Outdoor Fall Wedding Inspiration

There is so much to love about fall weddings, and this inspiration shoot from Jessica Rose Photography and Foraged Florals showcases much of it, and a little more. We love this bold choice of red gown, the bride’s sweetly twisted up-do, and the luxurious autumnal tones in her bouquet. And more than that, we love the story behind these images. Jessica Rose tells us, “This story specifically is about a woman changing her situation, leaving the familiar and making her way into the unknown. It’s a story that suggests that taking a chance is a beautiful thing, even if it’s a little less defined or predictable.” We think that might be the perfect sentiment for today’s couples who chose to wed, leaving behind the predictability of their lives and moving forward together into the unknown of their futures.

More from the photographer, Jessica Rose:
“When Tiffany of Foraged Floral and I were dreaming up the inspiration for this shoot we wanted to create a unique spin on the traditional bridal shoot that showcased the importance of depth and authenticity in bridal images.  We started by choosing a few words to mould our story around, and the two we decided on were mystery and resolve.  
For the styling, we chose a slightly undone yet elegant look, with colours that emphasized and highlighted the overcast fall landscape of the PNW. We chose a rust coloured Elizabeth Dye gown for its simple cut and the way it blended yet stood out from the landscape, a rose gold raw diamond ring from byAngeline for its elegance and the fact that it felt just that one step closer to nature, and the model for her strong presence and striking eyes (which Beth Level highlighted so incredibly). Each choice was made in attempt to share beauty in its most raw and authentic form.”

Photographer: Jessica Rose Photography | Styling: Jessica Rose Photography & Tiffany of Foraged Floral | Florals: Tiffany of Foraged Floral | Makeup Artist: Beth Level | Gown: Elizabeth Dye | Engagement Ring: byAngeline

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01.13.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Win Your Wedding Photography from Juniper Fine Art

To add a little magic and adventure to the new year, Juniper Fine Art is giving away one eight hour wedding anywhere in the world.

A little more about JFA: We love nature, adventure, farm to table family gatherings, grand old estates, and epic scenery.

Included in the giveaway*:

  • 8 hours of coverage by Leah Huete of Juniper Fine Art
  • 100 prints in a handmade linen or silk box.
  • Online Gallery of high resolution images.
  • Travel to any destination in the world.

*Depending on dates and location, an engagement, or post-wedding shoot may be included. Additional wedding day coverage is also available for purchase

How to Enter:
Comment on this blog post below with all of the details of your wedding day, including your names, wedding date, location and venue. 

Juniper Fine Art is inspired by stories, classical art, mythology, and we would like to know what YOUR inspiration is. Feel free to link to your pinterest board to help us envision your style and vision for the day!

Five runners up will be selected and interviewed by Leah, and the winner will be announced by Valentine’s Day.

Contest ends January 31st, 2016

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01.13.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Bold Outdoor Indian Wedding

We are thrilled to share with you Arjun and Klea’s wedding today. This intimate outdoor wedding mixed Indian, Mediterranean, and American traditions to perfection, with a peaches-and-cream palette that effortlessly bridges the bride’s bold red Indian lehenga and her white wedding dress. In an era of pale pastel weddings, we admire this couple’s use of brighter hues while still maintaining an artful, airy aesthetic.

Want to see more bold and bright wedding inspiration? Here are a few of our faves: a bold and colorful wedding in the city, and this vibrant and rich Mexican rehearsal dinner.

Photographer: Ben Christensen | Venue: The Sage Hen | Flowers: Jose Mendoza of LE Jardinier Vintage Garden Floral | Wedding Coordinator: Erica Ferlito | Bride’s white dress: Anthropologie | Bride’s white shoes: Louboutin | Red Lehenga and blouse: Traditional Rajasthani wedding garb | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewels: All jewels were from Rajasthan |
Catering: Vintage Valley Catering | Lights and DJ: Gagan Virk of Nor Cal Visuals | Officiant: Rev. Rick Tan | Mehndi: Neeta Sharma | Videographer: Kamran Rehman Cinematography

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01.12.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

An Intimate Outdoor Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

For a shy bride and groom, the idea of standing in front of hundreds of far-flung relatives and friends from the long-ago college days can be a nightmare. So when it came time for Jared and Amanda to envision their wedding day, they decided to keep it intimate — just the way they like it. Armed with a short guest list and an amazing venue, the couple planned their outdoor wedding at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, with a  few bold pops of citrusy color along the way.

Read on for more from the bride:
“Jared and I met through a mutual friend here in Los Angeles. Shy as can be, Jared took one look at me and immediately pulled his Yankees baseball cap so low that I couldn’t see his eyes!  He proceeded to ignore me most of the night, except when we teamed up at foosball and destroyed all on-comers. (Jared happens to be an excellent foosball player!) At the end of the evening we politely parted ways. It would take us nearly nine months to find each other in the right moment and at the right time.  I was hosting my first party at my downtown Los Angeles loft. Our mutual friend invited Jared and as it turned out, I was a horrible host! I was completely overwhelmed but Jared came to my rescue and co-hosted the party with me helping to guide the night. This simple gesture really captured my heart and I have been hooked ever since. 

When we started planning our wedding, we gravitated towards a smaller affair due to his aforementioned shyness and my tendency to get overwhelmed with large groups. San Ysidro Ranch was the second venue we visited, and we were immediately struck by its rich history, serene grounds, and incredible scents. (Seriously, the place smells fantastic!)  We knew this was a special place, and we knew that we would love returning throughout our marriage. Since we decided to have a smaller wedding, we were able to splurge and spoil our closest friends and family.

Our best friend Bobby Patton officiated, working with us to create a memorable and personalized ceremony that took advantage of such a beautiful location.  A highlight of the ceremony was when our friends Jim & Sam sang a spectacular version of California Stars. After the wedding, we stayed for a few more nights at San Ysidro Ranch in the Kennedy Cottage before our honeymoon in Costa Rica.”

Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Design and Coordination: Alex Events Inc | Flowers: The Velvet Garden Florals | Dress: Elie Saab | Bridal Styling: Maradee Wahl | Lighting: Rolides | Rentals: Rrivreworks and Casa de Perrin | Make up: Ash Mathews | Hair: Monica Escalante | Videography: Shark Pig

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01.11.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog