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

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

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!

Wedding Venue Spotlight: Emerald Peak Venue

Whether you are looking for a rustic country feel, a vintage chic look, or a classic ranch style wedding Emerald Peak is the perfect canvas to create your wedding!

Emerald Peak is tucked away in Temecula, California on a secluded hilltop with 360-degree views of orchards, vineyards, and canyons.

Emerald Peak’s rustic country style venue with a dazzling view of the coastal landscape is the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy a truly So Cal celebration.

Other: Brand Talent//Design and Decor: Rustic Peony Co//Equipment Rentals:Nuage Designs, Inc.//Cake Designer:Sweet & Saucy Shop//Favors and Gifts: My Favorite Sweets//Design and Decor: OC Brides//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Friar Tux Shop//Other: Bubbles and Brews//Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids//Makeup Artist: Tiffani Sedano//Dress Store: Mary Me Bridal//Makeup Artist: Tiffani Sedano//Makeup Artist: Tiffani Sedano//Event Planner: ALEXIEVENTS//Other: Mia's Martini//Design and Decor: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals//Favors and Gifts: Everything Done To A T//Design and Decor: Mommy Poppins Balloons//Etsy Designer: Epanoui Grace Hair Pieces//Invitation Designer: Invitation Maven//Calligrapher: Kokomo Creative//Floral Designer: Taste of Honey Co//Event Venue:Emerald Peak Venue//Other:Styled Shoots Across America//Photographer: Lori Phillips Photography//

Mystical Matrimony Styled Wedding Shoot is Perfect for the Holidays!

Rich burgundy and plums colors, geode cake [wow!], gorgeous winery venue and a team of wedding pros who really love working together make for this lovely Mystical Matrimony wedding styled shoot!

Shoot Vendor Credits:

Photography by Rock On Photography

Photography and Videography by Guided by Imagination

Gown by D’Angelo Couture

Venue Location Granite Lion Cellars

Florals by Alpine Garden and Gifts

Cake by Joy Baked

Hair and Makeup by Sparkle by Steph Stephanie Keiser

DJ by

Specialty Linens by Linen Lady

Furnishings by AKT

Invitations by Laniletter Designs

Planning by Weddings by Kris

Beach Elopement Styled Shoot is Full of San Diego Sun, Sand, and Real Love!

When a real couple let's you style and shoot an 'elopement into honeymoon' styled shoot at the beach get ready for lots of fun and chemistry!! This couple was happy to show their love and passion at WindandSea Beach in South La Jolla. After their beach elopement, they moved into in a "day after - honeymoon" session celebrating their love for one another and the first day as Mr. and Mrs. All we can say is Wow! The heat is on and it's not the soaring Summer temperatures bringing this heat wave!

Location:WindandSea Beach//Cake Designer:Amanda Rose Cake Designer//Floral Designer:A Flower Chick//Photographer: V&E Photography//

This British Tea Party Themed Wedding Styled Shoot Shows Off a Delicate and Feminine Style

While we are all still recovering from a fabulous British Royal Wedding, here is one last crumb of inspiratiom that celebrates a modern twist on true English style! This talented team of vendors, from all the way across the pond, bring a sweet, Anglo style to a lovely tea time styled shoot. Pass the biscuits! Enjoy! 

Studio Venue:Square Suite//Event Designer:eclat_events//Model:Joyce Evans//Model: antoniath//Makeup Artist: Aaliyah Latif//Dress Designer: audrey ashley couture//Dress Designer: Aneberry//Event Planner: My Wedding Fixer//Photographer: Chomelle photo//

Love Wins Every Time - Especially with This Gorgeous Wedding Styled Shoot that Celebrates Our LGBTQ Friends. Love is Love.

There’s nothing greater than the union of love, especially when we live in a world where LOVE WINS. This styled shoot is set to emphasize the love that exists, the power of collaboration and the power of LOVE. Shattering the glass ceiling was just one of the motives behind this new age shoot. Love is Love. Styled by Fairy Godmother, a Wedding & Event Company, with deep blues, rich reds [check out her gorgeous burgundy tux jacket!] and metallic gold, this powerful, vintage inspired shoot wins too!

"ren-dez-vous": noun: a meeting at an agreed time and place, typically between two people.

This pop up wedding styled shoot was set in the loft of an antique store in the heart of downtown Bakersfield, CA. Vintage vibes illustrated with dark, deep maroons and touches of gold were juxtaposed by the natural light from the industrial windows and bright colored stones handcrafted into the décor. Mis-matched candlesticks, antique dishes and sugar crystal name cards completed the tablescape. Handmade-coin rings symbolize the labor of lasting love and soft, airy touches remind us of true love’s kiss! 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Cinema and Video:Our Legacy Photo & Cinema//Equipment Rentals:20th Street Cottage//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:70 Knots//Cake Designer: Gimme Some Sugar//Floral Designer: House of Flowers Bakersfield//Design and Decor:Right Coast Design Studio//Invitation Designer: Matinae Design Studio//Apparel:Fino's Menswear and Tuxedo//Dress Store: Ladies and Gents Bridal//Beauty:Atomic Kitten//Linens and Coverings: Walker Lewis Rents//Event Venue:In Your Wildest Dreams Consignment//Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company//Photographer: Left Coast Design Studio//

Beautiful Red Wedding Styled Shoot Celebrates Chinese Weddings and Color!

You know we love red! The color of passion, vibrancy, action and, in China, weddings! The colorful inspiration for this vibrant wedding styled shoot came from photographer Fangting Zuo's Chinese heritage.  With this shoot she celebrates and pays homage to the traditional color of Asian weddings by marrying the feel of rich, ancient traditions with a modern, American aesthetic, with crimson & golden luxury and the elegance of San Diego's mini Versailles; The Westgate Hotel!