Happy belated New Year tidings! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and all the best for an amazing 2012!
Have I got a gorgeous styled shoot to share with you tonight, to kick off the first post in the New Year! I have been waiting to share this for quite a while. Now that the craziness of the holidays have passed, stress has calmed down, and I have found time to reconnect with my readers-it's about time to get back into the swing of blogging again!
This gorgeous styled shoot is brought to you by Randi Marie Photography. We are excited to feature her work, yet again! If you missed the gorgeous Montecito wedding, which was the last real wedding shared for 2011, please click here to view a stunning California coastal wedding.
Here's a little note from Randi Marie, and the theme that went into creating this stunning shoot:Water for Elephants, an amazing story of a young lad who finds his way to a traveling circus, falls in love with a beautiful blond and in the end, rescues her and then spend the rest of their lives together… Randi Marie Photography and Blue Door Creative teamed up to create a wedding that would be a lovely replication of this amazing book. Author Sara Gruen offers visual aids throughout the pages of her book to help Kate & I gather idea’s to incorporate in to this styled shoot. With warm tones and a rustic feel, what started as a mere idea turned out to be an amazing wedding brought about from the past; "Water For Elephants meets A Rustic Barn." Brides need ideas outside the blank ballroom to make their wedding one of a kind. What better of a way to do it then create a wedding perfect for the vintage rustic bride? Executing this idea was nothing but ease as we had the best vendors on board that anyone could ask for. We wanted to build this styled shoot to help give brides outside-the-box ideas for a fabulous wedding. Our amazing bakers, Juliana with 3.14 Pies and Megan with Eat Sweets Pastry, teamed up to make delicious treats and the yummiest goods. The fabulous “Print Your Party” did our custom paper goods. We gave her an idea and she turned it in to a dream come true. Sew In Love created the perfect dress for our bride. The florist took our idea and turned it in to a dream. Stemming from the very vintage past, we wanted to incorporate a hairpiece that would really compliment the style of our shoot along with our bride’s personality. Kira, a fun and outgoing lady, was more then happy to be our model. For the name of love, that girl would be up for anything! Daniel, a handsome fella with the sweetest personality, made the perfect groom with his gentle personality and striking good looks.
Behold the beautiful collaboration of Randi Marie Photography and Blue Door Creative, as they bring "Water for Elephants" to life in a beautifully styled shoot.
Goodness do I love this shoot! I love the whimsical use of the balloon theme throughout! And can we talk about the amazing array of sweets? I would love the recipes to the delicious bites!
I do love the beautiful dress this lovely bride is wearing, and the simple yet elegant headpiece. It is stunning, and definitely a throw-back to the vintage era. The classic look of beauty with subtle makeup and that pop of brilliant red lips certainly pays homage to the starlet beauties of yore.
What an amazing collaboration between all that were involved in this styled shoot! Many thanks, again, to Randi Marie Photography for sharing your photography with us, and the incredible details and touches throughout the entire shoot!
Photography: Ranid Marie Photography, Los Angeles, California
Event Planner: Blue Door Creative, Los Angeles, California
Floral Designer: Culver City Flower Shop, Culver City, California
Invitation Designer: Print Your Party, Santa Rosa, California
Dress Designer: Sew In Love Couture, Monrovia, California
Bakery: Eat Sweets Pastry, Santa Monica, California