Real Wedding: Vintage England (aka my sister’s wedding!)

October 27

I can’t believe its been almost a year since my sister Tracy got married… I traveled to England two weeks prior to the big day to help her with all the last minute details and to gather all the decor for the wedding. My sister wanted something that felt appropriate to the reception space and we talked about a color palette of soft blues, bits of lavender, and cream. I threw out the ideal of Toile which is that perfect shade of blue/grey and definitely had that old world elegance. Once we had that piece decided on, I ordered fabric and had my linen vendor make a runner for the head table and napkins for all the guests.

I brought the menus, linens & napkins, and a suitcase full of floral supplies with me (TSA was a big fan I’m sure). Tracy and I bought containers ranging from old tea sets, to old trophies, to vintage biscuit tins from flea markets and antique stores. I sourced flowers from the London Flower Market (I used Alagar, who were easy to work with and delivered the flowers directly to my sister’s house) and I ordered  garden roses from David Austin.

For seating cards, we found a vintage letterpress drawer to tuck the cards into. My mom was kind enough to write them all out, since I elected her as having the prettiest hand writing. The menus are from Wedding Paper Divas. I accented them with Italian paper from Paper Source and a “R” seal for Ryan (the groom’s last name). I got the seal and the wax from Letter Seals. My sister made the majority of the seals which we dubbed “Ryan money” since they looked like copper pennies.

Of course, what would an English wedding be without many proper pints? My dad, up top making friends with the groom’s family, and myself, after finishing setup.

There was much laughter and love that night, the two families with extremely different backgrounds came together and crushed many a pint. Above, my sister with my dad, below Tracy and I with the two bridesmaids, Lisa, my sister’s BF, and our cousin Jocelyn sharing a moment right after toasts.

My sister’s first dance was adorable… She chose “At Last” by Etta James which was fitting. They met in Australia while both were back packing and working… Mark is from England (though ethnically Irish) and she was an American… After much world trotting back and forth and going through the immigration process to get into the UK, it was nice to simply celebrate their new lives together.

I was absolutely in love with the adorable cake my sister designed with Georgina’s Cakes. The bride and groom figurines are sitting on a rucksack with a map and book saying Australia in reference to how they met. It was so much fun to get to spend time hanging out with my sister and her husband and seeing how happy they are. Congrats you too!!!

*And where is ceremony you might ask? It’s up on Snippet & Ink right here. Go look, the bride & groom photos are adorable! And I’m a big, big fan of the UK tradition’s of a confetti toss.

**And a very special thank you to the amazing Kirsten at Beaux Arts Photographie for coming all the way to London to shoot my sister’s wedding!

*** You can see more about my adventures in London right hereherehere and here.

Reception Venue: The Windmill, Clapham
Event Design & Production: Kelly Oshiro Design
Bride’s Dress: Marisa Baratelli
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Cake Baker: Georgina's Cakes
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Flutter Magazine Issue 6

May 13

The newest issue of Flutter magazine is out and its seriously gorgeous. The cover shoot is our annual astrology bride editorial styled by Joy Proctor, photographed by KT Merry and hair and makeup by Luna Bella. I have 3 stories in this issue, a bouquet story with flowers by Holly Chapple, photographed by Lacie Hansen, a driftwood table by Francoise Weeks, photographed by KT Merry, and Fashion to Table with Could I have that? photographed by Arna Bee. Plus a few seriously spectacular real weddings, go grab yourself a copy right here or at Barnes & Nobles after May 18th.


My New Website!!!!

March 02

I’m super excited to be launch my new styling and wedding industry business services website right here at

There are two main service areas I’m focusing on, the first is the the styling and creative side:

  • Product or location editorials. I produce beautiful product images for your marketing needs or produce beautiful story-telling imagery to showcase your location.
  • One-on-one. I can create custom editorials for your portfolio ranging from wedding to lifestyle content. I’m super excited to be creating editorials with Jen Huang for her one-one-one workshops.

And, I’m also offering some rad business to business services including:

Launching: Kelly Oshiro Yoga

May 27

I’m super excited to be launching my yoga website today! I’m focusing on teaching wedding day yoga where I teach a soothing, restorative practice to the bride on her wedding day one-on-one in a serene setting. My goal is create grounded, peaceful brides who are fully present on their special day.

I am also offering private lessons and publicly, I’m teaching at Alchemy Arts every Saturday at 9:15am which is a combo of slow flow vinyasa, restorative, and yin.

You can check out my site right here and, of course, there will be a blog launching to go with the new site, so stay tuned for that. A big thank you to the amazing Kim Wiseley for the logo and website and the insane photos by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie. Its been an amazing journey so far and I can’t wait to see how this chapter unfolds.

Custom Jewelry by Joseph Jewelry*

May 19

I love a company who caters to their clients’ unique design needs, and Joseph Jewelry does just that. They specialize in custom jewelry that is made on site at their own shop. You can upload your own design sketches and from there, they’ll make a 3D rendering and then a wax prototype of your ring, so you get exactly what you had in mind. You can go here to check out their custom jewelry process right here. Happy jewelry designing!

*Sponsored post

Press: Flutter Magazine Winter 2014

February 24

Hey guys, the newest Flutter Magazine is out and is supppperrrrrr pretty. Nancy Neil, Om Sweet Mama, Jessica Foster, and I cooked up some seriously tasty ideas for our Nordic inspired brunch. You can grab yourself a copy by ordering online or at these stockists.

Cover photo: Elizabeth Messina

2013 Year in Review

January 09

And I’m back (well kind of)… 2013 was definitely the most challenging year of my life personally, and professionally it was one of the most rewarding (hello COVER). I will be posting here now and again but I’ve decided its all about quality over quantity, so posting maybe less than before, but hopefully you will like what you see. I was super honored to work with so many countless talented individuals, and the friends I’ve made through this crazy business are definitely keepers.

To say I lived about 10 life times worth of experiences in a single year is no exaggeration. Leaving an abusive relationship, coming to terms with the fact that “friends” chose not to believe me, and cleaning house of all toxic and negative forces in my life was difficult (to say the least) but VERY necessary. At the end of it, I’ve found my spiritual path and I’ve created a life where I am so insanely happy and fulfilled every day I can’t quite believe my life is my life. I am officially yoga certified (more on that later) and I will say yoga and specifically my yoga teachers Jenni Rawlings and Gigi Synder saved me from a lifetime of unhappiness and inauthenticity. I am VERY excited for 2014 and my resolution for this year is simple: NO COMPROMISES. Thank you ALL. Follow your heart, your passion and may 2014 be your year!!! 

From top: C Cover & Santa Barbara Magazine, Nancy Neil,  Oncewed, Kirsten Ellis, Flutter Magazine Dinner, Nancy Neil, Flutter Magazine DIY, Arna Bee, Design*Sponge, Nancy Neil, Design*Sponge, Karen Wise, 100 Layer Cake & Grey Likes Wedding, Jess Wilcox, SB Chic Fashionable, left, Lane Dittoe, right, Joel Serrato, Style Me Pretty Living, Nancy Neil