If you’re wondering how to make a beach wedding elegant, look no further than this styled shoot from Lavender & Twine Photography, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber, and Rockrose Floral Design. This creative team of California vendors made their way to Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara to put together a wedding so romantic a sea nymph herself couldn’t have planned it better.
From the event stylist, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber: “Born from the Sea” was my guiding inspiration throughout the planning of this styled wedding shoot. The coastal elements of floating drift wood, light and frothy sea-foam, fresh seaweed, and cool smooth sand were all incorporated in the details. It all started when Daniele and I fell in love with the airy fabric and soft details of the Parisian Princess Gown from Claire La Faye, and right away knew it deserved to be the centerpiece of a seaside shoot.
With the gown in the back of my mind, I decided on a diverse color pallet of blues, greys, tan, white, green, and a hint of blush and coral. I decided to use create an intimate “sweetheart table” for the bride and groom, creating a tablescape from trinkets and vintage silver goblets that looked like they could have been plucked from the sea. The ladies at Rockrose created a spectacular arrangement in a hand-carved walnut wood bowl for the centerpiece that brought everything together. Everything from the delicate invitation suite and the three-tiered cake brushed with the perfect shade of blue, to the stunning headpieces you see on the bride and the cake came together and brought the entire vision to life.
Shoot Location: Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara, CA / Photographer: Lavender & Twine Photography / Event Styling and Coordination: Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber / Floral Design: Rockrose Floral Design / Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye / Headpiece: Melinda Rose Design / Hair and Makeup: Crystal Huber / Wedding Cake: MJB Cakes / Chairs: HeartStone Vintage Rentals / Wedding Invitation Suite: Umama