For a glimpse to the behind the scenes and inspiration for this photoshoot, check out the blog HERE.


Click HERE to see the feature on 100 Layer Cake

Concept + Art Direction ~ Jessie Baca of Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Styling, Paletas~ Johanna Frenz of Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Photographer ~ Tim Mannle / Stationery ~ Cassie Templeman of Peanut Press, / Floral ~ Melissa Paquin of Renegade Floral / Make-Up ~ Svetlana Britt / Models ~ Nicole Tipton and Kai Kuller / Venue ~ Center for Contemporary Arts





Sneak Peek ~ Tyler and Josh

The end of the year always means I finally get my hot little hands on some incredible images from the season’s weddings and boy-oh-boy am I excited to share it ALL!  I am just squealing with delight as I have so much to blog about.  But, one thing at a time.  I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek into Tyler and Josh’s reception set-up.  Marisa of Marisa Millefiori knocked it out of the park with some stellar floral pieces.  We called the grand arrangement for the escort cards (pictured below), “The Mothership”.  Specialty linens, chairs and glassware were provided by Classic Party Rentals.  It was so unbelievably beautiful, the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado chose to document it for their promotional materials.  Here are a few of their shots.






AND…. that’s not all, behold the most bad-ass wedding video, courtesy of Small Town Moon production studios.  This covers Tyler and Josh’s welcome party at the Coyote Cantina, the ceremony at the Church of the Holy Faith and the reception at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.  This video has it all, including a sentimental sweetness with the shot of Tyler’s grand entrance to the church and Josh’s reaction–hands down the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!  And just when you think it’s come to a close: a rocking dance party with the talented Party Machine Band at the helm.  Conchita, the tequila shot-bearing donkey even showed up!  You’ll get goosebumps, maybe a tear, and of course, ear-to-ear smiles.  I think the video perfectly captures the amazing spirits of Tyler and Josh, two of the most fabulous people ever made!

JOSH + TYLER from Scott Hussion on Vimeo.


THE PARTY: 30th birthday bash.

THE INSPIRATION: Circus, garlands, dessert buffet, crepe paper streamers, succulents, tequila cocktails, fringe, pops of neon, paper lanterns, and beautiful flowers!

THE MATERIALS: Crepe paper, metallic kraft paper disk garlands, sequins, foil fringe, coral and cantaloupe card stock, neon thread and yarn, spray paint, and my favorite: hot glue.

THE INVITATION: Crepe paper fringe sewn to card stock with neon thread, plunked in a glassine envelope and a kraft paper tag.

THE DECOR: Crepe paper garlands, fringe lanterns disco balls, tons of succulents, Big Fun and Piña Colada roses, and the coolest tequila bottles I have ever seen.

THE MENU: “50’s BBQ chic” Provided by this lovely lady.

Deviled Farm Eggs with Banana Pepper Relish

Celery Sticks with Upscale White Cheddar Pimento Cheese

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

Parmesan Grissini

Barbecued Spareribs with Zippy Guava-Habanero Sauce

Orange-Achiote Chicken Drummettes

Rice Paper Springrolls with Pineapple Coleslaw

THE DESSERT BUFFET: French Macaroons: Meyer Lemon, Raspberry, Cocoa Ganache, Pistachio and Mocha Java.  Handmade cake balls: Vanilla Raspberry, Chocolate Coconut and Hazelnut.  A strawberry ruffle cake inspired by this.