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In my spare time I love going on long walks around my neighborhood in San Diego. Recently, I was drawn to a pampas grass grove that I’d driven by many times before. It wasn’t until I slowly walked by that it hit me to shoot there. I dreamt of this pampas grass wedding editorial and an amazing team of vendors brought it to life. I’m thrilled to share this editorial that was published on the front page of Style Me Pretty this weekend.
Invitations and Escort Display
For this shoot, we used light blush, rose, and a deeper-almost burgundy-berry throughout to emulate a holiday wedding. The stationery featured a mix of mauve and ivory pieces with hand torn edges for a romantic look and feel. Our escort display consisted of hanging pampas grass, some of which was dyed pink, and hand-calligraphed lists of guest names.
Leaf it to Lexi made a lush bouquet with ivory, burgundy, mauve, and pops of greenery. A perfect complement to the reception table arrangements, this bouquet truly shined alongside the bride’s Marchesa gown.
For the tabletop, Jessica of Crowned Events chose a neutral ivory linen so that the addition of the berry chairs would balance perfectly with the centerpieces.
Leaf it to Lexi created lush centerpieces with ivory, red, mauve florals mixed with organic greenery. The table had one large arrangement seated in the middle of two satellite medium-sized arrangements and elegant ivory taper candles. Adjacent to our table, Lexi added a stunning pampas installation to tie in the table to the surrounding environment.
Light pink glassware and neutral napkins paired beautifully with the light pink dinnerware that we laid on top of ivory chargers. The chargers themselves featured a celestial design in gold accenting that resembled snowfall – another nod to the holiday season.
Portraits at the Table
Our groom donned a sleek black tux, while our bride wore an ethereal Marchesa with long sleeves and bow and floral detailing. The movement of the train flowed elegantly in the wind – a feature which I love in wedding gowns. For the ring, I chose a berry David Yurman piece for the bride. Her hair, styled by Beauty Bespoken, was softly curled into a low updo. Some curls were left loose to give the bride a whimsical yet elegant look. They both made our pampas grass wedding look complete!
Oh, and since we foster kittens, I couldn’t help but include little Ty in one of the photos. How precious! A cute little wedding kitten to melt your heart.
Peggy crafted a stunning two tier cake. It’s texture mimicked the feathers of pampas grass and included accents of blush and gold. Because it looks so gorgeous, I don’t think I could ever eat it. It’s too pretty!
Never skimp on portrait time at the wedding. Make sure to put plenty of time into bride and groom portraits. That’s how you get magical images like these!
To say I’m in love with our bride’s and groom’s looks would be an understatement. It’s no secret I adore couture and Marchesa’s bridal couture line happens to always be my favorite – season to season.