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Plum & Oak Photo

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this beautiful Plum & Oak Photo collaboration with Kelsey Rae Designs and Carla Kayes Floral Design. The old world feel of the venue, the moodiness of the photos and the shoot altogether, and how much this reminds me of an 19th-century romantic novel are a few of the things I adore so much about it. The big topic of this whole shoot, though, is that stunning agate-designed cake by Sweet Cheeks Bakery. Agate is popping up everywhere and I’m glad it’s found a spot with weddings. Use them as table numbers, decorate your floral table runner with agate colors that stand out, or like this shoot, plant them onto your wedding cake.

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Kelsey Rae Designs: The second I stepped foot on Vista Valley Country Club, I could just feel how special it was. It has an old world charm that makes it super unique, and now one of my favorite venues in San Diego County. Instinctively, Elyse of Plum and Oak Photo and I wanted to do a shoot that showcased the unexpected. As with most things we do together, the idea clicked right away for both of us. We looked at each other and said, let’s go moody and bring in agate and other things you wouldn’t think would be in this type of romantic setting.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding invitations - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding photography - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

lace wedding dress sleeve - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

grooms boutonniere - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

oversized leaf bouquet - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

romantic bouquet - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

The edginess of our groom model and the captivating look of our bride model tied the shoot together. The florals were carefully crafted by Carla Kayes Floral Design and just plain insane. In an effort to splatter the dinner plates, Carla taught me a cool trick of using a paint brush to carefully splatter paint on the surface of the plates. They turned out great! She also lent the most beautiful taper candles that we set up on the fireplace which really tied together the whole look. Our bride curled her own hair and wore a gorgeous BHLDN gown. She had her make up done by The Bridal Artist Agency, and looked like a total babe. The stationery pieces by Goodheart Design were ridiculously perfect. She is just too cool. And to top it off, the crazy talented Sweet Cheeks Bakery created a cake adorned in edible agate pieces that just knocked me off my feet. They looked so real it totally fooled me. The vision in my head was brought to life better than I could have even dreamt up!

modern agate place setting - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

moody wedding inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

romantic centerpiece - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

agate place card - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

agate wedding cake - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

Moody Agate Wedding Inspiration - photo by Plum and Oak Photo http://ruffledblog.com/moody-agate-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Plum & Oak Photo

Event Styling and Design

Kelsey Rae Designs

Floral Design

Carla Kayes Floral Design

Venue

Vista Valley Country Club

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair and Model

Kayley Vandenberg, Hair by Kayley

Makeup

Bridal Artist Agency

Desserts

Sweet Cheeks Baking

Stationery and Calligraphy

Goodheart Design

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