loveandsplendor Chef @matthewpoley of @heirloomla spoiled the attendees of the #loveandsplendorworkshops with a phenomenal four-course dinner prepared table-side. The autumnal salad with Asian pear and persimmon was mouthwatering, as was the cavatelli with dill and buffalo short ribs . Everyone raved as each dish was plated (and devoured); what a treat to share this experience with the ladies! #hlasalon 4h

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loveandsplendor I am relaxing in my room at the @acehotel after an amazing welcome dinner for the #loveandsplendorworkshops at the @heirloomla #hlasalon Loved our linens by @latavolalinen, tabletop by @casadeperrin (check out that ebony flatware!!), furniture by @foundrentals and florals by @jl_designs. Placecards by @annerobincallig and menus by my in house graphic designer @kristinslocum I'm blown away by the hilarious, intelligent, creative ladies who are joining us for this special experience. My cheeks are sore from laughing and I had so many great conversations already. This was "just a taste" of what's to come. See you beauties in the morning!! #gratitude 4h

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loveandsplendor The beauty of where I live isn't lost on me at all. It's such a busy day/week/month but I'm glad I made time to pull over and soak up the views tonight, breathe in the salty air. Feeling refreshed and ready for the #loveandsplendorworkshops kicking off on Sunday. I can't wait to meet everyone coming from Greece, Canada, Michigan, Pennsylvania and all over the golden state!! Thank you all for your love, encouragement and support as I see this dream come to fruition. #gratitude 2d

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loveandsplendor Baked up some #paleo and #glutenfree "granola" for a few friends! I call it "coconutty" because it's basically nuts and coconut (with dried fruit), baked with coconut oil and raw honey. Perfect with milk, yogurt or acai. PS, totally obsessed with #weckjars Hope you're having a great day so far! 3d

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loveandsplendor My sweet girl, today at the park. Twirling and singing and running after 6-year old boys calling out, "Wait for me!!" This vibrant, beautiful, joy-filled daughter of mine is such a blessing. Although I've been pregnant four times (that I know of), Olive is the only baby I've held in my arms. I thank God for her every single day, never taking her for granted. Long after this day is over, I hope we all continue to share and grieve and hope together. "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted..." #letstalkaboutloss #strengthfortoday #brighthopefortomorrow #gratitude #october15 4d

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loveandsplendor Today is #pregnancyandinfantloss day and I am glad to raise my voice with many other mamas who have walked through the heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. This gorgeous print by my precious friend @annerobincallig (along with my dearest @pitbullsposies) is to introduce her new blog: letstalkaboutloss.wordpress.com I am so proud of her desire to serve mamas in this way; please check it out and read her own story. You can read about my journey on my blog (link in profile) searching for "the third time." I am wrapping my arms around any of you who have loved someone who was never born. You are not alone. #letstalkaboutloss 5d

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loveandsplendor Fun morning with these little pumpkins! Olive + Siena // Sisi is the daughter of my best friend Kristin, and our girls are 14 months apart (exactly like me and Kris). They're also both 1/4 Korean and have identical hair color. #couldbesisters Loved having them here for a quick overnight visit; it was a refreshment for my soul! Now back to workshop prep! 6d

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loveandsplendor Plenty of scrunched-nose good times this week! @bustleevents @syassin // #collectivegatherings 1w

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loveandsplendor Oh, just being casual by the pool at @colony29 Photo snapped by the sweetest @shannennatasha on our tour of this incredible venue yesterday. It felt like we had been transported to another country -- what a stunning place with surprises around every corner. If you're getting married here, I'm in. Thank you for bringing us here @thevenuereport @visitpalmsprings @thewedding_ac #colony29 #collectivegatherings 1w

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loveandsplendor Just toured the Frederick Lowe Estate and I'm in love. Check out the rubber tree trained to grow along the ceiling! // @thewestudio @visitpalmsprings @thevenuereport @thewedding_ac #collectivegatherings #bringingthecaftanback 1w

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loveandsplendor Taco time at @thesaguarops #eljefe with @syassin @_shiramisu @bustleevents @stacymccain // we devoured carne asada, pescado and camarones y chorizo tacos, along with the most incredible duck queso fundido. // #thesaguarops #collectivegatherings #bringingthecaftanback #pancakecake 1w

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loveandsplendor For #tbt // love this behind-the-scenes shot captured by @amyandstuart at our summertime wedding at @presquilewine This is me giving my final pep talk before my bride (sweetest ever! Love you L!) walks up the aisle with her mama. The relationships I develop with my brides are so precious to me and I love that Amy & Stuart caught this moment. More from this wedding soon! #loveandsplendorweddings 2w

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loveandsplendor Good morning from @korakia with these girls I love @sittinginatree @greenweddingshoes #collectivegatherings #bringingthecaftanback // xo to @thewedding_ac for this photo and this getaway!! 2w

