We are ending off the week with this California coastal engagement session captured on film by Olivia Richards Photography. Sutro Park in San Francisco at sunset makes a dreamy backdrop for this sweet couple’s shoot. The bride’s white cotton dress is the perfect complement to the rocky coast and soft blue waters. The photographer put together a simple rustic bouquet that completes the effortlessly chic look.
Film Scans | Little Film Lab
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Lots of gold and sequins in today’s glam winter wedding from B. Jones Photography. I love that they had a hot cocoa bar and chose to do a milk and cookies toast instead of a champagne toast. Such a great idea for a cold winter wedding!
Our colors centered around gold with touches of blush throughout. My goal was to create as classic and elegant of a style as possible. We decided to go with Rosehill because of the giant windows in the front that made it feel like you were outdoors without risking the northwest rain/weather. We tried to include as many personalized details as possible. All of the signs were hand done either by me, the bride, or by our talented friend, Aubrey Hansen, who also designed the invitation and coffee sleeves.
The handle on my bouquet was made from materials from my dress. Our seamstress took some of the scraps after we altered it and gave them to my florist who wrapped them around my bouquet. I absolutely loved it! I also pinned on a custom monogrammed locket from Stella & Dot that had our wedding monogram on it and put a picture of my grandparents from Indiana who could not be there with us.
One of my favorite moments was opening our wedding day presents we got each other. My husband will be deploying shortly so I decided to get him a custom dog tag with my fingerprint engraved on it so that he could keep me close to his heart at all times. I secretly wanted one as well but didn’t want to mention anything and ruin my surprise. We know our jeweler (Forge Jewelry Works) personally and both him, Shawn, and my mother helped Nick also create a custom dog tag with his fingerprint on it for me. So now even though we will be thousands of miles apart, we will always have a piece of each other together.
I also loved the braiding ceremony we had. We opted for a braiding ceremony instead of a unity candle because we wanted to symbolize not only our lives coming together as one but also our two families coming together as well, all centered around God. We have a talented friend from our church, Dewey Henderson, who is a calligrapher who graciously donated this custom piece for our wedding. We will be hanging it in our home as a daily reminder of our commitment to one another and our wonderful day with family and friends.
My father built the backdrop for the ceremony and reception. I wrote all of the signs out in the hallway, the “program”, our love story, and the guest book signs. Aubrey Hansen designed the invitations, coffee sleeves, and wrote the signs inside the reception from the cookies and hot cocoa bar. Carolyn Pittsford designed the swag that went on top of the backdrop. Nick and I created our favor together, a pinecone fire starter. We hand dipped and hand strung the wick for all the pinecones, created the sticker, and with the help of the bridal party and family, bagged them up and put them together.
We also opted for a milk and cookies toast instead of a champagne toast. Kate Head made all of the cookies for the toast from scratch; I loved the heart shapes! The toasts were definitely a highlight. What a blessing to be surrounded by such amazing and supportive people. We are blessed!
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