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Moody, soft tones and deep, rich textures come together to create an incredibly stunning vibe in this gorgeous inspiration shoot planned and designed by Kaleb Norman James. We’re basically obsessing over Every. Single. Detail.  The florals also by Kaleb Norman James, are amazing—a striking mixture of deep garden roses and pale Italian ranunculus and flowering branches. Bespoke Strokes created a multi-toned calligraphy invitation suite with plenty of romance that perfectly introduces Hotel Ballard, the Seattle venue.  And finally, the jewel-encrusted, and caped Jenny Packham gown is vintage, glam and totally current all at once. It’s perfect for the seasonally-transitional style of the shoot and all it’s inspiring details as captured to perfection in these film images by Sarah Carpenter Photography.

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Photography: Sarah Carpenter Photography // Planning Design Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James // Paper Products: Bespoke Strokes // Location: Hotel Ballard, Seattle Washington // Hair and Makeup: AriAnne Kraker of Makeup With Me // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Model: Rachel Noe of Heffner Management // Gown: Jenny Packham // Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory

 

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The team at 3 Leaf Floral created this stunning desert inspiration centered around their take on a moody spring palette. Filled with dusty pastels in the form of pale blue, whimsical whites and terra cottas the hues are both intriguing and soft. The drama of a high collar Allure gown from Annelise Bridal Boutique accentuate the wild florals, many of which were locally sourced from Western Colorado farms. Cosmos, garden roses and delphinium were held together by a smoky hued Silk and Willow  ribbon while dark candles were used to add contrast to the pastel landscape. K Robinson Photography was behind the lens working film magic to capture all the stunning details.

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Styling & Florals: 3 Leaf Floral // Photography: K Robinson Photography // Gown: Allure Bridals​ // Dress Shop: Annelise Bridal Boutique // Vintage Rental: Stonewood Vintage // Ribbon: Silk and Willow 

 

We LOVE this shoot. Moody with ocher hues and a modern sensibility that’s so fresh and romantic. Here’s what Landon Jacob, the fabulous photographer, had to say about it: “We were all craving some personal work- something with deeper hues, something atypical from most of our weddings. We live in the South, where most of the weddings are light filled, with soft hues and tons of lace which is all gorgeous, we just wanted to dabble in something we normally don’t see. Jessica Rourke brought the styling, and Fern Studios created some killer florals. It was a dream to photograph! The lighting was incredible!” Well, Landon, we’re sure glad you guys dabbled with something a littler different because we’re obsessed!

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Photography: Landon Jacob // Design: Jessica Rourke // Florals: Fern Studios // Dress: Shop Gossamer // Hair & Makeup: Mikel Rumsey

From the shore’s black rock to the golden cliffside, the monumental cliffs in San Diego are positioned perfectly so that in every angle you turn, beauty abounds. What better place to stage a textural, moody inspiration shoot? Designed by Michelle Isabel & Co, the textures and breezy details include heirloom calligraphy by Owl Post Calligraphy, florals incorporating elements such as cotton, dried olives and lavender by Sage Sisters and a graphic, ink-dipped cake by Love CakesJustin Crtiz Photography was the man behind the lens producing these gorgeous, misty images that will truly transport you. Can you hear the waves??

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from the team: The Sunset Cliffs were the perfect setting to our winter shoot inspired by that area’s dark waters and the cliffsides golden tones. Justin from Justin Critz Photography gracefully captured this Swanky Seaside Soiree using his light and airy photographic style. Event Designer and Wedding Planner, Michelle Isabel & Co, designed a tabletop adorned with our world’s oldest and natural resources: ceramic plates, terracotta vessels and twisted iron flatware from Classic Party Rentals graced our tabletop. The textured linen was designed by WildFlower Linens with pebble like patterns matching the smooth ocean stones we often see as we stroll the shoreline. Heirloom calligraphy and design were provided by Owl Post Calligraphy from their Fine Art Collection printed in gold foil on double layered black and eggshell paper. Owl Post Calligraphy also wrote the names in calligraphy on the delicate capiz shell plate. The tabletop was designed by Sage Sisters using everyday elements such as cotton, dried olives and lavender in their natural state, alongside florals that a centerpiece just can’t live without.

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Our real bride-to-be and model, Michelle Van Egmond, was dressed in a La Soie Bridal gown from their Pasadena showroom. The mocha dress was adorned with blush flowers and the finest beading along with an illusion neckline and a beaded spine. Model and groom-to-be, Jonathan Munn, was fitted in an elegant tuxedo from Friar Tux. The lovely couple was styled by Hair and Makeup Artist Sandra of Sandra Michelle Artistry. Sandra went with a light and fine look for our bride-to-be’s face and added a dark lip to match the dark tones used throughout the shoot. Petals and Stones accessorized our bride with their hand-selected thoughtful collection of accessories.

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Customized laser cut wooden signs accented our chairs by Jess of Black Label Decor. One-of-a-kind event decor was provided by Out of the Dust Rentals providing signature elements that tied in the entire design. The candle our bride-to-be is holding inspired the entire shoot which was one of Out Of The Dust Rentals’ unique pieces. Our pastry chef was Melissa from LoveCakes who designed the sweetest and most eloquent ombre styled cake to match the colors and textures we find at Sunset Cliffs. Last but not least, South Beach Bar and Grille provided raw oysters and shrimp cocktail suited for any seaside gathering.

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Together as a creative team we were able to expressly celebrate the pure simplicity that is love alone. Our bride and groom-to-be have a love for the ocean, fine food and good company. They chose to celebrate their engagement in one of Southern California’s famous sites to display an authentic representation of their union.

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Photography: Justin Crtiz Photography // Coordinator: Michelle Isabel & Co // Florist: Sage Sisters // Calligraphy: Owl Post Calligraphy // Table Lines: Wild Flower Linens  // Hair and Makeup: Sandra Michelle Artistry // Gown: La Soie Bridal // Bridal Accessories: Petals and Stones // Tux: Friar Tux // Rentals: Out of the Dust Rentals // Cake: Love Cakes // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Laser Cut Signs: Black Label Decor // Food: South Beach Bar and Grille // Models: Michelle Van Egmond & Jonathan Munn

 

Wow! This styled shoot from Grey Collective member Blue Gardenia Events is an explosion of lilac, magenta and blush all set in the ornate architecture of Marché, a historic building in New Orlean’s French Quarter. The bride’s look is a glam with a dash of Audrey Hepburn featuring a blush, ombre Kelly Faetanini gown with a dramatic real floral train by Fat Cat Flowers. Glam stationery by Invitations by Dawn, a dramatic cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries and tons of saturated florals and punches of color and drama all over the place. There’s definitely no lack of inspiration in this one. And, lucky for us, GK Photography captured it all!

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Photography: GK Photography // Design & Planning: Blue Gardenia Events // Flowers: Fat Cat Flowers // Invitation Suite: Invitations by Dawn // Venue: Marché // Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries // Lighting and Lounge Furniture: Firefly Ambiance // Linen: La Tavola / Nuage Linens // Hair and Makeup: Verde Beauty // Rentals: Perrier Party Rental // Quatrefoil Tile Place Cards: InLoft Calligraphy // Wedding Dress Designer: Kelly Faetanini // Bride’s Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker // Bride’s Veil: Pearl’s Place // Tuxedo: John’s Tuxedo // Bride Model: Rachel Palumbo // Groom Model: Tyler Ales