November 29, 2017

California Beach Editorial – San Juan Capistrano

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This editorial was inspired by sentimentalists who believe in family tradition. Collaborating with Jessica from Masi Events, our idea was to incorporate heirlooms – such as lace and your grandmother’s ring – with a modern twist. As such, we teamed up with jewelry and bridal design powerhouses Trumpet & Horn and Claire Pettibone. Shot at Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Spanish-style architecture set a romantic backdrop for our California destination wedding.  

While a diamond is a common engagement ring stone, more and more we’re seeing offbeat brides opting for unique colored stones. Looks like Princess Diana was way ahead of the trend! This bold sapphire engagement ring symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness and trust.

Many brides dedicate their energy towards planning the wedding day, and in doing so, forget to create a keepsake for their beloved.  For all those romantic brides looking to surprise their groom with something truly special, I recommend a boudoir photo shoot and groom’s album. As time passes and our bodies change (take it from someone who just gave birth a year ago!), it’s worth memorializing your youth and beauty for your husband-to-be. As you see here, boudoir photo shoots can be as modest or as sexy as you like.

Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, or intend to stay closer to home, you’ll definitely need a beautiful invitation set. Designed by Weeds & Whimsy, this navy and white invitation suite features a custom hand-drawn family crest and hand-painted raw border. Our bride had a classic hair and makeup look, thanks to Page Beauty. Seeking to add a modern touch, we worked with Of The Flowers in Los Angeles to create a wildflower-esque bouquet.

California obviously is a dream location for wedding photography; the light is so soft and ethereal. Yet, no matter what location you choose for your destination wedding, be sure to ask your photographer about “The Golden Hour” for your couple’s portraits.