Timeless Elegant Wedding at the Athenaeum in Pasadena

Timeless Elegant Wedding at the Athenaeum in Pasadena

"The ornate columns, Mediterranean architecture, and olive tree-lined walkways at the Caltech Athenaeum provided an exquisite backdrop for Meg and Josh’s elegant wedding. Though the pair now reside in New York City, they wanted to get married in Meg’s hometown of Pasadena, and immediately fell in love with the Athenaeum’s sophisticated charm and rich history. The lush floral arrangements and draping greenery created by Ixora Floral Studio, and Meg’s choice of a soft blush and navy color palette, perfectly accented the romantic setting, and little personal touches, like Meg’s gorgeous lace dress, navy blue earrings, and her grandmother’s Wellesley class ring, helped make this timeless affair uniquely their own." -Molly Lichten Photography

Spanish-Revival Inspired Shoot at Ole Hanson Beach Club

"For this shoot, we were drawn by the Spanish style details and architecture of the Ole Hanson Beach Club located in the quaint beach town of San Clemente. The venue is Named after Ole Hanson, founder and developer of San Clemente’s “Spanish Village by the Sea”, the 1928 Spanish-Revival-style white stucco building features traditional arches, elaborate hand-painted tiles, ornate stain-glass windows, and original crafted wrought iron grillwork. The deep blues, emerald greens and pops of brighter colors in the tile work is what helped us create a fun color palette to go along with the true style of the venue. Terra Cotta plates, menu, hints of gold, and decorative cakes were just some of our favorite, unique, details!"

Romantic Beachside Engagement Session at El Matador Beach

"Working with Karissa and John was an absolute dream and definitely an adventure to remember. The two entered an engagement session giveaway that we were hosting and after learning that Karissa was an adventure blogger in LA, I knew that Karissa and her fiance John, would be up for something fun! We decided that we would venture out to Malibu and shoot along the rocky coast of El Matador State Beach! With the help of Ally with Ally Triolo Airbrush Makeup and Skin Artistry, Tono & Co., BHLDN, and Wander and Rose Bloom Co., this engagement session came together in the most stunning and romantic way. It's one you won't want to miss!" -Decorus Photography

A Romantic Editorial Laguna Beach with Pink and White Florals

Kylie and Zach got married on may 16th of 2015. Kylie was pregnant with their beautiful baby Meila at the time. Zach was slated to join the US Air Force in late 2015. So all they really had time for was a quick ceremony. Well, as life ofter does, things changed. Meila is now almost two! We decided to put a Styled shoot together for them so they would have some beautiful Film images to document their love and life. -Toby Edwards Photography

Emerald and Gold Styled Shoot in Newport Beach

"Southern California, known as a melting pot of the nation, is home to both design and architecture influenced by a myriad of rich cultures and it's own unique landscape and climate. This results in it being a highly desirable location for couples to share their vows whether they're local or traveling from afar. The newly remodeled Balboa Inn is a great example of California culture. Steps from the sand and sea with ocean views and Spanish influences, this venue was the perfect, cozy location for an intimate styled shoot. Inspired by the location and a primarily green and neutral palette, Lisa from Simon Says Design sought out to deliver a design that could be adapted for any season. Our florist from 4 Fresh Blooms worked with greenery and blooms that would accent the overall design while being both relevant and attainable to a range of tastes and budgets. Out of the Dust Rentals created the foundation for the designs in the two spaces with rustic wood tabletops, vintage frames, brass candlesticks, a vintage chair upholstered in the Pantone color of the year, GREENERY, as well as other vintage and found objects. We were honored to be the FIRST to showcase the new tabletop collection from Cherished Rentals called "Eden", which features large dogwood blooms, green edging and fine gold accents. And last but not least, our model wore an incredible, one of a kind gown that was generously provided by the ladies at the Casablanca Flagship store in Newport Beach. The gorgeous dress was designed with a deep v-neck, sheer bodice and a full skirt, with horsehair hemmed layers that moved beautifully with the bride. Overall, this shoot represents the relaxed yet elegant lifestyle of a California bride, that appreciates fine design and simple details." -Simon Says Design

Downtown Los Angeles Wedding at The Millwick

"When Joe and Kristin started their summer jobs at J. Crew many moons ago, they never imagined they’d become drinking buddies, best friends and forever partners! They only worked together for six months, but left a lasting impression on one another. They started dating a couple years later and were engaged just a few years after that.

