Real Wedding: Greek Garden Elegance

November 27

Evie & Nate were seriously a dream couple to work with; super nice, easy going, with amazing taste to boot, and the booked my girl Kirsten for the photos. The inspiration for the wedding design, was Evie’s Greek heritage. When we first spoke, she said she wanted it to feel like her grandmother’s garden in Greece. So we talked about using fresh herbs like bay and lavender, of course olive branches, and then mixing in fluffy garden roses.

In Evie’s bouquet I used a mix of Patience garden roses, bay leaves, lavender, olive branch, and queen anne’s lace and wrapped it up, with a strip of torn linen.

In keeping with the herb theme, I made petite boutonnières of lavender and rosemary and wrapped them with copper velvet ribbon. The bridesmaids carried simple dried lavender poseys finished with a tidy bow.

The ceremony was held at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church and decor was kept simple with olive garlands attached to the church pews.

After the ceremony, guests made there way to the rooftop of the Canary. I designed a “potting bench” seating card table using Town & Country’s potting bench bar. At the center of the table, guests’ names and seating assignments were spelled out on wood plant markers and tucked into moss. To finish the vignette, I used a collection of vintage watering cans, potted lavender, and stacks of rustic garden containers.

On the tables I used a mix of stone, and iron, garden containers and filled them with annabelle hydranga, Patience and Caramel Antique garden roses, bay and olive leaves, sweet peas, and dahlias. A soft green linen was draped over the tables and La Tavola’s cut lace linen layered over. A mix of gold and silver mercury glass candle holders added a hint of metallic glow.

A big congratulaions to Evie & Nate and a big thank you to all the vendors who made this day happen! To see more of this wedding hop over to Once Wed and Santa Barbara Magazine.

Flowers & Decor: Kelly Oshiro
Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin
Reception Venue: The Canary Hotel
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amber Weir
Lighting: Bella Vista
Garden Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes
Dessert Table: Enjoy Cupcakes
Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion
Linens: La Tavola

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:

Fashionable: A Saturated Floral Dress

November 04


I love color no matter the time of year and this long floral dress always put me in a good mood. I paired it with a vintage candy colored bracelet and bright red lips.

Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic

Location: Santa Barbara Presidio




Fashionable: A Green & White Striped Skirt at the
Santa Barbara Presidio

October 21




I love a good full, high-waisted skirt, throw in some graphic green and white stripes, and I’m sold. I paired this skirt with a simple white T (I bought mine locally from Chapala & Parker, similar here), vintage earrings (similar), and a high pony tail complete the look. I really loved how the white walls of the Santa Barbara Presidio popped the skirt. A big thank you to my dear friend, and amazing photographer, Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie for the beautiful photos. 

Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic

Location: Santa Barbara Presidio


T- Shirt // Earrings // Glasses

Similar skirts:

Similar shoes:



Shoesday + Snippet & Ink

May 14

The chicest way to walk away… in nude Louboutins! And you can pick up a pair for yourself, right here.

Also, my Farm to Table editorial is up on Snippet & Ink. Shot over 3 days in Santa Barbara County I tried to capture the bounty of the land. With photos by Karen Wise, food by Duo, and locally grown dahlias from a dahlia farm, it was a pretty & delicious shoot to say the least. Anyway, go check it out here.

Shoesday + Featured on Oncewed

May 07

I’m so excited to finally show off these gorgeous Louboutins one of my adorable brides wore last year. Hello nude Louboutins with the sweetest little bow!

And you can check out the rest of this wedding on Oncewed (and in the current issue of Santa Barbara Magazine) and I will be posting my own little write up on Monday. Happy Tuesday Shoesday m’dears!

You can pick up this pair and similar shoes right here:

Flowers & Decor: Kelly Oshiro

Champagne Dreams + Weekend Links

February 01

Its superbowl weekend, and while I may not know who’s playing, that’s not gonna stop me from (kind of) watching the game and enjoying some champagne waaay before happy hour.

A few possibilities, I’m thinking from the archives:


Blood Orange Mimosa

Ginger Sparkler


Pear Potion

And some links for your weekend, plus a bit about some projects I’m working on:

I visited Sunstone Villa this week to refresh my memory (I worked there before on this wedding with Elizabeth Messina) for an upcoming shoot with Flutter Mag & Michael Costa. Can you say Italy in Santa Ynez? Also, our “Escape to” editor, Cynthia is their new social media manager and is LIVING in the villa. Can you imagine? Also, we discovered a secret tower.

I joined Vine, twitter’s new video app. I’m not sure if I like it, but you can follow me (@kellyoshiro) if you’re into cute puppies and some behind the scenes sneak peeks. A great explanation of what Vine is, and how to use it, is here and here.

If you’re into watching bad movies and making fun of them, check out Birdemic. Truly the biggest train wreck of a movie I’ve ever seen.

I’m obsessed with two weddings from Snippet & Ink this week, classic black and white perfection with photos by Jose Villa & A Swedish summer wedding, hello dreamy!

Have a good weekend!