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This editorial at the Colorado Paint Mines is earthy elegance and then some. Two key elements inspired the shoot. The first being a soft yet bright color palette with cerulean blue accents and the second being the lovely, natural sand formations that creates a unique mix of tonal, floral, and textural elements. Romantic florals by Emma Lea Floral feature soft blooms in neutrals and dusty pinks combined with textural elements like branches, smooth succulent leaves, and plump buds. The pop of blue in the tablescape design is absolutely delightful while the classic elegance in  elements like calligraphy by Bon Temps Collective and Daria Karlozi gown add a timeless appeal. Avenue One Photography was behind the lens capturing all the details and we’re thrilled to share her lovely photographs.

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Photography: Avenue One Photography // Florals: Emma Lea Floral // Calligraphy: Bon Temps Collective // Dress Designer: Daria Karlozi // Dress: Something New Boutique // Hair: Kat Thomas // Makeup: Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Table Scape: Colorado Party Rentals // Videographer: Kelsey Luciano Productions // Suit: The Black Tux // Model: Wilhelmina Denver

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The Camarillo Ranch House is a beautiful historic venue, so SOO REW incorporated those classic and timeless elements while maintaining a modern and fresh, fall feel. The details play on femininity and masculinity with the juxtaposition of heavy textures and vibrant jewel tones. The grey hues of the velvet, metal, marble, and smokey tones of the stationery by Brown and Co. Designs add moody tones while the punchy florals by Knot Just Flowers add a bright, contemporary feel. A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes contributes a striking, graphic rounding out the contemporary autumnal barn wedding and  Patrick Quezada Photography was on hand to capture it all.

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Photographer: Patrick Quezada Photography // Design: SOO REW // Floral: Knot Just Flowers // Paper Products/Calligraphy: Brown and Co. Designs // Venue: Camarillo Ranch House // Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes // Rentals: Party Pleasers Event Rental Co. // Linen: Luxe Linen // Suites: Top Man

 

You know you’re going to get a spectacular color palette in a wedding planned by the fabulous Kaella Lynn Events. Kelsey and Michael’s big day is no exception with its bold, saturated red color scheme—a nod to the couple’s boisterous personalities. Olympia’s Valley Estate set the scene for the lakeside nuptials followed by a barn reception and it’s all filled with spectacular florals by Amanda Vidmar Designs. We absolutely love that the couple had a cake-shaped piñata smashing instead of a traditional cake cutting as a nod to Cinco de Mayo and lucky for us Lynette Boyle Photography was on hand to capture that moment and all the others in these striking film images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The venue alone was a very special part of our day. Olympia’s Valley felt like a place we could see ourselves in another life – out of the city and surrounded by the beauty of Northern California – with plenty of room for rescue dogs!

The music also made our day very unique – we selected non traditional songs for the ceremony based on our ties to those songs from different points in our lives.

Kelsey’s sister officiating the wedding, along with writing our own vows, made the ceremony feel very unique and especially personal.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it! 

Gown was found at Kinsley James Couture Bridal in Walnut Creek, CA. The design was “Harmony” by Rivini. I had a high-neck halter in mind from the very beginning, so it took a lot of searching to find one.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

The non-traditional ceremony music was selected to represent different parts of our lives, which combined with our own vows made the ceremony extra personal.

Having the bold, saturated color scheme, unusual in the Spring, was also a nod to our boisterous personalities.

Of course, our dog, Annie, walking down the aisle as the flower girl was key.

Gelato was chosen as a dessert not only because it’s Michael’s’ favorite, but traveling to Italy is a fond memory for us.

Being wed on Cinco De Mayo, having a cake-shaped piñata smashing instead of a traditional cake cutting was a fun way to bring our quirky personalities to the reception.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Michael says his most memorable part of the day was hearing Kelsey’s vows. Coincidentally, for Kelsey, it was the moment just after the ceremony when they were walking away from the crowd – Michael looked over at her, kissed her hand, and said “your vows were absolutely incredible”. Through the whirlwind and nerves of the ceremony, it can make it hard to let things sink in, so she is grateful for that moment when she saw how much her words meant to him. And, the photographer caught that exact moment in a photo, so we are lucky it will last forever.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

True to our generation as early millennials, we met on an app. “Cute pup”, Michael said referencing Kelsey’s profile photo. A couple weeks later, Kelsey showed up late to their first date, explaining to Michael that she was tardy due to taking her “pup”, Annie, to see Santa Claus. Annie soon became Michael’s dog too – and he made sure she was a part of their engagement.

He proposed to Kelsey inside her old apartment (where their friends now live), with Annie in tow. This was the place he walked her home that first night, meeting Annie for the first time and starting their journey together.

Event Planning + Design: Kaella Lynn Events // Photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography // Floral Design: Amanda Vidmar Designs // Paper Goods: Jenna Caitlin Designs // Venue: Olympia’s Valley Estate // Bridal gown and veil: Rivini from Kinsley James Couture // Bridal hair and makeup: Skyla Arts Beauty // Bridesmaids hair and makeup: The Powder Room // Bridesmaid dresses: Reformation // Grooms suit: J Hilburn // Groomsmen Suits: Indochino // Caterer: Paula Le Duc // Rentals: Encore Event Rentals // Votives: Glassy Baby // Linens: La Tavola Linen // DJ: Truthlive // Videographer: Final Frame Studios

 

Planned by For Love of Love, Valerie and Andrew’s vow renewal is a perfect blend of earthy tones and a modern design aesthetic. Photographer Sera Petras offered this sentiment: “Vow renewals have this relaxed, deeply loving nature about them. This, paired with the bright, but minimalist design through their ceremony to the dressed dining table, created a cheerful and elegant experience for them and their guests.” We love the punchy peachy-orange florals against the dusty blues of the linens. Proof that brights can work beautifully and still feel like fall when done right. Sera Petras captured the hues to perfection, along with all the european-inspired bridal stylings in these lovely film photographs.

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Photographer: Sera Petras // Planner: For Love of Love // Dresses, shoes and earrings: BHLDN // Hair and makeup: Emily Artistry // Film lab: The Find Lab // Rings: Crown Jewelers

 

Description: Earthy Colonial Bridal Inspiration

Planner and stylist The Purple Chair adores the changing seasons and set out to bring the beauty of an autumn wedding to Jumeirah Golf Estate in Dubai. Drawing upon an earthy palette of terracotta, burnt orange and deep red florist Tulipano created a graphic bouquet and a striking suspended installation creating a dramatic explosion of color. Calligraphy and illustrations in the stationery suite from Hello It’s Matilda add a timeless appeal while a vintage-inspired dress adds romance. Lucky for us, Lizelle Goussard was on hand to capture all the details of the timely autumn vibes.

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Photography: Lizelle Goussard // Styling: The Purple Chair // Flowers: Tulipano // Stationery: Hello It’s Matilda // Venue: Jumeirah Golf Estate // Paper goods: Papier Handmade // Dress: Bridal Showroom // Makeup: Diana Mauer // Model: Nadya Alawiny // Cake: Whisk Bakery // Furniture Rental Chairs: Red Velvet // Lingerie: Lasya Intimates // Model: Nadya Alawiny