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.

White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

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.

Berry Toned wedding stationery invitations with pink paper and hand torn edges with calligraphy, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Berry Toned wedding stationery invitations with pink paper and hand torn edges with calligraphy, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Berry color pink burgundy velvet octagon ring box by Voeu du Coeur and ribbon from Tono and Co, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyHanging escort card display on pink paper with calligraphy, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Hanging escort card display on pink paper with calligraphy, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Hanging escort card display on pink paper with calligraphy, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Bridal Bouquet

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.

Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Full length portrait of bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

 

Reception Table

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.

Burgundy velvet chair and bouquet with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

 
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.

White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

 
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.

White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, place setting with light pink plate and wine glass with a neutral charger with stars, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Taper candles on White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, place setting with light pink plate and wine glass with a neutral charger with stars, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWhite linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, placesetting with light pink plate and wine glass with a neutral charger with stars, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWhite linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, placesetting with light pink plate and wine glass with a neutral charger with stars, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

 

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!

Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux sitting at reception table in a pampas grove, White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux sitting at reception table in a pampas grove, White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Natural makeup on a bride wearing a Marchesa long sleeve gown, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux sitting at reception table in a pampas grove, White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Curled soft fine art updo on a bride wearing a Poppy Marchesa long sleeve gown, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Red burgundy ruby David Yurman ring on a bride wearing a Marchesa long sleeve gown, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in The Black Tux sitting at reception table in a pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux sitting at reception table in a pampas grove, White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux sitting at reception table in a pampas grove, White linen with burgundy velvet chairs and centerpieces with ivory blush red and neutral tones, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

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.

Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux holding a seven week old kitten, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux holding a 7 week old kitten, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Cake

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!

Cake table with flowers candles and cake, Textured white and blush two tier cake with accents of gold, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux cutting a textured white and blush two tier cake, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux cutting a textured white and blush two tier cake, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Textured white and blush two tier cake with accents of gold, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Sunset Portraits

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!

Bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux in a pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux in a pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux walking through pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Close up portrait of bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown with ruby David Yurman ring, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux in a pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Close up portrait of bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown with grooms hands around her waist, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Close up portrait of bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux in a pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Close up portrait of bride's curled fine art soft updo in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Close up portrait of bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux in a pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

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.

Groom wearing the Black Tux, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black tux and Bride with burgundy blush and ivory bouquet in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride with pampas grass in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride wearing long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress and ruby David Yurman ring, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride wearing long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress and ruby David Yurman ring, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux walking through pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown and groom in The Black Tux walking through pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown running through pampas grove, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride with pampas grass in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride with pampas grass in long sleeve Marchesa Poppy gown, beaded and feather embellished wedding dress, Pampas Grass Wedding in San Diego on Film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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