Welcome to Southern California Bride + A Nautical Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Welcome to Southern California Bride! 
After over half a year of hard work and planning for this brand new local blog, I'm excited to finally share it with all of you! This blog has been a long time coming. I had the idea of creating a local blog early last year but didn't jump on it because I was already managing another blog, Le Magnifique. But the idea of starting a local blog kept coming back over and over again and then late last year, I decided to finally take the plunge and start a local blog. 
I could not have done this without the support of my friends and family and fellow friends in the industry. Well, without further adieu.... welcome to the Southern California Bride! Please feel free to browse around this site and explore all the neat things we have for our readers. Here on SCB, you can find a curated list of some of the best vendors in Southern California. You can also find things to do & local happenings anywhere from San Luis Obispo to San Diego - this is a list that will be frequently updated. If you're a photographer and would like to have your work published here on SCB, you can find details on how to submit here. And lastly, you can follow us on the following social media outlets: Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

The shoot you see here today was nearly 5 months in the making. I knew that when I launched SCB, I wanted a beautiful shoot to feature - one that encompassed a Southern California bride. I contacted an event planner I featured on Le Magnifique and with her help and expertise, we were able to create the perfect vision for this shoot. We brought on some of the most talented SoCal vendors (most who are SCB vendors) and they did such an amazing job bringing our vision to life. It turned out better than I could have ever imagined and I'm so excited to finally share the images from this shoot! Don't forget to watch the video at the end :). Enjoy!

#nautical wedding inspiration // photo by http://9nl.be/sarahsotro // bouquet by http://9nl.eu/bellabloomforaldesign

And check out the awesome video that our talented vendor, Miguel Garcia Studios created for us:

Photographer: Sarah Sotro | Event Planner & Creative Assistant: Hylah White Special Events | Florals: Bella Bloom Floral Design | Bridal Boutique: Love and Lace Bridal Salon & Tailor | Wedding Dress Designer: Kelly Faetanini | Hair & Make-up: Beach Bridal Beauty | Videography: Miguel Garcia Studios | Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio | Groom's Suit: Friar Tux | Rentals (table, chairs, flatware, and glassware): Top Quality Party Rentals | Linens: Designer Specialty Linens | Venue: Private Estate in Malibu (For Inquiries please contact H. White Special Events) | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Nordstrom Wedding Shop // Knot: Mystic Knotwork // Ribbon: Tangled Lair