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Valentine’s Day
Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for Mon Soleil Weddings as seen on 100 Layer Cake

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For this custom editorial for Mon Soleil Weddings, I was inspired by the concept of intersecting circles, or how two individuals, overlap and become one during the marriage ceremony. For the color story, I naturally looked to Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, and chose the classic combination of pink and red. I added in hints of salmon, peach, and burgundy to add a little sophistication and depth to the palette. To incorporated the circle motif and the colors, Chasing Linen, the invitation designer, used circles of pink and red to symbolize the two halves of the couple. And at ceremony, I made floating floral circles with the two center circles perfectly intersecting right above the couple as they said “I do.”

For the bride’s bouquet, I couldn’t help myself, and I made it slightly heart-shaped and arranged the flowers to modulate from red to pink, left to right. And for the bride herself, it was all about that slinky, silver, Versace dress from Gossamer. Paired with traditional pearls and insane ruby drop earrings from 33 Jewels, the look was decidedly sexy. For the groom, I chose a dapper black suit by Stitch & Tie  and designed a burgundy boutonniere of chocolate cosmos and astrania.

On the table, La Tavola Linen’s luxurious light pink velvet linen provided a neutral background to pop the intense red in the flowers. I used three brushed gold trays to create a “runner” on the table to hold centerpieces, pillar candles, bud vases and loose blooms. For the floral arrangements I used red ranunculus, light pink nerine lilies, burgundy and pink orchids, upright burgundy amaranthus, calla lilies, and peach hyacinth. All were arranged in simple white, matte, pottery containers from Porch. For the menu, Chasing Linen silkscreened the text on to the actual napkins. And a subtle circle pattern on the plates and charges from Theoni Collection further drove home the circle theme.

For the wedding cake by Lele Patisserie, I made a circle topper out of simple gold wire from the hardware store. I simply wrapped the wire around a water bottle and used needle-nose pliers to twist the ends off. Then I accented the cake with more pink nerine lilies and red ranunculus.

Finally, the couple made their getaway in a chic, silver, Jaguar. You can see more of this shoot on 100 Layer Cake right here.

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Lace Wedding InspirationPortfolio Shoot for Jeanni Dunagan Photography
as seen on Style Me Pretty

The sweet Jeanni Dunagan was an attendee at my first workshop and a year later she booked me to create this wedding styled shoot. 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