California wedding styled by Alexandra Wallace
When you think of California, images of sunshine, flowers, laid-back lifestyle and beautiful architecture come to mind. This styled shoot from California encompasses all the wonderful things there are to love about marrying in the Golden State, with unexpected style so fitting of a West Coast wedding.
Underneath a beautiful white gown, a bride can don a bright pair of shoes for her walk down the aisle. The bride in this shoot wears a beautiful pair of red heels with metallic details. It’s an amazing complement to the bright, stark colors of the rest of the bride’s look.
The bride is modern and edgy. She sports a pixie haircut and stylishly wears an open-back sheath dress. Sitting at a piano, the bride is surrounded by lovely, low-key luxury.
The bride’s minimal accessories allow her naturally beautiful features to shine. Her smile is just as bright as the color of her dress. Her bouquet is crafted with soft, natural colors. Peach roses, white lilies, and assorted white flowers and greenery are a gorgeous, monochromatic arrangement.
Much like the bride, the additional décor and details in this shoot are minimal because frankly, they’re not necessary. The location and venue is so beautiful on its own that it can truly shine without stylized attention.
Drenched in the sunlight, the bride walks around a beautiful fountain. With gardens on either side, bursting with flowers, the colors of her skin and her dress are emulated by the environment.
Roses, a classic California touch, add a bold touch of color between the trees.
And for a sweet conclusion, a small white tray holds an assortment of white-frosted cupcakes. The simplicity of the confections on the edge of the fountain is sugary sweet.
Sometimes less truly is more and if the venue and location have enough elegant qualities to stand on its own, there’s no need to over-do it. With fresh modern style and the echo of wedding tradition, a beautiful shoot still looks classic in California.
Photographer: Alexandra Wallace
Makeup Artist: Alex Evans Makeup Artist
Dress Designer: Kirstie Kelly Couture
Shoes: Nine West
Hair Stylist: Sarah Healey
Cake Designer: SeaBreeze Cupcakes
Floral Designer:Sprigs Floral Designs
Event Planner: Eventful Wedding Planning
Flowers: Sprigs Floral Design
Make-Up- Alex Evans Makeup Artist