NEW BUSINESS(ES), NEW HOUSE, OLD FRIENDS | MY FIRST “OFFICIAL” STYLED SHOOT
Magical Moments by Megan was founded in April of 2017 but things didn’t get up and running right away. Going into 2019, I decided that a year+ of floating “my business” around was enough and that I needed to make some major moves. Around that same time, I was working part time at a restaurant and one of the girls I had gotten close to mentioned she was taking floral classes and eventually wanted to start her own business. She knew that I was trying to get MMM going and asked if we could sit down to chat. I knew we would have a great convo but I didn’t realize that this conversation would lead to me finding a missing piece.
Up until that point, my specialty was logistics and planning. I had a small bit of natural talent and I knew how to put all the pieces together, but I really wanted to learn more about styling and design and this is where Kim came in. Kim had recently gotten married and designed all the details of her wedding. Once she started taking floral classes, she knew her creative spirit wanted out and thus, Poppy + Rose Floral, Co. was born! Kim and I quickly got to planning and designing and knew that we needed to collaborate and produce a styled shoot.
Around this same time, a couple friends of mine in San Diego had just purchased their forever home. I got to see their space and KNEW we had to feature their space for our shoot! My friend Matthew finally had enough space to grow his plant collection and he and his partner Garett had curated some gorgeous furniture pieces throughout the house. We knew we wanted shots of the everything but primarily wanted to focus on the beautiful space they had created to bring people together – the dining room.
I had a couple photographers in mind but none were available for our date. Another old friend of mine, Mia Alysse Photography, came in clutch and offered to do the shoot with us. With the help and contributions from a few other vendor partners + friends (including Andersign Calligraphy, Signature Party Rentals, WithSeaMint, and Luxe Linen) we were able to create a fantastic shoot! We got great shots of the couple in their new home but more importantly, Kim and I were able to showcase our gifts of styling, design, logistics and table-scaping (is that a word?)!
This shoot was just the jumping off point of an amazing partnership that continues till today. Kim and I have done MANY magical moments together from shoots, to weddings and other social events – check out our collaborative work on our Floral + Design page! We started with nothing and now, we have so much content that we are running out of space to showcase it all! If you have a special occasion to celebrate, we have the team to help you make it happen.
FUN FACT: They named it “House Gomistrado” which is a mix of Matthew and Garett’s last names – Gomez + Magistrado = Gomistrado – so cute!!
UPDATE: Matthew’s plant collection has grown and has since started his own business! Check him out on the web MonsteraMatthew.com, on Instagram @MosteraMatthew or on his ETSY Store!
CONTRIBUTORS & VENDORS
Venue | House Gomistrado | @House_Gomistrado
Coordination & Design | Magical Moments by Megan | @MagicalMoments_byMegan
Photography | Mia Alysse Photography | @MiaAlyssePhotography
Floral Design | Poppy + Rose Floral, Co. | @PoppyandRoseFloralCo
Rentals | Signature Party Rentals | @SigPartyRentals
Specialty Linen | Luxe Linen | @Luxe_Linen
Calligraphy | Andersign Calligraphy | @AndersignCalligraphy
Favors + Cement Planters | SeaMint Handcrafted Cement Decor | @WithSeaMint