‘All The Lovely Things’ Event with Ooh La Love & Friends in Sunland, California

‘All The Lovely Things’ Event with Ooh La Love & Friends in Sunland, California

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Attention Southern California Brides!

You and your bridesmaids are invited to the ‘All the Lovely Things ‘ Event put on by Ooh La Love! This fabulous event will be held at you the Angeles National Gold Club in Sunland, California on February 22, so that is THIS WEEKEND!

Enjoy an afternoon of sipping champagne, trying on bridal accessories from some amazing vendors, finding the perfect lips shade for your big day and so much more! You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from a panel of wedding professionals! 

Admission is FREE but space is limited so email to reserve your ticket.

For more information go to

Myra Callan Trunk Show at Love & Lace Bridal Salon, Orange County

Myra Callan Trunk Show at Love & Lace Bridal Salon, Orange County myra-callan-trunkshow-love-and-lace-bridal-salon-orange-county


Orange County brides! If you love Twigs & Honey’s headpieces, you are going to LOVE her bridal gowns. Myra Callan has branched out into the bridal market by starting her first wedding dress collection and shes having her trunk show at Love & Lace Bridal & Tailor in Irvine, California. So if you are someone who just got engaged, you are going to want to grab your friends and book an appointment to come in and try on the dresses and meet Myra while you are at it! 

Book your appointments on the Love and Lace Bridal Salon site here

Love & Lace Bridal Salon
3800 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, California

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The Cook Family – A Bret Cole Workshop

Jan 9, 2014
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This session was shot on the beach in Bodega Bay at a Bret Cole Workshop. The Cook family was so great to shoot. I loved just sitting back and letting the family enjoy their time together while I focused on catching the special moments between them.

Bret Cole who is a Northern California fine art, lifestyle wedding film photographer shooting both international and local weddings, children, families.

I just recently got into photography myself so I was looking for a workshop that would be not intimidating and informative. This workshop touched on so many different points about photography. We learned about shooting film and digital, branding and marketing, SEO and all the ins and outs of running a photography business.

The days were split into three different photography sessions. First day we photographed two families, the second day we focused on directing couples for engagement/anniversary session and the last day was all about weddings and man it was beautiful to shoot. See more of Bret’s photography from this workshop here.

It was such a great experience and learned so much I definitely recommend attending. This workshop is for photographers who are getting into photography or have been doing it for a little while and want to learn more about directing clients, branding and running a successful photography business. Best of all is the connections you make, we met so many awesome people. 

Bret’s next photography workshop will be held in Lake Tahoe April 4th-6th 2014. See here for more details. 

Thank You for an Incredible Year of Love Stories & Photography!

Thank You for an Incredible Year of Love Stories & Photography!

When we decided to launch this blog, it was with the intent of sharing some untold love stories and what happened was we got flooded by so many talented photographers sending us beautiful photography and stories of their couples they have photographed. We fell in love with each and every couple and family and loved sharing their love stories with you. Here are our top 10 best photographers we loved from this year’s submissions. Their photography inspired us and captured beautiful love stories on camera.



Congratulations to all who have made the list. We are so thankful to have you go on this journey with us. We can’t wait to share more of your work with our readers in the future! As a congratulatory gift, we have added you to our Beloved Vendors list! Have a blessed and prosperous 2014!

Giveaways Day 12: $300 off a wedding dress from Love & Lace Bridal

Giveaways Day 12: $300 off a wedding dress from Love & Lace Bridal


If you are one of our lucky readers who have the joy of being engaged, now is your chance to win $300/off your dream wedding dress from Love and Lace Bridal & Tailor! Love & Lace Bridal is the newest bridal salon to open in the heart of Orange County, California, in the beautiful city of Irvine. The salon is nestled in the upscale Crossroads Center, surrounded by other premiere retailers and restaurants.

Love and Lace is a place where the bride and her family can feel pampered, respected and treated to a personalized attention-filled experience. Brides can browse the handpicked selection of gorgeous dresses, veils and other wedding accessories. You will want to go visit!

How to enter:

To be eligible, you must come back to this post and comment on how many entries you have earned!

1 entry for each: You simply need to share this post on your facebook or twitter (or both) by clicking the share buttons below. For 2 bonus entries, go to Instagram and re-post the Day 12 Giveaway photo from this post with the following tags: #BelovedDarlingGiveaway, @_BelovedDarling, @loveandlacebridalsalon, #loveandlacebridalsalon

All entries for today’s giveaway must be submitted by noon on December 31, 2013. The winner will be announced on Beloved Darling’s Facebook and on Instagram later that day!