Winter Themed Bohemian Styled Elopement Shoot with Keep You Cool in the Summer Heat!

Winter! It seems forever away in the heat of August but here’s a cool reminder of Winter’s unique style in a fabulous Bohemian Elopement Styled Shoot [with faux fur yay!] to cool you down and remind you no matter how hot it gets, don’t worry, Winter is always coming!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer's : http://www.infiniteimageryart.com

 Florist : http://www.instagram.com/averikdesigns

 Hair Stylist : http://www.instagram.com/hanachristinemakeup

 Makeup Artist : http://www.instagram.com/hanachristinemakeup

 Gown Designer for Bride 1: http://www.embraceyourvintage.com

 Gown Designer for Bride 2: http://www.instagram.com/embracebridalboutique

 Furniture Rentals : http://www.instagram.com/averikdesigns

Models: Sky Verbenec @skysempiternal and Matt Lissy @hazyreefinlissy

Grace Kelly Inspired High Tea at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Wedding Styled Shoot

Long before there was Meghan, Kate and even the lovely and beloved Diana, there was Princess Grace. Formerly Grace Kelly; the elegant, already regal and oh-so “to the Manor born” movie star who graced the silver screen with her divinely cultured elegance. Then, like a real-life fairytale, she and Prince Rainier of Monaco were so smitten with one another that she left Hollywood behind for true love and to become Her Royal Highness The Princess of Monaco. This exclusive styled shoot at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, photographed masterfully by nationally renowned portrait and visual artist Paul Barnett and his talented team of shooters, is an ode to this inspiring beauty queen. Here we find her at high tea on her beautiful lawn, in stunning bridal fashions by Gracy Accad and Justin Alexander, with just the right touches of mauve and rose style, her perfectly coiffed dog by her side; the true queen of grace and refinement. And we wish heartfelt congratulations to both Princess Grace’s granddaughter Charlotte and her grandson Louis both of whom just married their true love in Monaco!

Happy Independence Day America! A Little Inspo from our Kennedy Styled Wedding Shoot at The Lakehouse

These shots from our exclusive styled shoot at the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort celebrate that classic American Kennedy style! Happy Independence Day America! And if you haven’t been to Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Macros we highly recommend you get over to the lake and enjoy an afternoon celebrating life! A few hours at this venue and you’ll remember everything to feel grateful for in life! See the complete Editorial Styled Shoot here.

Our Amazing Creative Team Wedding Professionals and Artists Credits:

Venue: Lakehouse Resort

Photography: Justice Photo

Dishes & Tablescape Items: Williams Sonoma

Video: Stockham Media

Event Decor & Rentals: Chandelier, Boardwalk Aisle Runner, Ceremony Chairs: Platinum Event Rentals

Groom’s Fashions: Friar Tux

Specialty Accessories and Bow Ties: ZB Savoy

Bride’s Fashions [green room]: RIVINI

Bride’s Fashions: Morilee

Bride’s Fashions [boats, deck, cabanas]: Justin Alexander

Bridal Shoes: Hey Lady

Hair Stylist: Nancy Vestal

Makeup Artist: Janice Makes Faces

Wedding Cakes: Cute Cakes

Florals: Sage Sisters

Coordination: Events by Abel

Guest Models: Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue  Gertrude and Archie

Kennedy Lookalike Model: Joe Schwarnweber

Art Direction: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com

A Perfect Wedding Day on the Lake - a Kennedy-esque Styled Shoot Celebrates Classically Preppy Style

This celebration of Summer styled shoot designed and created exclusively for SanDiegoWedding.com, is a perfect Summer-on-the-lake day of style, fashion and wedding inspiration! Complete with gorgeous blue lake (a la the amazing - best-kept-secret-in-San Diego- Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos), boats, green lawns, and even gorgeous secret-spot romantic cabanas accessible only by boat! With a classic blue, green and white lakeside palette, crisp, clean tailored satin gowns for the bride, and beautiful, blue and grey suits for the Kennedy lookalike groom, replete with charming bow ties and handkerchiefs. Naturally no celebration of preppy style would be complete without the unofficial WASP dog: Golden Retrievers! We love this celebration of what we call classic “Kennedy style”; inspired by JFK and Jackie’s fresh and clean look and the Kennedy clan’s Hyannis Port Summers on the water from long ago. This shoot highlights the good things in life; living surrounded by family and love, choosing a life of good works and public service, dogs, and spending plenty of time in the beautiful outdoors. We hope it inspires you to get outside and celebrate the good life, celebrated in the San Diego sun. Full credits of this talented collaboration of wedding artists below.

Our Amazing Creative Team Wedding Professionals and Artists Credits:

Venue: Lakehouse Resort

Photography: Justice Photo

Dishes & Tablescape Items: Williams Sonoma

Event Decor & Rentals: Chandelier, Boardwalk Aisle Runner, Ceremony Chairs: Platinum Event Rentals

Groom’s Fashions: Friar Tux

Specialty Accessories and Bow Ties: ZB Savoy

Bride’s Fashions [green room]: RIVINI

Bride’s Fashions [boats, deck, cabanas]: Justin Alexander

Bridal Shoes: Hey Lady

Hair Stylist: Nancy Vestal

Makeup Artist: Janice Makes Faces

Wedding Cakes: Cute Cakes

Florals: Sage Sisters

Coordination: Events by Abel

Boat Captain & Drone Video: Stockham Media

Guest Models: Gertrude, Archie, and Ledley from Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue 

Kennedy Lookalike Model: Joe Scharnweber
Bridal Model: Megan from Shamon Freitas Agency

Art Direction: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com

Assistant Stylists: Aranza Vega and Vannia Padilla from FIDM

Wedding Vendors Want to Have Fun Too! An Intimate Champagne & Blush Gathering

What happens when you get a bunch of creative and fun loving wedding vendors together for a meet up? Sometimes they do more than talk weddings…they create mock ones like this intimate champagne and blush styled shoot at JNV Creations’ showroom! This fun loving bunch created a styled shoot and wedding vendor party, so that the guests - who usually are working a wedding- could feel like they were partying at one, and everyone involved [models included] are wedding vendors! (No wedding vendors were harmed in the making of this photo shoot!)

