Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding

"I really wanted a lot of classic elements to the day so no one would look back and say 'Oh, that was SO (insert year)!'  It was also very much centered around family and close relationships, and we wanted to provide a sense of comfort, without it being a backyard barbecue. I've always loved purple, but know how quickly that can go overboard, so wanted to stay with a softer muted tone.  We both grew up in Southern CA,  but none of the venues were speaking to us.  We opted to search farther north as we like to vacation in a nearby coastal town.  I was hoping for a venue with a view of the water, but once we saw the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, with its various courtyards and its peaceful and BEAUTIFUL setting, we knew it was 'the one'!" -Bride & Groom

Rustic Chic Garden Wedding at Maravilla Gardens

"Our wedding was a romantic, bohemian, garden-chic celebration, blending our favorite things and Martin's Mexican heritage into one big, fun party! It was at Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, CA, which is a gorgeous outdoor garden venue overlooking fields. Our decor was pale pink and lots of greenery. Instead of arrangements with flowers only, our decorator, Emi Goleta, used two types of eucalyptus and acacia leaves. The tables were topped with hoops of greenery and gold votives. The venue is so gorgeous, we wanted to keep the decor understated and elegant." -Bride & Groom

Modern and Simple Wedding Ideas at Temecula Creek Inn

"Temecula Creek Inn is one of the most beautiful venues in the Temecula Valley. Each time I get asked to work there, I am thrilled! This year, my team was in charge of planning a tasting event, and we thought it would be fun to turn it into a style shoot after. We showcased an amazing tablescape on a table from Rustic Events at The Stone House and wanted to inspire their brides to do something a little different than the typical wedding.

"Jenna Joseph captured everything so beautifully. Our bride model was one of Temecula Creek Inn’s own on-site Catering Managers. She was dolled up in a beautiful dress from Bella Bridesmaids, while her “groom” was dressed in a Stich and Tie suit. We asked Katelyn from Elwynn + Cass to give her a really classic hair + makeup look. Carla Kayes Floral Design created the most insane bouquet ever. She used lots of greenery and ivory, with an airplant accent- my fav! Four Things Paper did an incredible job on the stationery and Madam Palooza brought some fun rentals along! And the best part of all… the cake from Laura Maries Cakes. She’s a true artist and it was fun to see it tie everything together! 

We hope you enjoy this beautiful shoot that shows off some moody blues, grays and lots + lots of greenery!" - Kelsey Rae Designs

Rustic Wedding Ideas at Luce Loft

"An elegant, romantic session. Dusty Blue will be the pop of color with lots of neutrals and greenery adorning the details to create a rustic look. This session was held at Luce Loft in downtown San Diego. Housed within the historic 1928 carnation factory, Luce Loft specializes in weddings and other private events."

LA Arboretum Engagement Session

"Ari and Jordan's engagement session epitomizes what floral dreams are made of! With its elegant pergolas and rose-covered arbors, stunning vistas of the San Gabriel Mountains, and forestland filled with flowering dogwood and azaleas, the LA Arboretum may be one of the most romantic places in Los Angeles for an engagement shoot. For their session, Ari, Jordan, and I spent a few hours exploring the Arboretum, taking full advantage of all the beautiful garden backdrops, lush greenery, and gorgeous daylight." -Molly Lichten Photography

A Rustic Wedding at The Summit House

"Our vision for the wedding was to make it as much "us" as possible. We wanted every little detail to be something we love, hobbies we share together, and something our guests would enjoy. Our overarching theme was "rustic" and "games-themed." As Mike is a video game designer and Anne a board game lover, they both enjoy playing games with each other. We wanted to incorporate that as much into the wedding as we could. That led us to having an escape game wedding gift adventure, lawn games available for guests, board game titles for table assignments, meeple game pieces for escort cards, and shoe game activity. It made the wedding unique to us and we absolutely loved how it turned out!" -Bride & Groom

Spring Wedding Ideas at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

"The creative process for this wedding inspiration was an evolution of ideas that was shaped as we went along, and the result was a fun marriage of two themes and an interesting twist on the usual color pallets seen today that we hope will inspire brides who love pops of color and unique design! 

I knew that I wanted to photograph at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, so I immediately brought in the ever so talented Wendy Ramos of Just Wonderful Events to plan and style for us. When we walked through the grounds of this oasis that is tucked away in the rural hills of San Diego County right in the heart of a historic community, Wendy and I were immediately inspired by the charming architecture and romantic landscape. The refined elegance with hints of another era left Wendy feeling that the location would be perfect for a wedgwood theme. When we stumbled upon the giant blue ceramic pots at the edge of the property, we saw the potential to play up some touches of Santorini, Greece. That is when the two worlds collided and we decided to pull together a mix of both—the historic wedgwood blues with touches of Santorini for something we have never seen before."

Spring Wedding Ideas at Hammersky Vineyards in Paso Robles

"Blue, blush and violet tones set against the backdrop of HammerSky's white barn and lush vineyards set the stage for a romantic shoot. HammerSky Vineyards has all the charm of the south but is located in central California, making it a great option for couples looking for the venue with an intimate and hometown feel. A sweetheart table draped with florals created an intimate space for the couple, and a blue cake created a fun twist to the traditional white wedding cake. This shoot is sure to inspire brides dreaming of their spring wedding."

Pine Rose Cabins Wedding in Lake Arrowhead

"We really wanted something very woodsy and whimsical. We wanted somewhere that everyone could be close by and stay. Once we toured Pine Rose we fell in love. It was the woodsy venue of our dreams! The other venue we liked the look of did not have a bridal suite and you had to get ready elsewhere and show up ready to go. One thing we loved about Pine Rose was the bridal suite to get ready upstairs and then you walk down the aisle straight from the cabin. The guys have a space to get ready downstairs and then you get to stay the night in that same cabin attached to your venue, so perfect." -bride & groom

An Elegant Editorial at The Muckenthaler Mansion

"This styled shoot dared to combine Italian Renaissance-style elegance, sparkling chic, vintage elements and organic notes all in one. Taking place in Muckenthaler Mansion with picturesque architecture, gently rolling gardens, swaying palms, it gives a strong aristocratic feel along with golden details in our created style. And when you add green, white and light pink soft tones into floral accents and stationary as well the brides gown with vintage lace, it creates a charming flair of romance and organic touch."

Anniversary Session At Sunset Cliffs

"Located on the Western edge of Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park was dedicated in 1983. With around 68 acres of linear park, Sunset Cliffs is the perfect spot to capture engagement photos. The park’s topography offers superb views, which allows for so much variation in the type of session you want to get out of your Sunset Cliffs engagement photos. The panoramic ocean views are unbelievable! We even saw surfers catching some sunset waves. The session paired with the gorgeous sunset truly felt like a dream. We loved the coastal bluffs and intricate sea caves below us. I can’t wait to come back with Chris to do some San Diego whale watching when they migrate to Baja! Catherine and Justin are two of the sweetest, and kindest people!"