WhenÂ Alea LovelyÂ and Jill La Fleur sent over this cozy-as-can-be engagement shoot, I think we let out an office-wide gasp. Because no matter how many lovey dovey couples weâ€™ve seen parade through the webpages of SMP, nothing (and I mean nothing) compares to the pretty weâ€™re about to feast our eyes on this fine Black Friday mornâ€™. So snagÂ yourself a plate of those Turkey Day leftovers and cuddle up in the gallery right here.
From Jill LaFleurâ€¦ I wanted a cozy fall in love in the fall engagement shootâ€¦loved then pop of color her dress reminded me of the fall leaves. Loved it with her red hair. Natural hair/makeup so as not to out play the dress.
From Aleaâ€¦ Jill Lafleur is wonderful to work with. I had been looking forward to working with her since I met her at a Workshop Jose Villa did in California a couple years ago. The session was styled around fall colors with a air of holiday flavor. The red gown in contrast to the surroundings of the sand dunes , beach , lake and trail really set of the modelâ€™s red hair. Jill accessorized her well with a gorgeous leather vest that made her outfit a bit more edgy. The guy had a very nice gray jacket and hat that gave him a complimentary look, not to outshine the girl. Jill got together a sweet picnic for the couple with local treats for the couple enjoy at sunset before we rounded up their shoot and wrapped them in gorgeous pottery barn blankets.Pin It
When a whole troop of our favorite vendors put their expertise to use, the resulting wedding is a show stopper to say the least. Vendors like photographerÂ Lacie Hansen who snaps a mighty fine image, designerÂ Jill LaFleur and floristÂ Camilla Svensson Burns who can mold rustic into something fresh and totally elegant and a backdrop likeÂ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa that was just made for wedding day feting. See so much more right here in the full gallery.
From the Brideâ€¦ Zach and I met in passing in July 2009 at mutual friendâ€™s going away party in San Francisco, where I lived at the time. Zach flew in from New York City to surprise his friend that evening, and he walked into the party just as I was preparing to leave. There was an immediate and undeniable spark, comfort and connection between us. We both felt it almost immediately. But the timing wasnâ€™t right then for anything beyond conversation; so, we went our separate ways.
Just over a year later, our paths crossed again when I planned a trip to the Hamptons with girlfriends. I wrote to Zach to ask him where us girls should stay, play, eat and sun. After he gave me oodles of thoughtful advice, we continued writing and getting to know each other. A few weeks later, he asked if he could visit me in San Francisco. I was absolutely delighted by his offer, and one beyond expectations first date later, our bi-coastal romance was born!
Over the next seven months, we spent tons of time on the phone and shared several exciting weekend trips and holidays, together â€” our most romantic being Labor Day Weekend in Santa Barbara. That winter I became a rather adept traveler, honed my skill of functioning at a reasonable level without sleep, developed into a somewhat accomplished skier (due to my patient, understanding, talented and handsome instructor), and fell head over heels in love with my husband to be!
In May 2011, we decided it was time to close the gap and that I would move to New York to live with Zach. Four months later, I packed up my life and left my dearest friends and beloved California in search of true and lasting love in the Big Apple.
Thankfully, our transition from long distance to inseparable was more seamless than we imagined it would be. Despite the frantic pace of our lives in NYC, we quickly called one another our best friend and recognized what a profound blessing it would be to spend forever together. Zach proposed the following summer on the beach in Montauk (the most California-esque spot in New York), and the rest is history!
Zach and I fell in love with Santa Barbara area on our first weekend trip there together. We returned as a newly-engaged couple a year later, and we knew the moment that we stepped onto the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa property that it was the place where we would be married. The serenity, purity and natural beauty of the Ojai Valley brought me to tears when I first experienced it, and it will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We absolutely loved sharing its magic with our wedding guests!
Photographer: Lacie Hansen | Wedding Dress: Lazaro Couture | Florist: Camilla Svensson Burns | Ceremony Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale | Wedding Planner: Jill LaFleur | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Grooms shoes: Prada | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Dj, Saxophonist & Pianist: Gavin Roy Presents | Earings: Haute Bride | Grooms Bowtie: General Knot & Co | Grooms Cufflinks & Studs: The London Silver Company | Grooms Tux: Brunello Cucinelli | Grooms Watch : Bell & Ross | Invitations and paper goods: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Lighting and Decor: Ambient Event Design | Tote Bags: Toda Totes | Venue: Ojai Valley Inn And Spa | Videographer : Ram Hernandez | Wedding Rings: Michael F and Co. JewelersPin It
So excited to be a part of this workshop in the charming countryside in the South of France with the talented Sylvie Gil! We are inviting an intimate group to join us, so register today! It’s going to be a memorable opportunity of a lifetime!!
Diese inspirierende Bilderwelt der FotografinÂ Brandi SmythÂ steckt voller Magie und ist so wunderschĂ¶n und stilvoll.
Eine der traumhaftesten Locations in Kalifornieren, die San Ysidro Ranch war Kulisse fĂĽr dieses mĂ¤rchenhafte Shooting.
Diese vertrĂ¤umte Ranch wurde in den HĂ¤nden der fantastischen Wedding PlannerinÂ Jill la FleurÂ zum Paradies.
Wir sind ĂĽberwĂ¤ltigt von soviel Talent und KreativitĂ¤t. Es gibt so viel SchĂ¶nes zu entdecken, zB wurde die Papeterie mit Aquarellfarben handgemalt und mit GoldfĂ¤den genĂ¤ht, oder der auĂźergewĂ¶hnliche Schleier, der aus pastellfarbenen BĂ¤ndern gefertigt wurde.
Und wir lieben die hinreiĂźenden Brautkleider und den atemberaubend schĂ¶nen BrautstrauĂź.
Wir kĂ¶nnen uns gar nicht satt sehen an diesen beeindruckenden Bilder von vonÂ Brandi SmythÂ â€“ sie wĂ¤rmen Herz und Seele.
FOTOGRAFIE:Â Brandi Smyth Photography
LOCATION:Â San Ysidro Ranch
BRAUTKLEIDER:Â Claire Pettibone
STYLING + DESIGN: Jill la Fleur â€“Â La Fleur Weddings
HAARE + MAKE-UP:Â Team Hair & Makeup
SCHLEIER CAPE + PAPETERIE:Â Karina Puente Arts
ANZUG BRĂ„UTIGAM: H & M
FLORISTIK:Â Simply Bouquets
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