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Flowers for Water Flower Crown Workshop

kayla leppelman

flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty benefitting charity. Floral Crown Event in SoCal. Photos by Kristen Booth.

Earlier this month, I hosted another flower crown workshop but this one was different and specially near and dear to my heart. Not only did we create floral crowns but with that, we also helped change the lives of others by providing clean water to those in poverty. Each ticket sold=clean water for 1 person for a LIFETIME through World Vision.

Back in December, I was introduced to the incredible organization of World Vision and what they do for those in extreme poverty. I also learned about the clean water crisis which I was so naïve to at the time. Even in 2019, millions of people lack life’s essential of clean water. So many women and children must walk an average of 6k (one way) to their nearest water source and most of the time this water also breeds harmful bacteria that leads to sickness and even death. 50% of children die before the age of 5 due to water-related diseases, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene! When I found out about this horrific crisis, I knew I wanted to help. That’s when I said, “YES” to running the upcoming OC Half Marathon along with World Vision and bringing awareness to the clean water crisis. You can read more and join me in this mission by clicking here.

I hosted this workshop dedicated to turning Flowers into Water on Aug. 7th at the beautiful Sunset Hills tucked among the desert landscape within my own community. I am so thankful to have also worked with some of the most amazing vendors and sponsors that helped bring this event to fruition and even beyond my expectations.

With this workshop, we were able to bring 38 people in poverty clean water for a lifetime!

Thank you to everyone involved with this event! Kristen Booth captured so many memories from our day together and Katey Bug added extra fun touches by creating beautiful braided hairstyles on each guest who attended. Afloral donated all of the flowers which I’m truly grateful for so that all of the proceeds can benefit our cause. We also hosted many fun giveaways featuring local sponsors, ate from a yummy donut wall from Brier Rose Design and enjoyed custom cookies by Cub and Cuppy. See more of our wonderful sponsors at the end of this post and sign up for a future workshop by clicking the button below.

flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
Donut wall by Brier Rose Design at flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
sponsor giveaways at flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
custom cookies by Cub and Cuppy at flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
donut wall at flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision
flower crown workshop in southern California by Love Sparkle Pretty to provide clean water for World Vision

YOU can also provide clean water for those in need and change lives!

Join me in this mission and reaching my goal of clean water for 100 people by clicking here.

Our incredible sponsors…

My First Family Photos in 4 Years!

kayla leppelman

It’s been 4 years since taking family photos together! The last time we had professional photos taken, I was newly pregnant with my daughter and we didn’t know her name yet or whether she was a growing girl or a boy within my belly. Fast forward to 2019, I said, “We’re doing it! We’re taking family photos this year whether or not anyone else wants to! Mommy is paving the way!”

A couple months ago, we did just that. I knew exactly who we wanted to photograph our day too. I set everything up with Mallory of Mallory Dawn Photography whom I adore and have worked with for a few years now on styled shoots and product shoots. My family and I drove to San Clemente on a Wednesday afternoon and snapped these photos (and many more) on our beautiful California coast.

I will forever cherish these photographs and these memories as my children continue to grow up (slowly, please) and my husband and I age together. So thankful to celebrate almost 9 years of marriage and these days of parenthood.

Family photo Love Sparkle Pretty
motherhood and flower crowns by Love Sparkle Pretty
motherhood and flower crowns by Love Sparkle Pretty
my sweet boy-Love Sparkle Pretty
my flower girl-Love Sparkle Pretty
motherhood -Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
marriage and family photo session. Sweet engagement shoot style as well on the Love Sparkle Pretty blog
marriage and engagement photo session style on the Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
marriage and engagement photo session style on the Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo shoot on the beach Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
photo photo session on the beach Love Sparkle Pretty. photo by Mallory Dawn
sweet sibling family photo style. photo session on the beach. Love Sparkle Pretty. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo session on the beach Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo session on the beach. cute sibling photo. Love Sparkle Pretty blog. photo by Mallory Dawn
romantic couple photo pose. marriage and engagement style photo session. Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
romantic couple photo pose. marriage and engagement style photo session. Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
romantic couple photo pose. marriage and engagement style photo session. Love Sparkle Pretty blog. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo session on the beach with Love Sparkle Pretty. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo session on the beach with Love Sparkle Pretty. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo session on the beach with Love Sparkle Pretty. Photo by Mallory Dawn
family photo session on the beach with Love Sparkle Pretty. Photo by Mallory Dawn

