Sybil + Oliver – Whimsical Gilded Wedding Inspiration

Blissful Bride. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Hand-lettered wedding stationery + endless skies. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Romantic bouquet + gold heels. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vibrant floral centerpiece. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Private estate garden wedding inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) /><br />
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Laughing bridesmaids. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Whimsical + refined wedding elements. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vintage gold beaded bolero. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Luminous lavender garden. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Black + Gold cake | Vibrant + whimsical florals. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Parasol.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Published in Magnolia Rouge… So happy to share this beautiful + whimsical wedding inspiration with you.  It was thrilling to be involved with this group of such incredibly talented vendors… Check out our feature in issue four of Magnolia Rouge Magazine for more prettiness from this spectacular shoot, including images from my dear friends + fellow photographers Danielle & Leah.

Design, Styling, & Coordination by Shindig Fancy  |  Floral Design by Rockrose Floral Design  |  Stationery by Umama  |  Cake by The Sugar Lab  |  Make Up Artistry by Crystal Robinson  |  Hair Styling by Rejuvination Hair Salon  |  Table + Bench by Table by 2  |  Parasols by Bella Umbrella  |  Balloon Design by A Charming Occasion Calligraphy  |  Bride’s Gown by Winifred Bean  |  Bride’s Shoes by Donald J. Pliner  |  Hairpieces & Clutches by Lo Boheme  |  Venue: A private estate in Somis, CA

The Ethereal Bride

Getting Ready.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Dazzling Jenny Packham Gown. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
A bride's joyful laughter. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vibrant Moss. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Veiled in sunlight. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Heavenly florals by Fleurs de Fallon. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Gossamer gown. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
diaphanous beauty. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

I had such a marvelous time up in California’s wine country shooting my beautiful friend and fellow photographer Megan while assisting my lovely friend Jen at one of her recent workshops.  The epitome of grace, she moves as though she floats on air….  So excited to be traveling with her this spring!

Credits: Beauty styling by Jess Wilcox Hair + Makeup Artist | Additional Styling by Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings | Dress by Jenny Packham | Florals by Fleurs de Fallon | Venue: Private Sonoma Estate

Favorite Spaces: Little Bear LA

Incredible interiors at Little Bear LA. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Industrial furnishings. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bloody Marys + Moules Frites at Little Bear LA. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bar mate. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Photos from one of my favorite local gems: Little Bear in DTLA.  If you are a fan of Belgian brews or moules frites, a stop here is an absolute must.  You can check out their mouthwatering offerings here.

I am grateful to live in such a vibrant, diverse, and unique city, and for all of the wonderful experiences living here affords us.  I am so thankful for so many things this holiday, and I wish you and your loved ones a Thanksgiving full of laughter and warmth.

Miette: My favorite confectionery

Crystalline Rock Candy. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Pastry baskets. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Pink sugar meringues. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Heavenly macarons at Miette. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
A sweet exchange... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
At the counter. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

During a recent trip up to the Bay, I made a point to visit Miette, my very favorite confectionery + pastry shop.  Their macarons are otherworldly – if you find yourself in San Francisco, a quick stop at this darling sweet shop is a must!

La Belle Epoque – A Gilded Styled Wedding Shoot

A splendid pair. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
French Chateau Wedding. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Wedding tea service. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
An intimate reception. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Blushing bride. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Gilded ruffled wedding cake. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bespoke ties by Boutaugh. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Kiss kiss.. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Peonie + Pewter. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Elegant antique table settings. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Glimmering olive orchard venue. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful pastel bouquet from Poppies & Posies. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
A secret moment. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Radiant romance.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ever after. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Beautiful bride Aude and her debonair husband Gilles are a such a splendid couple – it was a joy to witness how completely enamored they are with one another.  Everything about this shoot was unspeakably pretty; the florals by the spectacularly talented Poppies & Posies team in particular were simply divine!  In a word, everything about the day was Heavenly.

Credits Models: Aude & Gilles | Venue: Private Estate, Malibu, CA | Make-Up & Hair: Jess Wilcox Hair + Make-Up Artist | Headpiece: Jenifer Behr | Dress: Ivy & Aster, courtesy of Lovely Bride | Bowties: Boutaugh | Floral Design & Styling: Poppies & Posies | Stationery: Paperfinger | Table-Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Confections: Sweet & Saucy Cakes
| Special Thanks to Jen Huang Workshops for arranging this spectacular shoot.