san luis obispo weddings

Spanish Mission Styled Shoot with Austyn Elizabeth Photography

When you get an opportunity to work with an amazing team of creatives you do not hesitate to say yes. Especially if the shoot is at the historic Old Mission San Miguel Arcångel. There is just something about red tiled roofs, white walls, and exposed brick that makes my heart swoon. 

Eucalyptus Garlands are trending hard at the moment so it was fun to get creative with it and make a wearable one! Paired with the gorgeously detailed dresses from Moondance Bridal, it added a special touch to this already gorgeous setting. 

Photography| Austyn Elizabeth Photography (@austynelizabeth)

Hair| Nichole Potter (@nichole.hair)

Makeup| @alexmakeupart

Dresses| Moondance Bridal (@moondancebridal)

Jewelry| Untamed Petals (@untamedpetals)

Tiber Canyon Ranch Styled Shoot with Milk & Thistle

A few months back I had some fun creating some bouquets for a styled shoot at Tiber Canyon Ranch in Edna Valley with photography by Carlee Tatum of Milk & Thistle. When I first learned of Tiber Canyon Ranch I was there for a makers market, where I bought some of their amazing local olive oil. This ranch is perfect if you want an intimate venue underneath the olive trees. The model for this shoot, with her stunning natural auburn hair, reminds me of Sansa Stark and her dress by Daughters of Simone is to die for. I always enjoy doing something a bit out of the box when it comes to flowers, so I used a variety of proteas that I picked up from the farmers market, and paired them with the softer texture of the spray roses and alstroemeria. The reason why I love styled shoots so much is that I often get to step out of my comfort zone and play with different color palettes and textures. Here's a look:

Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Styled Shoot - Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Photography: Milk + Thistle (@milkandthistle_)

Hair & Makeup: Ruby Villalobos (@rubyxhair)

Dress: Daughters of Simone (@daughtersofsimone)

Model: Grace Godfrey (@gracejoygraylove)

Flowers: Aurelia Flora (@aurelia.flora)

Venue: Tiber Canyon Ranch

Aurelia Flora Introduction

I thought I would start this journal off by introducing myself. So here are a few facts about myself:

  • I love travel. I like road tripping or taking the train, but I love flying the most. I just really like airports.  
  • I have WAY too many books. Like, stacks and stacks. Sometimes I just go to the book store to see what I can add to my "collection", not because I need a new book to read.
  • I collect vintage Botanical reference books and encyclopedias, and apothecary bottles. I am fascinated by early science. 
  • I studied History at UC Berkeley. I fell in love with research and libraries there. 
  • I married my best friend and biggest fan. He loves plants and flowers just as much as I do. 
  • I like to support our local farmers. 
  • My favorite thing to do with my free time is peruse thrift shops for unique flower vases. 
  • I have a small cutting garden, which one day I hope will magically turn into a working flower farm. 
  • I have been a florist for over 12 years and counting. When I was 16, my first job was assisting and making hand bouquets for a bucket stand just steps away from my house. 
  • I grew up in San Clemente, Ca., and my family still lives there. I am definitely a beach baby. 
  • I LOVE CHIHUAHUAS. So much.
  • My daily affirmation is "Commitment is of Interest to the Great Creator." by Julia Cameron, my favorite author. 

Well that's enough about me. I am excited to share more of my personal and floral musings with you. 

Tiana