Joe and Kristin wanted their wedding to feel as comfortable as a party in the backyard of their cute bungalow – but with a fancy flair. They felt at home the second they stepped into Millwick. It was in a neighborhood where they enjoy spending time and it fit their style perfectly. They loved every detail of it from the wooden bar and fountain outside to the corn stalks and cool furniture inside.  And on the day of their wedding, they couldn’t have been more pleased with how exquisite the place looked. The elegant floral design by Little Branch coupled with over 200 candles, created a beautiful and romantic setting. Guests dined on perfectly cooked prime rib from Lawry’s – selected because Joe and Kristin’s frequent visits to Lawry’s owned Tam O’Shanter in Los Feliz. And rather than traditional cake, Joe and Kristin served a variety of rich and creamy cheesecakes – their favorite! The photo booth was done by Joe’s uncle, calligraphy by his sister and favors by his aunt. Every detail was personal to the couple and the entire day was a demonstration of the importance of people – particularly family - in Joe and Kristin’s lives.

Joe and Kristin had a magical evening – with so many perfect moments. They were especially touched by their grand entrance, where they were introduced as husband and wife for the very first time. They felt incredibly loved and adored as they walked through the doors of Millwick to the jubilant cheering of friends and family. But perhaps the most memorable moment of all was when Joe, a rather reserved guy with a great sense of humor, read his vows. There wasn’t a dry eye in the courtyard. Kristin was especially moved because she was finally able to confirm that his feelings for her were stronger than the ones for his motorcycle.

The couple couldn’t have thrown a better party for their family and friends. The evening was a complete success!"

Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography

Bohemian Palm Springs Engagement Shoot from Dennis Roy Coronel Photography

"When you combine passion with the open canvas of desert scenes, you get an untamed romance that transcends into a bohemian dream.  That was the vision captured to amplify Valerie’s flawless style and persona.  As a Los Angeles hair and makeup artist, Valerie has graced the faces of over 100 brides and most of L.A.'s top models.  And as a social media influencer known as @valerie_star, her cool impeccable OOTD’s and lifestyle shots has scored her tens of thousands of followers and counting.  It is with that exact authenticity of style that sets the tone for this engagement session.

Starting the day with tranquil surroundings at Moorten’s Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs, the scene was set inside a “Cactarium” greenhouse with beds of exotic cacti and succulents.  Valerie wore a slip dress by Rose and Delilah and draping kimono by Island Bridal, accessorized with a vintage bejeweled headpiece.  This look was complimented by her fiancĂ©, Jimmy, wearing a Zara suit.  Moving outside the greenhouse into the gardens, were towering cactus and desert plants that fashioned a greenery background which was accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet filled with exotic florals.

Next, the groom took his 1967 convertible Chevy Mustang out to play for a sunset ride on the open desert road.  This edgy look was styled with a lace low-back dress by The Jet Set Diaries and hat by Brixton.

Moving forward to a Gothic elegance painted by the sunset. the couple strolled through the desert fields and nestled on a black peacock chair accessorized with beautiful arrangement that included white peonies for a soft touch.

To finalize the day, a dusk scene was set amongst a mountain backdrop; the open desert was adorned with vintage Persian rugs and a dry floral and wheat crescent that hugged the loving couple in the brisk chill of the desert evening.  The bridal bouquet made with rare florals made a statement to finish off this romantic look. Valerie wore a dress by Island Bridal, a sheer headpiece by Gilded Shadows and a white fur coat from Forever 21.

