Tropical Bohemian Handmade Wedding at The Casino San Clemente


"Ellis and Elliot's wedding day was absolutely breathtaking. From the perfectly curated, radiant florals to the quirky, metallic pineapples there wasn't a detail that went unnoticed. Not to mention that the entire day was designed and brought to life by Ellis, Elliot, and Ellis' parents themselves. Talk about DIY pros! The escort card display was handcrafted by the groom and father of the bride to hold their candle favors for their guests. It's safe to say it wasn't a small project to tackle but they made it happen and quite beautifully, if I do say so myself.

The mother daughter duo definitely thought of everything. The heart they put into their day was seen in every detail and emanated from the moments caught in between. Ellis and Elliot were warm and welcoming, cool as cucumbers, and truly cared that everyone around them felt happy and comfortable. Come their wedding day, it was obvious that the detail they put into their wedding wasn't for selfish reasons (though, no doubt, they wanted a gorgeous day). Rather, it was their chance to take care of and celebrate the very people that supported them and brought them to where they are now."


Photography: Plum & Oak Photography | Venue: The Casino San Clemente | Wedding Planner: Samantha Louise Moments | Floral Design: The Dainty Lion | Signage: Twinkle & Toast | Rentals: Adore Folklore | Invitations: Betty Lu Paperie and Linda Mirth | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Catering: Iva Lee's | Photobooth: Flickwell | Videographer: Anthology Films | DJ: Queue DJ

Organic Al Fresco Wedding Inspiration at Chateau Adare


"The Chateau Adare venue is found perfectly nestled in a grove of California Oak trees on the dreamy Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta, California. Inspired by the colors currently found in the rolling hills surrounding this Southern California venue, our shoot featured a palette of golden organic pear hues, rustic champagne, pale mauves, and various neutral greens.  Our arrangements by Emily Pine of The Fern and Flower included a variety of roses, olive tree branches, and eucalyptus. Emily also designed and crafted stunning, natural garlands for the oak trees and swing. Keeping true to organic textures, we used a champagne colored gauze table runner layered atop gorgeous farmhouse tables by Rustic Urban Events. We absolutely adored the gold silverware provided by Birdie in the Barn Rental Company, which added the perfect touch to our tablescape. 

This real couple was the embodiment of natural, yet simple elegance. The hair and makeup design by Boss Beauty Team focused on loose curls with simple, modern braids and neutral toned makeup. We felt natural, organic elegance come together beautifully with the gown provided by the San Diego Dress Theory. Our invitation suite by Rowley Press centered on beautiful rose gold colored letterpress design. 

We wrapped up the shoot in a lovely open field to cohesively tie together our color palette.  We hope the details and colors of this wedding inspiration shoot speak to your heart just as much as they did to ours!"


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Photography: Amy Golding Photography | Venue: Chateau Adare | Rentals: Rustic Events | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Florals & Event Design: The Fern and Flower | Beauty: Boss Beauty Team | Jewelry: Gem's Jewelry | Wedding Planner: Events By Stacy Elle | Signage: Haymade Shop | Invitations: Rowley Press | Handmade Items: Geode in the Rough | Tableware Rentals: Birdie in a Barn | Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory | Menswear: Friar Tux