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Heavenly Wedding Inspiration with a Floral Swing

Wedding Design

Gauzy and dreamy, this Avec L’Amour Photography and Delighted Images shoot is the bee’s knees. Thuy from Avec L’Amour Photography orchestrated the fine details of the shoot and went for a romantic, carefree, and innocent setup, with the sweetest floral swing we’ve seen. Pineapple Petals Studio added to the mix by having heaps and heaps of the prettiest pink fleurs: bougainvillea, roses, tulips, and peonies, to name a few. We can never resist falling for an ultra-feminine shoot like this one!

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From the photographer and event designer, Avec L’Amour Photography: California has a natural, golden beauty that is, in one aspect, so harsh, yet also so mesmerizing. The Bay Area is surrounded by golden hills that are often untouched, but only an arms length away. We, a group of Bay Area creative wedding professionals, decided to take a mid-season respite and refill our creative cup with a dream shoot that features some new and different things with which to inspire our clients. This shoot was photographed on both film for its dreamy qualities and digital for expediency. We combined the mediums in this gallery to show brides the seamless blending of hybrid photography, which allows for both cost effective services and true film range.

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Before iPads and Pokemon GO, tree swings and warm afternoon breezes were one of the best memories of childhood summers. The quintessential symbol of carefree and happy, we incorporated a handmade rope swing with gorgeous vining bougainvillea and passion flower as a focal point for our model. To round out the look, we added vintage lanterns styled with tree of heaven clusters and more bougainvillea. Finding a hill with a lone, sturdy oak tree to provide an arm and canopy was the finishing touch that made it all feel romantic and heavenly!

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The model’s pink champagne two piece dress is perfectly elegant yet playful with the beaded, French vintage inspired cropped camisole and a skirt made of layers upon layers of soft, lightweight tulle. Her light coverage, natural makeup look and loosely arrange low up-do accented with gorgeous handmade hair pieces gives her an organic, effortless look of beauty. Two bouquets were made to compliment this bride’s look — a sweet, but understated romantic arrangement and a more vibrant and textured bouquet. Both looks use the same color family, but feature different levels of vibrancy. Similarly, the menu and invitations showcase a watercolor floral scheme with gold flecked hand lettering to update traditional wedding paper design.

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The tablescape is the real life embodiment of our vision of a perfect romantic dinner al fresco. Vintage French bistro chairs were given romantic flare when adorned with olive leaves and budding olives, while delicate, paper thin fuchsia bougainvillea added a feminine touch. The overflowing centerpiece of loosely arranged varieties of roses, tulips, tree of heaven, raspberries, and sweet peas made the rosé wine and lavender buds that much sweeter to sip! Because every dinner should end on a sweet note, the simple, two layered cake decorated with the most organic spray of jasmine vines and a single dusky pink lisianthus could not be more enticing!

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography, Event Planning, Design, Calligraphy, and Wedding Stationery

Avec L'Amour Photography

Photography

Delighted Images

Floral Design

Pineapple Petals Studio

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair Accessories and Rings

White Velvetier

Hair and Makeup

Styles by Ann Diary

Wedding Cake

La Vie Douce Design

Rentals

Tin Roof Farmhouse

Model

Marilyn Kim

Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

This wedding exhibits perfectly how to let the sheer beauty of your location shine through. Frances and Ben chose to have their wedding on the top of a mountain — need we say any more? Delbarr Moradi was there to capture the day, with Emily Read Bentley of the ever darling event design and planning company Enjoy Events Co. aiding with day-of coordination with invites by Printable Press — and gosh, we are so smitten!


foggy mountain wedding
Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top WeddingFrances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding
Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

From the bride, Frances: We let our locations do a lot of the work for us. Mt. Tamalpais, where we had the ceremony, is probably the most epic place in the Bay Area. The amphitheater was perfectly suited to a Zen ceremony. Jeffrey rang a bell as we walked in, which was haunting and beautiful in the mist of the forest-quiet. Our guests couldn’t believe how magical it was. The tiny, secret coastal village of Bolinas, where we had the reception, was also pretty memorable.

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding
mountain top wedding ceremony
Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top WeddingFrances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

animal figurine gold wedding place settings

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top WeddingFrances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

My very favorite part was the little gold animals we put on each guest’s plate. My awesome new sister-in-law spray painted about ten thousand plastic animals for me. My lovely husband used a laser cutter to carve escort cards out of wood for everyone. We love Lord of the Rings, so we used a hobbity font, and then he stained them all fuchsia. He also designed and made the table number cards, the programs, and the menus.


Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top WeddingFrances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

book ring holder

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top WeddingFrances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding


Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Some of our other DIY elements were: the ribbon curtain behind our table, which I made myself; all the brass animals and vases on the tables, which we collected from the flea market over the course of many months; and the table runners, which my awesome mom sewed for me. We go to estate sales and flea markets pretty much every weekend anyway, so I started picking up things I thought I could use for the wedding—vases, little objects for the centerpieces, fancy plates for the desserts.


Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top WeddingFrances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

Frances & Ben, Whimsical Mountain Top Wedding

One of my favorite memories of the whole weekend was actually setting up and decorating the hall the night before. All my wonderful Michigan family and some friends did a midwestern barn-raising. I just remember one of my aunts saying, “okay go!” and then within seconds 40 people were everywhere working, uncles were up on ladders hanging Christmas lights, little cousins were assembling foil stars, aunts were ironing tablecloths… it was like an instant beehive of totally focused activity.

Bay Area foggy outdoor wedding


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Wedding Vendors (San Francisco Bay Area, CA):

Location: Mt. Tamalpais / Wedding Photographer: Delbarr Moradi Photography / Day-of Coordination: Emily Read Bentley of Enjoy Events Co. / Wedding Dress: Coan Couture / Bride’s Headband: Mignonne / Bride’s Earrings: Renna / Bride’s Velvet Bed Jacket: Lacis / Groom’s Suit: Maxwell’s Clothiers / Groom’s Shirt and Tie: Sean / Makeup: Paige Howie / Hair: Diane Beaver of Solid Gold Salon / Wedding Flowers: Ingrid Shoemaker of Blume Designs / Wedding Caterer: Sage Catering / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes / Stationery: Printable Press