palm beach-inspired shoot in santa barbara

This Santa Barbara wedding inspiration has been in the works for a LONG time!  Selena Marie Events first came to me with the idea of a Palm Beach-meets-California Barbie wedding inspiration shoot late last summer, and the reality of her ideas actually coming to life was better than I’d even imagined.  The zing of color infused into every crevice of Selena’s vision was a breath of fresh air.  From pink pineapples to vintage postage stamps, from The Mrs. Box to a custom-built bar, the entire day was a pretty magical vision.

This is just part one, with our lovely bride Lauren in a hot pink BCBG Max Azria gown.  Part two is with a stunning BHLDN gown (and we wander down the street to the Santa Barbara Courthouse, too!).  For now, enjoy the Palm Beach-inspired goodness.

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Part two (with an appearance by the Santa Barbara Courthouse) coming up tomorrow!

styling + coordination // selena marie events
floral design // margaret joan
garland // la fleur du jour
cake // lele patisserie
rentals // town & country
linens // la tavola
tabletop // kate spade
backdrop // fanciful designs
makeup // blushing beauty
hair + makeup // bliss salon
dress // BCBG max azria (via rent the runway)
shoes // schutz for bhldn
ring box // the mrs box
stationery // black lab studio
calligraphy // perfect fete designs
additional rentals // vintage fayvorites + electric marigold
cocktail stirrers // bracket
venue // riviera mansion
models // markos lomeli zepeda + lauren salaun
bridesmaid dresses // kate spade + lilly pulitzer (via rent the runway)
favor boxes // made with bind
tuxedo // the black tux

tammy & nadav in joshua tree

Happy anniversary to Tammy and Nadav!  In celebration of their first year of marriage, I’m re-sharing their Joshua Tree engagement photos.  We had so much fun driving out past Palm Springs to play in the desert and snap some pre-wedding photos for these two; I’m so glad to have become “in real life” friends with Tammy.

You can also see Tammy and Nadav’s wedding photos featured on Ruffled, and be sure to visit Tammy over on her blog, too!

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desert wedding inspiration in marfa

Earlier this year, in April, Rhianna and I took a creative getaway to Marfa, Texas to attend the four-day workshop of destination wedding photographer Clayton Austin.

Clayton arranged for some truly stunning desert wedding inspiration for us to photograph for the styled shoot portion of the workshop. His inspiration was borne of the African Citrus Butterfly, pictured here:

Clayton also made the bouquet, wedding cake, and the dress (the dress!) himself (which Rhianna helped to sew onto the model on the day of the shoot!). His incredible ideas are brought to fruition with immaculate attention to detail; it was truly an honor to photograph his creations!

Here are some of my favorite photos from our shoot (a mix of digital, 35mm, and medium-format film).

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styling, bouquet, dress, cake // clayton austin
invitations // pigment and parchment
tables + chairs // whim event rentals
camels // texas camel corps
models // brandon + jess scott
film scans // alpine film lab