Let's Meet: Your Flower Friends

Have you ever wondered where your florist gets their floral stock? Or how fresh are they really? I am excited to share with you this years first Featured business Your Flower Friends! 


 I had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia Mercer last year and it has been so great getting to know her. Flower Friends is a local florist & flower farm growing from seed to you.  When asked, what she loves about her business? She said           “I absolutely love the happiness that flowers bring others. Spreading that happiness around is like having magic fairy dust I get to sprinkle wherever I go!” And yes she is just as sweet and energetic as she sounds!  

Cynthia came to the path of floral design from a personal fork in the road, she knew she needed to find a path that would lead to spread love to others and floral design was just that. In her free time she loves to travel and wants to go everywhere! “Every single one. Anywhere and everywhere for as long as possible.”  


As for new adventures she is excited to build an 8ft tall floral wall for the first time. “I have started experimenting with using an armature in my bridal bouquets to reduce the weight of the arrangement.” Her Romantic, French Country style just screams beauty and I am so excited to see this floral wall.

As a small business she does have her struggles like everyone else. “I would love to replicate myself!!! Then I could be there for everyone.  I have also struggled with separation between family, and business life.  They seem to constantly bleed together and I need to come to terms with it!” 


Cynthia has many influences or as she likes to refer to them, “The peeps I ‘Insta stalk’ ”.  Like many of us she can get a little tongue tied when meeting her   idols after years of following them, “It feels weird to have them right in front of you!”  Some of her favorites are Sinclair and Moore, and Hey Gorgeous Events.


Keep a look out for Cynthia Mercer and ‘Your Flower Friends’, she has many magical weddings this year and can’t wait for everyone to see some of the idea she has brewing! They will also be expanding their flower farm to include many more types of flowers that their brides and customers are thirsting for!


Hello World!

I have been posting on this blog randomly for sometime now, but never have really introduced myself.  So with the new year, new avenues & goals I thought now is as good of time as any!

My name is Teresa, I am a photographer, food lover & crazy cat lady. After graduating from California State of Long Beach with a degree in art I spent time creating, learning and finding my avenue.  I have been taking photos for about 10 years (a little more than that but it was more of a hobby then) and enjoyed shooting everything from commercial & fashion to interiors & weddings, as well as assisting some amazing Los Angeles photographers. Through the years I have been working on and continue to work on building my empire.


The challenges of building a business on your own can definitively feel like a roller coaster.  For myself a lot of it was just trying to find out what I wanted out of life and the kind of person I want to be.  I care much for those around me and love to help others find their beauty from within. There were times I thought about quitting or lowering my expectations but meeting with and getting to know others, from all walks of life & all levels of entrepreneurship, has given me the inspiration to strive for higher goals. This journey is something I have worked for but am thankful in being able to pursue these dreams, learn and continue to grow as a person.


I want to connect with others and share knowledge through the bond of community. As I continue to grow a business and find a balance between life & love, I feel sharing my continued journey with will allow others to know you are never alone in this. I will be showing an inside look on what goes on within Nuñez Photography including behind the scenes views into weddings & other photo shoots, business fun, connecting with other people & business’ and a dash of easy healthy recipes to keep you going.

I would love to stay in touch with all of you out there! Feel free to drop me a line for comments, things you would like to see or just to say Hi.


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(Source: nunez-weddings.com)

Not Your Traditional Wedding Dress

 While planning a wedding couples can get caught up on the tradition of it all, but its your choice to be as traditional or non, as you want. There are many reasons why a bride doesn’t want to rock a traditional wedding dress, maybe she wants a dress she can wear more than once or likes a little edge.    

These dresses stay in the world of whites & creams but have some added flare.  A shorter length dress gives a more casual feel but the embellishments & textures is what keeps it fun and whimsical.

If you are leaning in a more formal direction and love a touch of vintage glam this sweetheart beaded gown is the answer.  I love it paired with a mix of chunky jewelry!


For the bride who wants a dress that screams fun, this soft pink feathered number would be great for a summer wedding. Or maybe you just want to pull a Mariah Cary and do a dress change for the reception, its up to you.


Lets not forget a lady who has a little bit of a dark side, these beaded gowns are formal with an added spice.  Darker colors can be beautifully paired with pops of color throughout your makeup or bouquet.


Whatever direction you decide to go is your’s to make, don’t let tradition stop you from having the dress of your dreams. 


Dresses - JM Coture                             jmcouture.com

Jewelry - Hannah Frost Jewelry           hannahfrostjewelry.com

Venue   -  Hamilton Oaks Winery         hamiltonoaksevents.com

Florals  -  Tustin Florist                         tustinflorist.com

Makeup - Marylu Gomez                     maryluartistry.com

Models  - Theresa Murphy                  osbrinkagency.com

                 Merissa Underwood           merissaunderwood.wix.com

(Source: nunez-weddings.com)