Gabe and I had such an amazing experience working with this team of creative and hard-working friends within the wedding industry to bring this inspiration shoot to life. Laurel from Esla Events conceptualized, designed and co-styled the shoot and I love that she wanted to show a natural, quiet, and slightly understated wedding style while focusing on some of the process and movement involved in an event, rather than just sticking with static images. Devine Ranch was the perfect location for the shoot thanks to grandeur of the spaces, the horses all over the property, the stone fireplaces, the lovely barn, and all of the sweeping valley views. Devine Ranch is a private estate that’s just opened up as a wedding venue and we’re definitely hoping to shoot lots of weddings there in the future. There is inspiration on every single acre of that property, and the owners made us feel so welcomed and at home there. We have to thank Shannon from OTL Vintage Rentals, Fionna Floral, Skyla Arts and all 4 of our awesome models for making this shoot such a beautiful one. You can see the full feature and the the full list of vendors here on SMP: http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2014/06/03/rustic-ranch-wedding-inspiration/
If the quality of a wedding can be measured by how many times the photographer tears up throughout the day, (despite the large number of weddings they may witness a year) then this wedding was most definitely a great one! I honestly fell in love with these two and their sweet family and friends, and I had the best time documenting everything from their engagement session in Carmel through to their very last dance at Holman Ranch. Angelique’s career completely sky-rocketed in the year that I got to know these two, and it’s been so much fun to watch the whole wild ride and then discover the wedding photos all over People.com, ENews and numerous tv stations. A huge thanks to the amazing team of vendors who made this day such a pleasure to be a part of, (please see the full list in the images below) and so beautiful in every way. This was one of those events that really stayed focused on the love and joy that was shared that day rather than all of the little details, and there’s no better kind of wedding in my opinion. Gabe and I know these two are soulmates and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together.
This talented and artistic couple said that they wanted to create a Jackie-O-meets-Audrey Hepburn world with a Louie Armstrong theme song … and indeed they did! We’re so excited to see that Style Me Pretty featured this wedding and some of the romantic and beautiful details from throughout the day. Big thanks to Coastside Couture and all of the other vendors involved for making this wedding such a dreamy one. See the full post and full list of vendors over here at SMP!
Loved seeing that the inspiration shoot that we did with Engaged & Inspired and Floral Theory up at Holman Ranch has been published in the latest issue of Today’s Bride magazine!
Nestldown has to be one of the most magical venues ever, but it becomes even more memorable when it’s coupled with the design ideas of Every Elegant Detail, the whimsical floral creations of Amy Burke Designs, and a wonderful couple together with all of their huge-hearted friends and family. It really was a perfect day and I’m so happy to see it published on The Wedding Chicks today! Check out the full feature and the full list of vendors here.
Green Wedding Shoes has always been one of my very favorite blogs to find unique and beautiful inspiration in the wedding world, so I couldn’t be more honored to have our work featured there this week. I’ve been in love with all of the recent work that Beijos Events has been doing, so when they asked me if I wanted to collaborate with them I immediately said yes! I love the way that they conceptualized this dreamy and dark, boho-inspired wedding shoot filled with so many amazing and organic details. Check out the full post here too see all of the photos and to find the full list of ridiculously talented vendors who helped make this shoot such a beautiful one.
You know it’s going to be a good wedding when wild deer walk along beside your car as your drive up to the venue in the morning. Carmel Valley Ranch is such a uniquely beautiful and peaceful venue and it was the perfect location for Karen & Ramsey’s wedding that was inspired by all things natural and elegant. We couldn’t be happier about the fact that Style Me Pretty just featured this wedding and highlighted all of the classic Californian beauty that filled the day. Check out the full post here to see more photos of this gorgeous couple and to find links to the killer vendor team that made this day so photogenic, including Amy Byrd, Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co. and Fionna Floral among others. Those ladies always make our job so easy and so fun!
I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than with this feature about one of our most memorable weddings from last year. It’s always a huge honor for us to get published on Style Me Pretty, and I’m in love with all of the pastel details and olive branch elements that they chose to highlight from the day. There were countless beautiful moments and personal touches throughout the whole weekend full of celebrations, but some of my favorites included the picnic-style rehearsal dinner full of lawn games and featuring an olive oil mixing station, the mother of the bride’s stunning outfit that I intend to copy one day when and if one of my kids gets married, Yael and Dylan’s recession down the aisle as husband and wife, the most well-written and perfectly presently best man’s speech of all time that had Gabe and I dying with laughter, the father of the bride’s accordion playing that led everyone into the barn to start the dance party, and watching the happy couple dance together in an open field as the sun went down that day. It really was a wedding to remember. You can check out the full post, and the full list of talented vendors here.
I loved getting to re-live Kyle & Dylan’s beautiful wedding full of rustic elegance up at Holman Ranch thanks to Smitten Magazine’s recent feature. This was such a sweet couple to work with alongside Allison from Engaged & Inspired and the talented team over at Fionna Floral, and I love that we’ve kept in touch with them both ever since. Kyle’s family owns the company that make the iconic Ball mason jars, so it was beyond fitting that they used those jars throughout their design. You can see more details and highlights over at the Smitten Magazine feature here.
I could not have been more honored (or ‘honoured’ as it’s spelt down under) to have been asked by Hitched magazine in Australia to share one of my favorite (favourite) weddings for their premier issue. Gabe and I will never forget Jenny & Rishi’s amazing dual ceremony wedding at The Carneros Inn in Napa, (and we loved this couple so much that we’ve continued to keep in touch with them) so it was extra special that Hitched chose to feature this particular wedding. I am forever grateful to Laurel from Esla Events for all of her amazing work to make this big and busy day flow so perfectly and look so beautiful.
I honestly gasped when the magazine arrived in my mailbox, as I’ve never seen a more beautiful wedding publication. I loved everything from the gold foiled lettering on the cover, to the thick matte pages, to the large format and clean layout. I hope that stores start carrying this publication in the US too…so much wedding inspiration in each issue.