday) who wasn’t there can be transported to that moment in your life…albums are simply beautiful family heirlooms….
albums2       these lovely albums were made by cpress albums…they are wonderful talented artisans….xoxo

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