The first three words that came out of my mouth when I saw these photos were Oh…My…Goodness! And the next three were I need chocolate, stat. Ok, so that’s four. But really, after looking at these sweet and delectable images, you too, will be inspired to eat a chocolate bunny or two. Designed and coordinated by the amazingly talented Luxe Fete, with help in the paper department by Dragonfly Custom Design, this photo shoot, captured by the artistically brilliant Ozzy Garcia, is sure to have you believing in the power of suggestion. Go ahead, indulge in all the delicious details here.
This is the story of how one amazing necklace inspired an entire wedding photo shoot. Dulce means sweet in Spanish and our latest creation is definitely a sweet one. Inspired by the gorgeous and lush Dulce Bouquet Necklace from Citrine by the Stones it is romantic, luxurious and organic. Every element of this photo shoot embodies those characteristics, just like the necklace. Photographer Ozzy Garcia delivered – - his pictures are pure magic. There is just something so romantic and ethereal about film. I love the emotion it evokes and was thrilled with how our vision was captured. The beautiful bride model wore two gowns. Her first look is an incredible couture Monique Lhuillier gown from Chic Parisien. The deconstructed style corset ties nicely into our organic theme. The skirt, which is silk gazar and hand-tufted, whispers romance – a perfect match for our design. We wanted the bride to let loose a little too, so she changed into a super hot Marchesa white silk dress. The one shoulder dress with braided detailing is reminiscent of a greek goddess. Its very sophisticated and fitting for a luxurious beach wedding and the short length keeps it flirty.
Roses and hydrangeas are the ultimate for classically romantic flowers. We paired them with bronze table chandeliers, wispy feathers and dripping amaranthus, all placed over an antique Italian linen. Above the table, hung an organic and glamorous chandelier which had a draping arrangement caressing its side. After we told Lindsey Luxa of Dragonfly Custom Design about the location for our photo shoot, she sent us a handmade box which inside held amazing wooden engraved invitations, menus, place cards and table numbers. The detailing of the burnishing on the wood is so incredible and definitely would serve as a wonderful keepsake for all guests. I fell in love with the birds she designed and decided it would also become a theme in the photo shoot. Of course in our favorite accent du jour: gold.
The cake is pure art. Dominiques Couture Cakes handcrafted each of the 24 karat dusted gold sugar flower clusters to emulate the Dulce Necklace. Using an existing wooden structure on the beach a sophisticated area was created to house the cake. We draped one section with crystal hanging beads and added a collage of antique mirrors opposite the ocean so when looking at the cake, one would also always see the blue waters. The bride also wore lovely handmade jewelry from Citrine by the Stones. To compliment the Monique Lhuillier gown she wore large hoop gold earrings and a Wonder Woman gold cuff. To compliment her neckline in the one shoulder Marchesa gown she wore draping earrings and large wire bangles on both arms. The bride wore a Cream Puff engagement ring from Ring Finger Studio, a conflict- free diamond jewelry boutique. It features a pave setting three stone ring with round brilliant cut diamonds. I loved the milgrain detailing and the hand engraving on this beauty. The groom wore a unique hammered recycled platinum wedding band.
Photographer: Ozzy Garcia / Design and Styling: Luxe Fete Event Planning and Design Studio / Florals: Luxe Fete Event Planning and Design Studio / Make-up: Judith Prince / Jewelry: Citrine by the Stones / Dress: Chic Parisien / Hair: Keisha Crawford / Cake: Dominique’s Couture Cakes / Paper Suite: Dragonfly Custom Design / Engagement Rings: Ring Finger Studio / Draping: Drapeworks