California Love

Needing a little California love? This boho inspired shoot summited by April of C. C. Monroe Event Design out of Los Angeles, CA has it all.

Infused from beginning to end with elements of California’s diverse natural beauty. You’re sure to be swept away with all tiny details.

I love the mixture of modern design elements paired with a bohemian flair. Oh how I love these California vibes.

My Favorite Details!

  • Naked wood cake stand
  • Mini floral bouquets with blue thistles
  • California shaped cheese boards
  • Dusty blue linens
  • Extravagant Cali cookies with matching cake
  • Boho picture display
  • Custom stationary
  • California shaped drink stirrers

This is what April shared about styling the shoot- “The song “California Love” was the inspiration behind this Cali Love styled shoot. I am a California native. I was born and raised in Los Angeles; attended UCLA and now raise my 4 kids in a house only a few blocks from where I grew up. Needless to say, I have love and pride for my hometown and state. I  thought it would be cool to design a styled shoot focusing on Cali because as the song goes, “California Knows How to Party”.
I went with a laid-back boho vibe for the shoot. I selected various shades of blue for my décor to represent California’s beach scene.  However, there is so much more to California’s geography than just our beaches. Where else can you hang out at the beach in the morning, drive to the mountains in the afternoon and end up in the desert by the evening? I wanted to capture California’s unique landscape, so I handmade a collage of photos taken by Myan Soffia representing iconic CA landmarks.  I must say I love how the college turned out. In fact, it now actually hangs in my living room!
For the florals, to give that boho vibe we incorporated air succulents, blue thistle, and eucalyptus into the arrangements. Each place setting, had a mini floral bouquet adorned with a custom place card.
I am all about the details… I incorporated the state of California throughout the shoot including custom laser cut drink stirrers, utensil holders and a custom California inspired cake with coordinating cookies. Even the cheese board was in the shape of California!”

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Talented Vendors

Designer: C.C. Monroe Designs
Photographer: Audrey Ma
Stationary: Design & Donuts
Cake and Cookies: The French Confection Co.
Florals: Scarlet Flowers Design
California Pictures: Myan Soffia
Drink Stirrers: Jenna & Jules Designs 
Utensil Bags: Be Collective 


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