The very second we saw this shoot from Danielle Capito Photography and Michaela Noelle Designs, we knew it wouldn’t be fair to keep you all from seeing its beauty. Michaela describes the shoot as “succulents meet Kate Spade brights,” which to us represents the perfect blend of masculine and feminine at Santa Barbara’s Historical Museum.
From the stylist, Michaela: From the moment I heard Danielle mention she wanted to photograph an inspiration shoot full of funky and natural elements, I couldn’t stop dreaming up this succulent-meets-Kate Spade-brights decor. Interior design being my first love, and DIYing everything in sight being a close second, I’ve always loved mixing styles and creating unique details people won’t soon forget. With the gorgeous, teak wood tables and succulents acting as our natural element and the hot pink serving as our funky, yet feminine punch of color, this look became a setting I could envision guests completely enjoying themselves at an afternoon wedding. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum was the perfect backdrop as it boasts beautiful natural brick, a pretty water feature and green ivy, cacti and flowers galore.
This is a look that anyone can achieve, and the crafty brides-to-be will especially love the unique touches. The recipe is simple: Clear glass plates with a patterned plate on top, bright flowers in a funky vase, gold flatware, a variety of glassware, and some colorful cacti for the table top. The baby succulents serve as the name card holders and the guest’s favor. Desiring to keep the feel casual, we created a delectable dessert table featuring an exposed layer cake, fruit tarts and Kate Spade-esque gold cake pops. The bride’s gown, headpiece and bouquet truly epitomize the inspiration shoot’s heart and soul: bohemian sophistication, with an unexpected twist.
Shoot Location: Santa Barbara, CA / Photographer: Danielle Capito Photography / Floral Design and Styling: Michaela Noelle Designs / Succulents: The Succulent Source / Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Headband: Nordstrom / Bridal Sash: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Makeup: Candi of All Dolled Up / Cake: Jen Manuele / Cake Pops & Fruit Tarts: Sweets & Celebrations / Table Runner: Skoope Home / Utensils: West Elm / Water Glasses: Anthropologie / Straws: Daintzy / Rentals: Elan Event Rentals / Balloons and Tassels: One Stylish Party / Invitations, Menu, RSVP & Name Plate design: SS Print Shop