Today’s bride has the luxury of not feeling like she has to do what has always been done. So feel free to to express yourself throughout your planning. Start with the classic touches you want to use (like a tux) and then mix with elements that reflect your style (like a modern dress) – and let the magic begin! Here is a wonderful example of this way of blending of elements:

From the photographer:
The design for this recent Southern California workshop was understated and stunning. The details were kept to a minimum to allow the gorgeous setting and the thoughtful pieces to shine. The clean silhouette and flowing softness of the dress beautifully complemented the modern architecture of the venue. The combination of the minimal details of the shoot, the venue’s clean lines, and the rugged hills of the Malibu canyons came together to create a breathtaking inspiration shoot!

Photography Elaine Chang | Styling Joy Proctor Design | Dress Musat | Makeup Nyrie Aitken | Venue Malibu Rocky Oaks Estates | Workshop Host Donny Zavala | Stationery Paper Birch | Rentals and Tabletop The Tent Merchant  | Linens La Tavola Linen | Design Assistant Camilla Loving | Tuxedo Mr. Tuxedo | Shoes Joy Proctor for Bella Belle | Models Nick Bracewell & Erin Marquez | Workshop Sponsors Photovision PrintsFuji FilmMastin Labs


Featured Used Wedding Dresses: Favorite Finds

Each week, we'll be rounding up our favorite used wedding dresses that have been listed through Once Wed. Keep an eye out for designer gems by the likes of Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham and Vera Wang. Your dream dress just might be in this group!