Beautiful moody blue ocean wedding styled shoot brings mermaid style to life

A long time ago when Taryn Nagy Holland, lead photographer of Great Woodland Photography, was getting married, she discovered the Shack at Windansea in La Jolla and knew the location just begged to be properly styled and photographed. This Moody Ocean wedding styled shoot is a beautiful reflection of the subtle colors and energies of the ocean at La Jolla and of some beautiful wedding decor and elements brought together by one talented team! 

Each participant in this shoot wrote a little bit of their vision into creating this moody ocean shoot's style:

Cherished Rentals - The muted colors of the Terrain Collection from Cherished Rentals was an easy choice for this seaside tablescape. Each setting was adorned with intricate vintage silverware and chargers, then paired with an eclectic mix of mid-century glassware.

Sweet Emma Lou - Sweet Emma Lou cooked up a dark chocolate semi naked cake adorned with beautiful florals and edible gold leaf. In addition, we created a intimate cake table set up with the help of amazing rentals with a macrame backdrop.

Black Lotus Design - Black Lotus Design provided the bridal bouquet, boutonniere, table centerpieces, arch flowers, garlands, flowers for the cake display and custom-dyed ocean-inspired azure ombre textiles.

Dapper Vintage Rentals - Dapper Vintage Rentals providing speciality vintage rentals in San Diego, CA for weddings, soirees, photoshoots and events. Husband & Wife team, Josh & Maheli founded Dapper after planning their own wedding and giving it that vintage touch. Dapper vintage rentals provided unique chairs for the table setting set-up, mint blue settle for the lounge, and cake display table.

TheMINTERY, founded by Angela Fowler, is a creative studio specializing in event styling + furniture revival - creating, building, and refurbishing personalized pieces to bring out the unique face of each project. She constructed a 12' arch from found branches courtesy of a local ranch in Alpine, refurbished and styled the Queen Anne table used in the tablescape and created the bride's shell crown.

Made by Meer - Nikki Meer, owner of Made by Meer, created a watercolor invitation suite with a blue wash to mimic the ocean. She hand painted place cards and a table number to match. A wooden "Cheers" sign adorned the cake table and a fabric love quote was painted for the bride and groom to hold.

Photographer:  Great Woodland Photography//Floral Designer:black lotus design//Design and Decor:Cherished Rentals//Equipment Rentals: Dapper Vintage Rentals//Calligrapher: Made by Meer//Hair Stylist: Studio Native//Cake Designer: Sweet Emma Lou//Design and Decor: the Mintery//Event Venue:Windansea Beach La Jolla//



All that glitters is a golden, sophisticated, globe-spanning, love-filled wedding!

Natasha and Calvin’s romance has taken them from London to Southern California. It started years ago in England; where Natasha grew up and Calvin played basketball for a London team. Natasha and Calvin's love story was filled with gold, flowers, amazing views that only La Jolla's own La Valencia Hotel [known locally as the Pink Lady] can offer. Click here to see the full wedding in all its golden and glittery beauty...

Their day was rich with love -check out how wedding and event designer SD Weddings by Gina and wedding florist Flowers by Azhar collaborated to create a blushing pink and gold theme that fits the venue perfectly!] and celebrated in a special language that only they understands, but even a stranger can understand their sophisticated and romantic wedding style captured expertly by local wedding photographer ABM Photography.

A picnic, a view and you! Why you will love Pop Up Picnic as much as we do!

Pop Up Picnic - San Diego's most romantic date night! Best Date Ever!!!

What is Pop Up Picnic? It's a romantic, intimate creative date. Unique, one-of-a-kind, brilliantly simple. Elegant in an understated sense. Pop Up Picnic TM is an instant date night, San Diego's Best Date Night, in fact. They bring the dinner, the dessert, and the vintage ambiance for 2 to the location of your choice.  How romantic is that? And need we say this is the best proposal set up we can think of! 

This team of ambiance experts has a few tried and true locations for your Best Date Ever locale: like Sunset Cliffs and La Jolla that all have easy access, close parking and spectacular views.

Have  a special spot in mind? Maybe the place you had your first kiss or a sacred surf spot that makes you feel zen? They'll deliver there too!

Plus they'll bring the food and the flair like We bring a charcuterie tray for two. Or you can enjoy artisanal meats and cheeses, assorted fresh & dried fruits and fresh baked bread. They also include Italian Sodas, still water and chocolates from Chuao. Special menus are available on request. Want a steak dinner? Sushi? Tacos? They can make it happen.