Elegant Shipwreck Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot

We have an extremely romantic styled wedding shoot to share with you, with a vintage shipwreck theme! It's dripping in beauty and magic, captured by Mehta Weddings! One cannot go wrong with an elegant coastal wedding, complete with a gorgeous couple, a darling flower girl, lovely table decor, dazzling flower arrangements and decadent cakes!

Here's a note from the photographer on how this shoot came to be: 
Stranded by the Sea, Lost in Love......Only nature could provide us with this breathtaking backdrop of crashing waves, silky sand, billowing clouds, and geometric rock formations. So when we started thinking about a summer shoot, we naturally leaned towards the gorgeous beaches scattered along the California coastline. This picturesque seascape is found along the Southern California coastline at the Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. However, California beach weddings can be underwhelmingly casual. Flip-flops, kahkis, short-sleeved shirts are all great when considering comfort on such a big day, but they tend to take away from the beautiful natural setting that these places provide. This is why we aimed for a shipwrecked theme that would help us create magical images, which would transform the way people think about Southern California beach wedding.Jewel tones, beach glass, and sunken treasure all served as inspiration, setting the stage for this unique vow exchange. 

From the ocean's surf emerges nature's own materials: driftwood, distressed rope, and rare containers, all wonderfully incorporated into everything floral: bouquets, centerpieces, and accessories. To counter the dreary weather encountered occasionally, fall and winter come to mind-on our otherwise sunny beaches, we decided to add a pop of the aforementioned jewel tones into the floral pieces, something reminiscent of the contents of a treasure chest.With ships in the near distance under a canopy of storm clouds, this view painted an ideal canvas to frame the wedding details: the impeccable and captivating makeup, the elegant up-do and flowing curls, the one-of-a-kind exquisite beach glass jewelry, magnificent and luxurious bridal gowns with exemplary detailing, a polished and classic groom's suit, as well as a whimsical attire for the little one, all completing this creative and mystical wedding day.

Putting together the elements was a lot of work, but nothing compared to the actual shoot. We had envisioned an overcast sky when coordinating this project, but little did we know what would lay head. As soon as we started setting up on that perfectly overcast afternoon, the rain started pouring. But rain hasn't quite stopped us before. We decided to put the couple under an umbrella, but the wind started blowing so hard that the umbrellas were struggling. Consulting with the team, they all wanted to push ahead with us, so we did. And as we made it down to the beach, the rain had stopped and the wind had calmed down, enough to shoot without umbrellas, but still quite challenging when photographing hair and gowns. While you can see these effects of the wind throughout the photo shoot, it simply added a dramatic flair to every capture. Likewise, the rain made each of the floral arrangements come alive with natural raindrops. 

We couldn't have planned a better shoot if we had tried. But that's the beauty of shooting an outdoor wedding. You never know what you'll end up with, so you ought to be prepared.We hope you enjoy navigating your way through the ambiance of this intimate venue alongside a display of exclusive furniture encompassing treasure chests, candelabras, and lighted lanterns, all positioned perfectly just steps from the ocean's edge.

Get ready to enjoy this Elegant Shipwrecked Inspired Wedding Shoot, as captured by Mehta Weddings

Gorgeous, right?! I don't know what I love more, but everything is amazing. I love how the beach provides rugged rocks with the elegant decor, the roaring tide washing upon the couple's feet, the vibrant flowers, it's all just beautiful!

Our thanks to Mehta Weddings and all vendors involved (listed below) for submitting this gorgeous styled shoot our way! 

Photographer: Mehta Weddings//Dress Store: Ferndales Bridal//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux Shop //Reception Venue: Huntington Beach Pier//Cinema and Video: Jon Nyquist Videography//Jewelry: Patricia Robitaille Jewelry//Makeup Artist: Stephanie Gardner Hair and Makeup//Equipment Rentals: Sweet Pea Vintage Rentals//Floral Designer: The Dizzy Daisy//