The Wilcoxes

Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

It was such a joy to photograph artist Jess Wilcox and her beautiful family in the oak-studded hillsides and golden coast of Central California. From the moment Jess and I met years ago, I knew we would become thick as thieves (and we have!). I adore every moment I’ve shared with her and her lovely fam. xo!

Deven + Andrew

a perfect love. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito, CA. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Elegant Oscar de la Renta bridal gown. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Luminous wedding details. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
California Coast letterpress invitations by Copper Willow Press. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Gentlemanly wedding details. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vibrant garden wedding. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Outdoor wedding at Butterfly Lane Estate. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
XYZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
XYZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful beachfront wedding. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
California guestcards. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
XYZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Wedding favors by Santa Barbara Olive Co. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Being with you is like dancing on air... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

So happy to share this spectacularly elegant Montecito affair. I loved every moment of photographing Deven and Andrew’s splendid day under the golden glow of the California sun… Deven was an absolute vision of sophistication in her gown designed by Oscar De La Renta, and their first dance was like watching Grace Kelly and Fred Astaire dancing before my very eyes! See more from this stunning wedding published on StyleMePretty.com.

Credits: Deven’s beautiful gown by OscarDeLaRenta.com, silver heels by JimmyChoo.com, with hair + makeup by DesignVisage.com. Bridesmaid dresses by MoniqueLhuillier.com, with hair + makeup by TEAMHairandMakeup.com. Andrew’s tuxedo by RalphLauren.com. Planning and design by Liz of Central Coast Memory Makers, and floral design by Stephanie Grace. Letterpress paper suite by CopperWillow.com. Elegant event rentals by Town & Country.

Te Waipounamu

Vibrant Kaikoura Coast, NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
New Zealand wedding destination. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
breathtaking field of new zealand lupine... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
stunning pink saltworks fields. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
perfect honeymoon destination: Kekerengu, NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
On the road in NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
NZ Travel Inspiration: Akaroa + Havelock. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bay of Many Coves Luxury Resort, NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
so grateful for this green earth | Azure Isles, Queen Charlotte Track, NZ. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Queenstown NZ Winery Tours.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
beautiful elopement destination... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
cheeky kea alpine parrots. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
The silence of a great expanse | Arthurs Pass, NZ. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
little ships adrift at sea.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

A few of my favorite scenes from the several weeks I recently spent in New Zealand… From the stunning ombre skies of the Marlborough Sounds to the vibrant glacial lakes around every bend, the South Island is a photographer’s paradise: every direction you turn takes your breath away. I cannot think of a more perfect location for a destination wedding! Counting down the days until my return in March.

Destination: Chefchaouen

A call to prayer. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Luminous window light, Chefchaouen, Morocco. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Chefchaouen: the ancient blue city. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan cuisine: chicken + apricot tagine. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vibrant Moroccan ceramics. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Aromatic Moroccan herbs. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful blue architecture. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Chaouen's ancient azure medina. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan mint tea. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Hammered lantern, colored glass. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Tangerine trees in the Kasbah garden. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Indigo. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exotic holiday retreat. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Romantic Moroccan destinations... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Fragrant handcrafted soap at La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Afterglow. Chaouen, Morocco. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Sharing a little travel inspiration to stir your wanderlust… images from the breathtaking ancient walled city of Chefchaouen, Morocco. From the striking blue architecture, the local gastronomic delights, to the fragrant courtyard gardens of the medina, a visit to this secluded mountain village is a feast for the senses sure to delight even the most worldly of travelers… xo