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loveandsplendor Such a magical night at @korakia for #collectivegatherings Great laughs and convos with friends new and old. Thank you for bringing us together for this sweet getaway @thewedding_ac! // Pictured here: four of us wearing Tori's clothes @shotgunfloralstudio @sittinginatree @syassin #bringingthecaftanback 2w

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loveandsplendor Sippin' on my Stumptown cold brew at the Ace DTLA today // SO thrilled (thank you Lord!!!!) to share that the #loveandsplendorworkshops sold out today (Hugs to S, who snagged the last seat). Truly thankful for each amazing woman who is meeting me here in under two weeks; it is a humbling privilege to host you for this experience. See you soon!!! Now off to enjoy some R&R in Palm Springs!! xox #gratitude 2w

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loveandsplendor Magical misty pumpkin patch. It was a sweet morning. #traditions #fallfavorites 2w

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loveandsplendor This is my heart, my family, my little world. Today I wrote a lot of emails and checked a dozen things off of my to-do list, but I'm most grateful for the hour I spent with Olive at the park, and the giggles we shared over donuts. Time with my family centers and refreshes me and I thank God everyday for these blessings. // Thanks again to my dear friend @imryanray for capturing our little #family on film this summer. I can't help it -- I want to share every single photo!! 2w
  •   janetkwakkim This picture makes me so happy! Beautiful family 2w
  •   tiffanyanneresig You are such a beautiful soul. 2w
  •   amanda100lc So sweet! 2w
  •   rjackbalthazar Beyond beautiful! 2w
  •   christinesohnkim Gorgeous!!!! 2w
  •   freckleschick4 My goodness, stop it you beautiful people! #dontstop 2w
  •   loveandsplendor @amandaauer grateful for your support and love! no nanny at all -- Olive still naps 2.5-3 hrs a day so that's my solid work time. I also work about an hour a night, sometimes more. If I'm in la or doing meetings, my mama watches her. 2w
  •   amandaauer Ok so you're doing it the same as me!! Finn is fighting naps like crazy but does usually end up with a good 2.5 hour herself. But that just makes me want one too! haha. And I work at night (we both do; bad habits die hard). Glad to know we are in it together. 2w

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loveandsplendor Pretty little somethings for the fast-approaching #loveandsplendorworkshops I generally believe the best gifts are the ones you'd want to receive yourself... These fit the bill, and they're made with a whole lot of love, too. See you ladies SOON!! #myheart 2w

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loveandsplendor Practicing her nonchalant model pose // Spent another lovely morning at @gopherglenapples today, grabbing dozens (and dozens) of pounds of my very favorite apples: heaven sent (tiny crimson apples with the most crisp and tender texture), splendour (stunning pink apples with juicy sweet flesh) and sweet sixteen (yellow flesh and a sugar cane flavor). Can't wait to share these gorgeous fruits with friends. Some ladies have personal shoppers call them when the new shoes come in. For me, I'm on a first name basis with my local apple farm and they know what varieties I'm after! Thank you Christa; you're the best! xo #gopherglen #appleseason #seecanyon 3w
  •   jess_marvelous @loveandsplendor maybe I can trade for some macarons??!!! 2w
  •   gopherglenapples Glad we got you your favorites Angel! @loveandsplendor wish I was going to your workshop! If it wasn't our busiest month I might just shown up for the dinner ; ) today was fun ~ krista 2w
  •   liner_line47 Your baby girl is the bestNever mind the shoes or the apples. You make the apple pie while I entertain your daughter 2w
  •   loveandsplendor @jess_marvelous macarons are welcomed currency here 2w
  •   emis_eye Love everything about this pic. What do you do with the apples? Pies? Canning? 2w
  •   jenlaudesign Lovely pic 2w
  •   canvasandcanopy So cute! Love that you are down with the apple farmer! Love olives pose.. 2w
  •   selenamarieevents @loveandsplendor We spent Friday morning at the Telluride, CO Farmers Market and they had apples as large as my hands! I thought of you. If you ever get a chance try the CO grown apples! Some of the best I have ever tasted. You would especially like Jona Gold grown in Paonia, CO! Delicious! 2w

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loveandsplendor Still swooning over every inch of this summer wedding with the most amazing team: @imryanray @adornments_flowers @foundrentals @casadeperrin @heirloomla @enjoycupcakes @_jesswilcox @annerobincallig @redshoela @classicpartyrentalssb The olive goblets are some of my favs, and not just because I have an Olive! // I have missed you guys here on IG but have been super busy wrapping up our 2014 wedding season & preparing for my fast-approaching #loveandsplendorworkshops! Life is intense but sweet right now and I promise lots of updates are coming soon! xox #loveandsplendorweddings 3w

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