California Inspiration: Styled Photo Shoot
This styled California inspiration photo shoot left us wishing this had been a real wedding, and that we had been invited!
As you scroll through the photos, take note of the exquisite attention to detail that went into designing this “wedding.” A group of over one dozen talented wedding professionals in California put their heads and hearts together to bring you this eye candy.
The photographer, Holly Steen from Cakes & Kisses, gave us her impressions: “The driving force behind any wedding is love. It will always be love. Al-fresco, in a lush rose garden, enveloped by the day’s glory – sunshine gazing down, the laughter shared amongst friends, a cool breeze and trees rustling in the wind. The wooden furniture provided the perfect canvas for the tablescape, which included bright cobalt blue vases filled with bright pink garden roses, tulips, ranunculus, sweet peas, azalea and of course, bougainvillea. Additional accents included a colorful woven runner, contrasting napkins and gold chargers. A lounge area was created with the same design concept and included a fun rug and bright turquoise cushions to carry on the alfresco style.”
More from the photographer: “In lieu of a full dessert bar, we opted for a Sweet and Salty Bar, which surrounded the beautiful cake. And of course, a signature drink, the ‘LGBTini,’ a lemonade ginger berry tea. Custom orchid place cards completed the table décor.” “The ladies each have their own style – one sweet, one edgy. For the ceremony, the gown is delicate, ethereal, and pink. Her bouquet included a vibrant pink pallet, full of garden roses, tulips, sweet peas, peonies, ranunculus and azalea: Perfect for a blushing bride. The gown for the reception is form fitting, ultra feminine and a little sultry. To compliment the look, her bouquet is the opposite of the first. It has a strong dose of cobalt blue delphinium, surrounded with spiked blue thistle and purple static.” “Finally, what would a day in the outdoors be without a few adorable pups? The cuties joined the festivities and were even pampered with their own beverage and snack station, which included chicken and bacon flavored water, and doggie treats.”
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Photographer: Cakes & Kisses // Equipment Rentals:A1 Event Rentals // Calligrapher: Calligraphy Katrina and Maison du Papier // Invitation Designer: Details by Oksana // Floral Designer: Enchanted Garden Floral Design // Cake Designer: Fantasy Frostings // Event Planner: First Pick Planning // Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Valencia // Dress Store: La Soie Bridal // Dress Designer: La Soie Bridal // Makeup Artist:Makeup By Jackie C // Event Designer: Night Owl Productions // Hair Stylist:Ryan Gentry // Event Planner: The Events Boutique
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.