Elegant Ojai, California Spring Wedding Inspiration
Imagine being swept up in an atmosphere of pastel, Spring blooms for days, and sweet love. Feelin’ it? Now go ahead and dive into this lovely Ojai, California wedding celebration orchestrated by XOXO Bride, with florals by Idlewild, beauty by Mar, and photographed by Anna Delores for Style Me Pretty.
From the Photographer… Southern California couple Lauren and Justin chose the picturesque Ojai Valley Inn as the setting for their elegant April wedding celebration. Fluffy spring blooms by Idlewild Floral and a jaw-dropping reception setting were upstaged only by Lauren’s stunning long-sleeved illusion neckline Monique Lhuillier gown.
Claire Pettibone’s California Dreamin’ Bridal Collection
Daydreaming breezy lace gowns, wildflowers in abundance, that sunshine glow at the heart of California sea and landscapes…get ready for some serious jaw-dropping beauty from Claire Pettibone’s ethereal new California Dreamin’ bridal collection.
From Claire Pettibone… I love the eclectic style and freedom we have in California. Designing this collection of gowns inspired by my home state, I wanted to keep the dresses feminine but with a relaxed, easy vibe. The bohemian look has always been a favorite of mine…I was raised by artist parents, so it must be in the genes!
For this shoot, we headed out to a Malibu ranch for a quintessential day in the sun. We kept the styling to a bare minimum, just natural beauty and a few fresh picked wild flowers were all we needed.
Effortless beauty is something I think we all try to emulate. Like, “yeah, I woke up like this.” Coachella, Laguna, Carmel…these names just conjure a certain vibe that sounds like a really great party, a wedding that you wouldn’t want to miss!
TEAM Spotlight / Primary Stylist and Hair Educator Kita M.
Welcome to our TEAM Spotlight series, friends! Here’s the scoop: Each month, we’ll be featuring one of our amazing Primary Stylists and showcasing their beautiful and remarkably skilled hair or makeup artistry, respectively. We’ll begin with Kita, one of TEAM’s Primary Hair Stylists, as well as our Hair Educator. With her creative drive and keen eye (and quick wit!), Kita has been invaluable in her work styling brides and runway models, alike. Here she talks about her dream wedding destination and what she would tell her 13 year old self…
Engagement Session Destination / From Texas to California
We may be a little biased, but Santa Barbara, California is one of our favorite destination spots. Not least of all for engagement sessions, as its well-equipt with some of the most romantic settings in which woman, man, or wild beasts roam. This from photographer Rebecca Yale, as featured this week on Style Me Pretty…
Alex and Chris came all the way from Texas to California to photograph their beautiful Spring engagement session in the beautiful rolling hills of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. Alex chose four incredible outfits, a mix from casual to gowns to perfectly suit the gorgeous backdrop of Central California. We began the session in the Santa Barbara botanical gardens exploring the redwood grove and fields of white flowers. Next we headed over to Santa Ynez to photograph in the beautiful Sycamore Allee among the giant live oaks at Kestrel Park.
Hop over to Style Me Pretty to scroll through their beautiful gallery of images from this shoot!
Bacara Resort Wedding with a Lovely Blush and Peach Color Palette
You’ll really want to have a peek into this lovely Bacara Resort wedding, as featured on Carats and Cake; whose color palette was the perfect dose of blush and peach, mixed with cream… and the natural beauty that is the desert meeting the California coast. The result is breathtaking…