almond orchard inspiration shoot

For a very limited window of just a couple weeks, the almond orchards in the California central valley bloom with a stunning display of millions of tiny white flowers.  The first time I saw the orchards, they took my breath away.  I think I actually squealed with delight as I reached the outskirts of Bakersfield and spotted the first few brilliant lines of blooming almond trees.  I knew this gorgeousness meant the inspiration shoot I’d planned with Vanessa Noel Events would have an incredible backdrop to work with.

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Style Me Pretty ‘s regional California blog featured the shoot this summer.  Vanessa and I were so happy with the outcome of our hard work as well as the showcase on SMP.  I’m always asked where this lovely setting exists, and everyone is incredulous when they learn it’s near Bakersfield.  True story! 

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Here’s the link to the feature on SMP California (though I’ve listed SO MANY photos here that you’re pretty much covered).  :)

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the vendors who contributed to the shoot!

Styling + coordination: Vanessa Noel Events
Ivory tulle skirt: Alora Safari
Cake stands: A Fabulous Fete
Macarons: Sticky Fingers Baking Company
Old-fashioned soda + candy: Rocket Fizz
Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion
Signage + gardland: Yellow Bird Yellow Beard
Florist: House of Flowers, LA Flower Market

  • http://www.adventuresinanalog.blogspot.com/ Jessica

    This is so incredibly beautiful! Its like a fairy tale! wow. Such a great job by everybody involved!
    http://www.thisanalogadventure.com

  • SimplyEvani

    This is one of my favorite shoots of yours! Incredible scenery.

  • Rima Sagala

    oh lord it’s soooo pretty. i would LOVE to throw my wedding there. Really do not need any more decorations that the blossoms itself! gaaah. When do they bloom? for how long?

    • emily_annadelores

      Hey Rima! They bloom for maybe two weeks max? Late February/early March.

  • http://heyweddinglady.com/ Hey Wedding Lady

    I can barely handle how beautiful this is! The almond orchard makes such a dreamy setting – love this shoot!

    • emily_annadelores

      Thanks! It’s such a stunning backdrop. :)

  • http://www.lemagnifiqueblog.com/ Damaris Mia@ Le Magnifique Blo

    This is beautiful!

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