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer Guided by Imagination

Venue JNV Creations Showroom 

Hair Stylist JDM Salon 

Cake The French Gourmet

Desserts Perfectly Preserved

Gown Designer D’Angelo Couture

Styling by Sparkling Productions

Furniture Rentals JNV Creations

Musician Kevin DelMastro- Saxophonist

Gorgeous Engagement Shoot Inspired by 'The Notebook' is the Ultimate in Chick Flick Inspo Styled Shoots!

hey girl….I think we can all agree that The Notebook is one of the all-time best of the bunch chick flicks - an old fashioned true love romance for the ages! And that’s why this talented team of wedding pros cerated this charming and old fashioned engagement styled shoot inspired by the Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams movie and of course book by Nicolas Sparks. We love the gentle beauty and slowed down Southern feel of this shoot!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer Infinite Imagery

Hair & Makeup Stylist Marissa Torres

Videographer: http://www.instagram.com/dvphilm

Event Planner Carmen Navarro Designs

Styled Shoot Designer My Infinite Adventure with Natasha Hayes

You Belong with the Wild Flowers Bridal Fashion and Beauty Styled Shoot

We believe that true love is the ultimate freedom because when you are fully loved you can be free to be you. We called this the “You Belong with the Wild Flowers Bridal Fashion and Beauty Styled Shoot” for a good reason. Thanks Tom Petty for reminding us to always pursue passion and freedom in all things. [Disclaimer: No poppies were harmed during this photo shoot, the entire shoot team stayed on the trails and Photographer Melissa Fe has some mad Photoshop skills!]

Photographer Melissa Fe says “This year Mother Nature graced us with her presence by bringing the super bloom back to Lake Elsinore. It has been said that the super bloom attracted Disneyland-sized crowds to this poppy bloom spectacular. With valleys filled with beautiful poppy fields this was too good to pass up for a Springtime Bridal Session.

The Bride wore the Izzy gown designed by Minnesota Bridal Gown Designer, Bopha Sar Thomas. This flowy 3-tiered skirt showcased a silk and lace lining and was accompanied by a hand sewn lace top with exquisite lace detail and peep-a-boo back to show off those sexy curves. This flirty 2 piece gown is perfect for a youthful, daring Bride who isn’t afraid to show off some skin.

For the Bride’s Hair and Make up, I teamed up with the talented Juanita Lopez of @Brides_Grooms_by_JLo. I have worked with Juanita on multiple styled shoots in the past and is my go-to Hair and Make up artist for my Brides and boudoir clients.

I wanted an Ethereal vibe and look for this Bridal session so Juanita did an editorial bohemian dutch braid with some fly away pieces to frame the Bride’s face. She also used texturizing product to achieve the dreamy vibe we were going for.

Juanita went for a monochromatic, very clean "no makeup, makeup look" for the Bride. This is something that Juanita feels most brides should go for on their wedding day because it enhances their natural beauty. She used a spot concealer to allow the Bride's skin to look very natural yet maintaining a sun kissed glow. From the Bride's eyes to the blush and lip color the color palette applied was a warm light tint of orange colors to accent the pop of color from the poppies.

To bring the look together, Nancy the creative mind behind Nancy Lobo Designs, created a bouquet that was non-traditional using a combination of spring blooms and a dash of orchids. Knowing that the backdrop would be a field of orange poppies, she chose purple tones to play alongside and be as equally 

vibrant. For a little romance, she topped off the bouquet with a lace ribbon as an ode to the rolling hills. ”

Photographer + Styling: @melissafechapmanphotography

Bride: @brookeethompsonn

Hair + Make-up: @brides_grooms_by_jlo

Bridal gown: @bophasar_atelier

Florals: @nancylobodesigns

Dress Designer: Bopha Sar LLC//Beauty: Brides + grooms by jLo//Floral Designer: Nancy Lobo Designs//Model: Me//Photographer: Melissa Fe Chapman Photography

Wine Country Meets Tropical Flair in Gorgeous Wedding Styled Shoot

What do you say to stunning 360° views that allow you to drink in everything that is So Cal wedding beauty at Emerald Peak Venue?! We say yes!  This exciting tropical inspired styled wine country shoot hosted by Alexandra David, Creative Leader for this Styled Shoots Across America event, brought together some fabulous and popular trends: sweetly bright coral tones, joyful floral displays, and a surprising pop of palm leaves playing off the rustic vineyard elements make for a truly unique-to-So-Cal aesthetic. All of this wedding gorgeousness adorned an elevated plateau that overlooks the surrounding vineyards, where beautiful stations awaited their allotted time in the light.  And OH! What light there was!   The models were at their brightest and most polished, reflecting the bright, beautiful and colorful mood of the day.  From unique balloon-scapes, to a vintage three wheeled mini-truck, converted into a mobile craft beer bar, the colors popped, but the balloons did not!  Thanks Alexandra for this pop of freshness and purely perfect style!