Monday, February 23, 2015

Coastal Cliffside Styled Bridal Shoot

"The Southern California Coastline is truly one of the most beautiful oceanfront locations in the world! Just north of San Louis Obispo, on a cliffside getting out into the Pacific Ocean, we photographed a dreamy bridal inspiration shoot at sunset! Adorned in a spectacular Enaura Bridal gown and with a handpicked bouquet of rosemary, this shoot left me dizzy with excitement! -Natalie Franke Photography


Vendors: Photography: Natalie Franke | Dress: Enaura | Model: Caitlin Kellagher

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Classic Sherwood Country Club Wedding

"The wedding was completely amazing and exceeded all our wildest dreams! The planning process took place over a span of twelve months, which was good and bad, as I- the bride, had a good amount of time to space everything out, as well as more time to obsess over everything! We chose most vendors by reading reviews, and interviewing a few choices, as well as some recommendations from the Planner. I found many of the little details, such as wedding decor, flower girl dresses, and family gifts I was looking for on Etsy.

On the big day, the girls and I had breakfast and got ready in the house I grew up in in some matching white satin Pj's (with their initials on them in blue-from Betsey Johnson Blue). The boys enjoyed some early morning surfing, fine tequila and pizza. We all met over at the club for a first look and pictures in front of some beautiful Autumn trees. 

The wedding ceremony site was probably my favorite, and walking down the isle to "The Stable Song" by Gregory Alan Isakov to see my groom.

The little details I loved most that the florist did were some gold-dusted pinecones with guests name in them for escort cards and the gold-leaf looking chargers on the tables. Also, the Fall themed dessert bar from Cake Goodness was amazing! We especially loved the mini pumpkin pies.

Our favorite memory of the evening is all the sweet speeches and coming into the wedding to a big dance party to start everything off with. We loved seeing all our loved ones and giving lots of hugs to everyone on the dance floor. Also, the flower girls special performance of Frozen was just out of the world! Finished with a sparkler exit..wow- The night of our dreams!" -Bride & Groom




Vendors: Photographer: Gina & Ryan Photography // Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals // Cinema and Video: Amanda Madeline Studios // Hair Stylist: Beau Ideal // Floral Designer: Belle of the Ball Designs // Cake Designer: CAKEgoodness // Officiant: Pastor Dean Merrill // Event Venue: Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks // Hair Stylist: Stacy Fish Blau //DJ: VOX DJs // Event Planner: Wish Wonder Dream // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Winter Bridal Shoot

"I think we should all admit it's easy to get spoiled with beauty of Southern California's nature.. As well as it's so easy to get lost in endless choices of the locations for that perfect day, to bring maximum romance to the pictures capturing the moment of love, vulnerability, excitement and birth of a new family in its very begging. Alone with beaches in Malibu and Venice, full of light and sunshine, deserts, lakes and National Parks - there are beautiful locations like Mountain High that are just as stunning and romantic.. It's a perfect and easy accessible location... White crispy snow, mountains and ancient trees bring the best light and create incredibly romantic atmosphere and unity with nature, make perfect background and give even more gorgeous glow to beautiful bride's skin.. They also enhance the details of those gorgeous gowns we all love and admire so much.

In this editorial a very young but incredibly talented photographer Dmitry Shumanev united two of his favorite things - fashion and wedding photography - to create beautiful pictures and tell a great love story of a beautiful couple- popular Ukrainian model Elina Fedorova and Director Ievgenii Nogechkin, featuring stunning gown from an amazing designer Jorge Manuel.. Fur boots from Michael Kors kept Elina warm and comfortable and yet still looked elegant and charming..Fashion jewelry and beautiful bouquet form Butterfly Floral completed the look. We should never forget the importance of makeup and hair - Elina has what we call "classic bridal" with elements of fashion editorial makeup and hair." -Dmitry Shumanev


Vendors: Photographer: Dmitry Shumanev photography // Floral Designer: BUTTERFLY FLORAL // Dress Designer: jorge manuel // Dress Store: Lovella Bridal // Hair & Make-up: Elena Frickman // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
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