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!Click to expand for more
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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 Cakes. Justin Crtiz Photography was the man behind the lens producing these gorgeous, misty images that will truly transport you. Can you hear the waves??Click to expand for more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!Click to expand for more
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
Well, if Erin’s comments about her Air Force husband and their love don’t make you tear up, we don’t know what will. The couple fell in love fast and hard and Jack’s waterfall proposal soon-after was totally romantic. The couple has endured many long-term separations, including Jack’s deployment to Afghanistan, yet they remain strong and in love. Erin and Jack enlisting the talents of Elyse Alexandria Photography to mark their one-year anniversary of marriage with a gorgeous desert engagement session and we’re totally smitten.Click to expand for more
From the Bride: My husband, Jack, is the most genuine, straightforward, and generous man I have ever met. When we first met, we immediately became exclusive and every hour we were not at our jobs, we were together. We both fell fast and hard—I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. Almost 6 months to the day after we met, we were in his hometown in Northern California hiking to a waterfall. Jack asked a stranger to take a photo of us in front of the waterfall and after a few smiles, Jack turned to me. When he started telling me how much he loved me and cared for me I knew exactly what was going on. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes, of course! Not only did he propose with a beautiful ring, he had the ring custom made from a boutique jewelry shop in Washington. He even had our initials engraved on the ring. To this day, I still stare at it every day and smile.
Twenty seven days after Jack proposed, he left for a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. From that time until now, we have gone through many short-term physical separations because of the Air Force. Enduring those separations is not always easy, but through the hard times Jack has stayed the same man I fell in love with only a few months after meeting him. He encourages me, he pushes me, and he supports me. He makes me feel beautiful and loved with not only his words, but his actions as well. He is my dessert recipe guinea pig, my handyman, and my gardener.
The months and days leading up to our wedding and our wedding day went by so fast. Even though we’ve only been married for a year, we’ve already moved from Northern California to a home in Las Vegas. And now that it’s been one year since our wedding and we have finally settled into our married life, we wanted to celebrate our marriage and our new home.
Photography: Elyse Alexandria Photography // Florals: Layers of Lovely // Stationery/Calligraphy: EG Letters // Makeup: Makeup by Cassidy // Dress: Rent the Runway // Film Scans: The FindLab // Location: Mt. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV
This rich editorial imagined and directed by planner Roxanne Bellamy drew inspiration from a fashion forward couple whose desire is an understated, yet artful and contemporary wedding. The palette is moody and rich—perfect for a winter wedding. The florals, created by Anthology Floristry, Co., act as pieces of art and perfectly juxtapose the contemporary venue and décor. Simple in its design, Made Divine produced an invitation suite tying in the jacquard print within the paper goods with subtle blind de-bossing. Earth & Sugar fashioned an all-white confectionery vision decorated with white macarons and meringues and a single, red rosebud. Lucky for us, photographer Erika Delgado captured every element masterfully playing with light and shadows as only she can.Click to expand for more
Photography: Erika Delgado // Planning + Design: Roxanne Bellamy // Floral Design: Anthology Floristry, Co. // Stationery: Made Divine // Venue: Miami Ironside // Cake Artist: Earth & Sugar // Bridal Attire: Chic Parisien // Hair Stylist: Epic Hair Studio // Make-Up Artist: Your Facetyme // Furniture Rentals: Lavish Event Rentals // Wedding Ring: Dadlani Jewels // Bridal Accessories: Blavk Jewelry