This styled engagement session was  strategically planned and captured on photo film by photographer, Dennis Coronel and Evelyn of Harlow Planning. Florals designed by Isabelle Canas. Portion of wardrobe care of Bride Boutique LA. Grooms attire by Zara. Hair and make up done by Valerie herself." -Dennis Roy Coronel

A Romantic and Intimate Garden Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

"Our vision was an intimate garden wedding with an outdoor dinner reception to be shared with a close group of family and friends. Working with coordinator Sophie of Amazing Days Events, florist Tracey of Ella & Louie, and Maxine and Harrison of San Ysidro Ranch, the decor we chose highlighted the already romantic and intimate setting of the venue. It was exactly what we wanted! 

We had been to Santa Barbara the year before to attend a wedding, and really liked the area. The following trip we visited San Ysidro Ranch because of all the great things we’d heard. The setting and grounds of the ranch were gorgeous, and we knew right away it was the place that we wanted to be married.
With guests gathered around a stone fireplace on the patio of the wine cellar, we had an amazing dinner party after the ceremony. Everything was perfect, from the flowers and candles to the amazing food, wine, and exceptional service. An acoustic guitarist played while twinkle lights in the loquat trees canopied the guests. It was such a romantic setting - exactly what we hoped for!" -bride & groom

Whimsical Field Anniversary Session with Vintage Bike

"When your drop dead gorgeous friends are celebrating their Anniversary, you definitely need to take advantage of capturing the beautiful moments. Bradon+Taylor were a dream to photograph, with the props on point provided by Madaam Palooza Rentals and outfits just as stylish as them! 

When planning this session, the super bloom was a few weeks passed and we stumbled upon this breathtaking field in San Juan Capistrano with green pasture fields. Everything else was the cherry on top after finding the golden location. Each and every image perfectly showcases the natural beauty all over Southern California but especially the city of San Juan Capistrano. The Rental of the Beach Cruiser bike was so fitting as you can see many OC natives along beach cities ride on a regular basis. 

We were beyond thrilled with every single moment of this session and Brandon+Taylor have such amazing moments documented in time." -Gabe & Brit Photographers

Engagement Session Ideas in Joshua Tree with Two-Toned Gown

"Nadia and Gunnar are a SoCal photographer couple that I met a while ago at a workshop. I loved everything about their look and this calm connection they have between them. When I started planning a trip to Joshua Tree, I knew I wanted to work with them.  

The shoot was planned around contrast - the contrast between the formal attire and the desert, the rich, bright colors in the flowers and the dry browns of the scenery, the top and bottom of the gown and the way the white and black contrasted the natural tones around them, etc.  

We did Nadia's make-up in the open hatch of our SUV at the visitors center, and we brought the glamour to the park while soaking-up some of it's casual beauty in our shoot.  This will go down as one of my all-time favorite sessions I've ever done." -Kelly Deal Photography

Elegant Equestrian Ranch in Temecula

"Introducing Sweet Oaks Ranch - Temecula's newest event venue.  With beautifully manicured surroundings, expansive grounds and a hilltop ceremony space with unobstructed views, this is not your typical rustic ranch.  Perfect for those weddings who crave that backyard feel in So Cal wine country coupled with impeccable hospitality they offer complete customization for your perfect day.   My inspiration for this launch shoot began with the beautiful stable and the rich wood hues.  I wanted a chic, neutral palette with an abundance of fresh greens to bring the outdoors in.  The tall ceilings and beams are perfect for the suspended greenery and lighting installation that was a large part of the overall design.  I loved the combination of the clean, modern ghost chairs, the comfy slate blue pillows and the elegant tabletop in the stable setting. The ceremony area design took a more minimalist approach as not to compete with the sweeping views.  And, that hot air balloon getaway was so fitting for the magic of this location." -Michelle Garibay Events