The sweet Jeanni Dunagan was an attendee at my first workshop and a year later she booked me to create this wedding styled shoot as part of her rebranding. I was so stoked for Jeanni when it got published on the front page of Style Me Pretty. Inspired by old world elegance and a serious love of lace, Claire Pettibone’s stunning designs started as a jumping off point for the design. We chose a long sleeved lace dress with delicate pearl embellishments, booties fromBella Belle Shoes which also featured lace and pearls, a delicate pearl headpiece from Untamed Petals and an estate pearl ring from 33 Jewels. For the ceremony design, I used the existing frame at Sunstone Villa and asked the florist, Laura’s Floras, to create a Dutch still-life inspired “flower painting” inside the frame featuring spirea, delphinium, and roses. French chairs from Barn Relic made for elegant and comfortable guest seating. For the reception table, I chose an extra long gray farmhouse long table draped with a lace linen so the color of the table was still visible. The Ark’s elegant French place settings featured scrolled seating cards by Jenny Sanders along with individual flower corsages for guests. The lush florals in tones of white and green with hints of lavender and mauve featured some of my favorite flowers including, white muscari, sweet pea, hellebore, pieris and astilbe arranged in delicate glass and silver footed containers. And what old world inspired shoot would be complete without a vintage getaway vehicle? Or, in this case, a surrey from the 1880’s (and formerly owned by Michael Jackson) and pulled by Mo, the mini donkey.
Photographer: Jeanni Dunagan Photography | Stylist + Production: Kelly Oshiro | location: Sunstone Villa | Floral Design: Laura’s Floras | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Rentals: Barn Relic | Hair and Makeup: Janet Villa | invitations: Jenny Sanders | linens: La Tavola | | Cake: Lele Patisserie| Jewelry:33 Jewels | shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Male Wardrobe: The Black Tux | Ribbon and Pocket Square: Tono and Co