I have to say that these past few weeks have really become fidgety as the fall season is slowly making its way into Boston. The hard weather, riding boots, the apple cider… Just bring it on! So much for this when this pretty thing landed on me and it suddenly changed everything in an instant. Let’s just be honest here, can’t you just wish for the summer weather to stay a little bit longer when you look at these images made by Amber Campbell. Just feel the warm breeze of the air as depicted in this Summerland shoot when you click here.
From Jill And Co. Events… The county of Santa Barbara has some of the most inspiring beaches off the coast and Summerland posed a perfect site for the photo shoot due to its charming Bohemian seaside. Amber has capture everything on film to perfection and it was such a refreshing feel from most of the digital details that I see. On the other hand, Elan Event Rentals have included stunning pieces to enhance the natural beauty of the place such as sweetheart table, cocktail tables, and a lounge space. All of the furniture used was made out of repurposed tea fences, recycled boats, and driftwood. They were all fitting for the beach shot.
The country and town table top pieces were placed parallel to each other along with plates made from clear glass to allow the natural elements to shine through. On the other hand the Dragonfly flatware matches the tall backs of the chairs surrounding the table to give off a sense of uniformity. For the floral elements, we wanted to have something fresh for the shoot so we collected succulents with air plants, but also having a hint of orange blooms to contrast the gloomy June weather that’s often seen in Santa Barbara. Beyond the conventional bouquets and boutonnieres, we also love the head piece that Anna had made for our bride for the day. We really wanted this piece to stand out with all the air plants and other blooms and it really was. This is really a fun item that brides can use in case they want to have more than one look for the wedding but lack the budget to buy a second dress. You can always make a quick change from the ceremony to the reception just by changing your hairstyle or adding a headpiece such as the one being used in the photo shoot. Brass has always been a great metal to work with and I want to see along with the tiers of the wedding cake.
T.E.A.M. Hair and Makeup did a magnificent job of maintaining the natural look of the model by putting light makeup. Her hair began as a beautiful braid that captured her entire face like a frame and it created natural waves when it was let down. It really complimented the headdress. Stone Cold Fox’s Bridal pieces were also being used in the shoot and they prove to be an integral part on most of the images. There are a lot of brides out there that wanted to have a romantic wedding even if the conventional bridal dresses are just simply not made for them. These pieces are made to fit especially during outdoor type of weddings. It was indeed a perfect shoot for the summer and we’re glad to do this with a magnificent team of vendors who turned this photo shoot into a success.
Event Design: Jill & Co. Events | Location: Summerland Beach | Tabletop Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals | Cake: Your Cake Baker | Hair and Makeup: T.E.A.M Hair and Makeup | Dress: Stone Cold Fox |
Consider this feature as your postcard from Paris through the beautiful place of San Francisco. It’s a snapshot of stunning, French inspired creations made by L’Relyea Events with floral arrangements provided by Max Gill Design, the prettiest of paper goodies courtesy of Little Words, modeling duties by Katie Nash, and the many glamorous and gorgeous images. And if you’re in the mood to have a mini photo shoot of your own, take a look at these nice photos at the gallery with plenty of stunning details. It’s full of champagne towers, macaron delights, and blush shaded details all rolled into a perfect day of photo shoot. See all the images when your click here.
From the photographer… The city of Paris is my home. I moved in to California over the course of time, but Paris will always remain a place next to my heart. When I walk around the City Hall at San Francisco, the architectural design of the building strongly reminds of my home town. I can imagine the Les Tuileries gates along with the stunning gardens and the magnificent structural design. Lindsey also has an overwhelming love for Paris. When we collaborated for a photo shoot, we thought of making an ultimate romantic wedding that we would hope to see in Paris. The scooter detail was a must for the shoot as well as the table set for two, the macarons, the whimsical dress, the “Thank You” postcards that contained classical images of Paris, the cakes, and the floral arrangements that was made by Max Gill Design. All of these details were essential in depicting a natural feel of the Parisian mood. We wanted to imbibe the distinct romantic essence of the place even though everything was taken in here. All of the details added represent the typical things that you see in Paris, so they should all be included in the pictures to create that certain European style that you can only seen in the city of Paris. The photo shoot went and everything was taken on film. We had such a great time working with the team and everything went smoothly as possible. And as a result, all of the photos came out as perfect as they were expected to be. The stylish Parisian elements really exude the unique romantic feel of the place as if we have taken all the shots in the city of love itself. Truly, we can say that we had a “la vie en rose” for a day and really enjoyed it.
From Lindsey Relyea… My inspiration from the shoot was derived from my obsession of France as well as my engagement in Paris which happened just recently. I see the hints of French and Parisian influence here in North Carolina through their romantic gardens and dramatic architectural designs. I wanted to highlight the use of soft pastels during the photo shoot to add a touch of sophistication and have fun the way the French way. The city hall in San Francisco was truly a remarkable backdrop for the whole activity though nothing could top the Eiffel Tower.
I dreamed of having a wedding in Paris with the Eiffel Tower on the background, strolling through the Jardin de Luxemburg while drinking champagne, and riding off the sunset with our Vespa scooters and on our way to the gardens for dinner.
Wedding Gown: Novella Bridal | Cake Designer: Cake Coquette | Event Stylist and Design: L’Relyea Events | French Macarons: Dominique Sweets | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Makeup and Hair : Katie Nash | Models: Dara Kain and Alex Eckhart | Paper Artisan: Three Little Words