Coastal Wedding Ideas-12 Essential Etsy Finds

kayla leppelman

Summer will be here before we know it which means the planning for your coastal wedding is in full swing! I love the beach wedding aesthetic with the ocean and natural creation as the inspiration while celebrating the greatest love within marriage and saying “I Do” to a beautiful, life-long commitment.

I’ve pulled together some of my favorite finds on Etsy-one of my favorite go-to places for unique, hand crafted items with a personal touch. These finds are all inspired by a romantic, fine art take on a coastal wedding from place cards created with sea glass, a gorgeous table runner created with oysters to a crown of shells and stones. Affiliate links are added within the post but all opinions are my own as well as the search for each and every item.

Don’t forget to pin the top image to come back to these beautiful finds for your wedding day!

I created the Oceane Crown a part of my Summer Collection as I was inspired by the island of Maui. I used small seashells and white sparkle stones within rose gold wiring to create this piece for a beach bride looking for something ethereal and unique to adorn on her wedding day.

This beautiful Coastal Wedding Invitation Suite by Oh My Designs by Steph is the perfect touch for a celebration near the beach! The dusty blue watercolor details and the gold foiling remind me so much of the ocean and it’s glimmer as the sun shines upon it.

I absolutely adore the idea of having this Oyster Table Garland by Ancient Vibration Shop at the head table for all to see or even at every guest table! What a unique show piece that the guests will be talking about and won’t forget! The colors and texture within the oysters are so beautiful and this is about as coastal as you can get!

This Dusty Blue Bridesmaids Dress by Renz Bridal is such a pretty color and compliments so well within the coastal aesthetic. It's the perfect touch of gray and blue and the added bit of ruffle and lace within this simple design makes it so romantic!

While on my search for the perfect place cards, my mouth dropped when I came across these gorgeous Sea Glass Calligraphy Place Cards by Letters from Eden! The sea glass is so elegant with the calligraphed guest names upon it! These placed at each table setting would add such a special touch and what a lovely reminder of the day they celebrated with the bride and groom as they are taken home.

These Oyster Cufflinks by High Tide Designs are so rad! The groom and groomsmen can wear these links paired with their attire to add such a great touch to your wedding day! This is why I love Etsy! You can find the greatest gifts and ideas that you may not have initially thought about before browsing.

These Sea Shell Candles Wedding Favors by MiLi Crafts would look so pretty as a collection within the table centerpieces, around the cake table, on the escort seating table or anywhere else you can add a touch of glimmer and coast.

Natural elements such as this Drift Wood Sign by Velma and Louise play such a large part in setting the tone for a beach wedding. Hang this sign for guests to see near the guestbook table with photos of the bride and groom around or above the sweet heart table. This shop also creates custom pieces so you can add your own quote or even your new last name!

This Seashell Ring Holder by Seashell Collection may be small but it is so sweet! Instead of the traditional pillow, opt for this unique ring holder and then keep it as an heirloom piece for your jewelry. It will serve as a daily reminder of the day you said your vows.

 

If you’re getting married on the sand, opt for these gorgeous Beach Bridal Sandals by Bella Belle Shoes! They are adorned with sparkle and stones to make for a beautiful bridal shoe choice and the soles have a surprise way to wear your “something blue.”

These Lace and Driftwood Sailboats make the prettiest Wedding Favors by Love Embellished! I can’t gush enough about the details of these boats! They can even be used along with the table numbers or added décor within the cake or guest book tables!

The cake is one of my favorite parts about a celebration-well, just about any dessert really! This Seashell wedding cake topper by Beach Grass Cottage is such a beautiful addition to a coastal inspired wedding! I love the choice of shells and soft colors along with the added coral and starfish!

I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my favorite finds for your beach wedding! If you’re planning more of a greenery themed wedding, check out my 12 Essentials for a Greenery Wedding here!